Net Art/Digital Poetry Games____________________ created/built/birthed by Jason Nelson

 

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over five million have explored these strange and wondrous art games.

i made this. you play this. we are enemies.

 

Wall Street Journal: "as alienating as modern art can get"

game, game, game and again game

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Link: http://www.secrettechnology.com/madethis/enemy6.html

The internet is a sketchpad, a webscape of interactive spaces, a complex narrative of cultural texts and odd communal realms.  IMTYPYWAE explores internet portals, supposedly collaborative web 2.0 sites, through a modified and disrupted 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, to exists outside/over their controlling constraints.  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 with the occasional leak of insanity.   

 

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

GGGAG is a digital poem, game, and anti-design statement. The western world’s surroundings, belief systems, designed culture-games,  create the built illusion of clean lines and definitive choice, cold narrow pathways of five colors, three body sizes and capsule philosophy.  Within new media art the techno-filter extends these straight lines into exacting geometries and smooth bit rates. This game attempts to re-introduce the hand-drawn, the messy and illogical into the digital, via a retro-game.  Hovering above and attached to the poorly drawn aesthetic is a personal examination of how we/I continually switch and un-switch our dominate belief systems. Moving from faith to real estate, from chemistry to capitalism, triggering corrected poetry, jittering creatures and death and deathless noises.

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Evidence of Everything Exploding

 

Alarmingly these are not Lovesick Zombies

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Link: http://www.secrettechnology.com/explode/evidence2.html

EoEE is my most recent art/digital poetry game. Using documents, both
historical and little-known from  Bill 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, to build new futures. With the same hand-drawn, marked-up style, this game using a Maze engine to guide the player through these unsolvable puzzles.  One each level are prophecies and stories inspired by the history and events these documents represent. The madness of the pages meets the madness of the game. 

 

Link: http://www.secrettechnology.com/zombie/lovesickzombie6.html

ATANLZ is an alarmingly dirty, ugly and very confusing mess of a game, trying so very hard to be an artwork. Using your standard Zombie game engine the monsters, bullets, deaths and explosions are replaced with abstract art elements, so killing Zombies becomes an artistic process. And if you die or win, there are staged videos as prizes/punishments. It works brilliantly on some levels, and then fails hard on others. I see this as an experiment in creating artwork games, and will continue to explore and recreate this one. It isnt lost yet, just confused and scared. So play to explore and be charmed and annoyed.

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This is How You Will Die

Link: http://www.secrettechnology.com/death/deathspin.htm

A slot machine for predicting death. I stripped down the code of an online pokie game and inserted 15 five-line death fictions/poeticals. You can win death videos and free spins. Some are rather scared of this creature's forecasting tone. And there are multiple versions of this work and most likely will be others with different themes in the future.

 

 

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JN art-portal : secrettechnology.com _

JN Bio/Info website

JN contact: heliopod in the gmail.com world.

A Brief Bio:

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 researches Net Art and Electronic Literature at Griffith University in the Gold Coast's contradictory lands. Aside from coaxing code and creatures into breaking, playing and morphing 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 poetry portal   http://www.secrettechnology.com attracts each year.