This Year's theme sucks.

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.

Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby mish » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:33 am

Damn. I shoulda saved my uterus in a big glass jar. It coulda been the new Dicky.

So this year, if folks decide to have al fresco friskytime out in deep playa, can they argue when the cops bust them that they're just celebrating the theme? No? Damn.

OK, then, yeah...not thrilled with the theme either.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Foxfur » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:34 am

Gang, Mish. Mish, gang.
Ain't she sweet?
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby bubbavic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:18 am

Now that's an art project I can get behind. ;)
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Foxfur » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:48 am

For those who thought my gallon jar of pickled eggs were yucky, see two posts above...

Say, does anyone know what the installation with 6 - 7 raised platforms with comfy futon mattresses and billow fabric privacy curtains and a rotating mirrored heart in the center was named?
I'd like to suggest it to Mish for her frisky frolics.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby remi » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:54 am

Foxfur wrote:Gang, Mish. Mish, gang.
Ain't she sweet?


Very much so! I think this years theme supports playing laybia tag.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby tamarakay » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:57 am

remi wrote:
Foxfur wrote:Gang, Mish. Mish, gang.
Ain't she sweet?


Very much so! I think this years theme supports playing laybia tag.


Oh my god, i love you. This almost makes the theme ok lol
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Elderberry » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:00 am

I don't like the theme either. What is the theme, by the way?
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:02 am

It's odd, but even with the crappiest theme somebody comes up with a nice take on it.
For some reason from the Vault of Heaven year, I cherish that someone came up with "Fault of Kevin" and someone else "Pole Vault to Heaven." Don't underestimate the power of bored burners to come up with something absurd during the winter stay at home time.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:02 am

jkisha wrote:I don't like the theme either. What is the theme, by the way?

Pound it.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Elderberry » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:05 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
jkisha wrote:I don't like the theme either. What is the theme, by the way?

Pound it.

Oh ya, definitely hate it. :wink:
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:47 am

So, I keep hearing about the theme, but I haven't heard it.

Can I get this years theme in an MP3 from somewhere?
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Foxfur » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:42 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
jkisha wrote:I don't like the theme either. What is the theme, by the way?

Pound it.

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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Eric » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:48 pm

Nipple wrote:So, I keep hearing about the theme, but I haven't heard it.

Can I get this years theme in an MP3 from somewhere?


How about on Vimeo?




Fine, it's "1.0", but you try finding a song called "Fertility 2.0"!
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:51 pm

Eric wrote:Fine, it's "1.0", but you try finding a song called "Fertility 2.0"!

You know, I think there's one by Anne Droid and the Robotniks on their Hot House Flowers album.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby chiefdanfox » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:36 am

Eric wrote:
Nipple wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Why would this be "2.0" then if it wasn't used before?



I'm going to webapp friend tag-cloud like your Fertility, and share podcasting mashups with standards compliant p2p crowdsourcing.


I'm with Nipple.

Larry's been in SF too long and thinks 2.0 sounds cool.

Like I said- I can't find anything official (yet) that says that Fertility was the theme in '97 or any other year. Doesn't mean it wasn't, but as far as I've found it certainly isn't looking like it was. I may be eating my words later, but at least they're low calorie.


I am wondering if he borrowed the idea from a group of scientists at UCB (Cal). Earlier this year they proposed that we humans embark on creating Carbon 2.0, which is the idea that we need to create a second carbon cycle to close the loop on carbon emissions (that is, continue burning carbon, but capture and reuse the emissions...um, that didn't really come out right). 2.0 is dog whistle for the redesigning or rethinking an existing paradigm.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:40 am

chiefdanfox wrote:
I'm with Nipple.

Larry's been in SF too long and thinks 2.0 sounds cool.

Like I said- I can't find anything official (yet) that says that Fertility was the theme in '97 or any other year. Doesn't mean it wasn't, but as far as I've found it certainly isn't looking like it was. I may be eating my words later, but at least they're low calorie.

I am wondering if he borrowed the idea from a group of scientists at UCB (Cal). Earlier this year they proposed that we humans embark on creating Carbon 2.0, which is the idea that we need to create a second carbon cycle to close the loop on carbon emissions (that is, continue burning carbon, but capture and reuse the emissions...um, that didn't really come out right). 2.0 is dog whistle for the redesigning or rethinking an existing paradigm.



Although.. in the meantime, we've clarified that it was indeed the theme in 1997. So, yeah.. this is a recycled theme.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:06 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Although.. in the meantime, we've clarified that it was indeed the theme in 1997. So, yeah.. this is a recycled theme.


I've decided to recycle my annual "ignoring of the theme"
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:29 pm

Eric wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Although.. in the meantime, we've clarified that it was indeed the theme in 1997. So, yeah.. this is a recycled theme.


I've decided to recycle my annual "ignoring of the theme"


I'm with you. I feel like the only thing the theme influences anymore is the eplaya discussion fodder and some minor talking amongst y'selves..
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Savannah » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:34 pm

junglesmacks wrote:
Eric wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Although.. in the meantime, we've clarified that it was indeed the theme in 1997. So, yeah.. this is a recycled theme.


I've decided to recycle my annual "ignoring of the theme"


I'm with you. I feel like the only thing the theme influences anymore is the eplaya discussion fodder and some minor talking amongst y'selves..


The closest I ever got to observing the theme was buying two stars-&-stripes bandannas for "The American Dream" in '08.

(They went unworn.)
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby AntiM » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:42 pm

I did a placed theme piece in 2006. Fun!
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:20 pm

As it turns out, the theme both sucks and blows, effectively canceling itself out.
So, what's your theme?
I favor a gambling theme.
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby forty_eight » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:53 pm

So ... in Fertility 2.0 you can actually conceive by being sucked OR blown? That is lame.

I guess I'll be honoring Celibacy 2.0, thank you very much!
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Trishntek » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:48 am

How about "PIPE DREAMS" and we can all be tubular?
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:51 am

Dream on heepee! ;)
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Re: This Year's theme sucks.

Postby tamarakay » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:57 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:As it turns out, the theme both sucks and blows, effectively canceling itself out.
So, what's your theme?
I favor a gambling theme.


I thought perhaps it would be a gambling theme with the lottery tickets and all. It's the only way I could make this system make sense.
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