Hypermedia: Some Technology, Some Implications (Fall 1999)


Tutorial Description

Hypermedia, particularly in its incarnation in the World-Wide Web, seems to be changing the way many people write, read, interact, teach, and go about their daily lives. Are these changes improving or detracting from our lives? Is hypermedia also affecting the way we think? Can it have a positive impact on social structures? Is hypermedia really new, or does it just recast older ways of thinking and writing? In this tutorial, we will consider questions like these. Along the way, we will investigate some of the technologies underlying hypermedia systems, discuss relationships between hypermedia writing/reading and ``linear'' writing/reading, and develop our own hypertexts.

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