Thank you to everyone who contributed their love to the fuzzy pink container of Pink Heart 2017. We made magic together.
Inexpressible gratitude to the 100 person PHamily who worked together to Gift:
5000 + gallons of water
5000 + Coconut milk Ice creams
800 + Coconut waters
1000 + Water bottles
1500 + stickers
500+ wood medallions
11,000+ Anthony Collova original recipe cookies!!!!!! (not “special”)
And countless hugs and smiles.
We take the 10 Principles seriously and are honored to be a part of Black Rock City. We’ll see you at YOUtopia in San Diego, Catharsis on the Mall, and all over the place.
PLEASE invite open-hearted Burners (or Burners at heart) to join our Facebook Group.
p.s. If you are called to help us increase our collective Gifting (more water bottles, more ice cream, etc.) you can contribute by PayPal to email@example.com. (NOT required by any means!!! It is our JOY to Gift to you!!!)
This song by DJ Drez was awesome.
DJ Leif added Halcyon’s voice (from his TEDx talk) and made it more awesome.
Finally, Uldis from Latvia made the music video using Burning Man, Pink Ride & Pink Heart footage (shot by Halcyon & Jake Tison).
The Pink Ride is again on Thursday of the Burn. Meet at Pink Heart at noon!
an hour’s worth of Halcyon’s Burning Man music videos from Bat Country to Pink Heart!
The Man, itself, has changed the way it is constructed. Since 2014 it has been more solid and less “scarecrow”. (timeline)
Which makes me wonder if we should update the Pink Heart Logo.
At its core, our logo is a Pink Heart. Like the “Red Cross.”
But we also use our signature font and images of the man in order to give context.
We choose to use a more realistic version of the man instead of the simplified icon )'(.
We have also used different versions of this theme by integrating aspects of the year’s theme.
Some brainstorms of how an upgraded logo could work. One thing being discussed is the amount of detail to include. i.e. the new Man has some unusual poles that stick out of the neck, shoulders and arms. Should they be included? Should arms be up (celebratory) or down (calm)? What about the lines on the face? Should we introduce a new, much more stylized logo?
Another factor in play is that we are considering a metal medallion that cannot have fine detail. So a Man like seen in #10 may be the best we can do. Worth compromising for a cool medallion?
See? Burning Man isn’t all fun and games!!!
Feel free to chime in on what numbers look best to you.
A couple weeks ago I went to the Da Vinci exhibit at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. You know, that guy was the defense contractor and DARPA of his time; much of what he conceived of was for defense or offense in battle. Lots of other things like flying machines and robots, too, but I never realized how much he was innovating for war.
This is something I think has come from Pink Heart for me: listening to the heart and purpose for an engineered artifact more than to scientific and technical analysis, because none of us are truly fully rational, nor can we be. And we are fooling ourselves horribly if we think we can be. But we can be intuitive, and sensitive, and creatively solve many problems that speak to deep human hurt and need. This can give deep spiritual purpose to our technology. We need heart-centered design and engineering.
Beyond exploring and driving for connecting technology to humanity, we could also think about redefining Da Vinci’s warrior ways in love warrior machines, connecting inventions.
We plan events, share pics and Pink-Hearted hugs year-round in our Facebook Group. Join us!
We have a new love-filled, snark free Burning Man group in Facebook where we are sharing Pink Heart memories, pics and more.
(originally published on the Burning Blog)
People say, “jump the shark” like it is a bad thing.
Sure, it signified a time in the story arch of Happy Days when things flew off the rails. But it paved the way for Mork, for God’s sake!
And we are talking about FONZIE jumping over a shark. Is there anything more awesome (and Burning Man) than that!?
Hell yes, Burning Man “Jumped The Shark” this year. Just like it does every year.
In this 3 minute video I explain what Pink Heart does on Playa and how it is just one tiny way that we all have live-changing Shark Jump experiences of our own.
(Warning: If you get triggered by tears, I get misty a minute in.)
Watch the full episode talking about how glorious the dust storms were, more about Pink Heart’s gifts, the surreal presence of Halcyon on Playa, and more.
Song, “The 10 Principles Of Burning Man” – Graham Bolger Mix (with audio samples of me).
And the back:
Flickr set by Halcyon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/halcyon/sets/72157647564138206/
Pink Heart 2013
Jake just finished editing footage from last year’s Pink Ride. (This years is again on Thursday at noon at Pink Heart Camp – JOIN US!)