I warned readers that there would be endless posts about Burning Man. I met some people today who hope to build a 500-foot monorail between the Temple and the Man. I don’t know what percentage of planned projects actually get through the four hurdles necessary for success, but I hope this one makes it.
1: Build an actual working prototype and finish it before it’s time to go.
2: Transport all the pieces down to Nevada and out to the site.
3: Build it at Black Rock City (must finish building it before the event is over)
4: Keep it functioning in the dust and heat for several days without killing or maiming anyone.
I’ve been astonished in the past as to what people are able to create and maintain in the harsh environment. The Flaming Lotus Girls have managed incredible flaming dragons and such. Then there was the astounding monkey zoetrope. The Fallen Chandelier. Who knows what this year will bring? Maybe a monorail to nowhere.