The new theme park, "Disney's Animal Kingdom" claims to be
about education, nature, and conservation. But it is really an immersive
form of fiction that lets us interact with disguised images from the unconscious.
This web site tries to provide an x-ray of the park, to
reveal the way it plays on our fantasies and our fears and desires in order to manipulate
us. The site is part of a larger effort to reveal the way contemporary culture is
turning our surroundings into a mirror that reflects back a distorted version of
as a Journey Into the Self
This essay provides a more detailed description of the elements of story-based simulations in an examination of one of the main attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Worlds in a Bottle:
Artificial Rain Forests
This is an earlier essay from elsewhere on the Transparency web site that describes some of the forms of artificial nature that preceded Disney's Animal Kingdom.