The NT2 Hypermedia Art and Literature Directory: A New Knowledge Environment Devoted to the Valorization of Screen Culture

  • Bertrand Gervais Literary Studies Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Keywords: Database, Knowledge environment, Archiving, Digital media, Hypermedia, NT2 Hypermedia and Literature Directory, database, environnement de connaissance, archivage, médias numériques, hypermedia

Abstract

In the shift from book to screen culture, the production and transmission of culture, and its literary and artistic manifestations, have changed.  With the emergence of new technologies, these literary and artistic works are meant to be read or experienced using the Internet; yet, there is a lack of bibliographical, or other substantial listing, to preserve these works.  This article considers the attempt of the NT2 Laboratory to fill this void through the creation of the Hypermedia Art and Literature Directory, which aims to promote studying, reading, creating and archiving new forms of text and works in hypermedia.

Author Biography

Bertrand Gervais, Literary Studies Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Bertrand Gervais is Full Professor in the Literary Studies Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal, 320 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, PQ H2X 1L7. He is also Director of Figura, the Research Center on Textuality and the Imaginary, and of NT2, the Research Laboratory on Hypermedia Art and Literature
Published
2012-09-04
Section
Articles