"i kind of want to try writing an 'accordion' blog post that can be read at multiple zoom levels, depending on your interest level. maybe each paragraph has a 'more' link that unfolds additional thoughts, quotes, resources" — Aaron Z Lewis
Wong is known for producing art films focussed on mood and atmosphere, rather than following convention. His general style is described by Stephen Teo as “a cornucopia overflowing with multiple stories, strands of expression, meanings and identities: a kaleidoscope of colours and identities”. Structurally, Wong’s films are typically fragmented and disjointed, with little concern for linear narrative, and often with interconnected stories. Critics have commented on the lack of plot in his films, such as Ty Burr who says “The director doesn’t build linear story lines so much as concentric rings of narrative and poetic meaning that continually revolve around each other”. Similarly, Peter Brunette says that Wong “often privileges audio/visual expressivity over narrative structure”. Wong has commented on this, saying “in my logic there is a storyline.”
By "hypertext" I mean non-sequential writing. Ordinary writing is sequential for two reasons. First, it grew out of speech and speech-making, which have to be sequential; and second, because books are no convenient to read except in a sequence.
But the structures of ideas are not sequential. They tie together every whichway. And when we write, we are always trying to tie things together in non-sequential ways. The footnote is a break from sequence, but it cannot really be extended.
The point is, writers do better if they don't have to write in sequence (but may create multiple structures, branches and alternatives), and readers do better if they don't have to read in sequence, but may establish impressions, jump around, and try different pathways until they find the ones they want to study most closely.
Someone who arrives at a website for the first time has to familiarise themselves with it over a very short time frame to be able to navigate satisfactorily this content. So, unlike a book, which you could assume everyone is going through in a linear way, with websites, there is no such thing as a beginning or an end. There is no such thing as a linear read. I think websites by nature are very hyperlinked. They are more like networks. And therefore, that produces a lot of grounds where you can experiment with unexpected behaviours, unexpected reading directions, as an attempt to maybe challenge certain conventions.