show #254: reading fiction = empathy machine?

another audio version of our wonderful live discussions from the second life book club, the topic being “is reading fiction the ultimate empathy machine?” tackling this question were anne charnock, antoine wilson, yvonne battle-felton and laura lam: four authors from very different corners of the writing world [and please do buy their books folks! that…

show #253: a conversation with s.l. huang

today we continue the audio re-broadcast of our live “second life book club” shows with special guest s.l. huang. she is the creator of the cas russell sci-fi thriller series of books [and no second life was not named after her!], where nefarious telepathic secret societies influence our minds and los angeles blows up constantly….

show 252: our digital selves [non-isolated]

it has been exactly two years since i finished editing “our digital selves” in a frenzied self-isolated state [is there any other?] of [nonstop] editing. the film was released on may 18th on youtube and resonated deeply even with staunch second life critics among my circle of friends and colleagues. the film “hit” the festival…

show #251: a ticket to hell with mr. moon & associates

a film has appeared on youtube called “ticket to hell”. and it is fabulous.   it captures the spirit of second life – the fun, the “danger”, the madness, the [not always authentic] anti-conformist attitude of its residents which is often entangled with middle-schoolish clique behavior, mirroring real world peer pressure in regards to appearance…