RE: [-empyre-] Syntax of desire
>===== Original Message From Patrick Lichty <email@example.com>
>> > and its stranger still that this level of immersion
>> > seems more prevalent when their is negative stimuli
>> with risk comes excitement, and with excitement comes
I would say that a user/participant's perceived level of immersion
has another tack to examine. The wetness of an
immersive experience is also greatly dependent upon the
participant's personal desire/willingness to disengage from the
environment that they are inhabiting.
To wax anecdotal, my own most compelling immersive
experience occurred during the movie "Batman" which I saw
while on a weekend pass during USAF basic training.
For me, the degree of immersion I experienced while watching
this film was sponsored not so much by the quality of the
experience (Batman is not what I would call stellar cinema), but
by my desire to escape from the situation I was in.
Not to say that a more perceptually compelling experience will be
unsuccessful in raising the participant's perceived level of
immersion; just that much of the affect is dependent
upon the baggage that a participant brings to the show.
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