The dawn of the dark ride at the amusement park

Zika, Joel 2015, The dawn of the dark ride at the amusement park, in Proceedings of the 2014 10th Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Interactive Sound and Smart Things, ACM, New York, N.Y., pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1145/2677758.2677775.

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Title The dawn of the dark ride at the amusement park
Author(s) Zika, JoelORCID iD for Zika, Joel orcid.org/0000-0003-1249-4557
Conference name Interactive Entertainment. Conference (10th: 2014: Newcastle, New South Wales)
Conference location Newcastle, New South Wales
Conference dates 2-3 Dec. 2014
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2014 10th Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Interactive Sound and Smart Things
Editor(s) Blackmore, K.
Nesbitt, K.
Smith, S.P.
Publication date 2015
Conference series Interactive Sound and Smart Things
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher ACM
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Summary Plotting the evolution of the dark amusement park ride is important in understanding the hybrid nature of the entertainment industry we see today. This paper looks specifically at two amusement park rides and shows how they form an important landmark in the evolution of immersive technology. The investigation focuses on Pittsburgh's Old Mill Ride (1905) in the USA and Blackpool's River Caves (1907) in the UK. Two rides which were the first of their kind and represent the solidification of technical and conceptual approaches being developed on both sides of the pacific. Whilst these rides are mentioned in isolation in a small number of academic texts, their connection and importance in the timeline of popular media has been overlooked. A combination of field and historical research examines how these rides were unique and influenced other media that preceded them.
ISBN 9781450327909
Language eng
DOI 10.1145/2677758.2677775
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
Copyright notice ©2014, ACM
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079328

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