So as of late, author of the famous Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling has come out with a new on-line interactive experience for fans. Pottermore is now open for registration, where people can play and go through the different books of the series. They can join their favorite characters and see the series from a whole new perspective.
The website has been in the beta testing stage for a while- but was recently opened to the public. It’s fascinating, this author art form being played with in this way. However, I don’t think it’s much different then how technology has enhanced participation in fictional worlds in general.
I remember just a few years ago getting an account on a Harry Potter roleplaying website, just so I could create my own character and play that character through new stories. I feel that technology, computers, all of this programming has created a whole new way for people to interact with their favorite series- television or otherwise.