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Jason Nelson
Born from the computerless land of farmers and spring thunderstorms, Jason somehow stumbled into creating awkward and wondrous digital poems and interactive stories of odd lives. Currently he teaches Net Art and Electronic Literature at Griffith University in the Gold Coast's contradictory lands. Aside from coaxing his students into breaking, playing and morphing their creativity with all manner of technologies, he exhibits widely in galleries and journals, with work
featured around globe in New York, Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Brazil, at FILE, ACM, LEA, ISEA, ACM, ELO and dozens of other acronyms. But in the web based realm where his work resides, Jason is most proud of the millions of visitors his artwork/digital writing
attracts each year.


Artist Statement
The internet is a sketchpad, a webscape of interactive spaces, a complex narrative of cultural texts. “I made this. you play this. we are enemies” explores major internet portals through a platform game engine. Using a combination of hand drawn notations, poetic lines, videos and animations,the art/poetry game lets users play in the worlds hovering over what we browse. And while the non-linear poems and messy artwork suggests madness to some, the intention is to reflect the actual condition of these 2-dimensional virtual worlds spinning from our screens. Play and explore and read.

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