Presentation Title

Human Development In Alternative Leisure Contexts

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1015

Start Date

24-3-2018 2:45 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

This presentation explores how “Flow”, also known as a state of optimal experience, and belonging practices, how people connect and share emotions, are cultivated in music festival environments. The methodology used is participant observation and semi-formal interviews. Participant observation is used to observe the festival environment and the festival attendee’s interaction with the festival and with each other. Ten interviews with festival participants will be summarized who had both experience attending music festivals as well as experience in adventure activities. Through semi-formal interviews, results will summarize how the ten attendees experienced Flow and belonging in adventure. In addition, results will compare how adventure relates and compares to flow and belonging at music festivals. This research adds to the small body of research relating to the experience that event attendees have at music festivals as well as their actions and emotions towards each other. It concludes that music festivals provide the opportunity for both flow and belonging, which are both highly sought after aspects of life.

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty Advisor

Kellee Caton

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Human Development In Alternative Leisure Contexts

IB 1015

This presentation explores how “Flow”, also known as a state of optimal experience, and belonging practices, how people connect and share emotions, are cultivated in music festival environments. The methodology used is participant observation and semi-formal interviews. Participant observation is used to observe the festival environment and the festival attendee’s interaction with the festival and with each other. Ten interviews with festival participants will be summarized who had both experience attending music festivals as well as experience in adventure activities. Through semi-formal interviews, results will summarize how the ten attendees experienced Flow and belonging in adventure. In addition, results will compare how adventure relates and compares to flow and belonging at music festivals. This research adds to the small body of research relating to the experience that event attendees have at music festivals as well as their actions and emotions towards each other. It concludes that music festivals provide the opportunity for both flow and belonging, which are both highly sought after aspects of life.