What is interactivity? Inter, the root of the word, means “between two things,” and, of course, activity means “to do something or make an action of some kind.” So by our very definition of the term, we must be doing something in order for it to be interactive. We must find ourselves making conscious decisions that control some aspect of our immediate surroundings. “Wait though,” one might ask, “Isn’t life always interactive? Aren’t we always choosing or affecting some aspect of our environment just to even be alive? Isn’t ‘interactive’ just ‘not being in a coma?’”