Luna Sanctum (2007)
Though very similar on the surface to last year's project, I actually redesigned the entire thing from the ground up. It was sturdier against the wind and rain, better lit, there was space for more runes, and the pieces that were more modular and thus able to be set up more quickly on the playa. A new sign with larger, more readable typography made it easier to idenitfy. (It's astonishing how much a good sign enhances a project.)
The audio component was also heavily overhauled, producing much better results there. Overall it was a substantial improvement on the infrastructure and presetnation of the previous year's project, while retaining the same basic message. We were located just outside the 9:00 plaza.
Luna Sanctuary (2006)
This year's project had its debut at Xara Dulzura. Glowing norse runes and moon crescents are coupled with velvet hangings to produce a chilly, perhaps slightly eerie effect. Subtle music of varying intensity is produced dynamically by a computer program custom-written for this purpose.
At Burning Man we got a sweet spot in the 3:00 plaza (at 1:30 within the plaza, where 12:00 is facing straight toward the man).
Camp Nocturnal (2005)
We decided to go a different direction in 2005 and create something warm and inviting, instead of large and impressive. We built a chill space labeled with an LED-lit sign, hung with tapestries and velvet, and floored with exotic carpets. Within, low-volume music and cushions provided space to relax and reflect.
As you might expect with first-timers taking on a project of this magnitude, we made many mistakes. Nonetheless we did pull it off, and what we learned set the stage for our future projects.