THE PINK POSTCARD LIVES HERE
Welcome to the online home of the Pink Postcard. 2012 marks the launch of Burning Man’s interactive, social-digital-anthropological experiment . Those participating in Black Rock City 2012 received a Pink Postcard as they came through the Greeter’s Station. Participants were asked to fill out the card and turn it in at several locations around BRC: Center Camp Café, Playa Info, Census Camp, and at the Ranger Outposts at 3 and 9 o’clock.
Here’s the deal: Burning Man is constantly evolving and adapting. Recently we have encountered new challenges that require innovative solutions. In response, we are improving our network of relationships and providing new opportunities for the people familiar with the Burning Man experience and values to connect around important issues. We’re asking YOU to opt-in to the experiment because we want you to help shape our culture and the future of our community in Black Rock City and beyond.
If you attended the 2012 event, please participate by filling out your Pink Postcard (additional cards are available at Census HQ in Center Camp). One side of the card has space for you to enter your name, email, Twitter account, gender, and zip code or country. The other side is left blank and we invite you to radically express yourself: get creative! Make or attach your art here – stickers, drawings, paintings, poems – all are most welcome and will be enjoyed and appreciated by Pink Postcard Volunteers.
Pink Postcards may be submitted at Center Camp Café, Playa Info, Census Camp, and Ranger Outposts at 3 and 9 o’clock.
Our hope is that this experiment generates new ways of connecting and collaborating within the Burning Man community. We are gathering information to help map the future of Burning Man culture both on and off the playa, and we want your voice included in the dialogue. Please feel free to leave feedback and/or questions below… we hope you’ll join us!
DROP IT OFF OR DROP IT IN THE MAIL!
Lemme guess… Came home from the event and found your pink postcard at the bottom of a dusty bin?
No worries! You can still participate. Off playa, Pink Postcards may be mailed to BMHQ in San Francisco.
Put your artsy touch on your postcard and pop it in the mail!
Pink Post Card
Burning Man Headquarters
995 Market Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco CA 94117
THE PINK POSTCARD VERSUS THE CENSUS
While they evidently share a love of the color pink, the Pink Postcard and the Census are indeed separate and independent projects. On Playa, the Pink Postcard is collected at the same locations as Census data is collected. Off playa, the Pink Postcard data will live at SF BMHQ, while census data is held by researchers at the University of Denver and UCLA. On Playa, Volunteers sort (with love) individualized pink postcards and anonymous Census forms. Stop by Census HQ in Center Camp to check it out, or help us sort!