Archive for January, 2013

Gopano Micro Demo (dusty)

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted by: andrew

The Inclusivity of the Fractal Experience

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted by: cowboymoses

I like the notion of the “fractal” experience. It is not only rich, but inclusive. Rather than a form of storytelling that aims to exclude those unwilling to be more than passive viewers, the “fractal” experience provides a satisfying experience for the passive viewer, and a deeper, richer experience for the more engaged, examining viewer. [...]


Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted by: mtozer

Did anyone else hear this story last night on ‘As it Happens?’
http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/listen/ you can listen to it here. It begins at 16.30 on Part 3 of Jan 30th ‘As it Happens’.
A British Artist hides a cheque of $13000 (8000 pounds) (not made out to anyone) in an [...]

Thought on Frank Rose and a personal story…

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted by: Morgan I.P. Fics

Rose does a fine job of systematically discussing narrative function along side game mechanics through a variety of media platforms including the serial novel, the novel, film, and videogames. From Dickens to James Cameron to Mark Zuckerberg, Rose compiles a comprehensive look at how immersion helps forge an intricate relationship between participant (reader/viewer/player) and the [...]

Some preliminary ideas on Frank Rose´s The Art of Immersion

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Posted by: AdonayGC

The Art of Immersion is a cutting edge exploration of the way today´s Media is modifying some of the conventions on storytelling inherited from literature, film, theater and arts in general. By showing some of the attempts and strategies used by bright storytellers who want to experiment on this matter usually hired by big companies, [...]

The “Lost” Art of Immersion

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted by: Bartlett

Quite the interesting read for me (and my group, Nick and Morgan) specifically as it seems Rose touches a number of topics that pertain to our major project. First off, he makes mention in the very beginning about the www.areyouserious.com campaign for Nolan’s The Dark Knight. This was a brilliant campaign to raise awareness of [...]

Who is the storyteller?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted by: Sara

“IN THE COMMAND-AND-CONTROL WORLD, we know who’s telling the story; it’s the author. Bur digital media have created an authorship crisis.” (Page 83)

In Chapter 4, Frank Rose’s argument on Control (chapter 4) discusses the question of authorship. The idea is that the power of broadcasters and publishers were in their ability to control [...]

Decline of Creativity?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted by: Jon

One of the most interesting things I found in “The Art of Immersion” was the study that found how similar memory and imagination are in brain activation.  Recently I read an article (ironically I can’t remember the source) that presented the idea that one of the impacts of the internet was that “digital natives” are [...]

Reflections on Frank Rose’s ‘The Art of Immersion’

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted by: Nick

Frank Rose’s book The Art of Immersion addresses new, developing modes of storytelling that he terms ‘deep mediums’: emerging formats of communication that are constructing narratives with the objective of immersing their audience. Like the Bolter reading on the aesthetics of catharsis and flow, Rose examines the impact digital media is having on storytelling and [...]

The Art of Immersion

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted by: mkyork2013

An interesting theme that stood out in Roses book was how engagement affects narrative. He discusses how social media can impact television and how content creators respond to such engagement.
Thinking about his example of how a television network forced twitter to remove the pseudo accounts of its fictional characters I quickly thought of the various [...]