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From Spatial Hypertext to Temporally Cybertext
Interview with Markku Eskelinen and Raine Koskimaa

Markku Eskelinen and Raine Koskimaa are the editors of Cybertext Yearbook 2000, published by the Research Center for Contemporary Culture, University of Jyväskylä. Eskelinen is an independent scholar and experimental writer of ergodic literature, interactive drama, critical essays and cybertext fiction (his cybertext fiction Interface 3 will be published in October 2001: Provosoft, Helsinki). Koskimaa is a member of the Literary Advisory Board for the Electronic Literature Organization and works as an assistant professor at the IT University of Copenhagen in the field of digital textuality (his doctoral thesis "Digital Literature: From Text to Hypertext and Beyond" is available online). Roberto Simanowski talked with Markku and Raine about the yearbook, the "new wave of hypertext fiction", the distinctions between narratives and games and the misunderstandings in the early hypertext theory.

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