Preserving Worlds
May 14, 2021 11:28 PM   Subscribe

Preserving Worlds
Preserving Worlds is a documentary travelogue through aging but beloved virtual worlds. Join us as we explore dated chat environments, appreciate player-created art, and meet people working against obsolescence to keep the communities they care about alive and accessible.

A documentary series for the anticapitalist, worker-owned streaming service Means TV. No subscription is required to view the series; it's freely available.

Virtual worlds are delicate things, and they can vanish with hardly a trace. You can archive the offline software, but a dead world can only tell you so much. It’s just as important to document how people spent their time within it.

The series takes an ethnographic approach to capture historically important information about the player communities of online video games, as well as some offline games indelibly stamped by the creative contributions of their players.
Role: Director
posted by One Second Before Awakening (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is so my shit.

Is there any more in the pipeline? If you're planning on doing an Active Worlds episode, MeMail me and I can forward you some intriguing threads.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:20 PM on June 8, 2021 [1 favorite]

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