I just read this article in the NY Times and I thought it was interesting:
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Does anyone have one of these things and take it to the playa? If not I think it would be really great to make a small space out on the playa with a dreammachine in it and instructions or a supervisor.
Validity of mass media jokes aside, having this article in the NY Times lends a little more credence to this machine than it would have otherwise. In my mind anyway. Plus I like the author and his take on it.
In 2002 I wandered across a great little sea-shell looking structure deep out on the playa that you had to lift up the end to let yourself in, and it was filled with a variety of religious idols of all creeds. It would fit maybe 6 people sitting down. It was great, and so was the conversation with all who happened in. It was one of the highlights of my week. Anyway, I think a space like that with a dreammachine would be a real contribution to the event.
They cost min. $500, not to mention the cost for the space to put it in - a but steep for me this year alone because I've been saving for a seperate project, but I'd love to get something going. Anyone interested in joining forces to make this happen? Send me a personal message if so.