The first Ephemerisle was held on October 2-4th, and located just SE of where Disappointment Slough (which extends to Paradise Point Marina) meets the main channel, [https://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?ll=38.032805,-121.467966&spn=0.005738,0.009474&ctz=420&t=h&z=17 as seen on this Google Map]. The event was sponsored & run by The Seasteading Institute, with central platforms built by Chicken John Rinaldi and his hard-working crew, who built a work boat and crane for the operation.
The event amassed 9 houseboats and a community-built platform anchored to the shore. A variety of art projects were funded by TSI. The event attracted media attention and was the subject of a documentary by Stanford Film Master’s student Jason Sussberg.1 2345. Perhaps most importantly, it was successful enough to lead to community interest and growth in future years. See the participant reports below for personal experiences.
- Ephemerisle 2009 Documentary - 08:32
- Ephemerisle 2009 - by Tamas Kalman
- I’m On A Boat spontaneous community dance moment
- Brian Doherty on Ephemerisle vs.
Seasteading (shot by Jason Sussberg)
- love the transition out of the mini-interview (minterview?)
- First test of Patri’s Pirate Pyramid raft - by Sean Hastings. This raft capsized during Patri’s journey to the site when he tried climbing to the top for a better view.
- Ephemerisle Saturday night - short clip of how the island looked Saturday night.
- Matt and Holly fighting with light sabers
- Saikat describing Ephemerisle Sunday morning
- “Drunk” guy crosses back from Achievement Lounge (Ben Lavender - seastead.org’s sysadmin!)
- Matt’s Ripple Theater
- Aerial images
- All photos tagged ephemerisle on flickr
- Chris Rasch (257 pics)
- Tamas Kalman (186 pics)
- Liz Henry (136 pics)
- Anja Ulfeldt (89 pics)
- Matt Bell (54 pics)
- Ben Lavender (29 pics) - Ephemerisle & Conference
- Danger Ranger (23 pics)
- Sean Hastings (21 pics)
- Lasse Birk Olesen (38 pics) - Ephemerisle & Conference
- For 2+ years, Ephemerisle 2009 (picture taken Friday, before full combining of boats/platforms) was in the Google Maps satellite image for that location, it was lots of fun to show it to people in their Google Maps :). As of 2012, the image has been updated and Ephemerisle is no longer there.
- Sean Lynch: Lessons learned at Ephemerisle, and the dairy ferry (about the rope ferry).
- Matt Bell: the Ephemerisle experience - It was beautiful, sublime, chaotic, messy, and full of potential for future years., many pictures.
- ephemerisle, year 1 - a grand success!
- [http://nasu-dengaku.livejournal.com/237326.html: Matt Bell’s list of Lessons learned]
- Chris Rasch - Thought dump following Ephemerisle ‘09
- Will Wilson – his questions before attending Ephemerisle, and his thoughts afterwards
- James Hogan
- Describing a few tiny fragments of an incredible experience.