Jason Nelson
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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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hymns of the drowning swimmer


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

DISCUSSION

ASSISTANCE: teaching materials for the digital world needed


Here in Australia I am teaching classes in the cyberstudies program
(griffith university) with Kominos Z. and we are trying to gather up various
teaching materials and the like for our digital art, cyberpoetry, cyber
theory, creting interactivity courses. So if anyone has some good links that
might help. Specifically:

1. Links to essays.
2. Exercises for creative play and digital creation.
3. Links to other courses out there that we might able to contact and share
ideas.
4. And anything else...you the creators feel is important.

cheers, Jason Nelson

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DISCUSSION

ASSISTANCE: teaching materials for the digital world needed


Here in Australia I am teaching classes in the cyberstudies program
(griffith university) with Kominos Z. and we are trying to gather up various
teaching materials and the like for our digital art, cyberpoetry, cyber
theory, creting interactivity courses. So if anyone has some good links that
might help. Specifically:

1. Links to essays.
2. Exercises for creative play and digital creation.
3. Links to other courses out there that we might able to contact and share
ideas.
4. And anything else...you the creators feel is important.

cheers, Jason Nelson

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SUBMISSIONS WANTED: hair stories and specimens


Mariam Stella Loh is working on an installation/web
creation artwork entitled "Rapunzel's Nightmare". A
major component of the work is the collection of hair
stories, anecdotes, poems and actual samples or
related materails (combs, etc..).

So to have your words, and hair included, follow the
link below for directions.

http://www.newformsreview.com/mariam/hair.html

the website for the project is linked from there..

Her e-mail is: marz\_stella@yahoo.com

please do submit as it sounds like a really cool
project.

SUBMISSIONS WANTED: hair stories and specimens

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DISCUSSION

new creatures needing attention


Hello all, it's been so long. My recent move to australia has left me
puckered and tropical,

I thought I'd share some recently finished critters. And ask for your dearly
held comments. They've been in my brain too long and I need some ideas on
changing or not changing. Good or bad or nothing.

An oddly navigated interactive jumble of environments.

Uncontrollable Semantics:

http://www.secrettechnology.com/mouse/undirection.html

And this is a metamorph of a project I created last year called
Dreamaphage....this one is simplier and easier to play with.

http://www.secrettechnology.com/dreamaphage/opening.html

cheers, Jason Nelson

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