authorial intent

the text/machine, the existence of the text itself?

I suppose I should have written this post for last class, but since I'm a horrible horrible person and didn't I'm just going to use this space to clarify my understanding of Aarseth's "text machine," the idea that intrigued me most in his book Cybertext. From what I gathered, Aarseth's grievances and main points seem to be as follows:

  • the technique of "theoretical imperialism" might be a good starting point, but we shouldn't be so quick to assume it correctly analyzes all forms of new media
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