Definitions

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  • noun uncountable text on a computer, particularly hypertext
  • noun uncountable mutually interactive, technologically enhanced text as described by Aareth.
  • noun countable A specific example of cybertext.

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ text, Perhaps popularised by Espen J. Aarseth's 1997 "Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature"; though "The Cybertext Corporation" existed in Arcata in the 1980s.

Examples

  • Every good book that aims to bop the reader over the head with its own program on how it should be read can be considered, technically speaking, a form of cybertext.

    Excerpt from Calembouria (in collaboration with Anthony Metivier)

  • "" Troopers '' is a welcome U-turn, but though Verhoeven rehashes "" RoboCop '' gimmicks -- parodying newscasts, splashing cybertext across the screen -- there's no soul in this machine.

    A Raid Kills Bugs Dead

  • Reminds me of some classic cybertext work, where the text grows as you read it. check out "The Jew's Daughter," for instance.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Retelling Hamlet via Facebook

  • I change the search to "games cybertext" and I narrow the search down to finding Markku's paper about some of Espen's concepts from DAC 98, and an interview with Espen from 99.

    03/01/2001 - 04/01/2001

  • I change the search to "games cybertext" and I narrow the search down to finding Markku's paper about some of Espen's concepts from DAC 98, and an interview with Espen from 99.

    thinking with my fingers

  • I change the search to "games cybertext" and I narrow the search down to finding Markku's paper about some of Espen's concepts from DAC 98, and an interview with Espen from 99.

    Archive 2001-03-01

  • a text that is 3,000 years old, as the first hypertext — or, to use his term, “cybertext” (Cybertext 9).

    Games in Virtual Environments

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