How will you culture jam the corporate sponsored pavillion?

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How will you culture jam the corporate sponsored pavillion?

Postby blyslv » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:58 pm

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Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:59 pm

Keith Richards impersonations, en masse.
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RE: Culture Jamming

Postby bmix » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:56 pm

Remember the guys they used to pay at shopping malls to have people take surveys and test products and all that crap when all you wanted to do was go in and look at the lizards in the pet store? Get a bunch of those guys. Pretend to be with the company of your choice. Wear nice conservative clothes. Wander around with a clipboard asking people bizarre questions about flavor preferences and political leanings, and if their name is "Bob."

This could be taken in many directions. All fun ones.
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Postby MikeVDS » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:12 pm

If it's that bad, a high powered "green" propane "heat generator" could be introduced to the pavilion.
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Postby Fat SAM » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:08 pm

I was actually wondering if anyone knows where to get about 500 - 1000 cheap airhorns. Seriously.
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Postby Plastic G'zus » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:13 pm

what corporate sponsored pavilion?
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Postby Plastic G'zus » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:16 pm

i recently saw in a magazine where a company has come out with rechargeable air horns. you fill them with a bike pump or a compressor and they are cheaper than the disposable kind.
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usual suspects

Postby Anthony Bondi » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:13 pm

The usual visible thousands of large corporate logos will be present; U Hual, etc. The usual number of corporation sponsored theme camps will be present, typically (I'll guess) 100 or so. Also as usual, you won't see corporate logos announcing this to be so. Nor will you see corporate logos in the area where green themed concepts will be showcased. This is not to say a 100 air-horn orchestra wouldn't be a good addition to BRC; I think it would, but I'm also the person who would enjoy such music.
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Postby capjbadger » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:27 pm

Plastic G'zus wrote:i recently saw in a magazine where a company has come out with rechargeable air horns. you fill them with a bike pump or a compressor and they are cheaper than the disposable kind.

Ooooo... :D Where? Now that's green! :lol: No air cans in landfills, reusable, self powered. Perfect! I could use some of those on my art car.
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Postby Aiee! It burns! » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:33 am

How about staying home, or arriving on the Wrong Weekend?
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Postby Plastic G'zus » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:53 pm

i saw them in a popular science magazine, but now i can't find the issue. i tried searching online, but all i could find was a brand called EcoBlast which retails for$20-30. the one in pop sci had an msrp of around $10 and i think it screwed onto an empty soda bottle for an air tank
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Postby Dork » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:12 pm

Does it need to be air horns? Kazoos and whistles will generate a reasonably disruptive noise if you get enough people. Should be cheaper and wouldn't require any charging.
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Postby BigCock » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:37 pm

I can fart 90 decibels. A couple of those followed with a propane torch: stinky justice.
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Postby Plastic G'zus » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:12 pm

you have to admit, 1000 air horns would be pretty fun
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Just say no

Postby stormfeather » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:33 pm

hordes of "green meanies"?
I LOVE the clipboard survey idea

Not jammin' really, pretty direct...Just say no to the green pavillion
1. What pavillion? do not visit the bloomin' thang.
2. do not go look up "green art" on the kiosk that leads one directly to the sponsor's website

Couldn't someone hack the kiosks so that the link goes somewhere totally random?
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Re: RE: Culture Jamming

Postby farhad667 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:35 pm

bmix wrote:Remember the guys they used to pay at shopping malls to have people take surveys and test products and all that crap when all you wanted to do was go in and look at the lizards in the pet store? Get a bunch of those guys. Pretend to be with the company of your choice. Wear nice conservative clothes. Wander around with a clipboard asking people bizarre questions about flavor preferences and political leanings, and if their name is "Bob."

This could be taken in many directions. All fun ones.


I'll be the one AD Ministering this survey:

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Postby Fat SAM » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:43 pm

Anybody who like airhorns...you're more than welcome to join up!

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Postby stormfeather » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:06 pm

Air horns really aren't culture jammin'. It would just be annoying.
If anyBobby does a clipboard/survey thing I'm in....

Society of Decommodification of Bob (SODBOB)

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*no*
If not why not?
*don't know*
Do you want one?
*yes*
What is your favorite color?
*green*
Your favorite animal vegetable or mineral?
*horny toad*
Are you right handed or left handed?
*right handed*
Okay!!!! your playa name is green handed toad!

Ill fill it in right here at the top!
Now for the second part of the survey...

Do you know anybody named Bob?
What is Bob's favorite color?
Have you ever bobbed for apples?
Is Bob your Uncle?
Do you dream in Bob?
Do you speak Bob?

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Name the 10 principles of Burning Man and Win!
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Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:01 am

Clearly, I need to get my own corporate sponsors. And if someone cries foul, I'll wrap myself in that whole "saving the environment" blanket to look like the good guy, so even though I pull sneaky shit I come off looking like the good guy. Works for others, right?

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Postby Plastic G'zus » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:28 am

just dress like a corpo and pretend any given project at the pavilion is your, then start spreading vicious lies about it.
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Postby Plastic G'zus » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:32 am

as for the kiosks, does arson count as culture jamming?
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Postby stormfeather » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:49 am

sorry , no....

"Culture jamming's intent differs from that of artistic appropriation (which is done for art's sake) and vandalism (where destruction or defacement is the primary goal), although its results are not always so easily distinguishable."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_jamming
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Postby mojo » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:38 pm

I like how you guys think - how about an announcement on a tape loop, something like, "this____made by the____company will kill your dog, fuck your mother and make your dick fall off, complete with a lifetime guarantee".
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:16 pm

Aha! that's what happened to my dick! oh, wait a minute ... nevermind.
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Not-so-green

Postby Anthony Bondi » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:13 am

An alternative of sorts to the green pavilion will be presented next to Illumination Village. "Kill the Earth" will be the theme of the installation. But wait; isn't this note also shameless self-promotion? Now maybe I'll have a hundred-kazoo orchestra jamming "Kill the Earth"! "Farmer Brown, are you going to throw Br'er Rabbit in the briar patch again?"
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Postby stormfeather » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:48 pm

I'm thinking that maybe stickers of the alternate theme might "have (guerrilla marketing) legs"

But I dunno, so far the choices are

"Donkey Fucking!"
and
"Kill the Earth!"

(How about..."Earth Last!")

and "Keith Richards"

"Soylent Green" and the "Green Meanies" and "It isn't easy being Green" have also turned up time and again.

How about "Happiness Can't buy Money"

Anybody else have a suggestion for a culture jammin' sticker? Maybe there should be more than one. I'd put together a .pdf which you folks can download and print them on sticker paper to bring to the burn... Then we could "gift them"

I'll have to go drink a few PBR's and blow some stuff up tonight and think about some more.
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DaBomb's "Marketing Man"

Postby stormfeather » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:12 pm

Check out Da Bomb's "Marketing Man" artwork in her Tribe photo album...
http://people.tribe.net/dabomb

hook up with burncast while you are there...
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Postby Green Wood » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:55 pm

Plastic G'zus wrote:what corporate sponsored pavilion?


I didn't hear about that until I read the article so if that's the kind of exposure they want then I don't give a damn.

If the Bmorg can suck them into spending money with no return on exposure except some shit article in Bidnis 2.0 (a Mag that may be gone in a year) hey that's good too. How many corporations and other Bidnesses have done so for as long as the event became nationally known? Hundreds!!!!

I'm sure the only true return has been a few BMr's in those industries that just got a free ride to BM that's all.

Just don't let them collect info on us like the Black Rock Dept of Statistic did with our personal matters and then post them on the web for certain depts of our government to review.

That's ALL!

The only return these companies has received in exposure was the people who wrote the articles, but if it wasn't for the Eplayans posting a thread. I would have never known about it and you as well or any one else outside of the few people that read that rag!
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Postby Archantael » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:13 pm

Green Wood wrote:The only return these companies has received in exposure was the people who wrote the articles, but if it wasn't for the Eplayans posting a thread. I would have never known about it and you as well or any one else outside of the few people that read that rag!


The Business 2.0 article got crossposted over on CNN.com and it's spreading far and wide. This cat's out of the bag and long gone...ain't nothin left to do now but deal with it and move on.
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Re: How will you culture jam the corporate sponsored pavilli

Postby Just Watching » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:58 pm

blyslv wrote:Best idea wins a trip to a tropical beach the last week of August.


See, if you really wanted to make this interesting, you'd make that "on the last week of January". But since you ask:

This will probably get me branded as a "troll" again, but, fine. I'm not going to say that the LLC is without fault, but I will say that the right to complain and be taken seriously is something that one has to earn. When the only response those complaining about the LLC's actions have to the question "what are you will to do" is to posture and complain about what somebody else isn't doing, they aren't earning any cred, so why shouldn't the LLC have an attitude? But the thing is, this time around, they didn't.

Read their comments. Far from having an attitude herself, Actiongrl was being pretty nice about this, at a time when she'd have every right to offer some of you a few rude suggestions, so how about a little less payback and a little more appreciation?
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