Parsing the Languages of the New Media

Parsing the Languages of the New Media is an experimental, database-driven nonlinear essay intended as a critique of Lev Manovich’s book The Language of New Media.

The contents of the critique are organized around multiple, overlapping means of navigating the text: it can be browsed by keyword, searched, or sorted according to which page numbers in the book that are being addressed.  The text is also heavily hyperlinked, and can be navigated in a highly nonlinear fashion.  The critique is located at http://media.frametheweb.com.