Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Playa art that Celebrates Serendipity and Gifting at Burning Man with an interactive Gift Giving Experience.
178 backers pledged $6,171 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

The Serendipity Outpost - A Burning Man Installation project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$6,171

178

"Serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for" - Merriam Webster Dictionary

Every year at the end of August, thousands of people converge on a dry lake bed (The Playa) in the remote Black Rock Desert in Nevada for the Burning man Festival. This event lasts a full week, during which the gathered community celebrates radical self reliance, self expression, art, music, spirituality, etc.

One of the most significant aspects of Burning Man is the culture of gifting. "Gifting" is giving simply for the sake of giving and usually the experience for the giver and the receiver is more important than the gift itself. It isn't necessary to offer a tangible item, in essence, one is gifting an experience.

Often this gifting experience is very serendipituous: someone offers a gift and it's the very thing needed at that moment. This is so prevalent on The Playa, that it's affectionately called Playadipity.

The Serendipity Outpost celebrates this bit of Playa magic.

Inside the Outpost you turn the crank of the Gifting Machine. The "What Wheel" and "When Wheel" spin into action creating a cacophony of light and sound. The "Who Ball" drops from its dispenser and clatters through a maze, coming to a rest as the two wheels stop spinning. Markers on the wheels tell you "What" you will be gifting and "When" you'll be doing it. Finally the "Who Ball" tells you who you'll be giving it to, “A person in a red tutu” or “The last person in line at Center Camp Cafe" for example.

Somewhere on The Playa all three will align to create a new episode of serendipity. You just add your own creativity to the experience. You can be funny, profound, endearing, witty or downright silly. It's Burning Man, after all!

And in case you were wondering: On the Playa, breakfast can be served at any hour of the day!

Some of our Ridiculously Awesome Pledge Gifts

The Serendipi-T-shirt

I honestly see a flash mob in the works with this T-shirt. Help make Serendipity happen (The Serendipity Outpost, that is): Pledge, get your friends to pledge, get the T-shirts, Flash Mob at a location near you!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $9 or more About $9

    Our undying gratitude!
    One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Please add $1.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    34 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $17 or more About $17

    Our undying gratitude!
    One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the project: Add a "Who Ball" description.
    Please add $1.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    32 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $27 or more About $27

    Our undying gratitude!
    One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the project: Add a "Who Ball" description.
    A sweet piece of body adornment.
    Please add $2.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    26 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $52 or more About $52

    Our undying gratitude! One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the Project: Add a "Who Ball" description.
    A Serendipi-T-Shirt.
    Please add $10.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $77 or more About $77

    Our undying gratitude! One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the Project: Add a "Who Ball" description and suggest a gifting experience for the "What Wheel".
    A Serendipi-T-Shirt.
    A sweet piece of body adornment.
    Please add $10.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Our undying gratitude! One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the Project: Add a "Who Ball" description and suggest a gifting experience for the "What Wheel".
    A Serendipi-T-Shirt.
    A sweet piece of body adornment.
    A small hand crafted "What Wheel Spinner" full of gifting experiences to share.
    Please add $10.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Our undying gratitude! One ridiculously awesome decal.
    Be a part of the Project: Add a "Who Ball" description and suggest a gifting experience for the "What Wheel".
    A Serendipi-T-Shirt.
    A sweet piece of body adornment.
    Gift vicariously: Alicia will spin the wheels at Burning Man for you and deliver the gifting experience. Will be documented with either photos, video, audio or any combination.
    I will try to ship wearable items before Burning Man. Gifting documentation to follow after Burning Man.
    Please add $10.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Our undying gratitude! One ridiculously awesome decal. Be a part of the Project: Add a "Who Ball" description and suggest a gifting experience for the "What Wheel". A Serendipi-T-Shirt. A sweet piece of body adornment. A small hand crafted "What Wheel Spinner" full of gifting experiences to share.
    Gift vicariously: Alicia will spin the wheels at Burning Man twice once for you, once for a friend and will deliver the gifting experiences. Will be documented with either photos, video, audio or any combination.
    I will try to ship wearable items before Burning Man. Gifting documentation to follow after Burning Man.
    Please add $10.00 for international shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (27 days)