Gordon Pask spent his entire career building immersive experiences, teaching machines (only some examples in this PDF), experimental studies, and a theory of conversation (but here’s a simplified presentation).
While his 4 books and over 200 papers can be difficult (if rewarding) work to penetrate, there is a great deal of practical thinking in it all. (For more about Pask, see related papers and videos.)
Pask’s work was complex, rigorous, dense, dramatic. Pask was a cybernetician. That’s not easy to explain, either. Sorry.
Well, like I said, that’s something about Pask.