lunes, 9 de febrero de 2009

back! -phase 2 going on...

Well, after this HUGE break, Jorkjeimer's blog is back! I have been certainly out of the loop on the electronic landscape course and all the material, and it's hard to get back on track again... but I have some ideas I would like to post here, just to see how things are progressively coming out...

I focused my phase 1 on the ideas of hyperfiction, specially in the way it claimed an active role in regards with the reader/user, and thus confronted the two main opposite ideas/theories that have been coming around the hypertext literature over the past 50 years. In the same way, my in-class presentation dealt with the kind of the same ideas, since it was an analysis making an interrelation between 3 very important texts on hypertext theories (from technological, biological and literary perspectives).

My idea for the phase 2 of the project is to keep on the same track, and make a video about the hypertext! I've found several videos on Youtube on this matter, and they're really good! Here I show you 2 of them, which I'm sure I will use at some point in my final version...

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Information R/evolution

Both of the videos explore the more or less the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information... with the hypertext revolution (the future of the Web and the skills needed to harness, evalute and create information effectively). Just right after being searching a bit about this issue, I found out the videos are made by the same person! -I reached them through different ways, though-. It happens to be an hypertext professor from Kansas University, who is apparently an expert in hypertext and digital information issues.

I would like to follow this idea, but I still need to think more about it... -as you may see, I've changed my mind about what I was planning to do (on surrealist cinema and the panopticon theory) before the strike started.

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