Produced by George Gund

Directed by Iara Lee

Film Editors
Andreas Troeger
Stacia Thompson

Directors of Photography
Marcus Hahn
Kramer Morgenthau
Toshifumi Furusawa

John Perry Barlow
Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter
Scott Bukatman
Scott Frazier
Robert Gurland
Michio Kaku
Jaron Lanier
Timothy Leary
Max More
Lisa Palac
Ed Regis
Howard Rheingold
R.U. Sirius
Tammy Baker
Desmond Crisis
John Cox
Dr. Marjorie Cramer
Astro Erle
Robert and Mae Ettinger
Teena Evans
Albert Geiser
Amanda Lepore
Thomas Manon
Desi Monster
Armen Ra
Mike Rehdish
Charlotte Richards
Steve Roberts
Carlos Slinger
Cheryl Spaulding
Delmar Thompson (DMT)

Additional appearances by David Abbott
Antonio Arroyo
Rebecca Forman
Donna Kirkestue
Terry and Carol Newman
Joseph Liao
Miles, the Beagle
Margarita Ochoa
Merle Richards
Bradley Storm
Isabel Yellin
Yamel M. Haynes

Visuals and Music Coordinator
Jennifer Weiner

Production Manager
Kiyo Joo
Andrew Hall
Brian Cange

Production Coordinators
Jennifer Weiner
Antek Walczak
Virginia Huntley

Production Consultants
Anthony Bregman
(Good Machine)
Jim Stark

Production Office Assistant
Margarita Ochoa

Additional Photography
Sarah Cawley
Nick Hoffman
Ethan Mass
Walter McGrady

Assistant Camera
Axel Baumann
Takashi Endo
Rob Featherstone
David Flanagan
Masato Kaneko
Hilary Morgan
Nick Rivera
Stephanie Ryan
Tim Whittall
Andrew Yarmen

Joel Bach
Tom Penketh
Eric Neason

Eric Neason

Antonio Arroyo
Matthew Sigall
Yoshiteru Takahashi

Additional Sound
Rick Bradley
Bill Cozy
Daniel Macintosh
Jacob Ribicoff
Peter Steinbach

Video Hi-8
Ethan Mass
Stephanie Ryan
Marcus Hahn

Production Assistants
Lisa Davis
Jordan Hoffman
Tim Morrison
Ruth Sakheim
Chris Teetens
George Gund IV

Additional Editors
Sabine Krayenbuehl
Roger Schulte

Assistant Editor
David Abbott

Additional Assistant Editors
Brian Dentz
Noriko Harim
Yuko Koseki
Ricardo Linguitte
Ines Nedelcovic
Eddie Nichols
Neal Rehia
Amanda Vogel

Sound edited at American Zoetrope, San Francisco
Sound Design
Jim McKee
Rona Michele

Music Editor
Alex Stahl

Sound Post Producer
Marie Regan

Facility Manager
Bill Kinder

Roy Waldspurger

Post Production Sound Assistant
Rob Bonz

Sound edited and re-recorded at Saul Zaentz Film Center, Berkeley

Additional Sound/Music Editor
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz

Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Berger

Music Research
John Yang

Music/Sound Design Research
Adam Goldstein

Additional FX
Taylor Deupree
Miguel Fierro
Tom Efinger

Sound Transfer
Willy Robinson (Du Art)

Consulting Writers
John Kelsey
Alan Brech

Video Game Consultant
Gene Na

Technology Consultant
Joseph Liao

Stock Footage Research
Ty K

Additional Research
David Cashion

Stock Footage from Archive Films
Grinberg Archives
The American Museum of Natural
History Film Archives

Image Processing
Andreas Troeger at Paul Garrins¹s Studio

Video Transfer Studio
Eric Solstein-ESPI

Video to Film Transfers
Four Media Co.

Film Processing
Du Art
Alpha Cine

Prints and Blow-Up by Du Art

Kent McGrew

Graphic Designer
Taylor Deupree

Effects House

Negative Cutter
Noellle Penraat

The following computer and video footage has been featured in this film:

“Panspermia, Primordial Dance, Inner View & Particle Dreams”
by Karl Sims
with the support of Thinking Machines Corporation
sound by David Atherton, David Grimes, Steve Blake, Target Productions

“Delerium Dremendus / In Search Of Mu / God & The Quantum / Synchronicity / The House Of Mirror / Misc.”
Produced by Zoe Productions tel. 415.454.3661
Produced, Directed, and Animated by Beny Tchaicovsky
Production Assistant: Aiko S. Veiga
© 1995 Zoe Productions

“K.O. Kid:”
directed by Marc Caro, sound by Pitof © Midi Minuit 94

“Frannie¹s Christmas”
by Mike Mitchell

“Biogenesis & Computer Art Film”
by William Latham, Computer Artworks Ltd, London

“Butterflies and Forest”
designed and produced by Metrolight Studios, Inc.
© Metrolight Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“In Search Of The Obelisk, Theater Of Time, and Luxor B-roll footage”
courtesy of Circus Circus Enterprises, Luxor Hotel/Casino

image of waterfall © 1993 Apple Computer, Inc., All rights reserved.
Used with the permission of Apple Computer, Inc.

“Special Effects”
animation © 1992 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved

“Orlan Operation #9”
courtesy the artist and Sandra Gering Gallery

“Evans & Sutherland Computer-generated environments
Hang Glider Experience, Virtual AdventuresÅ”
courtesy of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation

“Morph examples”
© 1988 Pacific Data Images, Inc.
NASA/JSC Excerpts – Marco Zambetti

“Roller Coaster Ride At Twilight”
by Lamb and Company

“Smart Drugs, Female to Male Morph & Computer Crashes”
by Narunas Bukauskas

“Big Bang, Expedition & Planetary Premiere Open”
by USA Networks/Sci-Fi Channel

“Starquest Adventure & Samsung Human-Tech II”
by Samsung

by Rebecca Allen

by Sega USA

“Virtually Yours”
Produced and Directed by Matt Elson

“Zykon & Opera Industriel”
Zykon © 1988 Pacific Data Images, Inc.
Opera Industriel © 1986 Pacific Data Images, Inc.

“3D-Alps, Sea Level Rise & Mount Pinatubo”
courtesy the Univeristy College London Initiatives, British National Space Centre, European Space Agency (ESA), Paris & GlobalVisions and Electronic Arts

“3D Ware Demo – VR¹94”
courtesy of Virtek, trademark Ocean Software, Ltd., UK

“After Dark Modules”
Artwork © 1989-93 Berkeley Systems, Inc. From After Dark Æ.
Reproduced under license agreement by Caipirinha Productions, Inc.
Alcor Life Extension Foundation tapes and still photos courtesy of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona

“AMAP Software/Siggraph 94”
by CIRAD, Montpelier, France

courtesy of Interactive Solutions, Inc.

“Barcode, Timecode, Globe and Go-go Dancer”
processed video by David Miller

“Battletech Game Footage”
courtesy of Virtual World Entertainment

“Boeing VR Project”
courtesy of Boeing Computer Services, VR Project

by David Zetlzer, courtesy of the M.I.T. Media Laboratory
© MIT Media Lab

“Burning Soldier”
© Copyright Pack-In Video Ltd.; Panasonic Software Company

by Dr. Charles Lumsden,
Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

by StrayLight Corporation of New Jersey

“Cyberware Scan Data & Cyberware Newsclips”
by Cyberware

“Dactyl Nightmare” footage
by Virtuality Entertainment & Horizon Entertainment

“Desert Biome”
by Earth Flight Productions, Aerial Photography

“Design ReviewÅ Images”
courtesy of Intergraph Corporation
Gyda Model data courtesy of British Petroleum.

by Peter Astheimer

by Steve Speer

“Grinning Evil Death, Computer Graphics & Animation
and The Visible Language Workshop”
Mike McKenna, Bob Sabiston, courtesy of the M.I.T. Media Laboratory
© MIT Media Lab

“Gulf War Montage”
from the film, “FIN”
directed by Andreas Troeger

“How Computers Work”
footage provided by the Computer Museum
Boston, Massachusetts

“Hurricane Gilbert”
by Bill Hibbard for the Space Science and Engineering Center

“Intel B-Roll”
courtesy of Intel Corporation

“KPT BryceÅ”
used with permission of HSC Software Corp.
Imaging by KPT Bryce

“Kubota Racing”
by Vision Quest, Inc., Fantasy 5CO

“Luxor B-roll”
footage courtesy of Luxor Hotel/Casino]

“Metal Switch To Regulate Protein Activity & HIV-1 Protease Model”
by the Computer Graphics Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco.
© The Regents, University of California

by Psygnosis

“Morphanimation, Cyberpenis Animation & Devil Animation”
by Gary Leib

“MRI Face Mask”
by S. Meiyappan of the Institute of Systems Science
at the National University at Singapore, Singapore

“Neo Tokyo 2040”
by Avatar Partners Inc. & Geoffrey Deitz Productions

“Neurodancer & Virtual Vixens”
footage reproduced under agreement with Pixis Interactive

“Nightwatch II”
by New Machine Publishing

“Not Knot”
© 1992 The Geometry Center.
Distributed by A K Peters, Ltd.
289 Linden St., Wellesley, MA 02181, USA

“Oceandome Promo Tape”
provided by Seagaia, Phoenix Resorts

by Bill Rouady, Eyeball Productions, Ltd

“Photomorph Commercial”
courtesy of North Coast Software, Inc.
Photos of Rhea Ettinger and Robert C. Ettinger
provided by RCW Ettinger, Cryonics Institute, Oak Park, MI.

“Plane, 3-D”
courtesy of Immersion Corp.

“Population Dynamics Of Digital Organisms”
by Thomas S. Ray and the University of Delaware

by CSA Inc., Marietta, GA

by Cutting Edge Audio Group

“Pump Up The Volume & Eco-R1”
by Anjana Kar for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

“Rhythm Golf”
courtesy of Biovision

“Samurai Pervert Interactive”
by A6 Interactive

“San Jose Sharks Animation”
courtesy of the San Jose Sharks

“Scientific Visualization Series”
courtesy of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
created by Jerry Greenberg & Bernard Pailthorpe (molecules), Phil Mercurio (brain), and Carlos Benitez & Dave Nadeau (stick figure)

“Sea Floor Structure & Cosmic Jet”
courtesy of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

“Sim City 2000 & Simlife”
by Maxis

“Star Wars”
© Atari Corporation and used by permission of Atari.
All rights reserved.

“Study of a Numerically Modelled Severe Storm” & “NSFNet”
courtesy of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, NCSA

“Super Wing Commander”
© Origin Systems Inc.
{“}Total Eclipse” footage is provided by Crystal Dynamics.
Crystal Dynamics and Total Eclipse are trademarks of Crystal Dynamics.

“T-Morph 3”
by 5D, London, England

“The Brain/Siggraph 94”
by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

“Carribean Resort”
by Pyros Pictures, Newport Beach, CA

“Underwater Seal”
by Tom Hoppers at Diaquest Inc.

“Vactor Performer”
courtesy of SimGraphics Engineering Corporation (S.G.E.)

“Virtual Formula”
by Sega USA

“Virtual Reality: Immersed In High Performance Computing And
footage courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/National Science Foundation

“Virtual Reality In Computational Neuroscience”
by Jason Leigh & Thomas A. DeFanti
(Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago)
and James M. Bower (California Institute of Technology)

“Virtual Reality Surgical Simulations Overview”
footage courtesy of High Techsplantations, Inc.

“Virtual Skiing, Virtual Helicopter & Virtual Plane”
courtesy of Paradigm Simulation, Inc.

“VR Chapel”
courtesy of Infobyte S.R.L.

“VR Desert”
courtesy of Virtual World, Walnut Creek

by the Institute of Computer Science and Mathematics in Medicine (IMDM)

“VR Cave Exhibit Footage”
courtesy of National Center for Supercomputing Applications
EVL/UIC and Argonne National Laboratory

“What¹s New In BK II”
by Vai Ip Leong
footage provided courtesy of AT&T Microelectronics Data Management Organization
Film Soundtrack

“Fat Chair”, “Hovering Glows” and “040468”
by Terre Thaemlitz
published by Urbana Arts
courtesy of Instinct Records

“Wet Moon” and “Soft System”
by Human Mesh Dance
published by Urbana Arts
courtesy of Instinct Records

“A Thousand Dyes on the Moist Earth”
by Omicron
published by Urbana Arts
courtesy of Instinct Records

“Devil Dog”
by Prototype 909
published by Urbana Arts
courtesy of Instinct Records

“Beacon 08” and “Beacon 14”
by Seti
published by Urbana Arts
courtesy of Instinct Records

Alcove “Question of Trust”
written and produced by Laurent Jadot
for Armor & Psyche Prod.
published by Be¹s Songs
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

Transformer 2 “Virtual Cocoon”
written and produced by Jeff Hypp
published by Be¹s Songs
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

DJ Bubba “Dream Planet”
written and produced by DJ Bubba
published by Be¹s Songs
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

Karma De La Luna “Travel without Moving”
written and produced by Shai de la Luna
published by Be¹s Songs
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

Man-dello “Shomyo”
written and produced by J. M. Ledermen & C.S. Johansen
published by Be¹s Songs
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

Jaydee “Think For a While”
written and arranged by Jaydee
published by TBM Holland
courtesy of Barramundi/Antler-Subway Records, Belgium

“Cantamilla,” “I Am So High” and “Maya Yadana”
by Tranquillity Bass
written and performed by Mike Kandel
published by Exist Dance
courtesy of Exist Dance

“Purdy Deyenol”
written and performed by TylerVision
published by Exist Dance
courtesy of Exist Dance

“Coalesce” and “Sundial”
by ESSA3
written & produced by: Darshan Jesrani & Manisch Sehgal
courtesy of ZˆeMagick Records
published by Thoughtforms Labs/BMI

“Transmit Liberation”
performed by Single Cell Orchestra
written by Miguel Fierro
courtesy of ZeMagick Records
Copyright Control

music by Hardfloor
written by O. Bondzio & R. Zenker
courtesy of Eye Q Music Inc.
published by Moonquake/Musikedition Discoton/Upright Songs

“Travelling Without Moving – Trip #4” and “Breeze”
written and performed by Pete Namlook
courtesy of Fax +49-69/450464
published by Freibank Music

“Religion Impossible”
written, recorded and produced by John Cameron
published by League of Nations/BMI
recorded at British Audio Designs Laguna Beach, Ca.
additional Vocals by Ryder

“Trance Formation” and “Over and Out”
written and produced by Young American Primitive
published by Tueta
courtesy of Geffen Records

by Darrin Verhagen
published by Dorobo
courtesy of Dorobo

“Heliotherapy” and “Strange Attractor”
by NDE Haruomi Hosono
G.Hotoda, B. Laswell, Y. Terada
courtesy of Studio Garage/Mercury Music Entertainment
published by Sony Music Publishing

“Taste of Your Own Medicine”
Elements of Trance
by Justin King
published by Level-C
courtesy of City of Angels

“Mafich Arabi”
performed by Banco de Gaia
written by Toby Marks
Banco de Gaia appears courtesy of Mammoth Records and Planet Dog Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products published by Toby Marks Publishing

“For a Pavilion of Wind” and “Cloud-Atalanta”
by Kenneth Newby
courtesy of City of Tribes
Copyright Control

“Japanese Cherry Blossoms”
by Global Dance Project
written, arranged and produced by Mark Lobenstejin
published by Westmoreland Music
courtesy of Native Dance Records and Quango Music

“Tongues of Fire”
by Air Liquide
written by Jammin¹ Unit Walker
published by Protoons, Inc.
courtesy of Sm:)e Records

“Hot, Hot, Hot”
published by Chrysalis Music
written by Alphonsus Cassell

Special Thanks
Andromeda Tattooing, New York
Astralwerks/Brian Long
Cafe Abir, San Francisco
CERI/Steve Fowkes
Cryonics Institute, Roanoke MI
Cybermind Corporation
Dr. Jeekhans, Tokyo
Educorp/Donna Brenner
Elastic Reality
Electronic Arts
Focus Hope, Detroit
HSC Software
Informative Graphics
Instinct Records/Jared Hoffman
Kiddieland, Tokyo
Kinchan¹s Fishing Pool, Yokohama
Limelight, New York
Liquid Sky/Carlos Soul Slinger, New York
Little White Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas
Material/Tracy McKnight
Bill Laswell
Odyssey Visual Design/Steve Churchill
Robot Wars Inc.
San Francisco International Film Festival
Scolopendra Productions, Pars/Stephan Auriac
Sea Paradise, Japan
Seagaia/Phoenix Resorts, Japan
Siggraph 94, Orlando
Sigma Designs/Debbie Young
San Francisco Multimedia Festival
Specular International
Strata, Inc.
SSAWS Lalaport, Japan
Stardust, Las Vegas
The Metropolitan Museum, New York/William Luers
The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas
Treasure Island, Las Vegas
Virtual World, Walnut Creek
Yokohama Golf Dome, Japan
Yumenoshima Botanical Gardens, Japan
Adam Chin/PDI
DB/Sm:)e Communications
Andrew Meier
Gedeon and Jules Naudet
Adam Goldstein
Wilder Knight
Steve Goldstein
Tim De Baets
Sharon Colchamiro
Cynthia Allen/NYU Center for Digital Multimedia
Jonathan Sarno
David Dawkins
Adrianne Mancia/MOMA
Barbara London/MOMA
Richard Pena/Lincoln Center Film Society
Scotto Lighting
Mary Glucksman
Michael Alig
Paula Heredia
Sandra Schulberg/American Playhouse
Carl Goodman/Museum of Moving Image
David Schwartz/Museum of Moving Image
Sonny Pak
Yuki Fujimoto
Lynda Hansen/NYFA
Ken and Steve Wyn
Robert Redford
Nicolle Guillemet/Sundance Institute
Linda Young/DuArt
Laurie Shapiro/21C
Bill Carney and Harvey Ferdschneider/Skid
Roberto Escalera
Jason Kliot & Joana Vicente
Janet Forman
Mel Lawrence
David Munro
Carl Feola
David Callish
Neil Ross
Brian Bumberry/Motormouth
Matt Adell/Organiko
Esther Cassidy
Elizabeth Kilcoyne/Apple
Laurent Seigneur/Midi Minuit
Kim Cascone/Silent Records
Dana Plepys/UIC
Pamela McCleave/Zoe Magik Records
Reade White/Antler/Subway Records
Yukio Morisaki/Studio Garage
Good Machine
Jussara Lee

SYNTHETIC PLEASURES was shot on location in Yokohama, Tokyo, Miyazaki, New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Berkeley, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Detroit.

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