“Free” Coffee from Playa Analytica: Camp Nose Fish at Burning Man 2018

At Burning Man 2018 (in tune with the event’s “I, Robot” theme of automatons and AI) Camp Nose Fish offered “free” morning coffee to all Burning Man citizens, brought to you by Playa Analytica:

Thirsty, tired burner customers attracted by our large “free coffee” sign or our street barkers are immediately handed a pen and a clipboard with a New Account Signup Form, a necessary step for their own benefit and protection in order to get their free coffee.

The forms, each different, give customers an opportunity to share with us a wide variety of personal, private information and include bar-codes and long disclaimers in tiny print.  Examples (click to zoom):

Customers then notice that they are surrounded by a variety of friendly Playa Analytica-branded decor, including blinking video cameras capturing their image from multiple angles, and inspiring, heart-felt reminders that will help them stay connected and help make the world a better place:

Finally, when customers have completed their New Account Signup Form, they insert it into our AI Coffee Robot, which analyzes their complete personality profile and determines which type of coffee is best for them: Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, and Playa Black (click to zoom):

Playa Black, strangely enough, seems to be a extremely common choice, but we are sure the AI has our customers’ best interests in mind.

Occasionally, customers waiting in line are offered biscotti to dip in their coffee, however in order to accept the biscotti, they must first consent to our Cookie Policy (which has recently changed) and receive our verification stamp on the body part of their choosing:

On their way into Playa Analytica’s coffee service area, some customers may have noticed a helpful box with a slot on top showing just how far Playa Analytica is willing to go in order to protect their safety and privacy:

On the way out, customers may also notice a completely different box showing some of the beneficial customer services that Playa Analytica offers:

To ensure customer data security, Playa Analytica staff are all clearly identified by their employee Access Cards (click to zoom):

Overall, our customers really benefited from the safe, sharing environment fostered by Playa Analytica.  By learning so much about our customers, we were really able to help serve them the best coffee possible, and really improve their lives by helping them connect to friends and family and offering them all the products and services they want and need.  We are truly helping to make the world a better place.

Nosefish 2014 giving coffee and light!

Nose Fish will again provide multiple activities as in past years. By day we will be serving coffee to the City’s early risers (Tues-Friday – served Playa-time). Our coffee service is an interactive experience whereby caffeinate-ees are greeted by our own camp coffee greeter who helps each drinker uses our materials to create a piece of recyclable artistic “currency” for their coffee.

From 3-5 in the afternoon Tues-Thurs, we will provide costume and vehicle EL wire repair clinic. For many years, we’ve helped get their costume art working. We can provide a wide range of advice on matters electronic and mechanical.

At night, we’ll run the interactive MEZ – Experience yourself transformed into an eerie surreal rendering of space, time, and color in our MEZ Video Mirror.

You can find us this year at 6:00 and Rod’s Road, remember to bring your own cup!

Gifting Luminescence

Again this year, Camp Nosefish EL Wire repair service will troubleshoot and repair your Playa-worn EL art pieces, Monday-Friday. You can help us provide replacement components for fellow citizens by gifting spare working EL drivers, battery holders, “wire”, and heat shrink tubing to our EL repair station on the playa at Camp Nosefish between 11am – 4pm.

Don’t have spare parts? You can still help us with a small donation.  We’ll use it to buy more parts and supplies. Just click here and send a donation to paypal(at)robotikon(dot)com

Click below to learn more:

Wanna help?

EL wire Tips & Tricks

We look forward to seeing you on the Playa.

Nosefish 2012 perks you up!

We are happy to announce the final plans for Camp Nose Fish for 2012!

You will be able to find us this year at Center Camp @ 2:00.

This year we are offering coffee service from 8am to 10am, so bring your groggy selves by to get yer caffeine fix and start the day off with a smile!  Milk and sugar will be available, please bring your own cup!

In the afternoons, our world-renowned EL Wire Repair Service will return to keep you and your projects safe and well-lit at night. There are going to be more people than ever in Black Rock City this year, so it is important to be seen when the sun goes down.  Check the What, Where, When guide for opening times.

Then, after dark the interactive MEZ screen will return, where you and your friends can enjoy seeing images of your fine selves moving about transformed into different visual and time lapse patterns.  From dusk until late 🙂

We can’t wait to see you on the playa!

Nosefish 2012 – Great things to come!

Camp Nose Fish is thrilled to be returning to Black Rock City in 2012! Once again we are offering EL wire repair during the day to help keep the participants of the city and their projects safe and visible after dark.  Also, we’ll be bringing back by popular demand nightly quesadilla service, to provide weary citizens with some salty cheesy goodness to nourish their bodies and souls.

Also Camp Nose Fish will continue to bring quality art projects to the playa with the return of the MEZ screen as well as new projects to delight all.  Stay tuned to this space for more details!

Nosefish.org lives!

I’ve decided to try my hand at wordpress for the nosefish.org web site.  Mainly, I think I want to have a site where people can collaborate, and wordpress seems to be a reasonable way to create one.