computational graffiti:
featuring allison parrish

This episode features the voice of Allison Parrish
as she dives into personal histories, gertrude stein's
hypothetical relationship to computational aesthetics
and methodologies; bots as a mode of post-human expression.

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, educator
and game designer who lives in Brooklyn. Her teaching and
practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when
language and computers meet. She holds a masters degree
from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications program and BA
in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. Allison's recent book,
"@Everyword: The Book" (Instar Books, 2015), collects every
tweet from @everyword, a Twitter bot she made that tweeted
every word in the English language over the course of seven
years-attracting over 100,000 followers along the way.
Allison has held fellowships and residencies with the Processing
Foundation, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU,
and Recurse Center in New York City. She has been invited to
present and speak about work at such venues as Eyeo, ProcJam,
OSCON, PyGotham and IndieCade East. Allison's work as a software
developer culminated in her appointment as CTO of Socialbomb
(a NYC digital agency) in 2012; later, she served as Director
of Software Architecture at Kandu, Inc. She was the Digital
Creative Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2014
to 2016 and is currently an adjunct professor at ITP, where
she teaches a course on writing computer programs that
generate poetry.