Second Skin94 MINS2009
Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza
SECOND SKIN takes an intimate look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by online virtual worlds. An emerging genre of computer software called Massively Multiplayer Online games, or MMOs, allows millions of users to interact simultaneously in virtual spaces. Of the 50 million players worldwide, fifty percent consider themselves addicted. From individuals struggling with addiction to couples who have fallen in love without meeting; from disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose to gold farmers, entrepreneurs and widows, the film opens viewers' eyes to a phenomenon that may permanently change the way human beings interact.