Fertility 2.0 meaning

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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Fertility 2.0 meaning

Postby Igneouss » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:43 am

Here's my guess:
Total Fertility Rate (look it up) is a widely used measure of fertility. The value for the world has been declining. It will reach the magic 2.0 value sometime around 2030. At that point, by some measures, the population of the earth will be replacing itself (for those born then and going forward). It's a tricky demographic to discuss....

But understand that TFR 2.0 is a magic number. Hence Fertility 2.0 (simplified).

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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:49 pm

Or..

"As an interesting note: The BM org was formed in 1997 when the theme was first Fertility, and this year, the new non-profit was formed and there has been some restructure in the inner-workings of burning man. So, I do see this theme choice as a purposeful connection to the events in 1997. A resurgence of Fertility in the organization, and hopefully in the community!"

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Re: Fertility 2.0 meaning

Postby FlyingMonkey » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:11 am

I guess I was way off then. I was thinking more along the lines of the next stage of mankinds evolution where humans merge with machines. Kind of a Gigeresque biomechanoid slant on the whole thing.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:I guess I was way off then. I was thinking more along the lines of the next stage of mankinds evolution where humans merge with machines. Kind of a Gigeresque biomechanoid slant on the whole thing.

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Postby illy dilly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:31 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:I guess I was way off then. I was thinking more along the lines of the next stage of mankinds evolution where humans merge with machines. Kind of a Gigeresque biomechanoid slant on the whole thing.

That sounds like more fun though!

Lets all celebrate Fertility because the BMorg has reorganized it self isn't much fun.

But I like to think "Fertility 2.0" just means "Lets all do lots of extra humping this year"
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Postby Elderberry » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:42 am

Well the theme would be perfect for the Flaming Lotuse Girls. They can bring back their Fallopian tube.
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Postby Homiesinheaven » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:42 am

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the playa sure is becoming more fertile each year...

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Postby JStep » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:45 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:I guess I was way off then. I was thinking more along the lines of the next stage of mankinds evolution where humans merge with machines. Kind of a Gigeresque biomechanoid slant on the whole thing.


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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:27 am

"the same thing we do every year, pinky"

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Postby Foxfur » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:16 am

I'd smoke crack with her and make lotsa mutant babies...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:32 am

omg you've read my files.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Homiesinheaven wrote:Image

the playa sure is becoming more fertile each year...
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Simon of the Playa wrote:
Homiesinheaven wrote:Image

the playa sure is becoming more fertile each year...

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What a sad world. Google cannot find the very pertinent logo from the bags from Rasputin's...
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Re: Fertility 2.0 meaning

Postby RedHeaven » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:20 am

Fertility! Thanks for rubbing it in, BMorg!

I like all these explanations. Gonna be a good *fucking* year.

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Postby Cheyenne » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:58 am

I'm gearing towards awareness of the population Matters movement...

A bit negative and apocalyptic, but you may get the jist of it in this excellent documentary narrated by David Attenborough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF15YAvT9G0
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Postby moonrise » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:57 pm

The full documentary is worth watching. A bit humbling...


Cheyenne wrote:I'm gearing towards awareness of the population Matters movement...

A bit negative and apocalyptic, but you may get the jist of it in this excellent documentary narrated by David Attenborough

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:58 am

it's not quantity, it's quality.

The term "Nephilim" occurs just twice in the Hebrew Bible, both in the Torah. The first is Genesis 6:1-4, immediately before the story of Noah's ark:

1. When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2. The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
4. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

The second is Numbers 13:32-33, where the Hebrew spies report that they have seen fearsome giants in Canaan:

32. And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
33. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
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Postby H.G.Crosby » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:10 pm

i suppose when it gets right down to it, some people ARE actually entitled...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:17 pm

Nephilim were probably an ancestral memory of Neanderthals or Denisovans.

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Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:26 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Nephilim were probably an ancestral memory of Neanderthals or Denisovans.
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Postby FlyingMonkey » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:41 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Nephilim were probably an ancestral memory of Neanderthals or Denisovans.


Well, if you watch the History Channel long enough they will probably have a show that "proves" that the Nephilim were ancient aliens that mated with early humans making us what we are today. Obviously modern man could not have existed without them.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:49 pm

actually this is based on watching the entire jersey shore series over and over and through scientific method have determined that the short round meatballs on the show are NOT Nephilim, but are indeed, aliens from the planet Buttafuoco.
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:55 pm

and that begs the question i suppose, should we let these people spawn?

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Re: Fertility 2.0 meaning

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:27 pm

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Nephilim were probably an ancestral memory of Neanderthals or Denisovans.


Well, if you watch the History Channel long enough they will probably have a show that "proves" that the Nephilim were ancient aliens that mated with early humans making us what we are today. Obviously modern man could not have existed without them.

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