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Synthetic pleasures

Author: George GundIara LeeScott BukatmanTimothy LearyJohn Perry BarlowAll authors
Publisher: New York : Fox Lorber Home Video, 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Gund; Iara Lee; Scott Bukatman; Timothy Leary; John Perry Barlow; R U Sirius; Jaron Lanier; Orlan.; Edward Regis; Howard Rheingold; Michio Kaku; Max More; Scott Frazier; R C W Ettinger; Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm); Caipirinha Productions.
ISBN: 1572521031 9781572521032
OCLC Number: 37487102
Credits: Produced by George Gund, directed by Iara Lee.
Cast: 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.
Description: 1 videocassette (83 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Caipirinha Productions presents a George Gund production ; a Iara Lee film.

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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.

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