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Digital Code and Literary Text by Florian Cramer [English]
The theoretical debate of literature in digital networks has shifted from perceiving computer technology solely as an extension of conventional textuality towards paying attention to the very codedness of digital systems themselves. Florian Cramer raises the questions which need to be answered: Can notions of text that were developed without electronic texts in mind be applied to digital code, and how does literature come into play here? How do computer programs relate to literature? Is that what is currently being discussed as "Software Art" a literary genre?

The World of Digital Literature by Christine Böhler [English]
The World Wide Web as an enormous publishing system with enormous consequences for literary production outside the market-driven best-seller charts: Multiple authoring, globalization and individualism, new sales strategies of publishing houses, book stores, authors and artists. Christine Böhler talks about the new possibilities and risks.

Eight Digits of Digital Poetics bv Friedrich W. Block [German/English]
A manifesto of digital poetics - as often with manifestos done in the tone of manifests. Among the 8 decrees: Nothing radically new occurs with digital poetry, she does not improve on, redeem or translate (post)modern ways of writing. And: Digital poetry presents and exemplifies the use of languages, or codes, in symbol processing computers and in digital networks

WYSIWYG or WYGIWYS. Notes on the Loss of Inscription by Giselle Beiguelman [English]
The loss of inscription points to shifts in perception, visualisation and reading. There is not any difference between originals and copies - just a continuous movement of the reorganization of data and a fluxes of information. They are identical resettings of the same informative code. But they are not identical for the experience and this is the fascination of the clone logic: its possibility of being different and identical at the same time.

Death of the author? Death of the reader! by Roberto Simanowski [English]
The author isn't as dead as widely supposed. At least not in the way hypertext theorist have misinterpreted Barthes and Foucault. But what about the reader? The reader disappears into the event of a collaborative authorship, resulting in text which represents the event of collaboration but is not as interesting as the text itself.

Screaming Screen and Binary Idealism by Johannes Auer [English/German]
A text about surfaces and screens, flat mice and done in cats, the longing for death in Internet and the "binary idealism", a little Plato, even Flusser. Does netart really lay in the code? Are hackers the real net artists? Is the visualization of the machine-code on the screen just as useless and inferior as the dull, boring piece of art in Plato's ideal state?