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Resource List:  Dark City: The Inspirational Film
Dark City, a detective, conspiracy thriller of a film, twists and winds in a manner not too dissimilar to eXistanZ, and others of that ilk. Not a hit upon initial release in 1998, this film has become a cult classic musing on the nature of reality.

Not set in virtual reality, but still set in a very synthetic reality, the film has become a source of many memes concerning the development of actual synthetic environments.



Locally Hosted resource Local Review: Dark City

Dark City, a detective, conspiracy thriller of a film, twists and winds in a manner not too dissimilar to eXistanZ, and others of that ilk. Not a hit upon initial release in 1998, this film has become a cult classic musing on the nature of reality.

This is the director?s cut version and has had scenes moved around since the original version, lending it an even darker air. The hints at possible syntheticness to reality are more crisp than they were in the original.







Locally Hosted resource Dark City: A Dystopian Synthetic World

Plotline Review of the film Dark City, a dystopian synthetic reality storyline which questions deeply the nature of self, and of reality.





Locally Hosted resource Dark City: World-Building Paradigm

The 1998 film Dark City, actually may have much to teach us about building practices in modern VR. At least, after the warped minds at VWN get through with it.





Locally Hosted resource Dark City: Avatar Identity

Using Dark City to explain the phenomenon in modern social VR, why people find it hard to connect to the avatar of another, when many such avatars look identical.