COPPERFISH wrote:It's just lame. I mean c'mon. Is that all they have to give us in terms of their ability to challenge and provoke. Even our arguments over this one are going to be weak and boring. I'm already bored. I was pissed for a second. But now... eh... whatever...
So I propose we all submit entires for the Alternative theme to Burning Man 2008. Are we sheepish followers or are we radical participants?!! Let us not waste our breath on lamenting the lameness of the gatekeepers. We all know they suck balls on this one. So lets get over it and on with it. I'm not letting a stupid slogan keep me from having a good time. Let's just pick a new one and start planning around something that is a little more democratically engineered.
So whoever knows how to make those voting interfaces hit me up cause I don't know how. We can pick a date about a month off (maybe around Decompression time) and have submissions and then vote.
excellent! now i'm feeling more emboldened in my quest to see the
official theme subverted. obviously, i'll be submitting 'dreaming of a better world' because that's all i could think of. and i hope it wins because i really would like to see the art that was inspired by it.
i love the idea of letting a vote take place! very quaker-like. highly important when forming the theme of a revolution.
one practical issue: if there were lots of theme ideas submitted, there is a good chance that the top pick would still only have garnered 25 percent of the vote. seems that there would need to be two votes if more than two ideas were submitted.
but then....could it not be argued that the majority ruled theme was just as imposed and invalid as the administratively assigned theme? sure it could!
but if we can subvert the official theme in a profound way, then it will be a triumph for the freedom of imagination. even if the winner wasn't universally accepted, such a vote would at least give us some vague idea of what to expect at the event. the main goal here is to inspire massive ignorance of the official theme while providing inspiration for those artists who like to come up with ideas to fit the theme.
that being said: please vote for my idea!
dreaming of a better world - show us YOUR utopian vision
When Themes Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Themes