Theme Predictions for 2013

Cargo Cult - Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?

Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby stephen2u » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:18 pm

he ime hing would be cool, giving we all have he ime in he world.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:35 pm

stephen2u wrote:he ime hing would be cool, giving we all have he ime in he world.


has wha i hough oo :D
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Patamon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:40 pm

The last remaining obvious theme to me would be one based on Animals, or the Animal Kingdom (or the Flora and Fauna post above).

I'm surprised it still hasn't happened.

Probably won't this year either.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:42 pm

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...

Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Jackass » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:44 pm

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby 5280MeV » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:29 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...

Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.


There is also domain, tribe, section, series, variety, form, cohort, branch, legion, morph - nothing beginning with 'A', though. Maybe 'authority' for the name of the scientist who found the species.

Authority
Branch
Class
Domain
Epifamily
Form
Genus
Hyperorder
Infratribe
J - Fuck J
Kingdom
Legion

"Taxonomic Hierarchy" would be a good theme, "Taxidermic Hierarchy" even better.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby ygmir » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:33 pm

5280MeV wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...

Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.


There is also domain, tribe, section, series, variety, form, cohort, branch, legion, morph - nothing beginning with 'A', though. Maybe 'authority' for the name of the scientist who found the species.

Authority
Branch
Class
Domain
Epifamily
Form
Genus
Hyperorder
Infratribe
J - Fuck J
Kingdom
Legion

"Taxonomic Hierarchy" would be a good theme, "Taxidermic Hierarchy" even better.


I think I came a little...........
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Yeah, my seven are the ones they offer to bright high schoolers, I knew that there was more, but all I knew was stuff like "subclass" and "superfamily".
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:01 pm

ygmir wrote:
5280MeV wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...

Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.


There is also domain, tribe, section, series, variety, form, cohort, branch, legion, morph - nothing beginning with 'A', though. Maybe 'authority' for the name of the scientist who found the species.

Authority
Branch
Class
Domain
Epifamily
Form
Genus
Hyperorder
Infratribe
J - Fuck J
Kingdom
Legion

"Taxonomic Hierarchy" would be a good theme, "Taxidermic Hierarchy" even better.


I think I came a little...........


Ditto.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby International Incident » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:34 pm

I want to do something with the so called "God particle" - but like a "human particle". An theme focussed on what it means to be us, our origins, our base .... nah fuck it that doesn't make any sense.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby elparu » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:36 am

time travel would be reaaallly nice.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:05 am

bm 2013: malady

anthrax
botulism
cancer
dropsy
ebola
fistula
gonorrhea
hives
indigestion
jock itch
kleinfelter's
leprosy

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Turtleburp » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:17 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:the world has ended many times...



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I am the criminal whose chest is tattooed with a poinard above which are graven the words "mort aux bourgeois". Let us each tattoo this on our hearts.
I am the soldier with a red mark on my nakedness-when in a frenzy of love the mark expands to spell Mad Queen. Let us each tattoo our Mad Queen on our heart.
I am the prophet from the land of the Sun whose back is tattooed in the design of a rising sun. Let us each tattoo a rising sun on our heart.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:31 am

who were you before you were you?

ever feel an affinity for a certain time period, but not sure why?

ever sing along to a song from many years ago, when there is no way for you to have heard it during your current lifetime?

ever feel the chill that runs down your spine when you see someone or someplace you recognize, even though you've "never" been there or met them?

i have.

there are ghosts that haunt us all, there are spirits everywhere, time is malleable, and can be twisted, bent and even folded onto itself.

the Damascus styration of years layered over each other reveals a pattern of steel upon steel, life upon life.

i travel through time every day, my memories provide the vehicle to do so.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guf


Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the most prominent Jewish thinker of his day who was recognized, in the phrase “from Moses unto Moses there was none like Moses,” as the legitimate successor to the medieval Moses Maimonides (1135-1204). At the same time, Mendelssohn was one of the best-known figures of the German Enlightenment, earning the title “the Socrates of Berlin.” His book Phaedon, or the Immortality of the Soul(1767) became the most widely read book of its time.
In 1762, the 33-year old philosopher visited Hamburg. There he met a 24-year old blonde, blue-eyed girl named Fromet Gugenheim, the daughter of a merchant. According to the story handed down in the family, he was much taken with her; and she, of course, knew of his reputation— her father, who was eager for the match, had seen to that. However, when she laid eyes for the first time on his stunted, misshapen figure, she burst into tears. Afterward, Mendelssohn sat down with her alone. “Is it my hump?” he asked. She nodded. “Let me tell you a story, then,” Mendelssohn said. “When a child is born, proclamation is made in heaven of the name of the person that he or she is to marry. When I was born, my future wife was also named, but at the same time it was said that she herself would be humpbacked. ‘O God,’ I said, ‘a deformed girl will become embittered and unhappy. Dear Lord, let me have the hump, and make her fair and beautiful.’” Fromet was touched by the story, and in June 1762, they were married. They had six children and a happy home life with frequent visitors calling upon the renowned philosopher. Their daughters Dorothea and Henrietta led the Women's Lib movement of their day by establishing salons noted for their intellectual— and sometimes amatory— freedom. Their son Abraham was a successful banker and father of Felix Mendelssohn, the composer of the Midsummer Night's Dream, Scotch and Italian Symphonies, Fingal's Cave Overture and the Violin Concerto in E Minor— beautiful romantic music that delights us to this day.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby VultureChow » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:10 am

5280MeV wrote:"Taxidermic Hierarchy" even better.


And somehow you've stumbled on my art idea for next year. Crochet taxidermy.

2013: Animalia

Aves/Arachnida

Crustacia/Carnivora/Crocodilia/Canidae
Echinoderm
Falconiformes
Insecta


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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:17 am

International Incident wrote:I want to do something with the so called "God particle" - but like a "human particle". An theme focussed on what it means to be us, our origins, our base .... nah fuck it that doesn't make any sense.

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:37 am

Aeon
Beginning
Chronology
Duration
Eternity
Future
Generation
Hourglass
Instant
Juncture
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Patsh » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:51 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Aeon
Beginning
Chronology
Duration
Eternity
Future
Generation
Hourglass
Instant
Juncture



Karma
Life
...
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby graidawg » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:59 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guf


Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the most prominent Jewish thinker of his day who was recognized, in the phrase “from Moses unto Moses there was none like Moses,” as the legitimate successor to the medieval Moses Maimonides (1135-1204). At the same time, Mendelssohn was one of the best-known figures of the German Enlightenment, earning the title “the Socrates of Berlin.” His book Phaedon, or the Immortality of the Soul(1767) became the most widely read book of its time.
In 1762, the 33-year old philosopher visited Hamburg. There he met a 24-year old blonde, blue-eyed girl named Fromet Gugenheim, the daughter of a merchant. According to the story handed down in the family, he was much taken with her; and she, of course, knew of his reputation— her father, who was eager for the match, had seen to that. However, when she laid eyes for the first time on his stunted, misshapen figure, she burst into tears. Afterward, Mendelssohn sat down with her alone. “Is it my hump?” he asked. She nodded. “Let me tell you a story, then,” Mendelssohn said. “When a child is born, proclamation is made in heaven of the name of the person that he or she is to marry. When I was born, my future wife was also named, but at the same time it was said that she herself would be humpbacked. ‘O God,’ I said, ‘a deformed girl will become embittered and unhappy. Dear Lord, let me have the hump, and make her fair and beautiful.’” Fromet was touched by the story, and in June 1762, they were married. They had six children and a happy home life with frequent visitors calling upon the renowned philosopher. Their daughters Dorothea and Henrietta led the Women's Lib movement of their day by establishing salons noted for their intellectual— and sometimes amatory— freedom. Their son Abraham was a successful banker and father of Felix Mendelssohn, the composer of the Midsummer Night's Dream, Scotch and Italian Symphonies, Fingal's Cave Overture and the Violin Concerto in E Minor— beautiful romantic music that delights us to this day.



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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby chris2010 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:09 am

My Burning Man 2013 Theme Prediction is: "GALACTARON"

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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:29 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...

Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.


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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:32 am

I suppose so...
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:33 am

Time Travel seems to be a popular theme.

But if it isn't ambiguous and capable of being interpreted in at least two different ways, the Hat will veto it. You know that.

So I offer:
Burning Man 2013: Now and Then
OR
Burning Man 2013: Eternal Paradox
OR
Burning Man 1864: Safety Not Guaranteed
OR???
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:35 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:OR???

Fishy doesn't go...


Yeah, still a little drama-prone...
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby marck » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:58 am

The Universal Zoo.

or

Shark Week.
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby Sail Man » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:21 am

BM 2013: Mr Rogers goes to Black Rock City
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby VultureChow » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:25 am

Burning Man 2013: Predator and Prey
Burning Man 2013: Hunting Grounds
Burning Man 2013: Burning Man 2.0 v1.3
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby MacGlenver » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:03 pm

I like the time travel idea, though Wikipedia shows the 1999 theme as "Wheel of Time". Too close? Guess if they had Fertility 2.0...
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Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:05 pm

MacGlenver wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genera, Species...
Not that they could actually use that as street names. The planets was hard enough.

Wasn't that Evolution?


No, those are the taxons for classifying life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_classification

Yes, but if you wanted to do something with evolution, it's not a totally wrong fit. The taxons are a sort of "map" of the evolutionary process. Or maybe a "tree" is a better metaphor.
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