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CHCI Alumni Highlight: Dashiel Carrera

May 2, 2022

Dashiel Carrera

Dashiel Carrera is a Half-Argentinean writer, programmer, and musician from Massachusetts who graduated from Virginia Tech with a MFA in Fiction with a concentration in New Media Writing. While at Virginia Tech he worked with Assistant Professor Sang Won Lee (CS) in the Echo Lab where he researched the effects of watching real-time writing process playback on reading comprehension and user engagement. His experimental writing, music and new media explore the intersection of language, sound, and logic. His research is broadly interested in HCI, Social Computing, Education, Digital Media, AI, Participatory Design, and AR.

Carrera has been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Indy, released 5 records on the label 75OrLessRecords, and won awards from HackPrinceton, HackCooper, and Brown Creative Arts Council. Currently he is a PhD Student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he researches the role of Art-Science Collaborations in HCI and the AR's effect on memory and cognition. His first novel, The Deer, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in August 2022.

Carrera says his experience at Virginia Tech set him on the path to becoming an HCI researcher. He would like to thank Sang Won Lee and the CHCI for all their help.