What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a multifaceted concept that can be tailored to individuals and groups at any scale, from a dinner party for two or an intimate performance for a thousand, to the virtual social networks and online games that connect billions of people. While entertainment is often associated with fun and laughter, its more profound functions range from escapism to education and catharsis to cerebral engagement.

Some entertainers aim to elicit strong emotional reactions, such as joy or suspense; others focus on intellectual stimulation, favoring thought-provoking entertainment like documentaries or puzzles; while still others emphasize the social aspect of entertainment, encouraging team sports and multiplayer video games.