Cutting the strings (or re-arranging them a bit)

I say cutting string because there is a string that connects the page through this book by the wonderful Willaim Wondriska

I’m looking into how those strings (pages) are deconstructed and reconstructed in books.

Dan Collier’s non-hypertext book is full of strings. And, well, ahhem. Hatually, they are just arranged in a non-linear relational way, rather than being cut.

DCF 1.0
DCF 1.0

Some types of narrative structure that “cut the strings” (or pages) that connect narrative in a traditional sense.

forking with limited options
forking with many options
Hypertext fiction
Paragraph system board games
Massive online games (MMO) forking with many options but mostly about the story that is made through interaction
Free form crowd sourcing
(these are defined by designer James Wallis in SECOND PERSON MIT Press: Cambridge/London)