Virtual City does not represent a specific city; it's the city that lives behind every city. It's a piece of Paris under Berlin's rain, the glances exchanged in different cities, it's Tagus river's light reflecting on London's façades and New York's neons that light up shadows on Madrid's night. Virtual City perpetuates urban movements of daily ongoings in different destinations.
Virtual City is one single city that synthesizes the experiences of cities geographically apart.
Virtual City is the graphic representation of the urban sphere captured in the shape of a drawing, painting, photograph and video, construed in virtual world in the shape of images.
Virtual City is one same look in different places.
Virtual City is the "new city" that arises from a world where boundaries ever fading, where new technologies bring people, ideas and images together and where experiences are unified.
Virtual City is an intelligible place where daily routines come together and where it is possible to share understanding values between cultures.
Virtual City is where one exchanges knowledge of urban life, green spaces, transportation, safety, solidarity, health, culture and quality of life, in general.
With new technologies, the "information highways" will bring cities together and increase the Global Virtual City: It is crucial that each city comes up with its own activities and specific contributions to be added to the "new city". Artists and culture people should contribute to the definition of Virtual City.
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