Volume 17, Issue #35 HEALTH & SAFETY

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #35 HEALTH & SAFETY
August 7, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

HEALTH AND SAFETY:
+ HEALTH PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
+ WE’RE IN BED WITH B.E.D.
+ ART WITH FRICKIN’ LASERS
+ WEATHER OR NOT IT RAINS
+ SENDING AND RECEIVING EMERGENCY MESSAGES: FAQ
+ GET SHOWERED WITH… WHAT?!? EWWWW, GROSS.
+ YOU’RE SICK OR HURT AT BURNING MAN, NOW WHAT?
+ DID YOU KNOW IT COSTS $25,000 IF YOU GET TRANSPORTED OFF PLAYA VIA HELICOPTER?!?
+ RANTING AND RAILING ABOUT STRUCTURAL SAFETY
+ BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AT THE MAN BURN: GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT
+ CARRY YOUR ID ON PLAYA
+ YOU REMEMBERED A SPARE KEY, RIGHT?
+ STRANDED AT A RENO HOSPITAL WITH NOTHING BUT A BACKLESS GOWN?
+ LOOKING FOR SOMEONE MISSING ON PLAYA?
+ ADOPT-AN-INTERSECTION
+ FREQUENCY COORDINATION: ARE YOU USING TWO-WAY RADIOS ON THE PLAYA?
+ “911” SERVICE IN BLACK ROCK CITY, NOW WITH ART SUPPORT!
+ MORE QUESTIONS?
+ NOW TWEET THIS
+ BLACK ROCK RANGERS
+ THE FAMILY UNIFICATION NETWORK

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

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Burning Man sure is fun! Getting ill, injured or killed, well … not so fun. And here’s the thing to keep in mind about the Black Rock Desert: it’s one of the most strikingly beautiful and utterly ethereal locations in the world that will ever try to kill you.

OK, maybe we’re getting a little dramatic. But not really … BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. So listen up, folks.

In the spirit of Radical Self-Reliance, Burning Man provides the essential safety infrastructure to take care of our citizens, but ultimately the responsibility for your personal health and safety falls to YOU.

In this JRS, we’ve got everything you need to know about taking care of yourself and what services are available, should the need arise. Plus some other interesting, important (and even esoteric!) safety information.

Thanks to Emergency Services Department overlord Joseph Pred (he hates when we do this) for pulling together this invaluable edition of the JRS.

The Man burns in 24 days! Whoaaaaaa.

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HEALTH PERMITS ARE REQUIRED

The Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) requires camps preparing food to apply for a permit and allow an on playa kitchen inspection. You must apply for, and be permitted as, a Temporary Food Establishment by the NSHD if:

* You wish to share, cook or serve food or non-alcoholic beverages to the general Burning Man population (gifting food).

* You will be cooking or serving food to groups of more than 125 FELLOW CAMPERS of your theme camp on a consistent basis.

Check out the blog post for more details:

http://blog.burningman.com/2013/08/news/2013-health-department-permits-for-brc-kitchens/

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WE’RE IN BED WITH B.E.D.

The Bureau of Erotic Discourse (B.E.D.) was formed back in 2005 as a grassroots community group to raise awareness and educate participants about sexual assault, safety and sex positive communication on playa. Since then this committed group of participants have nurtured B.E.D. into a multifaceted effort that promotes positive change in the Burning Man community using posters, workshops, outreach and dialog on consent, sex and sexual assault prevention. We strongly encourage all theme camps to participate in their Theme Camp Challenge:

http://www.bureauoferoticdiscourse.org/ThemeCampChallenge.php

In order to increase B.E.D.’s outreach to the community, Burning Man’s Emergency Services Department (ESD) Mental Health Branch, which handles sexual assault and domestic violence cases on playa in conjunction with Law Enforcement, has created a collaborative partnership with B.E.D. This partnership gives vital support to B.E.D. that will allow them to focus on educating the community.

A special shout out to GiGi, Littlewing, Ludo, Dr. Placebo and Mary for being the true champions of this successful effort in our community!

Learn more about B.E.D. online at http://bureauoferoticdiscourse.org/

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ART WITH FRICKIN’ LASERS

Lasers are by no means toys. They can cause blindness, fires and other problems if set up improperly or if the incorrect equipment is used. Remember to install and use lasers in such a way that they avoid eye level as the beam can temporarily or permanently blind people.

***New for 2013: All laser projects on playa that use Class 3B or Class 4 lasers need to be operated by a laser professional that has the appropriate training, insurance and experience to safely manage the laser installation. Since most laser projects on playa use lesser classes of laser this won’t affect many projects. Thankfully, all the projects who reported having high powered lasers already met this new guideline as part of their design and we appreciate those who were proactive in safely managing their lasers. If you’re not sure about laser classes, check out:

http://www.lasermet.com/resources/classification_overview.php

If you are going to have a laser set up on playa and no one in your camp is a laser professional consider these tips:

* Use the lowest class laser and use it at the lowest power setting to reasonably accomplish your desired effect.
* Treat laser operations as a serious safety matter.
* Ensure all operators are sober.
* Designate someone to monitor the laser to make sure your lasers are being operated safely.
* If your laser operates automatically or without an operator, have someone monitor the system so they can shut it down if necessary.

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WEATHER OR NOT IT RAINS

Rain storms, while much less common than dust storms, do happen. Here are some wet weather tips to remember:

* Listen to BMIR 94.5 FM for updates and information.
* Cover and secure anything electrical.
* Like with dust storms, check your structures and the art in your camp to be sure it will be safe in the wind and rain.
* Don’t drive on wet playa, your vehicle is likely to get stuck.

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SENDING AND RECEIVING EMERGENCY MESSAGES: FAQ

Q: Where should I go to check for emergency messages that might be waiting for me?

A: The only place on-playa that serves as a central distribution point for emergency messages is Playa Info in Center Camp.

Q: What if friends or family at home need to reach me for an emergency?

A: Given the nature of the event, finding a participant on the playa can be quite challenging. Cell phones really don’t work, most of you don’t carry satellite phones and there is limited Internet access. Add to that the fact that addresses on the playa are inexact even if you *do* know where you’re camping ahead of time, and finding a person’s camp can become very difficult.

Q: How can friends or family send me a message?

A: Emergency messages should be sent via the emergency contact web form found here: http://911.burningman.com/?pg=contact . Messages may be passed to the Black Rock Rangers who, if they have the extra resources, will attempt to deliver it. We will also make the message available at Playa Info in Center Camp, so if you’re awaiting bad news or anticipating emergency messages, check in there each day.

Q: What details should be included in an emergency message?

A: The emergency contact web form will prompt users for details to help find you. Important details include first and last name as well as any known nickname that you might go by around camp. It should also include the name of your theme camp or other affiliation (volunteer team, etc.), and its location if known, along with your vehicle make/license plate and any other unique features that will help with the search (such as, “camp has a 20 foot inflatable alien,” etc.).

Q: What can prevent me from getting the message?

A: Just a few of the variables that can get in the way: your camp relocates; nobody’s ever in camp when we come to find you; your camp spot is obscured from view by other camps; the 20 foot inflatable alien deflates due to a leak; there are three camps with 20-foot inflatable aliens, and none of the neighbors know anyone named “Damon” because you have been introducing yourself all week as “Doctor Damaged.” You get the idea.

In other words, you’re heading to the middle of the desert and there is no guarantee that we’ll be able to deliver a message in an emergency; it’s important to weigh that before you leave home. If you are awaiting news you can actively check in at Playa Info, and in truly dire circumstances you can take the bus into Gerlach to use a pay phone, cellular phone or take advantage of the free wifi coverage there.

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GET SHOWERED WITH… WHAT?!? EWWWW, GROSS.

It’s nice to shower others with affection, but the non-potable water (that means it’s not safe for drinking) in the road watering trucks isn’t a safe alternative to a shower. It may contain all sorts of icky things that can make you sick. Resist the temptation to run after the trucks as they pass by! People have also slipped in the mud and seriously hurt themselves. Just bring a solar camping shower instead.

While we’re talking about bathing, keep in mind that public showers, baths, and pools are PROHIBITED in Black Rock City since there is no legal way to make them safe or for the authorities to approve them. Showers that are set up for you and your campmates are fine, just as long as they’re not open to the public.

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YOU’RE SICK OR HURT AT BURNING MAN, NOW WHAT?

Q: What should I do if I get hurt or sick on the playa?

A: We hope, of course, that you won’t get sick or hurt…but being radically self-reliant also means remembering to bring a first aid kit (http://bit.ly/Afd8M)and treating yourself or your campmates for minor injuries. Should your illness or injury be more severe than you can manage without help, there are Emergency Services Department (ESD) medical stations near the 3:00 and 9:00 plazas and the Rampart clinic at 5:10 and Esplanade. Look for the red cross on top of the stations at 3:00 and 9:00.

Q: What if they can’t manage my problem?

A: If the on-site medical providers feel that you have a medical emergency that requires a higher level of care than can be provided on the playa, you may need to visit a hospital in Reno. Depending on the seriousness of your condition, that can be accomplished by either getting a ride from a friend or being transported by an ambulance or helicopter. Remember to bring your ID, insurance card, cell phone and wallet when you go. Also note that if you get transported by ambulance or helicopter you’ll need to arrange for a friend to pick you up after your hospital visit. There are no shuttles from the hospitals back to the playa. However, if you’re stranded, Humboldt General Hospital (HGH) EMS will assist you the next time they come to Reno. HGH is in touch with hospitals to coordinate that effort. Seriously though, your friends should pick you up so you can buy ice cream and snacks for your camp. While HGH will help you out if you’re stranded, they certainly will not stop for you to go shopping.

Q: Is there a clinic in Gerlach?

A: THE CLINIC THAT USED TO BE IN GERLACH IS NOW CLOSED. Your closest point of care for those coming or going East (depending on which route you take) is Pershing General Hospital in Lovelock, Nevada http://pershinghospital.org/. Westbound your choices are more plentiful with several hospitals in Reno.

Q: Where can I get a prescription filled?

A: It’s best to bring adequate medications for your needs. Should you need to get a prescription refilled the closest pharmacies are in Fernley or Reno.

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DID YOU KNOW IT COSTS $25,000 IF YOU GET TRANSPORTED OFF PLAYA VIA HELICOPTER?!?

The most expensive ride on the playa is the one you never want to take: an emergency medical helicopter transport to one of the Reno hospitals. Even if you have insurance it still might leave you with a bill for several thousand dollars since most insurance doesn’t cover 100% of the cost. Of course it is considerably worse if you have no insurance at all!

Every year, it seems, we hear a story or two of a Burner who gets airlifted off playa only to practically need to be resuscitated again when they receive their bill months later. Given that only an unlucky few get airlifted each year, chances are good you’ll never need it, but if you have a complicated pre-existing condition or want to have some extra coverage “just in case,” it’s worth considering the Flight Plan Membership that Care Flight offers. Their program covers your entire family for $55/year and also applies to other air medical services in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. Non-Nevada residents are eligible for this program. See their website for all the details and fine print:

http://www.care-flight.com/membership.html

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RANTING AND RAILING ABOUT STRUCTURAL SAFETY

Since *you* assume all liability for the safety of any structure you construct, here are some important questions you should ask yourself when designing and building a structure at Burning Man:

• Building a platform?
– What’s the load capacity?
– How many people can it hold based on the load capacity?
– How will you prevent it from becoming overcrowded?

• Railings are required to be strong enough to be leaned against; how will you accomplish that?

• Have you factored in the high winds conditions that are like on Black Rock Desert for your design?

If you have not fully considered all aspects of your plan from a structural engineering perspective, you have more research to do.

For more details see:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/securing.html

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BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AT THE MAN BURN: GET HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

Burn night can be chaotic when everyone crowds around the Man. To take the guesswork out of finding help, ESD has created safety contact points outside the Burn circle. There is one on the 3 o’clock side of the Man and another on the 9 o’clock side of the Man. Both of them are along the promenade on the edge of the crowd. Each contact point is marked by a bright blue rotating emergency beacon and both tend to be easily visible from the edge of the crowd.

Each rally point has a host of resources dedicated to it in case there is a need, including Black Rock Rangers, Law Enforcement, ESD Medical, ESD Fire and HGH EMS. Just walk up and ask, and we’ll arrange for the right resource to follow you back to where help is needed.

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CARRY YOUR ID ON PLAYA

While Black Rock City is a magical place, we still need to carry ID for several good reasons…

1. If you get hurt on playa and are transported while unconscious we can identify you.
2. In case you get arrested and have to prove your identity to law enforcement.
3. If you’re lucky enough to look under 21 and want a drink in any camp that serves alcohol.
4. If you are driving a motor vehicle of ANY KIND, you must always carry a valid Driver’s License.

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YOU REMEMBERED A SPARE KEY, RIGHT?

Every year, Burners lock their keys in their car or lose them — big bummer, right? Doesn’t need to be. One simple step will save you tons of time, hassle and money:

MAKE AN EXTRA KEY and store it someplace secure. Hassle avoided!

Now what if you don’t have an extra key? Lockout services are available. Go to Playa Info, or if Playa Info is closed, go to Ranger HQ after-hours.

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STRANDED AT A RENO HOSPITAL WITH NOTHING BUT A BACKLESS GOWN?

So you wake up in a hospital bed and a nurse is telling you that you’re going to get discharged soon. Unfortunately, the last thing you remember was being on playa. Of course, since it was the playa, you didn’t bring your wallet or purse with your money and cell phone. So how do you get back to the playa?

Your friends on the playa of course! In the vast majority of circumstances your friends already know you’re in the hospital and are on their way to pick you up. But what if you’re stranded? Luckily, our friends at Humboldt General Hospital (HGH) EMS will coordinate with Reno hospitals to get you back to Black Rock City when one of their ambulances return. While this resource may be available it’s important to note that HGH EMS is NOT a shuttle service. HGH EMS is generously offering this as a last resort to those who are truly stranded at the hospital. We very much appreciate their help for the few people each year who get stranded by offering this last resort means to get you back to Burning Man.

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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE MISSING ON PLAYA?

The only place on playa that serves as a central collection point for emergency messages is Playa Info. The Rangers, ESD, HGH and Law Enforcement pass information to Playa Info so that it serves as the clearinghouse for all such messages, saving you the hassle of having to run around and check all the different places a person may be.

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ADOPT-AN-INTERSECTION

We all know people like to steal the street signs from BRC on their way out of the event. This unhelpful habit causes havoc for the medical crews, fire trucks, Black Rock Rangers and others by making it difficult to find the location of those who need help in an emergency.

We implore everyone to leave the street signs where they are on your way out of the city. Obviously most people are not guilty of stealing street signs, but there will always be those that persist… so we are asking some of you wonderful and awesome Burners to help by adopting an intersection.

A simple way to help everyone…

The idea was inspired some years ago when participants spontaneously improvised street signs to make it possible to navigate the city in absence of the originals. If you see a signpost missing its sign, use some cardboard, a marker, and some duct tape to make a legible replacement. It will not only help your friends find your camp, it will help all of the emergency responders and will be of great help to your fellow citizens of Black Rock City. It’s a small thing that makes a big difference. We thank you in advance for your help!

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FREQUENCY COORDINATION: ARE YOU USING TWO-WAY RADIOS ON THE PLAYA?

Are you planning on using a two-way radio (greater than 5 watts) for any reason on the playa? The Emergency Services Department coordinates spectrum and systems to avoid interference between various projects on playa and the Burning Man radio infrastructure.

Please note that in general ESD does not coordinate AM or FM broadcast radio, WiFi, HAM, FRS (aka Talkabouts), GMRS, CB, or RC bands. However if you are planning a high power radio application in any of these bands please let us know so we can isolate your signal in case of interference.

Please contact ESD Communications at http://911.burningman.com/?pg=contact if you have questions or to register your frequency request.

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“911” SERVICE IN BLACK ROCK CITY, NOW WITH ART SUPPORT!

By now most know that there is very limited cell phone service in the area surrounding Gerlach. If you’re lucky enough to have a signal in Black Rock City please do not call 911 for problems within the event site. The dispatch center you would eventually reach doesn’t manage the available resources on playa. It’s far faster to flag down a Ranger or send someone to fetch help at a Ranger Outpost or ESD Station. That said, there is a way to directly call for help since ESD’s on-site emergency dispatch monitors a designated emergency channel on the license-free MURS (Multi User Radio Service) radio band.

MURS is a service similar to FRS (Family Radio Service, the frequencies that Motorola Talkabouts and similar inexpensive radios use). FRS channels are extremely overcrowded and they’re used by thousands of participants during the event. FRS radios are also not powerful enough to effectively communicate throughout Black Rock City. MURS, in contrast, is currently not in common usage and operates at a higher power output so it can communicate across the entire playa.

We appreciate that participants respect that this “911” channel on MURS will be used for emergencies only.

***New for 2013 is that Art projects will be able to use their MURS radio to call Art Support Services directly, saving them the hassle of having to go all the way to the ARTery in person to follow up on issues.

You will need to purchase your own MURS radio to contact ESD 911 or Art Support Services, but the other three MURS channels can also be used just like FRS radios for other purposes. Large camps or villages might also choose to make one part of their group planning efforts and store it in a public place for emergency use.

Reasons to choose MURS:

* If you’re part of a large theme camp it’s a good investment to have a MURS radio around to call ESD emergency dispatch for your group, especially if you have members who have known health issues or the risk of injury is of special concern.

* Large art projects working out on the open playa will be able to get help faster.

* Camps that are on the outer-rings of the city are far from a Emergency Services station don’t have to send runners for help when an emergency arises.

* The other 3 open channels on MURS can be a great alternative to the overcrowded FRS channels, especially if your camp has a Mutant Vehicle or event-wide project they want to coordinate.

* It’s the only way for the public to contact Black Rock City’s emergency dispatch.

To call Art Support Services on a MURS radio: Set your MURS radio to channel 4 (154.570 MHz, CTCSS/PL 97.4).

To call 911 on a MURS radio: Set your MURS radio to channel 5 (154.600 MHz, CTCSS/PL 97.4) to reach the Black Rock City Emergency Services Dispatch.

PLEASE NOTE: Each brand has its own labeling system so please refer to your user manual to see how CTCSS/PL 97.4 is labeled. Using any other “privacy codes” on channel 5 will interfere with 911. Instead limit your personal use to channels 1-3.

PROTIP: Program your radio at home where you can look up more info on how to do so on the internet.

FOR ALL MURS USERS: We ask that all Burning Man participants respect that channel 4 & 5 will be used for official use only. While the other MURS channels are fine for personal use we want to stress that channel 5 on MURS please be kept open for emergencies and not used for any other purpose.

An example of a few MURS radio models:

Dakota Alert MURS portable (works similar to common FRS radios, with selectable channel and code on the display) http://bit.ly/bmgDqI
Motorola MURS portable http://bit.ly/16tBhaJ (this vendor will program the radio for you upon request)

We recommend you search online for the best price for whatever model radio you choose to buy.

Or if you don’t want to buy a radio for this purpose you can contact your local two way radio rental service in your area and inquire about renting a VHF radio for this purpose (and they would program it for you as part of the rental, making configuring the radio hassle free if you’re not tech savvy).

If you have further questions, please contact us for more information at: http://911.burningman.com/?pg=contact

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MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out the Burning Man website more information on health and safety related issues. There are all kinds of topics covered, including pregnancy, rebar safety, first-aid kits and fuel storage: http://bit.ly/12cFVE

Or contact the Emergency Services Department if you have any questions that are not answered here or on our website: http://911.burningman.com/?pg=contact

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NOW TWEET THIS!

In addition to Burning Man’s Twitter account and Facebook page, ESD has its own that it uses to communicate additional health and safety information. Check ’em out:

http://twitter.com/brc911 & http://www.facebook.com/BRC911

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BLACK ROCK RANGERS

In addition to the Emergency Services Department, the Black Rock Rangers play an important role in our community safety.

The Black Rock Rangers are a volunteer organization dedicated to the safety of the citizens of Black Rock City and its environs. The Rangers are a broad cross-section of the Burning Man community who volunteer some of their time as non-confrontational community mediators. They are empowered by the community and the Burning Man board to address safety concerns, mediate disputes and resolve conflicts when they cannot be resolved by the persons involved.

Rangers are available to any Black Rock citizen who needs their help and can be found patrolling the city, in the area around the base of the Man, at Ranger HQ near Center Camp, and at the Ranger Outposts located in the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock plazas, directly across from the ESD stations. Rangers can be identified by their khaki-colored costumes with a Black Rock Ranger logo on the back.

Rangers rely on the Burning Man community to help them do their jobs; there’s a lot more participants than there are Rangers and you, too, are the eyes and ears of safety in Black Rock City. Here’s a few FAQs on accessing the Rangers as a resource (and ways that you can help):

Q: What should you do if you lose your child in Black Rock City?

A: Parents who have become separated from their child should find a Ranger (either at a Ranger Outpost, Ranger HQ, or a pair patrolling the city), who will report the child as missing. That information then goes out to all the Rangers patrolling Black Rock City.

Q: What should you do if you find a child who can’t find their parents?

A: Ask the child to come with you and a friend to a Ranger Outpost or Ranger HQ, and once you get there, the Rangers will relay the information about the child and the parents to all the Rangers patrolling Black Rock City (and probably offer to give you a big hug for helping out!).

Q: What if I’m having a dispute with a neighbor or a campmate that I can’t resolve?

A: The Rangers are happy to listen to everyone involved in a difficult situation and will work to help you come to a solution that you can live with for a week in the desert. A solution doesn’t always mean everyone involved is going to get exactly what they wanted when they started looking for a solution, but Rangers will work to help prevent a conflict to prevent it from escalating and find a workable solution.

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THE FAMILY UNIFICATION NETWORK

Kids want to have FUN! The Family Unification Network that is. In instances of a lost child or separation, FUN helps to reunite children with parents faster.

Here’s how it works: parents and children register together at Ranger Headquarters in Center Camp. After providing simple identifying information, children will receive a unique wristband with a serial number, which will identify the child, parent or guardian, and camp location. And that’s it! Simple!

Should your child become separated from you, he or she just needs to find a Ranger. The wristband will facilitate a speedy reunion.

Registration is open daily at Ranger Headquarters before noon and after 2pm.

****Staff and volunteers with families are strongly encouraged to register their children in support of this program.****

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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:
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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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[BManUpdate] V17:#20:4.30.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM03
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#20:4.30.13
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Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #20
April 30, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE DENIES PERSHING COUNTY ATTEMPT TO BLOCK BURNING MAN LAWSUIT
+ BRUNO’S IS FOR SALE

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNING MAN MEDIA COVERAGE
+ BURNING MAN IN BUTANE-PROPANE NEWS
+ BRAF GRANTEE “FLOAT” PROJECT BUILDS COMMUNITY, TESTS AIR QUALITY IN BEIJING

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ STARLIGHT IN RETROSPECT
+ LOVELY 2012 GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER(!) AARON FEINBERG
+ IMAGINE: GET A LITTLE SCHMOOPY WITH JOHN LENNON
+ STEPHEN COLBERT COMPARES CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO BURNING MAN

PARTICIPATE:
+ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BURNING MAN 2013 STICKER DESIGN PROJECT- ENTER BY JUNE 3
+ BURNER BEEKEEPERS, DONATE YOUR HONEY!
+ WANT TO SET UP WIFI ON PLAYA?

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!
+ LOOKING FOR A PROJECT TO SUPPORT?
+ THE GUARDIAN OF DAWN

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON W/ERICA RUMPEL & KREMF – MAY 16

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ GENERATORS: BAFFLING!

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
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Greetings and welcome to the onset of May, that wonderful time of year when we once again turn on our vehicle’s air conditioning and are rewarded with a face full of playa dust! Sure is a great way to get blasted with memories … but hopefully you weren’t wearing a nice suit.

This last weekend, the DPW had its first managers meeting of the year. A grand total of 32 DPW managers met up at the Burning Man Ranch out in the Black Rock Desert to conspire to build yet another Black Rock City in which the magic will happen. Somewhere in there, the realization hit ’em — Burning Man is appearing on the horizon.

Speaking of which, today’s the last day to pre-register your theme camp for placement (it’s all first-come first-served after this), and the deadline for submitting your registration is 12 noon PST. But we’re gathering you’re on top of this already, right? Right.

We’ve got a nice smattering of offerings for you here today, including an invitation to submit a design (or more) to be considered for inclusion amongst our official stickers for 2013 … always a perennial favorite. And it’s a good indicator that Burning Man is indeed around the corner.

Can you feel it yet? Give it a minute … you will.

The Man burns in 123 days!

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U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE DENIES PERSHING COUNTY ATTEMPT TO BLOCK BURNING MAN LAWSUIT

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones issued an order Friday denying Pershing County’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Black Rock City, LLC challenging the County’s unconstitutional festival permitting process.

Burning Man organizers sued Pershing County in August 2012 after the County breached a series of agreements it had previously entered into with Black Rock City, LLC, and enacted an unconstitutional ordinance that singles out the Burning Man event.

http://bit.ly/155bZ4F

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BRUNO’S IS FOR SALE

If you’ve traveled through Gerlach on your way to Burning Man (which the great majority of you do), you’ve passed by Bruno’s Country Club, or gassed up at the gas station there. Well, Bruno is selling it all off. It could be YOURS if you wanna pony up. Here’s the news in the Reno Gazette-Journal:

http://on.rgj.com/Y4SDcA

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BURNING MAN MEDIA COVERAGE

Keep up-to-date with international coverage of the Burning Man event and the yearround culture of art, community, and fire its inspired on SIX continents on our media coverage page:

http://bit.ly/q5SFhE

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BURNING MAN IN BUTANE-PROPANE NEWS

The April 2013 issue of Butane-Propane News (dubbed “The New York Times of the LPG industry”) has a great article by John Needham about flame effects artist Eric Smith, Burning Man Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) Manager DaveX, and this little shindig out in the desert called Burning Man. You might have heard of it?

http://bit.ly/11HS4CM

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BRAF GRANTEE “FLOAT” PROJECT BUILDS COMMUNITY, TESTS AIR QUALITY IN BEIJING

The Black Rock Arts Foundation provided an art grant in 2012 to FLOAT, a participatory art/design project using air-quality-sensing kites in Beijing, China. FLOAT had two components; a workshop and a public installation. The workshops gathered local Beijing residents to make kites with an air-quality-sensing module, and the public installation was a group kite flight in parks throughout the city using these kites.

Check out this blog post and the great video documentary about the project:

http://bit.ly/18gUytZ

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STARLIGHT IN RETROSPECT

Remember these pretty things from 2012? Here’s a retrospective video montage about the Starlight Project. Seven large plywood stars were placed on the playa to map out the constellation Orion creating a sense of place and a “heaven on earth” effect.

video: https://vimeo.com/50586237
website: http://www.facebook.com/starlightontheplaya
Starlight by: Erich Remash, Jeremy Berglund, Don Peterson + Chad Ingle

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LOVELY 2012 GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER(!) AARON FEINBERG

Kinda love it when first-time Burners who know their way around a camera give their take on Burning Man. Enjoy this (sliiiightly NSFW) gallery from Aaron Feinberg:

http://www.afeinbergphotography.com/portfolio/burningman2012bestof/

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IMAGINE: GET A LITTLE SCHMOOPY WITH JOHN LENNON

Charming little Burning Man yearbook, set to a fitting song!

https://vimeo.com/50641181

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STEPHEN COLBERT COMPARES CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO BURNING MAN

We got a chuckle out of this. While interviewing Bill Clinton, Stephen Colbert asks:

“How would you compare something like the Clinton Global Initiative to other big groups that get together, like Davos or TED Talks or something like that – or Burning Man? What is the difference between this and those other gatherings?”

http://www.hulu.com/watch/476689
(jump to 14:35)

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BURNING MAN 2013 STICKER DESIGN PROJECT- ENTER BY JUNE 3

This is the official call for designs for the 2013 Burning Man stickers! Your design could be the one passed out with the materials you receive as you pass through the Greeters Station upon entering Black Rock City. Other designs will become official sticker schwag passed out on-and-off the playa throughout the year. Help us remember our wonderful home in the desert even when we’re away throughout the year. So, don’t hesitate. Participate! Thank you and good luck!

Size: Your designs must use one of the three die sizes:

• 2. 5″ x 5.75” with a 0.125” corner radius
• 3″ x 3″” square with a 0.062” corner radius
• 3” Diameter Circle

Design: Whichever type of sticker tickles your fancy (or maybe you’re very ticklish and want to enter several designs), remember there IS a theme, and we like stickers that attempt to use the theme. Read up on the Cargo Cult theme! http://burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm13_theme.html

The design MUST incorporate both the name Burning Man and the year 2013.

Colors:
• If using 1-3 colors, set up the file to print as PMS
• If using 4 or more colors, set up the file to print as CMYK

Priority: Round stickers are given priority for winning the coveted “Gate Sticker” spot, going out to ALL Black Rock Citizens. Other sticker sizes are printed out and handed out to volunteers throughout the year both in Black Rock City and at other Regional events.

Submitting your Art: Send either a PDF file OR (preferably) the original Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file to [email protected]. You must OUTLINE all fonts. Whether sending your design or questions, please put your first and last name in the subject header as well as the phrase “2013 Sticker Submission”.

Deadline: Monday, June 3rd. No art is accepted after this date. Thank you!

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BURNER BEEKEEPERS, DONATE YOUR HONEY!

Smallfry writes:

“My name’s Smallfry, and I could use your help on a project. I’m building a bumblebee mutant vehicle to bring to the playa this year by the name of Beezus Christ Super Car. Born in the land of Dust and Honey, Beezus comes before you bringing sweet salvation! He will be equipped with a honey bar at the back where we will be serving honey to weary travelers. We’d like to have flights featuring honey from Burners all around the world! If you’re a beekeeper or know someone who is, we’d love to have a jar of yours to share with everyone! Drop us a line at [email protected], and put ‘Beezus’ in the headline so we don’t miss it.

HUGS!
Smallfry

And check these out for more info or to see how we’re doing:
http://www.facebook.com/BeezusChristSuperCar
http://beezuschrist.wordpress.com ”

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WANT TO SET UP WIFI ON PLAYA?

Want to set up WIFI on the playa? Then come to the annual BRC WIFI Summit – May 9 – San Francisco, hosted by Burning Man Technology/IT Operations.

Are you representing an artist or camp who will bring wireless/internet technology to the Burningman event? Then please attend!

If you are bringing your laptop/pad/smart device and simply want to get internet for yourself, this meeting is not for you. However if you are either planning to set up internet for your camp, retransmit it to your neighbors, have a large-scale technology project, have an art project that absolutely requires Internet connectivity, or will be beaming any sort of frequencies from 900MHz to 5.8GHz into the airwaves above the playa, you are cordially invited and strongly requested to participate in our annual Wifi Summit.

Details:
DATE: Thu May 9, 2013
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: Internet Archive, San Francisco
Remote participation possible.

PLEASE RSVP to [email protected]; please include a few details about your project, and specify if you’ll be attending remotely. We will add you to an announce email list used only for the summit related announcements.

If you would like to also join our general discussion list, please sign up here.
https://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/brc-wifi-list

Thank you from Burning Man IT Ops team.

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Hex says “”See you on the playa!””

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COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!

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

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LOOKING FOR A PROJECT TO SUPPORT?

A number of projects destined for Burning Man are seeking help with funding. We’ve listed them here … please help them out if you can:

www.burningman.com/participate/supportaproject

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THE GUARDIAN OF DAWN

We’d like to direct your attention to a particularly cool (or hot, rather) project for this year’s Burn. If you were on playa in 2012, you may have noticed a lack of spots to hang out around a warm fire in the cold wee hours. Well, luckily, The Iron Monkeys (hailing from Seattle) noticed too. And they’ll be bringing another one of their amazing fire gardens for us to enjoy: The Guardian of Dawn. With your help, of course.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/guardian-of-dawn

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON W/ERICA RUMPEL & KREMF – MAY 16

Please join us for the next addition of the BWB Tele-Salon, where we curate bi-monthly conversations that matter, and record the oral history of the Burning Man principles being enacted around the world.

The call will happen Thursday, 5/16, 2013 at 8pm CST, 9pm EST, and 6pm CT
Call in Number (USA)- +1 209 255 1000 Participant code- 410006
Please join the event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/135740419943748/

Erica will be talking about her work with the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF) in Nepal and how collaboration is the key to true success- what you can offer the world is worth more than you think! Erica also takes frequent group trips to Nepal, and she will also give information on how you can volunteer for an incredible experience abroad.

Or listen into last months Tele-Salon feat. Will Ruddick and Jacky Kowa speaking about the Moto Moto Circus & Bangla Pesa programs in Kenya that is up online and available for streaming or download.

https://soundcloud.com/burners-without-borders/bwb-tele-salon-march-2013

Questions, Comments, Wanna host a talk? [email protected]org

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GENERATORS: BAFFLING!

Bringing a generator can make your Burning Man experience a lot more luxurious … running a coffee maker, microwave, lights, sound system, heck — an ice machine! — all of these take electricity to run. Thing is, generators are usually LOUD and STINKY.

– Bring the quietest generator you can afford, and the smallest that will meet your actual needs. Larger generators are more difficult to transport, use more fuel and create more pollution.
– Don’t run your generator late at night or early in the morning.
– Place the generator as far from other camps as possible. Remember, as far from YOUR camp means closer to someone else’s.
– Cover your generator with a sound shield or baffle. Do NOT bury it to shield the noise. No matter how well it is filled afterwards, the hole leaves a tremendous gouge in the playa.
– Make sure people can’t trip over any power cords.

The ePlaya has a whole thread with ideas for baffling your generator:
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?p=250192

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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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[BManUpdate] V17:#19:4.18.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#19:4.18.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #19
April 18, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ RIP: PEPE OZAN, ARTIST & SCULPTOR
+ LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM CLOSES
+ RIDESHARE TO BURNING MAN
+ REGISTERING YOUR PROJECT? YOU’LL NEED A BURNER PROFILE
+ NEVADA LEGISLATIVE LEADERS LOOK TO TAX BURNING MAN
+ SEARCHING FOR SUPPLIES, ART PARTS AND WHATNOT? TRY OUT TINKOMATIC

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNING MAN BIBLIOGRAPHY
+ BURNING MAN AND THE PRINCIPLED LIFE
+ STEVE THE WIZARD
+ IN SEARCH OF SACRED SPACES, IN THE HARVARD GAZETTE
+ RENO/SPARKS BUSINESS THRIVES BECAUSE OF BURNING MAN

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN ULTRAMARATHON SHORT DOCUMENTARY
+ WHOA. A PHOTO GALLERY FROM ANDREW WEGST
+ WHAT THE …? AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE CANDY FROM JULIAN CASH

PARTICIPATE:
+ PETER HUDSON NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON HIS PROJECT!
+ AROMATHERA POTTY PROJECT
+ THE VIRGIN LETTER PROJECT IS BACK!
+ THE SAINTED PALATE AWAITS

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS FOR BURNING MAN 2013
+ HELP BLACK ROCK SOLAR CHANGE LIVES FOR NEVADA’S HUNGRY & HOMELESS
+ THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CROWDFUNDING YOUR BURNING MAN ART PROJECT

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ YOUTH EDUCATION SPACECRAFT BURNER FAMILY DAYS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 20 & 21
+ PARTICIPANT FAIRE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27
+ FIGMENT PRESENTS ALPHA – DARLINGTON, MD – APRIL 26-28

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ ASK BEFORE YOU SHOOT

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
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Overheard at BMHQ this week: “It’s starting to feel a lot like Burning Man around here.” Ayup, sure is.

Theme camp fundraiser events are popping up on the calendar, art project Kickstarters are spreading like wildfire through the social network, and early preparations are underway for all sorts of dreams, fantasies, grand schemes and the hard logistics needed to make them happen.

Yep, it’s starting to feel a lot like Burning Man.

Speaking of which, the deadline for theme camp registration is fast approaching — April 30, to be exact. So if you’ve got plans to register for pre-placement, hop to it. And keep in mind that this year, a Burner Profile is required, so if you don’t already have one, allot yourself some additional time to make that happen beforehand.

In ticket news, the Low Income Ticket Program is no longer accepting applications for 2013, and the last of the tickets are in the process of being rewarded as we type. Details below.

Lastly, we wrapped up the 7th Annual Burning Man Global Leadership Conference last weekend, and our man Caveat has been reporting on it in the Burning Blog … definitely worth a read. http://blog.burningman.com/tag/glc/

The Man burns in 135 days!

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RIP: PEPE OZAN, ARTIST & SCULPTOR

We are deeply saddened by the news of artist Pepe Ozan’s recent death. Pepe was a formidable and passionate artist, sculptor and visionary who contributed greatly to the Burning Man experience.

We encourage you to read this and learn about Pepe’s work, and if you knew him, to add your remembrances in the comments:

http://bit.ly/152O7xu

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LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM CLOSES

This just in from the intrepid ticket team:

The Low Income Ticket Program is no longer accepting applications for 2013. If you submitted your application on or before April 12 rest assured we are still busily reviewing applications.

If you submitted your application more than six (6) weeks ago and haven’t heard anything back, please double check your spam folder to make sure your notification isn’t lingering there before contacting us. We’ll continue to send out notifications for the next few weeks.

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RIDESHARE TO BURNING MAN

Looking to get to and from Black Rock City this year? Well, plenty of people are too! And of course, ridesharing is the smart, economical and environmentally-friendly way of making it happen. Whether you have a ride to offer or are in need of a ride, coordinate your carpool on our rideshare board.

http://rideshare.burningman.com

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REGISTERING YOUR PROJECT? YOU’LL NEED A BURNER PROFILE

We wanted to give you the heads up that if you’re submitting a project registration form for a theme camp, art installation, Mutant Vehicle, or press/media project, you’ll need to create a Burner Profile first.

If you do not already have a Burner Profile, please allow extra time in your registration process to create one.

You can access Burner Profiles, forms and their submission deadlines at http://profiles.burningman.com/ .

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NEVADA LEGISLATIVE LEADERS LOOK TO TAX BURNING MAN

The Nevada legislature is considering rewriting the Nevada entertainment tax law such that Burning Man would no longer be exempt from paying a 5% entertainment tax. Burning Man is exempt because it is considered an art festival and because it’s held outdoors.

Read more: http://bit.ly/YDa02d

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SEARCHING FOR SUPPLIES, ART PARTS AND WHATNOT? TRY OUT TINKOMATIC

This is pretty rad. Thought you might find it useful. Bob writes:

“This is my yearly plug about a small web app I developed that can help people get their gears and art parts in place and in time, and without depleting the planet: TinkOMatic (www.tinkomatic.com) allows you to search multiple classifieds and auction sites at once, and save your searches until you find what you’re really looking for.

You can search craigslist, oodle, backpage, kijiji, and eBay all at once; and if you don’t find right away that elusive playa bike, parabolic antenna, or tent frame you need for your next project, you can just save your searches, and easily check whether anything new came up.

The app is completely free and has been featured on lifehacker, mashable, and techcrunch.

Peace,
-Bob a.k.a. Skinny D.”

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BURNING MAN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ever wondered how many books are out there that feature Burning Man? We now have a bibliography on the website:
http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/bibliography.html .

Enjoy!

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BURNING MAN AND THE PRINCIPLED LIFE

Here’s a snippet from this nice blog post by David Immel:

“I want the world to be a better place. I want to be better at being better in the world. Burning Man gives me a practice ground, a supportive microcosm, a field of experimentation that I can then use in the ‘real world.’ I strive to be welcoming to strangers in the world. I strive to be welcoming to the potential for poetry and richness and awe and beauty that anyone I meet may create at any moment. I strive to carry wonder and spontaneity and artfulness and surprises to others. Burning Man makes the world alive and full and new and brave and well, a better place.”

Read the full post here: http://bit.ly/17HsPVH

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STEVE THE WIZARD

Justin Jones writes about his playa experience with Steve the Wizard.

“When I met Steve, he was wearing a purple wizards’s cloak, sitting alone at a table in the middle of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Steve was not a wizard.”

http://justinwashere.com/steve-the-wizard/

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IN SEARCH OF SACRED SPACES, IN THE HARVARD GAZETTE

“In a video from Burning Man, the quirky Nevada desert festival, a naked man rides past on a bicycle. A woman in sunglasses wears a hat that looks like a salad. A lean young man comments on the festival at large: ‘This is the ultimate expression of human nature.'”

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/04/in-search-of-sacred-spaces/

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RENO/SPARKS BUSINESS THRIVES BECAUSE OF BURNING MAN

Great story about a local business that’s been able to grow in part because of Burning Man.

http://bit.ly/17Hwa7n

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BURNING MAN ULTRAMARATHON SHORT DOCUMENTARY

We usually have a poke and a giggle about the Burning Man Ultramarathon (because we can), but seriously though? Mad respect. This piece brings it home. John writes:

“The Burning Man Ultramarathon is without a doubt one of the most unusual and exotic foot races on the planet. Learn more about this fun and unique 50k from its race director and creator Cherie Yanek. Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj_IvvE7J3M ”

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WHOA. A PHOTO GALLERY FROM ANDREW WEGST

OK, we clicked the link, and immediately went “WHOA.” You will too. This is beautiful. Thanks to photographer Andrew Wegst!

http://www.moonrisefv.com/burning-man-2012/

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WHAT THE …? AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE CANDY FROM JULIAN CASH

Julian (who we love) writes:

“See dozens of these small magical Strange Planets that were found at Burning Man. This is photographic candy for the eye and brain. A delightful and sweet perspective for looking at the tiny world of the big playa.

http://StrangePlanets.com/burning_man.html ”

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PETER HUDSON NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON HIS PROJECT!

Little Wing writes:

“Peter Hudson — artist extraordinaire (Charon, Tantalus, Homouroboros) — is looking for volunteers to help bring his next amazing stroboscopic zoetrope, ‘Eternal Return’ to Burning Man this year. All skill levels welcome! Come out to our Treasure Island workshop and learn a new skill, make new friends, and get dusty with us. We’re a fun team working every day of the week 10am to 10pm. For more information about joining our crew, please contact Jules: [email protected] Please put ‘new volunteer’ in the subject line. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!”

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AROMATHERA POTTY PROJECT

“Burners have said that there’s no sense of smell on the Playa.
Yet visitors to the porta potties testify otherwise.

I am Tracey of Lamay Camp, Kidsville and in 2011 I ‘found my Gift’.

I had brought some essential oils and essential oil blends I created to the Playa to scent my tent for hypnotherapy experience sessions. Finding my visit to our local porta potties less than inspirational, I scented every third porta potty with a blend and put a sign up on the outside of the door indicating the blend and its all-botanical ingredients. When I returned a few hours later to check on the scented porta potties, I found line ups for them! Soon, the Aromathera Potties were the talk of Kidsville. One person even said that it was the highlight of his Burn! So I started to think: What if Aromathera Potties appeared all over Black Rock City? What if aromatherapy enthusiasts shared their gifts at their local porta potties throughout the Burn?

In 2012, The AromaThera Potty Project exploded to over a dozen porta potty sites and AromaThera Potty Super Heroes.

So here’s the deal with the Aromathera Potty Project:
1. Contact me so we can get on the same page and so that I can get an overview of the spread of the Project.

2. Select/collect/create a handful of blends or singles (I suggest 30ml of each) to scent your local porta potties with. Here are the ‘Anarres Emo Oils’ I used: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/catalog/3/essential_oils?page=3 I suggest every third or fourth porta potty to make the job manageable for you and to ensure that scent averse folks have a choice not to use an Aromathera Potty.

3. Create non moopy signs to post on the Aromatherapy Potties. Bring 2 per blend in case one goes missing. Be sure that the signs state boldly ‘Aromathera Potty Project’, name the blend in a fun but accurately evocative way (‘Furry Forest’ rather than ‘Fun Fur’ for an evergreen blend) and list all of the ingredients with the common and latin botanical names so that we don’t endanger anyone with allergies to specific botanicals. NO SYNTHETIC SCENTS OR PERFUMES, PLEASE AS THESE ARE ALLERGENIC AND NOT NATURAL AND NOT AROMATHERAPEUTIC ETC.

4. Once on the playa, implement your Aromathera Potty Project at your local porta potties! Visit every 4 hours or so, tidy your porta potty and flick drops of essential oil goodness on the walls. It only takes a few minutes and you’re done!

5. Marvel at the line ups at ‘your’ scented Aromathera Potties! Bask in praise, directed and overheard! Rejoice in the gift you are bringing to the Playa Experience!

You can see some blends created for 2012 here:
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/274
I’ve already created a Truth Serum… I’m excited. That’s how I roll.”

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THE VIRGIN LETTER PROJECT IS BACK!

Mel writes:

“The Virgin Letters Project is back and looking for your letters. Once again, we want you to write a letter or ten to the virgin Burner you were. These letters will be gathered via website and any regional burns we can get a drop box to. We are also looking for people to host drop boxes at regional burns.

http://www.virginletters.com

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THE SAINTED PALATE AWAITS

Ruby Skye writes:

“SANTOPALATO, Black Rock City’s most mysterious fine dining experience, hidden deep within the French Quarter, is seeking curious campers and helpers who love to cook, concoct, wine and dine. Builders, designers, artists and all others welcome! We have some wonderful tricks up our sleeves this year, and need a passionate team to make them a reality. Also, if you love to perform…dance, sing, act, play etc, we want to hear from you whether or not you’d like to camp with us, for without you the experience will not be complete.

If you’re interested, please do fill out this form: http://bit.ly/11lIpBJ

And here is the link to our FB page which has all the info, including the sign up form: https://www.facebook.com/TheSantopalato

If you have any questions, email Siri, Camp Director at: [email protected]

If you are a Chef, Sous Chef, or interested in cooking/prepping on playa, please contact Executive Director Ruby Skye at: [email protected]

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SUPPORT THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS FOR BURNING MAN 2013

“The Temple of Whollyness will offer the space to reflect upon how to become more whole with our world. Its epic central pyramid – 64’ tall with an 87’x 87’ base – is designed with sacred mathematical proportions and constructed using our innovative building techniques. This majestic sanctuary will be crafted completely out of geometric interlocking wood pieces that fit together without the use of nails, glue or metal fasteners. Gregg Fleishman’s life’s work, genius assembly, love of geometry, in combination with his architecture and design background will be gifted to the Temple – the largest temporary interlocking wood structure ever!”

Go here to donate to their Kickstarter: http://kck.st/ZyE3Fw

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HELP BLACK ROCK SOLAR CHANGE LIVES FOR NEVADA’S HUNGRY & HOMELESS

The good folks at Black Rock Solar (www.blackrocksolar.org) write:

“Want to see a magic trick? If Black Rock Solar can raise $12,000, they’ll turn it into a $112,000 solar array for FISH, a Carson City charity — and FISH will turn that into thousands of meals, scores of warm coats and hundreds of medical treatments for the hungry and homeless! Please chip in so this incredible charity can start collecting free solar power, saving money on its electric bill and using those funds to help the needy in Nevada’s state capitol. Let’s show some Burning Man love to our Nevada neighbors, even the ones who can’t join us in BRC. Need more incentive? Black Rock Solar is offering some exclusive rewards … get yours while they last! http://greenourplanet.org/blackrocksolar ”

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CROWDFUNDING YOUR BURNING MAN ART PROJECT

Ian MacKenzie writes:

“As a gift to the Burning Man community, I’ve collected my best advice for creators to harness the power of crowdfunding. After all, it’s a perfect fit: much like Burning Man, the true currency being exchanged isn’t money, but relationship (also know as shared indebtedness).

http://bit.ly/17HtZAB ”

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YOUTH EDUCATION SPACECRAFT (Y.E.S.) BURNER FAMILY DAYS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 20 & 21

We’d like to let you know about a great art program for kids going on this weekend, and invite your family to participate in creating a wonderful collaborative art piece destined to be exhibited at Maker Faire, the Exploratorium, the Crucible and Burning Man!

The Youth Education Spaceship program (Y.E.S.) is a collaborative art program for youth that gives them the time and space to create, build and then exhibit their work at leading art and science venues in the Bay Area and beyond. And YOU are invited to come work on the project at artist Dana Albany’s studio this weekend!

WHEN: April 20 & 21 from 11am – 5pm
WHERE: San Francisco, CA (please see http://yesfamilydays.eventbrite.com/ for address)
(Please wear closed toe shoes and work clothes, and bring a brown bag lunch.)
RSVP: Please RSVP here — http://yesfamilydays.eventbrite.com/

This weekend, children from the ages of 7 to 15 will be given the opportunity to engage in mosaic work, painting on paper, and basic electrical wiring (blinky lights!) … there will also be ROBOTS and FLYING MACHINES to play with! Future sessions will include everything from metal work to mold-making, glass fusion and glass blowing, photography, videography, sound-scape creation, robotics, environmentalism, education on ancient civilizations to outer space, space travel and astronomy.

This project is a collaboration of the Boys and Girls Clubs, Recology, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, The Crucible, the Exploratorium, Maker Faire, and the Burning Man Project.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/11lNSZa

Questions? Please contact Lara Hopwood at the Burning Man Project, (415) 865-3800 x192 or email [email protected].

This is going to be fun! We hope to see you there!

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PARTICIPANT FAIRE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27

Burning Man is a No Spectators, PARTICIPANT produced and driven event!

On Saturday April 27th, BURNING MAN is hosting a PARTICIPANT FAIRE

in San Francisco at BMHQ
995 Market Street at Sixth Street
http://www.burningman.com/office.directions

Yay: “Playa Terps” will provide volunteer sign language interpreters to interpret for the Participant Faire!

NOOBIE? . . . NOO PROBLEM!
Orientation for BURNING MAN Virgins
11am – 1pm Presentation with Q&A – 8th floor

– Hints and Tricks
– Travel & Transportation
– City Layout and Infrastructure
– Shelter and the Elements
– Clothing and Essentials
– Leave No Trace
– Gift Economy
– Volunteering
– Resources

START PRACTICING GIFTING AND COMMUNAL EFFORT
Bring a “dee-lish’ dish” – Potluck lunch 1pm – 2pm, 8th floor

MEET YOUR “VC” – VOLUNTEERS QUESTIONS ANSWERED
2pm-5pm – 2nd Floor Participation Faire
VCs (Volunteer Coordinators) from Burning Man departments and teams will be onsite to welcome you, chat, and help you find your “V-Spot”

NOT SF LOCAL? . . . Journey to our ePlaya to engage with your fellow Burners, Art Projects and Theme Camps:

Sharing Resources – http://tinyurl.com/c9lp578
Preparation – http://tinyurl.com/ccjj5z2
Theme Camps Seeking Participants – http://tinyurl.com/ca4wdyf
Art Projects Seeking Participants – http://tinyurl.com/ckyxrut
Mutant Vehicles Seeking Participants – http://tinyurl.com/dx7ry8v

APRIL TOO SOON? … JOIN US IN JUNE!
Our Annual PARTICIPATION PICNIC is June 1st at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.

We hope to see you at the Participation Faire!

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FIGMENT PRESENTS ALPHA – DARLINGTON, MD – APRIL 26-28

“FIGMENT [http://figmentproject.org] is excited to announce ALPHA [http://alpa.figmentproject.org], a completely new event, in addition to its free participatory arts events in cities across the USA and beyond. ALPHA is a weekend camp designed to provide support of all kinds for creators working in any medium or discipline, as long as their work is interactive or participatory. At ALPHA, creators collaborate to elevate their art, knowledge and skills as they share their work in progress, ideas and even their financial resources.

FIGMENT welcomes any and all artists who are in the process of creating work — for FIGMENT events, any other arts events, or individual installations or performances. Creators of all kinds are welcome at ALPHA… from sculptors, social scientists and playwrights to performers, musicians and philosophers. The only requirement is that they contribute to the content of ALPHA, by either bringing an art project that they are working on, or by hosting a workshop or meet-up to share their skills, knowledge, and experience.

Artists can register as many projects/performances/workshops/idea-swap sessions etc. as they would like after they buy a ticket. With ALPHA, FIGMENT intends to bring a large group of creators together, provide a basic structure for them to interact, share ideas and collaborate, and watch as amazing things happen.

What: ALPHA — http://alpha.figmentproject.org
When: April 26, noon–April 28, 6pm / submission deadline April 10
Where: Camp Ramblewood Darlington, MD — http://alpha.figmentproject.org/aboutalpha/gettingthere/
Tickets: start at $150 — http://figmentalpha.eventbrite.com/ ”

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ASK BEFORE YOU SHOOT

Did you just walk up on the PERFECT scene, and you’re dying to capture this MAGICAL MOMENT? Before you pull out your camera and take the shot, do the polite and respectful thing: ask first.

Everybody has different sensitivities about their privacy, especially at Burning Man, when we’re all flying our various freak flags. It’s good form to ask your would-be subject for permission to take their picture BEFORE you shoot.

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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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[BManUpdate] V17:#17:3.22.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#17:3.22.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #17
March 22, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2013
+ BURNING MAN 2013 HONORARIUM ART PROJECTS ANNOUNCED
+ ANNOUNCING THE 2013 CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TEMPLE ANNOUNCED: THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED
+ ASANA: CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR STRESS-FREE PLAYA PREPARATION
+ KIWANIS BIKE PROGRAM OFFERS PLAYA BIKES IN RENO
+ THE RAYGUN GOTHIC ROCKETSHIP ENDS 2.5 YEAR TENURE IN SAN FRANCISCO
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR HIRING PHOTOVOLTAIC SUPERVISOR IN LAS VEGAS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ HOW DO YOU GET GREAT PUBLIC ART INSTALLED IN YOUR TOWN?
+ BURNING MAN IS A STORY FIELD
+ SPARK – A BURNING MAN STORY: THE GOLDEN TICKET AT SXSW
+ COLORADO REGIONAL BURN “APOGAEA” PUBLISHES AN AFTERBURN REPORT

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BREAKING WAVE 2012 DOCUMENTARY FILM
+ BIRD’S-EYE VIEW VIDEO OF BURNING MAN 2012
+ CORRECTION: SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT VIDEO

PARTICIPATE:
+ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CENTER CAMP CAFE!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ LONDON BRC SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN RENO, ON PLAYA, AND VIRTUALLY
+ VOTE NOW FOR THE LA LEAGUE OF ARTS TO WIN A $10K GRANT

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ SIGNS & SYMBOLS – THE ART OF MAD DOG MADIGAN – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 22
+ MUTANT VEHICLE WORKSHOP – BURNING MAN HQ SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 27
+ FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – DENVER, CO – MAY 4-5

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ PARTICIPATION? WHAT’S THAT?

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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Whoa. This JRS is PACKED with amazing art news. The only way we could possibly inundate you with more amazing art news would be to drop an entire art gallery onto your house from a helicopter. Which, come to think of it, would be pretty cool, but let’s talk about that later, because …

We’re announcing the 2013 Burning Man honorarium art installations, who’s going to be doing projects for the 2013 Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE), the amazing Temple of Whollyness, opportunities to show off YOUR art in the Center Camp Cafe, opportunities to work on big cool art projects, and (off playa) the 2013 Black Rock Arts Foundation grant recipients!

Yes, we used an exclamation point … it was warranted. Like, it’s seriously out of hand with art here. But we like it like that. We hope you do too. So let’s get to it!

The Man burns in 162 days!

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REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2013

If you’re planning on bringing artwork to the event, or pre-registering a theme camp (required for reserved placement), or you want to apply to bring a mutant vehicle to Black Rock City … it’s time to register your project!

Now, before you jump into the form and start cranking out a questionnaire, you’ll want to know what the registration criteria are first, right? Right. Here’s where to go:

* Art Installations: www.burningman.com/installations
* Placement (Theme Camps): www.burningman.com/themecamps
* Mutant Vehicles: www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/
* Press & Video/Film Projects: www.burningman.com/press

And now that you’re all informed and ready to go, fill out the appropriate project registration form here:

* Project Registration: http://forms.burningman.com/

And we have deadlines for these things, folks, so pay attention … ready? Here:

* Art Installation: June 19
* Placement (Theme Camp or Department): April 30
* Mutant Vehicle: May 15
* Disabled Persons Vehicle: July 31
* Video/Film Projects: June 26
* Press Registration: July 31

The earlier you register, the easier it is for our hard-working staff and volunteers to process this stuff, so please get your registration completed as quickly as possible. Most appreciated.

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BURNING MAN 2013 HONORARIUM ART PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

We’re thrilled to announce the honorarium art projects for Burning Man 2013. This year, we’ve distributed approximately $850,000 in art grants to 63 projects that will grace the open playa, plus artwork that will adorn the Man Pavilion. Congratulations to all the grantees, and thank you for making artwork for Black Rock City! Here’s the complete list of honorariums for 2013:

Ancient Intelligence by Erica Halpern
Aux Folles Altar by Anna Bruinsma
Bat Country by Gwen Fisher and Paul Brown
Bathroom Beacons Welcome to Fabulous by Beacon Arts
Believe by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg
Big Bully by Charlie Smith
Black Rock City Supper Club by Dave King and Crew
Burn It AKA Monday Night Fireworks by DaveX
Cargo Cult Youth Spaceship by Dana Albany
Chaotic Affair, A by Nathan Kandus
Char Wash by Christopher Schardt
Charcade by Christopher Guard & Site 3 coLaboratory
Church Trap, The by Rebekah Waites
City Lights 13 by Gary Long
Claude the Dragon by Gabe Zanotto
Coyote by Bryan Tedrick
Cradle of Mir by Alexandr Mironov, Denis Lykhin, Simeon Payain
Crash Site_Alpha-13 by Aphidoidea
Cult of the Can Opener by Jana Olson and Roger Carr
D.E.M (Desert Expedition Module) by Matthew GT, Sam Alcorn, Justin Buendia, Rich Busby, Andy Heom, Ben Kalenik
Desert Spirits by Spencer Tunick
Dragon Smelter: Cargo Cult by Daniel Macchiarini
Drifts by Michael Christian
Dust City Diner by Michael Brown and David Cole
Eternal Return by Peter Hudson
Experience Vending Machine by Earthling Research Group
Flamethrower Shooting Gallery by Matisse Enzer
Fractal Cult by Athanasios Korras
Galileo’s Uvula by Jeddin White
Guardian of Dawn by Iron Monkeys
Hands by Dave Gertler
Helicopter Dragonfly on Mechanical Plant by Barry Crawford
Helix by Charles Gadekin
Homegrown Technology Chatty Interactive Robot by Ronald Simmer
IBIS MAXIMUS by J Nick Taylor
iPhone Cult by Abraham Raphael
Light Mandala by Tyler Lauren Buckheim
Like 4 Real by Dadara
matahari riset by dang
Mens Amplio by Donald Cain (DSC)
MIZARU by Aaron Sherwood & Kiori Kawai
Neverwas Haul by Shannon O’Hare
Penrose Triangle, The by Blake Courter and Blake Courtney
Photo Chapel by Michael Garlington
Pimpsnaxx: The Door to Another Dimension by Eleanor Lawson, Chris Carey
Project Insanity by Jessica Panuccio
Psychokinetic Child by David Karave
The Racken by Tyler FuQua
RVFMTV2 by Robots Vs Future (Clint Sleeper and Audrey Love)
Serpent Twins by John Sarriugarte & Kyrsten Mate
Shipwreck by Georgia Collard-Watson
Sparky’s Wheel of Tesla by Kathleen and Jesse Green
Star Stuff by Christopher Cianciarulo
Temple of Whollyness by Gregg Fleishman (Artist) and Melissa Barron and Terry Gross (Conceptors)
Tesseract 2.0 by James Reinhardt, William Gibbs
The Cathedral of Celestial MAthGIC by Ilya Pieper
Totem,Notem,Tonem aka TNT by Priscilla NocuaYu(sculpture), Luke Marston(First Nation Drawings), Brendan Baudat(Illumination)
Touch Me by Noah Rosenthal and Nathan Clark
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
Universe Revolves by Zach Coffin
VLAM I STOF by AfrikaBurn Fire Collective
What Came First? Your Tribute or Your Gift? by Jamie Joyce
Xylophage by Flaming Lotus Girls
You Are the Key by Ralitsa Ivanova
Zonotopia and the Quasicrystalline Conjunction by Rob Bell

Congratulations everybody!

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ANNOUNCING THE 2013 CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES

Now in its third year, the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) is comprised of 24 wooden effigies created by Burning Man Regional groups from around the world, celebrating their Regional identities and showcasing the collaborative artistic efforts of their community members. These projects will encircle the Man, and will all be burned simultaneously on Thursday night of the event. Here are the CORE projects for 2013:

Altar of the Wetlands: Recreating Nature in a Post-Industrial Society from New Orleans
Anti-Monument to DC Art Culture and Former President John Frum aka The DC Pyramid Scheme, from Washington DC
Artifactuary from Vancouver
The Cargo Mother from Houston
The Czech Oasis from the Czech Republic
Dutch Windmill from the Netherlands (Dutch Burners)
First House Project from the East Bay
Flor de Muerto – Flower of the Dead from Victoria
The Good, the Bad and the Naughty from Reno
Hand of Inspiration from Israel (“MidBurn”)
Inchanted Forest from Indiana
Lituanica birds from Lithuania
Ludum Et Refugium from Portland
Marvin from Idaho
Meditation from China / Taiwan
Playa Queen from Sacramento
PyscheDelicate Arch from Salt Lake City
Source Maui “Kavai Ahi” from Maui
South Bay CORE from the South Bay
Stairway to Heaven from France
Star of the City from New York
Starfish from San Diego
Temple of Times from Austin
The Year the Playa Stood Still from Minnesota

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BURNING MAN 2013 TEMPLE ANNOUNCED: THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS

We’re excited to announce that Gregg Fleishman (Artist) and Melissa Barron and Terry Gross (Conceptors) will be constructing the Temple of Whollyness for Burning Man 2013. This temple will use the amazing geometric construction techniques that were used to create the Otic Oasis (found in Walk-In Camping in 2011 and 2012), and the Pistil structure in the 2012 Man base, only on a massive scale.

For more information, to make a donation and explore volunteer opportunities, visit their (under construction) webpage here:

http://www.temple2013.org/

or get connected on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/templeofwhollyness

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BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is responsible for funding community-based interactive and participatory art around the world, year-round. BRAF’s funding comes from generous donations from folks like YOU, so thank you if you’ve contributed, and helped make these grants possible! Here are the BRAF grantees for 2013:

http://blackrockarts.org/projects/grantee-projects/2013-grant-recipients

For more information, and to make a donation to BRAF, visit www.blackrockarts.org.

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ASANA: CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR STRESS-FREE PLAYA PREPARATION

The good folks at The Chillage write:

“Asana helps companies plan and organize complex projects, and we’ve made a custom version JUST FOR BURNING MAN. The Chillage has been using it for years, and it’s been invaluable, and now it’s our gift to you ♥

http://asana.com/burningman

** Playa Checklists **
Whether leading a camp or attending solo, there are dozens of things to remember to do and bring. We collected all the basics in one place.

** Track & Coordinate **
Track all your to-dos, easily coordinate responsibilities among camp members, and keep all the discussions in one place.

** Make it your own **
By reducing busy-work of smoothly coordinating infrastructure, you can devote more time to the things that make your camp special.”

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KIWANIS BIKE PROGRAM OFFERS PLAYA BIKES IN RENO

If you are in need of a bike close to — as well as great for — the playa, reserve one from the Kiwanis Bike Program. Kiwanis has a huge variety of bicycles ranging from $40-$50, and all purchases support the bicycling education, repairs and donation of bikes for at-risk kids in the Reno area. Moreover, if you return your bike to Kiwanis on your way home from the playa, they’ll refurbish and reuse it! Reserve your bike now as they go fast. The shop is open daily or by appointment to pick up your reserved bike, or to pick out a bike from those still available, before moving on to Black Rock City. For bike reservations and further information, or if you’d like to know more about our programs in northern Nevada, go to www.kiwanisbikes.org.

Kiwanis Bike Program
2500 Valley Road Ste. A
Reno, NV 89512
775-846-7146
[email protected]
www.kiwanisbikes.org

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THE RAYGUN GOTHIC ROCKETSHIP ENDS 2.5 YEAR TENURE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Following its debut at Burning Man in 2009, the Raygun Gothic Rocketship (www.raygungothicrocket.com) graced San Francisco’s Embarcadero, blowing the minds of locals and tourists alike for two and a half years. As all good things must come to an end, the 5 Ton Crane crew dismantled the Rocketship this last weekend, putting it in storage, awaiting its next adventure.

In other news, anybody want a rocketship?

Like … seriously. Contact them at [email protected].

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BLACK ROCK SOLAR HIRING PHOTOVOLTAIC SUPERVISOR IN LAS VEGAS

The Southern Nevada Black Rock Solar office is hiring!

Position: Southern Nevada Photovoltaic Supervisor
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas, travel around Nevada required

We are seeking an enthusiastic, talented and experienced person to lead and supervise the building of PV projects in Southern Nevada. Reporting to our Construction Manager, the Southern Nevada PV Supervisor will work closely with our clients and construction crew to complete high-quality solar installations on time and within budget.

This is a regular, full-time, hourly non-exempt position eligible for benefits.

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

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HOW DO YOU GET GREAT PUBLIC ART INSTALLED IN YOUR TOWN?

Here’s an interesting article about getting great public art installed in your town, by following the Burning Man model.

http://bit.ly/YYC7I6

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BURNING MAN IS A STORY FIELD

“What makes it Burning Man isn’t the objects, their positions, or our positions in relation to them. It’s the fields of meaning we create between them. Let’s call them stories. The people and objects shift around, disappear, and reappear, but the stories stay.”

Read more in Jon Mitchell’s post in the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/Yhuq3e

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SPARK – A BURNING MAN STORY: THE GOLDEN TICKET AT SXSW

“Watching SPARK – A Burning Man Story is like watching Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory as a kid; you want to walk through the screen and dive into the chocolate pond.”

Hilary Armstrong in the Huffington post: http://huff.to/163B7FH

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COLORADO REGIONAL BURN “APOGAEA” PUBLISHES AN AFTERBURN REPORT

Colorado’s Regional Burn, Apogaea, published its first AfterBurn report for 2012, and they wanted to share it with you.

Direct link: http://apogaea.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Apogaea2012AfterburnReport.pdf

Archives: http://apogaea.com/the-apogaea-festival/the-apo-archives/

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BREAKING WAVE 2012 DOCUMENTARY FILM

The folks who created Breaking Wave write:

“Follow a group of artists from Vancouver Canada, as they build and burn a wave sculpture made entirely out of reclaimed beach debris.

The Breaking Wave documentary follows the build process for a sculpture in the Black Rock Desert, at last year’s Burning Man. Shot over 2 weeks in the harsh desert environment, the film follows the construction of the sculpture made completely out of wood gathered from beaches all the way down the Pacific Coast, from British Columbia to California. The effort was monumental, and the challenge of finally assembling the sculpture at Burning Man only to see it go up in flames. Watch the 4-part video here:

http://breakingwave.ca/?page_id=239 ”

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BIRD’S-EYE VIEW VIDEO OF BURNING MAN 2012

Here’s another nifty dron…er, tricopter video of 2012’s Burning Man, brought to you by Glen McLelland:

https://vimeo.com/49735457

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CORRECTION: SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT VIDEO

In the last JRS, we mistakenly pointed you to the wrong (albeit still good!) video about the South Africa CORE art project. Sorry about that. Here’s the correct link to Terry Pratt’s (of the Xtreme Film Crew) video:

https://vimeo.com/61244838

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CENTER CAMP CAFE!

Jonesy writes:

“Greetings Burning World!

How would you like to place your art in the biggest, most populated structure on the Playa? That’s right! You have the opportunity to show off your talent and ideas in Center Camp Cafe for Burning Man 2013!

Help us enhance this environment and engage your fellow Black Rock Citizens as they sit and mingle in this popular hot spot on the Playa. We are looking for art in all shapes and sizes! If you have a sculpture that would get lost in the great expanse of the open playa, but might be appreciated in a more intimate setting, please let us know! You can also take over one of our “alcove” spaces and create your own environment or vision of the “Cargo Cult” Theme. Sculpture or painting, large or small, please write to us and tell us what you would like to bring! Write to [email protected].

ALSO, now in its fifth year, the Cafe hosts a GIGANTIC two-dimensional wall art gallery to show paintings, photographs, and whatever you can hang on a board! If you are a painter or photographer and always felt lost in giant art world on the Playa, now is your opportunity to shine and be a part of our KIOSK project. The works must fit into a 48″ x 48″ space and extend no further than 8″ from the Kiosk surface. To see pictures of the Kiosk spaces, and other parts of the Cafe, see Flickr gallery here:

http://bit.ly/bFraTY

To be a part of this beautiful and exciting environment, please write to us at [email protected].

Thanks!
Jonesy Jones and the Cafe Art Team”

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LONDON BRC SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN RENO, ON PLAYA, AND VIRTUALLY

Beth at the LondonBRC project writes:

“Our goal is to bring the iconic structures of London’s House of Commons/Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Tower of London to the Playa of Black Rock City as a fully functioning interactive art installation for Burning Man 2013. With the hope of incorporating the integral elements of these landmarks into the landscape of community, culture and core principles that is The Burning Man Project.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our build crew (on or off Playa) or part of our camp, please visit our volunteer information area and forms on our website (www.londonbrc.com) on our donate! get involved page! (http://londonbrc.com/?page_id=17). We happily welcome all types of volunteering, from virtual to physical, so just let us know if you want to help!

Cheers!
Everyone at LondonBRC”

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VOTE NOW FOR THE LA LEAGUE OF ARTS TO WIN A $10K GRANT

Athena Damos, Burning Man’s Regional co-Lead for Los Angeles, sits on the board of the LA League of Arts. Please do what you can to support their efforts here.

“The LA League of Arts (LALA) has an opportunity to win a grant for $10K from the Women’s Foundation of California. The grant will make our Aquaponic Eco-System a reality. Please help make that a reality by voting for us. Voting ends March 28th. Only one vote per person, so vote now and spread the word. THANK YOU!!!

http://bit.ly/YhvLXT

To learn more about the educational food garden we are creating go to:

http://laleagueofarts.org/what-we-do/school-gardens/ ”

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SIGNS & SYMBOLS – THE ART OF MAD DOG MADIGAN – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 22

Join us TONIGHT for a full night of Art and Music to benefit the Create Peace Project with Mad Dog (Vau de Vire Society/Burning Man) designer of Burning Man’s entrance signs and Michael Robinson (Evolver/Reality Sandwich Founder •www.michaelrobinsonnyc.com) in their 1st San Francisco Art Show together. Let your mind ponder the Signs and Symbols, and then meet us on the dance floor.

Broadway Studios
435 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94110
$12.00 ALL NIGHT at the Door
21 & Up w/valid ID

More details and purchase tickets:
http://innermission-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

See “Burning Man Sign Making of” Video Here:https://vimeo.com/47765828

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MUTANT VEHICLE WORKSHOP – BURNING MAN HQ SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 27

Mutant Vehicle Workshop
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
7:00 – 8:30pm Presentation plus Q & A

Burning Man HQ on the 15th floor
995 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(http://www.burningman.com/officedirections)

Not local? Participate online:

https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/c10d0765/13191337

or by phone:

Call  1 (646) 583-7415
(Toll free) 1 (866) 946-4706
PIN code 22933437 then press #.
Skype: fuzemeeting

Have you always dreamed of having a mutant vehicle at Burning Man? Are you curious about the process? Perhaps you’ve brought your mutant vehicle to the playa before and would just like to know more about how the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles) works? Come meet with representatives from the DMV (and some experienced mutant vehicle creators too) and get the answers to all your burning questions!

Topics include; The DMV and what they do. Defining a mutant vehicle (what it is, what it’s not). How to apply and what happens to your application after you submit it. What to expect once you get to the playa with your mutant vehicle (at the gate and at the DMV). What details the DMV is looking for in regards to your vehicle’s safety. Referrals to resources for building your vehicle. Your mutant vehicle and the rest of Burning Man (how mutant vehicles contribute to the event).

RSVP: Space is limited to 40 participants in person. Please RSVP to: [email protected]

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FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – DENVER, CO – MAY 4-5

The Front Range is ablaze this spring as the Flame Effects for the Artist wraps up its 2013 class schedule. The collective art space Fusion Factory will be our hosts for this workshop and we think it will be one of the best yet!

http://fusionfactory.org/

So you want to incorporate the element of fire into your work but you want to make it safely? You want to learn from those who have experience and are willing to show you what they know? Then this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:
– NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
– NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.

We will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts. Of course, we closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder. We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.

The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.

Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas. We will also have displays of fire art from several local fire artists!

The cost of this 2-Day class will be $150.
Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.
Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Join us in the foothills of Colorado for this workshop that will allow you to set you work ablaze.

Email your name to [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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PARTICIPATION? WHAT’S THAT?

What do we mean when we say, ‘Participation’ is a tenet of Burning Man?

We understand that to really have a rewarding experience, we have to get involved. This means to weave ourselves into the landscape of what is so great. Walking the esplanade at dusk, someone pulls you into their gorgeous bedouin tent, where ten other total strangers are sitting, waiting. A stage show begins, and people begin serving you a five-course meal prepared by a talented chef. By the end of dinner, you are deeply bonded with the once-strangers at your table. The sun has gone down, your belly is full, and your hosts wish you well on your evening’s journey. You emerge transformed.

It’s morning, it’s getting hot, and your neighbors are struggling to get their shade structure together. You could watch from your already-erected shade, sipping iced coffee, wonder if they’ll work it out or collapse from heat stroke by noon. OR, you could make up an extra batch of iced coffee, and grab your work gloves, go over to the neighbors, and offer your help. Now, THAT is a gift! Who knows who those people are? People forge the best of friendships under the most unexpected of circumstances (no pressure, though).

Now, what was so great about that? YOU can do the same thing! Which isn’t to say you have to feed strangers an elaborate meal (but it’s awesome when you do!). The thing that was so great about that experience was that People Did Something. There was no standing idly by, either wondering what was going on in that tent, or if your neighbors would figure out the assembly of their dome. There’s no US and THEM on playa. It’s all US. Get involved, offer help. This Jackrabbit is certain you’ll have a richer experience for it.

Here’s the verbiage of the Participation Principle:
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

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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: Manu Chao, MSTRKRFT

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[BManUpdate] V17:#16:3.8.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#16:3.8.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #16
March 8, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ “SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY” TO PREMIERE AT SXSW 2013
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM 2013
+ RIDING A BIKE TO BURNING MAN — FROM SOUTH AFRICA

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS DEMOLISHES NEARLY 100 DESTROYED HOMES, SAVING HOMEOWNERS MILLIONS
+ HOW DOES BURNING MAN COMPARE TO KUMBH MELA?
+ BURNING MAN SHOULD TREAT “ACADEMIA” THE WAY IT TREATS “COMMERCIALIZATION”

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN 2010 DOCUMENTARY FROM GERMANY
+ WATCH THE SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT BEING CREATED

PARTICIPATE:
+ THE “PROFILES IN DUST” TEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP
+ WANTED: ASL INTERPRETERS ON THE PLAYA
+ MULTI-CITY CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR FIGMENT 2013

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ ASHEVILLE PRECOMPRESSION – ASHEVILLE, NC – MARCH 30

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ I’M GONNA HAND OUT FLIERS 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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Well folks, the Burnal Equinox is in our rear-view mirror, and we hope this gets you excited, because for the next 6 months, it’s all downhill from here! We’re all screaming headlong aiming at the playa!

So this somehow became the movie edition of the JRS, it seems. We’ve got a bunch of videos and movies for you to tune into. And who doesn’t like videos, right? First off, the latest documentary about Burning Man “Spark: A Burning Man Story” will premiere at SXSW this weekend, and we’ll be keeping you in the loop as we learn more about where and when it will be shown after that.

Next up, check out the “Photos, Videos and Audio” section for a couple ring-dingers you’re going to love. And we’re actually holding one back to spring on you in the next JRS, so you have something to look forward to (we didn’t want to go TOO overboard now, y’know?).

Now if you Just Can’t Wait for Burning Man to start, don’t fret! FIGMENT is coming up again this summer — now in MORE cities — and it’s a great way to experience Burning Man culture manifesting in the real world in a really beautiful way. Check it out, learn about what they’ve got going on, and get involved!

The Man burns in 176 days!

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“SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY” TO PREMIERE AT SXSW 2013

“Spark: A Burning Man Story” is a documentary feature film premiering at SXSW 2013 on Sunday, March 10 at 5:15 PM. Check out the trailer:

http://bit.ly/ZvDJIO

More information about the film can be found here: http://www.sparkpictures.net/

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM 2013

Carmen Mauk of Burners Without Borders writes:

“BWB has launched its fifth annual grant program, and you are invited to participate! To date, BWB ‘s grant program has provided funding for over 60 projects that have made a positive impact by leveraging a relatively small amount of money against the mighty power of the community.

This year, we are offering grant awards from $100-$1,000 to help jump start creative civic projects in communities around the world.  It’s simple. Gather your community, find out what you care about, and let your imaginations run wild. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013.

Are you looking for some inspiration for a project in your community? Check out the 2012 grantees and learn about the application details here:

http://tinyurl.com/c2sf239 ”

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RIDING A BIKE TO BURNING MAN — FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Kayden Kleinhans decided to ride his bike from South Africa to Burning Man, via South America. He’s raising awareness about climate change and carbon neutral energy, and he’s carrying a book of messages penned at the temple at Afrika Burn to be delivered to the temple in Black Rock City this year. Follow along with his amazing journey on his blog:

http://bit.ly/Wd5Qzr

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS DEMOLISHES NEARLY 100 DESTROYED HOMES, SAVING HOMEOWNERS MILLIONS

“On Oct. 29, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record blasted the northeast. Within a week, Richard Scott of Burners Without Borders was there to provide assistance. “If you had a skill set that you could go and help people, save them tons of money, give them hope, how could I not do it? It’s only a few months out of my life,” Scott said.

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302250002&nclick_check=1

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HOW DOES BURNING MAN COMPARE TO KUMBH MELA?

Chip Conley is (amongst other things) a successful hotelier, world-traveler, festival aficionado and Burning Man Project board member. He’s just returned from a five-week tour of Asia, during which he attended five different festivals. Lucky for us, one of the festivals he attended — along with 80 million other people — was the centuries-old Kumbh Mela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbh_Mela), the world’s largest gathering of religious pilgrims, which takes place every three years in India.

So how does Kumbh Mela compare to Burning Man? Well, seeing distinct commonalities in the experiences, Chip penned a fascinating post comparing the two in his Fest300 blog. And we? We are the beneficiaries of his perspective.

Read Chip’s blog post here:

http://bit.ly/13bB4V8

While you’re there, be sure to poke around his other posts … they’re great.

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BURNING MAN SHOULD TREAT “ACADEMIA” THE WAY IT TREATS “COMMERCIALIZATION”

Thought-provoking thoughts from Caveat Magister about the nature of academia and how it relates to Burning Man culture. We welcome you to add your voice to the conversation:

http://bit.ly/W8uyPd

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BURNING MAN 2010 DOCUMENTARY FROM GERMANY

This documentary about Burning Man 2010 was created by Christoph Herrmann and his crew for German public television at ZDF. Enjoy!

http://bit.ly/W6y1gU

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WATCH THE SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT BEING CREATED

The Profiles in Dust crew (see below, they’re looking for help) created this beautiful and fun video about the South Africa Regional Group and their art project for the 2012 Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE):

http://bit.ly/14zWbkr

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THE “PROFILES IN DUST” TEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP

“This is Terry Pratt from the ‘Profiles In Dust’ Media Team.  We are looking for anyone that is interested in helping us edit one of the following CORE documentaries from 2012: Boston, Colorado, Dallas, East Bay, Great Lake, Houston, Humbolt, Idaho, Maine, MidWest, Montreal, New Mexico, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Philly, Portland, Reno, Sacrementoe, Seattle, Toronto, UK, Utah, Vancouver, and Victoria.  If you are interested or know of anyone that is, please contact me personally here: [email protected].

Our team shot interviews and B Roll of all of the CORE projects this year and have become overwhelmed with the massive amount of footage.  We are seeking fellow Producers to help us shape each Regions CORE project into a 3-10 minute documentary.  We will help you the whole way.

We have 5 CORE Projects currently in the edit bay; Los Angeles, San Diego, South Africa, Lithuania, and Scandinavia.  One that is complete, thanks Washington DC! You can view that one, plus all of our documentaries from 2012 now on our new Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/user15641841

I look forward to hearing from you,
Terry”

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WANTED: ASL INTERPRETERS ON THE PLAYA

Squirt Gun writes:

“If you know American Sign Language, no matter what level of skill, please share your talents with Playa Terps.  We volunteer our interpreting services to Deaf Burners to improve their Black Rock City experiences. Radical inclusion!!

Possible gifting of tickets to RID/NAD certified interpreters able to provide a minimal number of volunteer hours.  See our website at www.playaterps.us.  If you want to join us, please email Squirt Gun and Innuendo at [email protected].  Pah!”

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MULTI-CITY CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR FIGMENT 2013

FIGMENT is an amazing example of Burning Man culture taking off in the real world, and y’all should participate! They’re now calling for artists in a number of cities. Here’s what they’re about (cribbed from their website), followed by the callout:

“FIGMENT catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. FIGMENT’s annual participatory arts event began in New York City in 2007 and has expanded to include events in Boston, Detroit, and Jackson, Mississippi.

FIGMENT demonstrates what the arts can be: participatory, bursting with creativity and completely free, born from the desire to share imagination and invention between artists and the public.

FIGMENT is a grassroots effort, organized and run entirely by volunteers as a gift to our cities because we believe in the aspirations and mission of FIGMENT.”

Submissions are now open for FIGMENT 2013 events in Geelong, Australia (March 23-24), San Diego (April 7), Jackson, MS (May 18-19), NYC (June 8-9), and the summer-long exhibitions in NYC!

Project submissions are welcome in every medium imaginable — Your FIGMENT project can be anything… A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world … Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together.

Start here: http://bit.ly/Z2xUCi

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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 wet 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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ASHEVILLE PRECOMPRESSION – ASHEVILLE, NC – MARCH 30

Our friends down in North Carolina write:

“Join us at the Asheville Burning Man Precompression on 3/30 in downtown Asheville, North Carolina as we kickoff the 2013 Burn season.

Tickets: http://avlprecom2013.eventbrite.com/ ”

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I’M GONNA HAND OUT FLIERS ON PLAYA!

So you’ve got this great project or product you want to promote, and Burners seem like the PERFECT AUDIENCE for what you’re selling. So you want to get the word out, maybe hand out some fliers? Sure, you’re technically welcome to do that, but you may find yourself on the receiving end of some pretty virulent vitriol from your fellow participants (and we hear about it, believe us).

See, one of our core principles is Decommodification … which means, amongst other things, that Burners don’t want to be treated like a consumer to be sold to, especially on playa. Here’s the full description: “In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.” Besides, fliers create more MOOP, and we really don’t need any more of that, either!

So right, you might want to reconsider that marketing pitch you’re about to make, and instead, opt to have a spontaneous and authentic interaction with that person in front of you.

While we’re at it, here are all the Ten Principles: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/principles.html

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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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MORE INFORMATION
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JRS archive: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Frightened Rabbit

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

SUBSCRIBE & UNSUBSCRIBE
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Soundtrack for this JRS: DJ Zach Moore, Rachel Goodrich

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will chase
burning man communications team

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[BManUpdate] V17:#14:2.12.13

———- Forwarded message ———-

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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[BManUpdate] V17:#12:1.29.13

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#12:1.29.13
To: [email protected]

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)

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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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[BManUpdate] V17:#11:1.11.13

From: Will Chase
Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#11:1.11.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #11
January 11, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ ANNOUNCING BURNER PROFILES
+ LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM OPEN!
+ REGISTER YOUR BURNING MAN PROJECTS FOR 2013
+ BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ SAUL OF HEARTS

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ SWEET BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM GARY DRALUCK
+ THE “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED” PROJECT AT BURNING MAN 2012

PARTICIPATE:
+ RESEARCH STUDY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE?
+ BRC AIRPORT TERMINAL & PILOTS LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
+ SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS CHEFS WITH MAD CULINARY SKILLS

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ WATER TRUCKS – THEY’RE NOT MOBILE SHOWERS!

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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Hello everybody! As much as we love our JRSs with lotsa fun fluffy stuff to ooh and ahh over, sometimes you just want good ol’ fashioned SOLID ANNOUNCEMENTS, right? Well … we’ve got you covered.

We’ve got the roll-out of the new Burner Profile system, through which you’ll pre-register for access to our ticket sales this year — and beyond (we’re very excited about this thing).

AND, as promised, we’ve got full details on the Low Income Ticket program (hint: we’re now accepting applications … hop to it!).

AND, in case that wasn’t enough, we’ve got your deadlines for registering your various projects for Burning Man 2013. So if you’re planning on doing a theme camp, art installation, mutant vehicle, a video project, or a media project, it’s time to perk up your ears.

It’s all happening, people!

The Man burns in 232 days!

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ANNOUNCING BURNER PROFILES

Burning Man is excited to announce the launch of the Burner Profile, a 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.

Read all about it here on the Burning Blog:

http://blog.burningman.com/?p=23965

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LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM OPEN!

We’re beyond excited to announce the opening of our Low Income Ticket Program. We recognize that many of our participants lead lifestyles that are rich in creativity and productivity, but not necessarily in cash. To honor and support the financial diversity within our community, we are offering 4,000 tickets at $190 each. These tickets are available by application only and are strictly for those who can demonstrate financial need. We are currently accepting applications! Full details of the Low Income Ticket Program, and how to apply, can be found at http://tickets.burningman.com.

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REGISTER YOUR BURNING MAN PROJECTS FOR 2013

Working on an art installation for BMan 2013? Coordinating a theme camp? Art car? Right on. Registration forms for your various projects for Burning Man 2013 will open on February 20th. The forms will be available here: http://forms.burningman.com/.

Dates are as follows:

Placement (Theme Camp or Department) Questionnaire: February 20, 2013 – April 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Mutant Vehicle Application: February 20, 2013 – May 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Disabled Persons Vehicle Application: February 20, 2013 – July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Art Installation Questionnaire: February 20, 2013 – June 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Media Registration Form: Open on February 20, 2013. Deadline for video/film is June 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. All other press open until July 31, 2013, 12:00 noon Pacific Time.

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BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

Carmen, Executive Director of Burners Without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) writes:

“The Burning Man community is known for creating extraordinary outcomes in the most unlikely places, and with your participation, we are about to do it again in Haiti. With the launch of Burners Without Borders new artist in residency program, we have an opportunity to put our community’s principles into action and significantly transform the lives of artists whose voices have been historically excluded-until now.

BWB has partnered with the wildly successful arts organization, Jakmel Ekspresyon, to create a first of its kind arts program in Jacmel. The goal? To enable marginalized artists, including women, the physically challenged, and those who identify as gay to become financially self-reliant. How? By empowering these artists to learn the skills necessary in design, screen printing and business to eventually earn an income from their talents. We have just two weeks remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign to raise the $10K necessary to build a screen printing studio and to take artists from our community to Jacmel to share their talents and skills.

BWB is asking for help from this art loving community to support the success of this program that will provide a sustainable income for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to express themselves or financially benefit from their work. You can support the creation of a new model for radical inclusion in the arts in Haiti. Please click on the following link to learn more and to donate to this project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BWB-Jakmel

To learn about the artist in residency program and fill out an application, please click here. http://tinyurl.com/btl87ad

Together, we can create the foundation for lasting change for years to come!”

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SAUL OF HEARTS

We came across this guy in our surfing of the internet (as you do) and found some quality stuff in his blog posts about Burning Man. Thought you might enjoy them:

http://www.saulofhearts.com/burningman

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SWEET BURNING MAN PHOTO GALLERY FROM GARY DRALUCK

Need some pretty pictures to brighten up your day? Well then, here ya go … enjoy (NSFW):

http://photos.garydraluck.com/bm/2012/slideshow

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THE “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED” PROJECT AT BURNING MAN 2012

This is downright charming video (with a few brief NSFW moments) of a nifty art project, sent to us by Melanie:

http://bit.ly/ZyVPrT

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RESEARCH STUDY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARTICIPATE?

Amy writes:

“You are invited to take part in a research study of Burning Man: An Ethnographic Study of Burning Man’s Contribution to Society to explore and examine if, and how, participation and the Ten Principles contribute to positive social change in the greater society. The researcher is inviting participants of Burning Man’ Regional Network to be in the study. This study is being conducted by Amy K. Swan, a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University.

The purpose of this study is to gain understanding of the participant’s perspective of participation and the Ten Principles within the Burning Man community and in their work and home communities.

The potential benefits of being in this study and sharing your valuable perspective would potentially allow this study to create a framework for organizations and communities to build positive collaborative environments for their members.

Please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BurningMan to participate today!”

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BRC AIRPORT TERMINAL & PILOTS LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Luke writes:

“Announcing the Burning Man Black Rock City Airport Terminal and Pilots Lounge International Design Competition. Design the 2013 Airport Terminal and Pilots Lounge for the largest and highest profile participatory Art Event in the World. When attendees land we want their eyes to pop out at the visual feast before them.

Go to www.PortofEntry.org for more info”

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SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKS CHEFS WITH MAD CULINARY SKILLS

Well, this sounds tasty. Ruby Skye writes:

“The Sunset Supper Club is looking for some amazing culinary talent. We would love to showcase your skills in a romantic dusty playa setting. We are looking for creative, intuitive, and visionary food artists willing to take the lead on one of our 4 amazing nights. We would love to see your menu and theme ideas and will help put a crew together to make a magical once in a lifetime feast. We are looking for folks with professional cooking experience that understand timing, bulk purchasing, and can tolerate cooking in unpredictable, dusty, and windy conditions. If interested, please submit your menu and theme ideas for consideration to Ruby Skye at [email protected]. And if you have any questions. We love questions.

In addition, if you own or operate an ART CAR and would be interested in helping out with a mobile feast, a dessert/champagne art tour, or simply give some after dinner cruises, we’d love to hear from you. We will feed you well and apply adult beverages liberally.”

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WATER TRUCKS – THEY’RE NOT MOBILE SHOWERS!

You’ve seen the trucks that drive around Black Rock City, spraying down the streets and dampening the dust, right? You’ve also seen the ‘naked marathon’… groups of people, tearing off their clothes (or not), and running behind the trucks, hoping to get cooled off by the spray. Quite a hoot, right?

Right, so let’s not do that anymore … here’s why:

We know, it’s WATER, and we’re in the desert, and that’s amazing! But honestly, the water coming out of these vehicles isn’t potable (pōtəbəl – safe to drink). It contains bacteria which could make you sick, and you certainly don’t want that, in the desert or elsewhere.

The playa gets incredibly slippery when wet, moreso than regular dirt … over the years we’ve seen more than a few busted up faces, after folks slipped and fell against the metal bumper of the water truck (can we just say: OW).

Save your guts and your teeth, use potable water for bathing!

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

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Soundtrack for this JRS: Vitamin Devo

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burning man communications team

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[BManUpdate] V17:#10:1.4.13

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From: Will Chase <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 4:14 PM
Subject: [BManUpdate] V17:#10:1.4.13
To: [email protected]

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #10
January 4, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TICKET SALES
+ BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI
+ LAST CALL FOR BURNING MAN 2012 LOST AND FOUND
+ DESERT BIKES FOR OVERSEAS BURNERS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ SPIRITUALITY AND COMMUNITY: THE PROCESS & INTENTION OF BRINGING A TEMPLE TO BRC
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS, KNOCKING ‘EM DOWN AND PICKING ‘EM UP IN NEW JERSEY

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ LIGHT-PAINTING PORTRAITS OF BURNERS FROM SUPERSNAIL
+ LIMITED EDITION 2013 BURNER CALENDAR

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ BLISS DANCE NEEDS A FACELIFT
+ THE GIFT OF LIGHT – JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF BAY LIGHTS SUPPORTERS!

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
+ FROSTBURN!! – WESTERN PA – FEB 14-18
+ FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 23 & 24
+ APOGAEA REGIONAL BURN ART GRANT CYCLE OPEN – COLORADO – JUNE 5-9

BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ GIFTING — IT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
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Greetings, all! We hope that the holiday season has treated you well, and you’ve come out the other side relatively (see what we did there? har.) unscathed.

As promised, we’ve got the full ticketing plan for tickets to Burning Man 2013 in this edition of the JRS … and it’s right down below … and if you’re still reading this paragraph, we salute you! 🙂 Seriously though, we’ve worked really hard to come up with a plan that would serve as many people’s needs as possible — we’ve listened and learned and made some changes.

We look forward to seeing YOU on playa this year. Happy new year, folks!

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BURNING MAN 2013 TICKET SALES

We’re excited to announce the sales plan for tickets to Burning Man 2013. Burning Man is making 58,000 tickets available, 3,000 of which were already made available through the Holiday Sale. Details regarding the remaining 55,0000 are outlined below. You’ll notice we’re doing things differently this year. We’ve listened, we’ve learned a lot and we’ve worked hard to come up with a plan that we believe will meet the needs of the greatest number of people possible.

We’ve included the general gist below, but you can find all the nitty-gritty details on http://tickets.burningman.com, and answers to your questions in our Ticketing FAQ (http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php) and spiffy new online ticketing forum (http://ticketsupport.burningman.com/).

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required in order to gain access to any of our sales for 2013. Once you’ve registered you will be able to participate in the first-come first-served sales. So … here’s the plan:

55,000 Tickets for Burning Man 2013 will be sold as follows (details below):

1. Directed Group Sale (10,000 tickets) – January 30 (Pre-registration required)
2. Individual Sale (40,000 tickets) – February 13 (Pre-registration required, February 6-10)
3. Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) – February 28-July 31
4. OMG Last Chance Sale (1000+ tickets) – August 7 (Pre-registration required, August 2-5)
5. Low Income Ticket Program (4,000 tickets) – Application required

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Directed Group Sale: 10,000 tickets
We are once again taking steps to ensure critical theme camp, art installation, and mutant vehicle crews gain access to tickets. In addition to supporting the core social infrastructure of Black Rock City, providing these groups with access to tickets early on will decrease demand (and therefore competition) for tickets in the main Individual Sale. 10,000 tickets at $380 each will be offered to these core crews on Wednesday, January 30. Group leaders will receive an email on Friday, January 11, 2013 with detailed information about how to provide their core group members with access to the Directed Group Sale. These tickets are transferable and eligible for STEP.

Individual Sale: 40,000 tickets
The Individual sale will make 40,000 tickets available at $380 each, with a maximum of 2 tickets per person. To participate in the Individual Sale, you must pre-register between Friday, February 6, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST. Detailed information about how to register for this sale will be available in mid-January at http://tickets.burningman.com. This first-come first-served sale begins at 12pm (noon) PST on Wednesday, February 13th. These tickets are transferable and eligible for STEP.

NOTE: There will not be tiered pricing for this sale – all 40,000 tickets are $380. (If you’re curious about how this compares with the ticket prices for major festivals, please see “Where Does My Ticket Money Go?”: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/ticketprices.html.)

Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP)
We’re bringing back STEP to facilitate the secure, safe, hassle-free exchange of tickets. People wishing to purchase tickets may register to enter the STEP queue starting Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12pm PST at http://tickets.burningman.com. When tickets are put into STEP by ticket holders, the person at the front of the queue will be offered the opportunity to purchase them (maximum of 2 tickets per person). STEP will close on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12pm PST. Stay tuned to the JRS for details about the STEP process. Tickets bought through STEP are transferable, but they are ONLY available for pickup at Will Call.

OMG Last Chance Sale: 1,000 tickets
For those who decide at the last minute that they Absolutely Must Go To Burning Man, and to further combat scalpers, we will sell 1000 tickets at $380 each, maximum of 2 tickets per person. In order to participate, you must pre-register between Friday, August 2 at 12pm (noon) PST and Monday, August 5, 2013 at 12pm (noon). Details for how to register will be available at http://tickets.burningman.com. This first-come first-served sale starts Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12pm PST. Tickets purchased through the OMG sale are transferable but will not be shipped — they are held for pick up at Will Call only.

Low Income Ticket Program: 4,000 tickets
Our Low Income Ticket program will provide 4,000 tickets ($190/each) to those who provide proof of financial hardship. Our Ticketing department reviews each application and awards tickets to those who are best able to demonstrate need. Applicants should receive a response within 4-6 weeks of submitting their application. Details regarding when and how to apply will be made available shortly. These tickets are non-transferrable and must be purchased and picked up at Will Call in Black Rock City.

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OTHER THINGS TO KNOW …

Ticket Fulfillment – June 03 – July 15
Shipping tickets in the summer allows folks a longer window to buy and sell tickets through our Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP), helps put a damper on the scalper market, limits the amount of time scammers have to counterfeit tickets and sell them to unsuspecting Burners, and allows us to include a printed Survival Guide with each ticket. Tickets purchased in the Holiday Sale, the Directed Group Sale and the Individual Sale will start shipping in early June. We cannot give you an exact delivery date since that depends on where they are being sent, the USPS, and other factors outside of our control. But rest assured: you will receive an email when your tickets have shipped.

Don’t Panic! A Word About the After-Market
Each year, we see a lively after-market kick up during the summer, when many tickets change hands as people realize they can’t make the trip to BRC — and others realize they can. If you’re unable to get a ticket through one of the above means, don’t panic! The likelihood of your being able to acquire a ticket is quite good if you keep your ear to the ground and tap into your community. In 2012 tickets to the event became available in August, as they do each year.

What About Scalpers?
A big worry about tickets in 2012 was that scalpers had scooped up a huge number of Burning Man tickets. However, our research shows that less than 1.5% of the total tickets in circulation were available on scalper sites, which is extraordinarily low for an event as large as ours. In order to thwart scalpers this year, we will be weeding out known scalpers through the pre-registration process, and spoiling the market by selling 1000+ tickets on August 7th. But ultimately, stopping scalpers is up to you. As long as there’s no demand, they’ll be stuck with their supply.

Why Not Implement Identity-based Ticketing (Non-Transferable, Name-on-Ticket)?
There are valid points on both sides of this question, and it’s something we’ve thought about and discussed at length. In addition to logistical and administrative challenges (including increased wait times at the gate), non-transferable tickets would put an end to the acts of gifting that frequently happen with Burning Man tickets — we don’t want to see that tradition die. For more information, see this blog post from Larry Harvey: http://blog.burningman.com/2012/12/tenprinciples/why-not-implement-identity-based-ticketing/

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BWB INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A RADICALLY INCLUSIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN HAITI

Carmen, Executive Director of Burners Without Borders (www.burnerswithoutborders.org) writes:

“The Burning Man community is known for creating extraordinary outcomes in the most unlikely places, and with your participation, we are about to do it again in Haiti. With the launch of Burners Without Borders new artist in residency program, we have an opportunity to put our community’s principles into action and significantly transform the lives of artists whose voices have been historically excluded-until now.

BWB has partnered with the wildly successful arts organization, Jakmel Ekspresyon, to create a first of its kind arts program in Jacmel. The goal? To enable marginalized artists, including women, the physically challenged, and those who identify as gay to become financially self-reliant. How? By empowering these artists to learn the skills necessary in design, screen printing and business to eventually earn an income from their talents. We have just two weeks remaining in our Indiegogo Campaign to raise the $10K necessary to build a screen printing studio and to take artists from our community to Jacmel to share their talents and skills.

BWB is asking for help from this art loving community to support the success of this program that will provide a sustainable income for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to express themselves or financially benefit from their work. You can support the creation of a new model for radical inclusion in the arts in Haiti. Please click on the following link to learn more and to donate to this project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BWB-Jakmel

To learn about the artist in residency program and fill out an application, please click here. http://tinyurl.com/btl87ad

Together, we can create the foundation for lasting change for years to come!”

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LAST CALL FOR BURNING MAN 2012 LOST AND FOUND

While most institutions wait for only 30 days, volunteers have been working on and off since the event ended to return backpacks, cameras, IDs, phones, and other dusty stuff to their rightful owners, and are still at it.

But, the time is very near to shut down 2012 found items reunification efforts. If you haven’t yet, you have until Tuesday, January 15th to write [email protected] about items lost on the playa.

You can take a look at images from found cameras here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/burning_man_lost_and_found/

. . . and stuff we don’t have – but other Burners do have – is listed by them on the ePlaya:
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=297

Appreciations to Lauren, who led the 2012 return efforts, and created a detailed how-to manual; Bobalou, Kristen, Grace, Kit-Kat, & Duarte, and all the volunteers who have generously donated their time to facilitate happy reunions; Playa Info tech wizard Brillig who fashioned a super-useful dedicated found-items database, and our admin staff at BMHQ, who make sure items are safely shipped back to their rightful owners!

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DESERT BIKES FOR OVERSEAS BURNERS

Rat from Reno writes:

“Rats Bikes will open for reservations the same day tickets for Burning Man 2013 go on sale to the general population, or January 15th, whichever comes first.  As usual, reservations will be limited to Burners who have to cross an ocean to attend the Burn, unless you’ve gotten bikes from me for at least 3 of the last 5 Burns. There are many changes this year, so please contact me at: [email protected] for the latest info. Seriously… contact me first!”

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SPIRITUALITY AND COMMUNITY: THE PROCESS & INTENTION OF BRINGING A TEMPLE TO BRC

“Burning Man would like to have a conversation that explores what you feel about the Temple and to get your insights on it since it is really YOUR Temple. Our community loves discussions and the Temple is something many of us have very strong feelings about.”

http://bit.ly/TLPady

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BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS, KNOCKING ‘EM DOWN AND PICKING ‘EM UP IN NEW JERSEY

Way to go BWB! “This is some of the best leverage of donated dollars that I’ve ever seen,” said Community Foundation President Nancy Kieling. “It’s an example of philanthropy working quickly and in creative ways to help out where other forms of aid are unavailable or slow to arrive.”

http://bit.ly/TLOaGk

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LIGHT-PAINTING PORTRAITS OF BURNERS FROM SUPERSNAIL

Julian Cash (aka Supersnail) created light painting images of the people at the Burning Man Regional Summit. See the video and photos at:http://ediblelight.com/bm_rs.html

And here are light painting images from decompression last year:
http://thepeopleofburningman.com/decompression.html

Here is more on his light painting portraits:
http://ediblelight.com

You’ll remember Julian from his Burning Man book:
http://ThePeopleOfBurningMan.com
The 25% off Coupon Code for the Burning Man book is XMAS25. 30% off of two or more books with xmas30.

Julian was painting with light on this past season of America’s Got Talent, too!

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LIMITED EDITION 2013 BURNER CALENDAR

Kitkat writes:

“Limited Edition 2013 Burner Calendar: 10% of sales donated to the Burning Man Project

For the past few years I have self-produced limited edition photo calendars. This year I have added a version with photos from my 2012 Playa experience and decided to donate 10% of the sales to the Burning Man Project. The calender is composed of a set of six 4×6 cards printed front and back and a wooden stand. The stand even has a Playa connection as it was made from repurposed redwood from my Burner friend, Opa’s, old deck. He made the stands, too! Get yours today and help me sell out (the calendars, not to the man…) Visit www.photokatz.com for more information.”

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BLISS DANCE NEEDS A FACELIFT

Bliss Dance, a 40ft sculpture of a woman dancing, has braved the elements alone on San Francisco’s Treasure Island since 2010 and now she needs our help! Chip in if you can, and keep this amazing artwork — created for Burning Man — on display in the Bay.

http://kck.st/TLOm8B

A little background:

Rust Eating Away at 45-foot Treasure Island Statue
Written By: Joe Rosato Jr.
http://bit.ly/ULyuUD

Help Bliss Dance Stay on Treasure Island
http://bit.ly/ULyQuj

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THE GIFT OF LIGHT – JOIN THE COMMUNITY OF BAY LIGHTS SUPPORTERS!

The folks over at the Bay Lights project write:

“The Bay Lights has just launched an interactive grassroots fundraising campaign: http://gift.thebaylights.org/home. You can buy one of the 25,000 LED lights on the bridge by using our interface to select one or more lights at any position on the four towers. You can then keep or gift the light, and you can add your name, photo and a message to it so that viewers will see it when they mouse over the light. In this way you can view the whole community of Bay Lights supporters. You can also memorialize someone in this way. These make great gifts, starting at $50.

For more information about The Bay Lights artist, Burning Man’s own Leo Villareal, check out this new article:

http://globallightingblog.com/leo-villareal-an-artist-with-a-glowing-touch/ .”

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FROSTBURN!! – WESTERN PA – FEB 14-18

Crazy-ass Burners … we love ’em. Our folks in Western Pennsylvania write:

“Visit the Land of Fire & Ice: Frostburn Tickets Now Available

Frostburn is a regional burn that brings Burning Man’s desert spirit to Western Pennsylvania’s winter tundra, merging Fire and Ice.

Now in our sixth year, we’ve watched burners create unique ways to share our warmth in a way that only Burners can: with volcano lounges, sweat lodges, flaming bars, and toad art cars.  This year we’re looking forward to more of the same, with more music, fire, dancing, food, and burns than ever before.

Frostburn is held over President’s Day weekend, from February 14th to 18th, with early arrivals starting on February 9th.  This year it will be located at Camp Kevin, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA in Brookville, PA.

Tickets are currently available for $35 at frostburn.org/tickets and increase in price on January 11th.

For more info, please visit our website: frostburn.org

See you on the Tundra!”

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FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST – NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 23 & 24

Our own fire maven DaveX writes:

“Our friends from the NOLA Burners will be our host for this first Flame Effects workshop of 2013.  New Orleans is a awesome place with all kinds of great art and music coming out of it all the time. Well let’s beef up the fire part!

Nola Burners.
http://www.facebook.com/NolaBurners
http://nolaburners.com/

Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art!  This class is for you. The workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.

We will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts.  Of course, we closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder.  We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.

The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.

Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas. We will also have displays of fire art from several local fire artists!

Check out some pics of past classes:

New York: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/nyc_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
Toronto: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/toronto/index.vhtml
Reno: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/reno_flame_effects_class/index.vhtml
Detroit: http://monkeyview.com/id/1030/detroit/index.vhtml
San Francisco: http://www.monkeyview.net/id/1030/flame_effects_class_sf/index.vhtml
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The cost of this 2-Day class will be $150.

Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.

Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists in the garden city of New Orleans and have a blast, no pun intended.

Email your name to [email protected] to reserve your spot.”

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APOGAEA REGIONAL BURN ART GRANT CYCLE OPEN – COLORADO – JUNE 5-9

“The Art Grant Cycle for Apogaea, Colorado’s regional burn, is officially open!  Apogaea will be awarding up to $30,000 in art grants in 2013 to fund all types of powerful and unique art including sculptures, theme camps, sound camps, performances, workshops, and mutant vehicles by awarding grants ranging from $50 to over $3,000.  Get your ideas flowing and let us help make your project happen.

First Round deadline (grants greater than $300): January 31, 2013
Second Round deadline (grants less than $300): February 28, 2013
Temple Round deadline: January 4, 2013

The most current information about Apogaea Art Grants including application instructions, deadlines, and funding guidelines are on Apogaea’s website:

http://apogaea.com/art-camps-things/art-grants/

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GIFTING — IT MIGHT NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

There’s so much that can be said of Gifting, one of the 10 Principles of the Burning Man event. “Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.”

Gifting doesn’t mean buying armloads of trinkets from your local toy store and marking everyone with your SWAG (that stands for S*** We All Get). The idea behind Gifting is to inspire participants (YOU) to share of yourself, your resources if necessary, but it’s not about that. The hope is to (pardon us while we get woo-woo) mindfully embody the spirit of abundance that gifting carries with it. Most people don’t need another glow necklace that will then create MOOP tomorrow morning. They’d probably way rather have your help putting up that dome, flipping those pancakes, or schlepping their ice back to their camp.

Related: the other nine Principles of the Burning Man event: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/principles.html

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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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Soundtrack for this JRS: Zach Moore, live at Breakfast of Champions 2013

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