Sunday, June 24, 2018

2018 EDU: PEOPLE: Disabled? Not in virtual worlds. Lonely? Not in virtual wolds. Your avatar has superpowers!


Disabled?  Not in virtual worlds.  
Lonely?  Not in virtual wolds.  
Your avatar has superpowers!

“Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me!” tells the story of 13 global citizens and their avatars as they transcend their various disabilities through artistic expression and making a home for themselves in the VR Metaverse.

The film follows researchers Tom Boellstorff and Donna Davis as they facilitate deep connections between real human beings in virtuality by giving away digital land to build anything the participants of this project can dream up.
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Metaverse events, recent and upcoming

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Other articles about the documentary

More notes from the video

As Boellstorff and Davis finish up their 3-year study made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation [entitled “Virtual Worlds, Disability and New Cultures of the Embodied Self”], the film provides a window into a world of seemingly unlimited possibilities for borderless human interaction, irrespective of physical location and or ability.
“Our Digital Selves” weaves together physical and virtual cinematography as the protagonists’ backstories are re-enacted via Machinima.
The film will is available for free on YouTube and as a download for qualifying institutions at http://ourdigitalselves.com/documentary Contact drax at http://www.draxtor.com/ for more information

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