Re: [-empyre-] Syntax of desire

perhaps thats why i'm a sucker for these things. so are we saying its a
if it is a drug, increase the strength, and give the first one away for


marnoldm wrote:
> >===== Original Message From Patrick Lichty <>
> =====
> >> > and its stranger still that this level of immersion
> >> > seems more prevalent when their is negative stimuli
> involved
> >>
> >> with risk comes excitement, and with excitement comes
> immersion.
> 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.
> Michael
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