Final Reminder: Second Annual Seasteading Conference & First-Ever Ephemerisle Festival!

September 16, 2009 by

We’d like to remind everyone of our upcoming [Second Annual Conference](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09) and [First-Ever Ephemerisle Festival](http://ephemerisle.org/), where the far-flung seasteading community will gather in person to explore the theory and practice of seasteading. Continue reading

The Art Of Ephemerisle

September 8, 2009 by

Here’s a quick preview of the art projects that have been awarded Ephemerisle grants so far:

Exercise Ball Platform by Kipp McMichael and Trea Grillo
A triangular-shaped floating platform buoyed by 12 x 65cm exercise balls. One side of the triangle will be docked to the main festival platform.

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Conference & Ephemerisle Updates

August 26, 2009 by

The [first Ephemerisle Newsletter](http://www.ephemerisle.org/blog/?p=50) can be found over at [the Ephemerisle blog](http://www.ephemerisle.org/blog/), and here’s our first conference update:

### Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for [early registration for the conference](http://seasteading.org/interact/events/conference09#registration) is September 13th, at which point rates will increase. Continue reading

Misc Updates

August 18, 2009 by

This is sort of a mini-newsletter, since this is a busy time of year for us I wanted to give you some updates.

### Conference

Since opening registration last week, we’ve had conference signups from as far away as Germany. Continue reading

Why Ephemerisle Matters To Seasteading

August 5, 2009 by

Seasteading is creating permanent dwellings on the ocean – homesteading the high seas. For a brief intro to seasteading, click here.

This post is being written to supplement our [announcement of the First Annual Ephemerisle Festival](http://seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/press-releases/the-seasteading-institute-announces-first-annual-ephemerisle-festival-p). Some people may wonder why Ephemerisle is an important initiative for seasteading, and why it is worth devoting some of our limited resources to. Continue reading

Reminder: Ephemerisle Grant Program

June 25, 2009 by

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Ephemerisle precedents

March 9, 2009 by

Now that it’s scheduled (Oct 2-4), I’ve been talking to many people about [Ephemerisle](http://seasteading.org/seastead.org/ephemerisle/index.html) – my idea for a festival of boats and platforms in international waters. Continue reading

Poll on 2009 Conference and Ephemerisle

February 10, 2009 by

This year we are starting conference work much earlier, so it will be bigger and better and less rushed. Also because Ephemerisle is a major, major undertaking which requires tons of coordination and planning.

We are working on the dates for these events, and we need your input. Please [fill out this poll](http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=D2xu_2ful_2fdGSJfYvDtk9eRg_3d_3d). (And there will probably be more polls to come as we continue to fill in the details. After all, the conference is for **you**, so we care what you want!) Continue reading

Ephemerisle without laws would be like Burning Man without art.

December 19, 2008 by

I was recently asked: "Is the plan still to have no rules during Ephemerisle, or does having it in the SF bay mean that there will have to be some rules?"

I replied: 

There will definitely have to be rules based on US safety laws / Coast Guard regulations.  There may be other rules as well.

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Wayne’s latest design thoughts

March 26, 2008 by

As the project has been getting more active lately, Wayne & I are going to start meeting more on Wednesday’s. We had an interesting design discussion about some of his thoughts on spar construction, Personal Seasteads, and detachable spars. Highlights:

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