Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Digital Media
Comparative Media Studies Program
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Publications and Talks
Note: site no longer updated
D. Fox Harrell. “Algebra of Identity: Skin of Wind, Skin of Streams, Skin of Shadows, Skin of Vapor,” in Critical Digital Studies, Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker, Eds., Toronto:University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2008. (originally in CTHEORY, An international peer-reviewed journal of theory, technology, and culture, October, 2005.) [html]
Joseph Goguen and D. Fox Harrell. “Style, Computation, and Conceptual Blending,” in The Structure of Style: Algorithmic Approaches to Understandin Manner and Meaning, Shlomo Argamon and Shlomo Dubnov, Eds., Berlin:Springer-Verlag, forthcoming 2008.
D. Fox Harrell. “GRIOT’s Tales of Haints and Seraphs: A Computational Narrative Generation System,” in Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media, N. Wardrip-Fruin and P. Harrigan, Eds. Cambridge:MIT Press, 2007. [html]
D. Fox Harrell. “Metalogic, Qualia, and Identity on Neptune’s Great Moon: Meaning and Mathematics in the Works of Joseph A. Goguen and Samuel R. Delany,” in Algebra, Meaning, and Computation: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Joseph Goguen, Berlin:Springer-Verlag, 2006. [html]
D. Fox Harrell. “Speaking in Djinni: Media Arts and the Computational Language of Expression,” in Life in the Wires: The CTHEORY Reader, A. Kroker and M. Kroker, Eds. New World Perspectives/CTheory Books, Victoria:Canada, 2004. [html]
Joseph Goguen and D. Fox Harrell. “Information Visualization and Semiotic Morphisms,” in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations, Grant Malcolm, Ed. Oxford:Elsevier, 2004. [pdf]
Jichen Zhu and D. Fox Harrell. “Narrating Artificial Daydreams, Memories, Reveries: Toward Scalable Intentionality in Expressive Artificial Intelligence Practice,” Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2008, Vancouver, WA, forthcoming 2008.
Kenny K. N. Chow and D. Fox Harrell, “Generative Visual Renku: Linked Poetry Generation with the GRIOT System,” Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2008, Vancouver, WA, forthcoming 2008.
Jichen Zhu and D. Fox Harrell. “Daydreaming with Intention: Scalable Blending-Based Imagining and Agency in Generative Interactive Narrative,” in Proceeding of the AAAI 2008 Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, AAAI Press, 2008. [pdf]
D. Fox Harrell. “Digital Metaphors for Phantom Selves: Computation, Mathematics, and Identity in Speculative and Fantastic Fiction and Gaming,” The Sublime in the Fantastic: The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, 2008.
D. Fox Harrell. “Walking Blues Changes Undersea: Imaginative Narrative in Interactive Poetry Generation with the GRIOT System,” in Proceeding of the AAAI 2006 Workshop in Computational Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Happiness and Beauty, AAAI Press, 2006. [pdf]
D. Fox Harrell. “Shades of Computational Evocation and Meaning: The GRIOT System and Improvisational Poetry Generation,” in Proceedings of the 6th Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2005, pp. 133-143. [pdf]
Joseph Goguen and D. Fox Harrell. “Style as Choice of Blending Principles,” in Style and Meaning in Language, Art, Music and Design, Papers from the 2004 AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report FS-04-07, 2004, pp. 49-56. [pdf]
Joseph Goguen and D. Fox Harrell. “Foundations for Active Multimedia Narrative: Semiotic Spaces and Structural Blending,” Interaction Studies, in revision, 2008 [pdf]
D. Fox Harrell. “Cultural Roots for Computing: The Case of African Diasporic Orature and Computational Narrative in the GRIOT System,” in Issue 11, Fibreculture Journal, 2008. Originally in Proceedings of the 7th Digital Arts and Culture Conference, September 2007. [html]
D. Fox Harrell. “Ghost Values – Infrastructures of Digital Design Conference Review,” in Convergence – The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 9, issue 3, Autumn 2003, pp. 106-110. [html]
D. Fox Harrell, “Fantastic Transformations and Blends: A Reading of Computationally Generated and Traditionally Written Prose Poetry,” The Sublime in the Fantastic: The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL, 2008.
D. Fox Harrell. “Ghosts, seraphs, and daily life under the heavy sea: Cognitive Semantics and Computational Narrative with the GRIOT System,” invited talk, Georgia Institute of Technology, Literature, Communication, and Culture Lecture Series, 2006.
D. Fox Harrell. “Algebra of Identity: Skin of Wind, Skin of Streams, Skin of Shadows, Skin of Vapor,” Powering Up/Powering Down, An International Festival of Radical Media Arts, La Jolla, California, 2004.
We invent new forms of computational culture through an intersection of research and practice in imaginative cognition, computational semantics, and expressive narrative arts.
D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D.[changed institutions; see icelab.mit.edu]
Ph.D. Computer Science and Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; UCSD AGEP Fellowship
M.P.S. Interactive Telecommunications, New York University, U.S. Dept. of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
B.F.A. Art, concentration in Electronic and Time-based Media, Carnegie Mellon University, with College and University Honors, CMU Merit Scholarship, minor in Computer Science
B.S. Logic and Computation, concentation in Artificial Intelligence, Carnegie Mellon University, with College and University Honors, CMU Merit ScholarshipPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society