Rebecca Nakaba is a writer and multimedia artist living in Chicago. Using the microscopic and cosmological, she seeks to equalize what can’t be seen and what is too big to imagine with everyday human experience. Having studied as both an astronomer and creative writer, scientific truth is as important to her as scientific speculation and imagination. Her work takes the form of short stories, lyric video essays, live projection performances, and collage; her prose functions as the bridge between scientific concepts and emotional value. She plays with the many iterations of these visual and written combinations to construct storytelling forms focused on creating an empathetic loop between humans and nature.
Her work has been featured in Ghost Proposal and is forthcoming in The Meekling Review.