ReCharge/GVIAS AGM/BitF Producers & News/Breaking Wave/Events…

  • ReCharge News
  • GVIAS AGM this sunday
  • BitF Producer Announcement
  • BitF Effigy Call-Out
  • 4th Annual MadSkillz Vancouver – Juggling & Flow Festival is back!
  • Sat March 9: Electro Tea Party
      • Sun March 10: Daylight Saving Time Begins! The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour)
  • Sun March 10: GVIAS AGM
  • Sun March 10: Pancakes and Jam – Five
  • Sat March 16: LepraCON

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ReCharge News

Reminder for the artists submission deadline  –  TOMORROW – 1 day left!!  March 8th.

Bring an idea and a budget – that is all you need and a commitment to bring it to BitF.

We can help you flesh it out, the community can give you ideas at ReCharge, you can meet other artists to collaborate with!  You can find more information on the website:
http://burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser

Ticket Information: $15 per ticket.  $10 goes to  the artists for you to choose.
NOTE: NO DOOR SALES! Ticket Information http://burnintheforest.com/recharge-tickets

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GVIAS AGM
Sunday, March 10, 2-6 PM (1:30 mingle)
689 Abbott Street, Vancouver (Abbott & Expo Blvd)

(reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins! The clock moves ahead (= losing one hour).

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/gvias
RSVP & pass it on: https://www.facebook.com/events/394091044017374/

Hello friends of GVIAS!
Anyone wishing to become a member of the society before the AGM, must now do so in person at the AGM. Please arrive at the meeting early and register by 1:45pm, giving the board the opportunity to approve the new members before business begins at 2pm.

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BitF Producer Announcement

The Board of Directors of GVIAS would like to announce the decision for producer role for Burn in the Forest 2013:
The producers of the event will be Delyse Ledgard and Benjamin Feagin!!  This year we have two co-producers!
For those that applied – thank you!  This is the first year we have had such a great turn-out and we appreciate all of you for stepping up and your contributions to the community in the past.  We hope that you will find a role in another area of the event this year and would encourage you to apply for the other roles as they become available.  Thank you to the events committee for the vetting and interview process.
A special thank you to Delyse for her continued dedication and an excited welcome to Benjamin and his enthusiasm moving forward!
See you in the forest!
http://burnintheforest.com/

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BitF Effigy Call-Out

EFFIGY! EFFIGY! EFFIGY!
Effigy Designs Wanted for BitF 2013.  Deadline April 1st.

Do you have an awesome design for the effigy at BitF ?  Were you inspired by last year’s spinning mushroom ?

We are looking for an individual or team to build this year’s effigy.  You will have a budget of $700 for a structure no more than 20ft in height.  It can be anything that you think represents our community.
All designs that fit the criteria will be presented at a Town Hall Meeting in April for the community to choose the final design.

For more information and application form : http://burnintheforest.com/effigy-design-2/

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Breaking Wave Documentary available online
Alrighty folks – here it is , the documentary completed and online to view – complete part 1-4, the whole thing, the Breaking Wave from beginning to burning.

Thiis project represents (in what I feel) is the spirit of the Vancouver Burners to produce a piece of epic art, have the intestinal fortitude to bring it down to the Black Rock Playa and to have the drive, focus, force, motivation and follow through to build it in one of the most difficult places on earth – then to let it go to burn.   To bring a piece of BC (and Japan) across international boarders and three state lines over mountains, through valleys to take the ocean to the desert.

Hopefully this inspires you to do your own art at BRC or get onboard with someone elses project
and to the Breaking Wave Crew – you’ve raised the bar baby

Watch the Documentary on these links

Part 1
https://vimeo.com/59369209
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8HUifE3vw4

Part 2
https://vimeo.com/59603096
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6xSmttnFY4

Part 3
https://vimeo.com/59639565
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA1QZvJi1g4

Part 4
https://vimeo.com/59680171
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QXmKwaYhMk

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4th Annual MadSkillz Vancouver – Juggling & Flow Festival is back!

AGAIN, ONLY BETTER!!
It will be happening this year from June 20th through June 23rd. YES, that’s right we have a whole extra day of fun this year!!

What?
4 days of open gym, 3 days of workshops, 3 Cabaret performances, a late night dance/flow/juggling party, games, prizes and some of the most eclectic skillz you have ever seen.

Who?
The MadSkillz Vancouver features some of Vancouver’s finest jugglers, hoopers, flow artists and ground-level circus misfits, who have banded together to develop and showcase their mad skillz! This is our fourth time around, and we are back with more madness and craziness.

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/342138405885703/
Website for 2012: http://www.madskillzvancouver.com/

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Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

[BManUpdate] V17:#15:2.26.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#15:2.26.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #15
February 26, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ THE 2012 AFTERBURN REPORT IS LIVE
+ CREATE YOUR BURNER PROFILE!
+ SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP) OPENS THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
+ BMHQ SEEKS INTERNS FOR 2013 EVENT CYCLE
+ TEDX BLACK ROCK CITY VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ MIKE THE 8-FOOT-TALL VOODOO DOLL
+ REFLECTIONS OF FERTILITY 2.0 CAPTURED AMIDST ONE PARTICIPANT’S EXPERIENCE

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ THE AUSTRALIANS GO TO BURNING MAN
+ THOU ART DUST: MORE BORING PICTURES FROM THE PREHISTORIC LAKEBED

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE BAY LIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM SEEKING ARCHIVAL BMAN FOOTAGE!
+ FLUFFING ACADEMY

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS 2013 POSTER CALENDAR

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2
+ SACRAMENTO VALLEY BURNAL EQUINOX – NEVADA CITY, CA – MARCH 2

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ GO-PEDS AND THE ART OF NOISY VEHICLES ON PLAYA

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Submit a post request to the Jackrabbit: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

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Greetings everybody! We hope this JRS finds you well. In the wake of our Individual Ticket sale — which saw its share of technical glitches, but sold all 40,000 available tickets to eager Burners — we’re kicking off the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) this Thursday, February 28th. STEP facilitates the secure, hassle-free exchange of tickets between Burners, so if you’re holding an extra that you’re willing to sell, or you’re looking to pick up a ticket, STEP is a great option for you. Read more about it below.

We’re also happy to announce that the Afterburn Report for 2012 is now live! What’s that? The Afterburn Report is Burning Man’s annual report, detailing the activities and events that go into making Burning Man happen every year — both on and off playa. It actually makes for fascinating reading … and even the most experienced Burner among you may well learn something new.

Finally, we’re seeking some interns for this year’s event cycle … interested? Qualified? Apply! See below for more.

The Man burns in 186 days!

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THE 2012 AFTERBURN REPORT IS LIVE

The Afterburn is Burning Man’s annual report, detailing the activities and events that go into making Burning Man happen every year — both on and off playa.

We encourage you to read each of the individual reports in the Afterburn, for each one paints a picture of the efforts that go into facilitating the creation of not only Black Rock City, but Burning Man culture in the world. Whether it’s the Art Department, Community Services, Technology, Administration, Communications, DPW or Playa Safety, these teams put an incredible amount of work into making Burning Man happen — you might be surprised what you learn.

Thank YOU, Burners, for everything you do.

http://afterburn.burningman.com/12/

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CREATE YOUR BURNER PROFILE!

Your Burner Profile is your place to record and reflect who YOU are as part of the Burning Man community. Register now!

http://profiles.burningman.com

Information stored in your Burner Profile will help you to streamline access to ticket sales, register art installations, theme camps, and mutant vehicles, submit a media project for review and more. So the more information you put into it, the more benefit you’ll get out of it.

You can include as much information as you wish — or as little as you’d like — about who you are and how you participate in Burning Man culture both on playa and year-round. It’s totally up to you. Regardless, your information will be private and will not be shared — nor will it be searchable on the internet.  (For more details see our Privacy Policy: http://www.burningman.com/index/privacy_policy.html)

For answers to your questions about Burner Profiles, visit our FAQ (http://profiles.burningman.com/faq) and this blog post:http://blog.burningman.com/2013/01/news/announcing-burner-profiles/.

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SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP) OPENS THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

STEP is the secure, safe, hassle-free way for Burners to sell their extra tickets, and for eager Burners to buy them. Here’s how it works:

To buy a ticket through STEP:
1. If you want to purchase a ticket through STEP, log in to your Burner Profile (http://profiles.burningman.com) and sign up to join the STEP queue, starting February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST. Anyone who has not already purchased a ticket through one of our other sales can sign up to purchase a ticket through STEP.  NOTE: If you do not yet have a Burner Profile sign up before Thursday (http://profiles.burningman.com) – having a profile ahead of time will speed up the registration process and ensure you are as close to the front of the STEP line as possible.

2. When a ticket becomes available, the first person in the STEP queue is offered that ticket (at face value, plus usual service fees and a $4 per ticket STEP fee) via email. If that person decides to purchase the ticket offered to them, the sale is made. If they decline to purchase the ticket, it’s then offered to the next person in line … and so on.

To sell a ticket through STEP:
1. Burners who have an extra ticket to sell can go to their Burner Profile (http://profiles.burningman.com) to put it into the STEP system (so long as it is before tickets have shipped or you selected WIll Call for your order).

2. Once your ticket has sold, your credit card will be credited for the price of the ticket plus delivery fee.

Since STEP offers tickets for sale to the people waiting in the queue, you can’t specify who is offered your ticket. Additionally, signing up for the STEP queue doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to purchase a ticket … nor does offering your ticket guarantee it will sell. We’ll stop accepting STEP sign ups on July 31, 2013.

For more information about STEP, see the STEP section of our Frequently Asked Questions: http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php#step

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BMHQ SEEKS INTERNS FOR 2013 EVENT CYCLE

We’re excited to announce three Internships in our San Francisco office.

Three unpaid internships will provide the right candidates with opportunities to engage with the pre-event preparations of Burning Man’s Communications Department, Regional Network and/or the Art Department during the busy pre-event production cycle (June-August) and on site in Black Rock City during the 2013 Burning Man event (August 25th – September 2nd).

Internships require a high level of organization, acute attention to detail and deadlines, top-notch written and verbal communication skills, and a keen ability to think quickly and function well in a high-pressure, creative environment that is often chaotic but always a lot of fun.

*** To be eligible, you must receive official school credit for your internship. ***

Read this for more information and how to apply:

http://bit.ly/YJe7Y2

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TEDX BLACK ROCK CITY VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

The good folks who run the TEDxBlackRockCity write to tell us:

“The TEDxBlackRockCity 2012 Team is pleased to announce that the 2012 TEDxBlackRockCity talks are now available for you to view on YouTube as well as on the TEDxBlackRockCity website at www.tedxblackrockcity.com.

Black Rock City provided an especially powerful setting for this year’s investigation. On its most basic level, TEDxBlackRockCity created a stage for some of Burning Man’s most visionary inhabitants to speak about their ideas and creations. On a deeper level, it drew on the very values of Burning Man, whose Ten Principles provided touchstones for the speakers in their talks.

TEDxBlackRockCity is intended to foster creativity among all of its remarkable participants — both on stage and off — drawing on the uniquely dynamic community of Burning Man. This past year we teamed up with The Einstein Project at TEDxBlackRockCity taking web casting one step further, in collaboration with Shouting Fire (www.shotingfire.org ).

We invite you to play the games, listen and watch the multi-media, and prepare to ‘think differently’ as you experience the talks of TEDx Black Rock City.  It will help you make best use of the ideas you will encounter. Immerse Yourself.  Enjoy doing so.

TEDxBlackRockCity organizers are seeking volunteers and potential speakers for the 2013 TEDxBlackRockCity experience.  If you are interested in participating please contact this year’s co-organizers Klaudia Oliver and Jon La Grace at [email protected] and let us know how you would like to help, participate or engage in presenting your Idea Worth Spreading.”

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MIKE THE 8-FOOT-TALL VOODOO DOLL

“When people ask me why I make the cross-country journey to Burning Man year after year, I tell them it is intensely therapeutic. And then I watch them laugh.

‘What do you get at Burning Man?’ they’ll probe, as if the price of admission includes something.

‘What you get at Burning Man,’ I tell them, ‘is entirely up to you.'”

Read this Tale From the Playa by Green Monkey on the Burning Blog:

http://bit.ly/YJeMZm

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REFLECTIONS OF FERTILITY 2.0 CAPTURED AMIDST ONE PARTICIPANT’S EXPERIENCE

Kendrick writes:

“Utilizing the ancient technology of disposable cameras, one humble burner’s earnest endeavor to capture the year that was Fertility 2.0 is presented for your judgment, diversion, education or reflection in artifact, image & word.  Every story is made up of and part of countless others.  This is the accumulated story of one ticket’s journey to a participant and everything surrounding the year long struggle to return to black rock.

http://bit.ly/YJcSbb

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THE AUSTRALIANS GO TO BURNING MAN

Harlequin writes:

“After several years of dreaming and planning, hoping and wishing, in 2012 four Australians managed to travel to the other side of the planet to find themselves in Black Rock City.

It was an amazing experience that will never be forgotten. This is what happened – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg7_n8ieHWM (nb: video is slightly NSFW)

With love, from The Australians.

ps we’re happy to report that we all got tickets for 2013, and we will be back with an even bigger group this year. See you on the playa :)”

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THOU ART DUST: MORE BORING PICTURES FROM THE PREHISTORIC LAKEBED

(PRO-TIP: on his webpage, scroll right to see the images.) Brian writes:

“These pictures are from my second trip to Black Rock City in 2012, they’re shot with a digital SLR and film cameras — both color and B&W. I developed and scanned the film in my apartment.

I tried to avoid the cliche pictures we’ve all seen too many times now, choosing to focus on more of a day in the life aspect.

http://www.brianmcgloin.com/burning-man-2012 ”

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THE BAY LIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM SEEKING ARCHIVAL BMAN FOOTAGE!

Jeremy Ambers, an independent filmmaker who is working on a feature-length documentary about the making of Leo Villareal’s The Bay Lights (tentatively titled ‘Impossible Light’) is seeking archival footage from Burning Man for a portion of the film, which will be released later this year.

Specifically, he is looking for:
• General event footage from 1994 – 2000.
• Footage of the DisOrient camp from 2001 – present.
• Any archival footage of Leo Villareal or his BM installations between 1996 and present day.

All footage (SD/HD files and tape formats) welcome. Any footage submitted and selected to help finish the documentary will be fully credited. Please contact Jeremy at [email protected] for more information.

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FLUFFING ACADEMY

Captain Billy writes:

“Would you enjoy being a vital component in the building of a Theme Camp? Can’t take the heat, lack the strength or skills? No problem, build sandwiches instead of structures in our big shaded dust free kitchen. Come to the French Quarter Fluffing Academy to help feed, motivate and hydrate the hardest working construction crew on the playa. Bring your sexiest outfits and costumes or lots of sunscreen if that’s the way you roll. Sharpen your flirting skills, experience genuine love and affection from hungry, thirsty people. You can hide from the sun and heat in our kitchen while learning how to make exotic foods and beverages. You must be able to come early in the build week. Contact me at  [email protected] for details.”

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FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS 2013 POSTER CALENDAR

Pouneh of the fabulous Flaming Lotus Girls writes:

“YES!!! By popular demand, FLG are releasing their 2013 POSTER CALENDAR.

The Flaming Lotus Girls, the world renowned purveyors of fine firey artistic mayhem, invite everyone to come and buy our new $10 2013 CALENDAR. Showcasing the sexiest metalwork on the planet, the Flaming Lotus Girls’ 2013 calendar is, without a doubt, the most scintillating way to burn up the next 365 days of your life. Help support fire art at Burning Man.

Buy it now for only $10 Or do yourself and friends a favor and buy 6 FLG calendars for $50.

http://www.flaminglotus.com ”

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BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

We told ya before, and yep, we’re gonna tell ya again. The Burnal Equinox is coming up, and we here in SF are going to be celebrating the mid-point between Burns … and we want to see YOU there. So join us! Here are the details:

Burnal Equinox Art Salon and Mixer
Saturday, March 2nd! – 7pm to 3am
At Public Works
161 Erie Street, SF, CA 94103
(between Division & 14th St. in the Mission)
http://www.publicsf.com

21+ over venue

$20; just $15 with donation of art supplies
for Hospitality House art program
(*see needed supplies below*)

Dress: Anything from Abacus to Cyber-Absurd!

Come @ 7pm for special ROBOT Happy Hour mixer + drink specials!

For full details, see: http://bit.ly/YTmuko

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SACRAMENTO VALLEY BURNAL EQUINOX – NEVADA CITY, CA – MARCH 2

“Sacramento Valley Spark and the Gold Country Burnal Equinox Committee are excited to present BE3, the Third Annual Burnal Equinox

It all happens at The Miners Foundry located at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City.

Burnal Equinox is a celebration halfway between Burning Man events on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Burnal Equinox Gold Country will be a celebration of self-expression and creativity inspired by the Burning Man event, complete with art, fire performers, fashion shows, costumes, and theme camps.

Three stages of entertainment will feature live music, DJ’s and performance art. Bring yourself and be yourself.  Playa wear is welcome and encouraged.  This all-day event begins at 2:00 p.m. and continues until 1:00 a.m.

For more information please visit: http://sacvalleyspark.org/?page_id=686
You can also volunteer for the event or get more info at: [email protected] ”

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GRAND LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR THE BAY LIGHTS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 5

We’ve told you about the Bay Lights project (www.thebaylights.org) before, and guess what … it’s happening! The Bay Lights go LIVE on the Bay Bridge on Tuesday, March 5th, and we’re very excited to see it go off! If you’re in the Bay Area, and want to see it live, a list of the best views for the Grand Lighting Ceremony can be found here: http://thebaylights.org/view . Pier 7 will be a great spot to view the lights, and they’ll be giving out free hot chocolate and churros there [Editor’s note: YUM!]). All of the restaurants along that section of the Embarcadero will have good views, too.

Now, if you’re NOT in the Bay Area and still want to see it happen, you can watch a live webcast that will be embedded on that same webpage (http://thebaylights.org/view).

Join us in congratulating Leo Villareal on this fantastic artistic success … we’re proud to have Leo on The Burning Man Project board (www.burningmanproject.org), and happy to say he got his start creating light art back in the day at Burning Man.

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GO-PEDS AND THE ART OF NOISY VEHICLES ON PLAYA

We’ve seen a distinct decline in these especially-noisy vehicles over the years, but there’s still some people who bring them out to Burning Man. Yep, go-peds and the like, without mufflers on the tailpipe, SCREAMING an ear-splitting drone as they blaze along the playa floor.

Want to ride one of these around? That’s fine … but if you want to be a good BRC citizen and not turn heads (in the bad way) wherever you go, get a muffler for them! Also, you’re beholden to the same driving protocols and speed limits (5MPH) as all other vehicles in Black Rock City. Which are? Riiight here:

http://bit.ly/o80vyO

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The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Soundtrack for this JRS: DJ Zach Moore, Rachel Goodrich

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burning man communications team

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Recharge News/Victoria Events/Critical Northwest

In this issue

  • Recharge Art Auction: Callout for items!
  • Recharge BitF Art Fundraiser reminder: deadline March 8
  • [Victoria] Kasbah Art Project callout
  • [Victoria] Otherworld dates announced
  • [Seattle] Critical Northwest dates being announced tomorrow!
  • Events coming up
    • Sun: Pancakes and jam : NEW LOCATION!
    • Thurs 28th: BM Tickets: Registration for STEP opens

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Recharge Art Auction: Callout for items!

If making an art project for BitF isn’t quite in your scope this year, there are other ways of contributing to the Art Fundraiser.  We are looking to you to donate items for the Art Auction at ReCharge.

We will accept ANYTHING that you think someone else will pay money for and want!What happens with the proceeds of the auction?
When participants purchase your donated item, they also get to distribute the money they have paid for the item to the artists of their choice at ReCharge.  How cool is that?

What might you give?
Costumes, art pieces, trinkets, services –  you could even offer to take the winner out for dinner with you. Nothing is too small or too large – let your imagination flow with ideas of what you could give.  We thank you for all your gifts!

To make your offer, please contact Ron through http://burnintheforest.com/art-auction.

Vancouver Burners: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015/

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Recharge – BitF Art Fundraiser

Anyone need money to fund an Art project or Theme Camp for Burn in the Forest? Here’s a reminder about “Recharge”, thnot if you only needed $100 to begin with, but you get the idea). It’s that easy! e fundraising event happening on March 23. Present your idea to the community that night. People attending the event will cast a vote for the project of their choice. Get 3 votes, leave that night with $30. Get 50 votes, leave with $500 (ok, ok,

For more info or to submit your proposal, please go here —>http://burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser/.
Proposals are due on March 8!
Tell your friends, too! More Art means more fun!

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[Victoria] Kasbah

Want some money for your art project? Do you have a good idea for something you want to make? Have a model or a prototype or a picture? Do you think the local community will get excited about it?

Now is the time.

Bring it to Kasbah on March 30.
https://www.facebook.com/events/403017623119232

Contact Natalie Gregory ([email protected]) to secure a voting bucket; people attending Kasbah will get tokens to put in your bucket if they think your idea is awesome. Community members will vote directly for the art they want to fund. You will receive a proportionate amount of money after the beans have been counted.

Registration is open until March 15, 2013.

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[Victoria] Otherworld dates announced!

The Kindle Arts Society operates Greater Victoria’s Regional Burn event called Otherworld, held over 4 days at a private campground near Shawnigan Lake, BC.
June 28 at 5:00pm until July 1 at 5:00pm Tickets on sale likely in March.
Kindle Arts Society https://www.facebook.com/kindleartssociety
FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/382060098558354/========================================================
[Seattle] Critical Northwest dates being announced tomorrow!
Want to stay up to date with everything Critical Northwest? Sign up for the Critical Announces at http://www.criticalnw.org/. Tomorrow, you will be first to find out when it’s happening!

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Pancakes and jam

Sunday, February 24, 2013
12:00pm until 5:00pm

Casablanca jammers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164078587013/
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/131477387026882

Hey music lovers, jammers, dancers, cooks and lovers. It’s that time again. Pancakes and Jam!! Sunday brunch and an afternoon jam.

WE’VE CHANGED THE VENUE FOR THIS WEEK!
Submerged Studios
390 industrial ave, Vancouver, British Columbia

All you musicians. cooks and music lovers come out and bring your friends for breakfast. We’ll have the griddles going with pancakes, bacon, eggs and tasty breakfast treats – with an afternoon jam on the side.

Huge thanks to all the participants who’ve come out to make this happen thus far. Something truly wonderful is happening in our community.

SINGER/SONGWRITERS WELCOME! If you have a more quiet style please come out early (a.k.a. noon) and serenade us over brunch. As the afternoon progresses things get livelier, dancers get dancing and things get bopping. It’s lovely to have that gradual musical progression during the afternoon.

This is jam number four in a winter series that will go every second Sunday until Spring. What better way to spend a rainy Vancouver Sunday than sharing good food and music with friends?

This is a community building event. You are encouraged to participate. Volunteers are needed and wanted for cooking, playing, dancing and cleaning.

This is a free event at heart but to keep it sustainable we ask you donate $5 or $10 at the door. Best deal in Vancouver that includes all you can eat breakfast and live music on a Sunday with some of the coolest peeps in town.

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Thurs 28th: BM Tickets:Registration for STEP opens

Didja miss out on the Individual Sale last week? Don’t despair! Sign up for STEP so you can try to grab tickets from folks who might not be needing the ones they’ve bought already.

SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP)
STEP opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and closes July 31, 2013.

  • This year, anyone who has not already purchased a ticket through one of our other sales can register to purchase at ticket through STEP.
  • Availability is dependent on participants releasing tickets into the program.
  • Registration opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST.
  • As soon as tickets are released into STEP they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis via email notifications to registered participants.

For more information about STEP, see the STEP section of our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

 

[BManUpdate] V17:#14:2.12.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#14:2.12.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #14
February 12, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ TICKETS: GET READY FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL SALE
+ PROJECT REGISTRATION FORMS OPENING MARCH 12
+ POSITION AVAILABLE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
+ POSITION AVAILABLE: PLACEMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR IS HIRING AN EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER
+ RENT YOUR PLAYA BIKE FROM BLACK ROCK BICYCLES
+ “TRIBES OF BURNING MAN” TO BE TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ CONNECTIVITY VS. IMMEDIACY

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN: INCENDIARY PERSON IN THE DESERT CARNIVAL REALM
+ THE MOOP SONG FEATURING BUDDY CARROT
+ PHOTO GALLERY FROM ROD HOEKSTRA

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ THE SS TITTYHAWK: AN *AIRCRAFT CARRIER* ART CAR FOR BURNING MAN
+ HELP THE IMAGINATION MACHINE RETURN TO THE PLAYA
+ THE MUSTACHE RIDE!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ PLANTS ON THE PLAYA! COOL, RIGHT? WRONG.

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Submit a post request to the Jackrabbit: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

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Hello everybody! Well, tomorrow is a big day. 40,000 tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis in our Individual Sale, starting at 12pm (that’s noon) PST on Wednesday February 13th. We have a primer below to get you ready for the sale.

In other news, there’s some hiring going on at BMHQ, and we’ve got two (count ’em, 2!) open positions to run by you. And if you live in Reno (or want to), Black Rock Solar has one as well.

Finally, as you’ll see, our Support a Project list is starting to grow … as predicted. A note to would-be seekers of promotion for your fundraiser in the Jackrabbit Speaks: we will only promote projects that have a VERY LARGE IMPACT on a LARGE NUMBER of Burners on playa. We have to draw the line somewhere, and that’s where we believe it makes sense to draw it (though we also reserve the right to highlight certain projects we think you should see). Promotion of your fundraiser is really up to YOU, and is an opportunity to reach out to and connect with people in your community to garner favor, friends and support.

That said, regardless of the scale of your project, if you want your Kickstarter and Indiegogo fundraisers listed on our Support a Project webpage, here’s how:

http://www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject/raisefunds.html

The Man burns in 200 days! That’s a round number! Auspicious!

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TICKETS: GET READY FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL SALE

40,000 tickets for Burning Man 2013 will go on sale beginning at 12pm (noon) PST tomorrow – that’s Wednesday, February 13. Here’s what you need to know to be ready.

First off, this sale is ONLY accessible to those who pre-registered during the pre-registration period (February 6-10).

On Wednesday, February 13 at 12pm (noon) PST, a link to the sale will appear at the top of this page: http://tickets.burningman.com. You can also use the button in your confirmation email. Either works.

In order to access the sale, you will need to provide your unique pass code from your confirmation email. If you didn’t receive a confirmation email or don’t have your pass code, email [email protected] as soon as possible for assistance – please don’t wait until the sale is underway to reach out for help!

Before the sale opens, make sure your web browser (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, ideally) has cookies enabled and Javascript turned on. (This is usually in your browser’s preferences.) You *can* use your smart phone or tablet, but know that this process isn’t optimized for mobile devices, and you will need a reliable connection.

PLEASE NOTE: we anticipate a lot of people will be trying to access the sale at the same time and we cannot accurately predict how long of a wait there will be. While we have worked closely with our ticketing partner to make the system run as quickly and smoothly as possible, many participants will be attempting to purchase tickets at the same time, which may result in long wait times. Please be prepared to be patient.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]. Keep in mind that the folks on the other end of that email address are Burners just like you … and they’re here to help.

For current information about the ticket sale please follow our Twitter feeds (@bmantickets and @burningman), check out this ePlaya discussion thread (http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=326), and/or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/burningman).

We’ll see you (virtually) on Wednesday!

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PROJECT REGISTRATION FORMS OPENING MARCH 12, NOT FEBRUARY 20TH

You know how we told you that project registration would start up on February 20th? Yeah well, we were wrong. Forms will be available to register your art installation, theme camp, mutant vehicle and media activity on March 12. You’ll find what you need here:

http://forms.burningman.com

So there you go. Carry on.

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POSITION AVAILABLE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Position Available: Project Management and Administration Assistant
Location: Burning Man San Francisco office

** Please submit resume and cover letter by 10:00am on February 19th, 2013, using this link: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/Yhw2Yq/Project-Management-And-Adminstrative-Assistant.html?source=JRS

JOB SUMMARY

This role will serve as the Project Management and Administration Assistant to the Black Rock City Event Operations Team (Ops Team) and BRC Event Operations Director, and will coordinate and organize processes and materials towards the production of the Burning Man Event from start to finish. This encompasses managing the information shared and created by the Ops Team with the rest of Burning Man.

The ability to succeed within a complex multi-department environment along with the ability to manage multiple projects is mandatory. A superior customer service attitude, and a documented history of technical and business management skills is a must.

For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications, please view the complete job listing here: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/Yhw2Yq/Project-Management-And-Adminstrative-Assistant.html?source=JRS

This is a part-time, regular position eligible for benefits in our San Francisco office.

** Please submit resume and cover letter by 10:00am on February 19th, 2013, using this link: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/Yhw2Yq/Project-Management-And-Adminstrative-Assistant.html?source=JRS

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POSITION AVAILABLE: PLACEMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Position Available: Placement Production Assistant
Location: Burning Man San Francisco office

** Please submit resume and cover letter by 10:00am on February 19th, 2013, using this link: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/ODWr2e/Placement-Production-Assistant.html?source=JRS

JOB SUMMARY

The Placement Production Assistant will provide administrative support for the camp Placement process manager and volunteer team.

For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications, please view the complete job listing here: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/ODWr2e/Placement-Production-Assistant.html?source=JRS

This is a temporary position not eligible for benefits.

** Please submit resume and cover letter by 10:00am on February 19th, 2013, using this link: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/ODWr2e/Placement-Production-Assistant.html?source=JRS

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BLACK ROCK SOLAR IS HIRING AN EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER

The good folks from Black Rock Solar write to let us know of an opening in their organization:

“Do you have a background in education and grant writing, a love for the environment and a fervent desire to enhance K-12 educational opportunities? Black Rock Solar is seeking a self-motivated, smart and dynamic Education Program Manager to help shape, implement and fund our growing education program. This is a full-time position in our Reno office. For more information and to apply, visit

http://www.blackrocksolar.org/about/work-for-black-rock-solar/ ”

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RENT YOUR PLAYA BIKE FROM BLACK ROCK BICYCLES

Located just a few hours from the playa, Black Rock Bicycles of Reno is geared up earlier this year with rentals and affordable new and used cruisers. This Burners-owned and operated outfit comes highly recommended and they always sell out, so it’s best to reserve a reliable and comfortable bike early. They also have bike supplies, such as lighting, baskets, bells, locks, and many other bike necessities. ALSO to help make the journey to the playa easier and stress free, their customers can ship their supplies to them 30 days prior to Burning Man, have it stored without charge, and pick the supplies up along with their bike on their way to the playa. Finally, they will also ship your supplies back to you after the burn for only the cost of the shipping (items must be boxed and ready to ship). Check out their website for contact information, reservations, and questions at www.blackrockbicycles.com

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“TRIBES OF BURNING MAN” TO BE TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH

We are everywhere, including French-speaking countries and Francophiles’ bookshelves, apparently. Steve Jones writes to let us know:

“The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert is Shaping the New American Counterculture, the 2011 book by Steven T. Jones (aka Scribe) chronicling the explosion of the Burner culture, will be translated into French.

Its publisher, CCC Publishing of San Francisco, signed a translation and distribution deal last week with Montreal-based publisher Éditions Octave that will make the French-version of the book available online and in bookstores throughout Canada, France, and Switzerland starting this summer.

Tribes includes embedded journalism with the Flaming Lotus Girls, Temple of Flux, Burners Without Borders, Opulent Temple, and other high-profile Burning Man tribes and extensive interviews with event founder Larry Harvey and other Burner luminaries from 2004 until the present, as the event reached the pinnacle of its popularity and cultural influence.”

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CONNECTIVITY VS. IMMEDIACY

Halcyon is back, and sparking an interesting discussion on the tension between staying connected and staying CONNECTED on playa. What do you think? Is our hyper-connected technological culture threatening the immediacy we experience at Burning Man (and oh, how rare that is these days)? Add your thoughts on the Burning Blog:

http://blog.burningman.com/2013/02/technology/connectivity-vs-immediacy/

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BURNING MAN: INCENDIARY PERSON IN THE DESERT CARNIVAL REALM

Read (or listen as podcast) to Jonathan Zap’s sometimes surreal narrative and psychoanalysis of Burning Man: Incendiary Person in the Desert Carnival Realm

http://www.zaporacle.com/incendiary-person-in-the-desert-carnival-realm/

(also published on Reality Sandwich)

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THE MOOP SONG FEATURING BUDDY CARROT

We don’t even … know … what to say about this, except that this dude is AWESOME. Hear what may just be the best (!!) song ever written about Matter Out of Place (MOOP). And the bonus? It’s a sing-along! Created by 2012 virgin Burner Shwaman Josh of The More Carrots (a Black Rock farmer’.s market in the French Quarter Village).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO20nLmeE1Q

This made our day. Thanks Buddy!

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PHOTO GALLERY FROM ROD HOEKSTRA

For the third year now, the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter is proud to present Rod’s amazing photos from Burning Man. His gallery can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookinghamus/sets/72157631703012223/

Enjoy!

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THE SS TITTYHAWK: AN *AIRCRAFT CARRIER* ART CAR FOR BURNING MAN

Holy. Crap. It is our duty as a community of like-minded individuals seeking to manifest and thoroughly enjoy the monstrously absurd to help make this happen. Right? Right. Tizzle writes:

“I had a vision one night on the Playa last year after an encounter with several random groups. I had an 8 person art car and a lot of people I taxied around said they could not get on the other big art cars. Well this kinda stinks because I had the same thing happen my first year on the Playa too. This vision involves a bus, tons of lumber, metal, welding, paint, and all to make a LARGE CARGO area called a flight deck. We are building an Aircraft Carrier Art Car for Burning Man 2013 and we need your help!

Please Donate!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ss-tittyhawk-of-brc?c=home

Join the Flight Crew
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SS-Tittyhawk/348367005260285

SS Tittyhawk
http://www.sstittyhawk.com/ ”

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HELP THE IMAGINATION MACHINE RETURN TO THE PLAYA

James of The F*cking Unicorns crew writes:

“Two years ago we embarked on a journey to create something big for for the Burning Man community. We built the Imagination Machine; a huge double rainbow, with 7,000 programmable LEDs, a mobile aerial rig, glowing clouds and a spacious raised dance platform with one of the best views on the playa.

Now we want to ensure the Imagination Machine is something you see on the playa year after year. The current vehicle is in need of some basic repairs. A new transmission and some work on the suspension will get us back to Apogaea (the Colorado Regional) and Burning Man in 2013. A new base vehicle will bring the magic back in following years, and give us room to expand and grow.

We’ve got big ideas, and we’ve proven we can pull them off. But big things cost money. The Unicorns never raise funds to buy personal or camp infrastructure. Every dollar goes back to the community, and this kickstarter is no different.

Long term, We’ve got big ideas, and the newer, bigger vehicle is where it all starts.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1554537122/the-imagination-machine-f-king-unicorn-art-car

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THE MUSTACHE RIDE!

This was really too good to NOT pass on to you … Brie writes:

“Ride the Giant Mustache !!! An interactive art project destined for Burning Man 2013. Submit your picture for a place in history. Please help support the Mustache! Visit our Website : www.RideMyStache.com or Check out our YouTube Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIxGyQsFcbQ ”

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BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

Awww yeah … details are up for the Burnal Equinox celebration in San Francisco, including the (pretty dang rad) theme. Get on your horse, people!

http://bit.ly/YTmuko

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PLANTS ON THE PLAYA! COOL, RIGHT? WRONG.

Take a good look around the Black Rock Desert the next time you’re there. Do you see any flora? Uhhhh no. This might be your first clue that the desert is no place for plants. The high desert will suck the life out of your plants and dry them out before you can say “flores es pulchellus”.

Then guess what happens? They fall apart and blow away in the next gust of wind that hits your camp. Instant MOOP. Or the pot tips over, and boom, you’ve got a pile of dirt to scoop up. So not worth it.

The solution? Fake plants, of course. Their kitch is the perfect touch for the playa, and your plants huddled safely back at home will thank you. And this, friends, is why live plants are not allowed through the Gate to Black Rock City. The end.

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The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Vitamin Devo, Ulrich Schnauss

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Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

Ranger Training/BM Tix/Recharge/Makers Faire/Events

In this issue

  • Sat Feb 9: Reminder & Show of Hands for Ranger Training
  • Burning Man Tickets: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED NOW UNTIL SUNDAY!
  • Fri Feb 15: Recharge! Info session and artist mingle
  • Call for Makers is Now Open
  • Other Upcoming Events – for detais: http://burningvan.ca/calendar
    • Sun Feb 10: Pancakes and Jam – Third Time Lucky
    • Sun Feb 10: Swap-O-Rama-Rama
    • Sun Feb 10: Electro Swing Vs Electro Blues – Valentine’s Day party
    • Wed Feb 13: Individual Sale starts for BM Tickets
    • Sun March 10: GVIAS AGM

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Reminder & Show of Hands for Ranger Training

We are looking forward to seeing many of you, this Saturday Feb 9th.
12 noon – 5pm.
China Creek Coop, Common Room 1230 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Show of hands!
We’d really appreciate a show of hands to make sure we have enough room/chairs for all of you who intend to be there! Could you please chime in on this thread on Facebook & reconfirm your attendance?
It’ll really help us know whether we need to reach out more actively, or if 32 Going & 65 Maybes are all gonna show up!
https://www.facebook.com/events/534370309908895

If you are not on Facebook and/or prefer to RSVP by email: [email protected]

Ranger Andrew and Delyse

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Burning Man Tickets: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED NOW UNTIL SUNDAY!

Wanna go to Burning Man? Want a ticket?
There is a 3-step process for buying tickets this year:

Step 1. Create a Profile at http://profiles.burningman.com/
You will get an email immediately stating:
“Burner Profile registration information
OK, you’ve completed the first step in establishing your Burner Profile. Click on the link below and log in with the username and temporary password. We recommend you reset your password.

IMPORTANT: You must complete your Burner Profile and provide all required information in order to get access to Burning Man ticket sales – simply signing up for an account DOES NOT GET YOU ACCESS TO TICKET SALES.”

Step 2. OPEN UNTIL THIS SUNDAY ONLY: Register your profile for the individual sale
Go back to http://profiles.burningman.com/ & click “YES! I already have a Burner Profile” & login to enter the queue.

Confirmation screen will say:
“Thank you! You have requested access to the Individual Ticket Sale on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, starting at 12pm (noon) PST. You will receive a confirmation email within 24-36 hours (allowing us time to remove known scalpers and those who have already bought tickets in the Directed Group Sale). This email will contain a link to the sale and your unique pass code for accessing the sale.”

So even if you get in the queue on the last day of registration (this Sunday) you will still receive your pass code before the tickets actually go on sale as first come first serve on Feb 13.

Step 3. Hit reload furiously on Wed Feb 13 at noon.

LINKS:
http://profiles.burningman.com/
http://tickets2.burningman.com/#IndividualSale

Get the latest news from the belly of The Man:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce

Or via the Vancouver Official Announce list:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/vancouver-announce

And Like the Fan Page for the News feed:
https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners

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Recharge! Info session and artist mingle

Love to create great art?
Have a fantastic idea but just need the funding?
Hoping to share your art with the community at Burn in the Forest?

Check out Recharge!

Want to know more or just mingle with other artists? Come by 5034 Prince Albert St (Fraser and 33rd) on Friday, February 15 between 7 and 9.

Still need to know more?
Visit www.burnintheforest.com/art-fundraiser

Recharge is a fundraising event happening on March 23 where all artists are given the opportunity to present their ideas to the Community and raise funds that very night.

All proposals for the event must be submitted by March 1.
Can’t wait to see the wonderful things this community has to offer!

Contact [email protected] for more info.
RSVP for March 23rd event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/499984183379015/

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Call for Makers is Now Open

http://vancouver.makerfaire.ca/makers/call-for-makers/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfairevan

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a community-run event aimed at bringing together Makers, Doers, and Creatives for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and community building.

It showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers – anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire: June 1 & 2, 2013, PNE Forum
Call for Makers Closes: March 25th, 2013
Acceptance Emails sent: April 15, 2013
Fire & General Safety Plans Due: April 30, 2013

The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals and groups such as hobby clubs and schools. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Questions? Email Jenny, the Maker Co-ordinator at [email protected]

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Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

Volume 17, Issue #13

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #13
February 4, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ PRE-REGISTER FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALE
+ FOR TICKETING NEWS & INFO FOLLOW @BMANTICKETS
+ REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES OF BURNERS LOST: 2012-2013

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BRC CENSUS – WERE YOU COUNTED?
+ HARLAN GRUBER INTERVIEWED IN IGNITE.ME
+ IS VANDALIZING ART ALSO ART?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ 24 HOURS OF BURNING MAN — WHY THE NOSE?
+ 2012 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES
+ CAMP UP BUILDS A CLIMBING WALL AT BURNING MAN

PARTICIPATE:
+ HELP CREATE INSPIRING GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BURNING MAN!
+ SHARE THE LOVE: VALENTINE CARD CRAFTING FROM HOME
+ GET YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE IN JUST ONE DAY
+ FRENCH QUARTER VOODOO SHOP SEEKING REPUTABLE READERS & PSYCHICS

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ THE BAY LIGHTS: BE BRILLIANT ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON: SANDY RELIEF UPDATE – FEBRUARY 7TH
+ BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS
+ CARRY A CUP!

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
+ Submit a post request to the Jackrabbit: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

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Heya kids! The pre-registration period for the Burning Man 2013 Individual Ticket Sale starts THIS Wednesday, February 6th at 12pm (noon) PST and runs through Sunday, February 10th at 12pm (noon) PST. Pre-registering will give you access to the sale NEXT Wednesday, February 13th (starting at 12pm PST). The Individual Sale will make 40,000 tickets available to those who are pre-registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out! See below for details on how to pre-register.

Oh! And if you’re on that Twitter thing, follow @bmantickets to keep up on all the latest news and information about Burning Man tickets.

And as we move into February, you’ll notice in this JRS that we’re starting to look up at the rapidly-increasing slope of dynamic activity that will soon take us into full-blown Burning Man season … which, admit it, is very much a thing.

The Man burns in 208 days! But don’t let that stop you from getting your gears turning now!

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PRE-REGISTER FOR THE BURNING MAN 2013 INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALE

To access the first-come first-served Individual Ticket Sale on February 13, you MUST pre-register between Wednesday, February 6th (at noon PST) and Sunday, February 10th (at noon PST).

To pre-register, go to http://profiles.burningman.com and follow the instructions.

Within 36 hours, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to access the sale and your verification Passcode.

To access the ticket sale on Wednesday, February 13th (starting at noon PST), click the link in your confirmation email OR go tohttp://tickets.burningman.com and enter your verification Passcode.

Full information about Burning Man ticketing can be found on our ticket page (http://tickets.burningman.com). If you have further questions about Burning Man ticketing, please see our FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) or visit our interactive online support forums (https://ticketsupport.burningman.com/forums).

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FOR TICKETING NEWS & INFO FOLLOW @BMANTICKETS

Are you on Twitter? Cool. Well, to keep up with the latest news and information on Burning Man ticket sales, follow @bmantickets.

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REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE OF NAMES OF BURNERS LOST: 2012-2013

Each year since 1996, an anonymous Burner has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away the previous year. This tradition honors those people who have participated in creating Burning Man and affected our Burning experiences. This is a call out to you, our community, to please let us know of any Burners lost in the last year whose names you feel should be added to this year’s Remembrance Plaque.

Please send only their name, exactly as you would like to see it appear, to this address:

[email protected]

(**please DO NOT HIT REPLY to this newsletter to submit a name.)

Submissions must be received by July 20th to be included on this year’s plaque. Submissions after the 20th will be added to next year’s plaque.

Look for the completed plaque at the base of the Man. (Important note: the plaque is displayed at the Manbase, not the Temple, where more elaborate and personal memorials are created by participants).

May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!

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BRC CENSUS – WERE YOU COUNTED?

This year we expanded our Black Rock City Census project to include data collection from a randomized sample, which was a first for us. Why, you ask? Learn more in the Burning Blog:

http://bit.ly/11L2MY5

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HARLAN GRUBER INTERVIEWED IN IGNITE.ME

Long-time Burning Man artist Harlan Gruber (known for his amazing hyper-geometric portal sculptures … http://bit.ly/11KStTR) was interviewed by a new online magazine called Ignite.me. Enjoy:

http://ignite.me/artist-interviews/artist-interview-with-burning-man-pioneer-harlan-emil-gruber/

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IS VANDALIZING ART ALSO ART?

An interesting conversation is developing around the perennial question of where the definition of radical self-expression starts and stops … join the dialog on the Burning Blog:

http://bit.ly/11L3gxk

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24 HOURS OF BURNING MAN — WHY THE NOSE?

Mark Day writes:

“I went to Burning Man 2012 for 24 hours. It was a last-minute decision and when I knew I was really going for ‘the day’ I tried as much as possible to leave 24 hours after I arrived, to give myself more of an ‘I have a project’ theme. I was there on Friday, which meant dealing with what I was told was the worst night time weather. I don’t recommend going for a day, but it’s more fun than not going…..while there, I made this video (the second I’ve made on-playa for the Why the Nose project):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0LE_rYj05w

I documented the whole 24 hour experience here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPFoi1Sapgw

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2012 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES

Ales is a member of Burning Man’s official documentation team, and sure does know his way around a camera. Check out his fantastic gallery from Burning Man 2012:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorstream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorstream/sets/72157631749610159/

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CAMP UP BUILDS A CLIMBING WALL AT BURNING MAN

Spenser writes:

“In 2011, four climbers built a 14 foot tall, 26 foot wide climbing wall and brought it out to Black Rock City. We are Camp UP, and we put together a little video and article about our time at the 4:30 plaza. Shout outs to our neighbors at Rapper’s Delight and Camp Do Nothing, and a big thanks to everyone who donated money, gear, or encouragement. What a year…

http://bit.ly/11L8VTT ”

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HELP CREATE INSPIRING GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BURNING MAN!

Have you always wanted to have a design considered for an official Burning Man project, but didn’t know how? Have you been dying to share your deep love of typography and clean design with the larger Burning Man community? Well, this is your big chance! We’re currently seeking contact with new designers for our design pool. So if you’re an experienced graphic designer brimming with creative, amazing ideas who is comfortable working with illustration and photograph and is also savvy in setting up files for press, get in touch with us! (If you’ve previously sent us your info you do not need to re-submit unless your portfolio has changed dramatically.) Here’s how:

– send an email to [email protected] and include a link where we can view samples of your work,
– or if your pieces aren’t online, you are also welcome to send samples to us in the mail (include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you need your
items returned to you.) Mail can be sent to Burning Man, Attn: Design, PO Box 884688, San Francisco, CA 94188-4688
– Please indicate what types of projects you like to work on best, and what you feel are your design strengths.

We have several projects throughout the year for which we have calls for submissions, and we’d love to include you for consideration.

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SHARE THE LOVE: VALENTINE CARD CRAFTING FROM HOME

You don’t need to play Cupid, just put on your best cherub smile and help us craft some Valentine’s Day Cards. On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the Burning Man Project will join the Glide Foundation in San Francisco by helping to serve dinner to over 700 guests on this happiest of hearts day! Not only will we help serve the meal, but leading up to it, we will craft the LOVEliest valentines to give to diners.

Would You Like to Participate by Making Some Valentine Cards?

That is about 750 Valentine cards. We are going to makes some of those cards at Burning Man Headquarters, but if you do not live close enough to participate in our craft evenings, you are welcome to make some from the comfort of your home. Please contact [email protected]org for details about crafting the Valentines.

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GET YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE IN JUST ONE DAY

Communication on the playa at Burning Man can be challenging. FRS radios, while cheap, have limited range and their channels get clogged. Not so with ham radio! The channels are clear and coverage out in the desert is excellent.

“But don’t you need a license for ham radio?” You do. But you can get your license in just one day — it’s easy and it costs just $15. The non-profit Black Rock Amateur Radio Association will be teaching a “ham cram” and then giving a license exam on Sunday, March 17, in San Francisco. This is the perfect opportunity to become part of a fun and interesting hobby and improve your camp’s communications situation at the same time.

For details please see http://cq-blackrock.org/hamcram-2013.php. Important: you must sign up in advance at http://cq-blackrock.org/signup.php. Questions? Email[email protected].

[Editor’s Note: Speaking of which, Burning Man has its own email list for HAMs to coordinate their activities on playa, and for general radio related geeking. Subscribe by sending an email to: burningham-list-subscribe@burningman.com ]

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FRENCH QUARTER VOODOO SHOP SEEKING REPUTABLE READERS & PSYCHICS

Chakra Khan writes [Editor’s Note: Wouldn’t these psychics already know of the opportunity? Just sayin’.]:

“The Botanica Bodhi Manman Nan Bejeezus located in the heart of the historic French Quarter is seeking reputable and experienced qualified psyhics and readers. Readers must have a thourough working knowledge of tarot. Psyhics who do cold readings without tools please be prepared to offer a cold phone reading. Please make an inquiry to Chakra Khan with your occult/esoteric experience, knowledge and interest. The Botanika is a small intimate camp of mystics and seers. Early application is essential as space is extraordinarly limited to 13 souls, we are half full already.

email: [email protected]

Please haunt our Facebook page if you are interested in learning more. https://www.facebook.com/botanicabejeezus

Chakra Khan”

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THE BAY LIGHTS: BE BRILLIANT ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

The folks over at The (amazing) Bay Lights Project write:

“Surprise your Valentine with the most unique and romantic gift of the year -personalize one or more lights in the dazzling light sculpture The Bay Lights and celebrate your favorite person, group or cause. What better way to say “You light up my life” than with the Gift of Light? gift.thebaylights.org You choose and name one or more lights in The Bay Lights digital display, and add a photo and message that will shine for two years! Up the enticement with an elegant commemorative card or get the ultimate Gift of Light with card and handcrafted aluminum sculpture.

And don’t forget to make a date for The Bay Lights March 5 Grand Lighting at 9 PM when the San Francisco Bay Bridge transforms into a stunning illuminated canvas by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. Live online streaming of grand lighting activities starts at 8:30 PM PST at www.thebaylights.org.

http://gift.thebaylights.org ”

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON: SANDY RELIEF UPDATE – FEBRUARY 7TH

Christopher writes:

“Join us for our next BWB Tele-Salon on Feb 7th, which will feature the Hurricane Sandy Relief Crew that has been working since the storm hit on the east coast in Union Beach, New Jersey. Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Craddock, and Jovia Nierenberg will speak to us about their background, the scope of their current project, and recount their personal stories of their specific roles in assisting homeowners after the disaster.This Salon will have a strong focus on Q&A, so please come with any questions you might have about the project and the team!

Call begins at 7pm CST, 8pm EST, 5pm PT.
Call in Number (USA)- +1 209 255 1000
Participant code- 410006

To check out last month’s Tele-Salon Audio with Ryan ‘Searchl1te’ Keesling about the ‘Free Write Jail Arts Program’ and the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ listen in or download for free here on soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/burners-without-borders/bwb-tele-salon-november-2012 ”

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BURNAL EQUINOX – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 2

The Burnal Equinox marks the midway point between Burns, and offers an opportunity to celebrate together in the spirit of Burning Man. And so we shall, on March 2nd at Public Works in San Francisco. We’ll have more information to come, but in the meantime, here’s the Burnal Equinox 2013 event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/386259321470536/

AND a sharable version of the poster:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=483108308412197

Hope to see you there! Not in San Francisco? Planning on celebrating in your own way? Let us know what you do!

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CARRY A CUP!

Veteran Burners will tell you it’s good practice to carry a cup wherever you go on playa … the ones that somehow clip to your pack or your person (or your piercing? ew.) are particularly handy, as are the military-style ones that fold down to barely nothin’. Why? We’re a gift economy, and odds are extraordinarily high that if you’re cruising Black Rock City, *somebody’s* going to offer you a drink at some point … and if you’ve got your cup in hand, you’ll be ready.

It’s also good form to not use the cups at camps you visit, leaving THEM to deal with the resulting washing-up or MOOP. People will love you for being so thoughtful, and your thirst will be handled. Win win.

(Of course, it’s the environmentally friendly way to go too, but you knew that part.)

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The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Tahiti 80, Modest Mouse

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[BManUpdate] V17:#12:1.29.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#12:1.29.13
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Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #12
January 29, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ POSITION AVAILABLE: PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT, ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
+ BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1
+ SATELLITE IMAGE OF BLACK ROCK CITY WINS BEST IMAGE OF 2012
+ LISTEN: WORKSHOP ON CROWDSOURCING & FUNDRAISING FOR ART PROJECTS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ ONE PARTICIPANT’S TAKE ON THE 2013 THEME
+ WHY DOES BURNING MAN HAVE NO LITERARY CULTURE?

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ TIMELAPSE-ICUS MAXIMUS: BURNING MAN FOR ANTS
+ BMIR RADIO ONLINE YEAR-ROUND!
+ TALES OF HANDS, FEET, LIGHT AND SPACE
+ SIMON DE LA PLAYA’S BURNING MAN POSTERS

PARTICIPATE:
+ ART & MUTANT VEHICLE BUILDERS! ART CAR SUPPORT IS HERE TO HELP
+ STEWARDSHIP POSITION IN THE BLACK ROCK / HIGH ROCK REGION

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ TORONTO DECOMPRESSION: BEYOND B’AK’TUN – TORONTO CANADA – FEB 16

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ MOOP — MATTER OUT OF PLACE

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here’s how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Everybody buckle up and strap on your goggles … we’re now entering Art Project Season! The Art Theme has been announced (Cargo Cult:http://bit.ly/V9pzZs), Art Grant applications are due February 1 (see below), and people are busily cooking up their brilliant ideas for art projects for Burning Man 2013 (in fact, there’s a model of one art piece sitting in our office right now, which looks SUPER RAD!).

Requests for fundraising are going to start pinballing around the social network any time now … and we’ve got a fundraising workshop for you to listen to, which will help you be more effective in your fundraising efforts.

Interested in being a part of it all? Check out the Spark system, which facilitates collaboration around art projects for Burning Man. It’s a great way to get involved, join a crew, build a crew, and/or make good use of your skills, and makes some magic happen! http://spark.burningman.com

In other news, ever wanted to work at Burning Man? Got mad accounting skills? Well, you’re in luck … we’re hiring. See our announcement below (and follow the instructions about how to apply … deadline for submitting your application is 11:59am PST on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013).

The Man burns in 214 days!

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POSITION AVAILABLE: PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT, ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

Location: Burning Man San Francisco office

The role of Payroll Accountant for Black Rock City, LLC combines primary job functions: Payroll Processing, Benefits Management, Time Off Management, Tax Filings.

For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications, please view the complete job listing here:http://bit.ly/Uy2p32

This is a full-time, regular position eligible for benefits in our San Francisco office.

** Please submit resume and cover letter by 11:59am PST on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, using this link: http://bit.ly/Uy2p32

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BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1

Don’t be late, cuz you’ll be left out in the cold! The deadline for art grant submissions for Burning Man 2013 is February 1 at 11:59am PST. Late submissions will not be considered … yes really, no exceptions.

More information: http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_grants.html

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SATELLITE IMAGE OF BLACK ROCK CITY WINS BEST IMAGE OF 2012

Satellite imaging firm DigitalGlobe invited Facebook users to choose its best image of 2012 … guess what won?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20975586

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LISTEN: WORKSHOP ON CROWDSOURCING & FUNDRAISING FOR ART PROJECTS

Artists! Planning on doing some fundraising to create your artwork? Listen to this great workshop on Crowdsourcing & Fundraising for Art Projects.

http://bit.ly/10A1ByM

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ONE PARTICIPANT’S TAKE ON THE 2013 THEME

“When Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, announced the theme for the 2013 festival, I scratched my head and turned to Google. ‘Who is John Frum, and what is a Cargo Cult?’ I wondered.

After doing my homework and pondering for a while, I decided that, because it made me think, this year’s theme is brilliant. But what is its meaning, and how does it spark creativity and growth?”

Read more … http://bit.ly/UxTCyb

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WHY DOES BURNING MAN HAVE NO LITERARY CULTURE?

Or if it does, what is it? And if not, why not? Join in this interesting discussion sparked by Caveat Magister on the Burning Blog.

http://bit.ly/YcFslE

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TIMELAPSE-ICUS MAXIMUS: BURNING MAN FOR ANTS

James Cole sent us this delightful tilt-shift time-lapse video he made of Burning Man 2012. “Timelapse-icus Maximus, Burning Man For Ants”.

http://vimeo.com/57339195

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BMIR RADIO ONLINE YEAR-ROUND!

BMIR radio broadcasts online year-round.  It’s great to listen during ticketing.

On desktops and iPhones, browse to: http://www.bmir.org

On Android, install the BMIR app: http://goo.gl/YMVhS
(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bmir.mobile.android.player)

Enjoy!

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TALES OF HANDS, FEET, LIGHT AND SPACE

Christof Teuscher portrayed unique hands and feet over the last two years. Check out the beautiful and powerful stories these extremities tell!

http://bit.ly/WzAYDF

He also as a gorgeous series called “Light and Space”:

http://bit.ly/T6NXj5

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SIMON DE LA PLAYA’S BURNING MAN POSTERS

Unfortunately, these images are only available on Facebook, but if you’re a Facebook user, you’re encouraged to enjoy the excellent Burning Man posters created by Simon de la Playa. (Mostly, but not entirely safe for work.)

http://on.fb.me/V2rHmY

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ART & MUTANT VEHICLE BUILDERS! ART CAR SUPPORT IS HERE TO HELP

JB writes:

“Art and ArtCar builders……Near-playa art location filling up – make reservations now!

ArtCar Support is dedicated to assist teams to build, finalize and expand Art projects near playa. With a place to camp, cook and shower your team, your projects will save time and money preparing for the event close to BRC. CORE projects and other art projects are encouraged to make plans now, not later, to join other Burners at this desert oasis and collaborate on their art projects. Contact ArtCarSupport.com NOW with your PRE-PLAYA LANDING adventure. [email protected]

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STEWARDSHIP POSITION IN THE BLACK ROCK / HIGH ROCK REGION

Our friends over at Friends of Black Rock / High Rock write:

“Friends of Black Rock / High Rock, Inc., (FBR) located in Reno and Gerlach, Nevada, is looking for a creative, forward-thinking individual motivated by a vision of protection, restoration and stewardship. This organization assists in managing 1.2 million acres of the Black Rock Desert, High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail – National Conservation area and surrounding public lands areas in the Great Basin region of Northwestern Nevada.

The Stewardship Project Manager will build and manage program teams to work in priority areas as mandated by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with FBR. S/he will be an individual with high ethical standards, excellent planning skills, and a track record of engaging diverse groups in delivering on-the-ground conservation results. S/he will need to have successfully negotiated complex conservation transactions, including securing grants, corporate, public and/or private funding.

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Submissions end Feb. 15, 2013. Job begins April 2013.”

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COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!

We’re coming up on art project season, folks! If you want to support a project, or need help with yours, volunteer your skills through our Spark system … your place for playa collaboration!

http://spark.burningman.com

Here’s an example to whet your whistle:

Print and cut out images for decoupage statues?
http://spark.burningman.com/ads/print-and-cut-out-images-for-decoupage-statues/

Industrial Designer – First Time Volunteer
http://spark.burningman.com/ads/industrial-designer-first-time-volunteer/

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TORONTO DECOMPRESSION: BEYOND B’AK’TUN – TORONTO CANADA – FEB 16

“Join us on February 16th for Beyond B’ak’tun, our Decompression &  annual outreach event in Toronto.  Workshops start at 2PM, Main Event doors at 10PM.

More information (on Facebook): http://on.fb.me/T6R1fg

or http://bit.ly/T6RcXR ”

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MOOP — MATTER OUT OF PLACE

Did you know that when each of us buys our ticket to Burning Man, we agree to pick up MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)? It’s true, read the back of your ticket!

MOOP is anything that wasn’t in the desert when we got there. Anything. This means wood chips, sawdust, pistachio shells, cigarette butts, random sparkly strings, rogue cans or bottles (tsk, tsk), or anything else that isn’t dust, really.

Burning Man citizens in the know always carry a ziplock bag to collect MOOP as they roam. They practice the art of “never let it hit the ground”, pick up MOOP wherever it’s found (theirs, yours, or anyone’s), and do at least two hours of playa cleanup outside of their own camps.

Here’s a great set of guidelines from our beloved DA, head of Playa Restoration, on how to do a MOOP sweep: http://bit.ly/T70hje

Not only is MOOPing the right thing to do for the environment, our annual permit with the BLM is contingent on how little trace we leave behind … if we trash the playa, we don’t get to have Burning Man there. Yes, really. So pick up your trash and pack it out securely!

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The Burning Man Regional Network – connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account – All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account – All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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POST REQUESTS
Want your post to be included in an upcoming Jackrabbit Speaks? Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/jrspostrequest

MORE INFORMATION
For questions: [email protected]
JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
To subscribe, email: bman-announce-subscribe@burningman.com
To unsubscribe, email: bman-announce-unsubscribe@burningman.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe on the web, visit https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
If you are having trouble unsubscribing, troubleshoot at http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Soundtrack for this JRS: They Might Be Giants, The Presets

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Jackrabbit Speaks Email List
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GVIAS Annual General Meeting

GVIAS members and friends,

* SAVE THE DATE! *
GVIAS is pleased to announce this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Sunday, March 10, 2-6 PM (1:30 mingle)
689 Abbott Street, Vancouver (Abbott & Expo Blvd)

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/gvias
RSVP & pass it on: https://www.facebook.com/events/394091044017374/

* OPEN POSITIONS ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS*
This year three Directors will be continuing on and up to four Directors will be elected at the 2013 AGM. There is a maximum of seven Directors.

Directors are expected to contribute 10-20 or more hours per month depending on role (ie. Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.), time of year and volume of GVIAS activities. Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the GVIAS organization and its community and will bring informed decision-making, broad knowledge, openness to learning and an inclusive perspective.

To nominate yourself, email the GVIAS board at [email protected] stating your interest. You may provide a short statement describing your interest in being a director, which will be provided to the membership.

NEW! Board candidates will be announced one week before the AGM. Candidates may make a statement on their own behalf at the AGM or have a written statement  read.

You must be a GVIAS member to be elected to the Board and to vote at the AGM. Membership is free. To become a member, email your first and last name, full address, phone and email address to [email protected].

Hope to see you all at the AGM!

Kind regards,
The GVIAS Board of Directors:
Benson Ho
Jane Nemis
Megan Amaral
Pi Feathersword
Laurent Coque

[email protected]

BM Tix/BitF Dates/Upcoming Events

In this issue

  • Reminder: BM Tix: The Burner Profile
  • Burn in the Forest  2013 Dates : Thurs July 11th to Sun July 14th
  • News from Victoria’s Kindle Arts Society
  • Coming up this week – for detais: http://burningvan.ca/calendar
      • Wed: BM Tickets: Directed Group Sale starts
      • Fri: Burning Man art grant proposals due
      • Fri: Burners & Beers
      • Sun: CORE meeting #3
  • Next Week:
      • Wed: BM Tickets: Registration for the Individual Sale open for 4 days only!
      • Sat Feb 9: Ranger Training for Vancouver Burner Events

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Reminder: BM Tix: The Burner Profile

There is a 3-step process for buying tickets this year:

  1. Create a Profile – you can do that now: http://profiles.burningman.com/
  2. Register your profile for the individual sale – Feb 6-10
  3. Hit reload furiously – Feb 13

Get the latest news from the belly of The Man:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/bman-announce
Or via the Vancouver Official Announce list:
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/vancouver-announce
And Like the Fan Page for the News feed:
https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners

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Burn in the Forest  2013 Dates : Thursday July 11th to Sunday July 14th

The Greater Vancouver Interactive Art Society is happy to announce the dates for our summer Regional Burning Man multi-day event. Save the date now and begin planning that awesome theme camp or art installation.  Tickets will be on sale from the end of April.

The dates for BitF are dependent on a number of factors, mainly weather conditions.  Although, this is never guaranteed as demonstrated by the unusual conditions that led to last year’s flooding.  Typically, the end of June to beginning of July has high water levels and risks flooding of the beach. A later date has a higher risk of a fire ban and we would be unable to have a burn.  This is why we choose this weekend.  Every year we do our best to coordinate our dates with neighbouring regionals (Critical Massive and Otherworld) and other major events in the summer but we are restricted by these factors.

One extra day!
We are pleased to announce that we have added a day!  The good news is that we can do this without increasing the ticket price from last year. We need more Rangers to make this possible, please consider taking the ranger training and offering  your support.  We have a number of training opportunities coming up,  the first is on Saturday February 9th.

Join the Vancouver Burners Facebook page for the latest news:
https://www.facebook.com/vancouverburners

Sign up for Ranger training here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/534370309908895

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News from Victoria’s Kindle Arts Society

Board of Directors
Congratulations to David Boon and Chris Marks for being elected to the Board of Directors! Thank you to our outgoing directors, Edd MacDonald and Ashes, for all of their hard work over the past year. We are looking forward to bringing you even more fantastic events and opportunities to shine in the coming year.
http://www.kindlearts.ca
https://www.facebook.com/kindleartssociety

Spring Event: Kasbah!
March 30 at 1:00pm until March 31 at 1:00am
Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC
It`s time to switch up and turn Carnivale on it’s head with Kindle Arts Society’s new Spring event fundraiser, Kasbah!
Read on & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/403017623119232/

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Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca

 

Burner Profile/BitF/SOAK/Critical Massive/Events

In this issue

  • BM Tix: The Burner Profile! SIGN UP ASAP!
  • Burn in the Forest – July 11-14
  • SOAK* The Portland Regional Burn – July 18-21
  • Critical Massive Dates will be announced ASAP!
  • http://burningvan.ca/calendar coming up this week:
    • Wed night: Crazy8s 2013 Kickoff Party
    • Sat: LightWaterDrums Festival 2013
    • Sat: eatART’s 5th annual Wavelength
    • Sunday: Pancakes and Jam – Take 2
    • Sun: Dim Sum & Sun Yat-Sen
 
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Burn in the Forest News – July 11-14

 

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SOAK* The Portland Regional Burn
July 18th – 21st, 2013 :: Prindel Creek Farm
SOAK* is a multi-day interactive arts festival and camping event in Oregon with lush meadows, creek for swimming, and wooded trails. This is a place to meet your fellow Portland Burners and get a taste of Burning Man Northwest style. SOAK* features participation, fire performances, art, DJs, live music, a pageant, theme camps, workshops, Friday night burn and Saturday night main effigy burn.

http://www.burningmanportland.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BurningmanPortland/
https://www.facebook.com/events/354862634622008

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Seattle’s Critical Massive Dates will be announced ASAP!
Attention all Critical Northwest participants:
The dates for Critical have not yet been set but we’re working feverishly to get our venue on lock-down and settle on exact dates. As soon as we know, so will you!

Is it possible that Critical will conflict with Burn In The Forest or SOAK? Well, yes, it is a possibility that will depend largely on what dates our venue owners can give us. But rest assured we’ll do everything we can to avoid conflicts / overlaps.

Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing Critical Information as soon as we have it. In the meantime consider heading over to http://www.criticalnw.org/ and sign up for Critical Announce to get all the latest dropped right in your inbox.

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Burning Man Tickets: The Burner Profile! SIGN UP ASAP!

The new Burning Man Burner Profile tool is up and running smoothly with over 7,000 registrants so far!
To register and snag your preferred username, please visit http://profiles.burningman.com/.
*Remember, those wishing to participate in 2013 ticket sales must have a Burner Profile.*

ANNOUNCING THE BURNER PROFILE

The Burner Profile is a new system to help facilitate the flow of information we regularly collect from Burning Man participants for ticket sales, theme camp and art installation registration, mutant vehicle applications, What Where When submissions, and other things that people do and create for Black Rock City.

Initially, the Burner Profile will be used as part of the pre-registration process for ticket sales to Burning Man 2013. To create your profile and pre-register for access to ticket sales, the only information you’re *required* to provide is your first name, last name, email address, mailing address and birth date. That’s it … the same info required whenever you buy Burning Man tickets.

Eventually we’ll be expanding the use of this new platform to offer additional features. So, the more information you put into your profile, the more value you’ll get out of it. Those of you involved with creating (and registering) projects for Burning Man are quite familiar with the wealth of information we collect year after year in order to process your registrations, and we want to make that whole process easier for YOU and for US by leveraging information stored in your Burner Profile.

And in the glorious vision of our future, we believe Burner Profiles will help facilitate communications around on-playa and off-playa volunteer activities, give us the ability to provide targeted communications that are pertinent to you, and offer single-sign on account management to access all of the Burning Man information systems that you work with.

Your information will be private and will not be shared — nor will it be searchable on the internet. (For more details see our Privacy Policy:http://www.burningman.com/index/privacy_policy.html)

We’ve long dreamed of having this kind of system in place in order to simplify and streamline our processes. We’re pretty certain it will make your overall Burning Man experience smoother and more enjoyable, and provide you with a nice reflection of your role in creating Burning Man culture at the same time.

Any questions you might have about the Burner Profile will be likely answered in our FAQ http://profiles.burningman.com/faq/, and if not, please use the Contact Us link on the dashboard of your Burner Profile.

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Website for local resources & info: http://burningvan.ca