Hypertext notes: Susan Hawthorne Topographies of Creativity: writing and publishing digitally

Other independent Australian publishers
Publish Australia members recieved funding through the Department of Communications and the Arts to establish an electronic network and assistance in getting independent publishers electronically connected. Without this funding, it would have taken us much longer to enter the digital era. Return to article

Feminist Publishers in Asia
See the Feminist Publishing in Asia site at http://www.peg.apc.org/~spinifex/welcomeasia.htm. The site was funded under the Publishing Industry Export Scheme in a joint program run by the Australian Publishers Association and the Department of Communications and the Arts. For a discussion of the development of the site see Pattanaik and Hawthorne (1997). Return to article

feminist multimedia project
The group was comprised of Lorna Hannan, educationalist, political and arts activist; Heather Kaufmann, ESL teacher and researcher, multimedia developer from Protea Textware; Renate Klein, Women's Studies researcher and academic, scientist, activist, writer and publisher at Spinifex Press; Virginia Westwood, scientist, information technology analyst, self-taught computer programmer and multimedia developer from Protea Textware; and myself, writer, arts activist and performer, academic and publishe at Spinifex Press. The project we developed was entitled, The Community of Women. The CD-ROM was tendered funding on two occasions to the then Federal government's programme, Australia on CD. We were shortlisted twice, but not funded. Indeed, no CD on women was. In spite of this it served as a useful learning experience as we were thrown in to come up with workable solutions. I was centrally involved in the concept development, and I found this a thrilling experience. Return to article

and we will continue to do so
The other books were: The Silicon Tongue by Beryl Fletcher, a novel which incorporates a story about cyberculture, cyberpunks and an seventy-year-old woman who learns to fly in cyberspace; The Internet for Women by Rye Senjen and Jane Guthrey, a guide to getting connected, both a manual and a discussion of issues relevant to women. In 1997 we are publishing a collection of articles on Cyberfeminism edited by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein, it takes up issues of activism, critique, information and creativity. In 1998 we are planning a Children's book with an electronic component, Matilda All Over Downunder by Carmel Bird, Ruth Luxton and Lisa Roberts. Return to article

See Crane and Mylonas, 1991, pp. 205-220 for information on how scholars working in the field of Classics are using hypermedia. Return to article

See De Rose, 1991, pp.185-204 for information on how those working in the field of Biblical Studies are using hypermedia. And Porush, 1996, pp. 126-130 for a discussion of hypertext and the Talmud. Return to article

list of associations
There are many ways to do this, and for some interesting possibilities see Mind Maps or any of the articles in the Hypermedia and Literary Studies book. Return to article

Editorial Note
For a discussion on this issue see Nicole Bourke Becoming Angels: women writing cyberspace Vol 1 No 2
Return to Susan Hawthorne's article

Editorial Note
For a discussion on this site see Susan Hawthorne Topographies of Creativity: Writing and Publishing Digitally Vol 1 No 2
Return to Komninos Zervos's article

Vol 1 No 2 OCTOBER 1997
Editors: Nigel Krauth & Tess Brady