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Draxtor Despres

The Drax Files World Makers: Stories from Second Life

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In the digital universe known as Second Life, a vibrant global community transcends boundaries of cultural, ethnic and generational nature: with unlimited possibilities to explore, make or sell anything one can imagine, stories of individual empowerment abound.

"The Drax Files: World Makers" has been profiling the creative individuals who shape Second Life with their ingenuity and passion via mixed reality video mini documentaries since early 2013.

Entrepreneurs, game designers and fashion aficionados, musicians, artists and social-issue activists are featured here with often very personal tales: for these pioneers virtual reality leads them on a transformative journey, as real as the experience they create and share.

Their avatar is not a pixelated fantasy but a true extension of their inner self, an identity of their own choosing eager to explore and able to express itself in richer ways than possible in the physical world.


A fresh episode of "The Drax Files: World Makers" is being published every first Friday of the month.

[***The Drax Files is on summer hiatus but fear not: a new episode will be out fresh on August 5th! Stay tuned & enjoy the podcast every Friday http://www.draxfiles.com ***]

For a full playlist of all episodes go to http://bit.ly/draxfiles

To learn more about Second Life to go http://www.secondlife.com

More information about the SL creatives/projects depicted in the video in order of appearance:

Elie Spot http://montissu.blogspot.com/
Loki Eliot http://www.lokieliot.com/
Petrovsky Flux http://www.spencerart.ku.ed...
Neurolab Cyberpunk Gear http://www.neurolab-inc.com...
Rose Borchovski https://www.facebook.com/ro...
Zachh Barkley http://slmagic.com
Dwarfins http://www.dwarfins.com/
Eshi Otawara https://www.facebook.com/Po...
Feed a Smile http://leben-lernen-kenia.o...
Ole Etzel http://oleetzel.tumblr.com/
Engrama http://engrama.bandcamp.com/
1920s Berlin http://www.1920sberlin.com/
Texas A&M University http://www.science.tamu.edu...
Creations for Parkinson's http://maps.secondlife.com/...
Scott Rolfe http://srolfe.com/
Abranimations http://www.awesomedog.co.uk/
Robin Sojourner http://robinwood.com/
Always in Season http://www.alwaysinseasonis...
Paradise Lost http://secondlife.com/desti...
MadPea Games http://madpeagames.com/
Kriss Lehmann http://slbotanical.com/blog/ Show less
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The Drax Files : World Makers Play

"The Drax Files: World Makers" profiles the creative people behind the avatars who move the virtual world of Second Life forward with their passion and persistence.

Mixed reality interviews with subjects from all over the globe form the basis of personal stories that profile designers, game-makers, role-players and fashion aficionados, musicians, artists and social-issue activists: for these dedicated residents the avatar is not just a separate pixelated entity, but a true extension of themselves with which they navigate the digital space.

The show will utilize real-life footage and Skype interviews as well as machinima from within Second Life and feature a range of creators from self-taught hobbyists to dedicated pros from all walks of life, from all over the world, cutting across gender, ethnic and generational divides.

Second Life is a world solely made and nourished by its residents - therefore truly only their imagination can be the limit!

More information at http://www.secondlife.com

cool stuff I worked on Play

..yes the friendly trademarked avatar Draxtor ™ appears in other videos too, does music and is being harassed by reporters every once in a while too...

Documenting Second Life [2007- ∞ ] Play

2006/2007 SL was growing tremendously as the mainstream press hyped the digital universe without taking a breather....and without much insight really! A type of digital parachute journalism emerged only scratching the surface of the engaging possibilities of a virtual world with an open-ended architecture like SL & arguably doing a bit of harm by perpetuating titillating clichees. I entered the world in February 2007 & have enjoyed documenting the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the drama, the creativity, the edge pushing ever since - from a decidedly different angle than other press outlets. These videos span the years 2007 - 2011. My more recent stuff can be seen in the other playlists. I am not stopping...YET!

California Legacy Play

The California Legacy Project at Santa Clara University has put out close to 500 radio segments on CA literature. Will they make as many machinimas?
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