2014 Placement App

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Some information [REMOVED] for privacy reasons

First Name Sameer

Last Name Chopra

Verify your Main Contact Email Address [REMOVED]

Playa Name

Address 1 [REMOVED]

Address 2 [REMOVED]


Country [REMOVED]

State/Province [REMOVED]

Postal Code [REMOVED]

Phone Number [REMOVED]

What years have you attended Burning Man?

Burning Man Projects and Affiliations

Describe Your Burning Man Projects and Affiliations

Camp Category Theme Camp

Who directed you to this category?

Who is Providing Early Arrival Passes

Email of Provider

Camp/Village Name? Playasophy Camp

For Camps within a registering Village: name of village?

Interactivity Description Playasophy’s goal has always been to facilitate the exchange of ideas, and we’ve found over the years the best way to do that is to give people a reason to hang around and talk to both playasophy members and each other. With that in mind, we’re bringing back our popular hookah lounge from last year, as well as making improvements so people continue to hang out and share ideas. We’re increasing the variety of drinks to appeal to people who don’t like coffee or caffeine, adding italian soda and sparkling water. We’re also looking into serving alcohol, one of the most common requests from last year, as well as fresh-squeezed juice as a healthier option.

In addition to the hookah lounge, we’re also building out the Wonderdome, a geodessic dome with controllable LED lights woven into the shade fabric. Last year many people came through and enjoyed the dome’s effects, but were intimidated by the control system. This year, we’re hooking it up to an XBox controller, something hopefully most of our guests are familiar with, so they can take a more active role in directing the patterns the LEDs show.

Project Interactivity Primarily Day Time,Chill Space,Education Based,Food Given,Music,Theme-related activities

Number of Campmates 16 to 20

Acculturation As in years past, Playasophy will be running our popular “Virgin 101” talk, an open discussion with veteran members to talk about Burning Man, the 10 Principles, and what they mean to us. This year the Playasophy member who led the discussion won’t be making it out to the playa, but he has trained up a pair of other dedicated members who are eager to help answer any questions and help out new burners. While passing the torch is a challenge for any organization, by passing on traditions to newer members we hope to keep the Virgin 101 talk going far into the future.

Physical Description The front of the camp will consist of 24 foot diameter geodessic dome, use for public hangout space during the day and as the wonderdome at night, as well as the hookah lounge. Behind those will be a carport converted to a kitchen, as well as space for members' tents (this area is private). In the back will be a smaller dome, 17 feet in diameter, a pair of yurts for housing more members, evaporation pools and parking.

Project Features

Sound Amplification No

Sound Amplification Details

Stage No

Big-Name Performers No

Big-Name Performer List

Large Crowds No

Do You Want Your Camp Listed Publicly? Listed

Text for website listing Welcome to Playasophy, where the most valuable thing you have to trade are your ideas. Sit around a hookah, enjoy a beverage and share your thoughts with both our members and fellow travellers! Come by in the evenings to enjoy the splendor of the Wonderdome, a fully controllable immersive light display. We hope to see you soon!

Camp Hometown Seattle

Camp state/province WA

Camp country USA

Public URL for Camp www.playasophy.org

Public Email

1st additional contact Gregory Look

1st Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer. Camp Lead

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2nd Additional contact name Jeff Yost

2nd Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer. Project Coordinator

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3rd Additional contact name Zach Fleishman

3rd Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer. SF Coordinator

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4th Additional contact name

4th Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer.

4th Additional contact email

4th Additional contact phone number

Additional Emails

Purchased a ticket? Yes

Previous Camp Lead Kevin Litwack

Early Arrival Setup Crew Count 6

Early Arrival Date Friday

Camp Producer No

Camp Producer Name

Camp Producer Email

Producer Phone Number

Who will receive the EA Passes?

Requested Sector, 1st choice 3:00 Plaza

Requested Frontage Option 60

Requested Sector, 2nd choice 9:00 Plaza

Requested Frontage Option, 2nd choice 60

Requested Sector, 3rd choice 7:30 Plaza

Requested Frontage Option, 3rd choice 60

Requested Approximate square footage need by population 8000

You would prefer not to camp near ...

Requested Sector: Other Camps

Other Camp Location: Comments

Requested Approximate square footage need by population: Other Camps

LNT Contact Name Sameer Chopra

LNT Contact Email [REMOVED]

Leave No Trace is a cornerstone of the Burning Man ethos and one of our Ten Principles. Practice the 5 R's: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore and Respect.,Reduce trash when packing.,Create a detailed strategy or plan for Leaving NO Trace

During Burning Man, our camp will: Keep smelly garbage away from recyclables in BRC.,Clean As We Go and Keep It From Hitting the Ground.,Adopt the seven principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.,Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa, so that my LNT crew can relax during the event knowing that all of our camp members are doing their part.,Conserve energy, use renewable energy sources and minimize waste.,Collect, reduce and properly dispose of grey water.,Use or creatively use discarded materials for all the components of our camp structure and decorations, so that our camp is sustainable year after year.

As we depart the playa, our camp will: Bring tools to rake, magnetic rake, sweep and pick up every last nail and wood shard that dropped on the playa surface so that I leave my space and my surrounding spaces better than I found them,Follow the 'rule of thumb for line sweeps'- (hyperlink http://www.burningman.com/environment/images/moopmap10fin.jpg) – performing required multiple sweeps of our camp before leaving BRC. (One sweep is not enough. Do as many passes as necessary: the strength of the line sweep is in the number of people and passes.),Organize neighborhood MOOP sweeps. (Joining with neighboring camps and sweeping an entire block together is the best insurance against MOOP hot spots, bringing your own MOOP scores down.),Secure all vehicles' loads to prevent windblown trash on the highway and in neighboring communities.

Art Installation Name

Heavy Equipment Use No

Heavy Equipment Details

Share Heavy Equipment

Outside Services Deliveries? No

Outside Services Details

Outside Services Provider

Number and Type of Vehicles 5 cars

RV / Portable Housing Rental No

Number of RVs / Portable Housing Units

RV / Portable Housing Provider Name

RV/ Portable Housing Unit Provider Email

RV / Portable Housing Unit Provider Phone

Have you purchased a year-round storage container from Burning Man? No

What is the PC # of the container that you purchased?

Shipping Container From Somewhere Else No

Year-round Storage Facilities No

Water for Civic Benefit No

Mutant Vehicles No

Mutant Vehicle Contacts

Generator Powered? Yes

Number of Generators 1-3

Kind of Fuel gasoline

Fuel Storage 1-20

Alternative Power


Flame Effects No

Burn Barrels and Open Fire Yes

Describe Burn Barrel or Open Fire 1 burn barrel

Camp Layout Plan Must be uploaded to complete questionnaire 13-b7e67a901320a2efb69b3a32def39a16_PlayasophyLayout.pdf

Activities for Mature Audiences/Health and Safety The NV Health Department frowns on the idea of communal water as it is a health risk to others. Burning Man states: Large quantities of water (250 gallons+) being used for projects that entail full body contact or consumption by people must be "potable" and come from state health department approved water sources. Water being used for misting systems and ways that do not involve consumption do not need health department clearance. It is wise to make sure that you have "potable" water and the source is reputable! Public pools and showers will not be permitted. Art pieces involving water are not considered showers unless they are labeled such and encourage bathing.

I Have Read And Understand The Flame Effects Fire Safety Agreement Information And Accept Its Conditions

I Have Read And Understand The Above Information on Fuel and Hazardous Materials Storage And Accept Its Conditions

Fire Safety Liaison Name

Fire Safety Liaison Phone Number

Fire Safety Liaison Email Address

Fire Safety Assistants

Burning Scenario

Via the Web

Fuel 1 Type

Fuel 1 Quantity

Fuel 1 Delivery

Fuel 1 Storage

Fuel 2 Type

Fuel 2 Quantity

Fuel 2 Delivery

Fuel 2 Storage

Fuel 3 Type

Fuel 3 Quantity

Fuel 3 Delivery

Fuel 3 Storage

Safety Plan