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Ephemerisle 2009

2009-10-12 19:49:26.514886+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

The first Ephemerisle just happened. I've been aware of it because of updates that Chris has been sending around, and have been having trouble finding a link that sums what I've seen all up. It looks to me like a nascent Burning Man, but a few links:

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-13 00:26:16.134603+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Looks like a bunch of drunk boaters tied together. Which is not that uncommon. Still, it looks like a fun weekend.

I hear that The World is seeking some kind of country/state status and being recognized as an entity of it's own. Seasteading in a high class way.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-13 08:23:35.298842+00 by: crasch

Yep, baby steps. Most seasteaders have little nautical experience, and we didn't want it to become "Burning Man with drowning."

We did encourage everyone to create art, and some of the participants made stuff that I don't think you'd see at a typical gathering of drunken boaters:


If you have ideas for what we should do next year, pass them along!

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-13 10:19:43.599859+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Crasch, thanks for the link to the pics. Much better flavor tasting.

Is the interest in the crowd in seasteading more socio/political (perceived freedoms) or environmental (I love living on/near the water).

Some else's photostream of our last weekend which caver gatherings are getting slightly burnish as more and more cavers make it to the 'burn. Not so much art, but a lot of community.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-13 16:53:12.362768+00 by: andylyke

Didn't Kevin Costner make a movie about this?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-14 00:31:20.800549+00 by: crasch

@meuon - I think that the crowd was split between those who are driven by a desire for more freedom/better government, and those who are driven by the expressive potential of a festival on the water (the Burning Man crowd). Of course, there was significant overlap between those groups, but I would say that was the main dichotomy. The caver gathering looks like a lot of fun.

@andy - he did, but we're based off the videogame.