Michael P. Allison

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BS University of Southern California; MPS New York University

Research Areas: Virtual Reality; Immersive Narrative; Volumetric Filmmaking


Michael Allison is a professional software engineer, XR developer, and educator hailing from the world of creative technology. After receiving his masters in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU Tisch, he spent a year as a research resident at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program to continue to work on his graduate thesis, experimenting with virtual reality performance art. He went on to work for years as a creative technologist, building site-specific interactive experiences for major corporate clients. Eventually, he spent several years as the Head of Technology at a creative tech firm. He was the technical lead on a wide range of projects, from smart appliance prototypes to experimental retail products to XR experiences for experiential marketing.

Michael was most recently a Sr Software Engineer at Scatter Inc, a startup creating the next generation of volumetric capture and rendering technologies, and worked with NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Emeritus to create an online professional certificate program for Unity-based XR development and graphics programming.

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