The Dream Journal
Black Noise Sound Journeys with Victoria Rogers

“We will live in the future that we dream of today. Call in your freedom now.” The Dream Journal hosts strategist and designer Victoria Rogers who created several soundscapes in a project called Black Noise with the particular needs and sensibilities of black people in mind. We explore topics including the inequities of dream spaces and how we can use dreams to help you discover your own version of freedom.

We take a call from Javier in New York who asks how Victoria’s dreams have changed since she started the project and a question from Owen asking what’s next for the Black Noise project.

BIO: Victoria Rogers is a strategist focused on how to build a more equitable future for the most people. She is currently working for Alphabet, the company that owns Google, and was formerly the Director of Arts at Kickstarter, where she led the crowdfunding platform’s efforts to serve the cultural community, raising over $9.6 million for 220 projects from over 93,000 people. Victoria holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MFA from Parsons School of Design and a BA from Yale University. At Parsons, her thesis Black Noise focused on inequity in dream space, particularly for black people.

Find her on Instagram at VictoriaMRogers.

Victoria Roger’s thesis is available here and the soundscapes she created can be found at

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on October 1, 2022.


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