Arthur and Marilouise Kroker have included Professor Fox Harrell in their Top Ten for ARTFORUM. Arthur and Marilouise Kroker are writers and lecturers in the areas of technology and culture and together edit the influential electronic journal CTheory.
Fox Harrell, an MIT research professor working at the interface of the humanities and artificial intelligence, has rewritten the codes of computer gaming to combat social stigma, bias, and prejudice, as well as to reveal biographies yet untold—those still unwritten stories about the disappearance of identity in the digital haze of network culture.
We're excited to launch the public beta of our interactive narrative game, Mimesis! In Mimesis, you play as a mimic octopus who has lost her way, and encounters various undersea creatures on her way home. Will the anglerfish help or hinder you? Is the seahorse getting snippy? Use your heart and emotions to guide your conversations with them as you move toward home!
Mimesis allows players to explore a a subtle form of social discrimination. Mimesis engages players in experiences "microaggressions," or subtle everyday acts of discrimination that compound, affecting health and happiness negatively, yet, in their subtleties, are often dismissed.
We hope you enjoy our game, and if you have any feedback that is not covered during the play experience, please don't hesitate to let us know!
"Fox Harrell on NPR speaking about "Pong" and video games"
Associate Professor of Digital Media Fox Harrell spoke recently with Action Speaks, whose podcasts celebrate great, America-changing anniversaries. [Read More]
"Prof. Fox Harrell discusses virtual self-identities with WGBH's Innovation Hub"
From host Kara Miller's segment on "How Social Media Is Defining Us". [Read More]
"Strategies for Arts + Science + Technology Research"
CMS professor Fox Harrell, along with colleagues from the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, have released a key report examining how the arts, sciences, and technology can overcome decades of diverging interests and practices. [Read More]
Interview with Fox Harrell: "How An Artist-Scientist Conjurer Thinks, Works and Lives"
Our thanks to Anne Khaminwa for conducting this great interview with Fox Harrell for the International Review of African American Art: [Read More]
Podcast: Fox Harrell and the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Lab [Listen]
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant talk on the GeNIE project (Sept 2010)
Fox Harrell's profile was featured at the World's Festival on Black Art and Culture in an exhibition on Scientists and Technologists in Dakar, Senegal from December 10-31, 2011.The exhibit was organized by the Robert R. Taylor Network at MIT. The following link provides more information about the international event known by its French acronym FESMAN: http://www.scribd.com/doc/46180856/Dakar-Exhibit-Book