Performing the Force: Essays on Immersion into Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Environments

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Kurt Lancaster, Tom Mikotowicz
McFarland, 28 feb. 2001 - 215 sidor
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
11
Performing the Myth of Science Fictions Popular Culture Icons
23
The Mythology of the Stanley Kubrick Image
25
The Performance of George Pal
30
His Roles and His Myths
35
The Myth of George Lucas Surrounding The Phantom Menace
40
The Magic of the AntiMyth
46
Social Implications of Chris Carter and The XFiles
57
Immersion Through an Interface in The Blair Witch Project
119
Interactive Movies
127
The Survival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
129
A NoTech VirtualReality Film Experience
137
Marketing and Playing with Action Figures
143
Props of Performance
145
Another Style of Performance
150
The Action of Star Wars Comes Home
154

A Consistent Image
63
A Robert Jordan Book Signing
70
Performing in Computer Games
73
The Performance of War Games
75
Playing Video Games as a Performance
79
The Reperformance of Star Wars in Computer Games
86
Performing in The Ages of Myst and Riven
91
At the Interface Webpages as Sites of Immersion
99
A Link Between Fantasy and Reality
101
Godzilla Attacks the World Wide Web
108
The Feminine Demonstration of Scully in Fan Art on the Web
112
Performing in RolePlaying Games
159
The Performance of William Gibsons Tropes in Cyberpunk 2020
161
A Performance or an Evolution Toward a Second Society?
168
The MasqueradeA Countercultural Performance
174
Environmental Fantasies
181
Participation in Another Dimension
183
A Personal Account
189
Bibliography
199
Index
203
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Kurt Lancaster lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Tom Mikotowicz is associate professor of Theatre at the University of Maine and is the review editor of New England Journal of Theatre.

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