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ebr9 a gathering of threads, summer 99
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“In a journal where data/space is treated as a textured field, hypertext reading becomes a gathering together of diverse thREADs into a self-organizing system of visual, verbal, and sonic elements.”
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ebr9 a gathering of threads



the first fold:
electropoetics
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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

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A Migration Between Media
Joseph Tabbi reads both the book and the hypertext version of Strickland's True North

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The Affective Interface
Lorne Falk retells the allegory of Arachne, the divine weaver, netted in le cabinet virtuel

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Ventriloquies: On the Outlook for a Poetic Planet
Uranus circles around two sentences in Marjorie Perloff, and explains why criticism can't account for the unaccountable in poetry

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La Vielle Porte and Other Poems
Ray Federman compiles a small manual of poetic pleasures

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the second fold: image + narrative
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Fucked by the Master's Plot
H. Kassia Fleisher finds more than coincidence between plot-writing software, reader expectation, the knee-jerk of traditional story, literary production, Joan Collins's trial over her first novel, pleasure and gratification, hypertexual vertigo, and Disney's corporate city, Celebration(r)

design interpretation: Sophie Dobrigkeit
tech needs: dynamic html, Netscape 4+ or Explorer 4+


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Great Excavations
Theodore Pelton views Robert Creeley's image/text collaborations in Buffalo, NY.

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Body Language in the Paper Theater
Stephen Farrell considers spun grammars: the interweave of narrative and its graphic representation.

web realization: Corinne Read

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Pre/post-erous: La Jetée ciné-roman
Jon Wagner, Tracy Biga Maclean, and Chris Peters look at how an avant-garde classic writes its opposite in La Jetée, ciné-roman by Chris Marker and Bruce Mau.

design collaborator: Sophie Dobrigkeit

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Object Lessons:
From Work to Text to Book

Andrew Blauvelt juxtaposes the corporate history Thinkbook and Rem Koolhaas's S, M, L, XL.

design collaborator: Dave Steinert
web realization: Corinne Read


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