March 3: OBOTA OBLONGOTA – 2018 SF BURNAL EQUINOX Art Salon & Mixer

Burning Man Presents:  ROBOTA OBLONGATA!  A pathway into the head and mind of the robotic realm. Join us in a place at the intersection between the quantitative and emergent; the simulated and creative; the possible and palpable. A living database between human consciousness and abstract calculation, where the world of being and material thought overlap, divide, and eerily evolve.  Art • Music • Performance • Theme Camps • Robot Thoughts • You!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 3rd (Doors open early for special programming! 6pm – 4am)

WHERE: Public Works (161 Erie St, SF, CA 94103 – between Division & 14th St in the Mission)
ADMISSION:  21+ over
$15 from 6pm – 7pm at the door
$20 advance sale
$25 7pm-2am
$30 after 2am
No ins and outs.
Presale Tickets: https://eventstickets.burningman.org/purchase/event/1632462

VOLUNTEER / pARTicipate:  Interested in sharing your sound camp or theme camp, your art, or finding creative collaborators (? Email flambelounge@burningman.org

Performers, DJs, and Robots, should complete this form to be considered. No fire at this venue, but all else: fill it out in Google Forms .  To volunteer, Fill out the Volunteer Form or email ce-volunteers@burningman.org

MORE DETAILS:

Burning Man is excited to put out the call to YOU to participate in creating the Burnal Equinox 2018 Salon to encourage arts collaboration in the Bay Area and celebrate the midpoint in our Burning Year!

Calling artists and robotic explorers of every conceivable kind, whether artistic, theme camp based, musical, workshop, or mash-up thereof–especially AI, VR, AR, and the kinds of things you would find in the mind of robots, cyborgs, replicants and alternabots! Help create the innards and experiential neural networks within the robot mind. There will, of course, also be all the things you normally love about Burnal Equinox, including a full range of human expression, art, socializing and dancing.

Come right at 6pm for a special early evening component of the night you will not want to miss: including a showcase of robotic friends and a mixed up world of 3D rendered artificial intelligence masquerading as real-time information experiences. If you do creative work in the robotic realm, we would especially love to hear from you!

…And it all goes until 4am, when androids dream of electric sleep! baaaaah….

 

HOMELESS CARE PACK INFO:

Make your participation extra meaningful!

One of the principles of Burning Man is: Gifting. Please consider helping those less fortunate by contributing several items from the list below. The best result will be achieved if people bring at least one item from Group A, or a bag of items from Group B. Backpacks and other supplies will be provided by Burning Man and distributed to the homeless with love and care by members of our volunteer Community Events Team.

There is no special discount for participating in the backpack program for the homeless. However, if you’d like a discounted entry price you can purchase your tickets early or arrive between 6:00pm – 7:00pm for the special early program—which you really don’t want to miss, anyway! : )

THANK YOU SO MUCH for being part of the success of this effort to help the homeless. Our team will personally deliver the supplies in a manner that is thoughtful and ensures people can use the supplies.

Burnal Backpack Items Request List

GROUP A ITEMS:
New Socks (packages of at least 3 pair) – men’s size 10-13 is most common, women’s size 9-11; put each pair in a Ziploc bag. Socks are usually thrown away once they get too dirty to wear as most homeless do not have access to laundry services.

New Underwear (packages of at least 3) – men’s boxers size M/L or Large; women’s basic brief size L(8-9), or XL(10); any color, cotton or cotton blend. Just like the socks, once they get too dirty to wear they are usually thrown away.

Tarp (1) – 6 ft x 8 ft tarps any color works but green and brown colors are best.

GROUP B ITEMS:
PLEASE PUT ALL ITEMS IN 1 GALLON ZIPLOC BAG
Toiletries: Your choice of 5 items from list below
Note: liquid items should be no larger than 8 oz each. When it gets too heavy it’s a burden to move and can get tossed. (next page…)

  • ·   Wet wipes
  • ·   Disposable twin-blade razors and shave cream
  • ·   Feminine personal hygiene items: tampons, panty-liners, pads, etc.
  • ·   Antibiotic ointment or cream – any size tube
  • ·   Toothbrush – soft bristles, as many homeless have severe dental concerns
  • ·   Toothpaste – tarter control is especially good
  • ·   Soap – Liquid soap is best (a pure castille soap is preferred for multiple uses)
  • ·   Shampoo/Conditioner – combo items are great!
  • ·   Hand Sanitizer – no floral scents, please
  • ·   Lotion – skin calming or extra moisturizing is especially helpful