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Virtual cultures in pandemic times in second life

Film Threat, March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022

Virtual cultures in pandemic times in second life

Virtual Cultures in Pandemic Times is a new feature length ethnographic documentary by award-winning media maker Draxtor. And you can see the premiere of the documentary on Saturday, April 2nd in the Film Threat Cinema in Second Life. Since March 2020, Draxtor has been following UC Irvine Department of Anthropology researchers [professor] Tom Boellstorff, Evan Conaway, Chandra Middleton and Sandy Wenger around Animal Crossing and Second Life to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping online interaction. In the film, protagonists from all over the world open up about their anxieties and everyday challenges during the last two years, and share what virtual worlds and social games mean to them in the context of a global health crisis.