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Participant Agency in Immersive Experiences:

Playing the Accessible Unknown

Immersive experiences are increasingly changing the landscape of entertainment, retail, dining, art and gaming. Immersive creators across a wide spectrum of scales, budgets and mediums are drawing audiences into rich story worlds where each participant is the protagonist of their own experience. These experiences can be powerful, transformative, playful and challenging, and offer the participant a unique opportunity to engage their empathy and sense of autonomy, as well as to rethink their relationship with society’s status quo.

Following a short presentation, Meow Wolf Executive Producer Jenny Weinbloom will be joined by No Proscenium Editor Kathryn Yu to discuss immersive gamification, Meow Wolf’s unique approach to interactive narrative, and the ethics of choose your own adventure storytelling in physical environments.

Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return

Meow Wolf Jenny Weinbloom

No Proscenium Editor Kathryn Yu

For more on Meow Wolf, please visit: https://www.santafe.meowwolf.com/about/


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