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Newsletter JULY '00
5/2000 (2.Jg. / Nr. 12) - ISSN 1617-6901

InterSzene - Symposium zu Theatralität und Oralität im Netz: SMServices / Internet und Inszenierung / Scroll-Back A / Das Internet baut die Künste um / Das Larissa-Projekt / Scroll-Back B / Super-Scroll-Back A / Super-Scroll-Back B // Hyperfiktion und interaktive Narration // Hypertext 2000: Reading Room Trip Report // "Dominoa" // Forum "Künstlerische Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten von Hyperfiction und Hypermedia"

InterSzene - Symposium on Theatrality and Orality in Internet
supported by MIGROS-Kulturprozent

Authors, activists, and scholars from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany discuss projects with, in, and out of Internet with a special emphasis on authorship, inscenation, and media jump. Dichtung-digital publishes the symposium's contribution in its July and September newsletters.

Concept, Program, Attendees of the Symposium (all contribution are German)

Gisela Müller: SMServices
"SMServices - Text on Demand" - Inter- and Transaction of the project group //theatermaschine. This discusses special projects of //theatermaschine and shows strategies of artistic / theatrical use of digital media, specially the Internet.

Mike Sandbothe: Internet and Inszenierung

Beat Suter: Scroll-Back
Beat Suter scrolls back the first day's presentation and discussion and provides thoughtful and critical comments.

Hermann Rotermund: Internet rebuilds art
Hermann Rotermund describes the characteristics of the media shift, discusses the specific language of the net (HTML as new world language) and to what extent Internet changes our perception. In the second part Rotermund introduces the projects of a multimedia cyber opera.

Detlev Clas: The Larissa-Project
Detlev Clas recalls the early Internet project Larissa42, an interactive broadcasting thriller by SDR and its listeners in 1995. Clas describes the new ways of communicating and interacting in order to produce the script collaboratively in Internet for 'posting' it on air and reports on the difficulties of such a project for the coordinators.

Guido Graf: Scroll-Back
Guido Graf argues that most of the things we encounter today in the net have their history in traditional media, asks how does a link sound and insists on our not considering technical features of New Media - as links, multimediality, and interactivity - as a remedy of aesthetically despair.

Roberto Simanowski: Super-Scroll-Back
Roberto Simanowski sets out from the keywords of the symposium's first presentation to discuss them in a broader context. The keywords of his little hypertext are for example: webpage as stage, characteristics of media and media jump, levels of authorship, typology of digital inscenation.

Uwe Wirth: Super-Scroll-Back
Uwe Wirth questions the new in hypertext (nonlinearity, interactivity), draws distinctions in the slogan from the "death of the author" (death of the author, but not of the scribent, the author's reentry as publisher), sheds light on the psychology of chatting (ready wit as exhibitionism), offers a typology of performance and raises questions about the difference between the "authentic" and "fictive link", about the role of corporality in hypertext and about the "performative role" of initiators of Internet projects.

Hyperfiction and Interactive Narration (German)

Abstract of Beat Suter's thesis on hyperfiction and interactive narration which describes starting point, concept, and method of its investigation.

Hypertext 2000 - Reading Room Trip Report (English)

Susana Pajares Tosca introduces the hypertexts presented in the Reading Room of the Hypertext Conference 2000 in San Antonio / Texas: Deena Larsen's Dancing in Your Soul, Robert Kendall's Penetration, Marjorie Luesebrink's Califia, Jane Yellowlees Douglas' Uh, dad? and The Unknown by William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg and Dirk Stratton.

"Dominoa" - Text as Game as Advertisement for Text? (German)

Roberto Simanowski investigates the prize winner of the Marianne-von-Willemer-Competition for literature by women on the Net. Whereas this project at the first look seems to degrade text to a ball in a card game, at the second look it seems to be a clever temptation to read. However, at the third look it still leaves a lot of questions open. (>>>Abstract)

Forum "Künstlerische Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten von Hyperfiction und Hypermedia" (German)

The forum "Net Communication and its results", carried out by the International Archive for Social History of Literature (IASL) and dichtung-digital, has the following new additions:


Newsletter 2000:

current - July - May - March - Feb - Jan

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Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - July - June