Interpassivity is the act of projecting one's own self onto remote objects, that is, onto people or things, in so doing delegating the sensation to that person or object.[not verified in body] Robert Pfaller, professor of philosophy at the university of Linz elaborated the theory of interpassivity within the fields of cultural studies and psychoanalysis.[better source needed]
Examples are paid keening, canned laughter, the Tibetan prayer wheel. Juha Suoranta and Tere Vadén, working on the basis of Pfaller's and Zizek's insights, stress interpassivity's potential of "[changing] into its negative when illusory interactivity produces passivity".