Interactivity

In 2018, for "I, Robot", Entheos is expanding from 18 hours of interactivity daily to 24 hour interactivity that is open and available to the entire Burning Man community (where age appropriate). During our camp's five day winter retreat (which we hold annually), we reflected upon the "I, Robot" art theme and considered how we were inspired to engage with that theme. Ideas of building interactive robots quickly fell away as we more deeply explored how the growing influence of technology is giving rise to a technocratic society that is cataloged, managed and influenced through a stream of calculated inputs to achieve desired outputs. The commodification of the default world by governments and corporations treats us as though "we" are just one more computer, responding to a program; if they provide the right inputs, we will give them their desired outputs. In resistance to this societal trend, we are responding to the "I, Robot" art theme by inviting participants to consider what it would be to incarnate a different conception by embracing the idea of "I, Am." You, your voice, your true voice, is what the universe yearns to hear.

Entheos strives to balance its interactivity amongst body, mind and spirit, with a common theme of enthusiastic, playful participation. We divide the day and the night between offerings that are structured, educational and intellectually collaborative (daytime) and offerings that are fluid, celebratory and creative (nighttime). Below you can read about what we have planned for this year, along with a schedule of events.

Interactivity Open to the Public

Entheos Workshop and Speaker Series

Each year, Entheos hosts speakers and workshops presenting on the historical, cultural, contemporary and scientific use of entheogenic medicines for treatment, healing, awareness, self-discovery and creativity. We bring together practitioners from the rich shamanic tradition of entheogenic spirit journey work and create a dialog with the scientific/medical community that is presently conducting FDA-approved research studies for the treatment of such conditions as depression and PTSD. Each workshop and speaker presentation, although on a common theme, is unique. Three different sessions will be presented each day of Burn, Monday through Friday, for a total of 15 distinct offerings.

Trampoline Dodge Ball Field

This year, Entheos will bring together a field of commercial trampolines to create a play park surrounded by netting and approximately 90 repurposed 275 gallon IBC water cubes filled with computer-controlled lighting. During the day, Entheos will coordinate a BRC-wide trampoline dodge ball tournament where Burning Man camps and groups of friends can compete for the title of 2018 Burning Man Dodge Ball Champions. At night, the trampoline field becomes a play and dance space for the party. Fog rolls out from underneath, lit by RGB LEDs tied to the sound/lighting controllers, projectors light up the trampolines with a constant swirl of visually engaging graphics, and the trampolines become reactive to the people playing on them. Sensors mounted on each of the trampolines can detect jumping. As people playing begin to explore and work together, new effects are unlocked by jumping in sync in particular patterns.

Brazilian Caipiroska Bar with Sexy Samba Dancing

Dance your way across the stage with your best sexy samba to earn a cool, refreshing drink as your reward (21+ for alcohol).

Finnegans Wake Film Art Project

Continuing a project started last year, Entheos is building a theater in the round outdoor filming studio where participants will be recorded reading a page from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The art project seeks to produce a film of the entire book, set at night, with each page read by one or more burners with the playa as the backdrop.

Entheos Boutique

Open around the clock for that last minute outfit change or exchange, come pick out something to wear, have a cup of tea, sit down at the make-up tables and let your unique entheos shine. Skilled make-up artists and face-painters will be available every afternoon to help you express that Just You look.

Human-powered Ferris Wheel of Life

You and three friends climb aboard and lock yourselves into position on out-riggers of a central fly wheel. Once in place, using a motion familiar from childhood swinging, the Ferris Wheel of Life begins to move, faster and faster, as you spin over the vertical hub, first right-side up and then upside down, over and over until you surrender your spot on the wheel to the next brave soul.

Sexy Barista Party on Fire

Our sexy baristas will serve up hot and cold coffee with your favorite cordials while you dance to deep beats with our fire flow dancers (21+ for alcohol).

Ballroom Partner Dancing

Great ballroom dancing and lessons appropriate for all partner dancing and grinding.

Soulistica Bus

Outside are 20,000 computer-controlled RGB-LEDs that provide a visually engaging and synchronized backdrop to the sound stage, inside you will find professional massage therapy, the Vibro-Acoustic Sound Lounge bed, super waters for SoulTech hydration and an experienced group of holistic innovators.

Yoga, Meditation, Movement and Sound Healing

Daily offerings from our own experienced Entheos practitioners, teachers and guides.

Sky-high Cocktail Party

Come to the second floor of the stage truck for a cocktail as we watch the sun set and turn up the night (21+ for alcohol).

Food Gifting

Entheos will host a food gifting event for 100+ people every evening (example, bacon-wrapped corn dogs), Monday through Friday, and three additional surprise pop-up food gifting events at random, unannounced times.



Schedule of Public Events

Opening Sunday events:

Sunset: (1 hr) - Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening: (5 hrs) - Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: (4 hrs) Trampoline Night Chill

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life


Monday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (1 hr) Yoga Class

Morning: (1 hr) Meditation Class

Morning: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Noon: (1 hr) Entheos Speaker

Afternoon: (6 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball

Afternoon (4 hrs) - Entheos Boutique Makeup

Afternoon: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Afternoon: (1 hr) Yoga class

Afternoon: (1 hr) Sound Healing

Afternoon: (2 hrs) Brazilian Caipiroska Bar

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening (1 hr) Food Gifting Event

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Entheos Boutique open


Tuesday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (1 hr) Yoga Class

Morning: (1 hr) Meditation Class

Morning: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Noon: (1 hr) Entheos Speaker

Afternoon: (6 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball

Afternoon (4 hrs) - Entheos Boutique Makeup

Afternoon: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Afternoon: (1 hr) Yoga class

Afternoon: (1 hr) Sound Healing

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening (1 hr) Food Gifting Event

Evening (3 hrs) Sexy Barista Party of Fire

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Entheos Boutique open


Wednesday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (1 hr) Yoga Class

Morning: (1 hr) Meditation Class

Morning: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Noon: (1 hr) Entheos Speaker

Afternoon: (6 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball

Afternoon (4 hrs) - Entheos Boutique Makeup

Afternoon: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Afternoon: (1 hr) Yoga class

Afternoon: (1 hr) Sound Healing

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening (1 hr) Food Gifting Event

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

Late night (2 hrs) Ballroom Dancing

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Entheos Boutique open


Thursday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (1 hr) Yoga Class

Morning: (1 hr) Meditation Class

Morning: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Noon: (1 hr) Entheos Speaker

Afternoon: (6 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball

Afternoon (4 hrs) - Entheos Boutique Makeup

Afternoon: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Afternoon: (1 hr) Yoga class

Afternoon: (1 hr) Sound Healing

Afternoon: (2 hrs) Brazilian Caipiroska Bar

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening (1 hr) Food Gifting Event

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Entheos Boutique open


Friday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (1 hr) Yoga Class

Morning: (1 hr) Meditation Class

Morning: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Noon: (1 hr) Entheos Speaker

Afternoon: (6 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball

Afternoon (4 hrs) - Entheos Boutique Makeup

Afternoon: (1 hr) Entheos Workshop

Afternoon: (1 hr) Yoga class

Afternoon: (1 hr) Sound Healing

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening (1 hr) Food Gifting Event

Evening (3 hrs) Sexy Barista Party of Fire

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Dance DJ Party

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

All Night (8 hrs) - Finnegans Wake Art Filming

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life

All night: Entheos Boutique open


Saturday events:

Sunrise: (1 hr) Qi Gong Movement Class

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

Afternoon: (4 hrs) Trampoline Dodge Ball Championship Games

Sunset: (1 hr) Sky High Cocktail Party

Evening: (5 hrs) Trampoline Night Chill

Late-night: Trampoline Night Chill

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life

All day: Entheos Boutique open

All night: Ferris Wheel of Life


Closing Sunday events:

Morning: (3 hrs) Trampoline Free Jump

All day: Ferris Wheel of Life