Wed Oct 19, 4:30PM SL/PST Inside the Avatar’s Studio: Login2Life

This week, Kevin Feenan welcomes guests Bernhard Drax (aka Draxtor Despres) and Daniel Moshel, director of Login2Life.

Simultaneous Live broadcast at http://metaversetv.com/live/
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/243/12/32

About the film Login2Life:

Login 2 Life portrays people who have found an alternate home in an online world. This is the starting point of a journey into fascinating virtual realities, meeting diverse human beings in different parts of the world who have one thing in common – they are savvy in using virtual worlds as an extension of their real lives. The film premiered on German ZDF October 17th before heading onto the international festival circuit.

About Bernard Drax

Bernhard Drax (aka @Draxtor) writes music for TV, commercials and feature films.

In the virtual world “Second Life” Bernhard regularly files machinima reportages on social and political issues. His story on virtual Guantanamo won the 2008 Human Rights Media Awards from ‘Internews’ in France.

His series on “Public Good in Virtual Worlds”, co-produced with the Network Culture Project at USC has been used in many classrooms to illustrate the possibilities of immersive 3D platforms.

As news director at NPR member station KAZU in Pacific Grove, California – from 2002 to 2004 and as consultant from 2004 to 2006. Bernhard was instrumental in transforming the local news operation by producing high quality local content as well as training reporters and technical staff. A champion of non-commercial radio news and culture, Bernhard still develops formats for public radio and TV, in the US and abroad.

Sponsored by the US Department of State, Bernhard also finished up a video series showcasing the use of virtual worlds in public diplomacy, focusing on the 6-month collaboration between architecture students from Cairo and USC in Los Angeles.

More info about BD at http://www.draxtor.com

A playlist with machinima focusing on educational use of virtual worlds: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C505E316DB51834A

About Daniel Moshel:

Daniel Moshel is a gamer and an award-winning director. He was inspired to make this documentary by his personal experience. But this is about more than just gaming – this is about a new lifestyle, necessary for some, fun for most.

Bits and pieces of digital life, glimpses linked within a larger network, a personal view of what drives the people behind the screen to live, love and do business in a virtual world.

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