GRAMMATRON 6/26/97

GRAMMATRON 1.0 RELEASE AS REPORTED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

June 26, 1997

http://www.grammatron.com

The beta-testing is over.

Announcing the official release of Mark Amerika's GRAMMATRON 1.0

Here's what the critics are already saying:

"As in a novel by the author Philip K. Dick, whose works inspired the films "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall," the perception of reality can change at any moment...Grammatron is grappling with the idea of spirituality in the electronic age." The New York Times

"A colosssal hypertext hydrogen bomb dropped on the literary landscape...too obtuse, nonlinear, dreamlike and ethereal to be appreciated by the mainstream." Time-Warner's Pathfinder

"The end of postmodernism and the beginning of Avant-Pop." Die Zeit


Read the New York Times feature article on Mark Amerika's GRAMMATRON project.

The article starts:

Hypertext Fiction On The Web:
Unbound From Convention

by Matthew Mirapaul

It's all new for Mark Amerika, but it's not that novel.

Today, Amerika is planning to launch the initial edition of Grammatron, one of the first novel-length hypertext works of fiction to be published on the World Wide Web.

"I see it as a public-domain hypermedia narrative environment," the author explained in a telephone conversation last week from his home in Boulder, Colo.

"It's not a novel. It can't be."

"It may be novel in its formal innovation," he continued, "but it's not a novel in the way that we think of a novel nowadays because novels are pretty much bound by the print-publishing paradigm that all books have been bound by."

Indeed, Grammatron is Amerika unbound from convention.


For more information or to contact the artist, send inquiries to:

The GRAMMATRON Project

POB 241

Boulder, CO 80306-0241

USA

fax: 303-499-2507