Track Chair: Stacey Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

In the wake of a booming resurgence of interest in creative hypertext over recent years, we are increasingly seeing new directions and possibilities for artists exploring the creative potential of the link. This year, we are delighted to offer a space for exhibition and performance of creative hypertext works at the conference venue.

We invite the submission of a broad range of creative works from a variety of artistic traditions that engage with the expressive potentials of hypertext, the link, and social media—particularly those that address the conference theme of “Missing Links.” Example forms include but are not limited to:

  • Literary hypertexts
  • Hypertext poetry
  • Hypertext games
  • Interactive Web art pieces
  • Interactive video
  • Experimental or conceptual hypermedia works
  • Social Media fiction
  • Interactive sonic art
  • Expressive Mobile or Web Apps
  • Locative works
  • Augmented Reality Works

Other presentation formats are welcome and should be described in the proposal.

We are especially asking for work that can be presented or demonstrated in 10 minutes even if the work might take longer to fully explore all content. Because of space limitations, works not exhibited via computer, tablet, or mobile device may not be accommodated; please specify your requirements in your proposal. We are not able to accommodate installation pieces.

Proposals should include the following information

  • Artist statement and description of artistic goals
  • Description of the piece
  • Link to the piece (or documentation if applicable)
  • Up to 3 images to be used for promotion
  • Total length of piece, length of demo portion
  • Presentation format
  • Hardware/software/sound requirements
  • Review codes (if the piece is available behind a paywall)

Submissions should follow the same guidelines as the full papers. The page limit is 4 pages, including references (if any). All submissions should be formatted according to the official ACM SIG proceedings template and submitted through the EasyChair ACM HT 2016 Extended Proceedings site, designated as a "Creative Track" paper. Only PDF documents will be accepted.

Accepted artists must be able attend Hypertext 2016

Deadline for submissions: 27 May 2016 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance: 10 June 2016


27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

Collocated with UMAP 2016




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Important Dates

Registration and Support

10 June 2016: Student Support
17 June 2016: Advance Registration

Deadlines are always at 23:59 (Hawaii Time Zone)


15 January 2016: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Main Proceedings
(Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters)

22 February 2016: Submission Deadline (extended)
1 April 2016: Notifications
9 May 2016: Camera-Ready

Extended Proceedings
(Creative Track, Late-Breaking Results, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Workshop Papers)

27 May 2016: Paper Submission (extended)
10 June 2016: Notifications
1 July 2016: Camera-Ready