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Proposal: Campout

Proposed by Justin Tyler Tate

1 meeting took place:
already happened: 21 — 22 Apr 2017

Temporary is closing on 1 September 2017. No further experiments will be scheduled, though you can still pledge Temps as supported experiments may form a starting programme for the post-Temporary project.


'Campout' is an experiment looking to self-reflectively question what we think of as environment as well as how we define artificial through the re-creation of a camp-site. The Temporary space will be momentarily transformed into an ersatz camp-ground as participants explore ideal and nostalgic camping activities such as sitting in front of a fire (an digital one), telling ghost stories, making s'mores and sleeping under the stars. The activities and the space, though their artificiality, are deliberately absurd and thereby challenge all of our real "outdoor" experiences; questioning how much of it was actual nature and how much was fabricated experience.

Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag and mat, if they desire to stay for the duration of the experiment.

* "Owing to long-term human intervention, no extensive natural forests have survived in Finland, except for some small stands in certain conservation areas." from page 64 of 'State of Finland’s Forests 2011' by Metla (http://www.metla.fi/metinfo/sustainability/doc/state-of-finlands-forests-2011.pdf)

** Campout is defined as: noun, a camping out of a group...and also to sleep outdoors; also, stay somewhere for an unusually long time. For example, “We camped out in a field this night” In the early 1900s, the expression was extended to figurative uses, meaning simply “to stay somewhere for an unusually long time,” as in She camped out at the stage door, hoping for an autograph. (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/camp--out)

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To challenge our notions of reality and artificiality through a constructed (or virtual) reality by having a counterfeit campout.


For one night, 8pm to 8am.

How often will this happend?:
Happens only once
Intended participants:

Anyone with a good ghost-story to tell.


This experiment proposal has comments.
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Justin Tyler Tate pledged in support of this proposal!
March 30, 2017 01:23
Justin Tyler Tate has pledged 30Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2017-04-09 18:19:47 +0000

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Ava Grayson pledged in support of this proposal!
March 30, 2017 09:19
Ava Grayson has pledged 20Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2017-04-09 18:19:52 +0000

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Agnieszka Pokrywka (agnes_pockels) pledged in support of this proposal!
April 03, 2017 17:56
agnes_pockels has pledged 50Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2017-04-09 18:19:56 +0000

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Katarina Meister (Kata_Meister) says....
April 08, 2017 22:34

A lovely idea!

This proposal is now archived and can no longer be edited or commented on.
This proposal became the experiment Campout, and further information and activity can be found there.