since feeling is first who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
---the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says
we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis
I decided to create a Net Art project, which you can access here, using hypertext because one of the best things about the Internet in my opinion is that it is not linear: a single web page can contain numerous links to other pages, and when "surfing" you often don't realize how you've ended up on a certain page. I think it's very interesting how this interconnectivity allows us to explore different media and be very easily distracted by things that are very vaguely related to what we initially intended to research (an example are the "related" and "suggested" videos on our YouTube homepages). Thus, my project explores what it's like to read on the Internet these days, considering the fact that there are so many "distraction-links" present everywhere.
My project is, simply put, a web site, composed of several web pages. On the "Emoh" page, I've written out E.E. Cumming's poem by rearranging the lines, creating new line breaks and including images instead of words on a couple of occasions (image of lips instead of the verb "kiss", an image of a brain, instead of the word "brain" etc.) Some but not all of the words contain links to other pages, inside and outside of my website. I've tried to link the words to other web pages that are in some way related to the specific word. However, I've intentionally not been very strict about it and tried to just go with my first association since it so often happens on the Internet that some of the suggested or related links are completely out of context.
I used Google sites to create the website because it provided a fairly easy to use (and free) platform. However, I did use a bit of HTML coding in order to make the pages open in new tabs and to make sure the hypertext isn't underlined and colored in the same way, so that it's not so easy to spot which words contain a link and which don't. I tried to make the pages visually appealing and colorful and use random fonts, sizes and spaces between words.