Fertility?

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

Fertility?

Postby David M » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:21 am

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Here's the theme for BurningMan 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6166378535/The head scratching will begin now
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Re: Fertility?

Postby David M » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:25 am

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Re: Fertility?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:38 am

Looks like bubbles...
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Re: Fertility?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:56 am

I can't find a notice on the main site, and I don't have a new JRS in my email.

Neither of which means anything...
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Rice » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:06 pm

David M wrote:danger_ranger Danger Ranger
Here's the theme for BurningMan 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6166378535/The head scratching will begin now
26 minutes ago


I highly doubt that Danger Ranger would let something like this slip out... That photo was published on September 20, 2011. It certainly looks like it is related to the 2011 burn.

There is no official announcement of this so-called theme. So, your theme is just speculation.

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Re: Fertility?

Postby David M » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:10 pm

stretch80 wrote:
David M wrote:danger_ranger Danger Ranger
Here's the theme for BurningMan 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6166378535/The head scratching will begin now
26 minutes ago


I highly doubt that Danger Ranger would let something like this slip out... That photo was published on September 20, 2011. It certainly looks like it is related to the 2011 burn.

There is no official announcement of this so-called theme. So, your theme is just speculation.

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Not really speculating, just posting what I saw.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Rice » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:21 pm

David M wrote:danger_ranger Danger Ranger
Here's the theme for BurningMan 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6166378535/The head scratching will begin now
26 minutes ago


Well, that certainly is interesting. I failed to check out the twitter post as well.

Ok, I swear the powers-that-be at BM headquarters have lost their collective minds...

I think most long-time burners are losing their marbles over all of the changes that 2012 have brought us!!!

It would be cool if the BM website reflected Danger Ranger's tweet (assuming that is him). Until the website or JRS says it, it is still just speculation in my eyes.

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Knotch » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:13 pm

I'm still waiting for the JRS to confirm but here's a little more evidence with a photo and caption from Autumnal Gathering in SF last night : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:30 pm

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Rice » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:32 pm

Knotch wrote:I'm still waiting for the JRS to confirm but here's a little more evidence with a photo and caption from Autumnal Gathering in SF last night : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater


Hmmm, interesting.....

The fog appears to be lifting. (maybe, unofficially;))
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:43 pm

"THOU SHALT NOT SPILL THY SEED ON FALLOW GROUND"

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:25 pm

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Re: Fertility?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:29 pm

note to self...stock up on pickles, ice cream, twix bars and raw liver for the anemic girls.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby chiefdanfox » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:52 pm

David M wrote:danger_ranger Danger Ranger
Here's the theme for BurningMan 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6166378535/The head scratching will begin now
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I am pretty sure that is supposed to be an Alka-Seltzer fizzing away at the bottom of a glass of water.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby Bob » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:06 pm

That map was cropped -- here's the key that originally went with it:

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Eric » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:07 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:"THOU SHALT NOT SPILL THY SEED ON FALLOW GROUND"


I will get a boy pregnant or die trying.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby ygmir » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:29 pm

Eric wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:"THOU SHALT NOT SPILL THY SEED ON FALLOW GROUND"


I will get a boy pregnant or die trying.


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Re: Fertility?

Postby RedHeaven » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:17 pm

All that means to me is I bring extra saran wrap and duct tape this round.
Also, maybe my pot belly will be in fashion for a change.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby maryanimal » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:24 pm

I read of the new theme in my FB.

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Burning Man's Larry Harvey addresses the multitudes at last night's Artumnal Gathering fundraiser for the Black Rock Arts foundation, held at the gorgeous Bently Reserve in San Francisco. He also announced the theme for 2012: Fertility 2.0, presumably the result of much protracted headscratching under that famous Stetson. But once again I think Larry's nailed the zeitgeist of the day: with Planet Earth sagging under the weight of 7 billion humans, indeed we need a new idea of Be Fruitful.
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Re: Fertility?

Postby T4NK » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:01 pm

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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:01 pm

OMFG....this is gonna be SO CUTE!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:04 pm

You could always combine Fertility 2.0 and the lottery and get something that spawns many eggs and see which live...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:33 pm

Ishtar, oh Ishtar...
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Re: Fertility?

Postby tamarakay » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Is this for real or is Larry just messing with us?
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Postby Knotch » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:55 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:Ishtar, oh Ishtar...



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Re: Fertility?

Postby RedHeaven » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:03 pm

I think the theme feels right. This is a fertile time for Burning Man, time to spread the vibes all over the planet duuude!
Seems natural after a Rite of Passage to be fertile.

I like the feminine touch to the theme. Been lots of Yangy wangy themes, time for some yin, hippies.

The 2.0 gives it some kind of modern edge, not so old tymey nature. Although all I think about these days when I see a number like that is Tosh.0. haha

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Re: Fertility?

Postby Knotch » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:09 pm

and also 2.0 distinguishes from the original Fertility theme chosen for 1997.


RedHeaven wrote:I think the theme feels right. This is a fertile time for Burning Man, time to spread the vibes all over the planet duuude!
Seems natural after a Rite of Passage to be fertile.

I like the feminine touch to the theme. Been lots of Yangy wangy themes, time for some yin, hippies.

The 2.0 gives it some kind of modern edge, not so old tymey nature. Although all I think about these days when I see a number like that is Tosh.0. haha

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Re: Fertility?

Postby clerkkent » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:31 pm

Burning Man theme sequels? Can we look forward to 'The Future 2.0" "Green Man Jr." and the "New American Dream"?
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