Tag: hypertext

Death, and again: A Critical Analysis of J. Yellowlees Douglas’ “I Have Said Nothing”

Jane Yellowlees Douglas, or J. Yellowlees Douglas, is Director of the Center Written and Oral Communication and an assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. She completed her undergrad studies at the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D from New York University. She has spent years researching the influence hypertext has had on the construction of digital…

The Quest Through Space

This sci-fi hypertext adventure game is an adventure for all players. Multiple dead ends and circling links have players moving through a virtual maze. Humor is present throughout the entirety of the game, keeping it entertaining and never allowing players to lose interest. Author Deirdra Kiai has created many other games which have received much praise from players. While the game has…

Play, Oh Play

Jason Nelson’s “Uncontrollable Semantics” is a work of digital poetry in which 50 different environments incorporate minimal words, music/sound, and mouse-driven interface. It is a work of hypertext poetry in which the user chooses one of four words on the screen to move from page to page. At each page, the user will experience new words, new images, and new…

The Absurdist Tour Guide: wandering through “Sydney’s Siberia”

Jason Nelson’s Sydney’s Siberia opens to a framed portrait of a man on a wall, with Nelson’s red pen marks circling his head like a halo. The text above the portrait, in both black and white letters, reads: “between 1875 and 1877 twelve men and women created the folly history society. their goal was to photograph strangers, build histories of important and far…

What I’m Wearing: A Look at Society’s Obsession with Women’s Clothing

While the movement for women’s rights has come a long way and there is more focus on gender issues in mainstream media, the struggle still continues with gender stereotypes against women and how they present themselves; an example of this is media and people’s obsession with what women wear and how they are treated based on their clothing choices. What…

King of Bees In Fantasy Land

King Of Bees In Fantasy Land is a short, yet interesting piece of Hypertext fiction.  In it The reader controls the decisions of the Space Knight, who has the goal of eliminating the Bee King on the planet of Garaxas so that humans, who are fleeing a dying earth, can settle onto and colonize the planet. What is interesting here…

It’s your choice…

While looking into Twine this past weekend, I stumbled across a few interesting stories. One in particular gave the reader the ability to shape the story in anyway they wanted to. End Boss by Nick Keirle is a rather dark narrative that forces the reader to become the main character. As the main character it is your job to figure out what…

The Stanley Post

The Stanley Parable, originally a Half Life mod later released commercially, is an interesting example of interactive fiction under the trappings of a video game. Ostensibly the game is, like Dear Esther and others mentioned on this blog, a story being told to the player as they progress through its world. Very quickly, however, it turns into a sort of…

Hypertext, also.

For this blog post again I was just searching the internet, trying to find a work that caught my eye. A google search for, you’d never guess – hypertext poem – turned up an interesting blog that explains a different definition of hypertext. In class, we had always looked at hypertext as a work broken into pages that were linked…

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