Giving the keynote lecture (in person!) at the "New visual narratives" conference 1-3 July, Lodz + online.

Immersion as Escapism, Control or Coexistence
01-07-2022 10:30:00

Coming from film-making or other visual arts, we tend to think of immersion as a technical condition (VR, 360 projections, various forms of expanded cinema, etc.). But we can also think of immersion as an existential condition, as a way of being-in-the-world. Contemporary technology then gives us new ways of expressing this condition. But to what end? I propose that we can look at immersion as offering three different qualities of relationship: escape, control and co-existence.