• Because of advancements in technology, we are now able to do much more than merely write in electronic space with a limited amount of options. We can incorporate pictures, symbols, signs, video, graphics - all which can coexist with verbal text. This is hypermedia. This incorporation is what helps to create nonlinear aspect of blogging.
  • Having to do with hypertext, in relation, where graphics, audio, video, plain text, and hypertext work together to create another medium of information. The World Wide Web (WWW) is a broad form of hypermedia
  • Some of the first forms of hypertext include: the Aspen Movie Map , Hypercard, as well as electronic pages, media players and web browsers.
  • Example of hypertext writers, Cayley and Rosenberg: poets who have used a computer to rearrange words and letters in order to create a visual effect, they see their electronic texts as "visual objects" for their audience to interact with, their poems are image poems that are still composed using alphabetic symbols
  • Other hypertext writers have gone a different way than Cayley and Rosenberg, by using non-alphabetic images in their works and using these images as maps that can allow the reader to visualize different reading orders
    • These images are often clickable and are sometimes referred to as "imagemaps"
    • An example of this would be Moulthrop's Victory Garden or Michael Joyce's WOE
  • Some hypertext authors try to create an interactive/hypertextual version of film
  • Hypermedia can be a way to remediate the age-old tradition of live performance
  • Some hypertext authors have public readings of the work, and these take on characteristics of performance
  • Authors usually invite the viewers to participate by giving links to follow
    • John Cayley's work, for example, is meant to performed and read
  • Some hypermedia authors are even performance artists as well as authors