Sam Brooker - Assist. Prof. of Digital Communications

‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’: hypertext theory explored at conference by Richmond academic

Assistant Professor in Digital Communication at Richmond, Sam Brooker, presented his paper Man Proposes, God Disposes: Reassessing Correspondences between Literary Hypertext Theory at the annual ACM Hypertext conference in Hof, Germany, which was held recently

The ACM Hypertext conference is an event for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory (information stored in computers that are connected to each other and constitute a network), systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. 

The theme of Hypertext 2019 was “HYPERTEXT – TEAR DOWN THE WALL”. This motto of the 30th ACM Hypertext conference goes hand in hand with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by the historical events in Germany, Hypertext 2019 aimed at reunifying different hypertext research directions and communities.

In addition to undergraduate teaching at Richmond, Mr Brooker provides MA supervision to new media practitioners, consultancy and web design services. His PhD focuses on the emerging field of Digital Humanities.