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Second Skin: The MMO Documentary

I’ve not had the chance to watch all of this yet, because the idea of observing moving images whilst listening to dialogue seems like a frightening impossibility to me. What will they think of next? If you, however, are convinced you can embrace this ‘video’ medium, perhaps you should watch Second Skin – a 90 minute documentary about how and why people spend so much time in online worlds, and some potential repurcussions of it. Online relationships, for instance – one guy reveals that, upon finally meeting his Everquestian beau in real life, she threatened him with a knife. To counter that kind of thing, there’s the raw, racuous of joy of one couple’s wedding conducted both in the real world (“henceforth you will no longer be two, but one”) and in-game (“from this time forward, you will share the name “Soulslayerrrrrrrr”).
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BBTV Meets Second Skin Filmmakers

BoingBoing TV has run a report looking at the makers of Second Skin, the documentary about the people who play MMOs. This brief piece charts their reactions to the launch of the film, as well some of the backstory of its creation. This clip and the film itself are pretty much essential viewing, thanks to the meticulous way they record the highs and the horrors of our obsession with online gaming.