Uncovering Histories of Electronic Writing: What Was Hypertext?

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Session Title:

  • Histories of the New Sessions

Presentation Title:

  • Uncovering Histories of Electronic Writing: What Was Hypertext?

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Abstract:

  • More than 30 years ago, Ted Nelson (who coined the term “hypertext”) articulated a vision of computers for media — “designed, written, drawn and edited, by authors, artists, designers and editors.” A far cry from AI hype, hypertext was also not a synonym for “node and link.”

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