Poetics and other prose
Openings: The Connection Direct
Bios / The Logosphere / The Finite-Made Evolver Space
A general statement about poetics, this essay was published as "liner notes"
“semantic method” and placing my poetics in the context
of prior poetries, such as Projective Verse. Originally written for the
conference BIOS: The Poetics of Life in Digital Media held at the
University of West Virginia, Morgantown, September 15-17, 2006
Questions About the Second Move
- A short essay about the necessity and difficulties of having an
authoring environment where the poet can collect scraps: a notebook.
This piece was published in Cybertext Yearbook 2002-2003.
An Interview on Poetics
- A wide-ranging interview conducted in
February, 2003 by Sandy Baldwin.
Conversation with Jim Rosenberg
In January, 1996 I was the guest artist on ArtsWire's Interactive Forum.
The resulting conversation, among myself, interactive text artist Judy
Malloy, Anna Couey, and composer Doug Cohen, touches on a wide range of
issues concerning hypertext, poetics, my artistic method, and other subjects.
The Interactive Diagram Sentence: Hypertext as a
Medium of Thought
Paper that appeared in issue 30.2 of Visible Language guest edited
by Eduardo Kac. Discusses a diagram channel for syntax, interactive juxtaposition,
and hypertext taken into the fine structure of language. This is the closest
I've been able to come to putting down in words what I mean by "hypertext
as a medium of thought".
of Hypertext Activity
Formal paper presented in March 1996 at Hypertext '96. Discusses a framework
for the rhetoric of hypertext activity, including such concepts as acteme,
episode, session, gathering interface, and others.
And And: Conjunctive Hypertext and the Structure Acteme Juncture
Formal paper presented in August 2001 at Hypertext '01. Discusses conjunctive hypertext in detail.
Locus Looks at the Turing Play: Hypertextuality
vs. Full Programmability
Formal paper presented in June 1998 at Hypertext '98. Discusses hypertext
extensibility, algorithm localization, the user/algorithm relationship
and many other topics related to questions of the relationship of programmability
in general vs. hypertext. There is also a discussion of the French literature
on cybertext difficult to obtain in English.
A Hypertextuality of Arbitrary Structure: A Writer’s
Point of View
Position paper presented at the First Structural Computing Workshop at
Hypertext '99. Discusses aspects of external structure, structure locality,
parastructure, issues relating to the rendering of structure, structure
behavior, and other issues.
A Prosody of Space / Non-linear Time
Formal paper orginally presented at the Assembling Alternatives conference at the
University of New Hampshire, September 1996, published in Postmodern Culture 10.3. An expanded version of "Notes
Toward a Non-linear Prosody of Space" below.
Hypertext in the Open Air: A Systemless Approach to
- Position paper presented at the Third Workshop on Spatial
Hypertext '03. This paper describes the implementation of an authoring
system as a light-weight set of classes within the environment Squeak,
and discusses the implications of structure at the object level,
including feral structure.
on Spatial Writing in Place
paper presented at the Fourth Workshop on Spatial Hypertext at
Hypertext '04. This paper describes issues derived from the actual
experience of interactive writing using the system described in the
paper above, Hypertext in the Open Air.
- Position paper presented at the Second Workshop on Spatial
Hypertext '02. Conditional linking is common in hypertext, but
conditional use of spatial structures is not. This paper discusses
conditional spatiality by analogy to conditional linking.
User Interface Behaviors for Spatially Overlaid
Position paper presented at the First Workshop on Spatial Hypertext at
Hypertext '01. Discusses a variety of strategies for presenting spatially overlaid text objects.
Navigating Nowhere / Hypertext Infrawhere
Formal paper presented at the Literary Forum of the 1994 European Conference
on Hypermedia Technology, Edinburgh, Sept. 1994 (ECHT'94) and published
in SIGLINK Newsletter, vol.3 #3. Discusses simultaneities, conjunctive
hypertext, spatiality, fragmentation of the lexia, and taking hypertext
into the fine structure of language.
Inter-Field, the Acts
- This essay on the subject of field is my contribution to The Field Project, a collaborative essay by mIEKAL
Pequeño Glazier, Inna
Padin, Jim Rosenberg, and Ted
Warnell organized by Mike Kelleher.
Visualities: The Shape of Openings Space, Buildings
Invitation, Connection Guide Space
Essay published in Word Score Utterance Choreography edited by Bob
Cobbing and Lawrence Upton, Writer's Forum, 1998, ISBN 0 86162 750 4. The
premise of this book was to invite a diverse group of writers to submit
a verbal poem, a visual poem, and an essay on the difference. (Each had
to fit in a page.)
Poetics and Hypertext: Where are the hypertext
Originally a USENET alt.hypertext article posted in response to the question
"Where are the hypertext poets?" Published in PERFORATIONS 3 guest-edited
by Richard Gess.
Notes Toward a Non-linear Prosody of
An E-mail message posted to the ht_lit
mailing list. Presents a background on linear prosody, and then takes
some first steps toward extending this to a non-linear, hypertext prosody
The Word the Play Attaching at a Wide Interval
A short piece published in Judy Malloy's "Words on Works" series in Leonardo.
This piece attempts to give the reader the feeling of what it is like to
use my "semantic method".
Making Way for Making Way
Jim Rosenberg's home page
A review of Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics by Michael
Joyce. This review appeared in the SIGLINK Newsletter. My thanks to Keith
Instone and SIGLINK for this opportunity.