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Why the Rich Love Burning Man (jacobinmag.com)
submitted 2 years ago by smart4301
[–]trimalchio 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago
heh I just posted this on my facebook. I forgot to post it here tho.
This was a great fucking article though. I love that they mention the roots of the radical city idea coming from the situationists; and it makes me want to go to burning man and do really explicitly situationist art and interactive stuff. at the same time I also just kinda feel like writing off ever going to burning man now since I don't know if I could ever go there and not feel like a part of the mob ruining it.
[–]srsly 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago
Even with the best intentions I couldn't possibly not be a part of the mob ruining it.
[–]trimalchio 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago
Yeah; on the other hand, one can still probably do really interesting things there that really corrupt the idea of capitalism and the benefits of silicon valley style "Gift economy" bullshit.
idk i kinda really wanna try and do that.
i was thinking like... maybe go there and make a "Department of Geographical Inquiry" and give people missions to go to specific places in BRC to bring back an artifact of their report of the scene and bring it back to my camp/office and then I'd file all of them and record their story of going there and seeing it... and then over the week build a map of interactions throughout the festival that document the psychogeography of the event. I got the idea from an art project in NYC where you showed up and got free train tickets to go to a random destination and you were supposed to fill out information about the journey.
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