Thomas Jackson’s interest in photography emerged from street scenes and has evolved to more conceptual elements. Jackson’s work, which includes photo and installation, often combines elements inspired by self-organizing, “emergent” systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary. Course: