Exploring digital identity through avatars

June 11, 2018 Alice Bonasio


A poignant documentary delves into how embodying digital characters in virtual worlds like Second Life empowers people to become their true selves. In Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me! filmmaker Bernhard Drax travels from Los Angeles to rural South England to tell the stories of 13 ability-diverse people ranging from 24 to 92 years of age who find solace and inspiration in the user-created Metaverse that exists in their computers. Drax sends his documentarian avatar Draxtor Despres into the virtual universe of Second Life (SL) as well as next generation VR platforms like High Fidelity and Sansar to find…

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