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Are you Devoted?   Explore the ritual of voting, the power of identity politics, and external influences at Burning Man 2017.
Are you Devoted? Explore the ritual of voting, the power of identity politics, and external influences at Burning Man 2017.
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Last Post till Devoted is on the Playa

Posted by Joe Miller (PocoJoe) (Creator)

Hello Everyone-

I have stuck to the plan to complete Devoted here in Tucson, and assemble it in Black Rock CIty (ie, no fabrication on playa).  I remember the folks that did "Medusa" building all through 2015, and continuing to build in 2016, and it didn't look like much fun.  Not trying to compare our little project with some of the other larger installations, but the principle seems the same - nothing every gets finished on the playa.

Suspension Builds
Suspension Builds

 I know it looks like a bunch of wires but man, wait till you see it outlined with LED lighting and aglo at night!  You are going to LOVE this roofline.  I tested it last night, and once again am grateful that I learned trigonometry at the hands of Sister Evelyn.  What you can do with that and the Pythagorean Theorum seems to be the foundation of civilization (or it's downfall, if you count Burning Man).

Roach Motel
Roach Motel

 Yes, just like the Roach Motel (they never come out) here are the kindle fires running the "Devoter" app - happly collecting emails to the future.  Only problem is getting to the database - android security being what it is, only the program that wrote the data can read the data.

Still working on that one.  A problem I did't anticipate.

Thank you all for your support of this project.  My email is jmillermdmph@gmail.com.  Please, if you have a topic for one of the comment boards of "Devoted", send it to me. 

I'll be making posters for everyone.  If anyone would like a voting machine from the 2000 Florida election, let me know, and I will send it to you for the cost of shipping.

I have run out of time, so no more postings or updates till this project is up and running, and then only if I can find a spot of wifi on the Playa.

With gratitude,

Joe Miller

23 August 2017

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      Richard Austin on

      Joe Miller, (PocoJoe),

      I am disappointed that I will not be able to make it out the playa this time. I am so bummed! I will share your project with my fellow campmates from Hammer and Cycelry and extoll them to stop by. I was looking forward to meeting you and being part of the dialog. Oh well, next year was way better!

      Sparky ( Richard Austin)