The Unintelligent Design Society dedicated to demystifying the Wonder Bread of life, progressing through the ever transitional phases of life and exposing the Warholian building blocks of culture in their most unintelligent form.
As Andy would say "Art is what
you can get away with".
Out of the hard, dusty Playa sprang a chaotic collection of Society Abodes. Our first arrivals, the dedicated and enthusiastic came home on a Saturday in late August...the energy high...ready to erect.
Theme for our Playa Home
The Unintelligent Design Society is a collection of chaotically related evolutionary ideas that converge in discussion and art making. We are a divergent group of artists from a wide area of California assembling each year on the playa ready to foster spontaneous creative
play. Our members have in past years created artworks for the playa including,The Way Place (2010), the Playangles (2009), The Cosmic Cocoon, Purge Tears, River Spiders and Altared TV/Sacred Cowch (2008).
This coming year we have a pyramid shelter called the Way Inside Out Place. Our philosophy encourages open participation in artworks, afternoon chill sessions with lively topical discussion and shared food and drink. We make our structures in camp as visually interesting as possible to draw visitors to camp. The Wonder Bread will be returning with a large attached shade structure. A new addition this year is the Dome that will be furnished with comfy flop furniture where we gather to share our adventures and enjoy afternoon siestas.
LEAVE NO TRACE PLAN Camp structures are planned to withstand the desert weather, wind, sun and possible rain. No materials that will disintegrate or shed will be used. Most of our structures are recycled each year.
The small holes from the construction stakes that secure the structures to the ground will be backfilled and tamped down before leaving. We have well marked recycling containers in our public areas during all scheduled activities. Designated campers pick up in camp daily. In the kitchen we have repackaged most of our food to minimize trash. Our wet garbage is dehydrated then burned. Our kitchen gray water is strained then poured into our large evaporation pond located in the shower area. Our RV's have self contained gray water systems. We are a non-smoking camp but provide portable sealed ashtrays for anyone needing one. All fuel for fire performance and generators is kept in
appropriate sealed containers. The generators are kept in plywood sound boxes to minimize noise. We carry ample tools for set up and clean up lending them to other camps as needed. Our designated LNT monitors Alan Masaoka and Ellen Henrici with crew will be the last to leave the playa. Our habit is to grid the camp site removing all bits of Moop, gray water and unburnable garbage and recycling. Finally we check all stake holes and rake through any dunes that may have formed.