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by diode
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Deep playa cargo crash

The journey is at least as much fun as getting to the destination. That's always the big clue. I'm putting up a site, http://cargocrash.thefirehoop.net and placing this art description there. From there, people can start crystallizing their vision of the cargo crash. Prolly take me a day or two afte...
by diode
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Deep playa cargo crash

trilobyte wrote:I suspect that you meant to link to Will's post, and not the top of this thread. You may also care to check out this post regarding fundraising on ePlaya.
Ah! Your suspicions are well-founded.
by diode
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Deep playa cargo crash

I think this would make a awesome CORE project. I can see it as a playa version of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' plane crash... although everyone survived the Hudson. I thought about that too. The problem is the core projects are these monolithic structures designed to burn in one piece. The art is n...
by diode
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Deep playa cargo crash

Let's say you wanted to build a model of how this works. Who has done this successfully, what groups or individuals have already managed this type of endeavor and have the 'blueprint' for pulling it off?
by diode
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Deep playa cargo crash

Thanks for the replies. I'm open to people getting on board to make this flight happen. I'm wondering about things like distributed art. Collecting a team that's geographically separated but all coordinating and choosing things they want to work on as a team that gets together on the playa to build ...
by diode
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Deep playa cargo crash
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Deep playa cargo crash

Usually when the theme is announced, my fevered imagination starts percolating. Here's the result from this year's theme: The Cargo Crash A plane has crashed in the desert. It's gone undiscovered since it went down many decades ago. It's a bit strange since the inhabitants are still in their seats a...
by diode
Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I know what IT is.
Replies: 13
Views: 4510

Re: I know what IT is.

skygod wrote:.
Thats what the Burning Man is.
Be seeing you!
Don't forget my fucking gift!
by diode
Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 60793

beg for it

Never saw the GF picture shtick but saw lots of people thrown back on their ultimate resources to get that drink of weak koolaid. That puppet was one tough cookie.
by diode
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 60793

beg for it

Bring back the Beggar's Bar. Humiliate yourself in front of a puppet to get a swill of some cheap Koolaid. Guaranteed crowd pleaser.
by diode
Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Do You Dream of Burning Man?
Replies: 123
Views: 25817

I dreamed last night I was going to BM. Lately, my dreams of BM are all in city, village or country landscapes, not on the playa. This dream was in kind of a huge parking lot and the burn resembled a big flea market with camps set up in long rows in the parking stalls. I was so happy to be there I b...
by diode
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: It's SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 96
Views: 20029

tangentially speaking...

After reading the petition, the counter-arguments and the responses I was prompted to reread a book about the decision making process ("How Great Decisions Get Made" by Don Maruska). The book is about how be an agent of change. One of its tenets is that the standard discussion format for meetings ty...
by diode
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: We Have a Dream Petition
Replies: 168
Views: 42216

I thought Andi's first post where he wrote about the importance of the small to medium art was an excellent point. The large scale art is exciting, but it's just one aspect in the continuum of the burn. Whether the dissident artists get their demands met or not will not really touch on the larger is...
by diode
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What changes to Burning Man would you suggest to improve it?
Replies: 88
Views: 13146

You forgot the newbie gauntlet. How's this....all the newbies will have to be body painted in a special shade of food coloring/body paint that will be easily idenfiable. Then the veterans can love bomb every newbie in sight until they give up their food/beer/drugs/girl or boyfriends and are reduced ...
by diode
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What are you going to do next year?
Replies: 43
Views: 10467

Re: Richard Gere's Ass Camp

No, I am being cowardly and bound by societal constraints, and I would kind of like to see that. Shut up! It's my camp, I can spectate if I want to GERBIL ON! Spectator camp...it's been done and done well by some yokels back in '01. Way fun, really fit my personal attitude at BM very well. Shout at...
by diode
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help the clueless newbies
Replies: 39
Views: 7973

dragonfly Jafe wrote:...but spanking the clueless newbies is more fun!
Yes, all seventeen thousand, seven hundred fifty five and one half of them.
by diode
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What are you going to do next year?
Replies: 43
Views: 10467

Fall: vague imaginings about incredible theme camps and mind-staggering artistic productions Winter: tepid attempts to attain critical mass on one or all of the above Spring: varied and numerous oaths of allegiance to artists and camps that are building and creating...ultimately avoid all committmen...
by diode
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next years Theme
Replies: 113
Views: 22542

I hope the theme comes back down to earth. Two years of ethereal mental constructs to build into art...not that it affected me in the slightest in my playa journeys, but I'm sure it inconvenienced those that tried to substantiate these concepts into real stuff. How about the Magic Garden? Giant art ...
by diode
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What changes to Burning Man would you suggest to improve it?
Replies: 88
Views: 13146

Put the Man back on the hay bales

Mandatory naked fire dancers

Fire breathing dragon theme

Make the city one big circle with the Man in the middle.
by diode
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: One month later...what's happening in your life?
Replies: 56
Views: 10233

Burning Man totally changed my head around. Now I'm like really cool and all the hot chicks want to do me, and like I can score the best weed whenever I want plus I dream in these wild technicolor visions, plus I'm almost over my overdose out there and my car dropped its engine on the way home, but ...
by diode
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Negative Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 16805

Wow. Terrific statement.

I used to love the 'no spectators' signs and slogans everywhere. Then I heard that the powers that be (someone, somewhere in the org) had decreed that people were getting bummed, it was too confrontational.

Sigh...
by diode
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 16566

I made a promise to myself that I woudln't edit my eplaya posts because I ended up editing myself right off the board. Having said that, I'm thinking my earlier post was remarkably negative. After all, I wouldn't go if I didn't find it valuable to me on a lot of different levels. I've had amazing ex...
by diode
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 16566

One thing is for sure, the limit of the burn in terms of growth has almost been reached. Anyone want to wait eight or more straight hours to get out on Mondays? All living organisms seek to grow on some level. The BM org. is pushing growth as well. They have a vested interest in maintaining the even...
by diode
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Center Camp/coffee debate
Replies: 282
Views: 70656

I swear one morning some yahoo got up with a megaphone to incite the crowd to whoop, holler and generally freak out, then the volunteers did a dance number on the cafe counters. You know, a lot of people would look upon the scene you just described as a good thing. Guess I'm not one of them. A frie...
by diode
Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Is Burning Man a drug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: Is Burning Man a drug?

It seems to me that we go to Burning Man to flee reality. It's the same with all drugs. Maybe you do. When the desert whacks you once or twice, however, it tends to bring you back to here and now pretty darn quick or you start dying. If you're 'hooked' on Burning Man, then you're doing it wrong. Th...
by diode
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Is Burning Man a drug?
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

I find myself on the esplanade at times muttering to myself that there's no place like this anywhere on the planet, that this city is a remarkable invention of light, sound, creativity and community.

What a rush, BRC at night. Of course it's a drug of sorts.
by diode
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead
Replies: 76
Views: 16566

Well, evidently, Burning Man is not dead beecause 30,000+ people just got back from doing a week in the desert watching him burn. It's arguable whether the event is living up to the hype of leavenotrace/radicalselfexpression/mindblowingartandcreativity/bestpartyontheplanet. I'm thinking the event is...
by diode
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Center Camp/coffee debate
Replies: 282
Views: 70656

This was the first year I bought nada at center camp. I realized my playa experience was colored by the fact that all my trips seems to eventually intersect with the center camp cafe, coffee and a monetary transaction. I didn't miss it much. The small amount of time I spent in center camp was colore...
by diode
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The "Burning" Man that almost was'nt.
Replies: 34
Views: 6775

I still miss the hay bales. I liked standing under the man's legs and looking out at the desert while Bob explained about the lake bed. The man getting hoisted up and down every day. Now the man's removed up there. The only time I get to interact with him (Him?) is when he's being built. The dome ma...
by diode
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 420357

I think the rough edges of BM are being swept under the carpet to make the event more acceptable to society. I sure as hell hope that no one is actively trying to make this event more acceptable to society. I believe I will still see acts of outrageous freedom out on the playa, but perhaps the ones...
by diode
Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 420357

your right to spontaneous expression stops at my kid. sounds like *your* child at least should be left with grandma, and her well-hidden porn. I don't have children. I'm not advocating against spontaneous expression, au contraire. Read the post again. it's meant to be ironic. My point isn't that ch...

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