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On a Silver Platter:

CD-ROMs and the Promises of a New Technology

Greg M. Smith, editor

New York University Press, 1999









1. Introduction: A Few Words about Interactivity  (PDF version)

Greg M. Smith


2. Before the Holodeck: Translating Star Trek into Digital Media

Janet Murray and Henry Jenkins


3. "To Waste More Time, Please Click Here Again:" Monty Python and the Quest for the CD/Film Adaptation  (PDF version)

Greg M. Smith


4. "Evil Will Walk Once More:" Phantasmagoria The Stalker Film As Interactive Movie?

Angela Ndalianis


5. Busy Box Interface: The Pleasures of Winding

Brian Kelly with Scott Bukatman


6. Civilization and Its Discontents: Simulation, Subjectivity, and Space

Ted Friedman


7. Museum (Dis)Play: Imagining the Museum on CD-ROM

Alison Trope


8. Virtual Kinship in a Postmodern World: Computer Mediated Genealogy Communities

Pamela Wilson


9. Fantasies of Mastery or Masteries of Fantasy? Playing with CD-ROMs in the 5th Dimension

Vanessa Gack


10. Showing and Telling: Developing CD-ROMs for the Classroom and Research

Leslie Jarmon


11. Doing Theory in Hypermedia Practice: A Case Study of the HyperHistory Video Project

Lisa Cartwright