A non-linear series of literature interconnected through hypertext links in new media.
The format is credited to Borges’s essay, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’. The essay itself does not have a textual infinity nature, but laid out the foundations for readers to explore this method of writing.
Since the birth of computers, this new media format has been widely adopted by writers, game producers, and artists alike.
New media in this category:
- Rick & Morty’s Rickstaverse, which is a choose your own adventure game.
- Vladimir Nabakov’s Pale Fire
- Jorge Luis Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths
First discovered this term through Anna Gát’s recommendation of Borges’ essay, The Garden of Forking Paths.