Preserving Worlds is a documentary series about aging virtual worlds, like the 1995 virtual chat program “WorldsChat”. Each episode delves into a sometimes ruinous virtual world and takes an in-depth look at its history, culture, and community.
Users of the worlds have their say, guiding us through the outdated, often empty environments and presenting their own efforts in maintaining them.
“Virtual worlds are delicate things, and they can vanish with hardly a trace. You can archive the offline software, but a dead world can only tell you so much. It’s just as important to document how people spent their time within it.”
The accompanying website provides further information and instructions for your own visit to these virtual worlds:
Watch the series here: