What is Entertaiment?



‘Entertaiment’ is an intriguing word, encompassing many forms of entertainment. From theatre to video games, from dogfighting to social backstabbing, entertaiment has a vast array of definitions. It is also a topic which can inspire multiple creative works. For example, the story of Scheherazade, a professional storyteller in Persian culture, was used as inspiration for orchestral music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel; for films by Pasolini and Bergman; and even for innovative video games.

The word entertains us by hitting on the deep emotions our brains were evolved to react to, releasing seratonin and dopamine. It is a way to occupy the mind, to avoid boredom and anxiety.