An Inter(e)view with Ben Marcus


Stacey Levine on the occasion of Dalkey Archive’s reprinting of The Age of Wire and String

Further Notes From the Prison-House of Language


Linda Brigham works through Embodying Technesis by Mark Hansen.

Slash and Burn


Harold Jaffe offers a narrative model for the millenium.

Reviewing the Reviewers of Literary Hypertexts


Thomas Swiss unravels Laura Miller’s arguments in the New York Times Book Review and finds news of hypertext’s demise premature - as was Robert Coover’s call for the end of books five years ago in the same journal.

New Media and Old: The Limits of Continuity


Lev Manovich makes the first sustained case for a new media theory, but with cinema as his starting point he has a hard time engaging the non-representational artforms and aural explorations to be found there. So argues the Australian media writer, geniwate.

Constrained Thinking: From Network to Membrane


Paul Harris examines the theoretical aspects of constrained thinking in the age of electronic textuality (in 2000 words, natch!)

Stuttering Screams and Beastly Poetry


Allison Hunter writes on Douglas Kahn, a modern musicologist who takes in the noise of modern battle, recordings from the tops of trains and the interiors of coalmines, and the musicality of undigitized everyday noise.

To Be Both in Touch and in Control


Stephanie Strickland unravels the crochet of categorizations used to contain data, and explores the texture and topography of a hypertext poetics.

Mindful of Multiplicity


Linda Carroli reviews Michael Joyce on networked culture, whose emergence changes our ideas of change.

Making the Rounds


Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds follows the narrative line of Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon as it bifurcates and spreads over the globe and across two centuries.