Jason Nelson

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Jason Nelson is a digital and hypermedia poet and artist. He grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has a BA from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in New Media Writing from Bowling Green State University. Nelson currently lives in Gold Coast, Australia. He is a lecturer on Cyberstudies, digital writing and creative practice at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Some of his works include Between Treacherous Objects, The Poetry Cube, The Bonar Gene, Pandemic Rooms and he won a Web Art award for This is How You Will Die. His most well known work is Game, Game, Game And Again Game which is a flash platform game that looks like it is played inside somebody's stream of consciousness or an artistic scrapbook of doodles, poetry, and philosophical musings. His style of Web Art mergers various genres and technologies. These genres include art nouveau, modern art and cubism, among others. He focuses on collages of poetry, image, sound, movement and interaction. One distinct feature found in Nelsonís work is the use of words to link ideas.