Held Tuesday, October 5, 1999
- Selection of a work for ``hyperfictionizing''
- Defining hypertext, revisited
- Intellectual property and class notes.
- Michelle (wife) and William (older son) had to leave town suddenly,
so I'm a little bit more discombobulated than normal. I apologize
in advance for anything I might forget.
- Upcoming due dates:
- Thursday, October 6: Consideration of class project
- Thursday, October 6: Refresh your study of international Web
- Tuesday, October 11: Hyperfiction paper
- Tuesday, October 11: Selected readings (assigned Thursday)
- I'm still waiting for
- Redos of academic honesty exercises from a few of you
- Short bibliographies from a few of you
- I hope to return the following on Thursday
- Revised academic honesty exercises
- Short bibliographies
- We decided that as a class, we might work together on a large
hyperfiction based on an existing work or works.
- Today, we'll need to pick the work.
- We'll also talk a little bit about the structure of the project
- Here are some of the ones that R&S came up with
- Alice + Looking Glass + Snark + Sylvie and Bruno ...
- Bellamy novel (looking back from 2000 or some such)
- Ambrose Bierce (The Devil's Dictionary)
- Blake Poems (probably not)
- Jack London (perhaps two versions of To Build a Fire)
- The second
- Tom Swift stories
- Gulliver's travels
- The Confidence Man by Herman Melville
- We may retire to the MathLAN to scan online text repositories.
Here are three:
- I will provide software to support the process once we decide what
the process will be.
- Here are some potential steps in the process
- Segment into pieces
- Name each piece (at least once)
- Develop links for each piece
- Write our own pieces
- We will continue our discussion of hypertext, returning to issues
- internal vs. external linking
- process vs. product
- structure vs. intent
- kinds of links
- open vs. closed
- extensible vs. ``fixed''
- It appears that R&S enjoyed the discussion more than the rest of
you. That's okay, someday you will also learn to appreciate
- After all, we're talking about what the course is about.
There seems to have been some interest in my throwaway comment
about the growing controversy over students posting their class
notes. Let's consider the issue, both in terms of the current
``state of the art'' an in terms of the relationship to more
hypertextual forms (i.e. would your reactions be different if
the students were posting ``hypernotes''?).
Monday, 22 March 1999
- Created as a blank outline. (Can you tell
what I was doing during Spring break?)
Tuesday, 5 October 1999
- Filled in the details (such as they are).
- The section on class notes was taken from the previous outline.