The UnConference Conversation
HOW DOES HYPERTEXT RELATE TO STORYTELLING IN DIFFFRERNT MEDIA FORMATS?
Hypertext gives an archaeology, it is dated but present. All about small parts and how they are connected. Navigation is trivial, it is actually about the structure, the formal relations between parts. Not just about the reader, affordance of what the computer can do, the experience as an author and the experience you want to give to the reader. The logic of the media is more about music. Storytelling in this space as a poetic form, there’s loops and repetition.
Korsakow- a non linear story telling strategies, we still have to watch it from start to finish to understand it as a whole. The program enables you to navigate through the film, made up of clips and you decide the narrative. Experience stories entirely different when you take away the aspects of linearity.
IS THE WORK WE PUBLISH ONLINE ONLY VALIDATED ONCE IT IS VIEWED OR CONSUMED BY OTHERS?
Compared to a personal journal, it enables you to think through ideas or write something down to refer back to. Expressing ideas helps us form them. When you write for an audience you try to make it clearer and a bit more valid.
DO YOU THINK THE DIGTALISATON OF LITERARY TEXTS AND THE USE OF THE E-READER WILL EVENTUALLY REPLACE THE PHYSICAL BOOK COMPLETELY?
Has potential to become a collectors item like we do with vinyls and CDs. The value we contribute to it is still there and it is only early days in the digitalisation of it. The book is dead as a form, we don’t kill old media we just add more to it because we are a communicating species. Highly privileged cultural artefact to think that it will hang around forever is naïve.