Of Two Minds Review -- Siren Shapes: Hypertext Pedagogy

This section has 5 essays, interspersed with what Joyce terms as "interstices." I suspect that these short spots are to act much like links in a hypertext.

is one of the most frequently cited works when dealing with hypertext theory. Cindy Selfe has jokingly (Joyce hopes) accused it of being canonical. Some of the earliest work done in hypertext and developmental writing is reported on in this essay.

was prepared for a CCCC workshop on computers and composition research. Joyce calls it an "effort to address the 'two cultures' problem in hypertext studies through a process of collision rather than conversation" (7). Through this essay he tries to bring the concerns of scientists and humanists together through putting the transcripts of two computer conferences into storyspace and analyzing them using narrative ethnography and graphical representations from computer science.

The next three essays Joyce terms as nomadic in the Deleuze and Guattari sense. "[E]very point is a relay and exists only as a relay... [in which] the in-between has taken on all the consistency and enjoys both an autonomy and a direction of its own..." (8). These are theoretical narratives that re-cross many of the ideas discussed in the earlier essays.

was originally a keynote address.

was also originally a keynote address.

was published in Computers and Composition.