I was looking for something to watch this evening, so I did a search for “social VR” in YouTube and stumbled across A Wider Screen, a charming, quirky mini-documentary (just 13 minutes long) by Joe Hunting (a.k.a. Little Poe in VRChat). Joe describes his documentary as follows:
A Wider Screen is a short documentary film (approx. 15 minutes) about how virtual reality (VR) is affecting people’s social lives for the better. 70% of the film is shot within VRChat, a VR social platform that allows users to create their own worlds and avatars.
Among the people we meet in Joe’s documentary is Noah Robinson, whom I have profiled on this blog before.
Here is A Wider Screen on YouTube (or, if you prefer, you can watch it on Vimeo here):
The two Shiba Inu dog avatars on the video thumbnail are Floppy and Pluto, two men who are exploring what it means to have a relationship in VRChat.
Little Poe was also a guest on the long-running talk VRChat talk show Endgame (which I have also written about before):