June 10 2011
So a few years back Second Life was all the rage. People seem to have forgotten how big it actually was. Eventually, it was big enough for Sweden to build its first (and only) virtual embassy inside Second Life’s digital worlds.
Jon Rafman, artist and part time Kool-Aid Man, was at the time equally attracted to the virtual landscape. So he did what any sane man would do, he started doing free tours to Second Life’s prettiest looking places, and to some of the creepier sights.
I have no clue why, but Second Life seems to be the place where creepy and cool mingle in a way that leaves you amazed but also in the need of a shower. It’s a freaking sweet experience, but perhaps not for everyone.
The video is a pretty long interview with Rafman where he talks about what was (and some would say, still is) so exceptionally odd and cool about Second Life and those that “live” there. It’s an interesting perspective on something that for some reason got super huge and then slowly died down.
It wouldn’t be fair to post this without a link to more info on Rafman so here is a clicky.