Immersion – Interactive Digital Experience Review
Immersion is an interactive digital creation narrated by Adelaide’s Erik Thomson and created by a local team of South Australians with an extensive background in interactive multimedia. The concept encourages viewers to feel as though they are immersed in a different time and place, almost travellers in time watching evolution in progress while being active participants in parts of it.
The narrative explores the life cycle of water in our land through time from the very first molecules of water in space to the origins of the River Torrens and the Kaurna inhabitants who lived beside it through to our oceans, our land and our city.
Immersion takes place inside a small purpose-built space that wraps around the audience who can move around freely within the space. There are 4 highlighted circles that enable the audience to interact with the wrap-around screens. Each circle allows 1 person to stand inside and wave their arms up and down, directing schools of fish around the ocean and throwing paintballs at the City of Adelaide. This is quite fun for kids who will enjoy the interactive experience.
The wrap-around screen and realistic scenery provide a sense of being immersed in another time and place. I particularly enjoyed the rainforest scene and the movement of the light through the rainforest canopy. The other really enjoyable scene was watching the Australian bush and native animals come alive as dusk progressed to night.
The experience lasts for around 20 minutes so it is long enough to engage kids but not too long that they are likely to become restless. There are lots of changing scenes and scenery, animals to spot and at times, the feeling of being part of the space on the screen whether it be the desert, the bush, the ocean or outer space.
At the entrance and exit to the ellipse space, is ‘Flow State’, which is included in the ticket price. Make sure you stop by and watch this digital display after Immersion.
You can find Immersion located at 63 Light Square where on-street parking is relatively easy to come by.
It’s great to see talented South Australians creating a digital experience for all ages to appreciate.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Immerse Adelaide website.
When: Friday 5 November – Sunday 28 November 2021 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Where: The Ellipse @ Light | 63 Light Square, Adelaide
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