Allison is a computer programmer, poet and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when language and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Allison was named "Best Maker of Poetry Bots" by the Village Voice in 2016, and "Compasses," her zine of computer-generated poems, was awarded an honorary mention in the 2021 Prix Ars Electronica. She is the co-creator of the internationally distributed board game "Rewordable" (Clarkson Potter, 2017) and author of several books, including @Everyword: The Book (Instar, 2015) and Articulations (Counterpath, 2018). Her poetry has appeared recently in BOMB Magazine and (forthcoming) in Strange Horizons.
Allison is originally from West Bountiful, Utah and currently lives in Brooklyn.