UPDATE: It is going through the proper channels, and I thank ALL of you for all of your support and excitement.... I cannot wait for the clearest moment and skies ever..... at least moment if not skies.....
I have had this idea for a number of years... and would love some help
realizing it. With the advent of the Green Theme, I think it might be
time to put this together.
the forum seems to be down (at the time of writing this), but it is of no concern... I will retell exactly what I was thinking...
In response to the eco theme, I wanted to help create and foster a
moment of respect.. so to speak... to foster the community's
understanding that we are in a different world at burning man, but
need to come back to earth for a moment to show respect and love for
the planet. So if we can reconnect with the planet... at once, and
completely together... we can remember why we are at the burn, and
celebrating life in the first place.
Therefore... to help solidfy the connection of people together, as
well as with the earth... I suggest a massive and total power down at
about 11:00pm or midnight on thursday or friday... for about 5
minutes... so everyone can feel together, and bond and look up at the
clearest, darkest and most beautiful sky we have ever had the chance
to stand under... (and the only one we have had the chance to stand
under). SO.. everyone becomes an equal participant in the most all
encompassing moment at burning man... for us to come back to earth...
reconnect... and look up at the sky.. simply to realize what and who
Resultingly... everyone becomes a participant, having to work together
to turn off all the lights at the same time. Therefore you have the
largest art installation *EVER*... everyone participating, everyone
coming together at the same moment.... turning art into something that
creates community, bonds people, brings them out of their world (their
tent camp, their sonic stage... all of a suddent every boundary drops
and we are united under a veil of stars), and everyone into each
I like the idea. And it is much less damaging than the idea of
setting off an EMP, which I mused with for about 10 seconds. Beyond
not knowing how to build or operate one, I am sure all the electronic
damage would be lame lame lame, and that is very unburn of me to be
Contact me at your leisure. I have sent this out to a couple other
friends as well.