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Ritual Immersion in Rock Band; A Dionysian moment in a digital rhythm

Playing Rock Band at Wednesday Symposia
So I conjectured that ekstasos as it appears in The Birth of Tragedy might map onto immersion as we notionally think about it. A couple of months and nineteen pages later, I think that ekstasos as a human quality maps well onto the immersion found in games. What I found most interesting was that not only did VR not usefully lead to immersion, but that narrative also wasn’t necessary. I …