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

Call for Art: new deadline: responses to Arakawa and Gins


Dates:
Tue Jan 05, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jan 05, 2010

The deadline for this call for work has been extended to Jan 15, 2010

Creative Responses : The work of Arakawa and Gins has been extremely influential for poets and artists. At the Second International Conference in 2008, a number of distinguished poets, performance artists, and media artists contributed to the program. We invite new creative responses that develop, investigate, explore and inflect aspects of Arakawa and Gins' written, drawn, built and unbuilt works. We can accept creative responses in the following forms: textual or graphic (which could include poetry in any form, visual works and/or image/text hybrids); net-based interactive works (flash, etc.); net-based video. In addition to the web exhibit, University of New Orleans Press has committed to publish a collection of the creative responses in book form.

Proposal Website: http://netpoetic.com/ag3art/call.html

AG3-Online will run from March 12-26, 2010.

NEW DEADLINE: Submit proposals by Jan 15, 2010, with final projects due February 22, 2010.

Proposals should be emailed to and should include:

1. A 100-200 word description of the work, including how the work fits the theme. Please include links to relevant or past works.
2. If the work is already complete, include either a url to the work or an attachment (open office, MS word, PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.). Net based video should include a link to a preview version on youtube or some other location. Do not attach files larger than 5 mb to the proposal submission.
3. A short bio .


EVENT

Holiday Disaster Generator


Dates:
Wed Dec 23, 2009 00:00 - Wed Dec 23, 2009

Location:
Australia

Before these late December days snow/swamp/curl you,
generate your own holiday disaster narrative.

http://www.secrettechnology.com/xmas/creepyxmas.html

cheers, Jason Nelson


OPPORTUNITY

Creative Responses to the work of Arakawa and Gins


Deadline:
Tue Dec 01, 2009 00:00

Creative Responses : The work of Arakawa and Gins has been extremely influential for poets and artists. At the Second International Conference in 2008, a number of distinguished poets, performance artists, and media artists contributed to the program. We invite new creative responses that develop, investigate, explore and inflect aspects of Arakawa and Gins' written, drawn, built and unbuilt works. We can accept creative responses in the following forms: textual or graphic (which could include poetry in any form, visual works and/or image/text hybrids); net-based interactive works (flash, etc.); net-based video. In addition to the web exhibit, University of New Orleans Press has committed to publish a collection of the creative responses in book form.

Proposal Website: http://netpoetic.com/ag3art/call.html

AG3-Online will run from March 12-26, 2010.

Submit proposals by December 1, 2009, with final projects due February 1, 2010.

Proposals should be emailed to and should include:

1. A 100-200 word description of the work, including how the work fits the theme. Please include links to relevant or past works.
2. If the work is already complete, include either a url to the work or an attachment (open office, MS word, PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.). Net based video should include a link to a preview version on youtube or some other location. Do not attach files larger than 5 mb to the proposal submission.
3. A short bio .

The Creative Responses section of AG3 is curated by Bill Lavender, Alan Prohm, and Jason Nelson.


EVENT

Art Game: evidence of everything exploding


Dates:
Fri Oct 16, 2009 00:00 - Fri Oct 16, 2009

Excuse the resend.......various glitches fixed.....

Evidence of Everything Exploding
http://www.secrettechnology.com/explode/evidence.html

A new art/poetry game from the creator of "game, game, game and again game
and I made this. You play this. We are enemies." Using documents, both historical and little-known from NASA, James Joyce, Dadaism, Neil Gaiman, Fidel Castro, the Pizza Box Patent and many others, the game explores those strange moments where history turns or doesn't, where unusual forces collide to create or topple storylines, possible futures. The madness of the page meets the madness of the game.

cheers, Jason Nelson


EVENT

Evidence of Everything Exploding


Dates:
Mon Oct 05, 2009 00:00 - Mon Oct 05, 2009

Location:
Australia

A new art/poetry game from the creator of "game, game, game and again game"
and "I made this. You play this. We are enemies." Using documents, both
historical and little-known from B. Gates, NASA, James Joyce, Dadaism,
Neil Gaiman, Fidel Castro, the Pizza Box Patent and many others, the game explores
those strange moments where history turns or doesn't, where unusual forces
collide to create or topple storylines, possible futures. Complete with matchbook
death rewards, strange marked up text and curious prophecies, The madness of the
pages meets the madness of the game.

Title: Evidence of Everything Exploding
URL: http://www.secrettechnology.com/explode/evidence.html

cheers, Jason Nelson