Noah started NoPro when he decided that he wanted to find out more about the world of Immersive, and found there was no newsletter to follow. Years later he runs the definitive Guide to Immersive Entertainment in newsletter and deep-dive, long-form podcast format. He also records his show in our studio. We talk about the Ghost Ship fire, the world-changing Tension Experience, the fertile grounds for creation in LA, what Immersive Theatre is and how the term is abused, Think Tank's Trap House show, the paradigm-shifting advancements in VR, and the most important things that have happened in these worlds. If you don't know what Immersive is, you're in for a major lesson on what is in theory the most impacting art form in the world. If you do know what Immersive is, then you know Noah and you're excited to listen to this episode already.
3:51 - Introduction
5:57 - How do you feel about coming off haunt season?
6:41 - Noah’s thoughts on soul searching
8:21 - Noah’s day job with journalism, art and conflict with politics
8:51 - Jacob and Noah discuss the fire in Oakland
11:10 - Patricks thoughts on Facebook arguments
12:51 - Fuck Donald Trump
13:51 - Noah gives his thoughts on the Oakland fire and how it effected the people around him and the art world in general
17:36 - Read more about the Arts District development:
18:51 - Noah discusses how the Los Angeles Arts District is changing and shifting while real artists are being pushed out
22:41 - Patricks thoughts on the Oakland fire and what he thinks the number one reason DIY spaces get shut down
29:27 - “The problem is there is a lot of people out there with misinformation.”
36:51- Bryon Bishop articles
37:42 - Noah Nelson breaks down what Immersive theater is
40:46 - http://www.traphouse.la
41:21 - http://sleepnomorenyc.com/#share
42:16 - https://medium.com/@noahjnelson
44:31 - Patricks thoughts on Immersive theater
48:51 - Jacob talks about fearing the spotlight
52:49 - http://aureliafriedland.com/
56:01 - https://www.lytro.com
57:33 - Noah explains what the new Cinema camera is, what it can do and how it ties in with VR.
(read more on what a VR is here: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/v/vr.htm)
1:01:36 - Did you go to the John Wolf abandoned hospital art show?
1:04:27 - Noah Nelson gives his input on non interactive immersive shows
1:05:47 - The idea of open frame theater
1:06:11 - “Interactive theater does not have to be immersive to be interactive.”
1:08:31 - Jacob describes his favorite rooms in John Wolfs abandoned hospital art show
1:09:21 - You say something can be interactive but not immersive; can you give an example of that?
1:09:34 - Annie Lesser: Getting To Know You
1:12:46 - Annie Lesser A(partment) 8
1:14:31 - Noah explains how escape rooms can be immersive
1:18:21 - Patrick, when you were developing this escape room did you feel like you were developing an immersive theater show?
1:18:51 - Patrick explains the Think Tank Galleries escape room in more detail
1:25:58 - If you had to go back and change something Patrick, what would you do differently?
1:31:51 - Noah explains what The Delusion is
1:32:26 - Jacob gets wet off vocabulary
1:37:00 - Andrew McGregor:
1:39:11 - http://www.enterdelusion.com
1:40:26 - If you had to asses what about Delusion makes it a stand out what would you say?
1:43:30 - What is The Tension Experience?
1:45:51 - Noah explains what one of the stories for Tension was
1:49:51 - Stripping down in The Tension Experience
1:56:04- Manipulating and brainwashing
2:00:56 - Patrick explains what Darren Lynn did at The Think Tank Gallery
2:10:26 - Megan Reilly:
2:14:16 - “The real currency is the attention the audience gives and if the company feeds it back.”
2:16:31 - If a 20 year old high energy individual was hopping in the arena right now, what kind of things would you want to see them do with all that energy?
2:18:24 - What was the first immersive theater show that you ever attended?
Did you go to New York specifically to see those shows?
2:22:21 - Where you can find more of Noah Nelson