HYPERTEXT AS PROSTHESIS:
"Just as cyborgs integrate a variety of technological prostheses in order to constitute their own subjectivities, hypertext writing allows both reader and writer to weave their own meanings from a set of disparate textual elements. Hypertext, as a literal embodiment not only of postmodern fragmentation but also its possible resolution, repeats the cyborg paradigm on a textual, narrative level"
Greco argues against seeing hypertext technology as a model of the way the mind is structured. she sees this as reinforcing a binarsim betwee nature and technology that ignores the way people who use structures influence their impact. She writes "[The] desire to rewrite the biological body as a text reflects an exclusionary research program which feminizes nature in order to preserve science as a set of legitimate disciplines, the activities of which are thereby closed to individual women. Bolter's view of hypertext reinforces a similarly problematic distinction between nature and culture as separate from the structures and individuals who define both. If one desire of science is to rewrite physical, bodily processes as text, then hypertext -- as a product of science -- provides a new conception of science, hence of nature, hence of bodies, that is itself in need of examination."
SHIFTS POWER FROM READER TO WRITER
OFFERS SAME ENVIRONMENTS TO WRITER AND READER
HYPERTEXT AS PROSTHESES
SUPPLEMENT AND TEXT