Philosophy of Distraction
The main theme of the camp is centered in having fun with philosophy, bringing 3 different levels of interactivity that will be available during the day, from the most “light” the most “intense”:
1. Daily interactive organized puppet shows, where the participants (sitting in front of a full flagged puppet theater) have to actively interact with the puppets. The stories we’ll tell are funny and very “gimmicky”, but they are based on well known philosophy theme (like the Plato Cave for example, where puppets will question the existence of a reality outside the puppet theater). Some puppet shows (like in the nights) are centered on very simple interaction, like just let people playing with the puppets (like a puppet dance floor, where participants dance through the puppet), while during the day some will be more focused on kids themes (The Lord of the Moop, etc…)
2. Daily puppet workshop: mostly during the morning, we’ll have a fully functional workshop where people can build puppet (head made in plaster, based on the Italian tradition of traditional puppets). We’ll build tons of puppets per day, that will become actors and gift for the day after show (plaster and paint need to dry)
3. The puppet theater will be always open to anyone that wants to get a puppet and improvise a show (we’ll have instruction on how to run the sounds effect and the curtains for a “self service” experience when no one is in the camp to help)
4. The puppet philosophy Cave: participants can join us in a small shade structure after each show to continue the philosophical discussion started in the show (around a hookah, a tea or a beer). This is going to be the most intense of the interactivity. Discussion about reality and ethics will be the standard. This is also the experience the camp wants to build for itself. A place where we can discuss themes for long considered irrelevant and impractical in our modern society, but perfectly fitting the cultural transformation of the Playa.