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by vachot
Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 4592

Re: Scaffolding towers

That's quite a piece of cloth, well, four pieces of cloth. What would you use? Would it be durable enough to withstand the winds? Strong enough to be stretched tight over such large areas without sagging, or would it have plenty of added support? Light enough to wrestle with? Waterproof? Sunblocking...
by vachot
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: French wedding
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: French wedding

How awesome a wedding that is! If you would like a ceremony that will allow you to meld your minds into a powerful explosion of dusty fire, consider visiting KognitoKhan, where you will be able to wear Kognito-Krowns (headsets) that convert your brainwave energy into fireballs shooting out the top o...
by vachot
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Star Canopies
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Star Canopies

Star canopy....there is also....viewtopic.php?t=23569
by vachot
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Soap(s).... ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: Soap(s).... ?

Illusion? I think not! Pay attention to the sensitive areas.
by vachot
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade for industry, shade for the head.
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Shade for industry, shade for the head.

Yeah, I'm leaning toward a scaled down version of the star tents, like MozyBonz posted... https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=23569 ...a few of these encircling our tower should stay put with appropriate anchoring. And I can build some windbreaks that can be moved around inside each tent d...
by vachot
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade for industry, shade for the head.
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Shade for industry, shade for the head.

I'm thinking pyramid shaped, wide base, low profile, deep anchors, with ventilation holes/ports/slots to allow ventilation and prevent air pressure build up and launch. Reasonable? And this type of feedback is just what we're looking for. Well, the best solution is what we're actually looking for, b...
by vachot
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade for industry, shade for the head.
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Shade for industry, shade for the head.

We are hoping to place our art, KognitoKhan, on the playa this year and we want to provide shade shelters for our patrons. Question is, what kind of shelters? We're thinking simple structures made of a few sheets of plywood and a few 2x2's or something, strong enough to withstand the wind, but easy ...
by vachot
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: KognitoKhan looking for collaboration
Replies: 3
Views: 452

KognitoKhan looking for collaboration

We have a 30' tall fire-spewing art piece that has been set up in camp for the last few years, and now it is ready for the playa. Inspired one dark night in deep playa 2011, KognitoKhan uses brain wave energy from dust-breathing desert travelers to control 10 flame cannons that reach out to the star...
by vachot
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Muse in seek of art installation creators!
Replies: 33
Views: 1465

Re: Muse in seek of art installation creators!

Hey 4 z, nice idea. I had an idea that occurred one lonely night in deep playa during my first burn, and I knew I couldn't even come close to pulling it off alone, so I started a Meetup group when I got back to Kalamazoo. We had a group of 14 in no time, including the dude who made it a reality, Eli...
by vachot
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Grant Submission Deadline: February 15
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Art Grant Submission Deadline: February 15

In previous years, the application was able to be downloaded offline so you could share it to be worked on with others. Now it seems like it needs to be completed in one sitting. Is this the case? On the "artgrant-form" page there is a link to a sample application pdf that we can download and use t...
by vachot
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The Individual Sale has started!
Replies: 252
Views: 14369

Re: The Individual Sale has started!

Got online right at 12, firefox blocked reloading so I reloaded every 2 minutes or so (timer would only update when I reloaded) but not sure if I was resetting my place in the queue. Finally got through to the pay window after 2 hours, lost connection, retried and got it back, paid with no further i...
by vachot
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Anecdotal stuff

Pretty gratifying to see tickets on eBay going for face or less now, and those auctions with a start price higher than face and fees are ending without a single bid. Gotta be some irony in folks expecting to make an easy chunk of cash scalping a ticket, and then get "burned".
by vachot
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Seeking some support, is that so bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Seeking some support, is that so bad?

Thank you for your support! Every time we make a significant purchase I'll add more videos from last year!
by vachot
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Seeking some support, is that so bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Seeking some support, is that so bad?

I feel a little hesitant to post this, but I don't think it is against the principles of gifting or decommodification. There is nothing commercial going on here, and you can always refuse the reward. You decide, and if the consensus is otherwise, I will struggle and change. I am part of a small team...
by vachot
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: distributed tickets
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: distributed tickets

The distributed ticket is a sure thing, but the STEP ticket might not happen, I suppose. Of course, I'm sure you got your STEP mojo working, so you should be okay? If a camp is offering a direct ticket, they have probably paid for it already and just expect you to reimburse them, probably with some ...
by vachot
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Projects Seeking Participants
Replies: 19
Views: 28228

Re: Art Projects Seeking Participants

Artist: Vachot Project Name: KognitoKlast City: Kalamazoo Description of 2012 plans: We are bringing a mind-cleanser, a brain-washer, or maybe you'd call it a cognitive-conditioner, to the desert this year. It analyzes brain activity with pyrotechnical flame cannons and music. We have the basic desi...
by vachot
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question...
Replies: 55
Views: 6638

Actually, catinthefunnyhat had it right.

call me a cynic, but my first thought was that the OP has the tickets and is trying to lure in some desperate burner soul YEARNING to get dusty . wonder how many PMs he got? Very astute, Sage! Often when someone asks a question instead of simply coming right out and making a statement, they have an...
by vachot
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question...
Replies: 55
Views: 6638

Hypothetical question...

So, I known this guy who didn't buy a ticket in time last year because he wasn't really motivated, and wouldn't have registered in time this year if I didn't remind him, but he did and sure enough, he got 2 tickets, while most of us planned, connived, strategized and performed a ritual ceremony for ...
by vachot
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please make the final 10,000 non refundable tickets. Limit 2
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: Please make the final 10,000 non refundable tickets. Lim

Or, if they could get BLM permission they could open up ticket sales, top tier, one per person, and sell as many as people want. Then, all those people who bought more tickets than they need would be stuck with them. Maybe BMORG would end up selling 80,000 tickets and only 60,000 people would show u...
by vachot
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?
Replies: 77
Views: 8478

Re: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?

It would be pretty reasonable to assume that last year almost everybody who went, really wanted to go. This year there will likely be plenty of people who did not bother to register, and probably would not have even thought of going 'cept for some friend who had some extra tickets. Seems like it kin...
by vachot
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: input needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: input needed

Your design shows a 12 inch diameter hoop; pretty tight circle to bend some of that tubing, unless your use something like 1/2" copper pipe, which comes already coiled in about the right size, but kinda expensive, although it can be buffed up to shine good. Solder it to a short piece of 1" copper pi...
by vachot
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Kalamazoo OhWellWhateverNevermind - fire art
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Camp Kalamazoo OhWellWhateverNevermind - fire art

We're building a large art piece for BRC 2012 and we need more members to pull it off because it will take a crew to run, being very interactive fire-art (1 to 6 burners at a time). We are based in Kalamazoo where we have a workshop for putting everything together. We have a solid human-machine inte...
by vachot
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Trout fishing in America afterburn
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Trout fishing in America afterburn

Floating Dutch John; others welcome.
by vachot
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Trout fishing in America
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Trout fishing in America

Anyone want to float Dutch John for an after burn?
by vachot
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: from Kalamazoo to....
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: from Kalamazoo to....

Oooooh, Igneouss, that's a tough one. Any clues or hints?
by vachot
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: from Kalamazoo to....
Replies: 9
Views: 551

from Kalamazoo to....

...BM 2011, ready to roll in 12 days. Gathering last minute stuff and may have room for a passenger.

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