Hey there Glittertits, and welcome to ePlaya!
So… what does the Cargo Cult theme mean to me?After reading a bit about cargo cults
on Wikipedia and perhaps some other places, and watching the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which has a good example, I find that this theme has two fundamental elements:
1. It is a fabulously thought-provoking concept about human nature and interaction between unfamiliar societies. So it is a great opportunity for us to improve our minds, and then bring positive influence to others.
2. It has wonderful opportunities for fun-and-games. People have been laughing at cargo cults for decades, which is perfectly natural, if not exactly benevolent or wise. Keep in mind there is really no such thing as humor without “victims”. When somebody makes a Norwegian joke, I burst into laughter, recognizing a comical element of my own personality. So I see no harm in having fun with this theme – provided we also understand the background. (It would be rather easy to be cruel about it.)
And mind you, it should not be difficult to make fun, not only of the cults, but of us "modern" folks who have for so long pathetically failed to understand the concept and have heedlessly ridiculed something we did not understand. I feel this holds the greatest potential for art – innovative art with depth, as opposed to just assembling deliberately crude replicas of technological wonders made of bamboo and coconut shells.Now for how I will implement this.
Probably not at all. Oh, perhaps I will come up with a good way for me to play with what I described in the last paragraph above. But for now I feel my dance card is already full. There is certainly no requirement to make use of the theme – I see it as more of a helpful suggestion, in case I don’t have enough Stuff boiling in my mind already.
But yeah, I would love to do some sort of theater with this theme, perhaps with a future technologically-advanced society visiting… maybe us. Which –- to the best of my understanding -- is the concept that produced the flying saucer Man Pavilion. Gotta love it!
All right, enough of that silliness. We want to see pictures of your glitter.