Welcome back e-Playa, I missed you!

Welcome back e-Playa, I missed you!

Postby Bronwen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:47 am

This is just a little HELLO to all the e-Burners out there. I am so excited e-Playa is back up I can barely stop hopping up and down long enough to type!

Pirate radio station guy and potential e-playa camp persons, feel free to email me
I got IDEAS! And a camp of empty structures just waiting for crazy folks to join us. We may even be able to design structures especially for your concept.

Yay for e-Playa!! :D
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Postby Badger » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:52 am

We may even be able to design structures especially for your concept.


Hopefully not in the same color as that font you're using.
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Postby joel the ornery » Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:37 pm

Badger wrote:
We may even be able to design structures especially for your concept.


Hopefully not in the same color as that font you're using.


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Postby Bronwen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:39 pm

What? You dont like the violet?! I am crushed! It was my plan to do an entirely violet camp and force everyone who entered to strip and be painted the same colour so we could have a purple camouflage experience. Now my dreams are dashed...
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Postby alsmusic » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:57 pm

Ignore that curmudgeon with the bazooka. He has forgotten that BM is all about making people's eyes hurt.

Okay, so what's your plan? I have a BIG piece of canvas in the form of a ~100' circle around my tower that needs decorating. Just so long as your plan includes space for my newsroom message-kiosk, and a 100lb propane tank (that I hope someone can bring) I'm easy.

Oh, and we'll want to leave room for the deaf-mute disco, too, won't we?
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Postby Chai Guy » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:40 pm

He has forgotten that BM is all about making people's eyes hurt


Here I thought it was all about "radical self expression",

no wait, umm... "art"?

No, now it's "community", right?
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Postby Zane5100 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:44 pm

Chai Guy wrote:
He has forgotten that BM is all about making people's eyes hurt


Here I thought it was all about "radical self expression",

no wait, umm... "art"?

No, now it's "community", right?


I thought it was just a fucking camping trip.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:47 pm

Zane5100 wrote:
Chai Guy wrote:
He has forgotten that BM is all about making people's eyes hurt


Here I thought it was all about "radical self expression",

no wait, umm... "art"?

No, now it's "community", right?


I thought it was just a *ucking camping trip.


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Postby Alex_uk » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:16 pm

urm well you can paint me purple :)
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Postby Bronwen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:27 pm

Thanks Alex! I would love to paint you purple. Then we could roll you all around Al's canvas thingy and make body art!

Al, you got a picture you can send me of this monstrocity of yours?

Zane & Chai, you'll be happy to know this "temporary communal living experiment and arts festival" can be whatever the hell you want it to be. So knock yourselves out.

And for those of you expressing discrimination against purple, I have, especially for your benefit, used green this time. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice.
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Postby spectabillis » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:31 pm

Bronwen wrote: I have, especially for your benefit, used green this time. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice.


Green?!

You capitalist pig, how dare you bring that commercialist money evil at Burningman!



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Postby Badger » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:50 pm

And for those of you expressing discrimination against purple, I have, especially for your benefit, used green this time. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice.


At least you're using a color that exists in nature.
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Postby Bronwen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:39 pm

Badger, are you telling me those beautiful purple climbing flowers outside my apartment are FAKE? You really know how to kill a girl's delusions. Darn, and I was so sure those were real too... And the roses I saw at the park the other day. I guess I should have learned from Alice in Wonderland that the Queen can have those things painted at will. I am going off to sob into my cocoa now....
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Postby Bronwen » Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:40 pm

Badger, are you telling me those beautiful purple climbing flowers outside my apartment are FAKE? You really know how to kill a girl's delusions. Darn, and I was so sure those were real too... And the roses I saw at the park the other day. I guess I should have learned from Alice in Wonderland that the Queen can have those things painted at will. I am going off to sob into my cocoa now....

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Postby Tancorix » Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:55 pm

Now that post made me smile....but I'll leave it at that.
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Postby alsmusic » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:30 am

[quote="Bronwen"]Thanks Alex! I would love to paint you purple. Then we could roll you all around Al's canvas thingy and make body art!

Al, you got a picture you can send me of this monstrocity of yours?


And which monstrocity is that?

Oh yes, Aich! The canvas! Poor choice of words, i'm afraid. I was speaking of a *virtual* canvas. No pix cause it doesn't exist yet. "Blank" because the only part of the plan that's certain is the 50' or so of tower in the middle of a circle defined by space it's not a good idea to sleep in (in case wind/gravity wins), and the various stuff required to hold the tower up. (yellow is probably worse than purple, by the way.)

Since this "fall-zone" shouldn't have tents/etc. in it, it I'm thinking it would make a nice place to DO other kinds of artsy and/or communal things.

I'm not so good at artsy. I'm spending all my money on infrastructure, and hoping other people will want to make it pretty. The tower, electronics, and transportation of same are going to be about all my cashflow can manage, and setting up/running the radio station will require most of my time.

Got a mile of twine and a bunch of strings of xmas lights? If the power situation gets taken care of, this could be the center-support for a pretty neat little canopy of lights.

It could serve as a marvelous landmark for "events" -- easily among the tallest structures in BRC. I have some blinky lamps that I'll mount inside top to bottom, and maybe a big red spinny light for the top (if the power is there to run it.) that ought to attract truck drivers for miles!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:25 am

Badger wrote:
And for those of you expressing discrimination against purple, I have, especially for your benefit, used green this time. I hope you appreciate my sacrifice.


At least you're using a color that exists in nature.


Amethyst.
Lilac.
Violet.
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Postby Bronwen » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:05 am

Al, it sounds like you have a structure that could work in our camp (assuming we can get funding to build a camp - we're working on it). If you'd be willing to put the tower close to the front of the camp rather than the middle of a circle, it could work out well. We definitely have the "arty" side of things down as long as your tower meets whatever BM requirements there are, and the noise stuff etc. Since we're on spring break right now, and the concept was developed during finals, we are still in the very preliminary stages, but here is a pic of the initial brainstorm for camp layout. You can see there would be an area to the left or right ideal for a large tower. Wouldnt it be cool to put up canvas breaks around it, which would serve to keep people away from it (you know they're going to want to climb the thing otherwise) AND give us space to do some wild night-glow painting. (?)

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As for the power situation, we have been debating how we want to set this up for the entire camp. We're considering generators, but we absolutely HATE them, so my husband has been looking into building wind turbines or something. Would you be in a position to work with him on that? Do you have any experience with such a thing? Of course, if we could get esplanade space none of this would matter because we could hook into the grid. However, I dont think that it would be quite as much fun or require invention on our part. Since we're architecture students, overcoming hurdles and inventing stuff is right up our tree!

Also, please tell me more about your deaf-mute disco idea. I'd love to hear, in detail, what you've got in mind. If you'd like to email me rather than keep this conversation on the boards, my email address is in my sig. line! ':mrgreen:'
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Postby zorro sings » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:30 am

Even if you were to get an Esplanade space I am afraid you would find that a"power grid"won't be waiting for you.Think Center Camp is only area so blessed.Even though you hate generators you might look into the Honda Eu line.Incredibly quiet.Good luck
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Postby Bronwen » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:12 pm

HI Zorro!

Thanks for the tip on the Honda generators. My husband had mentioned those so we'll check them out if the wind thing is a failure. I believe there is some sort of power source for camps on the Esplanade though. I recently did some reading about BM ("This is Burning Man" by Brian Doherty) in which the availability -or lack of- power was discussed in some detail. However, it seems like it would be more challenging and worthy of BM if we could use "green" power we generated ourselves. We'll see how close to reality the ideals can come! Hehehe
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Postby tisha2 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:31 pm

hiya sweetie.

gotta tell ya that bm does not offer power to theme camps. even on the esplanade. only bm camps get bm power (info, cafe, dmv, etc.)

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Postby stuart » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:39 pm

tisha's got it right. I have been on the eplanade for a couple of years and never tapped into no grid. Maybe I'm just a fucking idiot though.
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Postby tisha2 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:44 pm

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Postby buckethead alien » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:00 pm

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.
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Postby Bronwen » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:44 pm

For Buckethead: http://www.funnyjunk.com/pages/coconuts.htm

Thanks for putting me straight on the power issue, Tisha and Stuart. I must have remembered incorrectly. Guess there's a first time for everything! (*snort*)

Now I've got that silly coconuts song in my head! This is not helpful...
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Postby stuart » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:29 pm

hey babe!
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:13 pm

The only theme camp I know of who gets power from the grid is Hotwheels. That's due to Mr. Fixit's extraordinary contribution to help mobilize the specially abled on the playa. Speaking of which, he needs your help locating parts and scrap/broken/working electric wheelchairs for this noble cause. You can PM him and he will be grateful for your help.
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Postby Bronwen » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:37 pm

*choke* My mutant vehicle name is TUBBY! NOOOOOO.....

How does one get involved with Mr. Fixit's assisting of those who need it? I would be interested in volunteering some time. Working with the disabled is one of the areas I want to specialise in (architecture --> retrofitting buildings). And since I'm in San Diego, what do I do with the wheelchair parts if I get some? If it's doable, I'll start my quest.
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Postby Rian Jackson » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:07 pm

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