His essays on hypertext theory and pedagogy are primary texts in those fields. Both his linear and hypertext works have received acclaim.
Was: Annales Nomadique - A Novel of Internet
His most recent collection of essays, Othermindedness: the Emergence of Network Culture was published by the University of Michigan Press which previously published his collection Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics Michael Joyce draws some elements from his personal history to his work. His marriage to Martha Petry Joyce, a published hypertext author herself, and their two sons, Eamon and Jeremiah, are sometimes referenced in his essays and novels.
His next marriage with author and artist Carolyn Guyer resulted in another creative relationship resulting in multiple projects co-authored by the couple. Was is a wonder work, half-poem half-narrative, an often comic nomadic history whose main character is the fleetingness of information itself.
Its title figure, the word was , marks that instant of utterance outside the present, which is neither past nor future but rather the interstitial space of any telling.
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Story begets story as if without author, events gathering into each other, as much memory as dream, their locales literally moving across the face of the globe by instants. Continent to continent, from hemisphere to hemisphere, synaptic episodes strobe across its surface like thunderstorms seen from a satellite. Yet in these brief flashes a memorable and deeply moving procession of characters passes before us in vignette, lovers and children, parents and refugees, sailors, missionaries, clowns, mourners, forlorn warriors, sweet singers.
Simply put, Joyce is one of the most imaginative artists of his time. Rating details.
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Oct 15, MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it Shelves: fc2 , merkins , novels. A startling notion for a novel—the ebb of flow of information as protagonist, anonymously weaved together in stand-alone paragraphs to form a sort of sense of theme, plot, character, tone and all those other novelly aspects. Like most FC2 experiments, the idea is not exhausted to the point most readers might toss in the cat—pp of this seems a sensible quitting time—and so as a novel this succeeds and leaves one provoked in the cerebrum and filled with notions about what is possible for the future of the novel in the point-and-click age.
Was: annales nomadiques, a novel of internet
Love the artwork too. View all 7 comments. Jul 29, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: mylibrary. Of course, Michael Joyce was right And to look to his evolutions is to foresee evolutions in process, and yet to come. Joyce is so attuned, his prose so refined, he is oracular.
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