Panel Statement


Session Title:

  • Literature, Journalism, and the Telematic Society 2: Fact, Fiction, Faction; Converging Styles in Literature and Journalism in On-line Publications

Presentation Title:

  • Panel Statement



  • GRAMMATRON is an elaborate, multi-media hypertext created for the World Wide Web. The project presently consists of over 1000 text spaces, 1700 links, 40+ minutes of original soundtrack delivered via Real Audio 3.0, unique hyper-link structures by way of specially-coded Javascripts, a virtual gallery featuring scores of animated and still life images, and more storyworld development than any other narrative created exclusively for the Web. A story about cyberspace, Jewish mysticism, digicash paracurrencies and the evolution of virtual sex in a society afraid to go outside and get in touch with its own nature, GRAMMATRON depicts a near-future world where stories are no longer conceived for book production but are instead created for a more immersive networked-narrative environment that, taking place on the Net, calls into question how a narrative is composed, published and distributed in the age of digital dissemination.