Ensign to the Bridge!

by Whatsblem the Pro

Useful is the new sexy

Useful is the new sexy

We’ve been covering the build of the Control Tower over the last month or two, and today we’ve got an opportunity for YOU to be part of the project on-playa.

Sevenn, the International Arts Megacrew‘s administrative angel, is looking for people to fill slots as “Control Tower Ensigns,” helping the crew keep the Tower manned and operational 24/7. There are a number of four-hour shifts available throughout the week that will give you a chance to get a look at the workings of this massive, amazing art project from an insider’s point of view. There may be swag involved, and you’ll also get to hobnob and generally rub elbows with the legendary builders of the IAM, creators of the Temple of Transition that wowed Black Rock City in 2011, among other major playa art projects.

“The Control Tower Ensigns will help support the crew and systems of the Control Tower during the event, serving as ambassadors and safety personnel,” says Sevenn. “There will be a Control Tower crew member on site at all times to train and help you. Thank you for your assistance and support!”

As a CT Ensign, you’ll be assisting an IAM crew member with duties such as keeping people from climbing the tower, recording any technical issues, acting as a liaison with Rangers and law enforcement personnel, ensuring the generators are running and fueled up, and more.

Sign-up for a CT Ensign shift is quick and easy; just visit the Volunteerspot page for the project and enter your information, then show up for your shift on the playa at the appointed time. You won’t have a hard time finding it – even at Burning Man, a sixty-foot tower loaded with lasers and flamethrowers and other implements of funstruction will be hard to miss – just go to 3:15 and Esplanade, and you’ll see it.

That's a 1:5 scale model of the Tower; crew members are actual size

That’s a 1:5 scale model of the Tower; crew members are actual size

The 1:5 scale model of the Control Tower shows off

The 1:5 scale model of the Control Tower shows off

Mischief Lab's fine work-in-progress on the Tower's flame capability

Mischief Lab’s fine work-in-progress on the Tower’s flame capability

The base of the full-sized Tower taking shape

The base of the full-sized Tower taking shape

prepare

2 comments on “Ensign to the Bridge!

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    Spock, we need to go back in time about 3 years. Please work with Scotty on how we can do that solar-slingshot-thing to get back there to help.

    While you are at it, go ahead and work out a plan to go back to 2005. Uhura, put up an ad on eBay: “Concierge tickets to 2005 Burning Man, 20,000 Quatloos each. Teleportation included. Flush toilets available at additional charge.”

    Then plot a course to Triskelion. I got a babe to impress.

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