Narrating Bits / 2005

Text by N. Katherine Hayles
Design by Erik Loyer and Stamen Design
Programming by Stamen Design

An interactive staging of an essay by N. Katherine Hayles in which users gain non-linear, keyword-driven access to read and comment on the text.  A collaboration with Hayles and Stamen Design.

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Narrating Bits Screenshot 1

N. Katherine Hayles’ essay is laid out along a segmented line through which keyword intersections are traced with curving lines.

Narrating Bits Screenshot 2

Users are able to add their own comments to specific paragraphs and keywords of the essay.