Dashiel Carrera is a Half-Argentinean writer from Newton, Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Brown University, Dashiel turned down tech recruiters from Google and Amazon to become an artist. His experimental writing and new media explore the intersection of language, sound, and logic.
He has written for Los Angeles Review of Books, released 5 records on the label 75OrLessRecords, and won awards for his tech-art experiments from HackPrinceton, HackCooper, and Brown Creative Arts Council. Currently, he is an MFA candidate in fiction at Virginia Tech.
His first novel, The Deer, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in June 2021.
Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018
Studying fiction and new media writing at VT. Fully funded through GTAship.
Used data-mining and backend web development to discover novel interdisciplinary department categories among courses in Harvard's archive of course data.
Graduated with honors. Studied Literary Arts and Computer Science.
Edited and composed pieces for weekly long-form creative non-fiction paper. My focus was on composing pieces about complex topics in technology and music in a way that was engaging and easy to comprehend.
Helped mix and record music at a studio in Cambridge, MA. I am now comfortable with ProTools, Logic, and Ableton.
Developed front end modules for Hyperproduction in the Opera of the Future Group. Hyperproduction is a conceptual framework and a software toolkit which allows producers to specify a descriptive computational model and consequently an abstract state for a live experience through traditional operating paradigms such as mixing audio or operation of lighting, sound, and video systems.