Even Asteroids Are Not Alone

Jón Bjarki Magnússon
17 minutes


Like roaming asteroids, we move through space: never alone, forming deep bonds along the way. Hundreds of thousands of online gamers mine, trade and fight their way through computer-generated galaxies far, far away from the world as we know it. In the vast and hostile world of New Eden, no one can really be trusted. How can one make friends in the depths of space? Weaving together the experiences of fourteen Eve Online players, we reveal an intimate story about the ability of online games to forge community and bridge the space between us.

Producer / Production company: 
Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany