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The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:46 pm

Image Summary: We are bringing sound to a few potties in every bank of port-a-potties on the playa at Burning Man 2013. Check it out at the PAudiotron website! Feel free to send your ideas (concepts, scripts, mp3 files) for short in-potty audio experiences to PAudiotron@aol.com, or post them on PAudiotron Facebook page. To learn more or volunteer to be part of this cutting edge audio art project, please read on!

Behold! The PAudiotron! Yes, emerging from the multi-burn addled brain of Sound Man a Burning Man 2013 art project has congealed, passed its viability testing hurdles, and coming to the playa this year. Yes, folks, the last place on the playa that you could retreat to in order to have a few moments of peace, the port-a-potty, has just lost its sacred sanctuary status. Burning Man 2013 brings the introduction of the PAudiotron into many of these most solitary spaces. You may rightly ask:

    Image What is the PAudiotron experience? Motion activated sound in the port-a-potties.
    Image What kind of audio experiences are we talking about? Extremely varied. Here is a sample. Here is another sample.
    Image How many potties are blessed by the miracle of the PAudiotron? 100.
    Image How can I experience PAudiotron? Look for the Image label on selected port-a-potties.
    Image How can I help bring the PAudiotron experience to thousands of burners? Volunteer!
Interested? Go to PAudiotron website to learn more!

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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby Eric » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:17 pm

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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby illy dilly » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:37 pm

Bwahahah! Sounds Great!!!

How do you plan to mount them so they don't fall in the blue goo or grow feet and walk off?
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby trilobyte » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:38 pm

FYI, the responsible folks in city services have reviewed the plans and give it their all-clear. Good luck with the project!
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:32 am

At illy dilly: Re: Attaching the PAudiotron
1) No fall in the goo: A screw, securely attached to the unit, securely attached to the potty through an existing screen hole.
2) Theft reduction: The nut on the screw will require a special socket, and will resist finger and normal wrench removal.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby Morrell » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:49 pm

What a fun project! Thank you in advance!!!
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Postby MacGlenver » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:42 pm

Very cool. I hope to poop near one of these!
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Postby Elorrum » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:50 pm

SoundMan wrote:Image How can I not experience PAudiotron? Look for the Image label on selected port-a-potties.

it sounds like fun, as long as it's optional.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:34 pm

Pretty much every bank of potties within the city arc will have 3 per bank. A few on playa. None near the gate. Also, none in the potties clustered around the big sound camps. It is impossible to get the sound right for these when competing with the mega thumpa thumpa.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:34 pm

SoundMan wrote:Pretty much every bank of potties within the city arc will have 3 per bank. A few on playa. None near the gate. Also, none in the potties clustered around the big sound camps. It is impossible to get the sound right for these when competing with the mega thumpa thumpa.


Also impossible to enjoy anything let alone your sounds in those potties :shudder:

I love this btw - I love the porta potty pigs too and regret being too selfish to give them my last bottle of sparkling wine as I had planned to. :oops:

I will be looking for a hybrid of your works, a clean, scented potty with beauty products, antique porn and audio no less!

They hose potties down btw (or at least i hope to God they do otherwise...) so it may be worth considering how they'll survive a little spray


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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:24 pm

They hose potties down btw (or at least i hope to God they do otherwise...) so it may be worth considering how they'll survive a little spray


Actually, the motion detection works OK through a vinyl surgical glove, and the sound goes right through it, as well. Each unit will be covered to protect it from the cleaning crew's hose.
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Postby knowmad » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:52 pm

I only poop as "guest" at private portos. Kinda exclusive.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm hoping to draw out the well-washed from their RV's, private potties, and turnkey Burning Man vacation packages back into the port-a-potties. I want folks to move from "I HAVE to go to the potty" to "I GET to go to the potty"! :lol:
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby dhiana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:22 am

WooHoo!!! Something other than those really painful musical cards that someone keeps stuffing down the sides of the portos in the open position.

Wishing you a successful project :)
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby Turtleburp » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:00 am

SoundMan wrote:
They hose potties down btw (or at least i hope to God they do otherwise...) so it may be worth considering how they'll survive a little spray


Actually, the motion detection works OK through a vinyl surgical glove, and the sound goes right through it, as well. Each unit will be covered to protect it from the cleaning crew's hose.


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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:56 am

WooHoo!!! Something other than those really painful musical cards that someone keeps stuffing down the sides of the portos in the open position.


Well, there is (so far) the Smashing Happy Birthday track, the Four Beep Tune Mashup track, and the Five Beep Tune Mashup track. Though these should not be insanity producing. I thought it best to pay homage to the pioneers of the craft.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:29 pm

I finally figured out that it's P(ublic)A(dress)udiotron, not P(aul)A(diss)udiotron.
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Postby SoundMan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:07 pm

I finally figured out that it's P(ublic)A(dress)udiotron, not P(aul)A(diss)udiotron.


It is whatever you want it to be, but could also be a sound play on words in which "PAudi" sounds like "potty", thus "PAudi"-o-tron. With a nod to the words used to describe the original Cubitron.

I've been too close to this. Is "PAudi"-o-tron not sort of obvious?
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby nixiebunny » Wed May 15, 2013 10:45 pm

Theft reduction: The nut on the screw will require a special socket, and will resist finger and normal wrench removal.


That sounds like a challenge. I always keep a pocket screwdriver and pliers in my tutu.
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Thu May 16, 2013 6:35 am

That sounds like a challenge. I always keep a pocket screwdriver and pliers in my tutu.


1) It will take more than that.

2) If you manage to get it off without breaking it, take a picture, send the picture to me, then put it back.

3) Is that a pair of pliers in your tutu, or do you like me?

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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby unjonharley » Thu May 16, 2013 10:10 am

Been there did that!!

I try to camp across from a bank of shitters.. When in camp I turn the speakers to the pots.. Cranked Theme to Dragnet once.. A lady come out and said had scared it out of her and thank you..

The sound amps. as it hits the plastic shell.. You may be able to put your units on top of the potties. Or attach at the vents
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby SoundMan » Thu May 16, 2013 11:25 am

Getting the volume right is one of the major challenges of this project. Too loud, and it will be physically abrasive. Too soft and you won't hear it well. I'm going to error on the side of soft, and avoid banks next to big sound. It is soft enough to actually be difficult to hear in the next potty over. The PAudiotron experience is a personal experience! -- Sound Man
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Re: The PAudiotron Burning Man 2013 Art Project

Postby unjonharley » Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 am

Man, I've heard of sniffer fedish.. This is a whole next level..

Yeah man, I'm just checking the sound :roll:
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