Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 489.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 07:18:53 +0000
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Subject: JoDI (V3i3): an innovative hypertext issue
We are pleased to announce a new issue of JoDI, which takes a slightly
different form to the usual issues.
Journal of Digital Information announces
A SPECIAL ISSUE on Hypertext Criticism: Writing about Hypertext
(Volume 3, issue 3, January 2003)
Special issue Editors: Susana Tosca (IT University, Copenhagen) and Jill
Walker (University of Bergen)
From the special issue editorial:
"Rather than present a traditional collection of long papers, we decided to
attempt to rethink what an issue of an academic journal might be. We
invited submissions consisting of one or more brief nodes which we would
then link together to create a hypertextual journal issue: an
interconnected discussion of a topic rather than disconnected articles. We
also invited contributions from both scholars and artists, to assist in
bridging the gap that can appear between these groups. This diversity
characterises the collection of essays presented here.
"As editors, for us this has been a very exciting project. We think this
issue is innovative not only in content, but also in form, and we believe
it brings something interesting to the world of electronic publication.
"We hope that this issue can serve as a landmark in the way hypertext
criticism is perceived by authors, theorists and the general public alike.
The essays included succeed in relating hypertext criticism to a multitude
of humanities practices (print, visual and digital), so that hypertext
criticism is shown to be embedded in a rich context. In the light of these
contributions to the field, the picture becomes clearer than it has ever
Since this is a hypertext issue, we aren't listing the complete contents
with links to individual contributions. Instead go to the editorial and
You will find nearly 30 contributions from these authors: Mez Breeze,
Julianne Chatelain, Richard E. Higgason, Deena Larsen, Bill Marsh, Adrian
Miles and Jenny Weight.
A note on navigation. Each node stands alone but gains from being seen in
context, so each contribution includes a contents list linking to all other
contributions in this issue. Follow the links in the text to see connected
nodes, read the author details to see other nodes by the same author or use
the table of contents to choose another focus.
The Journal of Digital Information is an electronic journal published only
via the Web. JoDI is currently free to users thanks to support from the
British Computer Society and Oxford University Press
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