Hypertextual Aesthetics

"Our most profound experiences are usually the things we see, hear and smell. Reducing these to words that can evoke these experiences takes a literary genius few of us possess" (Howard 314).

Wittgenstein proposes an album metaphor for his complicated philiosophical writing. This appeal to the figurative senses of his audience is a bold proposition -- that looking is as important as reading. (Liestol 112)

At this stage in the game, we are still fairly self-conscious about hypertext. We delight in exploiting the aesthetic potentialities of the medium, and in subverting common reading and writing constructs by playing with them.