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by Ano
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 32
Views: 1656

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

I’d recommend self-identifying as a Burner first & see if that helps foster an open conversation. [snip] Identifying as a POC first frames your perspective and (believe it or not) limits your objectivity. I had to walk away for a few days before I could adequately respond to this, and honestly I st...
by Ano
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 32
Views: 1656

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

But when it comes to race, people on playa tend to get uncomfortable, defensive, they tend to clam up or they tend to attack someone for bringing it up in the first place. Ding ding ding ding ding ding I wish I had a large bell I could ring right now, like a clock tower bell. Sing it from the top o...
by Ano
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?

If your bike is entirely pedal-powered, then yes, it is allowed. You can have a fifteen-wheel pedal-powered item. The rule about quadricycles is specifically regarding powered ones.

If your bike has any kind of assist, then it is technically not allowed.
by Ano
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046277

Re: cooling your tent or van

Your mileage will vary drastically. In 2013, I was able to use a Kodiak tent, sans shade, with a bucket cooler, and it was comfortable. We could nap mid-day. The trick was, it took a few minutes for the tent to cool down, and we had to sleep naked and with no covers, with the cooler blowing directly...
by Ano
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?

If you figure out how to sneak into the back zone of staff camps (GPE, Rangers, etc) or have someone who can escort you back there, they have the same map that's used for the MOOP map posted. It's usually in an area you're not supposed to go, so, good luck!
by Ano
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 35
Views: 3463

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

It's gross. It's really gross this year. I have a feeling a lot of crappy burners are in for a surprise. "But its been so flat and nice!" duney as fuck once the chips break. the chips can be sharp... yeah, sharp.. The only part of the playa that's packed is parts of deep on the 2:00 side, and a chun...
by Ano
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 35
Views: 3463

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

2017 again. Potato chips. It was still moist-ish through July. Expect a crackly top-layer that breaks down and turns into dunes upon dunes.
by Ano
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Per the TCS, the current Sheriff of Washoe is on the record stating that he wants the event to end. They don't care about the money. Look, maybe you don't care about your fourth amendment rights being violated, but as someone who has been harassed by BLM out there for absolutely nothing, I really do...
by Ano
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

I would argue that they know exactly what they are doing, with the end goal of shutting the event down permanently in the Black Rock Desert. There is just no fair way to read the EIS for Burning Man. They impose odious requirements in so many different parts that it's difficult to attack them all, a...
by Ano
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Just for reference, here is the EIS from 2012 that was extended through last year. https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/28954/37412/39212/Burning_Man_DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2012-0007-Final_EA.pdf 343 pages. Ouch! Can you give us the 2 page William Barr synopsis. Burning Man is an event...
by Ano
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober

I've been on both sides of this, and have recently gone sober because I'm getting bored of the asshole clenching I have to do between Reno and BRC, and as a person of color who has been harassed over nothing at BRC, I'm tired of it. (Fun note: None of the times when I've been "dirty" have ever been ...
by Ano
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

The symposium this weekend was interesting, but most interesting to me was the bit where they talked about the EIS. I wish the Borg made this more clear, but I believe it was Playground who straight-up said that this is a "defcon whatever the highest number is" emergency for the overall health of th...
by Ano
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

The health and safety report is pretty damning of Burning Man, in general... but they editorialize the fuck out of the incidents. They are clearly pumping their numbers if they're comparing shit to EDC, because at EDC, the cops there just don't give a rats ass about what you do. I've been to EDC in ...
by Ano
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

It's interesting to note that playa area where Burning Man takes place was once the dumping ground for junk cars, appliances and household trash for the locals. It was a party area where thousands of beer bottles and cans were just tossed on the ground. Burning Man was instrumental in cleaning this...
by Ano
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11837

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

I just spent a few hours going over this report and reading it. It's very frustrating, and makes me feel like I'll need to take Monday, April 8th off from work to make a multi-hour drive to hopefully comment my distaste with many sections of this proposed SRP. I'm saving my ammunition for the eventu...
by Ano
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1767

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

Huh. Looks like the Treasurer for the borg attended, and was in support of it.

Plot thickens?
by Ano
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1767

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

This is exactly what we need in that Trump may well be exactly what America needed. In a somewhat roundabout way, I kind of agree here. I think this was a big slap in the face, especially considering that the BORG just came out and said "hey, lets talk about this," started the dialogue up again... ...
by Ano
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I gave Entheon a pass. [snip] Not my kind of people, but they did have a spirit, goal, the whole Nuevo Hippie crystals, meditation, naked yoga crap ... [snip again] This brings up a further question though - are turnkeys excused if they bring a substantial gift to the playa? If so, most turnkeys ar...
by Ano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps

I think it's worth noting that MW has been doing this for years, basically since they first gathered a real crowd at Burning Man. While they weren't the first major art car to go to a festival, they were a staple of EDC for a few years, and have since gone on to do tons of international festivals, a...
by Ano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1767

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

I think it's worth noting that: 1. This is a disgusting example of where we've been going for a while by tolerating camps that directly enable these kinds of people to attend the event. "Spreading the BM Ethos" be damned, the people responsible for this probably attended and clearly missed the entir...
by Ano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Out of curiosity/inspired by Token's above post, I went and starting plugging known turnkey camp names into the theme camp list on the website.. a lot of them seem to snap into existence in 2011, and continue from there on out. Either that, or that's when they started getting public listings. I also...
by Ano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046277

Re: cooling your tent or van

So, uh, my bucket cooler is like seven years old at this point, and I've been thinking about rebuilding it because... I don't know, it's seven years old... my question is, anyone have one that's older than this and still kicking? My only issue last year is that I haven't really kept my battery healt...
by Ano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

To the size of the event, I suggested in my draft EIS input that 34 be widened to 3 lanes from the 447 Y to 8 mile. That would provide a faster drain out of vehicles in an emergency where they could be staged on 447 N of the Y, and it better loads 447 N and S on exodus. Exodus falls under the Nevad...
by Ano
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Lots of efficiency could be gained if an effort was made to stager entry instead of having the singular “Gate is Open” event. Well, weekend WAPs are pretty easy to come by now, and lines start forming starting Thursday before the event. That's about as close as we'll get to staggered entry. However...
by Ano
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

This is why air travel (and mass transit too) needs to go -- no matter what the consequences. Let there be congestion. It comes with attending an event like this. It should come with it. It's part of the journey, and some people simply won't be able to attend until they have done the real legwork t...
by Ano
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I'm very mixed about the bus, but the air travel has got to go. In case anyone isn't aware, the airport has a required acculturation checkpoint of sorts where they try to educate the people arriving via that route about the event... here's my take: if you need a fucking acculturation checkpoint to e...
by Ano
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?
Replies: 28
Views: 3211

Re: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?

By Service Camp I refer to folks who generally fix things, provide a utility of some kind, or goods. Be it bike repair, solar charging, welding, recycling, washing, bars, coffee, etc. Any camp that gifts on the populace goods or services which remove incentive from their patrons to actually provide...
by Ano
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15475

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

My camp refuses to participate in DGS because all of us have had horrible experiences with placement. It's a thing. Ever been placed near DISTRIKT, despite complaints? Howsabout taking a first year camp and throwing them up on A street, despite protests, where it proceeds to get fucked by 24hr noise...
by Ano
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2586

Re: Ideating a meal prep service for BM 2019

I'd love it if such services were investigated in secret and the "participants" in such schemes were identified, not just the people running them. Then those people would have their tickets voided, or even better, get evicted from the event. Yes, I want burns ruined. I want to see lots of social me...
by Ano
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 6595

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

I spent way too much time filling out my survey. For me, it boils down to a couple of things: 1. It's too easy to attend this event with a detached mindset nowadays. There are camps selling deluxe-ish relatively inclusive experiences for $500. I spend more than that every year on stupid shit. I real...

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