A Romantic View Of Weblogs
Mark Bernstein reviews The Weblog Handbook.
God, Random Access, or Roulette? Nick Fisher's Interactive Drama
Diane Greco talks to UK playwright Nick Fisher about probabilities, plots,
and how he wrote BBC Radio's first interactive drama, The Wheel of Fortune.
Scrolling with Rob Wittig
Diane Greco and Rob Wittig discuss the shifting boundaries between
literature and design. "White space is the Web writer's friend."
the future of the Web be dominated by big-budget extravaganzas
with which individually-crafted sites cannot compete?
Portals and the military-infotainment complex of high-traffic sites
are less important to the future of the Web than many advertisers believe.
Most Web traffic will always come from small sites, bookmarks, and word-of-mouth.
Nostalgic pundits -- most recently William Gass -- disparage new media forms.
Gass points to his discovery of jam-stained pages
in his copy of Treasure Island, which, to him, evince praiseworthy engagement
with the book. Eastgate editor Diane Greco responds.
An Editor Unpacks
interview with Eastgate acquisitions editor, Diane Greco. "You golden-agers amuse
No Mystery HOT
Why hasn't the first decade of
literary hypertext produced more good mysteries? Mark Bernstein argues that mysteries
are not always what they seem.
Skeptics complain that hypertexts are hard to read in bed or in the bathtub. Mark
Bernstein argues that they're all wet.
fear that hypertexts, like television, shorten our attention span. They overlook
an important fact: we are witnessing a spectacular renaissance of large-scale
narrative. Throughout the world and throughout the media, very large stories are
succeeding -- artistically and commercially -- as never before.