Electronic dance music (EDM) culture has seen a meteoric rise in recent years. It’s become an international lifestyle that people around the world are embracing.
EDC and other festivals are founded upon the principles of PLUR, or Peace, Love, Unity and Respect.
This culture has been instrumental to the success of these events. It’s essential to remember PLUR values when at a rave, so that you can stay safe and spread positive energy during your time at EDC.
Peace is a popular term that people use to signify the absence of war or conflict. It also implies rest and an atmosphere of tranquility or quiet. This word can be applied to places, as well as people’s minds.
At edc plur, peace is one of the core values we strive to instill in children. Fostering peace-loving attitudes is essential for creating healthy societies.
At our institution, peace is more than the absence of violence or a state of non-conflict; rather, it involves justice and equity. Without these components of peace, we cannot truly achieve true and lasting tranquility.
That said, there are other important values which need to be promoted among children. We also must acknowledge that what peace means to different individuals or groups depends on individual perspectives.
Christians, Hindus and Buddhists all have different interpretations of what peace is. Pacifists view it as the absence of conflict or violence – this being seen as the original meaning of Irene, the Greek word for peace.
However, we must acknowledge that the concept of peace is deeply influenced by social theory. According to this theory, there are various conceptual levels at which peace can be defined: relations among states and group relationships within those states.
No matter which level is being discussed, peace can be either local (as in a peace treaty) or global (world peace). It can also be contrasted to antagonistic conflict and violence, or seen as an ongoing process encompassing many types of relationships – or both!
Additionally, we must acknowledge that some definitions of peace are empirically defined while others are constructs. Empirical definitions usually draw on elements of social behavior which can be observed or measured.
For instance, a calm lake can be peaceful because there are no waves or crashing shoreline but instead features fluffy white clouds floating overhead. Similarly, the mind of someone who is contented will also be tranquil; their mind free of anger or frustration.
Love is an intense emotion that can be described in various ways. It’s the most intricate, emotional journey you will ever embark upon and it may also be painful at times, yet also beautiful, fulfilling, and rewarding at the same time.
Ravers and EDM fans around the world place great value on love as an element of culture and mindset. That is why PLUR – Peace, Love, Unity and Respect – is so vital to them as a collective symbol.
It is the driving principle behind many EDM events throughout the year, and it holds great importance to the ravers who attend them. By attending these events, these DJs demonstrate their concern for other attendees and strive to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being while at these gatherings.
PLUR is a behavioral and ethical guide for ravers to ensure they have an enjoyable and secure time at their favorite festival or event. Therefore, it is essential to be mindful of these rules and do your best to keep your mind open to positive thinking during your trip.
Gaining awareness of one’s innermost feelings and emotions can be one of the most powerful experiences you will ever have. That is why PLUR events are so vital for ravers attending these events, as it allows them to connect with each other on a deeper level.
This is why PLUR has become so influential within the rave community, encouraging people to stay calm and spread love and positive vibes to their fellow partygoers. That is why it is crucial that you take seriously the PLUR handshake as a sign that you respect other people’s feelings.
The PLUR handshake involves making a peace sign with both hands and touching fingertips together. Next, form a hand heart with your partner and grasp their hands before sliding the Kandi onto their wrists through both of your held-together hands.
Unity is an integrated development environment (IDE) used for creating games, applications and movies. It’s one of the most popular game engines with an expansive feature set that lets developers craft all types of titles – from 2D side scrollers to hyper-realistic open world adventures.
Supported by multiple graphics APIs and cross-platform across mobile, PC and console platforms – it can even be used to develop VR and AR apps.
Unity’s platform is free to use, but users can purchase a subscription plan that unlocks additional features and access to the source code. The free version suits hobbyists and indie developers while Plus and Pro tiers cater to studios or professional teams.
Scripting is the backbone of a Unity project, providing you with the capability to manage object hierarchy and schedule events accordingly. It also controls physics, visual effects, and AI systems for characters in your game.
Unity boasts an impressive animation system that makes creating 3D and 2D scenes with virtually anything possible a breeze. This makes it especially handy for crafting cutscenes – essential elements in a game’s narrative.
Unity not only supports animation, but it also offers a selection of physics engines to manage collisions and movement. These models can be imported from external systems or created in-house using the Mecanim toolkit.
It also features a video component, which enables the capture and rendering of audio/visual fragments for use in games. Furthermore, it provides tools for mixing and mastering sound with predefined effects.
With the rise of augmented reality (AR), many developers are turning to AR and VR for new games. This has driven Unity to invest heavily in XR technologies which are supported on seven different platforms including Apple’s ARKit, Google’s ARCore, Microsoft’s HoloLens/WMR, Magic Leap/Oculus/PlayStation VR/Samsung Gear VR.
In addition to AR and VR support, the engine also boasts a vast asset store with an extensive library of assets suitable for any project. These can include graphical elements, specific game genre templates, audio files, as well as particle effects.
Respect is an attitude of mindful awareness towards someone’s moral standing and worth, as well as how one views, values, and treats this individual in ways which are appropriate and due to her. It involves paying close attention both to how we view, value, and treat the object itself and what it demands of us in return (Dillon 1997; Sensen 2017).
The nature of respect is intricate, as it encompasses not only cognitive elements such as beliefs, judgments, commitments, acknowledgements and ways of acting or forbearing to act but also affective and conative dimensions like emotions and feelings experienced. Furthermore, respect has a normative component where attitudes and actions expressed out of respect express or constitute some kind of standard or norm.
Respect can be seen as connected to a variety of other attitudes and emotions discussed extensively in philosophical work, such as esteem, admiration, veneration, reverence, recognition, toleration, good manners, dignity, honor and appreciation.
Attitudes, emotions and virtues have been compared with respect in order to understand where it differs and what they share. Some have argued that respect is more significant than one might assume while others asserted there are contexts where respect cannot be used as a standard for judging what constitutes ethical conduct.
Philosophers often distinguish between “moral recognition” respect, which acknowledges an object from a moral standpoint and values it accordingly, and “appraisal” respect, which grades an object based on some qualitative standards for greater or lesser degrees of value. While this distinction has often been considered the foundation of respect, critics contend it lacks reverentia and obscures different kinds of valuings involved with various modes of respect.
Some philosophers have proposed that it is possible to value nonhuman things – such as human embryos, sentient creatures, plants and species as well as the natural environment – and assign them moral standing or worth. However, this has generated controversy because some have suggested both that some non-human things deserve respect and that not all humans do.