Sydney’s Siberia (2010), Jason Nelson

Sydney’s Siberia recreates how networks build exploratory story-scapes through an interactive zooming/clicking interface. Using 121 poetic/story image tiles, the artwork dynamically generates mosaics, infinitely recombining to build new connections/collections based on the users movements. The images/texts come from exploring Newcastle, Australia as a patchwork, a complex mix of architectural tendrils, whose stories extend to and are strained by the overshadowing behemoth of Sydney to the West. And as each new grid is formed, the reader must search for what they haven’t seen, mining in a digital Siberia.