Revisiting Future Shock – sci-fi machinima in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Future Shock: sci-fi machinima Future Shock: sci-fi machinima

In September 2016, I previewed a new machinima series, Future Shock, by Pryda Parx. At that point in time, the first episode had just been released, and Pryda was kind enough to allow me see the next two in the series. What I saw was intriguing in terms of story, setting and production values. Given the final episode was released just before Christmas, it seemed a good opportunity to watch the episodes back-to-back and talk a little more to Pryda about the work.

When we first discussed the series in September, Pryda told me her aim was to produce a series which could entertain, but also provoke debate on technological and social trends; to explore what the future might actually hold.

To achieve this, she presents us with a world where technology infiltrates every part of our lives. It watches over us, seemingly for…

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Sansar: preview video more images, currency and monetisation

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The new Sansar logo (courtesy of Linden Lab) The new Sansar logo (courtesy of Linden Lab)

On Wednesday, January 4th, Linden Lab issued a “showcase” video alongside the public launch of the Sansar YouTube channel.

The launch of the channel is part of the Lab’s promise to gradually reveal more and more of the platform as they move towards opening the doors to public access. Its launch was accompanied by some in-depth media pieces in which Sansar is discussed in far more details than has until now been the case – including word on the platform’s currency, and the overall progress on the platform towards public access.

The video itself – embedded at the end of this article –  was filmed by Draxtor Despres and features Loz Hyde of Meshworx fame,  the video runs to just over 1 minute 30 seconds, and demonstrates the build environment of Sansar as used without a headset and controllers as Loz…

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