The Plan

I had such a grand scheme. Still do, in fact. Of course, now I'm beginning to realize the difficulties and problems inherent to such a plan.

In any case, this is what I want to do:

I want to create a hypetextual web in which video, images, and sound influence the reader's perception of the text. Sounds silly, perhaps. But in the spirit of Tennyson's In Memoriam, Joyce's Afternoon, a story, and Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler, I would like to create a hypermedia text in which the reader can return to a page that s/he has previously experienced, but in which the text has changed. Changed not because the words have changed, but because images and sounds have changed. Changed in such a way as to elicit a different response than the first time this text was passed over.

Thus, through the use of the computer's multimedia capabilities, the reader's perception of the text will be altered by factors perhaps so subtle that s/he cannot even identify them.

But let's talk about the problems...

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