Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature

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Pathfinders was a project that lasted from 1986 to 1995 and went through a process of documenting hypertext fiction and poetry. To document the works they videotaped each artist and two additional readers interacting with a work on its original computer platform, also called traversal. Besides the traversal videos, it also includes videos of interviews with the artists and readers of the works included, photos of the artifacts, folio covers etc. Pathfinders has also during the process striven to provide information helpful to scholars, gathering information like publication dates, versions and production methods to clear up any disagreements about this information.

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Dene Grigar