January 26, 2006
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eNarrative 6 Notes: the shape of the hypertext

One of the first notes I derived from the prototype Themes last weekend was about the shaping of hypertexts, the way we think about carving the arc of the story from the mass of information we accumulate in research. This came up again and again -- perhaps most intriguingly on the second day in the form of a long discussion about nonfiction dialogue and its uses from Plato on down.

J. Nathan Matias pitches in, cleverly, in a dialogue with Claire Hooper on whether it's important for the author to understand the desired structure before embarking on a hypertext.