Tag: cyberdebates

Materiality and Matter and Stuff: What Electronic Texts Are Made Of


Following Katherine Hayles, Matthew Kirschenbaum agrees that materiality matters.

Pervaded by Epistemology


A review of Writing Machines, building on a number of the book’s earlier reviewers in ebr and elsewhere.

The Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics


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.

Texts and Tools


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.

The Rules of the Game


Virginia Kuhn reviews an essay collection - Cybertext: Yearbook 2000 - ambivalent about its own printed status.

Hypertext '97


John Cayley reviews the Hypertext ‘97 Conference, which brought together representatives from corporate and academic sectors.

ebr version 1.0: Winter 1995/96


From the start, the editors made it clear that the electronic book review would be about more than reviewing books.