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by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Contact Info for Cubitron Creators?
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Sorry for my laziness. I just thought I would ask here and add my compliments. Thanks for the spelling correction and point in the right direction.
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

Post script

A personal postscript...

If the couple who told me they named their daughter "Xara" will send me a private message with some contact info, I have something I would like to give to our little princess.

Mark
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Contact Info for Cubitron Creators?
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Contact Info for Cubitron Creators?

I was thrilled by the Cubitron, the cube with the grid of color-changing ping pong balls. None of the art that was registered in the last weeks of the registration period has been updated on the website yet, does anybody know who created that marvel or how to get in touch with them? I stood there wa...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Contact Info for Cubitron Creators?
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Contact Info for Cubitron Creators?

I was thrilled by the Cubitron, the cube with the grid of color-changing ping pong balls. None of the art that was registered in the last weeks of the registration period has been updated on the website yet, does anybody know who created that marvel or how to get in touch with them? I stood there wa...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

gosh... I hope this is beside the point. Whatever anyone thinks of how anyone else makes their living in the outside world, what I saw was more than 40 people put in 3 straight 16 hour workdays, plus about 8 hours on two other days, plus mount a two hour show and a twelve hour party, all at Burning ...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Feedback wanted on our camp...
Replies: 17
Views: 11379

I haven't personally travelled the health department road, but my understanding is that food distribution is not forbidden, it only takes some kind of license or permit. That imposes certain sanitary conditions for storing and handling food. Those conditions are not unreasonable, and depend on the k...
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Feedback wanted on our camp...
Replies: 17
Views: 11379

For what's it's worth... I'm not a drinker and didn't personally visit Spike's, but the nice people who hosted it might be pleased to know that the talk around town reminded me of the buzz about this little place called "Pinky's" circa 2002. It's a tough town to stand out in, and you kids did it. Mark
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Call the Playa phone booth: 213-634-1441
Replies: 42
Views: 52288

Thank you!

I just wanted to post my personal thanks to the people who hosted this project. Aside from its quirky unexpectedness, it allowed me to make a surprise phone call to someone that came just at the right time. No, I assure you, it had nothing to do with business. It was just a very nice thing and I wan...
by Mark Hinkley
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

XARA IS DEAD! LONG LIVE XARA!


Smohq my friend, you just wrote our epitaph. Thank you.

Mark

Xara yet is still to come, yet Xara here remains.
by Mark Hinkley
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

Some flowers just make ornery drunks, you know? To Smohq, Right you are, we're not retiring - except from the playa. Dulzura is our new home and we will be back there next April. We expect to be a number of places this next year, putting our efforts into regional events. None of us are any less eage...
by Mark Hinkley
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

Fear not my friends, the cranky flower is one of our own, though amusingly, it could be one of a number of our own. Boy, you buy 'em books, you send 'em to school, you hook 'em up with your Miracle Grow connections and what do they do? They turn on ya. Now, where did I leave that emergency supply of...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Why did the DMV reject our couch?
Replies: 95
Views: 17025

No. Not at all. If the vehicle does not get licensed by the DMV BUT has been given a pre-approval AND is a primary transport vehicle then it sits parked at the camp as any other vehicle is exp[ected to stay throughout the event. Wow, that raises a funny image of this whole thing blowing up in the o...
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Need a good BLOWER
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

My wife and I have a really nice, queen-sized folding camp bed that takes an air mattress. Last year, we set the whole thing up, got on opposite ends, grabbed our ac powered air pump, and went carrying our bed down the Esplanade looking for alternating currest to fill it up. It was kind of fun perfo...
by Mark Hinkley
Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

Help with Stage Lighting?

Every day this project grows bigger and better with new elements being added by all of you. But it is looking like the lighting on the stage will presently be a bit underwhelming, and far be it from us to leave people less than fully "whelmed." Anyway, we could use a bit of help with the loan of lig...
by Mark Hinkley
Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Why did the DMV reject our couch?
Replies: 95
Views: 17025

"Just because something evokes a feeling does NOT make it art. Did it evoke a feeling when they cut off Nick Berg's head? So was that art?" I would respectfully disagree that this is EXACTLY what art is. An arrangement of sign stimuli that creates an impact by invoking inherited psychological reacti...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: is the xara campsite going to be at BM2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

Update

Okeedokee, the deets about our farewell show are up in their own thread. Check it out at viewtopic.php?t=5240
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04
Replies: 34
Views: 12152

Xara & Mutaytor Farewell To BRC - Burn Night 04

Xara and The Mutaytor present: "The Ascension Of The Man" Our Supernova Farewell Performance Black Rock City, Nevada, Burn Night, 2004 One hour after Manfall, within a circle of stars... Six years ago, Xara and the Mutaytor were born together at Burning Man. And now, the green jungles of Xara and t...
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Why did the DMV reject our couch?
Replies: 95
Views: 17025

I'm fine with any kind of consistent, discernible safety standards they want to impose. But it feels like in order to just reduce the sheer number of vehicles, a new and subjective standard has been imposed - AND that standard is based on the evaluation of art. The thing that attracted me to Burning...
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: is the xara campsite going to be at BM2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

Hmmmm, the answer to the question was in the subject line of the preceding post, though it displayed rather inconspicuously. The answer is...

"Yes, Xara will rise and shine in BRC in 2004. But only for one night."
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: is the xara campsite going to be at BM2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

Hmmmm, the answer to the question was in the subject line of the preceding post, though it displayed rather inconspicuously. The answer is...

"Yes, Xara will rise and shine in BRC in 2004. But only for one night."
by Mark Hinkley
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: is the xara campsite going to be at BM2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

Xara will rise at BRC '04, but only for one night.

Thanks for asking, by the way. And thank you guys for sharing the nice memories; it's what makes it all worthwhile. - Mark
by Mark Hinkley
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: [b]"Floralia" - Xara Dulzura: 2004 - San Diego Cou
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Early Registration Deadline March 15

Just a gentle reminder that the deadline to register for this retreat at the early discount rate is March 15, 2004. Registration is by mail order only and there will be no onsite registration. We are overwhelmed with the response so far to this year's edition of Xara Dulzura, and can't wait for you ...
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: [b]"Floralia" - Xara Dulzura: 2004 - San Diego Cou
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

[b]Floralia[/b]

From Friday through Sunday at the end of April, we will take the whole private and cozy valley of the Madre Grande Monastery grounds as our world within a world - our imaginary future paradise - our Xara - as it celebrates an imaginary future festival, the "Floralia." The oaks and hills and stones a...
by Mark Hinkley
Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: [b]"Floralia" - Xara Dulzura: 2004 - San Diego Cou
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

[b]"Floralia" - Xara Dulzura: 2004 - San Diego Cou

The Xaraproject is presenting its second annual Creative Mythology Festival, "Xara Dulzura," from April 23rd to the 25th, at Madre Grande Monastery in Dulzura, in Southeastern San Diego County. Proceeds from this retreat will go to the monastery, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and fundraise for Xar...
by Mark Hinkley
Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: San Diego Decom is FIREPROOF!
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

San Diego Decom is FIREPROOF!

The following miraculous news came in this morning. SD Decom is back on with much, much more to celebrate - and fewer fire safety issues. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This morning I was able to get through to my house for the first time. The fire b...
by Mark Hinkley
Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: San Diego Decom Lost to Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

San Diego Decom Lost to Fire

The following was issued this morning: "Please forward to all pertinent lists. Due to the devastating fires that have roared through the east parts of San Diego County, the property where Decompression was to be located has burned. A dear friend's home and property have been destroyed. We, as a comm...
by Mark Hinkley
Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Time Vault Camp
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Time Vault Camp

Maybe this is more like art, but it's definitely a community service. I'm thinking about those consumable resources - like film for instance - where it is sometimes hard to pace oneself to be sure to have enough - film - for Burn Night. I think it would be very nice if someone set up a time release ...
by Mark Hinkley
Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Confessions.
Replies: 2168
Views: 235158

I confess: I LOVE psytrance! Yes, I'm too old for this. No, not everybody else loves psytrance. Yes, there is too much poor trance at Burning Man. Yes, late night music can disrupt some people's sleep. Nevertheless, I plead guilty to being a major purveyor of psytrance at Burning Man 2003. Not only ...
by Mark Hinkley
Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Got Lost In Zara's
Replies: 9
Views: 3507

Holy Mackeral!

Wow, this is my favorite thread on the eplaya! On behalf of the madcap band of screwballs who present Xara, thank all of you so much for your kind words and compliments. Don't take me too seriously when I wring my hands and worry about next year. We're just all terribly tired and utterly broke and -...
by Mark Hinkley
Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: If you are planning a Villiage you are Fucking Insane
Replies: 50
Views: 10400

Xara

I don't know anything whatsoever about villages. I don't know very much about anything else either. But I can speak from Xara's experience. We have always been a camp and never a village. I do think we represent one extreme range of the spectrum of models in that we do produce One Big Thing, with lo...

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