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Is the theme official yet?

Postby Icepack » Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:12 am

I've heard that mailings are starting to go out for ordering tickets etc. So I am assuming that the official theme has been decided. Is it "Vaults of Heaven"? Or was something else chosen?
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Postby Ivy » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:52 am

Since the brief blurb/synopsis about it appeared in the JRS a while ago, I'd venture it's safe to say that yes, it is offically the theme.
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:49 am

I got a hard copy of it "Vaults of Heaven" with the sentance that someone got from a good source, with the ticket flyer in the mail yesterday. If it gets any more official than that, it's beyond my ken.
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Postby robotland » Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:29 am

...what's this "ticket flyer" business? Are you on the mailing list for the firstestcheapest tix after you've gone once, or something? I want mail. I never get mail. poop. It's not fair. (lower lip fully extended.)
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:22 am

I have no idea what the "ticket flyer business" is. All I know is I've got one. Maybe it's because I'm a volenteer, or maybe it's because my Sweetie has been on the ESD "ops list" for the past couple of years. All I know is that I looked at it yesterday and went "Yup, Vaults of Heaven, well the rumors were right. Hm. But he/they/we did Space a few years ago. (Not that I was there.) If it were me I'd do something with giant paramecium. Yeah bacteria. Hm. Maybe 'The Invisible Revealed' Then we'd get ghosts too. That would be good. . ."
I didn't even know that I had any ideas for the theme until then. Which only goes to prove that not only are some people lucky by getting on this mailing list, but that some of those same people are SPOILED ROTTEN!!!
At least this flyer aint gonna be followed up by a dunning phone call--unlike most of my mail.
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Postby Cooky » Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:19 pm

Robotland,
From what I've experienced the annual ticket flyer goes out to people who have bought tickets in the past. I've noticed that I usually get mailings several days after those in the Bay Area and other parts west start talking about them. Takes awhile for these things to get across country...
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who's currently freezing in brutally cold Detroit waiting for the little ray of warmth that comes with the arrival of the annual BM flyer!
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Postby stuart » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:35 pm

it's offiscal sayeth the JRS

sorry to have ever doubted you badger
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Postby Badger » Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:04 pm

No prob Stuart.

You were probably just taking Trey's advice about not trusting a Ranger.
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Is there a specific reference that this theme is based on?

Postby juanicoheal » Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:56 pm

Hello :o Virgin speaking

I've noticed that past themes for the intangibles are based on something tangible - ie "The Body" "Floating World" "7 Ages"

What is "The Vaults of Heaven" refering to? Or are we just looking to the Skies above the playa?

HELP, I'm drowning in my own confusion.

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Postby Badger » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:16 pm

Dear Juanicoheal,

Try http://www.google.com and then run with it.

Or not.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:40 pm

vault of heaven


time travel orbit galaxy/s milkyway cosmos science sureal realms space worp quasars pulse supernoves stars planets physics life the sky life beyond
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Postby juanicoheal » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:42 pm

Try http://www.google.com and then run with it.


Hey Badger - I tried that and I get pages upon pages of Lyrics for some Android Void Rubber musical...... and adverts for godspell CD's

http://www.alltheweb.com doesn't give much more... :?

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Postby Isotopia » Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:06 pm

OK, maybe for starters, try this:

Definition: [n] the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected Synonyms: celestial sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, sphere, welkin See Also: apex, apex of the sun's way, celestial point, nadir, solar apex, surface, zenith, zodiac


Celestial Sphere = Vault of heaven...

Imagine the sky as a great, hollow, sphere surrounding the Earth. The stars are attached to this sphere---some bigger and brighter than others---which rotates around the stationary Earth roughly every 24 hours. Alternatively, you can imagine the stars as holes in the sphere and the light from the heavens beyond the sphere shines through those holes. This imaginary sphere is called the celestial sphere, and has a very large radius so that no part of the Earth is significantly closer to any given star than any other part. Therefore, the sky always looks like a great sphere centered on your position. The celestial sphere (and, therefore, the stars) appears to move westward---stars rise in the east and set in the west.

Even though it is now known that this ancient model of a stationary Earth is incorrect, you can still use this model because it is a convenient way to predict the motions of the stars and planets relative to a location on the Earth. A star's apparent brightness is actually determined by its distance, as well as, its physical size and temperature. It is also now known that the stars apparent motion around us is due to the Earth rotating once every 24 hours on its axis. The stars are stationary and the Earth rotates from west to east. This rotational motion makes the stars appear to move from east to west around us. The celestial sphere model is used by planetaria to simulate the night sky.



For a few ideas - not that I'm even suggesting you follow them.... try http://www.astronomynotes.com/history/chindex.htm

Follow the links. Read 'em all and take a shot at a few ideas of your own.

But for me the best visual summary that comes to mind is this...
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Postby Isotopia » Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:16 pm

<img src=http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics/Temporary/vaultofheaven.jpg>
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Postby Iago » Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:42 pm

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!! Does this mean Alien Abduction Camp will be back again??? Please, please, please........!
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Postby BlueBirdPoof » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:10 am

Hey Iso
Very good job on reading my mind before I even had the thought. That has to be the classic illustration of the idea--at least in the modern mind. I wonder if it dates from the time when it was literal, or if it expresses the first stirrings of doubt of the metaphor. . .
Any way, Thanks!
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Postby Badger » Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:15 pm

It was an illustration from a book about Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Chaucer completed the Tales in 1400 so the book about the book (and characters) was written sometime afterwards.

Some other cool woodcuts are here at: http://www.levity.com/%20alchemy/amcl_related_material.html
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Woodcut illustration

Postby ronski » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:55 pm

This picture is also used for the cover art for Goldschneider's The Secret Language of Birthdays book

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 07-4698242

Goldschneider uses what he calls "Personology", which is a blend of astrology, numerology, tarot, etc. Very nice book. If it's crap, it's at least elegant crap.

Hmm, maybe this theme does have legs....
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Re: Woodcut illustration

Postby BlueBirdPoof » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:02 pm

ronski wrote: If it's crap, it's at least elegant crap.

Hmm, maybe this theme does have legs....

Now I envision an elegant combo of a portajohn and one of those starwars machines with legs--crap with legs.

Just a mental flash.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:10 pm

OH! for heavens sakes
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cool link I found searching for "vault of heaven"

Postby zoeyburn » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:59 pm

http://www.angel-mask.com/starmask.htm

I too am seeking some inspiration...
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Postby Release Me » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:19 pm

The keys to the vaults of heaven may be found somewhere in .... :?
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Where are those dammed keys?

Postby Troy Van Berry » Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:38 pm

Release Me wrote:The keys to the vaults of heaven may be found somewhere in .... :?


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Re: cool link I found searching for "vault of heaven&qu

Postby sphene » Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:32 pm

zoeyburn wrote:http://www.angel-mask.com/starmask.htm

I too am seeking some inspiration...


They're pretty cool masks. I found those earlier when looking and then decided when I read the description that they might not react well to the playa environment. Very cool. I wish I had one for the upcoming http://www.mardigrasdetroit.com
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Postby retropsycho » Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:47 pm

robotland wrote:...what's this "ticket flyer" business? Are you on the mailing list for the firstestcheapest tix after you've gone once, or something? I want mail. I never get mail. poop. It's not fair. (lower lip fully extended.)


In the interest of fairness:

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Theme clarification from my staff meeting notes . . .

Postby retropsycho » Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:05 pm

XII. 2004 Theme The Vault of Heaven (Larry)

Larry was inspired by the Milky Way galaxy at the retreat and arrived at the theme, The Vault of Heaven [note it's Vault, singular] ; The ancients viewed the heavens as a great dome supported by pillars;
This year, the Man will stand atop a [CENSORED] called the [CENSORED] ;
The base of the [CENSORED] will house [CENSORED] [CENSORED];
Artists can submit proposals for [CENSORED] that will be created as [CENSORED] in each [CENSORED]; Groups can submit proposals for inhabiting each [CENSORED], outlining the [CENSORED], [CENSORED] and [CENSORED]; The group can manage the [CENSORED] as an [CENSORED]; The [CENSORED] will be for storage and preparation;
A 12 foot metal [CENSORED] will stand at the center of the [CENSORED];
Performers can display interactive [CENSORED] atop [CENSORED];
A [CENSORED] controlled by a [CENSORED] will be aimed at the [CENSORED]; Everyone will have to approve [CENSORED] to the [CENSORED].

I hope that clears a few things up.

More to come later.
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Postby retropsycho » Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:22 pm

Iago wrote:Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!! Does this mean Alien Abduction Camp will be back again??? Please, please, please........!


If you build it, they will . . . be probed anally.
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Good theme

Postby Tres » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:16 pm

We have not been into the past themes, but got into the theme fever last year. We were more connected and part of the community because of the participation. Enjoy.
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