Hypertext/Hypermedia: The Web Was Not the Beginning and the Web Is Not the End

Offered this year and most years

Fall 2023

Hypertext/Hypermedia systems -- first designed in the 1960s -- link information and people. Developed in the late 1980s, the Web was the first global hypermedia system; 30+ years later, it represents a small part of past visions. Students will identify still-uncommon features by exploring/using systems from the 1960s onwards. They will read papers for class discussion. They will study architecture and design topics such as annotating, note taking, searching, networking, collaboration, permanence, and social impact. Web programming projects, using TypeScript/MERN stack, will culminate in group projects to create their own hypertext/hypermedia systems.

Prerequisites: An introductory CS sequence or equivalent experience

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Location:CIT 219
Meeting Time:W 3pm-5:30pm
Exam Group:10