Dashiel Carrera is a Half-Argentinean novelist, media artist, musician, and HCI researcher. His experimental writing and new media explore the intersection of language, sound, and logic.
The author of the novel The Deer (Dalkey Archive Press) and an editor at Conjunctions, his fiction, essays, and other writing have appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHub, FENCE, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail and elsewhere. He studied Literary Arts and Computer Science at Brown University, where he was mentored by Carole Maso. He also earned an MFA in Fiction from Virginia Tech where he won the Emily Morrison Prize in Poetry and taught Creative Writing and Electronic Literature. His literary agent is Chris Fischbach, former publisher of Coffee House Press.
As a media artist, he has won awards for his tech-art experiments from HackPrinceton, HackCooper, and Brown Creative Arts Council. He has released 6 albums on the label 75OrLessRecords and won 1st Place at the WXIN Rock Hunt. He has built collaborative NFTs with Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and served as digital editor for The New River.
Currently, he is a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Toronto's DGP Lab. He's previously conducted research at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard's metaLab and his work has been published in top venues like CHI, DIS, CSCW, Creativity and Cognition, and Digital Humanities Quarterly. His research seeks to find new metaphors for AI in order to help laypeople interrogate AI's usage. His research uses ethnography, art-science collaboration, and systems building. He is advised by Daniel Wigdor, director of Meta's Reality Labs Research Toronto, along with Gerald Penn, Robert Soden, Mitchell Akiyama, and Paul Dietz.