Tag: Nick Montfort

Notes Toward a Proleptic History of Electronic Reading


Matthew Kirschenbaum rethinks the final section of First Person in light of “five basic strategies for furthering the history of reading.”

Janet Murray responds in turn


Animals and invaders populate the space of Janet Murray’s counter-response.

A User's Guide to the New Millennium


Over 800 pages, the New Media Reader does not exhaust its subject; it even sets the stage for a companion volume.

How to Think (with) Thinkertoys: Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1


Adalaide Morris considers ‘tutor texts’ in the Electronic Literature Collection and, in doing so, articulates a poetics for the emerging field of e-lit. Instead of fulfilling Ted Nelson’s dream of ‘computer lib,’ the most compelling entries in the Collection emphasize the continuing necessity of writing under constraint. When the revolution
turns out to be, not a liberation from a culture of control but its
transformation, practices long familiar to experimental poets in print become generalized throughout new media and their panoply of

John Cayley responds in turn


John Cayley replays what is literal and literary in the digital.

From Work to Play


Stuart Moulthrop (re)mediates the interpretation (narrativists) vs. configuration (ludologists) debate by going macropolitical.

The Museum of Hyphenated Media


New media in a book, metafiction in hypertext: the printed book, as yet, is the more hospitable medium. (The New Media Reader; Figurski at Findhorn on Acid.)