Scott Rettberg introduces 'New Media Studies': a cluster of reviews, and a term (similar in its emergence to the term 'Postmodernism').
In looking to the future of the 'electronic book,' Ciccoricco digs up some of ebr's manifesto-like remarks of old.
Michael Bérubé responds to the respondents in Selling Out (Spring 1996).
Joseph Tabbi and Gregory Ulmer discuss what intellectual work will be like in the new electracy.
Salvatore Proietti straddles science and fiction to offer an interpretation of a McElroy Cyborg.
"The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration." Flore Chevaillier offers one way to fill in the gaps of Joseph McElroy "Canoe Repair."
Chicago art critic John Brunetti reviews The Truth on Tape, a survey of Daniel Wenk's art, and Black Mountain College's Dossier Ray Johnson.
An art installation as much as an "issue," the original site for ebr4, Critical Ecologies, used variations on a concrete poem by Daniel Wenk to guide readers through the "green" and "gray" essays. Another innovation was the introduction of the riposte section.