Dashiel Carrera

Writing. Tech. Sound.

Dashiel Carrera

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST: Writer, Coder, Researcher, Musician

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.

Select Publications


The Indy, 2015




Select Work Experience & Education


Virginia Tech

MFA In Fiction

Studying fiction and new media writing at VT. Fully funded through GTAship.

June 2017
September 2017

metaLab (at) Harvard

Digital Humanities Researcher

Used data-mining and backend web development to discover novel interdisciplinary department categories among courses in Harvard's archive of course data.

May 2017

Brown University

Bachelor of Arts

Graduated with honors. Studied Literary Arts and Computer Science.

September 2014
September 2016

College Hill Independent

Tech and News Editor

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.

June 2015
August 2015

Digital Bear Entertainment

Audio Engineering Intern

Helped mix and record music at a studio in Cambridge, MA. I am now comfortable with ProTools, Logic, and Ableton.

June 2014
August 2014

MIT Media Lab

Audio Software Engineer

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.

Get in Touch

I am always happy to connect with anyone about ideas, things to build, or just to say hello. Feel free to email me: