jeffreybenner wrote:Are we sure this isn't just an anti-trance-camp position masquerading as opposition to commercialism?
spectabillis wrote:jeffreybenner wrote:Are we sure this isn't just an anti-trance-camp position masquerading as opposition to commercialism?
No. If it was I would not have sent the invite to post your concerns in this topic.
is ePlaya only for "official" "approved" Burning Man events?
Are other forms of alternative culture allowed, encouraged, nourished? If not, what exactly is the point of Burning Man? I thought freedom of expression meant the ability to form all new forms of community, not just those that bear a "Burn" label.
Chai Guy wrote:A for-profit event by "burners" for "burners" would seem to violate the TOS IMHO, regardless of how you marketed it, and regardless of how much or how little profit was expected to be realized.
Chai Guy wrote:More often than not, amazon.com operates at a loss, should they be allowed to advertise here?
Chai Guy wrote:So this is what I'm asking, what should the criteria be?
jeffreybenner wrote:I'm mostly responding in that vein to the "rave shit" comment made by another poster, and I am sure that some feel the original post was inappropriate primarily because it is not their brand of alternative culture, not just due to the "commerce" angle. Or maybe they thought I was some random individual spamming eplaya.
Again I repeat that I got into the effort of organizing psy trance because I was inspired by Burning Man, and wanted to create alternative culture closer to home. I feel I should not have to drive to Nevada every year to experience edge society and meet gifted and creative people. Psy has a way of bonding people that is easily portable across the continent.
I just want to point out that, Burning Man is built out of dreams and vision but also out of money, like everything else in our society. Just because within its boundaries flourishes a gift economy does not mean there is not massive capitalist style fund raising, wheeling and dealing, behind the scenes.
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