Performing the Force: Essays on Immersion into Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Environments
With the technology of the new millennium continuing to advance, there has been an increased interest in participatory forms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment such as role-playing and computer games, websites, and virtual reality settings. People seem to have a desire to go beyond the ordinary and well into the fantastic. This work is a compilation of new essays (all but one never before published) written by experts in both electronic and non-electronic game genres, covering computer games, web pages, Internet role-playing, interactive movies, table-top games, live-action role-playing, ghost hunts, action figures and amusement park rides. They cover a variety of viewpoints as to how and why people become so engrossed with virtual reality–type activities.
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Dreams and Desires in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Performing the Myth of Science Fictions Popular Culture Icons
The Mythology of the Stanley Kubrick Image
The Performance of George Pal
His Roles and His Myths
The Myth of George Lucas Surrounding The Phantom Menace
The Magic of the AntiMyth
Social Implications of Chris Carter and The XFiles
Immersion Through an Interface in The Blair Witch Project
The Survival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
A NoTech VirtualReality Film Experience
Marketing and Playing with Action Figures
Props of Performance
Another Style of Performance
The Action of Star Wars Comes Home
A Consistent Image
A Robert Jordan Book Signing
Performing in Computer Games
The Performance of War Games
Playing Video Games as a Performance
The Reperformance of Star Wars in Computer Games
Performing in The Ages of Myst and Riven
At the Interface Webpages as Sites of Immersion
A Link Between Fantasy and Reality
Godzilla Attacks the World Wide Web
The Feminine Demonstration of Scully in Fan Art on the Web
Performing in RolePlaying Games
The Performance of William Gibsons Tropes in Cyberpunk 2020
A Performance or an Evolution Toward a Second Society?
The MasqueradeA Countercultural Performance
Participation in Another Dimension
A Personal Account
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Performing the Force: Essays on Immersion into Science-Fiction, Fantasy and ...
Kurt Lancaster,Tom Mikotowicz
Vista previa limitada - 2001
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Página 8 - In the life of a community, the process of surrogation does not begin or end but continues as actual or perceived vacancies occur in the network of relations that constitutes the social fabric. Into the cavities created by loss through death or other forms of departure, I hypothesize, survivors attempt to fit satisfactory alternates.