Jason Nelson
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Without really predicting the future, I've discovered a few places where quality goods can be purchased. I'm
also from Oklahoma, but sadly don't live there now. Being a poet by training, I love the way lights flicker and sounds make my stomach all a flutter.

Jason is scared of being hidden. But then so are the digital bits he farms. Certain regulations require his standing, and then sitting, which is just too damn obvious. Sometimes he teaches at Griffith University (on the coast’s most golden of coasts) as a lecturer in Cyberstudies, although the term conjures robots with beaks and hard wired…somethings. If you like this, you love this: www.heliozoa.com.

Sometimes, after nights of talking with friends late into the night, you come home at three or four in the morning and stumble into the bathroom. After a long release of fluids, and the sound of a night’s hard work being flushed away, you look in the mirror. At first the disheveled interloper in the metal backed glass is someone you don’t know. You douse your face with water and lookup again. Still the head and nose and eyes appear strange wobbling back at you with their curious stare. You strain to recognize the person. You clean the glass with a mildewing towel from the floor and still struggle to befriend this other invading your space.

Perhaps that is the way I feel as a hypermedia poet. After the intoxicating experience of creating hypermedia works, I am bewildered by my artistic reflection. Am I, as some ask, a painter? A poet? A sound manipulator? A multimedia tinkerer? I suppose some would say I am all of these. And others would say none. The work presented here for the Ohio Arts grant represents my pulling together art forms, my collage of poetry, image, sound, movement, and interaction. All of these elements are then filtered through the web environment, allowing for a broad audience, a hypermedia gallery for every computer.

But all of this, all the merging of various genres and technology is still too new, too ever evolving for anybody to know in any coherently explainable way what exactly they are doing. And that is exactly why hypermedia is so beautiful and enticing. Sometime, long ago, someone began classifying and categorizing our world. You are a baker, you are a criminal and you over there are a Central American poet revealing the class struggle. While some say postmodernism is mired in it’s own labeling of anti-labeling paradox, it has, at least, provided a generous platform for the creation of hypermedia works. The previous ideas of what goes where, of what poetic technique is helpful for recreating the pains and joys of life, seem silly in a hypermedia environment. An environment where technology allows the artist to cross boundaries and create new borders. Creativity is dental floss is mouse movement.

When I painfully shave the coarse hairs from my face, and cleaning the cream from my face look into the mirror, I don’t see an artist I can place in a recognizable category. All I see are the crooked lines between my eyebrows and the towel rack behind me. I see a poem forming in the exhaust fans loud and louder buzz. The condensation over words carrying the light from a seventy-five watt bulb to patterns on the floor.

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DISCUSSION

Re: Net Art Market


Jason and all,

I've been toying with this idea of selling "net art'.
It seems to me that what needs to happen is for
artists or curators to convince others (companies,
wealthy collectors, etc...) that featuring net art on
their sites is the same thing as hanging paintings on
the wall, or putting sculptures in the main foyer.

Obviously websites, for many, are used as the main
doorway for their customers. So having some net art
work on a site would enchance their image and/or the
scope of an art investor's collection.

But then where would this artowrk be featured on the
site? How big would it be, both in file size and in
screen? Would you simply have it linked off the main
page or have it hanging somewhere within a table?

I honestly feel that this will come to pass
eventually. It will just take a few collectors
spending some cash and promoting the idea.

does this sound feasible?

Jason Nelson

--- Jason Van Anden <jason@smileproject.com> wrote:
> I posted a topic a while ago requesting "payment
> schemes for digital/online art, sucessful or not".
> I got one email back - privately.
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> I have a few theories as to why this topic may be
> considered poison, but then again maybe it was bad
> timing or my choice of title. At any rate, I feel
> this is a vitally important issue so I am giving it
> another try:
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> Does anyone out there know how to sell digital art?
> Examples would be appreciated. If you consider this
> a toxic topic - could you clue me in as to why you
> feel that way?
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DISCUSSION

Speech to text poetics project


Dearest all,

I've recently finished the first few poems of a speech
to text poetics project. And the resulting poems are
PRINT based so I'm attempting a return to paper. The
website below has a description of the project and
links to the first few poems. But briefly: I take
media files (speeches, movies, ambient noise, radio
etc.) and record the audio through a speech to text
program. The program, being trained to my voice, reads
everything wrong and spits out these long single
spaced files of awkward text and phrases loosely based
on the original. Think of it as a translation of a
translation of a translation of a translation

DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

the waves, the waves


A very recently finished work that seems to sadly fit with recent waves.

http://www.secrettechnology.com/hymns/navigate.html

Is it? Anyone thoughts?

Jason Nelson

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DISCUSSION

the waves, the waves


A very recently finished work that seems to sadly fit with recent waves.

http://www.secrettechnology.com/hymns/navigate.html

Is it? Anyone thoughts?

Jason Nelson

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