The goal of DECENTRAL is to enable the cross pollination of the technical side of the decentralization movement (blockchain developers, engineers, hackers, activists, thought leaders and investors) with the cultural side of the revolution (Burners).
Both groups are working to changing the world through the experimentation and improvement of radical ideas with our global peers. DECENTRAL is dedicated to building an efficient means of education to share information about recent advancements and tools that allow us to synergistically work together.
We partner with our Art Car camp DOGECENTRAL in the mission to spread the meme of decentralization to every corner of the playa. DOGECENTRAL is dedicated to Dogecentralized Dance Parties.
A co-creating tribe of dancers, movers, yogis, acroyogis and people committed to authentic relating. We gather and fully engage at various festivals and Burning Man. Join us in our quest to teach, learn, explore and enhance transformational interaction. We look forward to continuing the dialogue around co-creating community and offering our collective deepest gifts at these festivals.
Naked Heart is a place of connection and communion that invites women to fully embody their essential feminine selves, and men to honor this powerful feminine. The path of embodiment that we each follow is as unique as we are. Naked Heart honors and celebrates the feminine, illuminating for all women the power of fully inhabiting these glorious, radiant bodies.
What is decentralization all about?
Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision making, are distributed or delegated away from a centralized authority to the group as a whole.
DECENTRAL is not run by any one person or owner, but rather by a group of dedicated forward thinking individuals that work diligently to create our camp. We have committees that work together to ensure each project and area of our camp is amazing!
Do you have an idea to make DECENTRAL better? Then get involved!!! We make it easy for each of our campers to take ownership in successful planning, execution, management and enjoyment of our camp.
Am I a good fit for DE/DOGE-CENTRAL?
Are you highly experienced, moderately educated or even mildly interested in decentralization using blockchain and other frontier technologies? GREAT, you are likely one of us!
Willing to use cryptocurrency as the medium of exchange for paying dues and receiving expense reimbursements?
If the answer is no, then probably not. If you want to be near us anyway and let us try to change your mind (muah haha) then check out one of the other camps in Anahasana Village, Camp Contact and Naked Heart.
What’s expected of me?
#1 – Embracing the Burning Man Principles.
#2 – Having a Crypto-wallet of your very own and Using It (here on our website) to manage camp expense procedures.
Reiterating #1, Participating in the build, operations, and/or strike of our camp. While we hope many will offer workshops as part of DECENTRAL’s gift to the Playa, this does not count for voluntary work shifts. Everyone will work hard and participate in making our camp a success.
#3 – Do everything possible toward obtaining a burning man ticket. Not everyone will succeed at this, however you have to try, try, and try again at every sale, and ask everyone you know to help!
Are there costs to join?
Yes we do have dues to join DECENTRAL, the 2020 camp dues will be calculated later but are likely to be around 800-1000 DAI. If this is a financial burden, we do offer scholarships to people who are able to take on extra responsibilities to make this camp a success.
The money each camper pays is spent on food, water, electricity, decorations, design, burning man fees, DOGE, transportation and storage of materials, camp infrastructure (kitchen area, showers, chill dome, large shade structures, and more!)
We utilize blockchain technology to create transparency around how each dollar is spent within our camp. DECENTRAL is a “not for profit” organization, every dollar we bring in from camp dues and donations is directly spent on making our camp amazing!
Do I have to use crypto?
YES!!!! We use crypto currency to facilitate all transactions within the camp.
You will pay your camp dues in crypto and if you choose to rent a shiftpod or hexayurt this is also be conducted 100% with crypto!
If you make a purchase for the camp, your purchase (once approved) will be reimbursed with crypto!
Don’t fret if you aren’t a crypto wiz yet, you’ll learn a lot by being part of camp DECENTRAL and we’ve created an easy-to-use platform for all camp transactions.
Is this a plug and play camp?
No… You are expected to pull your weight. BUT… we have amazing amenities that will make your burn amazing!
If you are part of our camp, you will have cooking shifts, cleaning shifts, conference shifts, exude burner principles and help whenever it’s needed.
Expect to have about 11 hours of work on playa during the burn. RADICAL PARTICIPATION IS A VALUE WE UPHOLD!
Even if your mom is coming, you are still responsible for doing your own chores and picking up after yourself. You will be expected to be a productive member of DECENTRAL and DOGECENTRAL.
What does Camp Decentral Provide?
Yes… food and water is included! We have a delicious “serve yourself” breakfast and lunch as well as a prepared group dinner every day.
You should bring some extra water with you to have while you are arriving. It’s hot, and it’s easy to get stuck without water… be prepared!
If you have a strong preference for bottled water, you might bring your own as ours will taste a tad bit like it came from a hose.
You should also bring some of your favorite comfort foods as long as they don’t require refrigeration.
DECENTRAL is part of the Anahasana Village, our community has access to a steam bath, shower system, AMAZING food (fresh fruits and veggies daily), internet, fresh water and grey water removal, hexayurts & shiftpods rentals, geodesic domes, big kitchen, and lots of really cool shared community space.
If you don’t have a bike or a tent, we can help sort you out, just ask!!
I still need a Burning Man ticket!!
I know this is scary, but make your plans and you will find a ticket! ~25% of our campers will get their tickets after August 10th. This is just the reality of Burning Man every year. In the last 8 years, I do not know a single person that tried to get tickets up until the day of the event and didn’t get one! Last year we had someone at the gate that purchased a fraudulent ticket, we were able to give them a real ticket that same day!
That being said… this is not luck.
This is because we take a very strategic approach to tickets, and everyone is working hard to get them. This is not a guarantee that you will get a ticket from us! The tickets will be assigned based on priority (Effort put out in finding a ticket and participation in camp being the most important factors.)
For anyone to receive one of our tickets, they MUST search for tickets on social media and participate in all ticket sales. If you find an expensive ticket, and don’t want to buy it, please offer it to our chat room so that we can collect as many tickets as possible!
How do I join DECENTRAL?
We will fill up but some people drop out… If you end up on the waiting list there is still hope! Our camp is NOT first come first serve, we have our own criteria for choosing campers in our camp.