Our custom designed and fabricated 13.5ft Truncated Icosahedron a.k.a #WonderDome morphs into an art installation and launches at BurningMan2019

Our custom designed and fabricated 13.5ft Truncated Icosahedron a.k.a #WonderDome morphs into an art installation and launches at BurningMan2019

Considering I’d never been to a regional burn like Flipside (Austin’s local Burn) and being a Burning Man virgin a.k.a ‘Burgin’, I really had no idea on how much time, energy, planning, preparation and sacrifice people make on this trip to build this city entirely from scratch..

So first, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the camp leaders, teams, creatives and artists that work endless hours behind the scenes to contribute something unique to this effort, support the mission and turn projects into reality.

So as a Burgin, I completely dove in at the deep end here.. People plan this journey 1 year out and literally 1 month out, I’m scrambling at the possibility of having the #wonderdome ready, shipped out AND get a ticket!

After pre-registering for the OMG Sale where tickets were sold out in the first 2 minutes, I had to resort to ‘ticket begging’ in every BurningMan ticket forum I could find online, I was promoted to ‘Level 1 ticket beggar’ and eventually got one 2 weeks out.

We were extremely lucky to join the wonderful #ArunaFire dancers camp from Austin, TX who kindly allowed us to build our custom designed and fabricated 13.5ft Truncated Icosahedron #WonderDome community space project as an art installation and landmark on site at 5:30 and Diana.

Here's a list of accomplishments on this mission:

  • Partnered with the ArunaFire Dancers camp.

  • Received Early Access pass to join the build team and set up camp, shade, prepare #Playatech furniture and infrastructure.

  • Built 13.5ft #WonderDome structure

  • Built 2nd smaller 8.5ft personal dome which we used to store our belongings and sleep in.

  • Shipped my dhol drum and jammed with the Aruna Fire dancers drummers team.

  • Shipped my pool cue, beat 6 players at Corner Pocket including the tournament champion.

  • Shipped my Urb-E folding electric scooter, pimped it out with some LED’s and rode it all over the Playa.

  • Shipped my #Hackthemattress furniture project with some custom cut UV protected fabric to provide seating / resting in shade comfort in the community dome.

  • Shipped my tea tasting set, kettle, french press and some awesome Jasmine Tea, Omija Berry and Spiced Chai tea for our community thanks to our friends at @RishiTea

  • Danced on the main stage through a Sand Storm.

  • Partied on an art car AND drank Miso Soup in my plastic container since I lost my cup.

  • Ran into my friends at Hackaday who built ‘The Dwelling’ on the playa.

  • Hung out at the Rangers bar.

  • Shot 360 photo / Video of the burn.

If you have a project idea, would like to join the team, donate or support this campaign, we are currently accepting proposals. Please email tinyhackerhouse@gmail.com with details.

If you would like to view dome options or purchase a TinyDomeHome for your future camp or personal BurningMan 2020, visit www.tinydomehomes.net

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Introducing project WonderDome, A 13ft interactive art installation launching at Burning Man 2019 for 80,000 participants. Check out the secret 360 Video

Introducing project WonderDome, A 13ft interactive art installation launching at Burning Man 2019 for 80,000 participants. Check out the secret 360 Video