Ambient Literature Participant Research

This dataset contains transcripts of interviews with participants as part of the Ambient Literature research project. These interviews were conducted in June and July 2017 and March, April, and May of 2018 regarding participants' experiences of commissioned works of new media. Interviews were conducted face to face immediately after they completed one of the experiences or were conducted later over the telephone or Skype. The interviews were conducted in a semi structured fashion, following interview guides tailored for each of the experiences and allowing for more open ended discussion of the works. These interviews followed along themes of participants' relation to place, immersion, technology, and media form in order to get a sense of audiences experience with these works. Those interviewed about their experience of the works were a self selecting group of participants with an interest in trying new forms of media experience, with experience levels with new media ranging from none to those working in the field. In total, transcripts of 48 interviews are presented here. 40 of the interviews are presented as transcripts with individual participants, while interviews with 8 participants are presented in aggregate in order to preserve anonymity.