talks / presentations / residencies.

artist talks / conversations

Invited Guest. “Afrofuturism: Listening Session w/ Theo Croker.” Elbphilharmonie. Hamburg, DE. October 26, 2022. Read

Panelist. “Co-Opting AI: Music,” NYU Institute for Public Knowledge. Virtual. June 3, 2021. Watch.

Speaker. Leading Voices Speaker Series. Northeastern. Virtual. March 18, 2021.

Panelist. “Afrofuturism‘s Reimagined Tomorrows,” New American; Arizona State University. Virtual. January 27, 2021. Watch.

Invited Performer and Panelist. “Choices & Challenges: Technology & Disability: Counternarratives,” Virginia Tech. Virtual. November 13, 2020.

Moderator. “Where Are We Now?” Remaking the Real, Brown University. Virtual. October 2, 2020. Watch.

Keynote Speaker and Performer. North American Conference on Video Game Music. Ithaca College. Virtual. June 13, 2020.

Invited Panelist. “Cross-Genre Come-Up for the DIY Creative,” South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival, Austin, TX. Cancelled due to covid-19.

Panelist. “Hip Hop and Games,” Game Developers of Color Expo, Schomburg Center. Harlem, NY. July 27, 2019.

Speaker. “Black Musicking Online and IRL,” No Such Con, Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, NY, February 22–24, 2019.

Speaker / Performer. “Mighty Morphing Artistry & Multivalent Art Spaces,” Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh, PA. November 13, 2018.

Speaker / Performer. “Intersections Between the Arts and Sciences,” College of Science & Engineering, Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA. November 8, 2018.

Panelist / Performer. “Alternative Futurisms.” Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars.” Library of Congress, Washington DC. September 27, 2018. Watch.

Speaker / Performer. “Dealing w/ my Feels: Navigating the Future as an Empath,” GaymerX East. Microsoft Technology Center. New York City, NY. November 4–5, 2017. Watch.

Speaker. “On Finding My Voice. MLK Symposium @ University of Michigan School of Information. February 13, 2017.

Speaker. “A Short Talk About Tears. XOXO. Revolutionary Hall. Portland, OR. September 6, 2016. Watch.

Speaker. Soup & Hope Speaker Series. Sage Chapel. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. January 21, 2016.

Panelist. “Being a Successful Nerd Musician.” GaymerX Convention. San Jose, California. December 12, 2015.

Organizer / Panelist. “Walking the Line: A Discussion About Finding Success in the Academy and the Music Industry.” Just About Music Program House. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. October 6th, 2015.

Panelist. “Women in the Industry.” Women Beatmakers Conference. Brooklyn, NY. December 20, 2014.

Panelist. “Women in Nerd Music,” Panel, GeekGirlCon. Seattle, WA. October 11, 2014.

+conference / colloquium talks

Speaker. Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Brown University. Virtual. March 11, 2021.

Panelist. “Residual Noise Conference,” Brown University. Providence, RI. October 23, 2020.

“Community-Studio Politics and the Management of Multivalent Studio Life,” Music Now Series. Brown University. Providence, RI. September 23, 2019.

Exhibitor. “On Boundary Work and Professional Audition,” Making and Doing Exhibition at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. September 5, 2019.

Moderator. “Caucus Sound Studies: Spinning Dystopia: DJ Practice, Urban Soundscapes and Techno-Sonic Intervention,” American Studies Association Annual Conference: The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance.  Toronto, Canada. October 9, 2015.

Presenter. “Transgressing the ‘View’ from Nowhere’: Experiments in Transfeminist Epistemologies and Multisensory Ethnographies,’” National Women Studies Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 16, 2014.

Presenter. “Papa Sangre and the Construction of Immersion,” Ludomusicology 2014: Game Audio Conference. University of Chichester (via Skype). Chichester, West Sussex, UK. April 10, 2014.

Presenter. “Making Music at Southside: The Politics of Community Studios,” New York African Studies Association Conference. SUNY Cortland. Cortland, NY. April 5, 2014.

Presenter. “Audio Game Explorations: On Disability, Gender, and the Construct of Immersion in Papa Sangre,” Critical Juncture: Exploring the intersections of race, gender, and disability. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. March 16, 2014.

Presenter. “Audio Games: Virtual Space & Gamers as Constructed by Listening,” Rutgers Media Studies Conference: Extending Play. Rutgers University. East Brunswick, New Jersey. April 19, 2013.


ORD Camp. Chicago, IL. January 24–25, 2020.

Decolonize Mars Unconference. Library of Congress, Washington DC. June 28–29, 2018.

Kickstarter: People We Love Camp. Brooklyn, NY. October 13–15, 2017.


Carnegie Mellon University. November 11–19, 2018.