Jason Nelson, King of Mind-Blowing Interfaces

Jason Nelson, the poet and digital artist responsible for the curious interface/audio/language poetry to be found at heliozoa.com, is visiting Stockton to do a reading and visit with my new media studies class this Friday, at 11:30AM in my dreadful little classroom, F-206. Because Stockton's space crunch is so bad right now, the facilities people couldn't get us a bigger room, but my students are in for a treat. I'm looking forward to seeing Jason, who I hung out with back at the eXliterature conference in Santa Barbara. If we have enough time, I might even try to squeeze in a quick Q/A with Jason for Grand Text Auto, where I've been a woefully desultory contributor of late (stacks and stacks of papers about Madness and King Lear have been eating much of my recent life). If you're on campus Friday, come on by. You can also catch the Jason show at UMD next week.

Jason Nelson was raised a Oklahoma poet, but found the allure of electronic
bits far too strong to remain moored in print. His life is cluttered with
projects including Hyperrhiz, a hypermedia literary journal, his own array
of work at heliozoa.com, and a future project that hovers
around technology culture called Secret Technology. His work has appeared in
a variety of print and online journals including Beehive (Brown University),
Boomerang (UK), Epitome (Madrid), 3rdbed (NYC), Nowculture, Blue Moon Review
and others. In addition his work has been featured in art galleries
worldwide. Nelson has a B.A. in Cultural Geography from the University of
Oklahoma and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Bowling Green State University. Next
year he‚ll be missing the Plains, while moving to Queensland, Australia to
join the new media faculty of an innovative interdisciplinary program at
Griffith University.

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