Camp Envy has two groups - those of us attending the playa (see below), and those attending the playa via the Internet web cam feeds.
BMorg and the media crew handle the web cam. That is nothing we control or have much to do with with regards to the cam, how it operates, and what can be focused on. (although last year was the added bonus of a wireless cam on wheels). It is a service and access for those without playa - to still join in the fun. Creative folks have bundled the cam and various chat rooms. There are many entry points for the chat and stream.
As technology advances, new features for a more interactive cam experience might be possible - but that is something the media group would focus on.
Camp Envy adopted the cam - nothing more and nothing less, but the stories of COGS and NUTS are fun.
John is the contact I have on playa, and any "stunts" for the cam are coordinated during the week - mostly it is just an opportunity on Friday to let the default world know that we are having fun. Don't be jealous, be full of envy. On behalf of Camp Envy - would like to pass a big thanks to HyperJohn and all the media group all the hard work they do.
Cam is affected by weather, but night shots and of course listing to BMIR are worth a drive-by. The chat during the burn can be upwards of 2,000 viewers - so chat moves fast and by the time you respond - the thought pattern is changed for the fifth time during all the fast pace action.
As for finding routes to the cam feed (mixed with BMIR from the playa and ambient playa sounds - check out the Camp Envy facebook page at:
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It is my understanding that in the San Diego area - there are viewing parties - of which I encuorage others to do the same. One could also use Internet skills and duplicate the feed distribution and a more "exclusive" chat group.
Web cam is not high up on my list and regret I have to pass those duties to others - but ask on the FB page and someone will help others duplicate the reception of both. I am focused on playa part of Camp Envy.
I am sure there are many other ways to access the cam(s?) via Internet connection. If you have been to the burn and see all those cherry pickers raised up high at the back of the masses - those are cams, some digital professional, others basic web cam. (I have mixed feelings - about a cam intruding, but as they are fixed yet can rotate and they not focus on people' faces - they are not noticed by 98 percent of the population.
BMIR's broadcast during the entire event can be enjoyed via their web sire or bundled with video feed.
You can watch the city build as the week goes by. Fun on Monday and Tuesday watching the mutant vehicles line up for final DMV inspection. Listen to the emergency weather broadcasts.....(almost like being there)
On playa Camp Envy fell short of requirements for placement that a skeleton crew could not meet. So we will be in unreserved space around 3:00. Sadly to make room for other groups whom might not be included in the Who What Where guide - I pulled our events (always giving back what is not required). We still have every intention of doing them - just a more impromptu schedule. Hope to engage our neighbors in a positive way for even more fun and games.
Stop by if you had the misfortune of watching the burn on cam before, or new to the playa for tips and tricks to get the most out of the burn experience.
Figgy of the Playa