Bob wrote:gyre wrote:A newspaper I worked on ran a pictorial of highly popular, overly hip night spots with people posed as hookers and one with a drunk lying in the gutter in front.
There were some complaints.
The Black Rock Gazette? Didn't they just boilerplate everything months ahead of time?
kitoconnell wrote:A Burner Lexicon on Civic Responsibility:
I'm still looking for guest opinions on the principles, particularly on Gifting, Communal Effort, or Radical Self-Reliance but also Decommodification or on any of the others.
gyre wrote:It applies to everything, but especially to art.
Art is the act of looking at something in a new way.
This applies to the viewer as well as the creator.
There are jewels in all sorts of nooks and crannies in the city.
Many are missed.
Seek those out.
Let the artists know when they get it right.
Sometimes it's more kind to let them know when they aren't understood, than say nothing.
Help other spectators understand how it all works.
Just like art, it isn't all intuitive.
The biggest thanks I ever got at burning man wasn't for working somewhere, but for visiting someone's project early in the week.
They recognized me later in the week.
I'm not sure what I said or if I made suggestions, though I might have.
Many artists feel lost in all the big stuff out there.
The artists of the big stuff need honest responses too.
Play the games.
See the show.
Take the ride.
Sometimes the least flashy presentations are the best things out there.
Everyone needs good spectators for their projects.
Not part of this, but learn when to drop your plans and realize you're in the best place you could be.
Born to burn
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