After having to rebrand the event "NotEphmerisle" (or "UnEphemerisle") last year due to insurance and legal technicalities, this year The Seasteading Institute did not officially attempt to organize the event and let us use the name "Ephemerisle". We rented out every houseboat in the region, built a 20x24 floating platform, brought around 200 people, and made the event an unequivocal success.
Read Matt Bell's excellent summary of Ephemerisle 2011. Paul Bohm also write his thoughts on what made Ephemerisle a great occasion to connect.
- 1 Art Projects
- 2 Photos and videos
- 3 Strawberry Neptune
- 4 Technical details
- 5 Talks and lectures
- 6 Fundraising
- 7 Planning
- 8 Debrief discussions
- 9 Lost and found
A colorful and semi-private place to snuggle up.
(Not a sex tent.)
Artist: Matt Bell, Kate ?
Pyramid / Reed Forest
Pyramid: A floating pyramid structure made of PVC tubing and pool noodles.
Artist: Joseph Kisenwether
Reed Forest: A floating array of vertical pool noodles mounted on a submerged wooden structure. An experiment which didn't turn out all that well.
Artist: Matt Bell
Tilting Game Platform
This 8'x 8' platform is designed to hold up to 2 people and allow them to tilt the platform and thus roll a ball by moving around. There are lots of interesting interfaces you could get out of having one or more people control a ball in this manner. It would be a chance for people to hone their sea legs in a game of balance. The platform could be reconfigurable, with different surfaces added or removed to switch games.
Artist: Matt Bell and Kate ?
A semi-floating water slide for quick boat evacuation.
Artist: Erin Rapacki; Ephemerisle 2011, 2012
Photos and videos
- 30-second 360-degree video of Ephemerisle City and panoramas
- Matt Bell's Flickr set and video
- Flickr pictures tagged ephemerisle2011
- Darryl Hunt's Picasa album
- Tanya's Picasa album
- Bonnie's Flickr set
- Testing Matt Bell's game platform
- Ping's pictures on Facebook
- Scott's pictures on Shutterfly
- Cj Sewell's pictures on Picasa
- Ratha's pictures
- Tyson's pictures
- Megan Dobro's photos
The Strawberry_Neptune group documented their plans in detail.
- Community Platform (aka "center stage") - a 20x24ft. floating platform assembled on location
- BYOL design (Bring Your Own Land)
- Research on how to float structures
- Coordination Between Attendees
Talks and lectures
- (Most of the) Ephemerisle 2011 microtalks
Giant Floating Tilting Labyrinth Game Board
An 8x8 platform where players try to guide balls into holes.
Central Community Platform
A approx. 20' x 20' central platform for community use.
Reached minimum funding, but looking for a bit more to expand to the platfom.
A 16' floating geodesic dome with bar.
Not funded yet!
A 20 foot long water slide from a houseboat roof into the delta.
- What worked and did not in 2011.
- Ideas for 2012 (what would you like to try next year?)
- The 2011 Anchoring strategy
- Two months after the event, Adam hosted a raftup at Clipper Cove which was a precursor to the Washed Up Yacht Club.