What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is an engaging activity that provides enjoyment, diversion or amusement. It may be anything from solving a crossword puzzle to attending a sporting event. It is an activity that can take place in different media and is capable of creative remix. It can provide social, emotional or intellectual growth. However, it is important to note that entertainment can be a mask for violence or oppression.

Entertaiment has become a central component of our daily lives. Its significance in our lives is evident from the numerous organizations, individuals and foundations that contribute to this societal need. The word ‘entertainment’ derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which is derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside. This is a perfect fit because entertaining is the act of holding something inside that will ultimately transform it into an aesthetic effect.