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The Two Trees of Zonotopia emerge from the playa in 2012!
The Two Trees of Zonotopia emerge from the playa in 2012!
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The Zomes of Zonotopia 2011 (photo by Gurps Chawla)
The Zomes of Zonotopia 2011 (photo by Gurps Chawla)

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.

The 2010 Zonotopia Zome at Sunrise
The 2010 Zonotopia Zome at Sunrise

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. 

The ever charming Bodhisattva Zome returns!
The ever charming Bodhisattva Zome returns!

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 Two Trees of Zonotopia
The Two Trees of Zonotopia

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.

The 2011 Zome Crew
The 2011 Zome Crew

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Woven Felt Zome Hat of Zonotopia
Woven Felt Zome Hat of Zonotopia
Stylish and Sexy!
Stylish and Sexy!

zome mani padme zome. 

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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.

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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!

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