The book is dead – it live the hyperbook!

From the Ettlinger Internet literature competition to a hyperlite reading book

Hypertextual adjustments that were produced by a few years ago only by a few writing and almost excluding the up of the upness, bluhen in a variety of variants. Heiko identify, even one of the hypertext pioneers in the German-speaking world, takes up the price braces and nominations of the Ettlinger Internet literature competition.

Where are the call and queried on the ambitious magazine Mediamatic, in its last ie (the irishly "The Printed IE" is titled and mainly of browser alternatives in the network) are unpatentically charged the final setting of the print edition:

Since 80% of the book production costs for paper, prere, sales, transport and other expenses that had nothing to do with the content, the reason for the disappearance of printed books simply an economic one is a more economic: you prefer the energies in conceptual developments digital Stick formats into the online version of the magazine and the proliferation of artistic CD-ROMs and DVDs. For some years, the websites have already had more readers than the print edition anyway.

"Times (W) End" in the web?

Did the book-extra expenses of the Gehrigen magazine celebrate the number of narrations, the coarse multimedia corporations prepare with large-scale advertising campaigns online marketing strategies, Microsoft writes one with 100.000 US $ doped price for an electronic book produced exclusively for eBooks, bestselling authors simmer the Internet as a devil’s work in their latest machinists, so-called "Internet diamer" supposed "Network authors" Disappear immediately after appearing of the corresponding print output from the server (in the case of Rainald Goetz’s "Waste for all"To)… But what happens in and with the and around the network literature?

After the time or or. Pegasus literature competition this year was not a continuation, the initiative of Oliver Gassner in cooperation with the Cultural Office Ettlingen owes that an internet literature competition could be advertised shortly before the millennium time: times (W) end

The in Ettlingen on 8.10.1999 (with a major prize of 5000 dm) showed that the projects are stressed in the network compared to previous years in the network, work with network-specific exchange and linking strategies and drive the user and reader activities to the top.

Of the "Themed price year.1000.www.end" (What’s not explicitly related to the submitted work) has been divided into two projects that raise the reader for the actual ‘author’ in a very opposite way:

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

The generation project of Jan Ulrich Hasecke

The generation project of Jan Ulrich Hasecke is based on the concept of historiography from below and has set itself the goal of composing a very personal entry, a subjective snapshot, for every year from the period of the past 50 years, to compose a biography of a biography this brinish chart of the collective thought variously and multi-perspective story to reconstruct and enter into an ever-finer raster. The stock growth slowly but steadily, the interface is unobtrusive and has the form of a simple archive (comparable approximately with the worldwide collection of censexes in the "Fileroom", Some events are linked together. The entry is not directly, but by email with subtle interventions on the part of the initiator.

Quite different in the Association Blaster of the two Stuttgart Merz Academy Students Alvar Joy and Dragan Espenschied.

Association Blaster

Previous reciprocal projects in the network of patients large part of the fact that they still do so as if a isolated user author in a single text window was written all alone for themselves. The individual text fragments thus remain insulated units (or cells about in the "Hypernknast"To). Each hostbook, each discussion forum – the discussion culture of newsgroups – Stroms, on the other hand, more communicative energy. Fryer approaches collaborative writing (like "The First Collaborative Sentence") or that "European diary" Despite strong technical feedback options today’s network protocols (if you are about the annotation options on any pages in the network over "Third Voice" think) culturally hardly caught up.

Exactly at this interface between technical parameters of transmission and storage and the cultural codes based on it, the association blaster sets it by providing any structures, no topics, no context, but works out with the link structure. The text fragments fed into an online form from users to a keyword are subject to merciless automatic linking with all keywords already stored by other users in the database. (On 11.11.99 are 13695 texts to 1462 keywords). Thus, the common writing surface is sent to the source tuto and -myths of hypertext ("Everything is deequy interwingled", Ted Nelson and WWW as a common reading and writing surface (for example, as "global brain") Accessed equally.

It is best to copy the URL of this article and then activates the function with this address "Web Blaster" – Immediately this text appears completely linked to the association blaster keywords, in the original telepolis design sees itself.

Information density through linking? Is that perhaps a possible attempt to find approaches for a poetics of the network literature? A look into the blately accessible statistical pages of the blaster also shows boundaries of a ‘free association on the net’, especially if you consider the hit list of the most commonly found concepts found (for example "piss", "jerk off", "Forestry"To).

Here we quickly switch the perspective and beat as a contrast experience a literary critical philosophical reading of the association blaster of Roberto Simanowski in "Gasket Digital" before!

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

Gasket Digital

This online network of network literature criticism offers a well-founded critical discourse over network literature, which is involved in the specific hypertextual and media formats and proves new scientific spellings. This was in Ettlingen with a nomination in the category "Projects" rewarded.

Projects

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

Cafe Nirwana

Everything depends on everything together in the net – and if not, you can make it quite simple! During the Muds and Moss oriented "Cafe Nirwana" From Olivia Adler still tries to have a full-time texts (as clickable objects!) To offer, creates the price brief Guido Grigat with "23:40" A shortage and compaction by an aggravation of access to the documents:

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

"23:40" from Guido Grigat

The write and reminder grid is divided here in minutes, so 24 x 60 = 1440 timeslots. The micro-memories of the users can only be found for each assigned minute. Example: Login 24.40 clock shows the document stored for this specific minute – and nothing else! A minute later automatically follows the next memorial fragment (for 23:41 clock). If the time slots are still empty, you just have to wait…

A wonderful (or fatal?) Binding of paid time to the order time or of virtual time to the so-called real time or? The network literature critic is confused.

Car prices

Despite the always recent "Death of the author" Was there the category in Ettlingen "Authors". The two-author project was nominated here "AMOK" by Stefan Rodenberg and Heiko Spilker.

"AMOK" by Stefan Rodenberg and Heiko Spilker

In "AMOK" open the writing rooms of two Authors, On the homepage reproduced by two brain holes that become amok writers: infected by materials that you are looking through searches on the topic "amok" Suspended in the network and tracked. Who is pursuing here??

"Missing link" from Claudia Klinger

The web magazine "Missing link" By Claudia Klinger is a text universe with very heterogeneous texts very own kind: diamer, correspondence, poetry collections, erotic stories, an experimental text collage to Vilem Flusser by Reinhold Grether U.a.

A planned Performance reading With the Berliner "Print-author" Unfortunately Bert Papenfub did not come about: Martina Kieninger had made from faxed text fragments the beginning of one "Web Adventures" After the pattern of ‘ship sinks’ programmed, the texts could only read more to navigate on the website. Net literature and literature seem to be very different worlds!

Martina Kieninger reads Bert Papenfub

And between allowing the authors such as spinning on the net, waiting for the upload of their texts, knitting link lists and watch user statistics? Hardly likely!

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

"help!" from Susanne Berkenheger

Was prompted in the category "author" Susanne Berkenheger with "help!", the in 1997 for "Time for the bomb" – A meeting from Nina Hautzinger "From the book to the Internet?" – Excellent with the Internet Literature Prize of Time IBM Competition.

Quite comparable to Olia LiAlinas "My Boyfriend Came Back FROM was", Where a frame structure is consistently used for narrative nesting, 4 windows enable the attention chain of the readers. Windows TM literature?

The mains literature promise after interaction and maximum control of users about the reading process does not mean that the authors completely unstructured area Texts with random (fractal?) Making sense distributions, but on the contrary requires a high programming effort in the meta-structures of hypertexts (realized here with Java): stories, mini scenes, individual plots are waiting to be activated by the users – but can only be activated Develop a micro-voltage sheet for the next branch: other windows open, actors fall out, heroes sturzen – self-error messaging boxes become narrative elements.

Logout: HyperFiction – the reading book

If all this is not (hyper) fiction, the competition, the award ceremony, the laudatio, then there is you – the network literature?

The book is dead - live the hyperbook!

Hyperliterary reading book

A coarse part of the network literature projects mentioned here can be found on a CD-ROM to the book published by Beat Suter and Michael Bohler "Hyperfiction. Hyperliterary reading book: Internet and literature", Together with other project archives for online literature, discussions, essays, as well as with further literature and media theory excursions for the environment of the network literature. Book and CD-ROM can be used well together and reciprocate: you are stiffen on the CD-ROM in the essays (all texts are available in HTML), navigated by network literature projects, searches by full-text research to terms, names, keywords. If you read in the book more long passages, please refer to the CD-ROM again on a simple reference system.

"There is no death of the book, but to read a new way … Nothing to understand, but much what you can experiment …" (Deleuze / Guattari)

And since a hypertextual reading book can never be finished, the publishers and authors invite readers to continue the digital discourse to take off criticism, comments, ask questions in a specially furnished online forum: hyperfiction log-in

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