media prof, bassist, sci-fi author, nyc refugee

writing

I write both fiction and nonfiction, and have published articles in outlets including The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and The Daily Beast. In addition to these publications, my forthcoming books include:
 

  • Science fiction romance A Second Chance For Yesterday (Rebellion Books, 2023, published with Rachel Hope Cleves under the pseudonym R. A. Sinn)
     

  • Popular nonfiction book The Secret Life of Data (MIT Press, 2023, published with Jesse Gilbert)

 
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music

I write and perform music in a wide variety of styles, from jazz to reggae to punk to R&B. I'm proud to have served as bassist and/or composer for artists and groups including Ari Up, Vivien Goldman, The Specialized Project, Low Lily, Hans Nieswandt, Agent 99, King Django, The Rooftoppers, The Tributary Project, and Cheick Diabate. My own musical projects include:

  • Dunia & Aram — world music duo, which released our debut album BEDFELLOWS on GMO the Label in 2022.
     

  • Dubistry — lovers rock meets breakbeats meets soul music
     

  • Brave New Girl — progressive neo-soul jazz collective from NYC

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