Authoring Systems & the Art They Wrought

  • Mark Bernstein & Erin Sweeney's The Election of 1912
  • Created with Hypergate
  • 1988

The Election of 1912 is the first hypertext published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. and the first to be produced with the company's own authoring system, Hypergate. Subtitled A Hypertext Study of the Progressive Era, it combines non-linear narrative with robust simulations set within a historical background of one the most fascinating U.S. elections. The varied and robust simulations add to the excitement of discovery and alert readers to the possibilities digital technologies bring to human understanding.

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