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= Ephemerisle =
 
[[File:Home-animated-gif.gif|thumb|440px|right|Ephemerisle 2009]]
 
  
We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, and builders interested in life on the water.
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[[File:Ephemerisle_wiki.jpg|thumb|440px|right|Ephemerisle 2014]]
  
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.  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 are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, dreamers, muckrakers, and builders interested in life on the water.
  
Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute.  Here are some things you can do: bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, make music, help build this wiki, go wakeboarding and enjoy being a pioneer.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute.
  
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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== Ephemerisle 2012 ==
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== Culture ==
  
Ephemerisle 2012 will happen during June 6-10.
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After lively discussion in 2012 about the values that connect Ephemerislers as a community, the following received broad support:
  
== Get involved ==
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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.
Join the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_105172679576340 Facebook Group] and the [[Mailing Lists]], or chat on IRC ([http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ephemerisle http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ephemerisle]).
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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.
  
Help schedule, plan, or attend any of these other [[http://ephemerisle.org/wiki/Upcoming_Events upcoming events]].  (List not kept up to date... check Facebook group as well)
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== Ephemerisle 2019 ==
  
Fill out the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArM4SmspDEEAdFBtLVVHX3ZDb1ZxbUR0NENhWnBmSlE#gid=0 boat/platform survey] so we can plan the city.  Learn how to build your own floating platform!  Come to the [http://www.facebook.com/events/239599762803523/ build your own land event], Saturday, April 8-9.  [http://ephemerisle.org/w/images/5/5a/2011-platform-design-final.pdf Download Ratha Grimes' 2011 platform design.]
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Ephemerisle 2018 will take place during '''July 15 - 21'''.
  
Build an [[Art Project]].  [[Ideas for 2012]] (what would you like to try this year?)
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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.   
  
Don't know where to start? Learn the [[Basics]].
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Looking for a berth? [http://ephemerisle.org/index.php/Survival_guide#Join_a_Crew Join a crew!]
  
Read the [[Survival guide]].
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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.
  
[[Coordination between attendees|Rideshares, boatshares, and more]].
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== Ephemerisle Dates ==
  
== Fundraising ==
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Ephemerisle (defined as the main community gathering) begins the first Monday after July 11th.
  
Current fundraising efforts for ephemerisle projects.
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Here are the dates for the next few years:
  
Central Platform -- The central platform was a key component of last year's ephemerisle.  Currently at $485.  $1200 is needed to pay for the past year's storage and to get it back to this year's event.  Another $2000 is needed if we're to also expand the platform to 20'x28'  [https://www.wepay.com/donations/central-platform-2012?utm_campaign=donations&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook&ref_uid=9009288 link]
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July 15 - 21, 2019<br>
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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>
  
Jellypus -- a massive underwater octopus like light show.  Funded at $523, looking to raise $1000+ [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/22415368/jellypus-floating-flashing-art-thing-take-2?ref=live link]
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== Get involved ==
  
Lemonade and lasers -- a floating lemonade stand with lasers.  Funded at $1060.  Need $1400 for lasers, and $1800 for underwater lights too.  [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1346841808/lemonade-and-lasers-floating-art-platform link]
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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.  
  
== Resources ==
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* Join the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_105172679576340 Facebook Group].
* [[Knots]] to know
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* Attend scheduled pre-Ephemerisle [https://www.facebook.com/groups/notephemerisle/events/ events].  If there's none listed, check back regularly.
* Info about [[anchoring]]
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* Create an [http://ephemerisle.org/index.php/Art_Project art project].
* Related and interesting [[links]]
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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]].
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
* [[History of Ephemerisle]]
 
* [[History of Ephemerisle]]
* [[Ephemerisle 2009]]
 
* [[Ephemerisle 2010]]
 
* [[Ephemerisle 2011]] - With no tickets and no organizers, the 2011 event was an unequivocal success.  [[What worked|Post event feedback]].
 

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