Molotov Alva

On: March 17, 2007
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About Jan Simons
Associate Professor New Media at the Dept. of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.


Dispatches from Second Life

A series of minifilms entirely shot on location in Second Life.  The series can be found at  A preview is, of course, available at YouTube. The series is produced by the Dutch new media production company Submarine. Moltov Alva on YouTube


In January 2007, a man named Molotov Alva, disapeared from his Californian home.

Recently, a series of video dispatches by a Traveler of the same name have appeared within a popular online world called Second Life.

Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton came across these video dispatches and put them together into a documentary of seven episodes.

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