January 14, 2010
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Peter Bøgh Andersen 1945-2010

Gunnar Liestøl sends word that Peter Bøgh Andersen has died after a long illness. He was instrumental in early research into the computer as a medium, a concept that now seems commonplace but that once appeared remarkable. His ECHT ’90 paper, “Towards an aesthetics of hypertext systems. A semiotic approach,” is not often cited by played a vital role in the history of literary hypertext, helping to legitimate serious study of hypertext and drawing attention to the relationship between hypertext and cinematic rhetoric.