just such a fan of nonny...

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just such a fan of nonny...

It has to be said: we are big fans!

nonny dela pena = the godmother of immersive journalism

nonny dela pena = the godmother of immersive journalism

Nonny dela Pena who started dabbling with VR in Second Life with the "Virtual Guantanamo" Project back in 2007 is all over the media today and deservedly so as she is proving that immersive journalism will be here to stay. We worked on several projects with her including the "Cap & Trade" game among many others but "Gone Gitmo" still stands out as a project where immersion happens instantly, even without an HMD:

At last weekend's VRLA expo her Emblematic Group demoed the Trayvon Martin piece "One Dark Night" that puts you into the role of a witness of that tragic encounter between a black teenager and a [overzealous to say the least] neighborhood watch guy who ends up killing the young man, citing Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Listen back to our in depth interview with Nonny on the podcast and make sure to catch her work or possibly her physical self should you go to any number of international VR/AR conferences: she most surely will represent.

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linden lab's new sl ad

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linden lab's new sl ad

In case you have not seen [or have not been served via Google Ads] the current ad for Second Life, which was published July 20th,  I would urge you to check it out:

It is a great example of how visuals combined with the actual voices behind the avatar can tell the story of a user-centric world like SL really well.

And then of course there is Torley Linden's expertise in post-production.

I am honored that the footage I shot for various past Drax Files episodes found a way to serve the "cause" in this remixed format!

I am told more of these are to come.....

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german documentary on second life & minecraft

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german documentary on second life & minecraft

Together with folks from MadPea Games, Marcus Adkins from Humanoid Animations and Brique Zeiner from the Lavender Field in Second Life I was part of SPIEGEL.TV's documentary "Virtualize It!" which has been streaming online for a while now.

Madpea's UNIA game

Madpea's UNIA game

There is even footage from Linden Lab and an interview with CEO Ebbe Altberg [shot by my good friend Debra Schaffner btw], unfortunately there seems to be a delay with the English subtitles that were promised by the producers.

Ebbe strolling the ship...

Ebbe strolling the ship...

In any event, it is a very well done film IMHO: captures very well how virtual goods lead to REAL money, covers art and expression and identity exploration and more so watch it and try to figure jump over the language hurdle? My interview was shot by John Harris in California and he understood what I was saying...

Harter Fall from MadPea at work

Harter Fall from MadPea at work

A drone shot of MadPea HQ somewhere in the boondocks of Swabia...

A drone shot of MadPea HQ somewhere in the boondocks of Swabia...

Mirek  's  great passion for using digital worlds in the classroom is energizing!

Mirek's great passion for using digital worlds in the classroom is energizing!


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