Any day now....

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.

Any day now....

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:32 am

I know Larry unofficially announced the theme and all....

So why has there been such a delay in the official announcement?

Oh and while I'm on the subject...why not do an update to the BM homepage? At least put the dates for 2012 up there.

I don't suppose I give a shit either way...it just seems a bit half-assed, how they are going about things this off season.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:41 am

I'll second that.


Although.. I'm assuming that the delay in "official" announcement has something to do with the artist rendering of the man platform. No platform, no man, no official announcement. This could also be exacerbated by the whole LLC transition thing and people being a little busier than normal.

Still yet.. this is all about BM, right? You would think that the organization of the event itself would hold ultimate priority..




Wait. What am I thinking.. :lol:
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Re: Any day now....

Postby unjonharley » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 am

JayBobBoy wrote:
Oh and while I'm on the subject...why not do an update to the BM homepage? At least put the dates for 2012 up there.


Dates are posted on main page.. Aug 27 Sept 3..

Maybe LH has had a couple of stitches an is unable to pull the art work out of his ass "again"!..
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Re: Any day now....

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:57 am

unjonharley wrote:Dates are posted on main page.. Aug 27 Sept 3..



Where are you seeing that, UJ? Everything on the main page is stale 2011 info..

http://www.burningman.com/

EDIT: I see the blurb on the right. However.. all the other info is painfully outdated..
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Re: Any day now....

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:59 am

I see it. It's in the middle column under "latest news"

It just looks silly to have last years dates as a headline banner.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby unjonharley » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:05 am

junglesmacks wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Dates are posted on main page.. Aug 27 Sept 3..



Where are you seeing that, UJ? Everything on the main page is stale 2011 info..

http://www.burningman.com/

EDIT: I see the blurb on the right. However.. all the other info is painfully outdated..


Correct you are..
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Re: Any day now....

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:13 am

Dates for the 2012 event have been posted for a good month or so (maybe more), in the middle column. The whole left column section will be updated separately, probably when the theme announcement is made and things get posted. There are a number of factors, including the essay, the actual base design, and the rendering and artwork that go along with it.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby unjonharley » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:24 am

trilobyte wrote:Dates for the 2012 event have been posted for a good month or so (maybe more), in the middle column. The whole left column section will be updated separately, probably when the theme announcement is made and things get posted. There are a number of factors, including the essay, the actual base design, and the rendering and artwork that go along with it.


What your saying is... A lot of foot dragging going on, for some reason..

In the mean time burners art work is being held up.. This way BM will be filled with hurry up crap art.. Way to Go..

Or is BMorg going for rainbow rave and forget the burners.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:31 am

I don't think that the event is going to miss much if those who can't think of something on their own or who won't commit to a rumor because they will so slavishly follow the theme don't start now.

Maybe the fallback theme when Larry's theme isn't announced is always "Freedom".

Or go with Simon's. Especially if it's Spacemen v. Unicorns.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby wh..sh » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:36 am

I am really curious to know about the art work in 2011 that followed the theme "Rites of passage". Anyone know?
Except for street signs, I didn't find much of art - theme relevance.
Or maybe I was just too clouded to get it.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby Bluemandrew » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:50 am

wh..sh wrote:I am really curious to know about the art work in 2011 that followed the theme "Rites of passage". Anyone know?
Except for street signs, I didn't find much of art - theme relevance.
Or maybe I was just too clouded to get it.



You must've been in a cloud to miss all the damn doors, bridges, and vaginas people built.

Fuck the theme.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Bluemandrew wrote:
wh..sh wrote:I am really curious to know about the art work in 2011 that followed the theme "Rites of passage". Anyone know?
Except for street signs, I didn't find much of art - theme relevance.
Or maybe I was just too clouded to get it.



You must've been in a cloud to miss all the damn doors, bridges, and vaginas people built.

Fuck the theme.


See, they will just bring their vaginas again...
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Re: Any day now....

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:09 pm

...we can only hope.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:46 pm

...and fear. It's The Future 2.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby tamarakay » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:52 pm

When Ken mentioned last year he wanted to go to burningman we started researching. It always amazed us that the website had the old dates on it for so long. For other events you could take that as a sign of disorganization, lack of pride, a sign that the event was doubtful for the next year, a sign of trouble in the company etc. I mean if they can't even update their website with the right dates? So I say leave it as is. Discourage more people from going. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Any day now....

Postby Super Evil Brian » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:45 pm

MisaBlue wrote:
Bluemandrew wrote:
wh..sh wrote:I am really curious to know about the art work in 2011 that followed the theme "Rites of passage". Anyone know?
Except for street signs, I didn't find much of art - theme relevance.
Or maybe I was just too clouded to get it.



You must've been in a cloud to miss all the damn doors, bridges, and vaginas people built.

Fuck the theme.


See, they will just bring their vaginas again...


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Re: Any day now....

Postby JesseGrrl2009 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:18 am

tamarakay wrote:When Ken mentioned last year he wanted to go to burningman we started researching. It always amazed us that the website had the old dates on it for so long. For other events you could take that as a sign of disorganization, lack of pride, a sign that the event was doubtful for the next year, a sign of trouble in the company etc. I mean if they can't even update their website with the right dates? So I say leave it as is. Discourage more people from going. :shock: :lol:


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Re: Any day now....

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:52 am

wh..sh wrote:I am really curious to know about the art work in 2011 that followed the theme "Rites of passage". Anyone know?
Except for street signs, I didn't find much of art - theme relevance.
Or maybe I was just too clouded to get it.



Bluemandrew wrote:You must've been in a cloud to miss all the damn doors, bridges, and vaginas people built.

Fuck the theme.


MisaBlue wrote:See, they will just bring their vaginas again...


Super Evil Brian wrote:What's wrong with vaginas?

Vaginas are okay. It's a nine months on eplaya and one work on theplaya's worth of "sloppy seconds" jokes that I object to.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:56 am

Too bad you can't plonk people on the playa, too.. hmm, Fishy?
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Re: Any day now....

Postby Mr. Googles » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:40 pm

I'm a bit disappointed that they sold presale tickets without an official announcement of the theme!
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Re: Any day now....

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:25 pm

Still working on the three paragraph write-up and man base.

And I must say that I'm a little disappointed in all this timidity in regard to facing the burn without a theme. It seems so totally un-cacophony to want your experience so codified for you.
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Re: Any day now....

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:42 pm

Yeah, it's just like all those years we had prior to 2006...
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Re: Any day now....

Postby Sham » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:00 am

THEME? We don't need no stinkin' theme!
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Re: Any day now....

Postby JayBobBoy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:44 am

OK, they got the dates updated in the banner. Baby steps.....

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