Second Life Machinima Video Report: Draxtor Despres Interviews Chelo Alvarez-Stehle of the Bay Area Video Coalition

June 23rd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Every year, SF based Bay Area Video Coalition brings filmmakers together with technologists to develop new media strategies for their projects at the annual Producer’s Institute. Draxtor Despres had the chance to speak with Spanish-American documentarian Chelo Alvarez-Stehle about her project on sex-trafficking, called “Sands Of Silence”, which will be accompanied by a flash-based game.

Second Life Machinima Video Report: Draxtor Despres Interviews Wendy Levy of the Bay Area Video Coalition

June 9th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Wendy Levy from the San Francisco based Bay Area Video Coalition ( BAVC) is at the helm of the annual Producer’s Institute, which brings filmmakers together with technologists to develop new media strategies for their projects. Centered around social and human rights issues, the film projects touch on subjects from health-care crises to sex trafficking.  […]

Second Life Machinima Video Report: Draxtor Features MacArthur Foundation’s SL Island

June 3rd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton takes you on a tour of MacArthur Island in the virtual world Second Life, providing a brief overview of the Foundation’s work.

Second Life Machinima Video Report: Draxtor Despres Examines RL Relationships in SL

May 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Draxtor interviews Dareth Denimore, a sociology student at Cambridge University in the UK. Dareth just completed a survey on relationships in SL and, in the process, talked to over 200 avatars about their habits when it comes to relationships and virtual relations.

Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres Covers Gaza Protest in SL

April 1st, 2009  |  by  |  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 […]

Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres Showcases The California Legacy Project

March 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Combining the resources of California’s oldest university and one of California’s most respected publishers, the California Legacy Project launched the California Legacy Series, which now has more than thirty books in print. The series has entered Second Life determined to add a compelling visual component to the audio excerpts. Their goal is  to raise public […]

Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres On Goethe in SL

February 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

For over 50 years, the ambassador of all that is great about German culture has been the Goethe Institute. Last summer, they entered Second Life. Draxtor checks in with the virtual Goethe team and discovers that his inner German was not eradicated by living in Californian exile.

Second Life Machinima Video Report: Faster Cures – Changing the Culture of Research

December 1st, 2008  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

The non-profit Faster Cures enters Second Life in hopes of furthering their cause. Draxtor Despres interviews the key players and outlines the reasons they chose Second Life as a virtual outlet.