What does it take to be immersive? What makes immersive artists tick? And what is immersive anyway? We ask the leaders in the Denver area community to answer five easy questions. How did they do? You be the judge!
Five Easy Questions for David Thomas
Who: David Thomas
About me: I am the professor of fun!
1. What does immersive mean to you?
Art or entertainment experience that takes me out of life in a way that feels completely alive and challenges me to think about that life. Or, more simply, something completely, and comprehensively fun!
2. What makes an immersive experience successful?
The extent that I willingly leave my current experience to experience something else.
3. What has been one of your favorite immersive experiences?
Disneyland. It gets me everything time.
4. What excites you about immersive in Colorado?
Immersive is a new, messy and self-organizing field. That means it’s open to interpretation, participation and experimentation. And the Colorado creative community is all of those things and more.
5. What immersive mashup would you like to see or work on?
I want to see more environmental immersives (like Meow Wolf) combined with more escape room challenges and stitched together with no proscenium theater performances. I want to live another life for a little while.
Bonus! You get the last word. Anything else you’d like to say?
To all creatives: stop doing the same old things. Try new topics, new locals, new characters. It’s a white sheet of paper. Make something startling and amazing. Maybe, just once, I’d like to see what it’s like to go to an old school drive-in during the ’50s, right before they announce the Russians have launched atomic bombs. You know. Something different 🙂