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Colloquium - Nürnberg

Eaton South

Reading the Hypermedia Tea Leaves: Describing a Future of Hypermedia Research
Aarhus University, Denmark
Peter Nürnberg photo

Recently, the emergence of the WWW has brought widespread attention to hypermedia as an information organization technology. However, hypermedia research has been ongoing for more than a half-century. How did we get to this point? What is it about hypermedia technology that has made this "killer app" of our time so compelling for millions of Web surfers? And most importantly, what is next?

This talk provides a survey of the hypermedia field, with the intent of shedding light on how we arrived at this point. Then, we will "read the tea leaves" left by the last five decades of hypermedia work, and try to determine what might lie in store for the field. Has hypermedia research run its course, or will it figure prominently in digital libraries, human-computer interaction, and a variety of other computing science research directions?

Hosted by Kenneth Anderson.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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