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Author Ryan, Marie-Laure, 1946-

Title Narrative as virtual reality : immersion and interactivity in literature and electronic media / Marie-Laure Ryan.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xiii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Parallax.
Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-388 ) and index.
Summary "Is there a significant difference in attitude between immersion in a game and immersion in a movie or novel? What are the new possibilities for representation offered by the emerging technology of virtual reality? As Marie-Laure Ryan demonstrates in Narrative as Virtual Reality the questions raised by new, interactive technologies have their precursors and echoes in pre-electronic literary and artistic traditions. Formerly a culture of immersive ideals - getting lost in a good book, for example - we are becoming, Ryan claims, a culture more concerned with interactivity. Approaching the idea of virtual reality as a metaphor for total art, Narrative as Virtual Reality applies the concepts of immersion and interactivity to develop a phenomenology of reading."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Books and reading.
Interactive multimedia.
Virtual reality.
ISBN 0801864879 (alk. paper)
0801864887 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801877539 : $31.00