Check out the latest installment: This is Why it's Called Burning Man(Although Robin has seen her first official burn, her series is not done. A few more parts remain. To read the preceding part, please go here. The next part will be posted soon. )
Then check out the all of them by Burning Max.
In today's SF Chronicle, Zahid Sardar writes: "When it comes to artful eco-conscious living and improving life, Denmark's new biennial Index design award - and not Burning Man - shows the way."Read more here.
Playa Fantasy Conversations at Burning Man 2007 from Ungerrose.
The saga continues:Robin's Adventures at Burning Man, Part IX - Dorothy was a SissyRobin's Adventures at Burning Man, Part X - Dressing for the Ball
Here's the 50 cent tour of Burning Man.
28 September 2007 | Burning Man 2007
Come watch and enjoy a video from Putt Putt Playa, the playa's premiere goofy golf hot spot this year. Fore!
5560 - The Laminated ManOriginally uploaded by DangerRanger I received one of these laminates as a gift on the playa this year. Danger Ranger's comments are worthy of note.
Photo Scott Beale/Laughing SquidFrom Comet magazine comes this in-depth interview by Mark Beers with prankster John Law.This past summer, some people began to wonder: "Was John Law right?" after he posted this blog.Time to decide, kiddies.
27 September 2007 | photography
Hey there, everyone! Katherine the Great here. I'm one of the new burncasters with an upcoming episode this season.From my gal Bronwen:"For a couple of years now I've been pondering how to answer the question "What is Burning Man?" The answers can depend on the day, your mood, how much coffee you've had... My favorite way to explain it is like a return to childhood: you get up in the morning, pick
27 September 2007 | global community
Uncork your brain. Picnic is not only a conference. Picnic is a festival. A week of fresh creative ad innovative ideas that takes place this weekend in Amsterdam. Gezellig!A new article from RTE.ie says:Picnic is a grown-up version of Burning Man - with more dealmaking and posher accomodations. Not everyone here is looking for profits. Many are here to change the world. Others just to play.....Both
27 September 2007 | commentary
Author Erik Davis posts two very well written blogs about this year's burn and Paul Addis' involvement, of which he calls an act of "Poetic Terrorism".By invoking that phrase , I recognize Davis to be a veteran burner. "Poetic Terrorism" and "Temporary Autonomous Zone" were Cacophany Society concepts (accredited to Hakim Bey) that had initially attracted me to the event back in the late '90's.
The eighth installment is up. It's called "Rainbow Songs".
26 September 2007 | global community
Burning Man 2007: Dancing At De-Menthas - Watch the best video clips hereWord from some international friends is that Burning Man is the new Ibiza.Is that so?Some recent international blogs about Burning Man:あちこちグルグルLarson the OutlanderDiosMeignoreaJaggleMainFatti
As posted on FORA.TV:Burning Man: Art in the DesertBook PassageCorte Madera, CASep 15th, 2007A. Leo Nash presents Burning Man: Art in the Desert.For one week in August the Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert brings people together in a spirit of self-reliance and creativity. Nash has been creating a photographic document of this gathering for more than a decade, culminating in this visually
26 September 2007
From Valery Hronusov blog, who took that fabulous aerial shot of this year's BRC, comes this update.
26 September 2007
Kitten from Comfort & Joy Camp just sent a link to the poll that's taking place on ePlaya.Here's what he wrote:hey folks... Let's do something about 2008's horrible theme, which has made everyone I know violently ill.Yes we can all survive by ignoring it & focusing on alternative themes like Passion or Robot Monkeys, but seriously, I think we really need to have more community input during
A collection of art car photos as seen in Auto Motto.MullingItOver is the featured photographer and you can find more of his work on Flickr.
26 September 2007 | music
Nice images and thumping beats can be found on this blog by 88dc.
The silliness begins as Decom Season commences.As posted by Mr. Bear on Tribe.net.
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!
This is multi-episode blog series about Burning Man from Robin Forman. Click here to read the the seventh installment entitled "Once Upon a D Tablet".Are you digging these posts? I sure am. This quote had me laughing:"Now, imagine this: You’re on an intoxicant that’s brand new to you and making your heart race. You know too much of this stuff can kill. So severe anxiety sets in, partially in
25 September 2007
Well, once again that was interesting. Skype is still in beta and it shows. Since the summer, which was the last time we attempted to do a skypecast, their forums are still showing customer dissatisfaction (and I might add "bitter" and "harsh" as adjectives to describe the postings) with this service. Eh, bien.After a bunch of trials and errors and what seemed like a chinese fire drill, we did get
25 September 2007
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25 September 2007
For you non-San Francisco burners here's a goodie: Chicken John, a long time member of our community (drink!) is running for the office of mayor. Today in the SF Examiner says of the candidate:"He is the only mayoral candidate — in a race in which Newsom is considered to have no serious competition...."So why did a top advisor to Gavin Newsom (the current mayor) contribute to Chicken John's election
25 September 2007 | video
Here's a hilarious video from Adult Swim. If you liked Malcolm in the Middle, we think you'll love this one, too.
25 September 2007 | photography
Although he hasn't updated for years, Julian Cash's "Supersnail" BM portraits are always inspirational to me. I got lost cruising through old galleries today. By taking the playa people out of the playa environment, he seems to highlight their brilliance.Check out his David Best portrait from 2001:more supersnailDigg it! | Add to Technorati | Bookmark on del.icio.us
This is multi-episode blog series about Burning Man from Robin Forman. Click here to read the the sixth installment "The Mailman".
25 September 2007 | show notes
In today’s episode we talk to veteran burner and all American guy Mac Maker and virgin Burner and Brazilian gal Cynthia about “the American dream” the new theme for Burning Man 2008.
24 September 2007 | commentary
A great blog series by Nasu Dengaku highlighting this year's burn.Episode 1 - Settlers game finished!Episode 2 - Dust, rain, supernumerary rainbows, and nipply goodnessEpisode 3 - The Star of OrionDigg it! | Add to Technorati | Bookmark on del.icio.us
24 September 2007 | art
Just got this from Laughing Squid. It's hilarious!
24 September 2007 | community
Some person's schwag is another person's living. It's a gift!Digg it! | Add to Technorati | Bookmark on del.icio.us
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Blogger Adam Tow writes about the dust.
Chlorophyll Collective's installation at Entheon Village.Envision Solar's Bob Noble (L), talking up his company'sLifePort carports in an interviewA few articles about the greening of the burn:From Carbon Tech:Carbon and algae from the playa to you. This article features the Chlorophyll Collective which had an exhibit in the pavilion.Partying to biodiesel. This article plugs one of the corporate sponsors
24 September 2007
This coming tu-tu-Tuesday, Mr. Paul Addis will be arraigned at Pershing County Courthouse in Nevada for allegedly committing arson to the Burning Man effigy this year.So BURNcast has scheduled a Skypecast to discuss it with the community ... drink! Skypecasts are large, hosted calls on Skype. Let your opinion be heard with a group of up to 100 other burners participating from anywhere in the world.Let's
24 September 2007
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Fantastic 7 minute video from the first stakes of The Deep End until the last fireball. And lots of great memories in-between.
In this out take, a follow up to our first one, we learn that a friend has found the camp he was looking for. We also hear more rumors!
Recently posted on the VLOG~FLUX blog this video features footage of Reverend Billy at Astor Place on the Playa.VLOG~FLUX is the syndicated version of Fluxview, a portal for independent news sources and conscious culture. More information here.
So this is an out-take from Burning Man 2007. We were just about to record our discussion about the Green Pavillion when one of my friends who I met working on the art project "Green Shoes" came by to ask me a question. I'm hoping you can hear what it was. Forgive the audio quality!
21 September 2007 | Burning Man 2008
They're hatching a conspiracy theory on the "burning man bitch fest" thread on 3Playa. I knew it!What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas since Burning Man™ may have to destroy itself to save the planet.gibbon - Sep 21 2007, 9:21AM (†) (x)I always though that Bunringman was about harshing peoples experience.Side note for your consideration. This year a Hunter S Thompson obsessed nut suffering from
Steve Fotografik has posted some of the best photos of the lunar eclipse and the Man Burn 1.0.
A series of panos from this year's burn. Brad's also got them from years past, all the way to '98!
The Design Llama has posted a great collection of videos from this year's burn highlighting some cool art including the Cubitron, Homouroboros, the Tarantula and the Spider car.
21 September 2007
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21 September 2007 | Burning Man 2007
Hail fellow burners!DaBomb asked me to share this with you (download the PDF file at here).It's a little booklet I wrote and gave away as a gift at Burning Man. It proposes that Burning Man is a "Taoist" event. Anyway, whether you're taoist or Buddhist or pagan or Christian, I hope you enjoy reading it.Burning Man, it's not an event, it's an addiction...Moses
20 September 2007 | Burning Man 2007
The latest installment can be found here.
20 September 2007
Rob Eshman,the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal posted this article comparing Burning Man to the festival of Sukkot. He's never been to the playa but says "I think I do know a little about the spiritual and communal power of Burning Man. Because I have Sukkot."Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha‑olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu leishev ba‑sukah.
20 September 2007 | event
Hey Bloggie Blog Bloggers!divaD here! I've edited a few episodes of BURNcast as well as had the pleasure of co-hosting a show on the Playa-Burning Love coming up this season!What did I learn? Tell me a romantic story about falling in love on the Playa and I will start blubbering like a baby! Ha! I have been to Burning Man the past 7 years and I am a fan of DaBomb's mini-hats. I DJ here in LA and am
20 September 2007 | Burning Man 2007
As first featured on our former blog on Myspace, comes this second installment of blogger Robin Forman's adventures at Burning Man.
From the Russian on-line forum BeHigh.orgcomes these series of photos.
20 September 2007 | Burning Man 2001
A blog chronicling the event from 2001 on Juke. Takes me back to the good old days!
19 September 2007
Cross-posted with permission by Doctress Neutopia:Two Flames: The Story of Green Man 2007By Doctress Neutopia Burning Man's founder, Larry Harvey, picked the theme for the annual 2007 festival as “Green Man,” which meant the ecological man. Artwork on the playa was designed to reflect the theme, building a world which lives in harmony with nature.Actor and retired lawyer, Paul Addis, has been
Back on the MySpace blog, we posted some really cool videos by multimedia journalist Zach Wise for the Las Vegas Sun's blog. Wise's work is breathtaking! Click here to see the archived slideshows and phenomenal panorama images of the Celtic Forest, Crude Awakening, the Big Rig Jig, the Steampunk Treehouse and lots, lots more!
Patrick Roddie has posted amazing new photos albums from this year.Check it!
19 September 2007 | Burning Man 2007
Brad Templeton of the EFF blogs about this year's burn and suggests ways to improve the event and curb it's growth.Click here to read.
Alaskan and burner Mavis Mitchell embarks across the ocean to share the burn using her " “Community Interactive Art” with friends in Hawaii.Learn more about Mitchell's "Burning Basket Project” here.
19 September 2007
Hello World!This is a test of the new and improved BURNcast blog.This blog will replace the BURNcast blog on MySpace.Click here to be taken to the former MySpace blog.
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