Casting my net a little further – writing, art and e-motion

X is tense

Xroads + link = anxiety

Crossroads are extremely charged spaces. Here choices are made, fears and facts overlap, and the alien first shows its face: strange people, foreign tongues, exotic and delightful goods and information.

from TechGnosis by Erik Davis

The hyperlink sits at a crossroads. You have to make a choice to click the link to go somewhere else, somewhere different, perhaps somewhere strange. To click an unknown link you must be prepared to leave the familiar behind. Each click, each choice is a little moment of anxiety. There’s a moment of tension, a little thrill, perhaps a pause before you click – or maybe you rush into it, click-happy and reckless. But for X…

X is tense

It’s the fear of what lies beyond the link, beyond the door. Dare X open it? Dare X grasp the handle? The click of the catch as the handle turns the lock, the creak of the hinges, the groan of the wood, the scrape against the floorboards.


You’re in an unknown space. What lurks here? Where will it lead? Will you be trapped? Can you retrace your steps? Or is there another way out, another door, another link? But to where? Click back.

Click your heels for there’s no place like home.

Click three times

No place



4 August 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. What you’ve written about here is what we do in life itself. These are our choices – decisions – answers we have to find – questions we have to ask – should I stay or should I go? It’s all mixed up – the physical, the virtual – we click in our heads over and over – clickety click – another decision? another choice? or not? When something ‘clicks’ we are supposed to the ‘get it’ – understand it – but… is the web the human brain magnified – laid out for us in full ‘techno-colour’?

    Comment by dane gould | 15 May 2007 | Reply

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