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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DISCUSSION

digital poetry lectures


All,

I've been experimenting with creating some video based digital poetry artist talks.

http://www.revver.com/account/show/heliopod/

And searching for interested anyones for whom I can create more of these blue screen wonders. So do let me know.

cheers, Jason Nelson

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DISCUSSION

lovesick zombies


all, a new game/artwork
it's a first draft, so any and all comments
are met with brilliant gratitude

title: Alarmingly, these are not lovesick zombies.
http://www.secrettechnology.com/zombie/lovesickzombie6.html

cheers, Jason Nelson

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DISCUSSION

pix pix pick-up sticks and a hunting we will go


A bizarre board game transformed into small improvisational films.
Pix Pix Pick Up Sticks and a Hunting We Will Go
http://www.secrettechnology.com/pixpix/pixpix.html
Jason Nelson

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DISCUSSION

sun storm video


a small video....created from a series of images an old neighbor
created before before he died...

http://www.secrettechnology.com/sunstorm.html

cheers, Jason

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DISCUSSION

what if the mario brothers were schizophrenics?


thanks to those who chimed in with fixes and suggestions, I've finished
my newest game/artwork/digital poem

explore and play and share

title: game, game, game and again game

http://www.secrettechnology.com/gamegame/agame.html
http://www.secrettechnology.com/gamegame/agame.html

cheers, Jason Nelson

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