I am an artist, digital designer and storyteller dreaming of new worlds

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University in 2022 with a minor in Interactive Design and Media. at NYU I studied the layered systems at play throughout various forms of media, questioning how were the narratives we live through constructed? and how do they influence our everyday being? My research centered artists and thinkers such as Safiya Noble, Ocatvia Butler, bell hooks, Anika Hansteen Izora, Kathy Engel, leah roh and more.

I was raised by Trinidadian immigrants outisde of Philadelphia. Currently living on Lenape land of Bed Stuy, Brooklyn


Eventure NYC | 2023 | click to view
the Black experience, SAIC | 2022 | click to view
planet pending, Ideation & Processing | 2022 | click to view
multidisciplinary love,
What’s Love Got to Do With it | 2021 | click to view
un(making), | 2020, 2021 inactive
precarity of white narratives of storytelling, | 2020 inactive

Research + Writing

dreaming to get free | 2022 | click to preview
a loving archive, can you imagine? | 2021 | click to preview
say their names - how media informs misogynoir | 2020 | click to view

Digital Art

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Algorithmic Botany, School for Poetic Computation | 2023
BS Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU | 2022
Global Media Scholar, NYU Paris, NYU Tel-aviv | 2019, 2020


storytelling fellow, 10A x ZEZE Hotel | 2022 - present
digital manager & events assistant, Lot45 | 2020 - 2023
mediaLab assistant , NYU dept of Media, Culture & Communcation | 2020-2021 | click to read more
graphic designer, NYU LGBTQ+ Center | 2020


un(making), MCC MediaLab | 2020
un(making), MCC MediaLab 2021

Current Spirals

more fairy, more cyborg | 2022 | click to view
Cykofa Story | https://ayanazairecotton.com/Cykofa-Story

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