Jesse Allison is a professor at LSU in Experiment Music & Digital Media. As part of the AVATAR initiative, he is actively performing research and collaboration into ways that technology can expand what is possible in the arts. Prior to coming to LSU, he helped to found the Institute for Digital Intermedia Art at Ball State University. He is also President of Hardware Engineering of Electrotap, LLC, an innovative media arts ﬁrm.
As an artist, Allison has disseminated works and research around the globe through live performance art, interactive installations, virtual and hybrid worlds installations, and paper presentations. Recent performances/exhibits include the Pixilerations Festival, New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME), Siggraph, Techfest Bombay, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), the IUPUI Intermedia Festival, Boston Cyberarts Festival, and SEAMUS. Allison received his doctor of musical arts in composition from the University of Missouri -- Kansas City.