Courtesy of The Onion’s A.V. Club:
“I make one film as a filmmaker, but the audience, based on that film, makes 100 movies in their minds. Every audience member can make his own movie. This is what I strive for. Sometimes, when my audiences tell me about the mental movies they have made based on my movie, I am surprised, and I become the audience for their movies as they are describing them to me. My movie has only functioned as a base for them to make their movies.” — Abbas Kiarostami
This is an excellent interpretation of what I mean by a Deeply Immersive Narrative Universe (DINU). It goes beyond the original creator to incorporate the visions and products of others.