Evolution

Inspired by the Burning Man Theme for 2009, the Mind Shaft Society continues to examine the Bamboodu Civilization and its evolution as a unique species not encountered anywhere else on planet earth. Among their unusual characteristics, the Bamboodus evolved to embrace spirits nurtured by their high priests, the Bambozos. The Mind Shaft Society has recreated, through the artistic-scientific method, a rendition of the evolution of the Bamboodus and their Spirits. You will be able to adorn yourself in a Bamboodu Spirit-likeness, and be documented as such. We look forward to seeing what you conjure as your image of the Bamboodu Spirit.

It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life: a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection… There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers… and that, while this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed laws of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and wonderful have been and are being evolved.
  — Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species