Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby shykat » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:05 am

Time Square
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:05 am

"we are all naked under our clothes"

yogi berra.

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Bob » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:52 am

Sports.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby BBadger » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:16 pm

  • The Double-dip Recession
  • Ticket Beg-a-thon
  • /b/
  • Taliban Afghanistan
  • The Rainbow Gathering
  • Iraqi Curfew
  • The Playa Provides
  • The Rape of Nanjing
  • Popped-collar Douchebaggery
  • Penguins and Bagpipes
  • 9/11
  • Baby Daycare Center
  • Eurotrash Invasion
  • Life in the Warsaw Ghetto
  • The Great Leap Forward
  • McCarthyism
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • The Watts Race Riots
  • Rule 34
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby graidawg » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:09 am

Burning Man 2012, bring your own theme.
or "more fire please, we're burners"
personally my favorite theme i have heard suggested is


FUCK THIS, LETS BLOW SHIT UP AND BURN IT
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
CATCH AND RELEASE.

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:35 am

that was 96'.
Once I noticed I was on fire, I decided to relax and enjoy the fall™

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:37 am

Well, isn't 16 years the proper Burning Zodiac?
The Lady with a Lamprey

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Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:39 am

i am indeed, a pirate of sorts.
Once I noticed I was on fire, I decided to relax and enjoy the fall™

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Sail Man » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:51 am

Lick my Balls
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:53 am

PIRATES DO NOT LICK BALLS!


they have their balls licked, thank you very much.
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Smoxalot 420 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:56 pm

Rainbow Fire Festival

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:56 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:i am indeed, a pirate of sorts.

I had to go back and read the above, again.
I thought you were tell us you are a "shorts pirate"...........and well.........
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:18 pm

Octomom
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby shykat » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:20 pm

Rehab!
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:27 pm

Your Body is the Temple
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"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:27 pm

shock the monkey
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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:30 pm

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Savannah » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:43 pm

My, What a Lovely Closet

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:12 pm

"What's all this then?"
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:20 pm

Image
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:25 pm

1040
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"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:27 pm

Once More, With Feeling
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby bradtem » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:38 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:the floating world.



Why not? I mean I was skeptical of it at first but in fact of all the themes it may have been the most successful. Ok, maybe today the word would go out that you can't just slap an old boat on wheels to make your art car, but I bet people could do a lot with Floating World 2: The Sequel.

I have to say the last few years of themes have left me somewhat uninspired. Green Man was the strangest -- the pavilion was a failure, and the event was far from ecological, but some great giant art like Big Rig Jig and Crude Awakenings came out of it. (Almost nobody did the "Green man" nature god variant.)

My favourites have been:

Floating World
Vault of Heaven
Wheel of TIme

The low points have been:

Rites of passage
Hope and Fear
Psyche
Seven Ages

Some, like Nebulous Entity and other early themes were very limited. It was not until Wheel of Time that themes had a large influence -- and that got us our clock streets. I will give that the Body and Seven Ages by having all their variants created a memorable central alley. Some themes just never got taken up by the participants, it seems. There may be something to learn.
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Lady V » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Unlikely, yeah, but we like it:

DREAMWORLD

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby davink » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:37 am

Bananas & Blow

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby teppy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:37 am

Is it true that there were only 3 arrests this year? I'd like to propose:

Burning Man 2012: Altered States

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:38 am

Yes - 3 arrests and 42 citations.

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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby illy dilly » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:41 pm

trilobyte wrote:Yes - 3 arrests and 42 citations.

Burning Man 2012: The LEO has finally chilled out
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Solito » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:12 pm

Samuel L Bronkowitz presents: That's Armageddon!
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Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:44 pm

"sing-a-long with Mitch."
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