Welcome to my website! I'm a poet and programmer and currently a member of the full-time faculty at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

(Looking for my old blog? It now lives here.)

What I do

I do research on and make art about language and how it's used and arranged, especially in the context of computation and the Internet. If you want to learn more, take a look at any of the following:

My CV is available on request.

Learn from me

I teach classes on programming, text analysis, computational creativity and culture at the post-secondary level. A few classes I've recently designed and/or taught:

Here's a list of all the classes I've ever taught, often with links to syllabi, schedules and example code.

I frequently teach tutorials or lead workshops and post the outlines and sample code as GitHub gists. Here's a list of tutorials I made in 2016 and 2017.

Get (or keep) in touch

If you want to get in touch, just send me an e-mail. If you want to have my thoughts and opinions in your social media feeds, try the following:

This domain previously hosted a Wordpress blog that I was not good at keeping up-to-date. You can access the content of the old blog here.

Watch me talk

Sometimes I give talks and people record them and post them online. Here are a few recent favorites:

Bio

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. The word game "Rewordable," designed by Allison in collaboration with Adam Simon and Tim Szetela, was published by Penguin Random House in August 2017 after a successful round of Kickstarter funding. Her first full-length book of computer-generated poetry, "Articulations," will be published by Counterpath in 2018.

Allison is originally from West Bountiful, Utah and currently lives in Brooklyn.