"Brave New Word" is derived from Aldous Huxley's
novel Brave New World. Huxley's hi-tech society is smooth and
efficient but, ironically, is also totalitarian, a dystopia akin to that
represented in George Orwell's 1984. Our website, however, hopes
to turn this dystopia around: we are solely concerned with the
aesthetic applications of digital technology, particularly with the exploration
of digital functions that can enhance the visual apprehension of language.
Our contributors offer their work to be circulated for free on the Internet
towards the goal of engendering a truly BRAVE NEW WORLD of words.
This website springs from a joint effort between Shuen-shing Lee (a.k.a.
Poseidon) and Shao-lien Su (a.k.a. Milo Caso) to construct a literary platform
wholly devoted to works done with Macromedia Flash. Animation and
brought a brand new look to literature; Flash easily encompasses both avenues of
expression. This project began at the end of 1999, when Lee and Su began
uploading their Flash works. It is hoped that this flagship
demonstration will persuade more Chinese writers into this hyperworld of words.
Shao-lien Su was born in 1949 in Taichung, Taiwan.
He graduated from Taichung Normal College and now teaches at
the Shalu Elementary School in his hometown. Su was a founding member
of celebrated poetic societies such as "New Wave," "Dragon
People," and "Taiwan Poetics Quarterly." He has
published more than fifteen books of poetry. His hypertext writings
debuted on "The Garden of Forking Paths" in 1998. Currently he is the
webmaster of "The Isle of Modern Poetry." [more]
Shuen-shing Lee was born in 1963 in Changhua,
Taiwan. He is currently an Associate Professor in the
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University.
Lee has published two novels, and has contributed hypertext reviews to the China
Times' column, "The Net Reading District," since 1997. In
1998 he created one of the first Taiwanese websites devoted to
Chinese hypertext literature. One year later he initiated "Hypertext
Literature" and "Literature and Hypermedia Arts," new courses in
the undergraduate and graduate curricula of his university. [more]
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Brave New Word 譯為「美麗新文字」，
的Brave New World（《美麗新世界》）。