and Hypermedia Bibliography
last few years, creative hypertext and text-rich multimedia have
on the web. Publishers showcase their best authors. Online galleries
permanent exhibits. Artistic, innovative journals search assiduously
new writers. I list below a personal selection of those texts
sites where computer code and the radical imagination meet.
annotations represent my opinion of each text or site. You don't have
love what I love. And you don't have to hate what I hate. Choose your
models. Discover what might be, not what is.
Fiction and Poetry
Boyfriend Came Back from the War, Olia Lialina
Study in Shades, Robert Kendall
Study in Conveyance, Robert Kendall
Work, Robert Kendall
personalization of complexity, Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink
Body, Shelley Jackson
Lexia to Perplexia, Talan Memmott
Tomb Robbers, Stuart Moulthrop
Library, Stuart Moulthrop
Springs, Deena Larsen (adapted for the web)
carrier ], Melinda Rackham (an interactive meditation)
One, Judy Malloy
Blue, Michael Joyce
"dedicated to life, poetry, & the ABCs of a new art."
An elegant, unusual, genuinely multimedia work, with
use of sound, by Kate Pullinger with Talan Memott
lovely hypertext, curated at trAce, in which writers all over the world
contributed c. 200 words describing what they could "see" outside their
"window" at noon.
reprise of the Noon Quilt idea, this time asking writers to submit
meditations on the August, 1999 eclipse.
Mary-Kim Arnold and Matthew Derby
the Noon and Eclipse quilts, a hypertext built from the stories of many
linked, but not seamed, into one. Stories focus on the rites of passage
of family life, the kind of stories we hear as children from parents
from the poetic to the plain pretentious)
Definition of Hypertext Kimberly Amaral
very clear, concise and thus easy-to-read article offering a brief
of hypertext/hypermedia and offering advice to writers in this
Art as Theater of the Senses A HyperTour of Jodi and Grammatron,
Karenin Goes to Paradise, Olia Lialina
and Critical Theory
of the articles here, chosen by George Landow, a leading hypertext
teacher and theorist, are very complex. But you will quickly find
tailored to your level of expertise.
of an Informand
Moulthrop's dynamic essay discusses the potential of hypertext for
Hypertexts, and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print
have twisted the language to contrive the title of this essay because I
want to interrogate the future of literacy both its electronic
(if indeed these differ from its pre-electronic ones) and its social
and effects." Nancy Kaplan. The elegance of the linking architecture in
this piece is enviable.
Device: FEED's document on Ted Nelson's Literary Machines
Amerika, Robert Coover & Janet Murray
ironic apercus, & quick-fix, Post-IT note critique
Hypertext: The Passing of the Golden Age,
rant, a theory, a definition. Hypertext consciousness with attitude.
Theory Reading List
A list created by Nancy Patterson which selects the seminal articles
and books on hypertext imagining. She include the following online
of Freedom, Jay Bolter
Theory (Links), Nancy Patterson
a Theory of Hypertextual Design, Kathleen Burnett
Coherence and Strategies in Hypertext and Linear Text, Peter W.
Culture and Technology Thesis List
(Georgetown University) Check regularly (not so much literary hypertext
as the pervasiveness of hyperpresence - politics, commerce, innovation,
a brief history
introduction to a small, curated, online exhibit of imaginative web
at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Particularly appealing
is the log of:
a compendium of articles about, and resources for, web logs
from the Barrio, Albert Delgado
News: The Online Magazine for Weblogs, Webzines and Personal Publishing
writers now 'journal' online via a web log (see above) but the examples
below illuminate the rhetorical power of the skillful conjunction of
design and the word.
Well, a sort of journal...explore the links, etc.
visually beautiful exploration of the idea that each person's
perception is a priceless addition to human knowledge. Preface by a
from Blade Runner (investigate). You may also want to explore the other
segments of this site.
inventive journal, this time elevating serendipity into an art form.
(really, no consistent title)
weird than the title suggests, and often witty.
Electronic Literature Organization
favorite online community, and NOT just because its non-virtual home is
Nottingham, England. A inviting community, with writing residencies and
mentorships (mostly virtual), a lively set of discussion forums,
to contribute to special events like the Eclipse Quilt, and live
on Sunday afternoons. This community was founded to encourage new
writers and artists. Visit, register & participate.
Fray brings personal storytelling from behind the glass. If you believe
that life is about personal expression and new kinds of art, you're
to join us." Their blurb, not mine, but it's always an interesting
to go (if sometimes sensational). The site invites impromptu responses
and submissions from readers.
by Eastgate Systems, the company that publishes most stand-alone
this very extensive site acts as information-central for hypertext
and readers. You can buy books here but you can also find reviews of
articles on hypertext theory and technology, original works, guides to
hypertext on the web and much, much more.
The Culture and Technology Journal
art, theory and culture magazine published by the active, inventive,
(electronic book review)
print/screen transformations and weaving new modes of critical writing
on the web"
is the technology of the soul." Investigate further. In any of you are
interested, the editor, Robert Kendall, runs a high-powered,
writing class online via New York's New School.
imaginative journal from a serious writer, like Robert Kendal, of
poetry, fiction, criticism and art
Galleries & Exhibits
useful sources of inspiration for writers)
The self-proclaimed "New
Resource." Worth your time. Includes:
a daily news service
New (Sept. 2002) exhibit
"takes a reverse look at 'software art' projects by focusing on and
the 'back end' of the code that drives the artwork's 'front end'--the
of the code, be it visuals or a more abstract communication process,"
is linked from:-
The Whitney Museum of
portal to NetArt
New Media Collaborations
Mixed text/art work by NYC school students
World of Awe:
A Travellers's Tale (uses sound)
Is it writing or is it art?
Movies: Prolegomena for Digital Cinema
Connections: The Virtual Embrace
Physical exhibit with
Art in Technological Times
Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Francisco Museum of Modern Art
by s t e v e . d i e t z for The Walker Art Gallery
Museum of Web Art
and visiting exhibitions, re-framing transience as art
(The Whitney Museum of American Art)
Story of Net Art (Open Source)
artist Natalie Bookchin's timeline of Web Art. A multitude of exhibits.
center offers high-quality visual art for the web. The aesthetics vary
from project to project. For example:-
Alys' textual film meditation on the window: literal, artistic and
a Rock and a Hard Drive
by hypermedia author Christy Sheffield Stanford, this collection
both text and art.
home page of Australian net artist, mez
web art gallery, whose purpose is "to facilitate artistic work that
the specific characteristics of the World Wide Web medium and makes use
of multimedia and online technologies such as RealAudio, Java and
an apartment of words in a city of text
idea of stadium as an arena for discussing, engaging and presenting the
aesthetic possibilities of the network"
Art in Unlikely Places
the introductory essay before beginning the multimedia tour. Download
software to see and hear this exhibition. (It's worth it).
a project by jody zellen
views of multiple roofs
multimedia trove of imaginative interactive. Try the immerse
and do more with your cursor than click.
Beauty & Subversive Browsers
act. Click! We think we browse. View the alternative to the link.
it says. And the links still work.
artwork that analyzes the internet according to the Dewey Decimal
scheme used by many print libraries. Read the introduction
by Steve Deitz, Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center,
And the links still work.
last updated: 8 november 2004