2018 EDU: PEOPLE: Disabled? Not in virtual worlds. Lonely? Not in virtual wolds. Your avatar has superpowers!

Disabled?  Not in virtual worlds.  Lonely?  Not in virtual wolds.  Your avatar has superpowers!“Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me!” tells the story of 13 global citizens and their avatars as they transcend their various disabilities through artistic expression and making a home for themselves in the VR Metaverse. 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SummaryVirtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid-related articles in this blog***********************************************************************************Other articles about the documentaryOur Digital Selves Film and Interview With Tom BoellstorffThe film is done >> behold “our digital selves: my avatar is me”EMPOWERING EMBODIMENT: OUR DIGITAL SELVESOur Digital Selves by Draxtor DespresDrax’s Our Digital Selves Documentary is Now Available to Watch on YouTubeMore notes from the videoAs Boellstorff and Davis finish up their 3-year study made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation [entitled “Virtual Worlds, Disability and New Cultures of the Embodied Self”], the film provides a window into a world of seemingly unlimited possibilities for borderless human interaction, irrespective of physical location and or ability.“Our Digital Selves” weaves together physical and virtual cinematography as the protagonists’ backstories are re-enacted via Machinima.The film will is available for free on YouTube and as a download for qualifying institutions at http://ourdigitalselves.com/documentary Contact drax at http://www.draxtor.com/ for more informationRelatedTherapy in virtual worlds: articles in this blogTherapeutic applications in virtual worldsDocumentary backgroundAbout the researchers and the researchSpending time in virtual worlds can make real lives betterCompulsive Creativity: Virtual Worlds, Disability, and Digital Capital*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************Drop by my web office Weekdays: 12:-12:30 Central time  (US) Cybalounge, entry place or elsewhereWe can also visit 3DWebWorldz, a professionally-built world. Mondays we focus on learning/library/museums.Wednesdays we focus on promoting your project, using this blog.Fridays we may focus on grants, contracts, business and web-worlds.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you see no one, click the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to find me.Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyWeb-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. 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