07 October 2011 | community
Shrine On, a member of the Los Angeles burner community, was in a serious car accident earlier this week on Wednesday, October 5 while on his way to Joshua Tree. The details of the accident are still unclear but what we do know is that he is in the hospital and underwent surgery to repair a torn aorta which is the the main artery leading to the heart. Its a very serious operation that he made it through
Pincus and friend Tom Cole, Burning Man 2005Back in the day we interviewed Mark Pincus, the founder of the beloved Burning Man social network known as Tribe.net. In its hey day Tribe was pretty damn awesome rivaling the likes of Friendster and MySpace. Its appeal was to those of alternative lifestyles and artists with the Burning Man tribe being the largest on the site.Pincus told BURNcast in
RIP Charlie Russell (1965-2011)Charlie Stephen Russell aka "Chasterus", born January 6, 1965, passed away on May 12, 2011 in his amazing art installation/home in East Jesus, Slab City, California, from unknown causes. Charlie is probably best known for "Cinnabar Charm" (named after the Th. Metger poem) a VW Camper Bus art car. Of the many things said of Charlie since his passing, friend and lover
17 November 2007 | community
Nitai Das, one of the lead organizers of Krisha Camp, is featured in the current episode of BURNcast when I met up with him at NYC Decom. He just pinged me to thank me for the podcast and also took a moment to share with me a video from this year's Burning Man:
08 November 2007 | community
Is Tribe down again? Need to connect with other burners? Donut freakout!There's a burgeoning social network called Ning that's got its own little group called Tribe Refugees headed up by Ms. Dynomite. It has hope for me, whereas Tribe...well it's just on the way out IMHO and other bulletin boards dedicated to Burning Man are just, well, too cliquey.At Ning, burners are asked to follow forum etiquette
29 October 2007 | community
Alleged Burning Man arsonist accused of trying to burn Grace CathedralAs reported in the SFGate, Paul Addis was arrested yesterday in connection with an arson attempt on the Grace Cathedral. Read more here.Authorities say suspect in Burning Man arson arrested in SFThe San Jose Mercury News also reports on this. Read the article here.SF Police Police Arrest Man Allegedly Trying To Burn Down Grace CathedralOfficers,
I've been doing BURNcast for three seasons now. As some of you may know, it all started when Chai Guy and I took the advice of some friends who said "Be the change you want to see" with regards to how the media covers Burning Man.Speaking for myself (and not for Chai), I find it utterly fascinating as to how the event is portrayed in both mainstream media and social media. I've seen examples that
This recording contains several voice-messages for Otto Schutt which can also be heard in the next episode of BURNcast. If you would like to leave well wishes for Otto, please call the BURNcast hot-line at 775-363-5861.Credits:Music: "mystery box house"by Daniel Berkman,available on Magnatune.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
This recording contains several voice-messages for Otto Schutt which can also be heard in the next episode of BURNcast coming out tutu-tomorrow (tutu-Tuesday!).We are currently working on our next volume of messages, so keep'em coming by calling the BURNcast hot-line at 775-363-5861.Credits:Music -"Diabolique" by Burning Babylon,available on Magnatune.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
From Random Lee Kind:I was able to visit Otto for a few minutes today. Wow, he has a lot going on; tubes, wires, and needles everywhere. Mark (former roommate), Dex (travel brother) and I snuck in before visiting hours because Dex was on a lay-over on his way to NYC. Otto is still very groggy and heavily sedated. In the moments Otto was able to focus he conveyed the gratitude he has for all of
Click image to light a cancle for Otto.
Otto's Fundraiser at Shine on 10/21. Save the date! Otto went into surgery this morning at 7:30 a.m. at St. Lukes Hospital. Here's the latest update from Random Lee Kind:Otto is out of surgery but deeper in the woods. The tumor they took out was the size of an orange and showed serious signs of spreading. The doctors removed the lymph nodes around the liver and biopsied the surrounding tissue.
This from Random Lee Kind:Otto Schutt is a big man with a little tumor that is going to be removed from his intestine on Friday. They cut him open last week to check out his appendix saw that was fine and thought it was all just a nasty infection. The biopsy results came back Monday and unfortunately the doctors found the tumor is malignant (the bad kind) and I don't know the prognosis but your prayers
03 October 2007 | community
A group of burner attorneys are mounting a grassroots project to challenge BLM citations that may have been issued WITHOUT probable cause and/or where consent to search was NOT freely given. If you or anyone you know was issued a federal citation from a BLM Officer or BLM Ranger at Burning Man 2007 and you are interested in contesting the citation then visit their website by clicking on image above.(Please
A 4-minute interview with environmental activist Micki Krimmel about how to learn more about sustainability and the green movement. Produced by JDLasica.
26 September 2007 | community
Andie Grace (aka ActionGrl) is BMorg's manager of communications. She works hard at what she does and she does a fab job. Here she's looking pretty and pretty preggy at this year's Burning Man. She's featured in SmithMag's "Beautiful Pregnant Women" series.Congrats to Andie and Tom!
24 September 2007 | community
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This episode explores citizen or participatory media at Burning Man 2007 with focus on the coverage of the torching of the Burning Man effigy early in the week of the event by arson. Included is:Brian Doherty reporting on “the morning after” the first burn; Word on the streets of Black Rock City as news and rumors spreads via word of mouth; Official statements from the Black Rock City LLC at