Thoughts on Immersive experiences

Dictionary Definition- Images that actively engage ones senses and may create an altered mental state.

Also an immersive experience??- VIRTUAL REALITY- A technology that enables a person to interact with a computer simulated environment, be it based on a real or imagined place.

Seminar notes-

  • immersive using the space, environment, sound, and visuals
  • scale/ architectural
  • Breaks the barriers between the art and the viewer
  • completes the work
  • overwhelming
  • different elements working together
  • alternative focus points or perspectives
  • how does a museum get over the physical barriers?
  • 3D printers enable replicas of archives, therefore allowing people to get an idea of what it would be like to physically hold the item
  • performance
  • difference between immersive and interactive


  • meditation- Doug Wheeler- Synthetic dessert
  • Rain Room(2012) – MoMa
  • Laura Owens- Sadie cole HQ- paintings combined with an optional audio. In this case the sound enhances art that already there.
  • Fiona Tan-  Ghost Dwellings
  • Great Expectations
  • Eraserhead- the dinner- David Lynch
  • Banqueting House- The Last Palace
  • Punch Drunk

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