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Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:58 pm

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The Eridu Society is planning to return to Burning Man in 2013. We'll be creating a new installation that ties in with both the Cargo Cult theme and our camp's background. Through our art and interactions, we'll share the history of ancient Sumer and discuss the ideas of our ancient alien ancestry. These pages will be used to talk about our plans and to share our progress on the road to Black Rock City.
We are the original cargo cult, dating back thousands of years to ancient Sumer. The righteous ones (known as Anunnaki) established Eridu as the first city on Earth more than 70 centuries ago. Since they left us, we've traveled through time, space, and several of the better dimensions looking for signs. We believe they are returning to Earth, so we're embarking on an expedition to meet them in the Black Rock Desert. We'll build a ziggurat in their honor, and offer up tributes and gifts to visitors and converts while we await the return of the Anunnaki.

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The main focus of our public space will be the climbable 4-tiered ziggurat (sort of like a stepped pyramid) facade. At the top will be a small altar and shade structure, which will also serve as an observation deck and place to relax. The front of each shade structure will feature 'light box' displays, where we'll showcase art representing the archeological finds from our travels and exploits. Out front, two small 8'x8' shade structures will serve to hold lighting gear (to illuminate the ziggurat at night), feature display cases to accommodate smaller art pieces, and act as a place for the occasional serving of food or drink.

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We look forward to seeing you on the playa!
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Sunbeam56 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:48 pm

Wow!
Way kewl. :shock:
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:59 pm

be careful of what you ask for...

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Savannah » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:24 pm

Love the ziggurat!
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Thanks for the kind words. And that video's hilarious, Simon, thanks for posting!
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Roark » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:03 pm

Wait. Stop the presses. An ancient civilation that doesnt sacrifice virgins? SERIOUSLY???

Oh. Wait. There will be an estimated 10,000 Birgins next year, so you are good. :mrgreen:

Nobody will miss a few dozen if they get sacrificed. (Wait. I am a Birgin! Rut-roh Raggy....) :shock:
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby graidawg » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:16 am

Roark wrote:Wait. Stop the presses. An ancient civilation that doesnt sacrifice virgins? SERIOUSLY???

Oh. Wait. There will be an estimated 10,000 Birgins next year, so you are good. :mrgreen:

Nobody will miss a few dozen if they get sacrificed. (Wait. I am a Birgin! Rut-roh Raggy....) :shock:



honestly you'll enjoy being sacrificed. it only hurts a lot.
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Roark » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:18 am

Just promise to be gentle, GraidDawg. :shock:
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:27 am

Gilgamesh in Da House, Yo.


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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Yikes.

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:54 pm

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby jkisha » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:53 pm

Looking forward to seeing this on the playa!
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:14 am

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:00 am

Excellent, thanks! I especially liked the outro/denouement that comes in around the 5:30 mark.
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:03 am

Here's another great little nugget from the Ancient Aliens program

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:31 am

you are the cargo.


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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:43 am

"Dammit, Bill, I don't care what they,re trying to sell, I want to tell an effects-driven story about space babies!"
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:30 pm

I'm pleased to report that our ziggurat design is coming along nicely.

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Savannah » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:04 pm

Is the outside climbable and lounge-able?
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Not by me...
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:06 am

Yes, the outside will be climbable, and the ziggurat facade will connect to a steel platform with shade and an altar (separate design project). Fishy won't be able to climb it, but we'll have stuff on the ground as well. Actually the vast majority of the art will be at ground level - we'll have a range of curiosities and works collected over the course of our travels (through time, space, and several of the better dimensions) on display in large wall units as well as interactive curio cabinets (which will also be under shade).
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:33 pm

This means something!

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Of course, that render is just that single component. There's a lot more to both the installation and the camp - blanks to be filled in as we go.
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:33 pm

We've made some progress in the last few weeks. Here's a rendering of the camp frontage (bits in blue have yet to be design-finalized)…

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Additionally, we've completed a scale model of the ziggurat. All the pieces fit :)

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And most recently, we've completed a full scale sectional build. Huzzah!

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We've also been updating bits and pieces on both the camp's Facebook page as well as the web site. I've also submitted our application to build a virtual exhibit that will prominently feature the ziggurat structure at the Second Life 10th birthday event that takes-place in June.
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Wed May 08, 2013 8:33 pm

Design work continues, this latest render now shows the structure design for the curio carts, wall units, and altar atop the ziggurat.

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Meanwhile we've started building the parts! Parts have been cut for curio carts, one of which will serve as a mobile workbench during construction. Parts are being sanded and finished now, here's a shot from a rough assembly of the unfinished parts…

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Postby trilobyte » Wed May 08, 2013 8:34 pm

D'oh, I just realized that a couple image links in the original post have broken. Time to go find & fix…

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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 09, 2013 4:08 am

i heard John Frum will be checking in with ERIDU once he gets off the saucer...

bringing gucci bags for all....



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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby ygmir » Thu May 09, 2013 6:39 am

pssst feathers, tell him about feathers....
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby trilobyte » Thu May 09, 2013 7:05 am

The Gucci MOOP bag is the in thing to have on the playa, you know. ;)
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Re: Eridu Society 2013

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu May 09, 2013 12:10 pm

ygmir wrote:pssst feathers, tell him about feathers....



it's cool, they are faux feathers made from the finest fake fake fur from china.
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