Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator

Shot entirely in Second Life, an “avatar” sets out to document the virtual world around him.

In January 2007, a man named Molotov Alva, disappeared from his Californian home. Shortly thereafter, a series of video dispatches by a traveler of the same name appeared within a popular online world called Second Life. Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton (interview) came across these video dispatches and put them together into a documentary of ten episodes, shot entirely in Second Life. An instant YouTube classic, “My Second Life” as the show was originally called, was snapped up by HBO and received rave reviews in the US. Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator was screened at Cannes Short Film Corner, South by SouthWest, Web Flash Film Festival (Centre Pompidou, Paris), HotDocs, and more.

Project details

Year of development :2007
Created by:Douglas Gayeton
With:VPRO, Submarine

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