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Professor Nick Pilarski’s ‘Fireflies: A Brownsville Story’ featured in MIT report

  • Prof. Nick Pilarski
June 20, 2019

Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Nick Pilarski’s virtual reality videogame “Fireflies: A Brownsville Story” was featured in a just-published MIT report.

The first-of-its-kind publication, which Prof. Pilarski collaborated on, presents interviews, case studies, historical trends, and current issues in the field of co-creation. “Fireflies: A Brownsville Story” is a virtual reality videogame, co-created by Prof. Pilarski, his organization Peoples Culture, and members of the Brownsville, Brooklyn community. Fireflies allows players from rival public housing developments in the Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhood to work together to explore stories, histories, and dreams of the community and its residents. The project was previously featured on New York’s public radio.