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Second Life

This is a trailer for a documentary about my research project on disability, embodiment, and virtual worlds, which will appear in April 2018. My co-researcher (Donna Z. Davis) and I have really enjoyed working with the filmmaker (Draxtor Despres) and a range of our interlocutors in Second Life on the film. Their stories and insights are absolutely fascinating. Thinking about virtual worlds gives us an important perspective on what the range of “disability worlds” might be in our digital age.


Participant: Tom Boellstorff
Dept. of Anthropology | University of California, Irvine
Presentation, "The Ability of Place: Digital Topographies of the Virtual Human on Ethnographia Island"