TEDxBlackRockCity 2011
Jan
11
to Oct 11

TEDxBlackRockCity 2011

 

THEME FRONTIERS OF HUMANITY

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
-Dorthea Brande

TEDxBlackRockCity 2011 was a one-day event of talks and performances that explored and embodied the frontiers of human knowledge and experience.

Our speakers and performers reflected a wide variety of the creative dimensions of Black Rock City, a temporary city of over 50,000 people formed in the Nevada desert once a year to celebrate art and creative freedom. Our goal was to explore the frontiers of art, dance, civic action, ecology, music, design, philosophy and technology, illuminating and to provide a stage for what is most profound about this remarkable community.

TEDxBlackRockCity fostered active learning, conversation and celebration of the creative explorations that sustain and flourish within Black Rock City — ideas that can change the world. Ideas that are worth spreading.

2011 Speakers - TEDxBlackRockCity

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La Calaca Festival - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Nov
27
to Aug 28

La Calaca Festival - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

As part of PlayaSkool on-going mission to provide support to spreading the Burning Man culture globally, we support the efforts of the team of La Calaca.  

La Calaca Festival is a free,  participatory art and culture festival that takes place during the Day of the Dead celebrations in San Miguel de Allende, México.   Our mission is to establish a participatory culture to protect, honor and explore the themes and traditions of “Día de Muertos”

Established in 2012 by a group of passionate people that wanted to give back to the San Miguel de Allende community, The “Calacas” set on the task of producing a one-of-a-kind festival by encouraging artists to explore the Day of the Dead traditions (that commemorate the transitory return to Earth of those who have departed from this life) and by doing so, provoking  a moment of reflection of our transitional nature.

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Sep
3
to Jul 3

2015 Art Car Forum

Mister Fusion, Designed and Built by Henry Chang

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 2pm – 4pm at PlayaSkool, we are hosting a forum for Art Car designers, creators, builders, supporters, and enthusiasts to share their stories and their art work with residents of Black Rock City.   

 

Mutant Vehicles and Art Cars are one of the most incredible offerings on the Playa.  Ranging from Pirate Ships to Flaming Octopi to Motorized Cup Cakes . . . each are unique, inspiring and an important part of the cultural fabric that makes up Black Rock City. One of the topics several of our speakers will touch on this year is art cars in the default world! Safety is another concern some of our sign ups will address.

 

Over 30 Art Cars, many talented builders and representation from the DMV will be speaking starting at 2pm Thursday afternoon along the 10:00 corridor & Ersatz.

Acavallo designed and built by Quill Hyde

PlayaSkool is hosting this amazing event beginning in our shaded dome at 2pm for our speaker series. We have 8 amazing speakers lined up to discuss: FIRE, Passion, Safety, Design and Fabrication!


If you love art cars, have an art car, have worked on art cars, support art cars, work for the Department of Mutant Vehicles, or have any other interest in helping volunteer for the forum around these amazing machines, we want to hear from you.  Please fill out the information on this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13t3cQan62OpYOvGvi6PQ69-97U_tC_ZkHpZLln-PILI/viewform?usp=send_form


We hope to create a forum for people to share and learn more about Art Cars at Burning Man.  And we can’t wait to see you at the forum!


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Christina - Queen of Black Rock City
Aug
31
to Oct 7

Christina - Queen of Black Rock City

You've seen her.  You've been on her.  You've cruised the playa on her --- Christina - Queen of the BRC.  

PlayaSkool has been a long-time supporter of Christina providing support both on and off playa to bring this iconic art car to Black Rock City every year.  

As part of our commitment to support art and artists in Black Rock City, PlayaSkool provides a variety of support to make sure the citizens and participants of Burning Man are able to explore and enjoy art cars and other forms of expression on the playa.  

 

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FireDrop
Aug
31
to Aug 7

FireDrop

A functional, interactive sculpture; a space for conferences, parties, meditations and events with an emphasis on the search for a better environment!


In 2015, we will be featuring a prototype of the FireDrop project in order to gain interest in the 2016 FireDrop Project --- the creation of a large space to host TEDxBlackRockCity and many other events, with a significant presence of initiatives and interests around our most precious resource:  water.

The FireDrop Project is looking to join the great artistic platform that is Burning Man, an art space where awareness and interactivity generates an impact in tune with the message and communication about the value of water and the importance of changing our habits, projects and infrastructure to care what is so essential to life.

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TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo
Mar
14
to Oct 14

TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo

TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo is a project being led by Headmaster Janus in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.  As part of a global strategy to create positive change in communities around the globe, PlayaSkool is pleased to support the efforts of TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo through our experience as a 5-year producer of one of the most significant and technically challenging TEDx programs, globally.  

TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo

TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo is platform for creating positive change in Morelia and Mexico.  At a time when communities are struggling to develop constructive road-maps for the future, PlayaSkool is excited to be a part of change in regions such as Mexico.  

 

 

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Control Tower
Aug
26
to Jun 2

Control Tower

As part of our commitment to support art and artists of Black Rock City, PlayaSkool supports Control Tower.  

Part tubeworm wafting gently near a hydrothermal vent, part Tesla’s Wardenclyffe tower, all color shifting madness, Control Tower’s slender organic form sweeps delicately up from a 20′ diameter base to an overall height of approximately 60′.

And then we bolt on a couple giant lasers, top secret interactivity, experimental flame effects, and possibly more) 

Lots more detail over on our website: www.control-tower.net

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