After being faced with some abrupt and difficult situations in her personal life, Ramona Pringle started playing World of Warcraft. She’s been keeping track of all the lessons she’s gleaned since joining the WoW community and now she’s delivering it to us in what sounds like a really unique format. The trailer just hit the Web and I have to say that it’s really visually impressive, cutting between animated characters and real life moments, and getting me pretty psyched about experiencing the app in full.
In addition, it just seems to cast gaming in a (rightfully) more positive light. Pringle makes some great comments in a Mashable interview about what technology says about human interaction and our relationships:
“We’re not addicted to technology — we’re addicted to each other,” she says. “If someone says, ‘Oh, I’m addicted to checking my phone,’ what they really mean is that they’re addicted to the messages they might be receiving. A text from someone they love, for example, just saying ‘hi.’”
I’ve never thought about it that way, but it’s true that the way we communicate is shifting. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean our desire for meaningful relationships is disappearing. So, having this discussion via a visually exciting medium? Count me in! I suggest taking a look at the full Mashable article to learn more about how the documentary will actual work in app form, but keep it on your radar, as Avatar Secrets will be available in the spring.