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Miruna Doicaru

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    Research interests

    Dr. Miruna Doicaru (1984) is lecturer in research methods and researcher at BUas, the Academy of Digital Entertainment, under the professorship of Digital Media Concepts. Her main research area is concerned with understanding narrative absorbing experiences and their determinants (media related, narrative, ultimately aiming to reveal what makes a story engaging and entertaining). Since she started working for BUas she took her research towards the area of VR narratives, putting her focus on understanding how story-telling can be adapted to VR in order to not just attract users into the VR environment but also to keep them hooked and entertained.  Miruna is also interested in exploring more objective forms of measurement for VR narrative experiences and enjoyment. So far she worked on projects focused on VR film, VR journalism and VR and rehabilitation tool. 

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    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    19 Downloads (Pure)

    Virgin Virtual Reality Product

    Van Gisbergen, M. S., Doicaru, M., Versluis, A., Relouw, J., Kleverlaan, N., Walker, M. & Regel, S., 23 Apr 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Immersive journalism : impact of virtual reality on european’s attitudes

    Lopes, L., Doicaru, MM. & Van Gisbergen, M. S., 17 Jul 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Into film: Does absorption in a movie's story world pose a paradox?

    Hakemulder, F., Kuijpers, M., Tan, E., Balint, K. & Doicaru, MM., 2017, Narrative absorption . Hakemulder, F., Kuijpers, M., Tan, E., Balint, K. & Doicaru, MM. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publisher Company, p. 97-118 21 p. (Linguistic approaches to literature ; vol. 27).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 2 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Modalitati de absorbtie in filmul narativ : de la experienta cinematica clasica la filmul in 360 de grade

    MM Doicaru (Speaker)

    21 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Stories’ power to engage audiences in the context of a dynamic media landscape: from film to VR

    MM Doicaru (Speaker)

    1 Aug 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)


  • VIRGiN

    van Gisbergen, M., Doicaru, M., Versluis, A., Kleverlaan, N. & Regel, S.



    Project: Research


    van Gisbergen, M., Relouw, J., Walker, M., Doicaru, M. & Stupar-Rutenfrans, S.



    Project: Research