Second Life Machinima Video Report: Network Culture Project – Public Good Challenge, Part 3

November 5th, 2008  |  Published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Part 3 of this award winning video covers competition finalists; Ability Commons, Texas Obesity Research Center and Virtual Native Lands.
Draxtor interviews representatives from the 3 chosen projects, painting an inspiring view of how virtual communities are making a positive impact on the real world.

The Public Good Challenge issued by the Network Culture Project has challenged Second Life enthusiasts to come up with ways in which the virtual world can benefit the global community. The Network Culture Project is a group of faculty, students and staff exploring the cultural implications of new media technologies through research. The NCP produces analysis, research and documentation focused on virtual networks, developing projects that cross boundaries between virtual and physical worlds. They are based out of the University of Southern California.

More details on the Public Good Challenge, along with a list of the projects that have been selected thus far can be found on the NCP website:


About Draxtor Despres

Bernhard Drax writes music for TV, commercials and feature film. His orchestral score for the Disney romantic comedy “Sommer” gained critical acclaim in Germany as the film remained among the top ten for 4 consecutive months this year. In the virtual world “Second Life,” he creates machinima reports on social and political issues. He recently started his own production company – – and he delivered promotional machinima for clients such as Manpower Inc., Dresdner Bank and Warner Brothers. Bernhard studied composition at the Richard-Strauss Conservatory in Munich Germany and audio engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. He lives on the Central Coast of California with his wife and son.

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