I hypnotised audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in August 2015 when I recorded N of Us live at Wired for Wonder. They caught it all on camera. Dive in and find your flow!
It's not just games getting into the flow, here're two studies from the literature looking at how best to generate flow in web pages, to optimise browsing and to keep people sitting on consumer websites. Both of these are referenced in Episode 7 of the podcast.
Measuring the Customer Experience in Online Environments by Novak, Hoffman & Yung (1998)
Optimizing Flow in Web Design by Andrew King from 2003
And straight from the horse's mouth, have a gander at a 1996 interview in Wired Magazine with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi called Go With The Flow.
Flow image, from the PS3 version of the game, courtesy Jenova Chen.
From TED in 2004:
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."