Trailer for the documentary Life 2.0, which screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are transformed by a virtual world called Second Life. More than an examination of a hot new technology, the film is foremost an intimate, character-based drama about people who look to a virtual world in search of something they are missing in their real lives. A young woman in Detroit becomes a star designer of virtual clothes and houses; an American and a Canadian fall in love online then struggle to build a real life together; a man creates the avatar of an 11-year-old girl who he believes is an expression of his subconscious. The results are unexpected and often disturbing: reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.
Jason Spingarn-Koff is a New York-based documentary filmmaker who specializes in science and technology. Life 2.0 is his first feature, following a decade of work in television documentaries and journalism.
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