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dc.contributor.authorRowberry, Simonen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn 1969, Ted Nelson worked with IBM at Brown University on an early hypertext system, during which time he gained permission to use Vladimir Nabokov’s highly unconventional and hypertextual novel, Pale Fire (1962) as a technical demonstration of hypertext’s potential. Unfortunately, the idea was dismissed, and thus never demonstrated publicly. This paper re-considers Pale Fire’s position in hypertext history, and posits that if it was used in this early hypertext demonstration, it would have been the ‘father of all hypertext demonstrations’ to complement Douglas Engelbart’s ‘Mother of All Demos’ in 1968. In order to demonstrate the significance of Pale Fire’s hypertextuality and Nelson’s ambitions to use it, this paper will explore its hypertextual structure, the implication thereof for the novel and evaluate its success as a hypertext compared to electronic systems.en_UK
dc.relationRowberry S (2011) Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Lost 'father of all hypertext Demos'?. In: HT 2011 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia. HT2011: 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 06.06.2011-09.06.2011. New York: ACM, pp. 319-323.
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dc.titleVladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Lost 'father of all hypertext Demos'?en_UK
dc.typeConference Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleHT 2011 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermediaen_UK
dc.citation.conferencedates2011-06-06 - 2011-06-09en_UK
dc.citation.conferencelocationEindhoven, the Netherlandsen_UK
dc.citation.conferencenameHT2011: 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermediaen_UK
dc.publisher.addressNew Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten_UK
local.rioxx.authorRowberry, Simon|0000-0002-4321-299Xen_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameRowberry Pale Fire Hypertext.pdfen_UK
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