the Site of Reversible Destiny
March 13, 2006 12:20 AM   Subscribe

The Site of Reversible Destiny is an "experience park" conceived on the theme of encountering the unexpected. By guiding visitors through various unexpected experiences as they walk through its component areas, the Site offers them opportunities to rethink their physical and spiritual orientation to the world. [via]
posted by dhruva (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
At first I wasn't sure I wanted to rethink my physical and spiritual orientation of the world, but after I saw the link, I believe I've actually been there before, (mentally) back when I used to do a lot of acid.

What do you say we try to get a Metafilter Field Trip together to go check this place out?
posted by Balisong at 12:33 AM on March 13, 2006

For some reason I read that as 'Reversible Dentistry'...

I had this sudden picture of a theme park where visitors could try out various types of cosmetic dentistry just to see what they felt like, with no risk of permanent damage to their teeth.

At that point I went back and read the title again...
posted by popkinson at 12:44 AM on March 13, 2006

Ok, I really, really want to see this. I couldn't figure out where in Japan it is, though . . .
posted by piers at 12:56 AM on March 13, 2006

I'm your (reversible) density... I mean, your (reversible) destiny.
posted by salvia at 1:30 AM on March 13, 2006

It reminds me of Daddy Jones' Garden Party from The Exploits of Moominpappa.

"Didn't think so, did you?"
posted by Grangousier at 1:50 AM on March 13, 2006

Very cool, thanks for the post, dhruva. Like piers, I'm confused as to it's location also. Help?
posted by yoga at 4:40 AM on March 13, 2006

About 20 minutes from Ogaki I.C.
About 25 minutes from Sekigahara I.C.

If only I had not failed Japanese geography in the 7th grade, I could tell you where these are without Google.
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:02 AM on March 13, 2006

"Walk backwards in and near the Imaging Navel."

If I only had a nickel for each time someone told me to do that. . .
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:00 AM on March 13, 2006

Oh, look, a retirement community for flaky postmodernist windbags.
posted by slatternus at 8:08 AM on March 13, 2006

My question is, as intriguing as this whole shebang is, if you are not of the same, um, mindset as the designers are, will your physical and spiritual orientation be rethought? Or will you just stagger around the place and leave with sore calf muscles? I'm game, but shouldn't I take a course first?
posted by ancientgower at 9:27 AM on March 13, 2006

I love the "Directions for Use" page, especially this one: If accidentally thrown completely off-balance, try to note the number, and also the type and the placement, of the landing sites essential to reconstituting a world.

I'm trying to find this place on Google Maps; I'll post again when I do.
posted by wanderingmind at 10:24 AM on March 13, 2006

This appears to be it; unfortunately there's no high-res imagery of it, so all we get to see is a little cluster of buildings nestled against a hill. Still, if I need a landing site where I can reconstitute the world, I now know the coordinates to aim for.
posted by wanderingmind at 10:31 AM on March 13, 2006

The "Directions for Use" page reminds me an awful lot of Ben Marcus' writing (especially Notable American Women).
posted by kozad at 11:25 AM on March 13, 2006

Great idea. Great directions also. From these quotes, its like khafka meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

To make a decision or to become more subtle or more daring (or both) in regard to a previous decision, use the Mono no Aware Transformer.
Inside the Geographical Ghost, renege on all geographically related pledges of allegiance.

....the Site was augmented in April 1997 with the opening of the Reversible Destiny Office
posted by uni verse at 12:56 PM on March 13, 2006

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