Future of Books
hypertext, machine-readable literature, future of the codex format
See also History of Books & Bookmaking for, um, history.
Several of the items below are discussed in Emily-Jane & Karen's short piece on the Future of books. Many readers will find satisfaction also in Barbara's essay on the History of books.
- Bolter, Jay David. Writing space : computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print, 2nd edition [revised]. Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
- Brown, John Seely and Paul Duguid. "The social life of documents," First Monday (volume 1, number 1), May 1996.
- Diebert, Ronald, J. Parchment, printing, and hypermedia : communication in world order transformation. New York : Columbia University Press, 1997.
- Esposito, Joseph J. "The processed book," First Monday (volume 8, number 3), March 2003.
- Ferris, Sharmila Pixy. "The effects of computers on traditional writing," Journal of electronic publishing (volume 8, number 1), August 2002.
- Future libraries, edited by Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993, 1995.
The following section of this book is available in full text online:
- The future of the book, Salon.com, 2000.
A special section of essays.
- The future of the book, edited by Geoffrey Nunberg. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996.
The following sections of this book are available in full text online:
- Harrison, Claire. "Hypertext links : wither thou goest, and why," First Monday (volume 7, number 10), October 2002.
- Joyce, Michael. Afternoon, a story. Watertown, MA ; Cambridge, MA : Eastgate Systems, Inc., 1995, 1996.
- Lynch, Clifford. "The battle to define the future of the book in the digital world," First Monday (volume 6, number 6), June 2001.
- Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim. "Hypertext, the next generation : a review and research agenda,"First Monday (volume 3, number 11), November 1998.
- Wilson, Tom. "Electronic publishing and the future of the book," Information research (volume 3, number 2), September 1997.
Though most of these journals are referenced above in the list of text sources, some readers may find it useful to have them listed together in one place. Of course, articles that discuss the future of books and printing, or of libraries, or digital information, or how nonlinear structure or thinking relates to these may be found in many journals, but the list below contains some that Emily-Jane finds particularly interesting and useful.
- Cyberspace, hypertext, & critical theory.
University Scholars Program, National University of Singapore.
Includes a useful section on hypertext.
- The electronic labyrinth.
Christopher Keep, Tim McLaughlin, and Robin Parmar, 1993-2001.
A study of hypertext, creative writing, and nonlinearity.
This site is mirrored at the EServer.
- Electronic literature directory.
Electronic Literature Organization, 1999-2002.
A directory of web-accessible electronic texts. Contains sections devoted to hypertext.
- The future of the book.
Umberto Eco, The modern word.
- Hyperizons : hypertext fiction.
Michael Shumate, July 1997.
- HyperTerrorist's timeline of hypertext history.
Jorn Barger, March 1996.
- Hypertext and hypermedia : a select bibliography.
Scott Stebelman, Seth Katz, and Jim Bonnett, and the Department of English, Bradley University, 17 March 2001.
An excellent and well-maintained bibliography.
- Hypertext reading & writing.
David S. Miall, 1999.
The webpage and syllabus for Miall's course, "Literary Theory: Studies in Rhetorical Modes," taught in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. It includes a good bibliography.
- Hypertext theses.
Creative and critical theses and projects in hypertext format, including Words in flight by Shari Margolin, and Blue rooms by Liz Crain.
- The Institute for the Future of the Book.
Ever-changing discussions on, yes, the future of books.
- Presenting information on the world wide web.
A course taught at Kirkwood Community College.
- A la renaissance, l' hypertexte bien avant l'ordinateur. . .
Futuristic plans for reading machines, developed before modern computers.
In English, despite the title.
- The rhetorics of a print/digital culture.
Dickie Self, Bill Powers, and Tracy Bridgeford.
The syllabus for a humanities course taught at Michigan Technological University.
- Select bibliography on hypertext, its theory, history, and practice, and on hypertext research sites.
- A subjective chronology of cybertext, hypertext, and electronic writing.
Stuart Moulthrop, 14 September 2002.
- The virtual codex from page space to e-space.
Johanna Drucker, 2003.
A lecture presented to the Syracuse University history of the book seminar, April 25, 2003.
- Word circuits directory.
* Asterisks mark items Emily-Jane considers to be especially interesting, useful, or well-written.