D. Fox Harrell

D. Fox Harrell is an associate professor of digital media at MIT. The National Science Foundation has recognized him with a CAREER Award for his project "Computing for Advanced Identity Representation." He is currently completing a book, Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression, for the MIT Press.

GRIOT's Tales of Haints and Seraphs: A Computational Narrative Generation System


D. Fox Harrell considers what is computational about composition, and describes the GRIOT system for generating literary texts.

Phantasmal Fictions


D. Fox Harrell considers how a media theory of the “phantasmal” - mental image and ideological construction - can be used to cover gaps within electronic literary practice and criticism. His perspective is shaped by cognitive semantics and the approach to meaning-making known as “conceptual blending theory.”