As real-world Americans flock to voting stations in order to get the 2016 US Presidential election over with, virtual versions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take to the streets of Second Life for last-minute campaigning and carousing.
The Humvee drives down a crowded street in a foreign land. A child waves. Merchants display their wares. Suddenly soldiers raise their rifles as a suicide bomber runs into the street, detonating his lethal package. This is virtual PTSD therapy.
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.