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- A state of passivity, particularly cognitive or emotional passivity, enabled or facilitated by the appearance or potential of interactivity
- 1998, Slavoj Žižek, “Cyberspace, or, How to Traverse the Fantasy in the Age of the Retreat of the Big Other”, in Public Culture, volume 10, number 3, page 483:
- […] interpassivity, the exact obverse of "interactivity," which refers to the sense of being active through another subject who does the job for one […]
- 2010, Juha Suoranta; Tere Vadén, Wikiworld, Pluto Press, page 133:
- […] the true motivation for readymade laughter in TV comedies is interpassivity: I don't have to engage in recognising, sympathising with and interpreting the drama.