Clippings

Clippings

  • page: Jason Nelson

    text: Pedro Valdeolmillos
    tech: Flash – 664 Kb
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Jason Nelson’s page_space — ten “levels” stacked upon/within each other in the visual space of the screen — reveals a field of depth, a gossamer palimpsest, within the static 2-dimensional plane of the computer screen. Nelson explains: “Your screen is horribly flat, which limits words to so few planes. This interface is comprised of ten flying levels that move in and out of three dimensional space.” The space is both complex and simple in its navigational fluidity; Nelson is not only creating a new medium in which to read, but a new and multiple space in which to dwell. Pedro Valdeolmillos was asked to inhabit this immersive, floating structure, following Nelson’s simple directions: Add text and whatever where it seems most curious. Indeed, Valdeolmillos did just that, creating a curious beauty of an assemblage which literally draws the user into the quiet narrative space of memory.