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General Resources On The New Media
Phil Agre (U. Calif., San Diego), "Designing Genres for New Media: Social, Economic, and Political Contexts" 
Applied Ethics Resources
Homepage (Center for Applied Ethics)
Computer and Information Ethics 
Media Ethics 
Science and Technology Ethics 
Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (U. Houston Libraries), Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography ("selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks")
The Future of the Book International Conference
First International Conference on the Future of the Book ("Book: From Creator to Consumer in the Digital Age")(Cairns, Australia, 22-24 April 2003)
The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book (Beijing, China, 29-31 August 2004)
Doug Brent (U. Calgary)
Doug Brent's Papers on Rhetoric and Communication: Index 
Doug Brent "Rhetorics of the Web: Implications for Teachers of Literacy" 
Doug Brent "Stevan Harnad's Subversive Proposal: Kick Starting Electronic Scholarship" (1996) (EJournal)
Case Center for Law, Technology and the Arts ("The Center for LTA is a forum for the interdisciplinary study of law, technology, and the arts, focusing on issues such as the relationship between patent law and the human genome project, copyright law's relevance to digital music and art, the applicability of trademark law to domain names, various cyber-related regulatory initiatives relating to free speech and the Internet, and international issues pertaining to plundered art, biodiversity, and cultural property")
Chorus: Computer Assisted Language Learning (Todd Blayone, et al. / College Writing Programs, U. California, Berkeley)
Jean-Claude Guedon (U. Montreal), "Why Are Electronic Publications Difficult to Classify?" 
CMC (Computer-Mediated Communication) Information Sources (extensive, well-organized site covering the Internet, cyberculture, technology, etc.) (John December, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY / December Communications, Inc.)
Columbia U. Institute for Learning Technology 
The Compleat Webster ("an inquiry into the very particular goals of web authors...: ") (Kevin Murray)
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine 
Computer-Mediated Communications Bibliography (text file; rich bibliography)
Computers and Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing ("Computers and Composition is devoted to exploring the use of computers in writing classes, writing programs, and writing research. It provides a forum for discussing issues connected with writing and computer use...and offers information about integrating computers into writing programs on the basis of sound theoretical and pedagogical decisions") (Cynthia L. Selfe,Michigan Technological University)
Computers and Texts (Michael Fraser, Oxford U.)
Computing in the Humanities Working Papers ("interdisciplinary series of refereed publications on computer-assisted research"; in English and French) (Russon Wooldridge & Willard McCarty, U. Toronto)
CRILET: Center for Research in Computing and Literary Studies (U. Rome)
Cultures of Writing: Places, Spaces, and Interfaces of Writing and Writing Technologies (Web site for the Society for Critical Exchange project on this topic; includes info on the conference, related publications, and links)
Cyberspace, Hypertext, & Critical Theory (George P. Landow, Brown University)
CyberEducation (collection of links to on-line resources and to courses/syllabi) (Victor J. Vitanza)
Cyberpoet's Guide to Virtual Culture Archive (Electric Frontier Foundation)
CyberReader Page (support page for Victor J. Vitanza's anthology of readings on cyberspace and virtual reality)
Colin Day (U. Michigan Press), "The Economics of Electronic Publishing: Some Preliminary Thoughts" 
Digital Creativity: Incorporating Intelligent Tutoring Media (peer-reviewed journal of technology of teaching)
The Digital Divide Network ("The website offers a range of information, tools and resources that help practictioners stay on top of digital divide developments. It also serves as forum where practictioners can share their experiences with colleagues around the world. We look at the causes and effects of the divide from four distinct angles: technology access, literacy and learning, content, and economic development")
Digital Media: Technology, Postmodernism and Other Stuff (annotated guide to online resources) (Communication Studies Dept., U. Iowa)
Educause: Transforming Education Through Information Technology
Educause Homepage (On July 1, 1998, CAUSE and Educom were consolidated to create EDUCAUSE: "The mission ...is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management")
Educause: Current Issues 
NAASR: Electronic Texts and Textuality
Homepage (session organized by Bruce Graver, Providence C., for the 1996 conference of NASSR: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Nov. 15)
Selected Links:  
Julie Flanders (Women Writers Project, Brown U.), "Editorial Methodology and the Electronic Text" 
Ashton Nichols (Dickinson C.), "Hyping the Hypertext: Scholarship and the Limits of Technology" 
The Romantic Circles Project: Emergent Forms of Scholarly Production on the Web (Steven Jones, Loyola University Chicago)
Joseph J. Esposito (Pres. of Encyclopedia Britannica), "Redesigning, Not Reinventing, Encyclopaedia Britannica" 
Writing Electronic Text: Tips and Guidelines for Writers (includes links to resources and practical advice)
Tom Formaro, Argumentation on the World Wide Web: Challenging Traditional Notions of Communication (hypertext thesis)
Edward A. Fox, et al. (Virginia Tech U.) "National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Unlock University Resources" (1996) (D-Lib Magazine)
Gateways, Gatekeepers, and Roles in the Information Omniverse (1993 Assoc. for Research Libraries/Assoc. of American Academic Univ. Presses Symposium)
Georgetown U. Program in Communication, Culture, and Technology (M.A.) 
P. Ginsparg, "Winners and Losers in the Global Research Village" (1996) (on scholarly electronic publishing; based on experiences with automated research archives in physics)
Grail: Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, U. of Washington)
Stevan Harnad (Princeton U.)
"Implementing Peer Review on the Net: Scientific Quality Control in Scholarly Electronic Journals" (1996) 
"Interactive Publication: Extending the American Physical Society's Discipline-Specific Model for Electronic Publishing" 
"Post-Gutenberg Galaxy: The Fourth Revolution in the Means of Production of Knowledge" (1992) 
"Scholarly Skywriting and the Prepublication Continuum of Scientific Inquiry" (1990) 
Harvard Information Infrastructure Project 
Humanist Discussion Group ("an international electronic seminar on the application of computers to the humanities")
Humanities and Arts on the Information Highways (Getty AHIP/ACLS/Coalition of Networked Info)
"Humanities in the 21st Century" (1995) (discussion between NEH Chairman Sheldon Hackney and James O'Donnell, U. Penn.)
Journal of Electronic Publishing (U. Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Kairos: A Journal For Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments ("electronic journal designed to serve as a peer-reviewed resource for teachers, researchers, and tutors of writing at the college and university level, including technical writing, business writing, professional communication, creative writing, composition, and literature) (D'Artagnan Communications Group)
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland, College Park), "Electronic Publishing and Doctoral Dissertations in the Humanities" (1996) 
Language Visualization and Multilayer Text Analysis ("prototype tool that can study language/discourse phenomena in three-dimensional space. The idea was to develop a tool which would allow a researcher to explore interactively the structures and typologies of discursive formation)
Katherine S. Mangan, "CD-ROM Dissertations: Universities Consider Whether New Format is Appropriate Way to Present Research" (1996) (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Marlene Manoff (MIT Libraries), "Cyberhope or Cyberhype? Computers and Scholarly Research" (1997) 
Media Ecology Association ("MEA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study, research, criticism, and application of media ecology in educational, industry, political, civic, social, cultural, and artistic contexts, and the open exchange of ideas, information, and research among the Associationís members and the larger community")
David S. Miall (U. Alberta), "Representing and Interpreting Literature by Computer" (1995) 
MIT Media Lab 
Ocean of the Streams of Story: Virtual Worlds at U. Virginia (Dan Ancona / IATH, U. Virginia)
James J. O'Donnell (U. Penn)
"The Virtual Library: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed" 
Mark Olsen (U. Chicago), "Signs, Symbols, and Discourses: A New Direction for Computer-Aided Literature Studies" 
Overview of Online Publication (excellent bibliography with links) (Willard McCarty)
Paperless Papers (essays on computers & writing)
Papers of the Epistemology and Learning Group (MIT Media Lab)
Pamela Pavliscak, Seamus Ross, and Charles Henry, "Information Technology in Humanities Scholarship: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges—The United States Focus" (1997) (American Council of Learned Societies)
Presenters University: The Art of Presentation (guide to the art of multimedia presentations; includes articles on writing and giving presentations, presentation technology, technical considerations in adapting a presentation to a particular room configuration, etc.) (Proxima, Inc.)
The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (Charles W. Bailey, Jr., U. of Houston)
Scott Stebelman (George Washington U.), "Studies of Interest to English and American Literature Librarians" (bibliography)
The Study Place ("long-term project . . . to prototype and develop online academic resources and navigational interfaces in support of academic scholarship by combining traditional elements of scholarly research with new communication and presentation possibilities
SuperJournal Home Page (major U.K.-based collaboration between publishers, universities, and libraries "to identify the factors that make electronic journals successful and to develop successful models for network publishing. The project will develop a wide range of multim
Survey on U. California Faculty Use of Technology as a Tool in Instruction, 1995 
Technology: Cognition, Computers, and the Internet: Online Resources (Wendy Gale Robinson, U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Duke U.)
Transcriptions: Literary History and the Culture of Information (NEH-sponsored curricular development and research project designed to integrate literary and technological studies; includes courses, colloquia, topics pages, and resources)(Alan Liu, U.California, Santa Barbara)
Visible Language Workshop (MIT Media Lab)
Wired Magazine (for information professionals; "provides articles, product reviews, case studies, evaluation, and informed opinion about selecting, using, and managing electronic information products, plus industry and professional...) information about online database
W.R.I.T.E. Conference (Writers' Retreat on Interactive Technology and Equipment) 
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General Theoretical Works On New Media & Technology Of Writing
Dean Blobaum (U. Chicago Press), Review of Sven Birkerts's The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in the Electronic Age (1995) 
Finn Bostad (Norwegian U. of Science & Technology), "What Happens to Writing When Texts in 'A World on Paper' Are Replaced by Messages in 'Virtual Space'?" 
Collin Gifford Brooke (U. Texas, Arlington) "The Fate of Rhetoric in an Electronic Age" (1997) (Enculturation)
John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, "The Social Life of Documents" (1996) (FirstMonday)
Andy Cameron, "Dissimulations: Illusions of Interactivity" ("This discussion is an attempt to speculate on the collision between a dominant cultural form - narrative, and the technology of interactivity")
Sean Cubitt (Liverpool John Moores U., UK), Digital Aesthetics ("the first full-length study to investigate the aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world...") (companion site, including illustrations, related links, "outtakes")
Cass Dalglish (Augsburg C., Minneapolis), "Skipping, Jumping, Twisting and Untwisting: Reading the Oldest and Newest of Writing Styles" (1997) (Enculturation)
Mark Dery, "Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs" 
Johanna Drucker (Columbia U.)
The History of the/my Wor(l)d (Granary Books)
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Kentucky), Lines for a Virtual T/y/o/pography (in-progress hypertext and VRML dissertation being written "real-time" on the net; concerns the work of textuality theorist/artist Johanna Drucker)
Robert M. Fowler (Baldwin-Wallace C., Ohio)
"The Fate of the Notion of Canon in the Electronic Age" 
"Secondary Orality in the Electronic Age" 
Gregory Ulmer's Home Page 
Eduardo Kac
"Aspects of the Aesthetics of Telecommunications" 
"Holopoetry, Hypertext, Hyperpoetry" 
"Recent Experiments in Holopoetry and Computer Holopoetry" and
Douglas Kellner (UCLA), "Intellectuals and New Technologies" 
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Kentucky)
Lines for a Virtual T/y/o/pography (in-progress hypertext and VRML dissertation being written "real-time" on the net; concerns the work of textuality theorist/artist Johanna Drucker)
Lucid Mapping and Codex Transformissions in the Z-Buffer ("investigation of textual and narrative possibilities within three dimensional on-screen environments [specifically Virtual Reality Modeling Language, or VRML]")
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland)
Matthew Kirschenbaum Homepage 
Lines for a Virtual T/y/o/pography (in-progress hypertext and VRML dissertation being written "real-time" on the net; concerns the work of textuality theorist/artist Johanna Drucker)
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum "Lucid Mapping and Codex Transformations in the Z-Buffer" (1998) 
Matthew Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland) "Materiality and Matter and Stuff: What Virtual Texts are Made Of" (2003) 
Matthew Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland) "Vector Futures: New Paradigms for Imagining the Humanities"  (pdf)
Matthew Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland) "Virtuality and VMRL: Software Studies after Manovich" (2003) 
Matthew Kirschenbaum (U. Maryland) "A White Paper on Information" (1998) 
Richard A. Lanham, Chapter 4 of The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts (1993) (U. Chicago Press)
Martina E. Linnemann, "Out is In, Off the Page/ Now Online - Cool" (1997-98) (on Ronald Sukenick and the typographical novel in the age of digital media) (EBR: Electronic Book Review)
Media Ecology (online "journal of intersections. We are about culture, communication and technology")
David S. Miall (U. Alberta), "Representing and Interpreting Literature by Computer" (1995) 
Perforations (vol. 2, no. 3) - After the Book: Writing Literature/Writing Technology 
Permutations
Homepage (machine-generated verse and prose, acrostics, Markov chains, etc.; includes links to other machine-text sites)
Selected Resources:  
Raymond Queneau, one hundred thousand billion poems 
Postmodernism, Interactivity, Cyberculture, and Art: Online Resources (Wendy Gale Robinson, U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Duke U.)
(journal) (Re)Soundings (peer-reviewed "hypermedia periodical in the humanities")
Responses to the Holocaust: A Hypermedia Sourcebook for the Humanities (rich, sophisticated introduction to "the various discourses, disciplines, media and institutions that have produced significant critical and theoretical positions and discussions concerning the Nazi Genocide of the Jews of Europe, 1933-45") (Ro
Marie-Laure Ryan (Colorado State U.), "Immersion vs. Interactivity: Virtual Reality and Literary Theory" (1994) (requires institutional subscription to Project Muse)
Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shelley K. Hughes, "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art" (1996) (Educom Review)
Shawn P. Wilbur's Cyberspatial Page 
Clifford Siskin, "The Business of Romanticism" (1997) ("the particular configuration of genres we call Literature is, in fact, a specific historical instance of a larger category--the technology of writing") (Romantic Circles)
Alan Sondheim, Internet Text 
Susan Leigh Star (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"Grounded Classification: Grounded Theory and Faceted Classification" (1997) 
"To Classify is Human" (1996) (essay of broad relevance on the social and cultural implications of classifications and "residual classifications" in the information age; makes use of historical data on classifications in fields including medical and nursing sciences)
John Unsworth (U. Virginia)
"Electronic Scholarship or, Scholarly Publishing and the Public" -1994
"Living Inside the (Operating) System: Community in Virtual Reality (Draft)" 
Visual Poetics: A Lecture Series (1997-98) (schedule of lectures by such authors as Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Johanna Drucker; includes links) (Stanford Humanities Center)
David Williamson Shaffer (MIT Media Lab), "Symmetric Intuitions: Dynamic Geometry / Dynamic Art" 
Mark Wolff, "Post-Structuralism and the ARTFL Database: Some Theoretical Considerations" (1994) (Information Technology and Libraries)
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Hypertext Research & Theory
alt.hypertext (web interface to newsgroup)
American Studies Web: Literature and Hypertext Page
Homepage (Crossroads, Georgetown U.)
Literature and Hypertext Resources 
Babble: A Synoptic Unicode Browser (multilingual "SGML-capable synoptic text tool that can display multiple texts in parallel windows. . . . allows multilingual texts, using mixed character sets, to be displayed simultaneously. . . ."; downloadable p
V. Balasubramanian (Rutgers U.), "Hypertext Review" (study of hypertext issues)
Sven Birkerts, Carolyn Guyer, Bob Stein, and Michael Joyce, " Page versus Pixel: Part One of FEED's Dialogue on Electronic Text " (June 1995)
Vannevar Bush
Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think" (1945) (the canonical essay that prophesied hypertext; originally published in The Atlantic Monthly)
"Conversation with Geoffrey Bennington" (on the relation between deconstruction and hypertext, the Internet, and information technology) (Seulemonde)
CREW: Compact for Responsive Electronic Writing ("a non-binding, strictly symbolic agreement among WWW authors promising to open their documents to links proposed by others in the community")
Derrida and Hypertext ("overview list all those hypertexts which make use of Derrida's theories") (Marc Zbyszynski, Brown U.)
J. Yellowlees Douglas, "Gaps, Maps And Perception: What Hypertext Readers (Don't) Do" (Perforations)
Bonnie Duncan, "Citing Hypermedia: Solving the Indexing Dilemma" (1998) (essay by the editor of the peer-reviewed online journal (Re)Soundings that lays out a suggested practical policy for the structure of journal file directories, file-naming conventions, etc.) ((Re)Soundings)
Eastgate Systems Home Page (commercial offerings of Mac Storyspace hypertext resources)
The Electronic Labyrinth
Homepage (major guide to the genealogy, philosophy, structure, and technology of hypertext (as related to literature); includes links to many short essays as well as online literary resources at U. Alberta) (Christopher Keep, Tim McLaughlin, robin)
Selected Resources:  
Guide to Publications on Hypertext Writing and Criticism 
Hypertext Terminology 
Literary Formats from Manuscripts to Electronic Texts (set of short informational essays on early precedents for contemporary hypertext and multimedia, ranging from palimpsenst and manuscripts through Blake and William Morris to electronic media)
The Non-Linear Tradition in Literature (short information pages with links regarding eight print authors of particular relevance to the age of hypertext: Sterne, Robbe-Grillet, Nabokov, Cortázar, O'Brien, Calvino, Pavic)
Re-Thinking the Book (short informational essays on the history of the book from its beginnings to contemporary hyper- and intertextuality)
Software Environments 
Software Environments for Hypertext Work 
Time Line (chronology with links to informational resources elsewhere in the site)
Writing and Reading Electronic Texts (short information essays on the structure, design, and process of authoring/reading hypertexts)
English Server: Multimedia/Hypermedia Resources (Carnegie Mellon U.)
Exposition S95 - Toward an Electronic Humanities: A Hypertext Poetics (hypertext project by Gregory Ulmer's graduate seminar in electronic culture, U Florida)
Jurgen Fauth, "Poles in Your Face: The Promises and Pitfalls of Hyperfiction" (Navigate through back issues to V 1, N 6, September 1995)
Terry Harpold, " Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Selected Bibliography (1991) "
Michael Heim [Show]
Hipertulia ("una página dedicada al hipertexto y a la hiperficción que quiere cubrir parcialmente el vacío que existe en castellano sobre estos asuntos") (Dept. de Filogogía Española, U. Complutense de Madrid)
History-of-Hypertext Timeline (Jorn Barger)
Hypertext (links, resources, essays)(George Landow, Brown University)
Hyperizons (annotated bibliography of original hypertext fiction, criticism, and related sites) (Michael Shumate, Duke U.)
HyperLiterature/HyperTheory HomePage (Virginia Tech)
Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Select Bibliography (extensive bibliography of the literature on this topic; includes live links where possible) (Scott Stebelman; George Washington U.)
Hypertext Theory Links (Communication Studies Dept., U. Iowa)
Hypertext as Group Practice (Mary Hocks, U. of Illinois)
Hypertext and Hypermedia: a select bibliography (bibliographies of conferences proceedings, journals, and anthologies; history and overview; theory and design; critique; background; and other hypertext bibliographies)(Terry Harpold, Georgia Tech)
Hypertext Literature Research Tools (Jack Lynch, Rutgers U.)
Hypertext, or Anti-Linear Navigation (beautifully-designed hypertext work on hypertext and poststructuralist theory) (Eric Feay)
Hypertext Terms 
Hypertext Theory As If the WWWeb Matters (identifies a series of "problems" to solve in web design) (Jorn Barger)
HyperTheory/HyperLiterature Annotated Bibliography (hypertext annotated bibliography of critical and theoretical works relevant to hypertext produced by graduate English class at Virginia Tech)
Jean A. Jacobson (U. Minnesota), "Some Considerations for the Use of Lists as Hypertextual Devices on HTML WWW Pages" 
Steven Johnson, "The Dickensian Memex; or, the 19th-Century Roots of Hypertext" ("The associative powers of hypertext, like any other feature of language, have a rich history. The editor of Feed explores how evolving verbal forms--in our century, the previous one, and the next--respond to the requirements of content")
Nancy Kaplan, " Politexts, Hypertext, and Other Cultural Formations in the Late Age of Print " (Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine)
Glenn A. Kurtz (San Francisco State U.) , "From Work to Hypertext: Authors and Authority in a Reader-Directed Medium" (1997) 
George P. Landow (Brown U.)
Home Page 
Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory & Technology (Chap. 1) 
Review of James Nyce and Paul Kahn's From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush & the Mind's Machine 
Lucid Mapping and Codex Transformissions in the Z-Buffer ("investigation of textual and narrative possibilities within three dimensional on-screen environments [specifically Virtual Reality Modeling Language, or VRML]") (Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, U. Kentucky)
Marist College English Web: Postmodern Theory, Cultural Studies, and Hypertext (Tom Goldpaugh)
Jerome McGann
Homepage (U. Virginia)
"Radiant Textuality" (the relation of online computing and hypertext to literary scholarship)
"The Rationale of HyperText" 
Keep, McLaughlin, and robin [sic], The Electronic Labyrinth ("...a study of hypertext technology, providing a guide to this rapidly growing field. We are most concerned with the implications of this medium for creative writers looking to move beyond traditional notions of linearity and univocity.")(hoste
Colin Moock
"The Aphasia of Similarity Disorder on the World Wide Web: Jakobson's Linguistic Poles and Hyper-Text" (1995) (essay)
Nebeneinander and Nacheinander (hypertext fiction)
Stuart Moulthrop (U. Baltimore)
Home Page of Stuart Moulthrop 
Hypertext Fiction by Stuart Moulthrop 
Selected Essays by Stuart Moulthrop
"Citescapes" (1995) 
"Error 404: Doubting the Web" (1999) 
"Getting Over the Edge" (1993-96) 
Hypertext 96: Seventh International Conference on Hypertext (report on conference by Stuart Moulthrop)
"In the Zones" (1989) 
"No War Machine" (1992-95) 
"Pushing Back: Living and Writing in Broken Space" (1997) 
"Traveling in the Breakdown Lane: A Principle of Resistance for Hypertext" (1994-95) 
Dave Norton (Brigham Young U.), Playgrounds, Mosaics, & Improvisation Structures: A Study of Collaborative Hypertext Composition in the Classroom and in Theory (an extensive hypertext project discussing hypertext collaboration and community, hypertext theory, the structuring of collaborative hypertexts, and hypertext literacy; can be read as a narrative, as a bundle of themes, or in full hypertextuality)
(Daniel Anderson, U. Texas Austin), Not Maimed but Malted (hypertext essay on hypertextuality and the relation between graphics and text; applied to the problem of freshmen composition)
On-Line Literary Resources: Hypertext (Jack Lynch, Rutgers U.)
Thorsten Schreiber (U. Bayreuth, Germany), English Literatures on the Internet (M.A. thesis offering a "comprehensive study of material about English Literature on the internet"; includes discussion of the nature and role of electronic resources and in-depth commentary on major sites)
Clay Shirky, "This Essay Doesn't Fit on Your Screen: An Essay on Web Fiction" 
Show Your Fetish (collective hypertext writing experiment using X-Change Space) (
Thoms Swiss (Drake U.) Hypertext and English Studies (course)
Tearing Down the Page (hypertext meditation/pastiche on the concept of "voice"; part of U. Florida Fetish project) (Cooper Shelbey, U. Florida)
Ted Nelson's Xanadu Project 
The Textual Tesseract Project (a critical and theoretical discussion of hypertext built around an intensively inter- and intra-linked collection of British Romantic poems; the collection serves as a "model" of hypertext designed to facilitate understanding how hypertext works in relation to networks of words and connotations in a standing corpus of literary works) (Arcadia Falcone, UC Berkeley),
John Tolva (Washington U.) "Ut Pictura Hyperpoesis: Spatial Form, Visuality, and the Digital Word" (1996) (The Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext, Washington D.C.)
U. Baltimore Publications Design Home Page 
John Unsworth
Homepage (U. Virginia)
"Theory and Practice of Hypertext" 
Usable Web: Hypermedia ("General hypermedia knowledge as applied to the Web")(Keith Instone)
What is Hypertext? 
Stephen Wilson (Conceptual Design, Art Dept, SFSU) Hypermedia & Interactive Theory, Web Design Links 
Xanadu Home Page (Ted Nelson's vision of hypertext=universe) (Andrew Pam)
X-Change S-pace (innovative forms-based gateway to collectively written and edited hypertexts; anyone can create an HTML document and mount it on this Hamburg server; anyone can edit any HTML document in this "space"; the display "topography" of the s
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Hypermedia Research & Theory
English Server: Multimedia/Hypermedia Resources (Carnegie Mellon U.)
Michael Ester (Luna Imaging), "Image Use in Art - Historical Practice" 
Fast Multiresolution Image Querying ("We are exploring a strategy for searching through an image database, in which the query is expressed either as a low-resolution image from a scanner or video camera, or as a rough sketch painted by the user") (Jacobs, Finkelstein, Salesin, U.
Hypermedia Research Centre 
A Hypermedia Timeline (Kevin Hughes)
Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Select Bibliography (extensive bibliography of the literature on this topic; includes live links where possible) (Scott Stebelman; George Washington U.)
The Informedia Project ("The overarching goal of the Informedia initiatives is to achieve machine understanding of video and film media, including all aspects of search, retrieval, visualization and summarization in both contemporaneous and archival content collections") (Carnegie Mellon U.)
Glenn A. Kurtz (San Francisco State U.)
Multimedia Theory and Experimental Fiction (well-selected set of links on these topics)
Multimedia Theory and Criticism (1997) (course)
Jerome McGann (UVA), "The Rossetti Archive and Image-based Electronic Editing" 
MIT Media Lab 
Multimedia Law
J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe, "Multimedia Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developers and Publishers" 
Fred Greguras & Sandy J. Wong, "Multimedia Content and the Super Highway: Rapid Acceleration or Foot on the Brake?" 
WWW Multimedia Law (Sandy Jane Wong)
NYU Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) 
Christy Sheffield Sanford
Homepage of Christy Sheffield Sanford (mixed genre artist/creative writer using advanced Web techniques to experiment with text-graphics interaction)
Madame de Lafayette Book of Hours Page (unique, image- and frame-intensive, hypertext meditation inspired by "the life, time or characters of Madame de Lafayette)
Red Mona (a mixed genre work using "flash-cards" with text, images, sound inspired by the Guy de Maupassant story, Petit Soldat)
"Safara in the Beginning," a Moving-Book ("a web-novel set in the seventeenth century")
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Research & Theory On Virtual Communities, Moos, Muds
Amy Bruckman & Mitchel Resnick, "The MediaMOO Project: Constructionism and Professional Community" (1995) 
Building Authentic Communities in Virtual Spaces (Web site for the Collaborative Writing Worshop about computers & community at the Computers and Writing Conference, El Paso, May 18, 1995)
Center for the Study of Online Communities (UCLA)
DesignSphere Online (aims to "build an electronic community for the communications arts, graphic arts, prepress and printing industry") (Cogent Software, Inc.)
E_MOO Central ("Dedicated to research and development in MUD and MOO technology")
Don Langham (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), "The Common Place MOO: Orality and Literacy in Virtual Reality" (1994) (Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine)
Michael Heim (on Cyberculture page)
MOObasics *
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Interface Theory
Advanced Visual Interfaces (May 25-27, 1998, Italy) (conference)
Georgia Tech U. Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center 
Human Interface Technology Lab Projects
Human Interface Technology Lab Homepage (U. Washington)
Knowledge Base Project (Human Interface Technology Lab, U Washington)
A Retinal Display for Virtual-Environment Applications (Human Interface Technology Lab, U Washington)
InterFace Magazine (computer interface theory and practice)
Liquid Information Organization (site dedicated to envisioning a future, more "fluid" integration of information; the "liquid information environment" is "total integration, and not just an information tsunami. . . . It's where you can edit information as though you were working with oil paint; as simple as a brush and canvas, and as fluid. It's where there are no more information ghettos where multimedia whiz bang encyclopedia hold their contents hostage")
The Magic Lens Interface (Xerox PARC)
Tim Rohrer (U. Oregon), "Feelings Stuck in a GUI Web: Metaphors, Image-Schemas and Designing the Human Computer Interface" 
User Interface Research at Xerox PARC (text file)
Visible Language Workshop (MIT Media Lab)
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VRML (Virtual Reality Markup Language)
Abulafia Gallery (interactive 3-D gallery, with VRML) (Matthew Lewis)
Matthew Kirschenbaum, U. Maryland "Lucid Mapping and Codex Transformissions in the Z-Buffer" ("investigation of textual and narrative possibilities within three dimensional on-screen environments [specifically Virtual Reality Modeling Language, or VRML]")
Morten Soby, "Possessed by Virtual Reality" 
Morten Sby, "Possessed by Virtual Reality" 
Ocean of the Streams of Story: Virtual Worlds at U. Virginia (Dan Ancona / IATH, U. Virginia)
Virtual COHO: Space Physics in 3-D (visualizations in 3-D VRML of COHO plasma physics experiments aboard ongoing NASA deep space missions)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) Forum 
VRML from HELL (Kevin Hughes)
VRML Links (links to technical help; history; VRML browsers and tools; projects and events; and future of VRML)(David McConville)
VRML Repository ("...The VRML Repository is an impartial, comprehensive, community resource for the dissemination of information relating to VRML.")
VRML Web Ring ("The VRML Ring consists of websites linked together to form a "Tour" of VRML content sites. Unlike a simple list of links, the VRML Ring will provide a guided tour of the VR websites linked together by the VRML Ring.") (David Maloney)
Web 3D Consortium ("The Web3D Consortium was formed to provide a forum for the creation of open standards for Web3D specifications, and to accelerate the worldwide demand for products based on these standards through the sponsorship of market and user education programs")
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Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
TEI: An Introduction (Lou Burndard, Oxford U. Computing Services)
TEI Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (U. Virginia)
TEI: Text Encoding Initiative Home Page 
Text Encoding (TGI and SGML) (Kita Lab, Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima Univ, Japan)
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SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language)
Babble: A Synoptic Unicode Browser (multilingual "SGML-capable synoptic text tool that can display multiple texts in parallel windows. . . . allows multilingual texts, using mixed character sets, to be displayed simultaneously. . . ."; downloadable p
Lou Burnard, "What is SGML, and How Does It Help?" 
A Little Bit of SGML (Dianne Gorman)
SGML: Academic Projects (deep page with links to projects and info at major centers of academic SGML development; describes each center) (Robin Cover)
SGML Bibliography (Robin Cover)
SGML on the Web (info and links regarding SGML and new developments in the SGML/Web interface) (NCSA/SoftQuad)
SGML Web Page (info about the Standard Generalized Markup Language with links to further resources) (Robin Cover)
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Publishing Industry & Technology
Biblioteca: A Project Extending Electronic Publishing ("Biblioteca testifies to the growing importance of electronic media in the composition and distribution of contemporary writing. It consists of chapbook-length texts published through the Electronic Poetry Center [Buffalo], including those already published in conjuction with Rif/t as well as hypermedia works and archival republications of significant typographic works") (Electronic Publishing Center)
Colin Day (U. Michigan Press), "The Economics of Electronic Publishing: Some Preliminary Thoughts" 
Educom Review Publishing Index (online articles on digital and multimedia publishing)
Joseph J. Esposito (Pres. of Encyclopedia Britannica), "The Future of Publishing" 
Joel Felix (Assoc. Ed., EBR), "L'Affaire PMC The Postmodern Culture-Johns Hopkins University Press Conversation" (on the controversy surrounding the move of the Postmodern Culture online journal from a public-access site to a subscription site) (EBR: Electronic Book Review, Winter 1997/98)
Lightning Print, Inc. ("provides 'on-demand' printing and distribution services to the book industry. LPI books are stored electronically and printed, one at a time, as ordered by booksellers and librarians through book wholesalers"; see the story in the New York
Network-Based Electronic Publishing of Scholarly Works: A Selective Bibliography ("This bibliography presents selected works, published between 1990 and the present, that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. It does not provide detailed coverage of the substantial
Ann Okerson (Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing of the Assoc. of Research Libraries), "Back to Academia? The Case for American Universities to Publish Their Own Research" (1991) 
Overview of Online Publication (excellent bibliography with links) (Willard McCarty)
J. E. Rawlins, "The New Publishing: Technology's Impact on the Publishing Industry" (text file on impact of technology on the publishing industry)
J. Sairamesh et. al., "Economic Framework for Pricing and Charging in Digital Libraries" (1996) (D-Lib)
Daniel Schutzer (Financial Services Technology Consortium, Citibank), "A Need For A Common Infrastructure Digital Libraries and Electronic Commerce" (1996) (D-Lib)
Linda Scovill, "Librarians and Publishers in the Scholarly Information Process: Transition in the Electronic Age" (Council on Library Resources/Assoc. of American Publishers)
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History of Language Technology (print & other language techs as reseen from the vantage of the computer age)
Joshua Graham Baldner, "The Telephone: Impact and Expansion" 
Charles Bernstein (State U. of New York, Buffalo), Review of Johanna Drucker, The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923 (1994) (Project Muse, Johns Hopkins U. Press)
Bodleian Library Image Catalogue (.gif and .jpg images of manuscripts; thumbnail index and higher-resolution)
Center for Book Arts (Richard Minsky)
Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at U. Missouri, Columbia 
Daniel Chandler (U. Wales Aberystwyth) [Show]
The Classic Typewriter Page (Richard Polt)
Color Printing in the 19th Century (exhibition at Hugh M. Morris Library U. Delaware Library; includes explanations of
COOL: Conservation Online (Stanford U.)
Sean Cubitt (Liverpool John Moores U., UK), "The Co-Evolution of Voice and Machine from Typewriter to Hypertext" (Freebase)
Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas (U. Penn. Library exhibition from the collections of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation and the Rosenbach Museum & Library; includes images, explanations, and essays)
Early Printed Books Project, Oxford U. 
The Electronic Pedagogy Page of Slippery Rock U. (Nancy A. Barta-Smith / Raylene Thompson)
Don Etherington & Matt Roberts, Etherington and Roberts Dictionary-Electronic Edition (glossary of bookbinding and conservation terms)
Feminism and Writing Technologies ("investigates specific technologies--such as, alphabet, moveable type, index, pencil, typewriter, xerox machine, computer, internet--which are historically and currently enmeshed in multinational divisions of labor") (Katie King, U. Maryland)
John Miles Foley, "Oral Formulaic Theory and Research: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography" (1985) 
Friedrich A. Kittler Bibliography (Peter Krapp, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Michael Fuller (U. Calif., Irvine), "Gatekeepers of Memory: Issues in the Chinese Efforts to Organize Their Textual Legacy" 
Graphion's Online Type Museum 
J. Hillis Miller (U. California, Irvine), "Graphic or Verbal: A Dilemma" (1998) (on the Victorian "multimedia" novel; drawn in part from Miller's Black Holes, 1999)
History of Art and Computing ("an exploration of parallel events in the evolution of arts and computers") (Victoria Vesna, U. California, Santa Barbara)
History of Books and Printing: A Research Guide (bibliographies) (New York Public Library)
History of Printing (Geoffrey Rubinstein / Jones Telecommunications & Multimedia Encyclopedia)
Images of Orality and Literacy in Greek Iconography of the Fifth, Fourth and Third Centuries BCE (James O'Donnell)
Information Age: People, Information & Technology (Smithsonian Exhibit: pictures and info from the history of early telegraphy, telephony, and cybernetics)
Introduction to Bookbinding (Douglas W. Jones, U. Iowa)
Jan Tschichold Page (info, bilbiography, and some illustrations relating to Tschichold, who defined the "New Typography" in 1928) (Sherry Heinz)
Bruce Jones , "The History of Printing" (U. California, San Diego), [Show]
Kevin S. Kiernan (U. Kentucky), "Digital Preservation, Restoration, and Dissemination of Medieval Manuscripts" 
Katie King (U. Maryland), The Politics of the Oral and the Written: Feminism and Writing Technologies (course)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek: Historical Dutch Bookmaking & Typography
Book Bindings and Design 
Decorated Paper and Papermaking 
Modern Typography and Design 
Typography and Design Until 1800 
A Leonardo da Vinci Notebook (Codex Arundel) (British Library exhibit)
Media History Project
Homepage 
Comics 
Computing 
The Dead Media Archives 
Film 
General Historical Reference 
Journalism 
Keywords, Concepts, & Theorists 
Oral & Scribal Culture 
Photography 
Printing & Print Culture 
Radio 
Sound Recording 
Telegraphy 
Telephony 
Television 
Time Line/Media History 
James J. O'Donnell (U. Penn)
Course
Burning Books 
Chinese Textual Practices 
"Course Bibliography" 
(course) Transformations of Language (1991) 
Literary Resources: Bibliography & History of the Book (annotated links) (Jack Lynch, Rutgers U.)
The Planets and Their Children: A Blockbook of Medieval Popular Astrology ("a hypermedia presentation of a blockbook or "Planetenbuch", in which I have attempted to make the 15th-century experience of reading a popular astrology text accessible to a modern, nonspecialist audience") (Marianne Hansen)
Prairie Paper Project (Douglas W. Jones, U. Iowa)
Printing: History and Development (overview) (Jones International Ltd.)
Printmaking: On Line Information
Homepage (Arvon Wellen, Anglia Polytechnic U., Cambridge, UK)
Links Related to Printmaking 
Printmaking Techniques and History 
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Bibliography & History of the Book (U. Waterloo)
RuneType: The Rune Typology Project--Computerizing Runic Inscriptions at the History Museum in Bergen) (searchable)
SHARP Web: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Publishing
Homepage (metapage of publisher archives, publishers' pages, syllabi, bibliographies, online exhibits, calls for papers, and other resources related to the history of published discourse) (Patrick Leary, Indiana U., Bloomington)
Prospectus for Book History MA (includes bibliography) (Robin Alston, U. College, London, for SHARPWeb),
Publishers' Archives: Weedon List (text file)
Publishers' Archives: Albinski List (text file)
Publishers' Materials at the McFarlin Library, U. of Tulsa (Sidney F. Huttner, U. of Tulsa, for SHARPWeb)
SHARP-L: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Publishing Listserv (info & subscription address)
Emery Snyder (Princeton U.), "Baroque Simulacra" (1996) (on the relation between early modern manuscript culture, mnemotechnics, historical reading habits, the book, and hypertext)
Technology of the Word in the Middle Ages (manuscript images) (Jim O'Donnell, U. Penn)
Tom Davis (Birmingham U.) (page for courses on bibliography [printing, handwriting, the web] and on theories of the mind)
Daniel Traister (U. Penn) (Course Syllabi)
"History of Books and Printing" 
"History of Books and Printing, 1800-1950" 
Typography Online ("Since 1984 the computer has somewhat revolutionized the way printed matter is manufactured with the sad result that many good typographers have gone out of trade. This is but history repeating itself...") (Nnee Publishing Online)
U. Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Program 
U. of Iowa Center for the Book
Homepage 
Handmade Papers 
U. of Iowa Conservation Lab 
U. of Lund, Sweden: Division for the History of Books and Libraries 
Kim H. Veltman, "Space, Time and Perspective in Print Culture and Electronic Media" (claims "that perspective is not simply a Renaissance phenomenon; that its temporal and kinetic dimensions actually require electronic media; that these have basic implications for our concepts of knowledge and that a new era in the understanding of persp
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Computers & Composition
The Alliance for Computers and Writing 
Chorus: Exploring New Media in the Arts & Sciences
Homepage of CHORUS (Todd Blayone, et al. / College Writing Programs, U. California, Berkeley)
Composition (Maggie Sokolik)
Consumptive Writing (A Fatal Strategy) (unique site that presents an anti-"process" approach to the philosophy and practice of composition teaching on the basis of cross-disciplinary reflections centered on Baudrillard's philosophy) (Matthew Levy, U. Texas, Arlington)
CyberSpaces: Pedagogy and Performance on the Electronic Frontier
Homepage (journal is devoted to issues broken up into three major sections: Pedagogy, Performance, and Intersections; all articles viewable online)(Works and Days 25/26 Volume 13, Numbers 1 & 2, 1995)
"Body Language: The Resurrection of the Corpus in Text-Based VR" (Candance Lang)
" Building a World With Words: The Narrative Reality of Virtual Communities " (Beth E. Kolko)
"MOO or Mistakenness" (Michael Joyce)
Cyberspace Writing Center Consultation Project (collaborative writing instruction between Roane St. Community College, Harriman, Tennessee and U. Arkansas, Little Rock; uses a MOO for consultation between undergraduates in Tennessee and graduate students in Arkansas)
Interface Design for Educational Multimedia (information pertaining to human-computer interface; interface design; cognitive approaches to interface design; and sample applications, notably
Carole Meyers (Emory U./Georgia Tech U.)
Communication, Document Design and the World Wide Web (paper describing an assignment used in a Technical Writing course)
Technical Writing (course)
MOO Central (excellent page of links, resources, and information on educational use of MOOs) (U. Pittsburgh) *
Multimedia for College-Level Writing (good collection of links to educational software resources) (Chris Coleman, Humber C.)
Owls
Dakota State University Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Patricia Ericsson)
Purdue On-Line Writing Lab 
rhetcomp.com ("portal to sites relevant to the field of rhetoric and composition") (Matthew Levy, U. Texas at Arlington)
RhetNet: A CyberJournal for Rhetoric and Writing 
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Cyberethics, Cyberlaw, and Cyberprivacy
Cyberethics
Robert N. Barger, Notre Dame U.)
Computer Ethics Cases (Robert N. Barger, Notre Dame U.)
Robert Barger (Notre Dame) Computer Ethics (course)
Society, Religion, and Technology Project (objectives: "to foster an informed understanding in society of the issues which confront it as a result of current and future technologies, and to inform the churches of key developments To provide opportunities for technologists to reflect on the ethical implications of their work;To respond with considered judgement to Government bodies on technological issues; To contribute actively to European and international debates on these issues.") (Church of Scotland)
Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (metapage of computing-ethics resources) (School of Computing Sciences, De Montfort U., UK)
Homepage of Centre for Computing & Social Responsibility 
Simon Rogerson (De Montfort U., UK), "But IS IT Ethical?" 
Simon Rogerson & Terrell Ward Bynum, "Cyberspace: the Ethical Frontier" (originally published in Times Higher Education Supplement
Computer & Information Ethics Resources on WWW (Centre for Applied Ethics, U. British Columbia)
Fergus Duniho (U. Rochester), Computer Ethics (course)
Envisioning a Global Information Infrastructure: Project on The Ethical, Legal and Technological Aspects of Computer Network Use and Abuse (Directorate for Science and Policy Programs / American Association for the Advancement of Science)
ETHICOMP98: Fourth International Conference on Ethical Issues of Information Technology (March 25-27, 1998, Erasmus U., The Netherlands)
Bonnie Kaplan and Nick Bostrom (Yale U.) The Ethics and Policy of New Technologies (course)
International Center for Information Ethics ("an academic website on information ethics. It is a platform for exchanging information about worldwide teaching and research in our field") (Stuttgart U., Germany)
Chris McDonald (U. British Columbia), "The Ethics of Web Site Engineering" 
Netfuture: Technology and Human Responsibility (weekly newsletter that submits the net to ethical, social, political critique) (Steve Talbott)
Diana Oblinger "Computer and Network Security and Higher Education's Core Values" (2003) 
Wendy Robinson (Duke U.) Ethics and the Internet: Pervasive Computing in the Digital Age (course)
Simon Rogerson and Terrell Ward Bynum, "Information Ethics: The Second Generation" (1996) ("there is increasing evidence that computer professionals do not recognise when and where ethical issues present themselves") (Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort U., UK)
Science and Engineering Ethics ("A multi-disciplinary quarterly journal, launched in 1995, exploring ethical issues confronting scientists and engineers": includes refereed papers and reviews; editorials, comments, letters; educational resources; book and conference reports;
Cyberlaw
Berkeley Technology Law Journal  
Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard Law)
J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe "Multimedia Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developers and Publishers" (1996) 
Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP (NY, LA, and Hartford based law firm with emphasis on high-technology and new-media law [as well as other areas]; page includes writings and links on the issues)
The Center for Democracy and Technology ("a non-profit public interest organization based in Washington DC. The Center's mission is to develop and advocate public policies that advance constitutional civil liberties and democratic values in new computer and communications technologies")
CIS- Stanford Center for Internet and Society 
Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues
Berkeley Intellectual Property Weblog 
Copyfight: The Politics of IP ("we'll explore the nexus of legal rulings, Capitol Hill policy-making, technical standards development and technological innovation that creates--and will recreate--the networked world as we know it. Among the topics we'll touch on: intellectual property conflicts, technical architecture and innovation, the evolution of copyright, private vs. public interests in Net policy-making, lobbying and the law, and more")
Derek Slater (Harvard) A Copyfighter's Musings ("his blog is primarily a place to discuss current copyright/internet law issues. This blog will mostly focus on questions I have about the future of copyright with respect to the Internet and digital media. My posts will point towards one question: "what is the best possible policy for copyright in the digital age?"
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights (links to resources; emphasis on libraries) (Berekeley Digital Library)
Creative Commons ("Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright")
Cory Doctorow "Digital Rights Management" (2004) (talk presented to Microsoft on the futility of DRM) (link to text, annotated version of text, audio versions, and translations)
Intellectual Property Online: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law) [Show]
Ernest Miller (Yale Law) "The Importance Of . . ." ("research and writing on cyberlaw, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues")
Kevin J. Heller Tech Law Advisor ("an Internet and Intellectual Property Law weblog")
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
U.S. Copyright Office 
Cybercensorship [Show]
Educom Legal & Policy Index (articles on legal issues relating to information technology, including privacy and copyright law) (Educom Review)
EFF - The Electronic Frontier Foundation ("Based in San Francisco, EFF is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect our fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties. Among our various activities, EFF opposes misguided legislation, initiates and defends court cases preserving individuals' rights, launches global public campaigns, introduces leading edge proposals and papers, hosts frequent educational events, engages the press regularly, and publishes a comprehensive archive of digital civil liberties information at one of the most linked-to websites in the world")
E-Law Page (articles from the "Technology Law" column in the Chicago Daily Law Bullein and other technology law resources) (David Loundy)
Envisioning a Global Information Infrastructure: Project on The Ethical, Legal and Technological Aspects of Computer Network Use and Abuse (Directorate for Science and Policy Programs / American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Fred Greguras & Sandy J. Wong, "Multimedia Content and the Super Highway: Rapid Acceleration or Foot on the Brake?" (2004) 
Bernard J. Hibbitts (U. Pittsburgh School of Law), "Last Writes?: Re-assessing the Law Review in the Age of Cyberspace" 
Marjorie W. Hodges And Steven L. Worona
"The First Amendment in Cyberspace" (1997) (Cause/Effect:A practitioner's journal about managing and using information resources on college and university campuses)
"Legal Underpinnings for Creating Campus Computer Policy" (1996) (Cause/Effect)
The Information Law Web ("A Collection of People, Places and Things That Can Help You Understand Your Rights in the Emerging Information Age")
Journal of Online Law ("an electronic publication of scholarly essays about law and online communications--law and cyberspace") (William & Mary C.)
Law Meme ("a law and technology weblog affiliated with Yale Law School and was founded in 2001. Our links and articles focus on the mutual influence of technological development and legal doctrine. LawMeme is staffed by Yale students, but we welcome submissions from all readers")
"Legal, Privacy, and Security Issues in Electronic Commerce" (links to articles, organizations, and resources) (U. New Brunswick)
Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law)
Lawrence Lessig homepage 
Lawrence Lessig "Code is Law: On Liberty in Cyberspace" (2000) 
Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law) "The Laws of Cyberspace" (1998) 
Lawrence Lessig blog 
Lawrence Lessig (Stanford Law) Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lockdown Culture and Control Creativity (2004) (resources related to the book and link to full text of the book)
David Loundy, "E-Law 4.0: Computer Information Systems Law & System Operator Liability" (1998) (essay)
Declan McCullagh Politech ("the oldest Internet resource devoted to politics and technology. Launched in 1994, the Politech mailing list has chronicled the growing intersection of law, culture, technology, and politics. Since 2000, so has the Politech web site")
Richmond Journal of Law & Technology ("the first exclusively online law journal")
Stanford Law, Science, and Technology Program 
UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
Homepage (a regularly updated site enabling the online community to contemplate these issues carefully) (Stuart Biegel, UCLA)
Cyberspace Law Bibliography ("With the growth and development of Cyberspace Law as a separate discipline, a dynamic new body of scholarship has emerged. The Online Institute's Cyberspace Law Bibliography -- updated regularly since 1995 -- provides an overview of recent books an
WWW Multimedia Law (Sandy Jane Wong)
Cyberprivacy
John Nockleby (Loyola Law School) CyberPrivacy (2003) (course) (Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Harvard Law)
EPIC- Electronic Privacy Information Center 
Gender and Electronic Privacy (Electronic Privacy Information Center)
The Great Big Privacy Page (large page of Internet privacy, anonymity, and security resources and info) (Steve Harris)
HotWired and Wired Privacy Archive (HotWired Ventures)
"Legal, Privacy, and Security Issues in Electronic Commerce" (links to articles, organizations, and resources) (U. New Brunswick)
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (San Diego, California) (organization that guards against erosion of privacy in a technological age; includes resources on privacy issues) (ManyMedia)
RFID- Radio Frequency ID Tag Issues (EPIC)
RFID Privacy Workshow (2003) (Mass. Institutue of Technology)
Seth Schoen (EFF) "Trusted Computing: Promise and Risk" (2003) 
"Trust and Privacy Online: Why Americans Want to Rewrite the Rules" (2000) (Pew Internet and American Life Project)
USA Patriot Act and Privacy Issues 
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Course Syllabi
Randy Bass (Georgetown U.) A Bigger Place to Play, or, Text, Knowledge, and Pedagogy in the Electronic Age 
"COLLAB-l: CyberWars"
Homepage of COLLAB-l: CyberWars ("two seminars being offered at two different geographical sites")
Cynthia A. Haynes (U. Texas, Dallas), "Baudrillard and the Problem of Simulation/Mimesis" 
Victor J. Vitanza (U. Texas, Arlington), "Baudrillard and the Problem of Simulation" 
Michael Hancher (U. Minnesota),
Selective Annotated Bibliography 
Seminar Papers 
Len Hatfield (Virginia Tech), Open Sesame: Hypertheory/Hyperliterature" 
Martin Irvine & William Drake (Georgetown U.), Intro to Communication, Culture, and Technology (core course of the new Georgetown M.A. program in Communication, Culture, and Technology)
Michael Joyce (Vassar C.)
Homepage 
"Hypertext Rhetorics and Poetics" 
"Phanopoeia/Hypermedia" 
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (U. Kentucky), Literary Narrative in an Information Age ("How does literary culture perform its age-old ritual of narrative in an era when fragmentary and discrete units of information . . . have become the dominant means by which we communicate")
Glenn A. Kurtz (San Francisco State U.), Multimedia Theory and Criticism (1997) (course)
Jack Lynch (Rutgers U.), From Epic to Hypertext 
David S. Miall (U. Alberta), Reading, Hypertext, and the Fate of Literature (graduate course; includes well-developed set of hyperlinked notes and links)
James J. O'Donnell (U. Penn)
Cultures of the Book (1996) ("explores ways in which the material forms of the 'book,' from antiquity to the present, shape the cultures of those who use them")
Transformations of Language (1991) 
Rita Raley (U. California, Santa Barbara)
Electronic Literature and Culture (well-developed, broadly-conceived graduate course on information culture, hypertext, and art; includes good selection of links)
Wendy Gale Robinson (U. North Carolina At Chapel Hill/Duke U.),
Ethics Sources 
Legal and Civic Resources 
Readings and Surfings 
Relevant Periodicals 
Techno-Cultural Media Resources 
Thoms Swiss (Drake U.) Hypertext and English Studies 
Daniel Traister (U. Penn)
"History of Books and Printing" 
"History of Books and Printing, 1800-1950" 
Transcriptions: Literary History and the Culture of Information
Homepage (NEH-sponsored curricular development and research project designed to integrate literary and technological studies; includes courses, colloquia, topics pages, and resources that interweave two sets of themes: the current social and cultural contexts that
Selected Courses Relevant to the Technology of Writing:  
Alan Liu (U. California, Santa Barbara), The Culture of Information (lecture course that "brings writings about information society together with works of new literature and art to study the following aspects of information: information as media, communication, and 'new media'; information as work and power; and information as identity")
Carol Pasternack (U. California, Santa Barbara), From Scroll to Screen (explores "the differences in telling a tale orally, in writing, in print, and on the computer screen")
Chris Schedler (U. California, Santa Barbara), "Weaving Webs: Native American Literature, Oral Tradition, and Internet" (course that studies the relation between the rhetorical and narrative strategies of Native American writers and oral traditions; also examines and tests "notions of the Internet as a new form of orality and tribalism against Native American understa
Gregory Ulmer (U Florida, Gainesville), "Electronic Culture" 
John Unsworth (U. Virginia)
"Discourse Networks" 
"Theory and Practice of Hypertext" 
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Technology of Writing Conferences
Advanced Visual Interfaces (May 25-27, 1998, Italy) 
Beyond Gutenberg: Hypertext and the Future of the Humanities (Yale Univ. Conference, May 1994)
Digital Resources for the Humanities (Sept. 14-15, 1997, Oxford U.) (online papers)
Ed-Media / Ed-Telecom: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications (June 20-25, 1998, Freiburg, Germany) 
From Manuscript to CD-Rom: Reexamining Text, Image, and Performance (UCSB, Feb. 16-17, 1996) (announcement & call for papers) (UCSB French & Italian Dept.)
Humanities Computing and the Internet: Calls for Papers (U. Penn English Dept.)
Teaching Communication Skills in a Technological Era (Monash U., Australia, Sept. 16-17, 1996) (Anita Jawary)
Untangling the Web (April 26, 1996, U. Calif. Santa Barbara) ("This conference will explore ways that librarians can make the best use of the world wide web in all its theoretical and practical aspects, including organizing and evaluating resources, managing a web server, and using the web for reference, techn
Western Humanities Conference 1997: Information, Technology and the Humanities (Oct. 17-19, 1997, U. California, Riverside) (includes live online events) Thanks for assistance in maintaining this page to


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