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= Ephemerisle =
 
  
[[File:Ephemerisle1.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Ephemerisle 2009]]
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[[File:Ephemerisle_wiki.jpg|thumb|440px|right|Ephemerisle 2014]]
  
We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, builders, and partiers interested in life on the water.
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We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, dreamers, muckrakers, and builders interested in life on the water.
  
We construct a floating city on the Sacramento River Delta and live on it for four days. You could think of it as Burning Man on water, but there's a lot more to it. Burning Man is now a large, polished, centrally organized, and carefully controlled event.  Not-Ephemerisle has elements of Burning Man in the early 1990s: a new adventure into an alien environment, with discoveries, adventures, and mishaps along the way. There are no tickets, no central organizers, no rules, and no Rangers to keep you safe. It's radical self-reliance.  New to life on the water?  So are we!  We're figuring it out as we go.
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We construct a floating city on the Sacramento River Delta at [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mandeville+Point,+California+95219/@38.0624305,-121.5354446,16z Mandeville Point] and live on it for seven days.
  
Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute.  Here are some things you can do:
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There are no tickets, no central organizers, no rules, and no Rangers to keep you safe. You must practice radical self-reliance, if you want to have a good time.
Bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, make music, help build this wiki, go wakeboarding and enjoy being a pioneer.
 
  
Pictures are often better than words. Here's a quick [http://www.flickr.com/photos/9055206@N06/sets/72157626307244531/show/ slideshow] from the last two years of (not)Ephemerisles.
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What's it like to attend? Here's a [http://www.flickr.com/photos/9055206@N06/sets/72157626307244531/show/ slideshow] from past years of Ephemerisles. Also see [http://hustlebear.com/2014/09/04/photos-ephemerisle-july-2014/ Judd Weiss's] pictures from Ephemerisle 2014.
  
= About the name =
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Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute.
  
The Seasteading Institute (http://seasteading.org/) threw a floating festival called Ephemerisle in 2009.  They had to back out of the event the following year due to insurance problems.  However, the attendees of the event just showed up anyways, and it became an independent event with no central organization.  This year, it's independent from the beginning.
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Read about the Event's [[History of NotEphemerisle|History]].
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== Culture ==
  
According to rumor, since TSI is now completely disconnected from the Ephemerisle name, they've given us permission to use it again, so we no longer need to go by "NotEphemerisle."
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After lively discussion in 2012 about the values that connect Ephemerislers as a community, the following received broad support:
  
= 2011 Event =
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* '''Seasteading'''. Ephemerisle was started by [http://www.seasteading.org The Seasteading Institute] (TSI), a non-profit devoted the creation of long-term human communities on the water (aka [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasteading seasteading]).  Although the event is now entirely community run, many of the attendees continue to be enthusiasts of living on the water.
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* '''Art'''.  A society without art has no soul.  Just as Burning Man has inspired art in the desert, we want to inspire art on the sea.
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* '''Learning'''.  One of the goals of TSI in starting Ephemerisle was to give people who may not have much boating experience the opportunity to gain nautical skills: anchoring, sailing, ropework, etc in a relatively safe environment.  In addition, many of the attendees are scientists, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists, who frequently have fascinating stories to tell.  There are many opportunities to learn from each other at Ephemerisle. 
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* '''Community'''.  Spend a week rafted up on the Delta with awesome people, and you can't up but connect with old friends, and make new friends.
  
The 2011 event, June 9 - June 12, was an unequivocal success.  No tickets; no organizers.  Location: Sacramento River Delta ([http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=38.06187,-121.53006&spn=0.071912,0.139561&msid=100718037888704317369.0004864803082020221ed&source=embed GPS Location]).
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== Ephemerisle 2019 ==
  
We're documenting lessoned learned and [[What worked|what worked and what didn't]]. We're also talking about [[Ideas for 2012]] (what would you like to try next year?)
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Ephemerisle 2018 will take place during '''July 15 - 21'''.
  
Came home with anything that's not yours? Missing anything? Here's the
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Before anything else, PLEASE READ THE [[survival guide]]!! The Survival guide contains important "how tos" and information on having a fun, safe time.  
[https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?authkey=CNX31LYG&pli=1&hl=en_US&key=t5er2-xbSpCnuQHVP9_iDBg&hl=en_US&authkey=CNX31LYG#gid=0 Lost and found spreadsheet]
 
  
(Most of the) [[Ephemerisle 2011 microtalks]] (transcribed by Dan Dascalescu).
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Looking for a berth?  [http://ephemerisle.org/index.php/Survival_guide#Join_a_Crew Join a crew!]
  
Wanna chat about it?  There's an ongoing discussion on  IRC (freenode, channel #ephemerisle, [http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ephemerisle http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ephemerisle]
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The Facebook group can sometimes have an overwhelming amount of discussion. Join the [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ephemerisle-announcements Ephemerisle Announcements Only mailing list] to receive important announcements.
  
= Details =
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== Ephemerisle Dates ==
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<td width="600px" valign=top><b>How to attend</b>
 
  
Don't know where to start? Learn the [[Basics]].
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Ephemerisle (defined as the main community gathering) begins the first Monday after July 11th.
  
Read the [[Survival guide]].
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Here are the dates for the next few years:
  
Rideshares, boatshares, and more [[Coordination between attendees|here]].</td>
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July 15 - 21, 2019<br>
<td width="600px" valign=top><b>Get Involved</b>
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July 13 - 19, 2020<br>
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July 12 - 18, 2021<br>
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July 11 - 17, 2022<br>
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July 17 - 23, 2023<br>
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July 16 - 22, 2024<br>
  
If you're bringing art, a boat, or any structure with special needs, shout out to the Google group so your needs can be accommodated:
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== Get involved ==
http://groups.google.com/group/floating-festival
 
  
Join the [[Mailing Lists]] and the [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155544617825064 Facebook Page] [https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArM4SmspDEEAdFlOaXhtSkJhbzlxQUY4TjZrcXM2U3c&hl=en_US&authkey=CLG_i5gL Emergency Contacts].
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Here's a few things you can do: bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, rent a truck and help carry floating platform parts, build illumination, make music, bring a wakeboard, and help build this wiki.  
  
Build an [[Art Project]] or fund one of the projects on [[Kickstarter Projects|Kickstarter]].</td>
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* Join the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_105172679576340 Facebook Group].
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* Attend scheduled pre-Ephemerisle [https://www.facebook.com/groups/notephemerisle/events/ events].  If there's none listed, check back regularly.
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* Create an [http://ephemerisle.org/index.php/Art_Project art project].
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* Help create / maintain this wiki.  Ask [https://www.facebook.com/geekeasy Adam Katz] for access and see the [[Wiki todos|wiki todo list]].
  
= Misc =
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== History ==
 
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* [[History of Ephemerisle]]
Related and interesting [[Links|links]] here.
 
 
 
[[Byol_design|BYOL design]] here.
 
 
 
[[Knots]] to know.
 

Revision as of 22:01, 25 July 2018


Ephemerisle 2014

We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, dreamers, muckrakers, and builders interested in life on the water.

We construct a floating city on the Sacramento River Delta at Mandeville Point and live on it for seven days.

There are no tickets, no central organizers, no rules, and no Rangers to keep you safe. You must practice radical self-reliance, if you want to have a good time.

What's it like to attend? Here's a slideshow from past years of Ephemerisles. Also see Judd Weiss's pictures from Ephemerisle 2014.

Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute.

Culture

After lively discussion in 2012 about the values that connect Ephemerislers as a community, the following received broad support:

  • Seasteading. Ephemerisle was started by The Seasteading Institute (TSI), a non-profit devoted the creation of long-term human communities on the water (aka seasteading). Although the event is now entirely community run, many of the attendees continue to be enthusiasts of living on the water.
  • Art. A society without art has no soul. Just as Burning Man has inspired art in the desert, we want to inspire art on the sea.
  • Learning. One of the goals of TSI in starting Ephemerisle was to give people who may not have much boating experience the opportunity to gain nautical skills: anchoring, sailing, ropework, etc in a relatively safe environment. In addition, many of the attendees are scientists, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists, who frequently have fascinating stories to tell. There are many opportunities to learn from each other at Ephemerisle.
  • Community. Spend a week rafted up on the Delta with awesome people, and you can't up but connect with old friends, and make new friends.

Ephemerisle 2019

Ephemerisle 2018 will take place during July 15 - 21.

Before anything else, PLEASE READ THE survival guide!! The Survival guide contains important "how tos" and information on having a fun, safe time.

Looking for a berth? Join a crew!

The Facebook group can sometimes have an overwhelming amount of discussion. Join the Ephemerisle Announcements Only mailing list to receive important announcements.

Ephemerisle Dates

Ephemerisle (defined as the main community gathering) begins the first Monday after July 11th.

Here are the dates for the next few years:

July 15 - 21, 2019
July 13 - 19, 2020
July 12 - 18, 2021
July 11 - 17, 2022
July 17 - 23, 2023
July 16 - 22, 2024

Get involved

Here's a few things you can do: bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, rent a truck and help carry floating platform parts, build illumination, make music, bring a wakeboard, and help build this wiki.

History