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Paper over Interactive Cinema

Interactive Cinema: Engagement and Interaction

Fotograaf: Daniel Cohen

In oktober 2014 presenteerde Mirjam Vosmeer de position paper over Interactive Cinema, op de conferentie ICIDS 2014. (http://narrativeandplay.org/icids2014/)

Mirjam Vosmeer and Ben Schouten

Games & Play Research Group, CREATE-IT Applied Research, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands {m.s.vosmeer,b.a.m.schouten}@hva.nl


Technologies that were initially developed to be applied within the domain of video games are currently being used in experiments to explore their meaning and possibilities for cinema and cinema audiences. In this position paper we examine how narrativity, interactivity and engagement are mutually reshaped within this new domain of media entertainment, addressing both the production and the user experience of new types of interactive cinematography. We work towards research questions that will direct our future studies and in- troduce the term lean in to address the kind of engagement style that applies to users within this new domain.


interactive cinema, videogames, user engagement, narrative immer- sion, Oculus Rift. 


Acknowledgement. This position paper is part of the Interactive Cinema project as part of Amsterdam Creative Industries. The Interactive Cinema project is a collabora- tion between the Netherlands Film Academy and the Amsterdam University of Ap- plied Sciences.


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