Themes and Viewings

Themes and Viewings

Themes: Immersivity, generativity, autonomy, transmediality, connectivity.

Immersivity. We will see different forms of immersion. One form is the feeling we can have of being-in-a-place, as with a landscape painting, Imax movie, or virtual reality. But there is also interactivity, in which a system responds in a unique, open-ended, and tightly coupled way to the actions of its participant — which is immersively engrossing.

Generativity. Meta-creation and infinite variation. Things that make things.

Autonomy. The illusion of life.

Transmediality. The transformation and transmutation of signals; information visualization and sonification. Revealing new truths.

Connectivity. New modes of communication. New takes on mediatization.