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“人民城寨” 城市宣言,第二人生计划 Manifesto of RMB CITY,Second Life Project

[ 2007-11-11 04:48:05 | 作者Author: caofei ]
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RMB CITY 宣言 (RMB -- to be ReMemBer)

“这是你的城市吗?”年轻人问。 天使回答: “是你的。” ──卡尔维诺《命运交叉的城堡》

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两个幽灵,虚拟的幽灵,在一个轻盈的城市上空飞翔。为了对这个幽灵进行神圣的围剿,旧世界的一切,人和看得见的风景、信仰和预言、规则和智慧,都联合起来了。

现在是RMB CITY向全世界公开说明自己的观点、自己的目的、自己的意图并且拿自己的宣言来告诉人们:这是一座从一开始你就无法从你记忆中抹去的城市。

一、我们

RMB CITY 是一个形容词,一个失重的梦,一些偶然的巧合。当我一只脚跨进虚拟世界悬浮的大气层里,等待着向最柔软的土地降落,你在粉色的结晶体里向我招手,而我另一只脚还残留在现实世界那块冰凉的地板上。

心绪不定的你,来这里和我一起奔跑吧,我们未曾拥有的不是很远,这个城市会告诉我们应该思索的东西,也会讲述我们不同的故事,无论过去、现在、还是将来。

二、镜城

“它是由各种例外、障碍、矛盾、不合逻辑与自相矛盾与冲突构成的。” ——马可.波罗

RMB CITY不是一个魔像之城,它既没有还原今天的全部也没有唤起我们对过去的怀念。 这是一面从局部开始反光的镜子,我们能看到自己从哪里来,可以发现某些“联系”填充了我们现实和虚拟过渡间的苍白,而这些“联系”的线索在这里都又被混乱了,丰富了,润色了,它又自然重组了一些新的秩序,生发了奇异的智慧。

支离破碎的白夜映着城市上空的海,烟囱喷出刺破云端的火焰烫滚着那面火红的旗,通天梯朝着太阳颤抖地运行,飞弹射入不可返回的轨迹,河流趟过宫殿的秘密通道渐渐温暖了两岸的建筑,城中连绵的村庄与寂寞的骑士擦肩而过,天使和疯子在坍塌的楼宇和被遗弃的田垄间决斗,货柜码头那里的精明商人忙碌起来, 一个蝙蝠女人在摩天大楼间盘旋沉思,善良的野兽得到了渴望的爱情 …

我们试图寻觅这座城市的秘密,在虚拟的阴影下寻觅自己。我们看得见这座城市罕见的辉煌,沸腾的色彩,我们能通过意识呼吸到那里自由的空气,甚至感受到湿度,还有爱的能力。

三 、虚实

“世界的核心是空虚,在宇宙里移动的事物的原则就是虚无空间,现存的一切围绕着不存在而构成…” ——帕尔西法尔

如果:我们看得见的和触摸到的是实,我们呼吸着的和能感受的是虚,我们的声音是实,我们的记忆是虚,财富是实,贫穷是虚,满足是实,忧郁是虚,怨恨是实,爱恋是虚, 愚蠢是实,智慧是虚,统治是实,忍受是虚, 生存是实,死亡是虚,大地是实,天空是虚… 那么,从现在起RMB CITY里所有关于虚实的对立都不再成立。

从真实世界的黄昏下出逃吧,试图把所有关于对真实的讨论放在虚拟的光年中让其颠倒过来,与虚拟垂直或者平行,或用虚拟刺穿现实的防护,这次,真实是一个战败者,尽管他曾经是个战无不胜的英雄。

四 、世界

塔罗牌上描绘着的“世界”是一个周围有圆圈防护的城市。

而我们的世界是用“透明”和“想象”制造出来的,它可能真的不存在,哪怕现在存在着,将来也不会存在,它在我们访问它后结束,在我们再次抵达时开始。如此反复地出逃和潜入, 终于,我们分享到了世界的全部。

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“你可曾见过跟这座城市相似的城市吗?”忽必列对马克.波罗发问。
“没有,殿下” 马可回答,“我从未想到会有这样的城市。”

RMB CITY就是这样的一个城,欢迎你的登陆。

RMB City Manifesto

(RMB—to be ReMemBer)

"Is this your city?" asked the young man. The angel answered: "It's yours."—The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Italo Calvino.

Two specters are hovering over a city of lightness—virtual specters. In the name of the Holy War against them, everything from the old world united—human beings, landscape, faith and prophecies, rules and wisdom.

Now, it's time for RMB City to make the declaration to the world about its view, its purpose and its intention. It's time to manifest to people: this is a city that you can't wipe out from your memory.

1. Us

RMB City is an adjective, a loose dream and some random coincidences. You wave to me in the pink crystal when I'm about to land on the softest of all earth, one foot in the virtual atmosphere, and one still remains on the cold, hard floor of my real life.

Come run with me, you disturbed being. Those we desire are not far away, the city is going to tell us what to think and the different versions of our stories, in the past, the present, and the future.

2. Mirroring City

"It is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities, contradictions."—Marco Polo

RMB City is not a city of magical mirror, it doesn't restore the full present, nor does it recall our reminiscence of the past. It's a mirror that partially reflects; we see where we were coming from, discover some of the "connections" that fill the pale zone between the real and the virtual, the clues of which get disturbed, enriched, and polished. New orders are born, so are new, strange wisdom.

The sea above the city is reflected on the shattering white night; fire from the chimney pokes through the cloud, burning the flag red; sky-elevator is ascending towards the sun, trembling; a missile flies a trajectory of no return; the river flows through the secret tunnel in the palace and warms up the buildings along its banks; a lonely knight strolls across the stretched-out villages; angels and madmen are having a duel among the ruins of collapsed buildings and the abandoned fields; the astute businessmen are busying on the container dock; a batwoman is contemplating in the air between skyscrapers; the kind beast has its desire for love realized...

We are trying to uncover the secrets of this city, and to discover ourselves in the shadow of virtuality. We can see the city's rare moment of sublimity and its boiling colors, we can breath its free air through our consciousness, we can even feel the humidity, and the power of love.

3. Virtual / Real

"The core of the world is emptiness, the rule of the moving things and objects in the universe is empty space, those which exist revolve around non-existence..."—Parsifal

If: what we see and touch are real, what we breath and feel are virtual; our voice is real, our memory is virtual; fortune is real, poverty is virtual; fulfillment is real, sadness is virtual; resentment is real, affection is virtual; foolishness is real, wisdom is virtual; reigning is real, endurance is virtual; living is real, dying is virtual; the land is real, the sky is virtual...then, from this moment on, let all the virtual-real conflicts vanish in RMB City.

Flee from the twilight of the real world, try reversing all the discussions about realness by shifting them into the virtual light year. Be vertical against or parallel to the virtual, stab through the protection of reality with the sword of virtualness. This time, the once-invincible real is the defeated one.

4. The World

"The World" depicted on the tarot is a city with round barrier.

Our world, however, is constructed with "transparency" and "imagination", does it exist? It may not be. Even if it exists now, it won't in the future. It could end after our visit, and start over again when we return. Eventually, after numerous fleeing and sneaking in, we will have the experience the whole World.

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"Did you ever happen to see a city resembling this one?" Kublai Khan asked Marco Polo. "No, sire," Marco answered, "I should never have imagined a city like this could exist."

RMB City is such a city, you are sincerely welcomed.

Translation: Lawrence Li
[最后修改由 caofei, 于 2007-11-15 04:03:15]
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