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Synthetic pleasures / Caipirinha Productions presents a George Gund production ; a Iara Lee film.

Publication:
New York : Fox Lorber Home Video, 1997.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (83 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
1/2 in.
Subjects:
Computers and civilization.
Human-computer interaction -- Social aspects.
Virtual reality -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Computers -- Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Recreation -- Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Amusements -- Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Cybernetics -- Social aspects.
Computer games -- Social aspects.
Cryonics.
Robots.
Nootropic agents.
Computer games -- Social aspects.
Computers and civilization.
Cryonics.
Cybernetics -- Social aspects.
Human-computer interaction -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Nootropic agents.
Robots.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Virtual reality -- Social aspects.
Japan
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
System Details:
VHS; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital.
magnetic Dolby Digital
widescreen (1.66:1)
VHS
Summary:
An around the world exploration of the social impact of the cutting edge technologies of virtual reality, cyber sex, nootropics, artificial recreations and amusements, cryonics, cybernetics, and plastic beauty. Analyzes these "hyperreal" environments and questions society's desire for artificial transformation and its influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century.
Participant:
Featuring Timothy Leary, R.U. Sirius, Jaron Lanier, Scott Bukatman, John Perry Barlow, Orlan, Edward Regis, Howard Rheingold, Michio Kaku, Max More, Scott Frazier, Robert Ettinger.
Credits:
Photography, Marcus Hahn [and two others]; editor, Andreas Troeger, Stacia Thompson; music, Single Cell Orchestra [and many others].
Notes:
Videocassette release of the motion picture produced in 1995.
Contributor:
Gund, George, film producer.
Lee, Iara, film director.
Bukatman, Scott, 1957- interviewee.
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996, interviewee.
Barlow, John Perry, 1947-2018, interviewee.
Sirius, R. U., 1952- interviewee.
Lanier, Jaron, interviewee.
Orlan, interviewee.
Regis, Edward, 1944- interviewee.
Rheingold, Howard, interviewee.
Kaku, Michio, interviewee.
More, Max, interviewee.
Frazier, Scott, interviewee.
Ettinger, R. C. W. (Robert C. W.), interviewee.
Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Caipirinha Productions, film production company.
ISBN:
1572521031
9781572521032
OCLC:
37487102
Publisher Number:
FLV1292 Fox Lorber Home Video
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