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A New, Function-Size Documentary by Draxtor Despres Seems at Second Life and Animal Crossing Customers In the course of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Ryan Schultz - Threedys
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A New, Function-Size Documentary by Draxtor Despres Seems at Second Life and Animal Crossing Customers In the course of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Ryan Schultz


HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: The RyanSchultz.com weblog might be on an indefinite hiatus, as I’m engaged on a model new challenge: writing up a proposal for a VR lab for my college library system! Extra particulars right here. I’ll be again as quickly as I can, people!

Picture supply: the official web site for the documentary

The total-length documentary by Bernhard Drax (a.ok.a. Draxtor Despres in Second Life), titled Digital Cultures in Pandemic Instances, has now been launched on YouTube, the place you’ll be able to watch it for free! (I first wrote concerning the movie right here.)

It’s 1 hour and 24 minutes lengthy, so go get your self some popcorn, and settle in!

Based on the official web site for the movie:

Digital Cultures in Pandemic Instances is a brand new characteristic size documentary by media maker Draxtor.

Since March 2020, Draxtor has been following researchers Tom Boellstorff, Evan Conaway, Chandra Middleton and Sandy Wenger (based mostly within the Division of Anthropology on the College of California, Irvine) round Animal Crossing and Second Life to learn how COVID-19 is reshaping on-line interplay.

Within the 85 minute movie, protagonists from all around the world converse overtly about their anxieties and on a regular basis challenges throughout this international crises and about what digital worlds and social video games imply to them within the context of a pandemic.

Combined actuality interviews and group discussions present the idea for a sprawling narrative: a mosaic of impressions, shared by folks from all walks of life, some well-known figures from science, arts and tradition, some simply common people (just like the analysis group itself), making an attempt to make sense of a brand new age dominated by uncertainty and bodily isolation.

Take pleasure in!

P.S. Should you watch the documentary, you’ll be able to see my essential SL avatar, Self-importance Truthful, sitting within the viewers at the Digital Means tenth Annual Psychological Well being Symposium: Psychological Well being in Making an attempt Instances digital convention, held on April sixteenth, 2021 (at which I additionally was a presenter on the subject of acedia). At precisely the 25:10 mark in Digital Cultures in Pandemic Instances, you’ll be able to see Self-importance, busily knitting away… 😉 I’m tickled pink that I made a (temporary) cameo in Drax’s documentary!

Display seize of Self-importance Truthful (along with her animated knitting needles!) sitting within the viewers on the Digital Means Annual Psychological Well being Symposium (taken from Drax’s documentary)

P.P.S. Beginning on the 1:17:42 mark of Drax’s documentary, within the dialogue of social media/networks versus digital worlds, Drax has a picture of my fashionable listing of metaverse platforms showing on the display of a digital tv set in Second Life! He even scrolls down the itemizing! My weblog received a cameo!!!

My listing of metaverse platforms will get a cameo in Drax’s documentary!

Thanks for the cameos, Drax! 😉

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