Choosing between James Joyce and Stephen King means choosing between engagement and immersion. Or does it?
Are actors really acting when they’re characters? How about characters - can they really act? Richard Schechner asks twice.
Who says hypertext readers have more brains than gamers? Not Henry Jenkins.
Stephanie Strickland makes marks an intervention across the “I.”
Camille Utterback figures the mouse click as weakly interactive.
Mark Bernstein and Diane Greco address “the utility question.”
Andrew Stern contrasts the “drama” of Façade against cognitive realism.
Ken Perlin finds hypertext templates useful as they are used, not in tool form.
Joseph McElroy shares field notes and reflections from Mount St. Helens.
The parallels (and oppositions) between hypertext and AI are brought out in section five.