JRS VOLUME #14; ISSUE #10
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 14, Issue #10
January 18, 2010
+ BURNING MAN ART GRANT SUBMISSIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1
+ THE LATEST IN AMAZING FROM BLACK ROCK SOLAR
+ LARRY HARVEY DISCUSSES BURNING MAN'S GIFT ECONOMY
+ BURNING MAN COUNTDOWN WIDGET FOR MAC
+ GIFT YOUR TIME, MONEY, TALENTS AND SERVICES TO THE CAUSE ...
+ BURNER PORTRAIT BOOK PROJECT SEEKS ESSAYS
+ THE MOBILE CALENDAR NEEDS YOUR OLD CALENDARS!
+ AIRPLANES, BONEYARDS AND GRAVEYARDS
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AND EVOLVER PRESENT: GIVE IT UP!
+ BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - JAN 30
+ BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO SAN DIEGO - FEB 20
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM WENDELL DELANO
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
As much as it is pure happenstance, this could well be called the Gifting Edition of the JRS. We've got information about the history and philosophy of Burning Man's gift economy, we have people volunteering their time through Burners Without Borders, we have Black Rock Solar gifting solar power in northern Nevada, we've got art grants to offer, we've got gifting discussions ... heck, we're even gifting you Mac-heads some software!
Isn't it weird how that all came together at once? Or ... hm ... maybe not so much, when you think about it.
In other news, tickets for Burning Man 2010 went on sale on Wednesday, to much hoopla and fanfare, and we're happy to report that we had a very smooth, very successful launch. The first two tiers of tickets sold out on Wednesday, and the number of technical glitches people experienced could be counted on a clumsy butcher's hand. Ummmm yeah. So anyway ... big ups to our ticketing team for flawless execution of a Herculean task. Oh and if you haven't bought yours yet, get your tickets at:
Thanks everybody, and hope you're enjoying the new year, wherever you are.
BURNING MAN ART GRANT SUBMISSIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1
Yep, we're now accepting art grant submissions from would-be Burning Man artists. You can read all about it here on the Burning Blog:
(The main page on Art Grants at Burning Man is here:
Go forth and make art!
THE LATEST IN AMAZING FROM BLACK ROCK SOLAR
What's up with Black Rock Solar these days? Plenty. Tom Price reports:
"Black Rock Solar started work this morning (January 11) on a second solar array for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Medical Clinic. The 30kW array will generate $6,600 in annual energy savings, and is being built in part by Wacan Waci 'Konch' Blindman, a tribal member who recently become the first Pauite to become a licensed solar installer. Konch now works full time for Black Rock Solar.
BRS last week connected the 150kW solar array built for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. It is the single largest solar array built under the rebate program in the state of Nevada, and will save $33,000 in energy costs annually."
LARRY HARVEY DISCUSSES BURNING MAN'S GIFT ECONOMY
Why does Burning Man have a gift economy? Where did that concept come from in the first place? Why is it so important to our community? Good questions, right?
Learn these answers and more in this great interview Larry did recently on the National Radio Project, discussing the history, dynamics and philosophy of Burning Man's gift economy:
BURNING MAN COUNTDOWN WIDGET FOR MAC
If you use a Macintosh, you can download and install a neat Burning Man Countdown OS X dashboard widget at:
GIFT YOUR TIME, MONEY, TALENTS AND SERVICES TO THE CAUSE ...
Burners Without Borders supports and facilitates Burners around the world who are engaging in volunteer efforts, whether that be civic participation or disaster relief (their particular specialty).
Learn all about them and how you can get involved by checking out their website:
... and if you're on Facebook, become a fan of the Burners Without Borders page, where you can keep up with their ongoing activities (including Haitian earthquake relief), and connect with other Burners volunteering around the world.
If you're interested in donating to the Haitian earthquake relief effort, BWB recommends this local NGO (non-governmental organization) in Haiti getting supplies to the people. You can donate directly here:
BURNER PORTRAIT BOOK PROJECT SEEKS ESSAYS
Nicholas King writes:
"As I move forward on the final selection and arrangement of portraits for my book project, I've decided I want to include a few thematic essays to intersperse with the flow of portraits.
Accordingly, I invite Burners to submit 300 to 500 word essays on any of the following five themes as it relates to your experience at or perception of Burners. 1) Play; 2) Creative; 3) Community; 4) Spirituality; 5) Adventure.
My idea is to have one essay (either mine or one of yours) in each of these categories and use it (with proper attribution of course) in the book.
Please submit essays to wolfeye (at) me (dot) com by February 15, 2010.
Additionally, you can keep track of my progress on the book by becoming a fan of my facebook page, Burners Portrait Book. You can also use that as a way of communicating with me.
Lastly, there are about a dozen people I photographed whose email addresses got rejected, either from my inability to read the address, or my inability to interpret the chicken scratches. In any case, if you haven’t received the low res images from the session, it is either because you were one or the dusty dozen or the email went into your spam/junk mail folder. Contact me either through the facebook page or my email address & I'll get them to you.
Looking forward to coming home in 2010!"
THE MOBILE CALENDAR NEEDS YOUR OLD CALENDARS!
"Happy New Decade Folks!
Margey here, calling out for your trash!
I am looking for any used wall calenders for an art project called the Mobile Calender. I need a lot of calenders for my plan so all of your participation will be greatly appreciated. Please tell your friends, coworkers, etc. The more the merrier! There will be a drop box at the following locations:
*SF BMHQ 3450 Third St #2A –(that's in Bldg #2),
*The BookSmith 1644 Haight St. at Clayton.
*My House, 26th and Folsom, contact me for address.
Please feel free to contact me for more information and other calender- retrieval plans :)
AIRPLANES, BONEYARDS AND GRAVEYARDS
Spanky wants to do an art project in 2010 involving a commercial jet. Gee, try something ambitious next time, Spanky! He writes:
"Are you or someone you know a Burner AND an aircraft mechanic, aeronautics engineer, or otherwise endowed with commercial airliner knowledge? We need your help and advice ... fast! The 2010 Grant application deadline is fast approaching (Feb 1) and we could use some arts and/or Burner-friendly contacts at S. CA Logistics Airport in Victorville, or any of the 3 major boneyards in the southwestern US. Even if it's a friend of a friend, we'd like to hear from you before we go cold-calling people at these facilities. Get in touch with spanky (at) burningman (dot) com if you have the skills, colleagues, contacts, or you're just intrigued by this and want to help. Thanks!"
BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS AND EVOLVER PRESENT: GIVE IT UP!
Theme Camps, Regional Groups, and Connoisseurs of Gifting, you are invited to participate in an event that you won't want to miss. This month, in a city near you, the Evolver community and Burners Without Borders are hosting an interactive evening on the theme of gifting. Evolver regional groups around the globe will be coming together with the Burning Man community to discuss how gifting is impacting our communities and the possibilities that emerge when we collectively focus on its potential to transform culture.
To find out more about your local Give It Up! event, please go to
and click on "Regionals" to connect with your local community.
If you would like to get involved in helping to facilitate the evening in your community, you can contact carmen (at) burnerswithoutborders (dot) org and you will be introduced to the Evolver Coordinator in your area.
BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - JAN 30
Please join us for the Burning Man Film Festival! Seasoned Burners and newbies are all welcome!
Burning Man Film Festival
Free Flow Dance Centre
224 25th St. W.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Concessions and Cash Bar available!
FEATURE - Beyond Black Rock (2002) By Mike Wilson & Damon Brown
SHORTS - One Minute To Burn (2001) By Paul Andresen & Mo Stoebe
FEATURE - The Temple Builder (2006) By Dearbhla Glynn and Aprile Blake
SHORT - Art of Burning Man (2002) By Karie Henderson
BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL: Experience the art, people and phenomenon.
The evening will include documentary short and feature films, art films by local performance artist Adrian Stimson (Buffalo Boy), between show performances live on stage and unique artworks. Experience it for yourself at Burning Man Film Festival on January 30th, at the Free Flow Dance Centre.
BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO SAN DIEGO - FEB 20
San Diego members of the Burning Man community will have a chance to show off for their city when the San Diego Burning Man Film Festival screens on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The collection of shorts and feature length films about the annual arts festival in the Nevada desert will show from 5:00 PM to 11:00, with an after party at 4th & B to follow, from 10:00 PM on.
"We want to give San Diego Burners something to do during the long cold winter," says festival planner, Brady Mahaney. "But we also want to introduce Burning Man to people who haven't been, or are thinking of going, or who just want to know more about this crazy thing in the desert".
Films for the festival are being chosen by members of the organizing committee. Final titles will be announced at the end of January.
BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM WENDELL DELANO
Wendell sends us his personal photo gallery from 2009 ... quite a nice set! Enjoy:
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