Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Select Bibliography

This bibliography was originally compiled by Scott Stebelman from 1996-2000. Scott, a librarian at Gelman Library at George Washington University from 1986 until 2000, retired recently. The page is currently being updated and enhanced by Dr. Seth Katz and Jim Bonnett at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. –Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Select Bibliography (Bradley University) The pages I checked focus mainly on print resources published in the mid 90s, and the…

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The Myth of the Ergodic Videogame: Some thoughts on player-character relationships in videogames

The pleasures of videogames are frequently enjoyed by those that commonsense might encourage us to consider as non-players – “onlookers” that exert no direct control via the game controls. In this article, I want to suggest that videogame players need not actually touch a joypad, mouse or keyboard and that our definition needs to accommodate these non-controlling roles. [...] Many a great game has poor visuals – an entire generation…

Meme, Memex y Dennis Jerz

Dennis Jerz tiene un excelente Literacy Weblog, hoy navegando su sitio, he encontrado un link a un super artículo, sobre Memes, Memex y Vannebar Bush… Aquí transcribiré solo algunos fragmentos. Pero lo más importante es que, dado que El Tao de Internet ya ha llegado a Vannebar Bush, Memes y Memex por caminos alternativos, es bueno leer a un especialista en el tema. –Laura Mansilla –Meme, Memex y Dennis Jerz…

The revolution should not be eulogised

This is not passive news consumption. Neither is it broadcasting. The average blogger has time to surf the web, but no resources to report stories. Some bloggers will follow a news story to the end, some may lose interest after a few days. Commentary will range from the fully-formed to the random blurt and can freely mix the public and the personal. All this represents something new: participatory media. And…

The Devil and Bill Ellis

The word “grammar,” Mr. Ellis writes, had an old vernacular usage, meaning “the ability to do magic.” That overtone survives in “grimoire,” the term for a book of spells, as well as the word “glamour,” which was originally “an illusion of beauty created through black magic.” A sorcerer, then, is a kind of scholar, and vice versa. –Scott McLemee –The Devil and Bill Ellis (Chronicle)

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Finished Reading Angela's Ashes

Finished Reading Angela’s AshesJerz’s Literacy Weblog) I finally finished reading Angela’s Ashes. I can’t really say that I enjoyed it, although I appreciated the skill in the storytelling. I’ve noted before, I find myself resisting the melodramatic tugs at my heartstrings, and since the book is presented as a memoir, of course I feel terrible for not being moved as I should. The author’s unromanticized view of Ireland is better…