Tinderbox Weekly Meetup - Sunday Feb. 4, 2024 with Cathy Marshall, A Hypertext Legend

Special Guest: Cathy Marshall, Cathy is a legend of hypertext research, the inventor of spatial hypertext, and an Adjunct Professor Of Computer Science at Texas A&M University. She is currently writing a biography of beat poet Joan Vollmer, whose birthday was February 4 and who was killed in 1951 by her lover, William S. Burroughs. She is also preparing a book, Datum, on the nature of data and the problems posed by contemporary obsession with “big data.”

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathy_Marshall_(hypertext_developer)
LinkedIn (not active): https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathy-marshall-2a6b26/

Also, bring your projects and puzzlements! New Tinderbox users very welcome!

9 AM Pacific Time
Noon Eastern time
1300 São Paulo
1600 UTC
1700 London
1800 Paris
2130 Delhi

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 617 924 9044
Passcode: tinderbox

For more details and to join the conversation with the Tinderbox community, visit the Tinderbox Forum: https://forum.eastgate.com/.

At the meet-up someone asked about David Kolb’s work. He wrote an early non-fiction Storyspace work Socrates in the Labyrinth. Also of interest is his ‘Sprawling Places’ dual book and web site plus accompanying hypertext essay Twin media: Hypertext structure under pressure (N.B. The Hypertext 2004 conference paper of the same name alludes to this but I think the essay was written later.

Kolb is I believe, now retired and most of his work mentioned on his website and I believe he’s given a lot of his papers to Prof. Dene Grigar’s Electronic Literature Lab at WSU Vancouver—which also has interviews and traversals of his work.

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