This article recently hit my GoogleReader [the original is in Italian and the English translation follows]:
Node Magazine: the future (hypertext) literature
A new trend is emerging on the horizon of writing and could subvert the dynamics of publishing a radical and far more incisive than you predstavijo e-book. A launch, a group of fans inspired by the revolutionary movement in writers: William Gibson.
NodeMagazineL’uscita last awaited novel by William Gibson has been accompanied by a roll really. When the book had not yet entered the circuit of British and American libraries, a handful of tough fans, who have come in possession of a copy of reading Spook Country, had already begun to establish a network promotional totally unconventional. The material narrative of the novel has become the subject of a thorough and methodical analysis, which has resolved the design of a web-magazine that in the name refers to a magazine quoted by the same Gibson in its history. But if the Node of Spook Country Magazine is a publication dedicated to new frontiers of interactive, designed to explore the network of relationships between people, objects and places, the Node Magazine of real world has become an ambitious project to catalogue all touched the knowledge or even touched by the novel and its author, not only as it concerns the building or structure. It is no coincidence that the literary critic John Sutherland said that the project threatens to “overturn the habits of literary criticism.”
It all started when the creator of the project, still unnamed, has put his hands on a copy reading of the novel and decided to mobilize a volunteer to trace the entire network of references and shape the cloud of information related to book, without sparing nothing in the work found in the database network from search engines, from Google to Wikipedia. The architect of the project, masked behind the nickname patternBoy, conceived the Node Magazine as a “multi-blog pseudo-news from narrative Spook Country”, but at the time of its conception certainly did not envision himself to finish focus of the media. The intention of starting a text to a more detailed narrative of the birth from that work is not without precedent: in hypertext, the same thing had been accomplished precisely on the same last novel Gibson, Pattern Recognition ( The academy in Italy Dream), by another passionate hidden behind pseudonym. But if the work was at the party after the publication of the novel and had required about two years to reach its final form, in this case, the project started on February 7 this year, has brought forward the release of the novel and accompanied step by step dissemination to the general public, gaining official recognition of Gibson in person.
As noted by Sutherland, this can really serve as a way to fruition nuovaPynchon_Wiki critical texts. The potential offered by the multimedia platform blog reflect the complexity of references and levels of reading a book as Spook Country, allowing in this way to thrash out the plot of the references through the incremental cognitive mechanism that is the basis of. An operation metaletteraria and if we also want to mythopoetic, which not only facilitates the understanding of the text but to a certain extent it also complete iconography. And as experience shows similar mass standing for the last Pynchon, with a wiki dedicated to the monumental Against the Day, this is a strategy now more than promising.