2006 theme?

Postby gladeye » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:57 am

I have a few theme ideas. One is CHILD'S PLAY and would allow people to play up childhood regression fantasies, do lots of toy related things. Imagine a giant jungle gym or tinker toy construction out on the playa.

My other theme idea was MASSAGE. Maybe we wouldn't get the best art, but we could all give and get (always, give first!) lots of massages.

Finally, I have the theme name MAN VERSUS INSECT, but no concept behind it yet.
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Postby mars » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:32 pm

gladeye wrote:

Finally, I have the theme name MAN VERSUS INSECT, but no concept behind it yet.


I guess that means Insect wins!

I vote for:

Through the Eyes of a Child
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Time Machine
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Postby unjonharley » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:47 pm

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Postby mars » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:07 pm

unjonharley wrote:Bugs are nice people.


Some people bug me.
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Postby Dusty Pony » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:07 pm

OH! Animals and/or insects would be AWESOME! I would be in heaven.

Another good idea that I saw floating around on Tribe was simply LOVE - hey, our world certainly needs a lot of that right now- and it's a very broad term.

OK, and I'll put in a second for Wild Bill's Hoe Down. I'm a sucker for anything to do with horses! : )
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How about "2050" as a theme?

Postby GingerBoy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:34 am

[b]How about "2050" as a theme?[/b]

We could then all do stuff related to the (not too distant) future that we either fear, dream of, aspire too, demand, imagine, etc.

Is educational in some ways - as it gets us to think of what the world may look/be like if left to roll along on the tracks already laid out for it. Maybe we'll all be underwater - maybe we'll be under ice - maybe creativity will be banned - maybe dreams monitored - maybe there will be a spiritual revolution... Who knows...

Just simply fun in others - as a very open theme. I'd personally be going all space age. Was thinking of creating a bar at the end of the universe, complete with alien staff and music by Vangelis. Open only at sunset and sunrise...

So I guess i'd be keen to have a theme that makes me think of/explore things that I'd otherwise not think of. Something meaningful - yet at the same time open to not being meaningful and just being fun.

Can't wait to find out. I know in my heart that any theme will be OK though - the interpretation is left to us after all... (Though the 'hat's' one sounds a little narrow :])
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Postby CagedKitty » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:22 am

I think it's time for burningman to make fun of itself. Challenge people's defenses, by making the theme "Offensive" or something everyone there has become hypersensitive to. Maybe "Squirting Water", "Spectator" or "For Sale".
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:39 am

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Re: 2006 theme?

Postby MoisturePup » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:34 pm

Dork wrote:Come on guys.. SOMEONE here knows what the theme is going to be next year. Maybe not the full detail, but at least the general idea. Cough it up!


I was told be somebody in the know that this year the man will be on the ground and will have a globe on his back that will spin and that people can climb into.
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Re: 2006 theme?

Postby unjonharley » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:02 pm

MoisturePup wrote:
I was told be somebody in the know that this year the man will be on the ground and will have a globe on his back that will spin and that people can climb into.


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Re: 2006 theme?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:13 pm

unjonharley wrote:
MoisturePup wrote:
I was told be somebody in the know that this year the man will be on the ground and will have a globe on his back that will spin and that people can climb into.


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No no, The Thinker is the one w/a globe not the "stinker".
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WILD THINGS

Postby Phoenix9S » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:29 am

Another vote (maybe mine only counts partially as a first-timer in 2006) for monsters (or- WILD THINGS!). Sounds like a really neat theme! :)

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Postby kilngod » Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:07 pm

Atlas shrugged?

Theme = Gods and Demons?

I am ready.

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2006 Theme

Postby veleda » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:10 pm

I think "Gods and Demons" would be a total blast! .. maybe "MYTH" as a theme.

Intellect is way way too close to Psyche. It would seem like a repeat..
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Postby taoofpoo » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:46 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the forum and new to Burning Man! My best friend told me I HAVE to go this year and from what I've heard and investigated, it looks pretty damn cool.

So anyhow, even though I've never been, I thought I'd pitch in my two cents.

I like the Honky Tonk Ho Down idea. Yeeee haaaaww!
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:49 pm

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Re: 2006 Theme

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:45 pm

veleda wrote:I think "Gods and Demons" would be a total blast! .. maybe "MYTH" as a theme.

Intellect is way way too close to Psyche. It would seem like a repeat..
And "Gods and Demons" is different from "Beyond Belief" how?
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Postby Zona » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:04 pm

I know the theme....I can"t say though, as I fear I might ruin it for you, and I hope that you will have more fun guessing what it is.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:47 am

Sorry Zona, I'll have no fun guessing. I find this whole theme business sort of like those stickers on the Publisher's Clearing House Give Away, a way to make you feel like you're involved and have power when it's really all a scam...

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Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:22 am

And.. if we knew the theme early enough we could plan around it, concoct ways to subvert it, or (gads) start planning art to be in accordance with it.

Of course, there are those of us who don't *need* an officially sponsored theme to come up with art for the event. Just thought I'd mention that...

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Postby Lorgasm » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:53 am

Last night, while alone with my thoughts, I was thinking of themes. I was thinking about body parts. You must admit, we all had our giggles that one year when we partied and camped out on Uranus! Just a thought.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:55 pm

It's already decided.
Nothing you can do about it.
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Postby Lorgasm » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:59 pm

Oh...cmon...pretty please???

I've got special treats for you.....
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Postby ravenluv » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:23 pm

tonight the voices in god's head are telling me the theme will be 'magic' if that is what i desire. all i need to do, say the voices, is majestically proclaim some choice incantations and presto, thy will be done and so forth. i'll let you know if i get around to it.

meanwhile, i'm thinking of a theme between abstract and zeno....
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Uhh... I don't think its a secret anymore is it?

Postby Patamon » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:13 pm

Its "Hope and Fear"

Art Deco, Stalinist Stuff, Man Rises and Falls based on how hopefull and fearfull the city is (Voting terminals).

blah blah blah

That is all.

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Hope & Fear: THE FUTURE

Postby retropsycho » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:51 pm

Patamon wrote:Its "Hope and Fear"

Art Deco, Stalinist Stuff, Man Rises and Falls based on how hopefull and fearfull the city is (Voting terminals).

blah blah blah

That is all.


No, that's is not all. It's a lot, but that's not all. You completely left off the main theme. Hope and Fear is a supertitle, the thing that qualifys how the main subject will be addressed. Art deco and Soviet mondern to be addressed via parody.

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Re: Hope & Fear: THE FUTURE

Postby Tiahaar » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:39 pm

retropsycho wrote:Hope & Fear: THE FUTURE

This actually sounds like a possible truth...would be a great theme.
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Re: Uhh... I don't think its a secret anymore is it?

Postby the_iconoclast » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:27 am

Patamon wrote:Its "Hope and Fear"

Art Deco, Stalinist Stuff, Man Rises and Falls based on how hopefull and fearfull the city is (Voting terminals).

blah blah blah

That is all.

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Postby robotland » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:01 am

I had another one of my weird Burning Man dreams the other night...One detail that I remember clearly was holding and commenting on a BM 2006 ticket, which bore a large, dark picture of a sprawling mansion and the word "Mansions" in large Roman text. I was reminded a little bit of the Disney Haunted Mansion, or possibly the creepy plantation house from The Skeleton Key.
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Re: Hope & Fear: THE FUTURE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:08 am

Tiahaar wrote:
retropsycho wrote:Hope & Fear: THE FUTURE

This actually sounds like a possible truth...would be a great theme.

Possible street names
Angst/Anziety/Anticipation
Bated Breath
????
Dread
Expectations
Fear/Forward Looking
G???
Hope

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