Second Lives

Second Lives

Channel 4 plans to show a number of films simultaneously on TV and in Second Life about the real and virtual lives of four Second Lifers.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 6 august 2006

Channel 4 plans to show a number of films simultaneously on TV and in Second Life about the real and virtual lives of four Second Lifers. The subjects include a journalist, an online designer, a multimedia artist and a Buddhist. The site says:

The series discovers what draws people to live a second life away from the prying eyes of the mainstream, and examines how virtual worlds have become a haven for zealots, outsiders, entrepreneurs and artists.

The series meets people who inhabit Second Life, from the designer of virtual clothes who met her husband in the virtual world, to the artist who plans to upload himself to live on after death, and the Buddhist who has created a virtual retreat for people suffering from depression.

The show can be watched from Mon 7th August to Thurs 10th August at 9pm on Channel 4 or at Rivers’ Avalon sim (where a Q&A will take place afterwards).

Second Lives


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