On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2

Antonini, Alessio; Benatti, Francesca and Blackburn-Daniels, Sally (2020). On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2. In: 31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20), 13-15 Jul 2020, Online, pp. 27–36.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3372923.3404785


This contribution extends the discussion of the types and uses of links bootstrapped by Mason and Bernstein’s “On Links: Exercises in Style”, focusing on how authors use marginalia and annotations as links to the future. We argue that the development of a common semantics of “links to be” is needed in order to systematise individual authorial practices, provide greater interpretive understanding for readers and enable the development of new tools. We present examples on different types of annotations from the Holographic Vernon Lee project (HoL) and provide our own exercises to formulate a preliminary framework of links to be.

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