BURNcast interviews Mountie Josh, a first time burner from Canada at the bar at Camp Fandango. A few weeks after the burn he shared this essay about his experiences on the playa with us:PlayaI just spent the last week waiting for the other shoe to drop. Every person I know who’s ever been to Burning Man has described a decompression state, where “returning to the default world” as
This video features DJ/producer Revolvr's (Touvan Sughiarto) trip to Burning Man 2010 but it was his visit to the event in 2009 that really opened his mind and influenced his music. Upon his return, he became Revolvr, and even his close friends told him, “You’ve found yourself.”
A "5x5" or "5 Vignettes" is simply 5 short, 5 second clips. This one by Mini Madness.
Hey there burners. Even though we worked hard to make this website HTML 5 compliant there's gonna be times when FLASH media is offered. Like today's slideshow from Buff Sanitized featuring these awesome animated GIFs from Burning Man 2010.Buff wrote in to say: "Hi. I have some coolio gif images from Metropolis. I still need to upload the ones I made from Evolution to my photobucket account. Never
This video was uploaded to YouTube by livetotry who writes: "After my virgin trip in 2009, I knew I had to go back Home. The signs that always touch me as you drive slowly into Black Rock city were wonderful this year, and I interwove them into this video to give you a sense for not just the sights and sounds, but the philosophy and meaning behind Burning Man and all that the dusty playa can be."More
This video was submitted to us months ago and we thought it would be perfect for wrapping up this season of BURNcast. It's from Glenn Lym who says he shot it on his iPhone 4 and that most of the audio is live.BURNcast still has more videos in our line-up thanks to all the submissions from readers like you. But the thing is, we're gonna go on hiatus until spring so those submissions will start our new
In case it's not obvious, BURNcast is a h-ee-yuge fan of Mastahnick's Burning Man videos and this one is no exception. It's the second part of a two-parter from his 2010 video series -- the first one we posted here. But here's the one that started it all.Anyway we were gonna post this video to follow the first one back in October when it was originally released but sorry to say that it got buried
The above video is from albert speer. It's more of an essay set to a slideshow and music than it is a video, so be prepared to sit and actually read it to get the most of it. Once you get past the fact that some of the sub-titles are kinda hard to read I think you'll find the narrative told here pretty cool.Here's the story: Two Rochester NY Artists Eddie Davis III and Aydin Ture go participate
14 December 2010 | Burning Man 2010
The Airship Victoria is a steampunk dirigible and multi-year project conceived by Stacey Reineccius and designed by Trevor Tuttle. Above is an old episode of BURNcast when the AV was still in its planning stages back in 2009. For Burning Man 2010 the AV was built on a matrix of seven 10 ft diameter balloons attached to a hand-made aluminum frame. Once airborne, the dirigible
This video submission by Baraka who writes: "An internet Attention Deficit Disorder montage of my week at Burning man with seven other virgins. Sky diving and tons of ART ART ART!!!!"
A few weeks ago I got my video submissions along with their descriptions mixed up. Sorry for the confusion! In this video, as submitted by Lowe, six guys from East Texas travel half way across the country.According to Lowe: "We hit a few bumps across the country to get there, but had the time of our lives. Made some great friends, thanks to Camp Titycaca for welcoming us with open arms.
Today's video is from Michael "aka Percival aka The Professor" Garfield who writes: "As an evolutionary biologist and developmental psychologist by training, I typically gift Black Rock City by expounding on lofty philosophical topics pertinent to the year's art theme...like the construction of selfhood in relationship to the collective."'I gave this lecture at Burning Man Festival's Entheon Village
This video is by David Fburn who wrote in to share the following:Heya !!! This my second burn and not the last !!! when i came last year , like many , i bring video cam and i realize with classic device you can't film and enjoy and interact with other that's why i bought a micro sport camcorder , and it's was almost perfect :))I made my first rec on the playa and it's only when i came back in default
Elite Force - Burning Man 2010 RIPEcast Mix First posted on 22 August 2010:This week The Space Cowboys are pleased to bring you a very special Burning Man edition of The RIPEcast courtesy of Tech Funk pioneer and good friend, Elite Force [U&A Recordings]. Featuring several unreleased Elite Force "revamps", this masterful RIPEcast exclusive mix is the perfect tune-up for the Playa, Boys and Girls.
Saint Hollywood style at Burning Man 2010!
Burning Man Base Soundscape: Sounds From The Urban Innerground by Searchl1te Today's particular music offering by Searchl1te is totally cool. It's really not so much music as it is an aural taste of the sounds of Burning Man. It reminds me of an old episode of the BURNcast podcast entitled "Hope, Not Fear - A Podcard from Burning Man 2006". Having cut my teeth on audio podcasts I prefer
Jelvis the Jewish Elvis entertains on the playa.
Wolf + Lamb on Robot Heart - After Burn @ Burning Man 2010 by Robot Heart
Looking for tasty waves and sweet swells but the waves are flat? No problem. If you've got a tarp, you can surf the playa any time.
stadenco live at Burning Man 2010 by stadencoStadenco recorded live after the burning of the man, Saturday 9/4/10, in the dome at Camp Aluminaughty.
Today's slide show comes to us from ErzenDesign who wrote in to say: "This was my 8th year in Black Rock City, and I was invited to be the photographer for the Fire Conclave group "Poi's in the Hood" on burn night. Being allowed into the great inner circle was such and honor to me, and since I had my camera gear, I figured I'd take pictures all week long. I'm a freelance photographer, and a long
MEGATROPOLIS was an art project for Burning Man 2010 headed up by Chris "Kiwi" Hankins and Otto Von Danger. It was described as "a loose interpretation of the city skyline, ironically built in one of the least inhabited places in the entire world."A total of five large buildings comprised the MEGATROPOLIS project including the Transamerica Pyramid, an iconic smokestack, an apartment building
As part of Bradley Milton's participation at Burning Man, he produces a series of panoramic photographs entitled "Living Working Burning Man”. This slide show from 2010 provides an introduction to the project but you really ought to go and check them out in higher res here.Of his work, Milton writes:"There are so many photos that show the incredible public beauty and vitality of Burning Man. (Over
While BURNcast is devoted to the art, culture and community of Burning Man, I feel it's important -- and only fair -- to give voice to the people of Nevada who live in the area of Black Rock City the other 51 weeks of the year.This video submission doesn't paint a very pretty picture of Burning Man. It was shot by citizen journalist and YouTuber who goes by the handle desertlovernv as she describes
From veniceBeachhobo: Our Burning Man Metropolis adventures. Much love to everyone who has gone or will go! Special thanks to mastahnick...your video inspired me to make my own.
Another epic video from Mastahnick who writes: "Can't stop believing how every minute on the playa is sooo unpredictable. First you're watching someone getting reborn as they fall through a life-size rebirthing tube (hilarious!), and next thing you know it... you're singing and dancing along to GLEE songs! Awesome!"
This beautifully lensed video from Burning Man 2010 was shot with a GoPro HD camera. This totally beats my Flip HD and at a very comparable price. Burning Man 2010 from Benjamin Taft on Vimeo. Editing: Benjamin TaftVideo by Benjamin Taft and Adam Bognar
Wrapping up this week's blog postings is some music from Burning Man 2010. These tracks are from ConRit Live at MalMart featuring J Naykid and Dr. Bud Green by JNaykidIf you're a deejay and you've got embedable tracks recorded from this year's burn please share it!Have a great weekend!
This series of videos is from railaybay aka Michael Murphy. It's from "Destination Unknown" which is a series of travel videos he's been working on for the last two years.The first featured video is also the first in his Burning Man 2010 series.The second one, entitled "A Ride on the Playa - Burning Man 2010" is a bike ride. The third and final video is called "Camp Shit Beer" which is also
23 September 2010 | Burning Man 2010
This story brought to you from the World Wide Good News network.
As a blogger, I'm always fascinated with how mainstream media tells the Burning Man story from the outside looking in. This clip is from CNN.Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a>This clip is from Fox News. Fair and balanced!No...seriously! What???Stay tuned. Coming up on the six o'clock news comes a report from WWGN!
In this playlist of three totally kick ass videos you'll get to experience skydiving -- however vicariously and vicerally -- at Burning Man 2010!The first video is mine. I took it at Tony and Laura's wedding near the Temple of Flux on the Giant Cock Car. Before the ceremony I looked up and saw several skydivers making their way down.The second video is from the folks at Burning Sky camp
From inkandmask: "This is a video montage of my virgin burn. Definitely the most intense experience of my life. I miss it already."
For your lunchtime fix: two Burning Man 2010 videos with extra phat bass! Can I get some bacon with that?
Ricky Vegas is a longtime listener of BURNcast who for years my campmates would tell me "You have a fan that came by and he is hot!" True that, folks, as you can see. One day early last year Ricky wrote me fan letter and now here we are: decompressing over lunch in Los Angeles as he makes his way back to Arizona.In this video Ricky talks about his experiences of 2010, his gift to the citizens of Black
Click image above to be directed to 3D galleryHarold Baize has 15 years of stereoscopic photographs from Burning Man and he's just posted images from 2010 on his website.Baize also posted some brief words to go along with each year of photos and 2010 is no different.Having attended Burning Man since 1996, he's seen the event grow from less than 8,000 attendees (at a ticket cost of only $35) to well
I love-love-love-love-love-love-looooooooooove videos from Mastahnick of Dilated Peoples Camp. So much so that I'm bumping his latest offering up to the top of Tu-tu-Tuesday's blog postings and superseding my own video interview coming up later today!I've embedded this video to play in HD so click on it, let it load -- get yourself a cuppajoe if your connection is slow -- and come on back to
20 September 2010 | Burning Man 2010
The Minty Fresh Gift Ring: RecapAt the beginning. (photo by Veganskater)More for myself then anybody else, although I'm hoping that others take an interest, I decided to chronicle the "Minty Fresh Gift Ring" that was my installation in the Center Camp Cafe. It started out life as a way to do something with all the used Altoid™ tins I had in the back of my car. What can I say, minty fresh
A lot of folks want to know what happened to the Burning Man Earth team's GeoEye satellite image of Black Rock City that was slated for 2 September, 2010 at precisely 11:41 a.m. It looks like at this time the GeoEye website is only featuring imagery of Black Rock City taken from Wednesday (the day before) however there's a couple of photos from Thursday available for viewing at BME's Facebook
Temple of Flux. Field of View: 103.2 degrees wide, 66.9 degrees highClick image to embiggen The Burning Man Earth team recently posted some really cool shots from Burning Man 2010. Above is a pano by Rich Gibson who was hoisted by 120' boom lift to get this ultra dense gigapixel image of the Temple Of Flux crew. Click on the image to embiggen or follow this link and make sure you use the zoom control
I have always wanted to do a lip dub at Burning Man but I don't think I could pull one off as awesome as this one. In this video Groovehoops throws it down to Al Green's "Full of Fire".
From the the videographer Shibby4984: After another awesome trip to Burning Man I have again assembled a compilation of the video that I was able to capture before my camera batteries died at this year's burn. I hope all my friends from the playa and everywhere else enjoy this presentation. )'(
17 September 2010 | Burning Man 2010
In this sex positive podcast by our friends Freddy & Eddy there's actually not too much sex, but lots of good feelings and positive energy as they recount their trip to Burning Man 2010. Good friend Jamye Waxman, who also attended the week long Nevada festival, joins them to spin stories, seek meaning, and explore the impact of the playa on our lives the rest of the year.
film by: blairerickson_@_gmail.comA brief taste of things one might have encountered if you visited Black Rock City this year.Note: This video is brought to you in HTML5. Be sure to toggle "HD".
Shooting this video was rather chaotic and all over the place. But Simon is one of the nicest people I've never met before. Fuck your day, Simon! Thanks for immortalizing the community (drink!) on yer arm!
Alright ya dirty, dirty hippies. I'm coming up so you better have this party started!You can follow my personal audio/video blogging on the Road To Burning Man 2010 at Posterous.Save some bacon for meeeeeeee!
The Flat Smiley Project is collaborative new media project and community building activity for Burning Man using Web 2.0 and social media tools.Flat Smiley invites participants to befriend him and take him along on your travels to Black Rock City as well as other regional burner events. Flat Smiley's message is: "No Burner left behind!" Using Flat Smiley is like sending a postcard from the playa
Below is highway information is taken from the Nevada Department of Transportation and is current as of Friday, August 27, 2010 at 13:32 .Location: NV SR447 between Wadsworth and GerlachRoad Report: Controls as of 1:30 PM PDT on Friday, August 27 are as follows: open with no controls.Weather: The forecast until 7:00 PM PDT on Friday, August 27: Skies will be clear becoming mostly clear. Visibility
Below is highway information is taken from CalTrans and is current as of Friday, August 27, 2010 at 13:22 .US 395[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS ESCORTING SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC FROM 5.3 MI SOUTH TO 3.3 MI SOUTH OF DUNMOVIN (INYO CO) - DUE TO A MUD SLIDE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS FROM
A warning from the National Weather Service for Gerlach, NV and surroundings is available below: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTin effect until Friday, Aug 27, 5:00 PM...BREEZY TODAY FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND...STRONG...COLD LOW PRESSURE IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE INTO THE THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA ON SATURDAY. THIS LOW WILL PUSH A STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY
Lamplighter Training video #1: Lifting from Karl Soule on Vimeo.Wanna participate at Burning Man? Lamplighters would love your help. This video from Gideon who writes in to say: "If you are coming out and are planning on being a Lamplighter, watch this informative video to see if the job of Lifting is for you. Lamplighters are the largest and oldest running Moving Art project on the playa, and you
26 August 2010 | Burning Man 2010
Attention Burners with iPhones & iPads! Get iBurn 2010 (Burning Man App & Guide) now available in iTunes! Get your iPhone app here.And your iPad app here.Please share this post!
Jeffrey Johnson from the Burning Man Earth team has arranged for GeoEye to take a satellite image of Black Rock City on September 2, 2010 at precisely 11:41 a.m. GeoEye is a commercial satellite imagery company that provides exclusive on-line mapping use to Google, which has its logo on the side of one of GeoEye's rockets.How it works is that the Ikonos satellite orbits the earth every 98 minutes.
Peat Ibarra's "Mytropolis" is a social experiment much like Burning Man. When you say the word “My-trop-ol-is” you take ownership. More info at Mytropolis.com
A frank conversation between burners from MarkRoemer.
Today we're having a little fun with this awesome photo as submitted by Chai Guy. On our Facebook page we're asking readers to submit a caption for this image. Join us on Facebook and participate!
Tripod Sentinels come from another dimension to hang out and party with the people on Earth. After their first trip to Burning Man they decided that they would like to help LostMachine build a Pirate Ship. They no longer wanted to be spectators they wanted to participate. They contracted Jesse Banks to design a new circuit board so that they could react to the music with their color changing