One of the burner principles is no spectators. Everyone at a Burn event is expected to participate by sharing their art or otherwise contributing to the community. When you meet a Burner and introduce yourself, early in the conversation you are often asked ‘What do you do?’ Your new friend is not asking to hear about your day job as a data entry clerk, he wants to know what you are passionate about; he’s asking what kind of art you make. Obviously, that giant sculpture that you haul out to the playa is art, but so is that fabulous costume you made, the meal you cooked with love and shared with the community, the music you make or spin, or the program you wrote to power someone’s robot.
Art is not the combination of drugs you took or how often you saw naked breasts during the event.
From Kit O’Connell’s amazing Burner Lexicon! http://kitoconnell.com/writing/lexicon