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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 ==
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After lively discussion in 2012 about the values that connect Ephemerislers as a community, the following received broad support:
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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.
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== Ephemerisle 2019 ==
  
Ephemerisle 2012 will happen during June 6-10.
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Ephemerisle 2019 will take place July 22 - July 29
  
== Get involved ==
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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. 
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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Looking for a berth?  [http://ephemerisle.org/index.php/Survival_guide#Join_a_Crew Join a crew!]
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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.
  
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 Dates ==
  
Fill out the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArM4SmspDEEAdFBtLVVHX3ZDb1ZxbUR0NENhWnBmSlE#gid=0 boat/platform survey] so we can plan the city.
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For several years, Ephemerisle began on the first Monday after July 11.  
  
Build an [[Art Project]]. [[Ideas for 2012]] (what would you like to try this year?)
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However, as Ephemerisle grew, the amount of build time required for some islands, such as Elysium, grew as well.  
  
Don't know where to start? Learn the [[Basics]].
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As a result, the start of build began pushing up against the July 4th weekend.  Many of the build crew members attend events during Fourth of July weekend, such as family reunions, Priceless, Camp Tipsy, etc.  Immediately starting Ephemerisle build after those events became difficult for those crew members.
  
Read the [[Survival guide]].
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Therefore, many of the island leads requested to change the start date for Ephemerisle to the Monday of the last full week in July. After [https://www.facebook.com/groups/notephemerisle/permalink/1929965953763661/ some discussion], a [https://www.facebook.com/groups/notephemerisle/permalink/1960966233996966/ survey of the community] found that most were either supportive or neutral towards the proposed change.
  
[[Coordination between attendees|Rideshares, boatshares, and more]].
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As a result, the following islands will be showing up on the Monday of the last full week in July,  beginning in 2019, and continuing into the indefinite future: 
  
== Fundraising ==
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* Elysium
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* DIYsland
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* SS Mazapeta
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* Blues House
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* Washed Up Yacht Club
  
Current fundraising efforts for ephemerisle projects.
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Note that as a decentralized gathering, it's up to each island to decide for themselves when to show up, and other islands may show up before or after those dates.   However, if you want to be there when most other islands will be there, you should plan to arrive from July 22 - July 29.  (If you want to add your island to the list get in touch.)
  
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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Here are the dates for the next few years:
  
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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2019: July 22 - July 29<br>
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2020: July 20 - July 27<br>
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2021: July 19 - July 26<br>
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2022: July 18 - July 25<br>
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2023: July 24 - July 31<br>
  
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/22415368/jellypus-floating-flashing-art-thing-take-2?ref=live link]
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== Get involved ==
  
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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]].
 

Latest revision as of 19:38, 16 January 2019


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 2019 will take place July 22 - July 29

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

For several years, Ephemerisle began on the first Monday after July 11.

However, as Ephemerisle grew, the amount of build time required for some islands, such as Elysium, grew as well.

As a result, the start of build began pushing up against the July 4th weekend. Many of the build crew members attend events during Fourth of July weekend, such as family reunions, Priceless, Camp Tipsy, etc. Immediately starting Ephemerisle build after those events became difficult for those crew members.

Therefore, many of the island leads requested to change the start date for Ephemerisle to the Monday of the last full week in July. After some discussion, a survey of the community found that most were either supportive or neutral towards the proposed change.

As a result, the following islands will be showing up on the Monday of the last full week in July, beginning in 2019, and continuing into the indefinite future:

  • Elysium
  • DIYsland
  • SS Mazapeta
  • Blues House
  • Washed Up Yacht Club

Note that as a decentralized gathering, it's up to each island to decide for themselves when to show up, and other islands may show up before or after those dates. However, if you want to be there when most other islands will be there, you should plan to arrive from July 22 - July 29. (If you want to add your island to the list get in touch.)

Here are the dates for the next few years:

2019: July 22 - July 29
2020: July 20 - July 27
2021: July 19 - July 26
2022: July 18 - July 25
2023: July 24 - July 31

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