Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

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Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:51 pm

...and where can I find a picture of it?

There's a necklace I've seen burners wear that's not The Man iconography, but a series of concentric, off center circles meant to represent Black Rock City. The largest circle for the perimeter, another for the Temple radius. One for The Man radius and a smaller one for the center camp area. My various and lengthy attempts to use image search engines has failed me.

I like this symbol, as I've never found The Man aesthetically appealing.

How can I find out what its called or at least find an image of it. It seems to have disappeared from people's jewelry collections.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:21 pm

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Just a guess?
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:00 pm

[i]That's it![/i]

Thank you. Now I must read about this Cleu thing.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:02 pm

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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby Bob » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:06 pm

It's like a clew, vaguely.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:08 pm

two rive clew?

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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby jkisha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:12 pm

And you find that snowman in a circle more aesthetically appealing than the man? :shock: :?: :?
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:13 pm

http://www.reddit.com/r/BurningMan/comm ... it_called/

Thanks all. I'm a little disappointed with the answers I found. But its nice to have them.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:17 pm

Yeah, really just don't like the man. But then I've never really figured out how to get interested in Burning Man either, despite going six times and building some weird stuff. Burning Man just makes me lonely and bored for ten to fifteen days. I do like the building stuff, the art, and the desert. Thunderdome is pretty fun.
Just not the overwhelming raunchy kitch and the unfriendliness.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby jkisha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:21 pm

Hmmm, if I felt that way I wouldn't bother to ever go again. You must be a glutton for punishment.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:23 pm

My wife and a friend really enjoy it. So I kept trying. To the point of building a 70 person camp with dome and stripper cage, etc. etc.
I'm done now. They've been going without me a couple years now.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby jkisha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:25 pm

That makes perfect sense.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby The CO » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:03 am

Bob wrote:It's like a clew, vaguely.


Well, in rigging a clew is load bearing & rated. Dunno about jewelry.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby BBadger » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:12 am

It kind of reminds me of some forms of tangent (kissing) circles.
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby thirt33n » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:49 am

ajslater-

i am curious...nowadays...when your wife and her friend roll away home in their ball of dust....how do you feel and what do you do with your time?
I imagine quite a sense of peace knowing that i'd be at home, alone, with a shower and all the water i wanted and no one to bug me while i did my creative work in peace without several hours of driving, set up and such...

just struck me as an interesting situation
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby ajslater » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:06 am

Oh I feel great. They really enjoy it and are having a good ole time with whatever it is they do. I've not really hung out with either of them on the playa all too much. People tend to run off their sperate ways.

They also don't really camp together anymore. My wife goes with another posse of her mad friends (formerly the Virgitarians http://aj.slater.net/virgitarians/, who you likely have not heard of) and my buddy is more or less now the de-facto head of The Department of Spontaneous Combustion http://spontaneousfire.com/ (who you may have heard of, big fire trikes, lots of propane, FLG intersections).
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Re: Black Rock City Circles Symbol. What's it called?

Postby thirt33n » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:32 am

that's cool. i personally love my "alone" time at home.
good for you guys.
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