Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres Covers Gaza Protest in SL

April 1st, 2009  |  Published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Virtual Worlds such as Second Life offer a unique opportunity for intercultural dialogue and ongoing globalization.  SL residents recently engaged in heated discussions and protests surrounding the reported human rights violations by Israeli soldiers. Draxtor Despres attended lectures on peace efforts and interviewed researchers in the field of conflict resolution.  He even went out into the physical realm to find answers about how to engage in more fruitful debates that have real world impact.

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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