Check out the trailer for Second Skin, a new documentary about massively multiplayer online gamers. As a gaming-positive educator, I was also excited to see my friend and colleague Tony Walsh, make an appearance in the film. From Tony’s blog:
“Since 2006, I’ve been following the adventures of the team at Pure West–filmmakers researching and journaling MMO game culture for a documentary which would come to be called Second Skin. The team’s blog gave a behind-the-scenes look at the trials of the documentarians and their evolving subject-matter, but I was fortunate enough to meet the filmmakers first-hand during one of their many journeys across the U.S., Canada, and overseas. These guys weren’t just trying to cash in on the swelling interest in MMOs, or exploit players as objects of curiosity or ridicule–it was clear their mission was to seek out and reveal some compelling human stories at the intersection of real and virtual worlds.