"For centuries, poets have used form, rules, and procedure to make language beautiful and unfamiliar. Allison Parrish, computer programmer and poet, will discuss some contemporary data-driven techniques she uses in her own work that that references and continues a lineage from these varied traditions.”
Allison is a computer programmer, poet, educator and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet, with a focus on artificial intelligence and computational creativity. She is a Teacher at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she earned her master's degree in 2008.
Named "Best Maker of Poetry Bots" by the Village Voice in 2016, Allison's computer-generated poetry has recently been published in Ninth Letter and Vetch. She is the author of "@Everyword: The Book" (Instar, 2015), which collects the output of her popular long-term automated writing project that tweeted every word in the English language. Her first full-length book of computer-generated poetry, "Articulations," was published by Counterpath in 2018.
This Artists Using Data series was conceived and curated by Miya Masaoka, Sound Art MFA, School of the Arts