On the futures of electronic scholarship - an exchange among editors.
Tempering the myth of global variety, David Golumbia processes the dominance of English in digital environments - and a highly standardized English at that.
Despite talk of endings and absences at Eastgate Systems, Dave Ciccoricco investigates continuities in the work of Michael Joyce and Mark Bernstein.
The Politics of Information: fifth and final installment under the Technocapitalist thread.
Jim Rosenberg sends a shot of grammar straight across the bow of Nick Montfort’s controversial Cybertext review, adding volume to a volley already in progress
A book about books conscious of their materiality, N. Katherine Hayles’ Writing Machines draws praise from Raine Koskimaa for its own media consciousness, and blame for embodied emphasis.
Scott Rettberg introduces ‘New Media Studies’: a cluster of reviews, and a term (similar in its emergence to the term ‘Postmodernism’).
Entering the cyberdebates, Scott Rettberg moves beyond technique and proposes a more generative approach to hypertext, in which an author’s intention and poetic purpose have a role.
Bringing the queston of ‘textuality’ into the cyberdebates, and refusing the conservative oppostion between contemplative reading and gaming, Daniel Punday argues that critics should embrace spinoff culture as a model for electronic writing.
New media in a book, metafiction in hypertext: the printed book, as yet, is the more hospitable medium. (The New Media Reader; Figurski at Findhorn on Acid.)