Interview: Authoring and publishing of interactive and social media content

The second track of ACM Hypertext 2024 is open for submissions in the area of authoring and publishing interactive and social media content. This track, chaired by Dr. Elisa Bastianello (Bibliotheca Hertziana) and Dr. Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Teesside University), is highlighted in the following short interview and accompanying video, where both chairs encourage all interested scholars to participate in the conference.

Mariusz Pisarski: The “Authoring and publishing of interactive and social media content” is a very exciting track directed to several different communities of scholars: broke book history to AI assisted writing. Could you describe the scope of the track?

Elisa Bastianello: The track is dedicated to exploring how hypertext has transformed authoring and publishing by disrupting, subverting, or complementing book and media culture and practice. Submissions may focus on specific case studies or theories of new emerging practices, rhetorical analyses, or methodological reflections that take inspiration from fields such as book history, digital humanities and/or media studies. We particularly welcome submissions from academics and practitioners not usually represented at Hypertext!

MP: What are some examples of submissions that you encourage to send to the conference

Sally Blackburn-Smith: We’d love to see submissions from people outside of the hypertext sphere, from Book History, Material Cultures, Cultural history, and literature studies. We also are excited to read contributions from Digital Humanities and Hypertext scholars, and anyone working in the field of Creative Intelligence, authorship and publishing.

MP: What formats are accepted for the intelligent methods, content creation and curation track?

EB: We invite long papers and short paper submissions, extended abstracts, demonstrations and posters where relevant. We hope that the inclusion of extended abstracts as a format of submission will appeal to our humanities-based colleagues.

MP: What should a strong submission to this track include?

SBS: We have invited some really exceptional peer reviewers to join or programme committee for this track, so we have experts from across the disciplines who will read the submissions with us and ensure all specialities are judged fairly. We are looking for robustly argued, practice and theory informed, reflective submissions. We welcome proposals and papers that are provoking, and really push the boundaries of creative intelligence in authoring and publishing.