Cameras registered with the Org as press per the media policy? No problem. That One Asshole who feels the need to film literally everything on his tablet-sized smartphone so everyone behind him has to watch whatever's going on through it because he's holding it over his head, or the guy transparently just there to be a voyeur? Problem.Dirkadirka wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:04 amwraith wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:06 amIf you can't see how viewing everything through the filter of a screen interferes with immediacy, or how little participation comes out of the people roaming to get the best selfies for Instagram, I can't make it happen for you.
If you also can't see how radical self-expression is changed when anything outside the norm can be on Facebook, tagged to your friends and family, or posted up as involuntary pornography from the event itself, I have to assume you are too young to remember a world before smartphones. Or just terribly naive.
Getting cell service onto the playa has rendered the media policy impossible to enforce.
Sounds like you’re making a case against cameras in general. That is a different discussion. I was commenting on phones being used for their camera function being singled out amongst the amateur photographers of brc. Not everyone owns a digital camera in addition to the one included on their smartphone.
Phones compound the problem because they can publish from the playa.
No ridicule for the people, I'm legitimately curious because a bunch of people expecting a bus that never comes and working with very limited available pack-in space is a disaster looking for a dust storm to set it off. I'm sure there's a bugout plan, but I know I wouldn't be willing to take that route in because I would hate to be that guy reliant on someone else to save my bacon if things get iffy and exodus stretches.