Past Event

Artists Using Data: Allison Parrish

February 2, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Prentis Hall 632 W. 125th St   Room 320H

"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