D. Fox Harrell — Virtual Identities (Future of Storytelling, 2017)

D. Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media in both the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, has discovered that the human biases that shape our society are replicated—and sometimes intensified—in the virtual world. To understand and combat this phenomenon, Harrell founded and directs the MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab), which seeks to develop new forms of computational narratives, video games, social media, and other types of digital media that empower users and address biases. Harrell's work investigates how the lines between the digital and physical have become blurred, and how the lack of nuance in digital media can lead to damaging behaviors and stereotypes.

Future of StoryTelling (FoST)

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Humanities, Arts, and Social SciencesSchool of Science
Department: Comparative Media Studies/WritingElectrical Engineering and Computer Science
Career: Arts & HumanitiesScienceTechnology
Object: Video
Collection: Faculty, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present