The Two Trees of Zonotopia emerge from the playa in 2012!
The Zomes of Zonotopia are jewel like structures carved from wood which seemingly have sprouted from the playa. Each provides a beautiful well crafted sanctuary in which people can interact, contemplate and meditate. Each zome provides a different experience of space and enclosure.
Zomes are structural forms which create a magical quality of experience to the participants. Derived from three dimensional projections of higher dimensional polytopes, these structures embody a deep mathematical and geometric expression.
In keeping with the theme Fertility 2.0, this year in addition to the return of the Zomes of Zonotopia, which will be arranged in a circular pattern 70' in radius forming a central courtyard, there will be two dynamically illuminated zonotopal trees.
The inspiration for Zonotopia began back in 2004 when Rob Bell was looking for an interesting polyhedral shelter design for his Burningman camp. His research led him to the wondrous world of Zonotopal Architecture, an amazing and largely unexplored domain of higher dimensional polytopes. These polar zonohedral domes, or Zomes, evoke delight and wonder in all who encounter them.
Always assembled with no metal fasteners - just sweat, mallets and little bit of soap - Rob and his crew of Zome Builders put love and care into the design, fabrication and assembly of each structure for the enjoyment of everyone who enters them.
Thank you for you support.
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Jul 24, 2012 - Aug 23, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you for you support. Follow along to see the magic you've helped to create.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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High Resolution Desktop Image. After the event we will choose our best picture and send it to you.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The previous rewards plus a Zonotopia and the Two Trees decal.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The previous rewards plus a Zonotopia and the Two Trees iron on patch.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The previous rewards plus a Zonotopia and the Two Trees T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The previous rewards plus a beautiful 16 month Zonotopia calendar with the best images of Zonotopia at Burningman and beyond over the years.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The previous rewards plus a beautiful and luxurious Felt Zome Hat of Zonotopia custom designed and fabricated by Master Geometer and Zome Master Chris K. Palmer. Each had is hand consturcted of woven laser cut felt with a 3-D Printed top "Toggle". This is a new design by artist Chris K. Palmer designed exclusively for the Zonotopia Team and Supporters. You can only get them here and you can only get them now! In time for the Holidays! See our main page for images...Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The previous rewards plus a custom framed 20" x 30" poster of Zonotopia 2012.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The previous rewards plus an actual Zome panel from one of the Two Trees. Each panel is an art piece in and of itself.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012