GAM720 Week 3:03 Ergodic Literature Notes

A form of literature requiring non-trivial effort to allow the reader to traverse a text – Espen Aarseth

Non – ergodic – The effort to traverse the text is trivial, with no extra noematic responsibilities placed on the reader except (for example) eye movement and teh periodic and arbitrary turning of pages

Cyber Texts (Cybernetic narratives)

Texts that involve calculation in the production of scriptons – Espen Aarseth

Narratives that literally change when we interact with them.

Textons – the bits of information that in, in context, convey meaning. 

Scriptons are unbroken sequences of textons – allows the reader to get the interpretable perspective on the text. – Fabian Looaca

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