In keeping with the theme of burning man for 2012, “Fertility 2.0”, this project embraces and illustrates the “Fertility of the Collaborative Mind”. It will serve as a visual representation of an open mind teaming with collaborative ideas, possibilities, and the fertility of the mind as ideas spawn new ideas….

What does it mean?



Your big brain turns me on.

“Psycho is slang for a person who is psychotic or psychopathic. The term is often considered offensive or derogatory. However, when used within compound terms such as ‘psychology’ or ‘psychotherapy’, the word refers neutrally to the psyche (mind or soul).

Philia is one of the four ancient Greek words for love.
Aristotle takes philia to be both necessary as a means to happiness (“no one would choose to live without friends even if he had all the other goods”  and noble or fine (καλόν) in itself.

Types of philia:
Aristotle divides friendships into three types, based on the motive for forming them: friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure and friendships of the good.”

See you on the Playa, friends.


2 responses »

  1. Dear CORE Team:

    I am writing to introduce the “Profiles in Dust” team. Last year, as a gift to artists, members of the Burning Man Media Team produced a number of mini documentaries. We made these so the artists could reward supporters, honor their team, and let their local communities know what they had accomplished in the desert last year. You can see them at

    This year, we are making a movie about your efforts with the building and burning of effigies with the CORE 2012 Project. We are hoping to find those regional teams that have made an effort to videotape their builds and efforts.

    We want to incorporate some of your tape as we tell your story. We are members of the Burning Man Media Team, and working with the Regional Network and in partnership with Meghan Rutigliano.

    Could you please reply to Davey Silva, who is copied here. He will help figure out how to get a copy of your video to us.

    He can also answer any questions.


    Tom LaPorte
    Profiles in Dust

  2. We need help to dismantle Psychophilia.

    Thursday afternoon and evening.

    Extra cordless drill and robertson #8 bits are useful.

    Friday we will be loading the trailer throughout the day.

    Much appreciated if you can pitch in for a few hours.

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