About the Venue
Final programme available
The final programme should be read in conjunction with
the site map.
The conference runs from Tuesday 26th August to Saturday 30th August
2003. The programme is as follows:
We are very pleased to announce the following excellent keynote speakers
for Hypertext 2003:
- Ted Nelson - Ted almost needs no introduction. He is one of the
best-known hypertext researchers who always has something controversial or
thought-provoking to say. His talk for this keynote is titled
Structure, Tradition and Possibility.
- Peter Nuernberg - Pete is another of the hypertext field's
better-known people, with leading work in open hypertext and component-based
hypertext. He too is willing to discuss the radical or controversial.
His talk for this keynote is titled
What is Hypertext?
This year for the first time we will be showing two hypertext-themed films
as part of the Hypertext conference programme. We had many excellent suggestions
to choose from, and selected the following:
- Sliding Doors : a pleasant, general exhibition film about
what happens if London publicist Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) does or does not
catch a morning train back to her apartment. This is a simple parallel
- Minority Report :
Futuristic sci-fi action movie with Tom Cruise (dir Spielberg). It is
particularly interesting to us because of sequences showing a user interface
that is the Hollywood take on Ted Nelson's ZigZag!
The films will be a plenary session, and will be shown on the Main university
campus, just a short walk from where the conference dinner will be the same
evening. There will be buses to carry delegates from the Jubilee Campus where
most of the conference events are held to the films and dinner.
Further details are available on the plans for the Hypertext Film showing.