Second Skin, a documentary about virtual worlds and their inhabitants that we've been keeping tabs on since it started casting in 2006, is finally coming to DVD this August.
Pure West's Second Skin looks the lives of gamers and virtual world residents as they live out their lives playing World of Warcraft, Everquest, and of course, Second Life. It touches on the topics of addiction, online romance, and the community feeling and sense of camaraderie that can be fostered by a group of people essentially only connected to each other through the internet.
Since first reading about the project back in 2006, I've pretty much lived through most of this documentary, having put my Everquest addiction behind me well before that. Back then I thought it would be interesting to watch in order to see how those people live. Now I'm going to pick it up to see if I spot anyone I know.
Along with the DVD release on August 25th, Second Skin will also see a limited theatrical run, so check your local papers, just in case. Check out a sneak peek at the first five minutes of Second Skin below.