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  • Summary: Every day, across all corners of the globe, hundreds of thousands of users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars—digital alter egos that can be sculpted andEvery day, across all corners of the globe, hundreds of thousands of users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars—digital alter egos that can be sculpted and manipulated to the heart’s desire, representing reality, fantasy, or a healthy mix of both. Within this alternate landscape, escapism abounds, relationships are formed, and a real-world economy thrives, effectively blurring the lines between reality and "virtual" reality. (PalmStar Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    May 17, 2011
    75
    An honest, fair and quite voyeuristic look into avatars and the real-life humans who control them in Second Life.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    May 17, 2011
    70
    A disturbing but nonjudgmental study of online addiction and the lure of manufactured identities.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 17, 2011
    70
    At once a disturbing vision of escape, a cautious portrait of liberation, and an exploration of authenticity and artificiality.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    May 19, 2011
    60
    Whether you're predisposed to seeing Second Life as liberating or creepy, Life 2.0 would have been more interesting and original if it, like its subjects, had dwelled more in the virtual world, and if it had told us more about that world's mechanics and folkways.
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