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The abandoned spaces of the Internet




Preserving Worlds is a documentary travelogue through aging but beloved virtual worlds. Join us as we explore dated chat environments, appreciate player-created art, and meet people working against obsolescence to keep the communities they care about alive and accessible.

Virtual worlds are delicate things, and they can vanish with hardly a trace. Under Capitalism, preservation is often the last priority. But even if you manage to archive the offline software, a dead world can only tell you so much. It's just as important to document how people spent their time within it.



With this series, filmmakers Derek Murphy and Mitchell Zemil offer an entertaining glimpse into these worlds and created historical records of them that may someday be of use.

Access the episodes: https://means.tv/programs/preservingworlds

Preserving Worlds website at: www.preservingworlds.net