A Burner Lexicon

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Postby gyre » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:33 am

Real world paper.

TGI friday had little sense of humour about it.

We got some crank calls.

These were full page shots.
You could miss the guy in the gutter completely.
It's not like those clubs don't have hookers.
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Postby gyre » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:35 am

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?

Where would the gutter be on the playa anyway?
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Civic Responsibility

Postby kitoconnell » Wed May 04, 2011 3:19 pm

A Burner Lexicon on Civic Responsibility:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-civicresponsibility/


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.
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Postby Abigail J » Wed May 18, 2011 10:14 am

You forgot 'sand job'.
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Postby kitoconnell » Wed May 18, 2011 12:14 pm

Define 'sand job' for me. :)
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Re: Civic Responsibility

Postby graidawg » Wed May 18, 2011 12:26 pm

kitoconnell wrote:A Burner Lexicon on Civic Responsibility:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-civicresponsibility/


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.


Hi kit, C.F.M. put up a post in another thread of halcyon's take on gifting, which i think is brilliant but being utterly useless at both search and posting things like you tube vids i thought i would mention in the hope someone finds it for me - actually i shall go look bear with me please
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Postby graidawg » Wed May 18, 2011 12:30 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naqEr2-7b7E[/youtube]


woo hoo! found it some great quotes in here!
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Postby kitoconnell » Wed May 18, 2011 1:37 pm

Thanks very much for that!
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On A Mission

Postby kitoconnell » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:46 pm

On A Mission: http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-onamission/

Also for those that care, my Burning Flipside 2011 write up:
http://kitoconnell.com/burningflipside-2011/
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:54 pm

Be a good spectator.
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Postby kitoconnell » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:16 pm

How would this catch phrase be used?
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:15 pm

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.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:05 pm

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.


Really good post Gyre!
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:16 pm

Thanks, Illy.

It's just how I've always behaved with artists.


I often get in big fights with them, because I know absolutely nothing about art.
Later I often get asked my opinion, because they know I won't bullshit them if I don't like something.
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Postby kitoconnell » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:19 pm

Gyre, I'd like to quote you in the lexicon when I talk about Participation and 'No Spectators'. Is this OK with you? :) If so send me a short bio in private message, too, if you like.
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:24 pm

Sure.



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Born to burn
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Postby Scatter42 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:47 pm

A wonderfully succinct bio if ever - you win!
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:17 pm

Thanks.


I hope I was clear that I mean to refer to evry kind of interactive camp out on the playa.
I could rewrite if I need to.
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Chasing Ghosts

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:46 am

A Burner Lexicon on Chasing Ghosts:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-chasingghosts/
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:50 am

where's MegaVolt? I coulda SWORN i just heard him.
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
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Postby kitoconnell » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:52 am

Exactly:)
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Esplanade

Postby kitoconnell » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:20 pm

Today on A Burner Lexicon, Esplanade:
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-esplanade/
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:52 am

spacewalk. spacewalking.

the act of going deep playa, usually during a night with little or no moon, and generally under the influence of some hallucinogen, and probably naked, as to become one with the stars. Because of the non-distinct horizon of the blackness, you feel like you're walking thru space.

"where's bob?"

"dude, he ripped off all of his clothes and went on a spacewalk".
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Postby Sail Man » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:04 am

gyre wrote:Sure.



Bio:

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Born to burn




Nice, Just don't tell Paul Addis. :wink:
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks for the suggestion, simon!
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby illy dilly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:35 pm

Here is an example of your project being put to use

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=42029
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Safety Third

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:14 am

A Burner Lexicon on Safety Third
http://kitoconnell.com/lexicon-safety3rd/
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby poplopo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:55 pm

I would just like to say, as a newbie, that this Lexicon is awesome for both research and entertainment purposes, and I'm very grateful you're putting it together . :)
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby kitoconnell » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:46 pm

Thank you!
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Re: A Burner Lexicon

Postby graidawg » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:33 am

new word of the year.

Blamestorming. The result of non-burners that failed to get a ticket in time trying to find someone else than themselves to blame, I imagine it will have other applications but its to good a word not to add.
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