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...