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APSU's online gallery launches new "From Here" exhibit


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s online art gallery,, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-12 Terminal Award-winning “From Here,” an art project by Joel Swanson and Ben Jacobson. Terminal gives out four awards yearly to artists or artist teams to help in the completion of Internet-based art works.

“From Here” is a networked art project that explores the inherit ambiguity of language, in particular adjectival nouns of place.

“Language is a mutable system that only works when people agree to its conventions, but there are certain areas where these conventions break down, and that is where language gets interesting,” the two artists said in a statement on the exhibit. “Specifically, for certain locations and locales, there is disagreement regarding adjectival nouns, or how someone refers to themselves as ‘from that place.’ So go ahead, add your vote, and see how it stocks up against the conventions of language.”           

Swanson is an artist and writer who is currently the director of the technology, arts and media program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his M.F.A. in digital art at the University of California, San Diego.

Jacobson is currently an engineer at LinkSmart. He majored in computer science at the University of Colorado, where he has taught in the technology, arts and the media program.

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