About Me

Allison Parrish is a Teacher in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She holds a master’s degree from ITP and a bachelor of the arts in linguistics from UC Berkeley.

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. Her recent book “Getting Started with Processing.py,” co-authored with Casey Reas and Ben Fry, was published by Maker Media in 2016. “Everyword: The Book,” published by Instar Books in 2015, collects the tweets of @everyword, Allison’s popular long-term automated writing project that tweeted every word in the English language. Allison has recently given talks on the topic of computer-generated poetry at the Electronic Literature Organization conference, !!Con, Alt-AI, SXSW Interactive and Eyeo. Her art has been exhibited internationally, recently as part of “Electronic Literature: A Matter of Bits” at Rutgers Camden and “Art of Bots” at Somerset House in London.

From 2014 to 2016, Allison was the Digital Creative Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University, and was a participant in the NYU Game Center’s 2016 Incubator program. She has recently been a research resident at DBRS Innovation Labs, a Processing Foundation fellow, and a visiting artist at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU. Her collaboration with Rob Dubbin, “International Jetpack Conference,” earned an honorable mention for the Nuovo Award in the 2015 Independent Games Festival.

E-mail me here. I am also on Twitter and Github.