How surprise transforms anxiety to create meaning and value in the design, production and experiential consumption of social-immersive media?
London College of Communication
Social-immersive media, associated with virtual and mixed-reality responsive-media, enables us to participate through role-enactment in partly actual and partly fantastical experiences.
This mentally- absorbing situation enables a process, change and passage from one mental state to another, characterised by diminishing critical distance and increasing emotional involvement (Grau,2002).
Through practice, i am researching how immersive experience remediates the conditions within which surprise arises in real world conditions, generated as a consequence of anxieties when dealing with uncertain and unpredictable scenarios.
As a reparative response surprise can provide valuable learning and new ways of seeing the world.