Will the Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?

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Postby Box Burner » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:44 pm

Cheezuz folks... The answer is still 42!
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Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:33 am

Hmmm...

I'm glad AG, yon member of the exec. board, is taking the time to be a part of this - yeah, it's a rare thing. First time in the dozen or so gigs I've been a part of that I've seen someone so high enter dialogue with the common folk. No joke. Most could care less what we (the lower echelons and attendees) think, and unless we're toadies, apologists, or buttkissers, have no time for us.

The truth is that in most places (Yeah - even this one) a lot of the upper echelons look at us participants and volunteers and labor that pull the event off as scum and ignorant, no matter what history or talents they bring to the table. They forget that before they got involved they brought their stuff to the table, someone gave *them* a chance. Too bad they 'd rather not give that chance to others. Seen events freaking die from that.

That someone is actually talking to you... even if its a message ya don't wanna hear... be freaking grateful.

Not being an apologist - just remarking on something unusual, unique, and decent about a small part of this here gig. What's so f***ing bad about that?

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GREEN MAN PAVILION An Open Invitation to Artists, Innovators

Postby DaBomb » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:40 am

In response to several inquiries regarding the original Green Man Pavilion invitation, I've posted it to my blog below:

http://tinyurl.com/yovg8m

Any further discussion, please PM.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:13 pm

I would like to personally thank Larry for the response. But I do have a few good suggestions on your reply:

1- your post is too long for the average eplayan. so make it concise and under twenty five word or less: under twenty five letters is actually better!

2- never blame yourself. That is why you pay for employees- better yet blame Badger.

3- I think the non-commercial advertising is out of date and prevents BM from getting alot of cool swag. The Swag should be handed out at the gate as you enter- this will keep the greeters from groping use when we drive in even though they say they are looking for illegal contraband. Companies that sell lots of alcohol should be the main focus, but cattle ranches should also be tapped. We got all that excess no mans land outside the perimeter and they can corral their beef there. this way it can be served really fresh especially after the burn to recycle all that lost heat energy from the really hot coals.

4- lets market the event to a sports league: NFL Man 2009! Woo Hoo or Nascar 2010 Fucking A- cars doing 200 in the outside perimeter dodging cattle!

But again Larry, thank you for responding. I always knew in my heart you would never sell us out!

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Postby lapeer20m » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:23 pm

I don't see what the big deal is with having "commercial" companies without logos providing technology/infrastructure to the playa.

ARE YOU BLIND? Who has been to the playa and doesn't know that diesel generators that create electricity for center camp are provided by CATPOWER (catepillar) or that the porta potties are not provided and taken care of by johnny on the spot? These are two huge pieces of infrastructure that are handled by companies that have their logos plainly visible.

if a company wants to donate infrastructure and not have their logo on it, isn't that actually a better system?
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:42 pm

I belietve that the Larry bmorg after all a lesson has been learnt here.

1- that we shouldn't mess with the Man's tradition! People love it as it is. Larry and Bmorg might find that boring and stiffeling to their some of their creativity.
2- that the Man and what lies within the center of the area surrounding area is sacred ground.
3- the involvement of new technology is a good idea, but if it can't remain within the limits of expressive art. Then it is best not to include it as a major draw. Otherwords if it can't WOW us or make us think that's really COOOOL!, then it should NOT be given a center stage under the man but somewhere else like a area near center camp.
4- you can't change the world without changing the rules. That meaning I leave as open ended question?

People are creatures more of habit then trend setters and playans are no more different then the rest no matter how radical we think we are.

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Postby Alchemy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:11 pm

Chai Guy wrote:I personally don't think what they said is really the issue per se. I'm more concerned about:

Who needs branding?



So they're not allowed to display their logos, but who cares, you're taking care of the advertising for them!


YEAH!! DUH!!
Didnt think of THAT did you HIPPY!!!?
lol! :shock:
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Postby Steven bradford » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:24 pm

Somehow I missed all the fun protests against this outrage. What happened?
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Postby Kinetik V » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:32 am

What happened? A small group of people set up some very lame exhibits under the man. The arsonist came along, made his "statement" (cough, cough) and the exhibitors had no place to do their thing. This basically marked the end of the controversy.

Also it deserves to be noted that AG is expecting, she's pretty far along, and despite people's views on this controversy or any other she doesn't deserve ANYONE throwing shit at her. It's been happening on Tribe and it's just not right. Show some respect and leave her alone.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:01 am

Kinetic V wrote:Also it deserves to be noted that AG is expecting, she's pretty far along, and despite people's views on this controversy or any other she doesn't deserve ANYONE throwing shit at her. It's been happening on Tribe and it's just not right. Show some respect and leave her alone.


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Postby Barbie » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:37 am

And the Monkeys were GREAT (sosaystherandomholler) 8) 8) 8) :twisted:
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Postby DaBomb » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:14 pm

Alchemy wrote:
Chai Guy wrote:I personally don't think what they said is really the issue per se. I'm more concerned about:

Who needs branding?



So they're not allowed to display their logos, but who cares, you're taking care of the advertising for them!


YEAH!! DUH!!
Didnt think of THAT did you HIPPY!!!?
lol! :shock:


How viral.
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Re: Will the (drink) Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?

Postby moonrise » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:11 am

*<:) Thanks for the wheelchair access port-o-potties

(this is not a joke, it's genuine)

Gracias Amigo!

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Re: Will the (drink) Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?

Postby moonrise » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:25 am

[quote="larry"]The following post was intended as a response to an entry in the blog of Robert Kozinets entitled, Burning Man’s Sold Out! (http://kozinets.net/archives/25). I think my mini-essay may have overburdened his website. It wasn’t accepted, so I decided to post it here. You see, we really do care about the ePlayans!

Larry

Dear Robert,

Thank you for your thoughtful essay. Thanks also for the following statement, “I’ve been researching and writing about Burning Man with the permission of great people like Larry Harvey, Marian Goodell, Jim Graham, Lee Gilmore, and Jess Bobier for almost a decade (my first burn was 1999). I have never heard them talk about Burning Man as a brand.â€
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