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The Tate Museum's online gallery features two new commissions: Tate in Space by Susan Collins and BorderXing Guide by Heath Bunting.

A new issue of Beehive is now available!

Jessica Irish's gorgeous Inflat-o-scape is featured at Iowa Review Web. features a wide array of intriguing works including Definition by Mac Dunlop, a series of poetic examination of one's inner and outer identities and cultures; and Flash Explorations by Jess Loseby, which creates a "cyber-domestic aesthetic" via text, sound, and photographs.

New from Donna Leishman: The Bloody Chamber, a Flash narrative with music by Mogwai.

If you liked Dervish Flowers, more of Nicolas Clauss' Flash animations are available at Flying Puppet.

Just finished: Inside the Skull-House by Joel Weishaus. Congratulations, Joel!

New from Jason Nelson: PLUSH.

There is new work at the Banner Art Collective by Lee Smith, Jessica Loseby, Alexandra Reill, Bruec, Kanarinka, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, and Brandon Barr.

Matthew Purdy sends word of a new hypertext novella, Echoes by Gina Liotta and Kristina Seerkamp. Thanks, Matthew!

Andy Campbell's new online project is Spawn.Thanks, Andy!

mark(s) v3.01 features the visual art of Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Sherry Hendrick and Jim Pallas, poetry by Norene Cashen and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, by Mez, and an essay by Kristen Prevallet.

Issue 2 of Whalelane is now available.

New at banners by Babel, Roberto Echen, Ji Bet, Millie Niss, and Tamara Lai.

Mario Lima Cavalcanti sends word of Ziege's Mansion, a new interactive fiction on the Web.

Fran Illich sends word of a new project, modem drama. The piece was shown at the Biennal Torino 2002, and will appear in July at the Banff New Media Institute.

Blas Valdez sends word of a set of hypertextual short stories, Pain & Viceversa / Dolor y Vice Versa.

Paper Music, Ear Ink, a new series of visual poems by Robert Kendall, appears in Notre Dame Review (Issue 13). Congratulations, Rob!

Blue Company, the tale told by email about a time-traveling marketing employee and his company, returns on 13 May. Subscriptions are $15.

Brandon Barr's Banner Art Collective has new works by Joseph Franklyn McElroy, Tom Dannecker, Catharine Daly, and Antoine Schmitt.

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey writes: " has been updated for the month of April, with the addition of Doodleflak, a new Flash-based hyperfiction. Doodleflak is the latest in a series of works that attempt to merge ideas from the media of comics and hyperfiction in order to further develop the new hybrid medium of the hypercomic." Thanks, Daniel!

Check out Poetry in Motion, a site by Joerg Piringer devoted to what he calls "a dynamic interactive environment for typographic hyperpoetry."

The new issue of Tattoo Highway includes hypertext by Deena Larsen.

New work by award-winning artist dane: them, a Flash animation, is now available at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery.

Intriguing: parole is "a dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city...a vast, loose, heterogeneous website...Currently about 900 words, related to the transformation of the urban landscape, are organised in a hypermedia database, along with more than 1000 links. Images, texts, quotations, comments, fragments of text, links to external websites, videos, sounds, webcams are some of the scattered elements which constitute its fragmented mosaic." A project of Gruppo A12, Udo Noll, and Peter Scupelli.

New at Tattoo Highway: Dreams of Cobras, a new hypertext by Deena Larsen. Also in this issue: The Year of the Pig, a short story by Richard Holeton, author of Eastgate's newest hypertext, Figurski at Findhorn on Acid.Congratulations, Deena and Rich!

New at Turbulence: The Secret Life of Numbers by Golan Levin, with assistance from Martin Wattenberg, Jonathan Feinberg, David Becker, David Elashoff and Shelley Wynecoop. From the press release:

The Secret Life of Numbers is about the popularity of numbers. With the aid of custom software, public search engines and powerful statistical techniques the artists conducted an exhaustive empirical study to determine the relative popularity of every integer between one and one million. The resulting popularity profile exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns and singularities which reflect and refract our culture, our minds and our bodies. The analyses are returned to the public in the form of an interactive visualization, the aim of which is to provoke awareness of one's own numeric manifestations.

The new issue of Beehive includes work by Eric Lammerman, Kenji Siratori, Gordon Rumson, Ellen Zweig, Kevin Magee, Alison Daniel, Kominos Zervos, and many more.

The latest issue of New River includes work by Ed Falco and Deena Larsen.

From November 15th to November 25th, readers of Jennifer Ley's the amniotic meander (just published at The Blue Moon) will be able to bid at eBay for some of the props used to create the visuals for this story, with proceeds going to the September 11th Children's Fund.

Odile Endres sends word of a new work, Gleitzeit {color:blue}, which was nominated for dtv/t-online's digital literature award. In German.

Susan Marie Frontczak announces, which includes a link to "MANYA," a "living history" of the life of Marie Curie.

New at Blue Moon: An all-hypermedia issue curated by M. D. Coverley, featuring new work by Adrienne Eisen, Shelley Jackson, Pamela Jackson, Diane Greco, Deena Larsen, geniwate, Judy Malloy, Jennifer Ley, Stephanie Strickland, Claire Dinsmore, Geoffrey Gatza, and Giselle Beiguelman.

frAme6, the latest issue of trAce's Journal of Culture and Technology is now online. This issue, edited by Simon Mills, Sue Thomas and Helen Whitehead, contains six pieces on the theme of Net : Spirit by Randy Adama, Linda Carroli, Deena Larsen, Talan Memmott, Eryk Salvaggio, and Duc Thuan. Congratulations, trAce!

The fall issue of Poems that Go is now available.

Check out Tony Oursler's TimeStream: A History of Media, the first work of net art commissioned by New York's Museum of Modern Art. Oursler's site allows visitors to explore a loose and eclectic history of media that includes ancient Egyptian modes of communication, the camera obscura, cathode-ray tubes, and X-ray devices.

The new issue of Drunken Boat features Web art by Talan Memmott, Geniwate, Joseph Nechvatal, and many others.

If poetry, in its larger sense, can be said to be any act born of precise observation and transformed into metaphoric representation, then thriving around us, in the guise of science or upon chipped brick city walls, an uncanonical poetry blooms...--Ravi Shankar, editor, Drunken Boat

Don't miss fractured, an edgy Flash experiment that wonderfully remediates the artist's notebook.

New Flash fiction from Andy Campbell: Facedown.

Jason Nelson sends links to new Flash work at heliozoa: Nine Attempts to Clone a Poem, frostbite2, Series Poems, Another Emotion, and Unfortunate and Reflecting.

The Salt River Review is publishing hypertexts! The Fall 2001 issue features Afterimage, a gorgeous hypermedia work based on a series on postcards from servicemen in Ethiopia in WWII, by M. D. Coverley, author of Califia.

New in the Eastgate Reading Room: What Fits, a hypertextual Web novella by Adrienne Eisen. In this darkly comic hypertext, the narrator will stop at nothing in her quest to get her boyfriend to say "I love you," and to find a job that pays 60K.

New from Simon Biggs: Babel.

Odile Endres sends word of two websites, and, both featuring mysterious and often compelling hybrids of hypertext and, including her newest piece, Gebeamt. In German.

Don't miss 100 Black Boxes, a grim hypertext fiction by Alistair Gentry. Inspired by the black box flight recorders of crashed planes, 100 Black Boxes is constructed from 100 last-gasp reflections of 100 words each, penned by 100 different characters.

New in the Eastgate Reading Room: him, award-winning Flash animation by dane.

Geoff Ryman's 253, a hypertext novel of the London Underground published on the Web in 1997, has a new Flash trailer in which the author provides a clear explanation of what hypertext is and how it adds to his work. The trailer is part of an article on Tube literature at ArtsOnline.

The new issue of Beehive, edited by Talan Memmott, is now online! In this issue: work by Thomas Zummer, William Poundstone, Adrian Miles, Jennifer Ley, Randy Adams, Ryan White, Diane Greco, Joe Keenan, and Doug Tanoury.

New at Text Online: Frgmnt_Four by Reiner Strasser and David Knoebel.

New at Turbulence: PRIVILEGE by Jay Murphy and Isabelle Sigal. From the press release: Privilege, a flash-based collaboration, is spun from a larger work; its fragments seek to accrete and produce a sort of subliminal confrontation with their ever-shifting subject matter, much as the body is reputed to create vortexes of healing and repose in response to traumas."

New at The Iowa Review Web:Winter Break by Adrienne Eisen.

New at Bornmag: A Student Asks Basho: What Is Victoria's Secret? by Tenaya Darlington and Nina David.

Fans of Web graphic novels may enjoy Black City, a seamy noir hypertext. Thanks, Marya Wolfman!

HypeOrFictions features stylish Flash work, including Alan Taff's brilliant, nightmarish Club Entropicana, and multiple renditions by various artists of Borges' story, The Aleph.

Three works from Brian Stefans, author of The Dream Life of Letters: Eunoia, a rendering of one chapter ("e") from an Oulipian project by Canadian poet Christian Bok in which he only uses one vowel per chapter; Inkblot, a long poem in Shockwave based on responses from Rorschach tests; and Stops and Rebels: a critique of hypertext.

Michael Joyce, author of many hypertexts including afternoon, a story and Twilight, recommends Captions from the Secret Book of Lost Cartoons by Tobias Rowan Seamon with illustrations by Andrea Morris, and Lazaytays by Andrea Morris.

The new issue of Cauldron and Net is now online, featuring work by Peter Ganick, Lawrence Upton and many others.

Jim Andrews introduces Nio, an interactive audio project that lets you interactively layer, associate, and sequence sounds and images, mixing your own music videos. Nio is a commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

New at the Electronic Poetry Center: Mike Kelleher's lume/2.

Anna Medvedeva and Sebastien Chevrel adapt Cortazar's The Lines of the Hand in an exceptional, witty Flash cartoon.

The Spring 2001 issue of Poems that Go is now available, featuring new work by Zahra Safavian, Laura McCabe and Adrianna de Barros. Other new PTG features include audio commentary by contributors and a moderated discussion space. Congratulations, Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar! is co-hosting SINGLECELL, "a monthly bestiary" of "online interactive life-forms discovered and reared by a diverse group of computational artists and designers."

Flash experiments: a new Praystation-inspired site, with open-source goodies: Mode4

Hyperart gallery Artifacts 6 is now online, sporting a new look and featuring work by Jim Andrews, Randy Adams, Misha Gordon, Mez, Reiner Strasser, and others.

The latest issue of Beehive contains work by Kenji Siratori, Mez Breeze, M. D. Coverley (author of Califia) and an interview with Gregory Ulmer by Talan Memmmott.

Organic Flash: Flight 404 experiments with Flash simulations of insect swarms, fish schools, and the aurora. (The navigation interface can be obscure. Each experiment resides in a "seat" in the airplane; for a good starting point, drag the selector to the Business Class cabin and click on seat 8C)

Transformers : Arcangel / Nechvatal , an online collaboration by Cory Arcangel and Joseph Nechvatal, is up now, from Moving Image Gallery in NYC. According to the press release, "Cory Arcangel and Joseph Nechvatal investigate in this exhibition transforming sentiments found in elements of the human experience through the use of computer technology. Through the transformation of reproducible information - whether biological or image-based - Nechvatal, and Arcangel create new relations between the life force and virtuality."

New at the Iowa Review Web: _][selec][text: co][deP][l][oetry]_ by mez.

New by Thuan Tran: Readme.txt

The next issue of Drunken Boat features contributions from over thirty artists, with some radical interactivity, sound/video/hypertext, and a visitor from beyond the grave. Thanks, Ravi Shankar!

New at the Electronic Poetry Center: Mike Kelleher's lume/2.

The latest installment of New River 8 features "A Study in Convergence" by Rob Kendall, author of A Life Set For Two.

New at the Iowa Review Web: The Impermanence Agent by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, a.c.chapman, Brion Moss and Duane Whitehurst. The Impermanence Agent was also at The New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) in January.

A new issue of frAme, guest edited by Christy Sheffield Sanford, inquires into "Digital Labour, for love or money?

The new issue of Beehive is now online, featuring new work from Alan Sondheim, Nick Montfort, Ana Maria Uribe, Morrigan, Rowan Wolf, Dirk Hine and P.C. Munoz.

Unexpected Flash style: ZANPO is an extensible space to explore, filled with Flash toys you can play with and offering readers a chance to stake a claim to their own plot of imaginary real estate.

Turbulence announces the launch of The Apartment, a new work by Marek Walczak and Martin Wattenberg with Jonathan Feinberg. The project is a commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. and was made possible with funds from the Jerome Foundation. A version of The Apartment, using voice recognition software, will be presented as an installation the Whitney Museum for American Art in March 2001.

You are confronted with a blinking cursor. As you type the room responds, engaging you in conversation, building a home around you. This dwelling is built of spatial image/text fragments, forming an equivalence between the space you inhabit and the mental space of your conversation. Over time the dwelling acquires a history, being a palimpsest of conversations with those that engaged with it. The scratches in the space are made up of images and texts derived from the dwellers' inputs, web searches and translations, organized into clusters of spaces/ideas.

Check out Strindberg & Helium, a Flash project featured at Comedy Central.

We were transfixed: The Dream Life of Letters by Brian Kim Stefans. Dazzling dynamic typography.

Highly recommended: War & Peace, a Shockwave work by Andrew François, Bruce Petty, and Nason Petrie. Your task: to ensure you make peace as interesting as war.

Most Wonderful Machine: Visit The Exploding Dictionary, Chris Knight's magnificent, densely cross-referenced and hyperlinked SQL database of publicly-available dictionaries. "Hypertext is the researcher's dream come true, allowing for instant jumps to related or unknown material."

Kay Fletcher (UK) invites readers to browse her website, The Jenny Haniver. She has recently been awarded a grant by West Midlands Arts to develop a hypertext fiction, House . Congratulations, Kay!

Congratulations to Talan Memmott, winner of the second trAce/Alt-X New Media Writing Competition. The judge was Shelley Jackson, author of Patchwork Girl.

Turbulence is pleased to announce the launch of TELESTHETIC COMMUNIS, a new work by Eric and Michelle Riel. From the splash page: "TELESTHETIC COMMUNIS examines the Internet as a negotiated communal space in which a network controlled mechanical device initiates remote happenings. Beware: erratic behavior may result due to another user's conflicting commands."

Kitchen readers are invited to explore David Bishop's Story of M, an "infinite hypertext and on-going narrative experiment. Enter M's world, a self-perpetuating echo chamber presided over by Alpha 1: computer historian, philologist, and visionary. Watch Alpha 1 write and rewrite history in the incarnation of a daily electronic testament. Experience the merging of fact and fiction, biography and autobiography, reality and fantasy within an endless, non-linear environment." Updated daily. Is this the new realism?

Produced by Judy Malloy, award-winning GENIND/NEME -- is public, interactively-created document concerning gender and identity in new media. Begun during the Invencao Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, this community-building, experimental hybrid is part online conference, part hypertextual document, and part discussion archive. "As we begin a new millennium, what is the role of gender/gender identity in shaping the convergence of art, science and technology?"

Magnificent obsessions in hypertext at Drunken Boat: Jeff Parker's A Long Wild Smile.

The new Winter 20001 issue of Poems That Go features new Flash work from Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar.

New web hypertext by T. Dunn at Zuzu's: Boomerang, and Close Cover Before Striking.

Check out Mr Beller's Neighborhood, a collaborative storytelling site that uses an aerial map of Manhattan as an interface. Thanks, John Smith!

Howard Kamentsky introduces Mel the Cell, the first single-celled cartoon star on the Web. A short teaser is available at Pixeltoon.

Elayne Zalis invites readers to explore Virtual Excursions: Miami/L.A. (An Imaginary Travelog). "The fictional narrator revisits selected passages in her life as she prepares to enter the twenty-first century. Spectral dancers guide her through multimedia dreamscapes. Along the way, she traverses stages that reconfigure space and time, history and memory, fact and fiction."

Hypertext author and internet pioneer Judy Malloy has finished the online hypernarrative Dorothy Abrona McCrae. Purportedly the memoir of an 81-year old legendary "Bay Area Figurative" painter, the hypernarrative Dorothy Abrona McCrae is the story of a life spent making art. The work was begun as an online serial in April, 2000. A new installment was added each month. The final installment is woven into a backdrop of Christmas shopping, country Christmas traditions, foothills wineries, and holiday celebrations. Judy Malloy is the author of Its Name Was Penelope and, with Cathy Marshall, Forward Anywhere.

The new issue of enculturation contains an email interview with Tina LaPorta, author of Distance.

Qrime collects a set of strange Flash vignettes. Thanks k10k!

Poet Bob Lietz has wonderful new work up at Conspire, The Alsop Review, Quasar Review, 2River Review, The Salt River Review, and Terrain. Lietz is the author of "Spooking in the Ruins," a hypermedia poetry project to appear in the poetry collection Behind the Lines, forthcoming from Eastgate.

New web fiction from Michael Joyce, Carolyn Guyer, Andrea Morris and Matt Hanlon: The Sonatas of Saint Francis.

The first installment of Virtual Excursions: Miami / L.A. , is now online. It's an imaginary travelog in which spectral dancers guide Leah Prada through multimedia dreamscapes.

Flash fun (and remediation): Captain Low-Rez and the Pixel of Destiny, by Matthew S. Burns.

Eastgate editor Diane Greco's short story, "Rich Living" appeared in the Summer 2000 issue of The Laurel Review, and another story, "Recording Angel," is forthcoming this winter in the St. Ann's Review. Her Flash fiction, "London Eye," is coming soon at Riding the Meridian.

New at Word Circuits : Playing the Numbers: M.D. Coverley's Fibonacci's Daughter by Jane Yellowlees Douglas and Hypertext: Foe to Print? by Robert Kendall.

New at The Iowa Review Web: "The Universal Resource Locator" by M. D. Coverley, author of Califia. Also at TIRWeb: "Lexia to Perplexia" by Talan Memmott and "The Birth of Detachment" by Jennifer Ley.

Bill Bly's poem, "Paean: Email", appears in the September 2000 issue of Yahoo! Internet Life. Also featured are prose pieces by Ben Stein, Esther Dyson, Susan Cheever, Jennifer Eno, Jonathan Rosen, Cliff Stoll, and George Plimpton. Bly is the author of We Descend.

On September 14, 2000, the Dia Center for the Arts launched Stephen Vitiello's Tetrasomia, an interactive exploration of sound archives on the Internet. Tetrasomia was commissioned for Dia's series of artists' projects for the World Wide Web. By linking existing archives of natural and environmental sound, Vitiello creates an interactive survey which visitors may use both to produce their own compositions and as a guide for further web exploration.

A fascinating Flash experience, apparently a film promotion: Requiem for a Dream. Click the banner. Thanks, Praystation.

New at The Iowa Review Web: Lexia to Perplexia by Talan Memmott, The Birth of Detachment by Jennifer Ley, and The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project by Brad Brace.

The Eastgate Reading Room presents HELP, a cut-up narrative of media messages by UK-based artist dane. Made with Flash, HELP is a lyrical composition of images, found texts and sound. Images from HELP were shown on the main stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

"If you lead a hectic lifestyle or miss out on the right foods, learn to forgive yourself."

A new issue of Beehive is now available, featuring work by Jacqueline Goss, Alan Sondheim, Elisha Porat, Jason DeBoer, Ira Cohen and Siegfried Holzbauer.

The Paper Towels of Arthur K. Adzee is full of surprises, including forays into some of the stranger parts of the World Wide Web.

The print magazine Painted Bride Quarterly is now online. Editor Marion Wrenn's introduces the issue with an essay on PBQ's transformation from bound book to electronic entity.

"Taking the magazine online has an exhilarating 'acoustical' effect. Like a train's whistle as it crests against a hillside, then rolls back through the valley, doubling itself, suggesting another train, we create a ghost echo. By turning a print publication known for excellence, but known only by people who know to look for us, into an online magazine, we expand immeasurably... Here is the 'barbaric yawp' in e-time: the way we read is changing, the way we write is changing."

The BBC has launched a new poetry website which includes work by Robert Kendall, author of A Life Set For Two.

After a year's absence, Web memoirist Magdalena Donea has picked up her pen once more.

The trAce/Alt-X Competition for New Media Writing is running from now until September 30, 2000, offering a prize of 1000 pounds sterling.

As part of their entry, writers are asked to provide a description of their site and what it seeks to achieve creatively and technically, as well as answering the question 'What name do you give to the kind of art exhibited in that site?' We're hoping that their responses will help us identify just what it is that writers and artists think they are doing out there on the web.

Narrative Toys: an interesting project exploring the way children tell stories with toys, and how this might relate to interactive narratives.

New in the Eastgate Reading Room: Penetration by Robert Kendall, author of A Life Set For Two.

New at Kaliber 10000: No Concept by Adrian Luna. Interesting, integrammatical text and imagery, though the underlying structure seems static. Interesting use of cropping to create intimacy. Flash 4. "Hello, techne!"..."What ever happened to type?"

New in {fray}: Amanda Erickson's Big Brother. "My memories of my brother are, I suspect, not really memories at all."

Adrienne Eisen, author of "Six Sex Scenes," invites you to read her new hypertexts, The Interview and Winter Break.

Scott McCloud returns to his early comic, Zot, in a new electronic revival. Interesting use of page space, and some extraordinary touches of color. The original (paper) Zot ran from 1984-1990.

"It's only been a week and a half....but it feels like forever."

The new issue of is up and features several new (and old) poems created in Flash and Quicktime. The site also asks for submissions for future issues.

Parole is a dynamic, on-line archive of postmodern geographic concerns. An interesting mix of spatial hypertext, treemap, and adaptive hypertext -- not always coherent and sometimes not fully realized, but filled with interesting and often witty information. "BANANA [definition]: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything!"

IconTown is a curious site, situated at the intersection of cybercommunity, spatial hypertext, and collaborative storytelling.

Judd Morrissey's "The Jew's Daughter" has been selected for inclusion in the Digital 2000 exhibition, which will have shows through the end of the year in New York City and Philadelphia. The jurors were Jon Ippolito, Curator of Media Arts at the Guggenheim, and Marilyn Kushner, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Morrissey and Lori Talley are the authors of My Name Is Captain, Captain, forthcoming in 2001 from Eastgate. Congratulations, Judd!

Bernies Award 2000: The winner of the first Bernie was Mark Weal, of the University of Southhampton, for his hypertext, Hangover.

"There's a sheep!"

"In my garden, there's a sheep. Bear with me, it takes a moment to sink in. Well, in the grand scheme of things, its not that bad."

A romantic thriller for the Web: Surveillance, by Robert Utley. (Mostly linear, but keep an eye out for hidden links)

Culture Machine2 has published a new hypertext essay by David Kolb, author of "Socrates in the Labyrinth".

"We are all familiar with the internal walls that limit [intellectual] creativity. These walls may be implicit in the very ideal of a university. Could hypertext linking help resist and subvert those walls, and undo what is too often the university's one-way meta-position?" (from "Hypertext as Subversive?")

Media-watchers, check out, an independent Berlin-based platform for media critique -- with a real-time salon.


Judy Malloy, author of its name was penelope, has published Dorothy Abrona McCrae, a study of the legendary 81 year old painter whose internationally exhibited work is of the school known as "Bay Area Figurative." Dorothy's story, begun in April, is unfolding, from April through December, in 10 monthly installments -- of which three, April, May, and June, are now available.

BeeHive editor Talan Memmott writes that BeeHive, Volume 3, Issue 2 is now online. This issue features work by Joel Weishaus, Michael Rothenberg, Francis Raven, Jeffrey Thomson, Barry Smylie, Robin Baker, George Stepaneko, and Ted Warnell, who has just joined BeeHive as Poetry Editor.

New serial hypertext fiction from Nick Montfort, William Gillespie, and Dylan Meissner: The ED Report.

"The Ed Report has finally beeen released by the National Security Council! At 1 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 24, 2000, we will post the first section of the Ed Commission's report at We first learned about the Ed Report from a highly-placed anonymous source, who told us that it contains a fascinating, narrative account of how civilians have been employed -- or "contracted" -- by US intelligence agencies, for use in *covert* operations."

Irène Frain, a well-known writer of French bestsellers, has an interactive book on the site of a French book club. Thanks, Rigas Arvantis!

New at The Iowa Review Web: City of Bits by Thomas Swiss and Skye Giordano. Thanks, Brian Lennon!

Just out: the new issue of *spark-online. Thanks, Kristopher Krug!

Reach, a new hyperfiction by Michael Joyce, has been published at the Iowa Review Web.

Ordbild presents an interesting step toward hypertext with characters. Only one character on stage at a time, and very limited hypertextuality: perhaps a dead end, but perhaps theater before Aechylus. Thanks, Jill Walker! In Swedish.

Something for a dull moment: Online Caroline. Send her email. Give her (virtual) gifts -- birdseed, Alka-Seltzer, chocolates. Give her advice. A Web soap opera, well executed.

Club Voila's hypermedia site is now open.

Nigel Timms' hypertext novel, Loseable Paradises, is now available. Thanks, Nigel!

A new issue of Cauldron & Net, debuts with contributions from Deena Larsen, M. D. Coverly, Alan Sondheim, Johanna Drucker, Mark Amerika, and others.

Fans of collaborative hypertexts (cf. Assoziations-Blaster,) will enjoy everything2, a large, open Web of interlinked writing about, well, everything. Thanks, Amy Kohtz!

Aileron has new hypertexts by M.D. Coverley (author of Califia, coming soon from Eastgate) and Deena Larsen.

New in {fray} : Lance Arthur's "My Stupid Childhood."

Fibonacci's Daughter, a new hypermedia fiction by M.D. Coverley (aka Marjorie Luesebrink) is now online at New River. Thanks, Ed Falco!

The Cortland Review has just published A Study in Shades, a hypermedia web poem by Robert Kendall, author of A Life Set for Two.

A new episode of Karen Hudes' Web comic, dot.cum is now available.

"Simple Harmonic Motion Or, Josephine Baker in the Time Capsule" by Diane Greco has been published at The Iowa Review Web.

It's Hypertext Week at Greg Hischak's THUNDRALARRA is "a humorously surreal meditation on civilization, sanctuary, naive currency, coyotes in federal elevators, the Bigfoot in 103, and the horror of being mimed [...] A hypertext adaptation of material which originally appeared in Farm Pulp magazine." Coyotes on government turf? Didn't Deena Larsen write that hypertext?


New at the Iowa Review Web: Reality Dreams, Scroll One by Joel Weishaus, who describes the work as "an autobiography that consists of nineteen 'scrolls' of journals intersticed with reminiscences, poems, dreams, philosophy and critique, with original tropes, such as 'invagination' (fragments of nested quotes). To suggest that words, ideas, and innuendoes may lead us elsewhere, there are links to a paratext of citations and additional information."

The second issue of Hypermedia Joyce Studies is now available. HJS is a new refereed journal of criticism and scholarship on the works of James Joyce. HJS publishes all its articles electronically on the World Wide Web. The editors welcome submissions for future issues. Thanks, Michael Groden!

Bill Beaver announces Room of the Blue Smoke, a set of short stories in collaboration with artist Greg Benson. Writes Beaver: "You can pick by name or title or 'play' a random five-story selection."Thanks, Bill!

Oliver Hockenhull's Conceived (which was Made With Storyspace) has a new URL.

Volume Three of the newly redesigned BeeHive is now online, with articles by Christy Sheffield Sanford and Julie Chase, a novel excerpt by Julie Mars, and poems by Jesse Glass.

Shari Margolin's thesis Words in Flight, a study of poetry enabled by new media forms, was created in Storyspace and translated for the web.Thanks, Michael Joyce!

Per Bjoernholt announces Cassiopeia 10, a new hyperfiction based on a poem by the Danish author Klaus Høeck. In English and Danish.

Information on James Joyce's Ulysses in Hypermedia, a project directed by Mike Groden is now available. Feedback is welcome!

Fray has new work by Christian Roselund and Michelle Compton.

The American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, Mass) is performing a fascinating new play, Full Circle, by Charles Mee. Still in previews, it's a remarkable script and a memorable set of performances. Many of Mee's plays begin from Greek sources; Full Circle, which comes to us from Chinese fable and biblical wisdom stories by way of Brecht, is the story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and a misplaced baby. Mee's Web site, the (re)making project, invites readers to reappropriate his plays. (corrected URL)

"These pieces for the theatre were taken from the public domain, and they are returned to the public domain here."

Check out Love in the Digital Revolution, the Valentine's special issue of frAme, the trAce journal of culture and technology, guest-edited by Christy Sheffield Sanford with contributions from: Alan Sondheim and Barry Smylie, Carrie McMillan, Mez [Mary-Anne Breeze], Talan Memmott, Barbara Steinberg, Jennifer Ley, Melinda Rackham, Raul Ferrera-Balanquet, Michael Atavar, Sonja Porcaro, and J.R. Macnamara.

Assemblage: The Women's Hypertext Gallery is now available at the trAce Online Writing Community. Curated by Carolyn Guertin, Assemblage is a large index of new media art texts created by women. Please submit relevant URLs to Carolyn Guertin to have work considered for inclusion.

On February 16, 2000, Gary Simmons will launch Wake, the twelfth in the Dia Center's series of artists' projects for the web.

The February issue of the newsletter Dichtung-Digital includes the announcement of Praxis Pool.

Aileron, a literary journal published in Austin, Texas from 1980 through 1995, has been revived as an on-line magazine, and its editors welcome hypertext writing. The current issue features Rain Frames, by M. D. Coverley, and Dream Merging, by Deena Larsen.

Dichtung Digital's English-language annex contains some very interesting new notes, including interviews with Francisco Ricardo on the ACM Hypertext Conference, Inna Kouper on hypertext in Russia, Espen Aarseth on Cybertext, and a trip report on Hypertext '99 and a review of Quibbling by Bernd Wingert. Highly Recommended

J. F. Verreault's hyperfiction, Le Noeud [The Knot], is now available. In French.

Infiniterace is a stylish new online gallery featuring propaganda art, short stories, poetry. Curated by Tony Tako.


Chris Nelson, author and CEO, invites readers to EcoIsland, "a hypertext mystery set at a state-of-the-art virtual eco-resort" where readers join "an international cast of characters as they explore and enjoy this island paradise, where danger lurks in the rainforest and the reef, not to mention among your fellow guests".

The home page of Ideo, an industrial design firm, addresses an interesting problem: providing access to a host of projects, few of which is going to immediately interest any individual visitor. Ideo also offers an introductory Flash animation that gets started and keeps moving (at least on a 56K line).

Plumb Design has announced its part in developing a Web site dedicated to Sony Music's "Soundtrack For A Century" 26-CD boxed set. The site offers users a unique vehicle for accessing and interrelating many of this century's most important artists, albums and producers through an interface driven by Plumb Design's Thinkmap technology.Thanks, Plumb Design!

Superbad is a quirky site, to say the least. Whatever it is, it couldn't be anywhere but the Web. If the main entry doesn't grab you, try starting here. Toto, I don't think we're in Soho anymore!

P2, the design group of Christopher and Matthew Pacetti, does some very interesting work in dynamic typography. 270° Confession looks especially interesting; although it's hard to imagine the actual video installation from a handful of stills.

Mark Amerika's web hypertext Grammatron will be displayed at the Whitney Biennial.

A new issue of Beehive is out, including Talan Memmot's Sky Scratchez, Carolyn Guertin's Skeleton Sky, and Nicholas Morgan's 28 Years in 1,000 Words.

New in {fray}: Don Bruns has Toothbrush Envy, and Derek Powazek is Giving Thanks.

Zidaanna and The Meadow are two new Web fictions for women, by Lynne Stowe.

A new issue of the Australian electronic writing journal, Mangrove is now available. The theme for this issue, "red", has been amended to "re(a)d", highlighted by an experiment in collaborative writing, "Email Serial Killer".

~water~water~water~, a new transatlantic web collaboration by Christy Sheffield Sanford and Reiner Strasser, has debuted for the Nottingham Now Festival. Margie Luesebrink writes, "What a show!"

Rob Wittig presents an unfolding Web event, Friday's Big Meeting, with daily episodic updates through November 12."What are you pretending to wear?" "I'm not pretending anything."

Trellix CEO Dan Bricklin has begun a personal web log, a journal of his daily activities and ideas. Web memoirs are an interesting emerging genre of Web narrative.

New at Word Circuits: "The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot," by Stephanie Strickland, an article on "Time: The Final Frontier" by Robert Kendall, and a beta version of the Connection System, a Web-based hypertext tool for poets and fiction writers.

Marjorie Luesebrink's new hypertext, "Endless Suburbs," is now available at the Iowa Review Web. Congratulations, Margie!

The new issue of Riding the Meridian, "Sound/Text Hypertext Text/Text," is now online. This issue includes a showcase, organized by Alaric Sumner, of work by Bob Cobbing, Lawrence Upton, John Cayley, Caroline Bergvall and Charles Amirkhanian, among others. Christy Sheffield Sanford and Jennifer Ley have collected hypermedia works by Annie Abrahams, M.D. Coverley and Stephanie Strickland, Deena Larsen and Talan Memmott. Also in this issue: Mark Bernstein, chief scientist of Eastgate Systems, talks about the early days of hypertext and the Storyspace. Thanks, Jennifer Ley!

New in {fray}: Beyond Broken Bay, by Rachel Chalmers. It's a hell of a trip for six in a car, and Danielle hadn't been making things easy."

Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments ( announces the release of issue 4.1, assembled by Interim Editor and Publisher Douglas Eyman, with a new interface by Jason Cranford Teague. In the new issue: W. Webster Newbold ("Teaching on the Internet: Transactional Writing Instruction on the World Wide Web"), Eric Johnson ("The 10,000-word Question-Using Images on the World-Wide "), and Matthew Levy ("Consumptive Writing (A Fatal Strategy)"),as well as hypertext fiction and poetry from Cheryl Ball, John F. Barber, Lawrence J. Clark, Sadie Cornell, Michelle Rogge Gannon, and J. J. Runnion. Thanks, James Inman!

MomBomb is a community site, begun by a single parent who was denied welfare assistance because she's trying to set up an ISP/Web Design service in her home. The role of the Web as a medium for grass-roots activism and for integrating people and communities was the subject of Randy Trigg's memorable Hypertext '96 keynote, "Hypermedia as Integration." Thanks to a list apart!

WebdelSol reports that Tim McLaughlin's 25 Ways To Close A Photograph is now available at NWHQ. According to WebdelSol, Eastgate's Web site is pretty good, too; they write that "includes such raveables as Notes Towards Absolute Zero by McLaughlin, Deena Larsen's Samplers, Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse and more. It's a good place to start with HT." Thanks, WebdelSol!

Work in progress: a small fragment from Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter. A very unconventional use of Flash, reminiscent of Jim Rosenberg's Intergrams and and Stuart Moulthrop's Hegirascope.

The Fray is three years old.

Rollovers that don't roll over (or fetch): British type designer Timothy Donaldson at KingInk. Thanks, fontzone

New at Kaliber10000 this week, debuts an interesting (if not hypertextual) montage dialogue, "All There Is To It" by J. P. Vincente.

David Cross creates an artifactual hyperfiction: a Web site for the mark of the beast IDChip chip. Be sure not to miss "Why and How This Was Done." Thanks Camworld

The Body Shop's house webzine includes an interesting feature department, Happy, which suggests some cheerful things to do. It's quietly filled with interesting Web design allusions. The lemon-yellow color scheme is a nod to classic HotWired Style, the editorial design (all rollovers, no links) pick up the current trend from Kaliber10000 and, and the cryptic department tags are a clever play on Fray and Smug. Thanks Peterme.

James Jones has completed a major revision of his artifactual fiction, Local News. He writes, "I'm increasingly fascinated with how [hypertext] creates opportunities and challenges relative to the passage of time."

Karen Hudes' Web comic, dot-cum is highlighted in The Buzz at -- a directory of experimental art site. They write, "dot-cum marries art and prose as the web does best." Dot-cum is sponsored by Eastgate.

Einstein's Dreams is an interesting multimedia interpretation of Alan Lightman's best-selling book. A CD-ROM edition is slated for Fall. Thanks Collin Brooke!

Matt Madden presents Exercises in Style, a oulipo-inspired set of variations on a set theme, each a Web comic by a different creator. Thanks Peter Meerholz.

BORN Magazine, a design showcase, features an interesting kinetic poem by Derek Richards. There Are Places Love Breaks Bone requires Flash and at moments recalls Robert Kendall's A Life Set For Two. (Thanks, Design Is Kinky)

A new issue of Beehive features Flash poetry by Jeff Thomson.

Digital Storyteller Amy Martin won a 1999 Cool Site of the Year award for her stunning Shortly after the award ceremony, she took the site offline, replacing it with a series of cryptic requests to "Go away!" Martin has returned to the Web in an all new site,, which combines her interest in memoir, storytelling, and limited nonlinearity. Parts of the visual design are also quite striking, including the way Martin uses discordant backgrounds as punctuation -- a sort of anti-neighborhood pattern.

Isabel Chang's High:Rise is a Web installation inspired by the J. G. Ballard novel. "An environment built, not for man, but for man's absence."

Stormwerks is an interesting variant of the classic personal narrative site. Most of the site is written by Zannah, but parts are apparently written by a crew: Dan, Melinda, and Shauna. Shauna is Shauna Wright, who writes flaunt (where shecalls Zannah "my web little sister") An interesting borderline for people interested in collaborative writing, evocative design, and plenty of grist for people interested in the construction of identity.

404 Research Lab ponders the meaning of 404 -- the message Web servers send when readers request a page that doesn't exist. Quoth the server: 404

The promising Australian hypertext magazine, Mangrove, has just released its second issue, "sweet".

New in fray: Exposed by Dori Mondon. "Everyone came to get naked, immortalized with our clothes off."

Interesting studies of Web typography can be found at Typographic. The gallery, for example, collects a series of studies that try to express the essential spirit of one well-known typeface. URL updated


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