January 6, 2016
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Storyspace In Venice

New from Howard Oakley on Storyspace:

Structuring hypertext using rules instead of links

“My aim is to present the reader with an interactive map of the Piazza, in which each painting is placed according to the location from which it was painted. However, as there are quite a lot of paintings, and most readers will also be interesting in how those paintings changed over time, I am going to structure this in time too.”

Storyspace In Venice

Oakley is revisiting the stones of Venice, and using metadata like a painting’s age to structure connections among works. I think this is really more a Tinderbox task than Storyspace, but in this case the technique applies to either.

Just yesterday in the Forum, we were talking about using Storyspace to do some of the things Franco Moretti does in his little book on Graphs, Maps, and Trees for understanding literature. Here we are, the very next day, with a nifty example!