Espen J. Aarseth is a Norwegian
computer programmer and author
. He is currently an associate professor
in the Department of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen. His interests include cybermedia, ergodic literature
aesthetics, multi-user dungeons
, and cyberpunk
He has written many works, including Cybertext, which attempts to construct a theoretical model of the new literary form. The book originated as his doctoral dissertation.