Anningan is a constantly evolving hypertext chat bot. I look at
him as the hypermedic equivalent of a novel-in-progress; as such,
he is always in progress. You may encounter blank spots in Anningan's
discourse because of this.
To use Anningan: click on the globe on the page behind this one. He
opens in a fullscreen window; he begins one of many narrative threads.
This beginning is randomly chosen; this beginning determines the narrative
course you follow during the piece. Respond to Anningan's questions
in the form field provided. Your responses determine the flow of Anningan's
discourse; direct responses to his questions launch the varying branches
of his narrative; other responses elicit different behaviors from
Anningan. At times, Anningan will flow toward a more monologue-like
form of communication; at this point, your responses will have no
effect on him. He has slipped beyond you.
This is not an exercise in Artificial Intelligence;
instead, it's an experiment in literary form.