Beautiful Second Life Machinima Inspired by Snowcrash & Thoughts on Humans & Being Virtual
This is a beautiful SL machinima by Spiral Silverstar shot in the UTSA sim (direct teleport here), the UT San Antonio ArtSpace that features a 3D interactive tribute to Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, which in turn, gave us the word "metaverse", and helped inspire the creation of SL itself. (Even though, ironically, Stephenson has never been to SL himself.) In it, Silverstar also incorporates some great quotes from anthropologist Tom Boellstorff, who's done some of the most interesting academic writing on SL. In fact, I love one passage so much - "The virtual is essential to the real... Since humans are always crafting themselves through culture, they have always been virtual" - I'm going to macro that sucker:
Suitable for framing, or maybe as a screensaver!