Day 01 : a first approach

Twinkle everyone :)

Are you ready for episode 1 ?

To start my journey, I’d like to tell you an event that happened to me : the other day, I was talking with my classmates (as usual), when I suddenly got invited to a conference “3–6–9–12 : Taming the screen and growing up” (“3–6–9–12 : Apprivoiser les écrans et grandir” in french)


This conference was given by Frédéric Tordo, who is a Doctor in Psychology and Psychopathology. His works mostly concern the process of subjectivation, reflexivity and auto-empathy, intersubjectivity and empathy, psychoanalysis of virtual digital, and the human relations with robots. A lot of complex domains that I didn’t know about. (By the way, you can find some of his texts here : http://www.cairn.info/)

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Anyway, this conference was about the relation between children and screens. Even though it wasn’t directly related to my theme, I learned a lot there. During the session, I asked him : “Why is it dangerous to immerse children in the other worlds (that screens gives us) ?”, and he replied :

“Because they don’t have enough experience of the real world, they might get lost and confuse both worlds. So children first need to experiment the world by playing (because children only learn this way) a lot, and when they get around 6 years old, they can use touchpads and other electronic supports accompanied by their relatives (for approximatively 1 hour a day)”

For example, children need to learn about Time and Space. That time is a flow we undergo, some actions are irreversibles (definitives), and that he need to create a relationship with space through his body, by moving.


This gave me the beginning to the definition of the word “immersion”. We can fully get into other worlds because we can find marks of our real world within.

Does this mean that simulation games (like “The Sims”) are the ones that provide the best immersive experience ? What about books ?

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