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.

Discussions (71) Opportunities (3) Events (23) Jobs (0)
EVENT

Holiday Disaster Generator


Dates:
Fri Dec 24, 2010 00:00 - Fri Dec 24, 2010

Location:
Australia

Because the world is inherently fictional. A Holiday Disaster Generator for you to spread throughout the wires.
http://www.secrettechnology.com/holiaster/xmas.html

cheers, Jason Nelson
Digital Poetics: http://heliozoa.com/


EVENT

Scrape Scraperteeth at SFMOMA


Dates:
Mon Aug 01, 2011 01:01 - Sun Feb 05, 2012

The San Francisco Gallery Modern art and Digital Poet/Curator Brian Stefans have commissioned a series of "one pagers", small electronic literature works designed to showcase a wide range of styles and approaches. 
The first of which was Jason Nelson's latest art game, Scrape Scraperteeth, a strange hand-drawn exploration of Real Estate and Madness.
http://blog.sfmoma.org/2011/07/third-hand-plays-scrape-scraperteeth-by-jason-nelson/
And to explore the other works:
http://blog.sfmoma.org/authors/columnists/bstefans/


EVENT

with love, from a failed planet.


Dates:
Fri May 27, 2011 22:50 - Tue Dec 31, 2019

A new net artwork/digital fiction featuring an interactive logoed world populated with 45 strange and fantastical stories of the societal/cultural failure of influential net portals, fast food giants, newspapers, airlines, manufacturers and other oddities.
 
t: with love, from a failed planet
u: http://www.secrettechnology.com/flanet/

Do share and spread anywhere and everywhere into the big broad netasphere. 
many cheers, Jason Nelson


DISCUSSION

with love, from a failed planet/feedback?


I've just, as in a few minutes ago, finished a new digital prose work. And before I widely release it, I'm hoping for feedback from all you lovely art net.art/e-lit/digiart kids.
t: with love, from a failed planet
u: http://www.secrettechnology.com/flanet/
cheers, Jason Nelson

EVENT

Videograph Fictions/ Graphoems Net-Art Launch


Dates:
Wed Oct 27, 2010 00:00 - Wed Oct 27, 2010

Location:
Antarctica

Because yer a gloriously curious creature, I’m sending along this launch, this grand bit riding handshake, a newly birthed digital poem, electronic fiction, net-art oddity.

Videographs build strange worlds through graphs overlaying 80s pop videos.
Imagine Pacman Pasta meets the Dead Eaters via a Videograph.
Or a battery powered President Reagan gone berserk in graphoem form.

Videograph Fictions/Graphoems
http://www.secrettechnology.com/graphoem/graphoem.html

And before you pass out from superwonderitis, please do spread these
oddities everywhere, everywhere.

more cheers than cheers allow, Jason Nelson