By creating new ways in which a text functions, and new textual genres and forms, digital technologies make poetics describe them, provide some tools with which to investigate them, indicate shifts and re-interpretations to be found in the way the text functions, and, set the directions of text's development. The basic discriminant of digital texts is their interactive nature. Related with it are a new sending-receiving situation and a modified text authorship category (exchangeability and accumulation of sender-receiver roles, the category of user, anonymous authorship, several authors). The presence of hypertextual links causes that a text can be read not only linearly but also, 'deeper down into it', simulating a three-dimensionality of a virtual text.. Poly-semioticality and striving for a maximum simplification of the communication process favour phenomena such as: verbalisation of image, iconisation of word, or, creating inter-semiotic figures.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.