Jesse Allison

Professor of Experimental Music & Digital Media
Louisiana State University

Jesse Allison is an innovator in sonic art technology, thought, and practice. His work centers around the idea that computer interactivity, used wisely, can produce new and engaging forms of art. He is the coordinator of the LSU Experimental Music & Digital Media program in the School of Music and chaired the 2015 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression in Baton Rouge. As a member of the Center for Computation & Technology's Cultural Computing focus area, he performs research into ways that technology can expand what is possible in the arts. Research and invention interests focus on computer interactivity in performance, distributed music systems, mobile music, interactive sonic art installations, hybrid worlds, and artworks that can be experienced via multiple modalities. Recent performances/exhibits/interventions include the Pixilerations Festival, NIME, Siggraph, Techfest Mumbai, ICMC, Boston Cyberarts Festival, TedX, and SEAMUS.