Fundamentals of Immersion

May, 2019Archive

May 21

Annotated Bibliography Machon, Josephine. (2013) Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Introduction Immerse: “be submerged in a liquid”, “to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest” Immersive: provides stimulation for a number of senses beyond sight and sound Experience means “to undergo” for the purpose of this discourse […]

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May 21

Contextual Analysis – DR. SILVER: A Celebration of Life DR. SILVER: A Celebration of Life DR SILVER: A Celebration of Life is a joint production of Outside the March and The Musical Stage Co. Billed as an “immersive musical”, it is the brainchild of librettist siblings Anika and Britta Johnson who, partnered with director Mitchell Cushman, developed an ambitious musical […]

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May 19

Process Journal Week 3: Early Layout Inspired by my exploration with AR, I envision a short immersive experience hinging largely on simple AR interactions using EyeJack. Briefly, the experience as I envision it involves a character who uncovered a dark secret about the nature of reality before disappearing mysteriously. Participants retrace her steps using her […]

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May 13

Pre-Cinema Immersion Contextual Analysis: The Pseudoscope As a contextual analysis for a series of artefacts that are no longer being produced and experienced at scale, I thought it would be interesting to build one from scratch. I have encountered most of the artefacts discussed at some point in some form or another, but never a pseudoscope. […]

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May 12

Process Journal Week 2: Experiments with AR This week I have been considering story world artifacts and the potential for using Augmented Reality (AR) for hiding additional information. The “lens” of AR serves as an additional perspective and, to my mind, begs to be included as a storyworld artifact itself. How and why does the act […]

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May 12

Contextual Analysis Speculative Design in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The 2018 TV show She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (created by Noelle Stevenson and produced by DreamWorks Animation, a re-imagining of and not to be confused with 1985’s She-Ra: Princess of Power) demonstrates strong understanding of the speculative design tradition. Originating from a series of tight constraints – […]

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May 11

Annotated Bibliography Coulton, P., Lindley, J., Sturdee, M., & Stead, M. 2017. ‘Design Fiction as World Building’. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference, 22-24 March 2017, Edinburgh, UK, Article 11, pp. 163-179. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746964. Bruce Sterling: Design fiction is more “practical” than science fiction “Design Fiction is the deliberate use of […]

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May 07

Wed May 8 Early Ideation As an early concept I have envisioned a combination interactive installation/storyworld artefact immersive experience. Expanding somewhat on the Synth concept from the Transmedia Storytelling class, this concept revolves around a digital assistant search engine called Cassi. Cassi is realized as an animated face projection mapped onto a bust in a gallery setting. […]

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May 06

Annotated Bibliography Comment, Bernard. The Panorama. Reaktion Books, 1999. pp. 1-27 Crowd-pleasing, lowbrow entertainment – a “motley crowd in search of wanton, enigmatic  and rarely denied pleasure” Patented by Robert Barker 1787 means “to see all” “so true to life that they could be confused with reality” Viewers walk through a dark corridor and staircase before […]

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