Author Night with Dashiel Carrera
Venue: Blacksburg Books, Blacksburg
Organizations: Dashiel Carrera
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Blacksburg Books presents an Author Night with Dashiel Carrera on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Dashiel will read from his novel "The Deer" and then answer questions from the audience.

"The Deer" is a rhythmic, surrealist psychological thriller about a physicist who hits—what appears—to be a deer. As he returns from the scene of the accident to his childhood home, long-forgotten memories flood his consciousness, and he must come to terms with the fact that his past, and reality as he knows it, are not what they appear. Part experimental film, part jazz record, but always lyrical, luminous, and austere, The Deer is a poignant meditation on familial love, loss, and the mystery at the heart of existence.

Dashiel Carrera is a Half-Argentinean writer, HCI researcher and media artist from Newton, Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Brown University, Dashiel turned away tech recruiters from Google and Amazon to pursue the life of 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. His research has taken him to the MIT Media Lab and Harvard's metaLab.

Currently a PhD Student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, he researches how machine learning can adapt educational and mental health interventions to meet individual needs. He is broadly interested in HCI, Social Computing, Education, Digital Media, AI, Participatory Design, and Psychology.

His first novel, "The Deer", is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in August 2022.


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