Hypertext Syntagmas, Cinematic Narration with Links

Original Citation:
Miles, Adrian. “Hypertext Syntagmas: Cinematic Narration with Links.” Journal of Digital Information 1.7 (2001).

The hypertext is mirrored on the vogmae site: http://vogmae.net.au/works/syntagmas/.

Hypertext Syntagmas: Cinematic Narration with Links

A hypertext essay that argues and explores the relations between hypertext and cinema. Primarily this is via the isomorphic relation between hypertext links and cinematic edits.

This essay was originally published as a hypertext with a specific CSS stylesheet that colour coded links. Some links are ‘canonical’ which means they go to key parts of the essay. Others are ‘commentary’ which means they are links to the notes I made to myself while writing the essay. Others are ‘quotation’ which means they go to the direct quotes I made from the readings as I was researching and writing the essay. Finally another set are ‘references’ which means they go to a bibliography and ‘external’ which means it is a link that goes out of the essay.

The hypertext is mirrored on the vogmae site: http://vogmae.net.au/works/syntagmas/ and is of interest because it was written in Storyspace as a hypertext (and not in a word processor and then chopped up), and because I’ve used colour coded links to indicate different link classes – canonical links are the ‘guts’ of the essay, commentary provide links to notes and asides I made as I wrote, drafted and researched, reference links are to the bibliography, while external links take the reader elsewhere.

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