hi, I'm Maï Arakida Izsak. I'm a graduate student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). exploring XR.

I’m interested in forming virtual and augmented spaces that enable inclusive communication and representation. I want to help foster a global community that grows increasingly aware of its diverse members through new ways of interacting with each other as well as with our physical and virtual surroundings.

I’ve previously worked as a video editor, film producer, sound designer, Maître d’, and rusty violinist.


maii @ nyu . edu

CV below ~ 



present // New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts (expected graduation: Spring '19)

2010 // BFA, New York University, Film & Television, Studio Art



2019 // A+E Networks & NYC Media Lab Fellow, Multiuser AR & Geolocation Challenge

2018 // XR Researcher, Future Reality Lab at NYU

2018 // Intern, Superbright AR/VR Studio at New Inc.

2018 // Associate Producer, "The Day The World Changed", Tribeca Immersive '18 VR Film, Dir: Gabo Arora

2017 // Assistant Editor, "Zikr, A Sufi Revival", Sundance New Frontier '18 VR Film, Dir: Gabo Arora

2017 // "Toys That Make Noise", MIT Media Lab VR/AR Hackathon Hololens Project

2017 // UX & UI Design Intern, Criterion 360

2017 // Assistant Editor, "Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast", Feature Film, Dir: Bruce Weber

2014 - 2017 // Assistant Editor & Sound Designer, Consulate Film Editorial ** I worked under editor Chad Sipkin on brand films for clients including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, l’Oreal, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren.

2015 // Producer & Editor // "Rinse & Repeat", SVA Thesis Film, Dir: Liz Yang

2014 // Production Manager, "Approaching The Unknown", Feature Film, Dir. Mark Elijah Rosenberg - Sundance/NHK Award

2013 // Co-Producer, "The Heart Machine", Feature Film, Dir: Zach Wigon - SXSW Grand Jury Nomination

2013 // Producer, "Beyond Beasts, The Art of Court 13", Multimedia Exhibition, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Dir: Benh Zeitlin 

2013 // Associate Producer, "The Last Season", Feature Doc, Dir: Sara Dosa - Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Doc, Indie Spirit Nomination