Eridu's Brainy Bar!

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Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:39 pm

We had 3 wonderful years with our Ziggurati installation, but in 2016 Eridu Society is planning something new..... The Brainy Bar!

Here are a couple quick renders to show where things are headed. First, a front view (without the bar or seating in the main shade structure)...
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And then a 3/4 view, to give you an idea of the camp's layout.
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A view from inside the bar's shade structure looking out towards the street...
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The Brainy Bar space will be a 30x20 aluminet shaded space, which we'll fill with art, seating, and of course a bar! Each day, the bar will serve two different drinks (one with, and one without alcohol) and feature a topic of conversation. Like the Burning Man art theme, you're welcome to talk about or join in the conversation with other burners on that subject, or ignore the daily topic and talk about something else. We'll also have our popular rubber stamp bar, and we're planning to make some fun new stamps for this year as well.

Edited to add:
I'm very pleased to announce that we have been placed - we will be on Cosimo at 4:45 (that is, on C block, somewhere between 4:30mand 5:00).

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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:04 pm

Can't wait to see it Trilo!! I'm sure, as always, you'll wow us all!! good on ya!
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Postby Elderberry » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:53 am

Mmmm... cocktails! I'll be there.
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Postby Aurelia » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:01 am

That sounds exactly WHY I like the playa

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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:40 pm

Trillo. I'm so glad I stopped by your camp, climbed your structure and pondered it's construction. (I may have hung out up there way past my welcome but nobody said anything.) Now, I'm looking forward to stopping at your camp and trying to keep up with the topic of the day. BTW, Last year you gave a short run-down of how your camp is organized. Everyone is kicked out etc... I loved it. Do you have a group of intellectuals? Thank God for spell check. Can the topics be something simple like "Is it ok to bathe your nether regions in public?"or "Should you stop at every intersection or just plow?" Maybe I better find that 'drunk posting' thread.
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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Topics of conversation at Eridu tend to be right along the lines of "drunk posting", so you'll be fine!
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Postby AntiM » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:49 am

Cheers!

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Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:53 am

No way you'd wear out your welcome, Ratty. I'm glad you came by and had fun!

While we haven't decided on the various daily topics at this stage, I doubt they'd end up being thought of as intellectual per se. It's more likely to be whimsical and fun than anything else, and it's really only a starting off point at best. Our camp roster does change from year to year, we do have some pretty smart and talented people in the mix every single time.

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Postby lucky420 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:39 pm

Fun? Fun? Yes, I shall come by in my pursuit of happiness.

Looks pretty cool Trilo, but then again your stuff always does
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Postby Cranky » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:03 pm

I missed you last year. About where will you be placed?
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Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:44 pm

That's difficult to say - placement doesn't typically get announced until early July, and the forms don't even open up for us to submit them for a couple more months. We'll post more info as we're able to.

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Postby Lip Bomb » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:47 am

That looks amazing! Well done.
I am curious. What program did you use to render your camp concept? That is really cool looking.
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Postby trilobyte » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:27 pm

Thanks for the kind words. The pre-viz is done using several different apps. The process usually starts with bar napkins and sketches on tablets, then moves into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and then things are brought into Maxon's Cinema 4D. I also use Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge for designing textures and materials, otherwise it would wind up looking more like this...

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That's still fun, and totally works from a basic camp planning perspective, but not as much fun since we've got the software and computing horsepower. If you don't already have something around that you can use for your camp, there are a bunch of free and very inexpensive apps out there that will let you block things out really nicely.

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Postby Lip Bomb » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:35 pm

We are currently using Visio for just an overhead basic design but nothing that would render the nice 3-d that you have accomplished.
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:09 am

Plans are starting to come together! I think the daily (and probably also nightly) whale watching tours aboard the land yacht will probably be a thing, plus we've got a few more things up our sleeve. We've had great experiences in years past in the 9:00 and 7:30 neighborhoods, but this year we'll be aiming for the 4:30 neighborhood.

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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:26 pm

I like the idea of a daily topic to get the conversation going (if even by ignoring it), as well as the express encouragement to be a bit brainy/nerdy/etc.

Thanks also for thinking of us teetotaler burners by offering no-alcohol drinks as well.
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Postby mgb327 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:39 pm

Yes on the 4:30 'hood. Come over to our side of town, much dustier than that old 9 side. I have been at 3:30 and J for 5 years.....
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Postby lucky420 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:49 pm

Looking forward to the 3:00 side this year...
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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby tatonka » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:13 pm

brainy bar? do you have to have a edumacation?
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:55 pm

We ain't building no edumacation bar :mrgreen:

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Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:15 pm

Step right up sonny, whaddya wanna learn?!
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Postby SquirrelHead » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:17 am

The layout looks very cool. What material are you using for the side walls?
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Postby trilobyte » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:41 pm

Thanks! The side walls use all white extra heavy-duty tarps. They're attached to the top of the conduit frame via ball bungee, and then also bungee'd to a conduit rail that's anchored to the ground.

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Postby trilobyte » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:03 pm

We're starting to bring in some of the parts and pieces for this year's nonsense...

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Locking casters for the bar cart have arrived, with a few other pieces on the way. The designs and art are coming along, with building expected to start in the next few weeks.

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Postby TT120 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:48 am

tatonka wrote:brainy bar? do you have to have a edumacation?


That was my thought....Do I have to have a brain with me or can I get one there?
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:30 pm

And at long last, the camp web site has been updated for 2016. Check it out here or via the link in my signature.

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Postby Wigwam » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:16 pm

Oh! Any idea where you'll be placed? I'd love to give my brain a chance to unwind!!
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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby Ratty » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:39 pm

Trilo it's great! The first rendering of your bar area took me by total surprise. My mind saw a skyline of the city. Took me a second to focus. Nice shot of the Land Yacht. The posters are impressive too. Great job.
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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby ZigZag » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:04 am

Nice work! Thanks for sharing this. I am totally down for a whale watching tour! I've heard rumors about playa whales and want to see for myself. I'll bring my spyglass.
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Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:00 pm

Placement doesn't get announced until early July, so we don't know where we'll be just yet.

Ratty, the first rendered image was a largely empty space.... the murals are at the back of the shade structure. Here's a render of the space from a different angle, with stuff in it.

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