JRS VOLUME #14; ISSUE #22
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 14, Issue #22
July 8, 2010
+ 2010 BLACK ROCK CITY PLAN
+ FASTEST EFFIGY IN THE WEST: THE FIVE-MINUTE MAN BUILD
+ BURNING MAN SEEKS DJANGO DEVELOPERS FOR PAID CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY
+ NEW: HOW WE PROTECT BURNING MAN - TRADEMARKS & IMAGES
+ CLASS ON BURNING MAN ARCHITECTURE OFFERED AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
+ A FASCINATING QUOTE -- ABOUT BLACK ROCK CITY?
+ DRIVE SAFELY WHEN GOING TO/FROM BURNING MAN. HERE'S WHY.
+ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CAFE AT BM2010!
+ CAMP DARK SPARKLE SEEKING BURLESQUE AND BOYLESQUE PERFORMERS
+ WISHING WELL AT KIDSVILLE SEEKS RIVER ROCKS AND AN ART CAR RIDE
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ PANTHEON - A FUNDRAISER FOR THE TEMPLE OF FLUX - SF - JULY 9
+ CAFE DECOR CRAFT DADDY CRAFT PARTY AND BBQ – SF – JULY 10
+ SAN FRANCISCO BENEFIT FOR FEED THE ARTISTS - SF - JULY 22
+ HARLEY K. DUBOIS SPEAKS AT THE EXPLORATORIUM AFTER DARK - SF - AUGUST 5
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ AXEL MOLINE'S BURNING MAN 2009 GALLERY - A STRIKING PERSPECTIVE
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
July is upon us, and we're heading into high gear towards the playa here at BMHQ. The Man is built (we've got a cool five-minute time lapse video for ya down below), the first DPW crew is gearing up to head to the playa in the next few weeks, and it's about this time around BMHQ that you don't want to mention how many days until the Man burns, lest you incite mild panic amongst the staff. :-)
We've published the 2010 Black Rock City plan! New this year, the plan includes a set of new truly PUBLIC plazas on the 3:00, 6:00, & 9:00 streets, out near the back of the city (Jakarta street, specifically). We are holding most of the camping space around these plazas unreserved and available for the general public to develop and maintain as a Metropolis-theme experiment in spontaneous urban planning and collaboration. Pretty cool, huh? First come first served!
We also note that you painters, small-scale sculptors, and other artists who work on a small or more intimate scale have an opportunity to showcase your works on the playa at the Center Camp Cafe. See below for more information.
And there's even a Burning Man class at Iowa State this year! For those design students, for all you excited theme campers, for the eager new Burner, for the jaded old timer...the Man burns in 58 days (but please ... don't tell anybody at BMHQ).
We hope your playa planning is going well!
2010 BLACK ROCK CITY PLAN
The Black Rock City Plan for 2010 (complete with street names) is now available, so you can start to plot your approach:
In 2010, the circular streets are named:
And the road circling Center Camp: "Ring Road"
FASTEST EFFIGY IN THE WEST: THE FIVE-MINUTE MAN BUILD
Here's a great video of the intrepid Man Krew constructing the Man at our workshop in Black Rock Station, NV. Enjoy!
P.S. if you slow it down, you'll learn how to make your very own Man! OK, not really.
BURNING MAN SEEKS DJANGO DEVELOPERS FOR PAID CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY
The Burning Man Technology Department is seeking a Django developer or two for a paid contract gig. We need your help to get an exciting new Playa Directory ready to premiere in Black Rock City! The initial 3-month project would begin immediately and includes providing some onsite support in Black Rock City. There is the possibility for additional work in the Fall and Winter months, and maybe even longer.
Bay Area location is not required, but is preferred. This position does require you to go to Burning Man 2010! There will be work on the playa, but plenty of time for fun too!
If you are an experienced Django pony rider and savvy developer, a collaborative team player, and committed to creating an excellent user experience for our friends in BRC as well as year-round website visitors, then we would like to hear from you! Please send a resume and cover letter to djangodev (at) burningman (dot) com by July 15, 2010.
Required Skills: Django, Python
Bonus Skills: Pinax, GeoDjango, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Apache
NEW: HOW WE PROTECT BURNING MAN - TRADEMARKS & IMAGES
Can I call my fundraiser a "Burning Man Party"? Is it ok to post my camp's photos on my Facebook page? Your burning questions answered as we demystify the evolving world of Intellectual Property, a brand new page at Burningman.com:
CLASS ON BURNING MAN ARCHITECTURE OFFERED AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Samantha Krukowski, from the Department of Architecture at the College of Design of Iowa State University wrote to let us know about her course studying Burning Man Architecture -- in a very hands-on way, of course. Their page reads, in part:
"12 Iowa State University design students [will be] participating in Burning Man for college credit. Except for the occasional graduate student researcher or class studying the festival from afar, they are the first design students taking a course that requires them to create work for Burning Man since the festival's inception.
The 12 are enrolled in Samantha Krukowski's summer class, 'Shifting Sands: Transient Architectures in the Desert.' For 20 hours each week since May 17, they've explored the history and meaning of the Burning Man Festival and created artworks that they will transport, install, and remove from the playa (dry lakebed) location."
Click here for more information:
A FASCINATING QUOTE -- ABOUT BLACK ROCK CITY?
Lost'n'Found writes to offer this interesting tidbit:
"Just found this in one of my random reads and thought of BRC:
'In such circumstances the mind is influenced through the body. Though your mouth glows, and your skin is parched, yet you feel no languor,- the effect of dry heat; your lungs are lightened, your sight brightens, your memory recovers its tone, and your spirits become exuberant. Your fancy and imagination are powerfully aroused, and the wildness and siblimity of the scenes around you, stir up all the energies in your soul, whether exertion, danger, or strife. Your morale improves; you become frank and cordial, hospitable and single-minded; the hypocritical politeness and the slavery of Civilization are left behind you. Your senses are quickened; they require no stimulants but air and exercise; in the desert spriritous liquors excite only disgust.
There is a keen enjoyment in mere animal existence. The sharp appetite disposes of the most indigestible food; the sand is softer than a bed of down, and the purity of the air suddenly puts flight a dire cohort of diseases.
Here Nature returns to Man, however unworthily he has treated her, and, believe me, when once your tastes have conformed to the tranquility of such travel, you will suffer real pain in returning to the turmoil of civilization. You will anticipate the bustle and confusion of artificial life, its luxuries and its false pleasures, with repugnance. Depressed in spirits, you will for a time after your return feel incapable of mental or bodily exertion. The air of the Cities will suffocate you, and the careworn and cadaverous countenances of citizens will haunt you like a vision of judgement.'
Personal journal entry of Richard Burton during his Pilgrimage to Meccah and Medinah circa 1853. From 'The Life of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton' by Isabel Burton, published in 1893 (via books.google.com).
(born floating in BRC 2002!)"
DRIVE SAFELY WHEN GOING TO/FROM BURNING MAN. HERE'S WHY.
We'll probably publish this more than once before the event this year, because this cannot be stressed enough: DRIVE SAFELY, PEOPLE! 2 Ravens writes:
"Thought you might find this 2009 Burningman photo illustrative when the time comes to discuss careful driving during the exodus:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CAFE AT BM2010!
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 & ideas in Center Camp Cafe for Burning Man 2010!
Help us enhance this environment and engage your fellow Black Rock Citizens as they sit and mingle in this most popular of public spots 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 open playa, but might be appreciated in a more intimate setting, please let us know! Or if you have a larger piece that would work perfectly in one of our "alcove" areas around the perimeter of the Cafe, we'd love to hear about it!
AND did you know, starting last year, we now host 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 12" 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 submit an application by filling out our on-line form: http://tinyurl.com/CAFE-ART-HOME Once you've done that, someone will get back to you to talk about your project. For questions, please e-mail cafe-art (at) burningman (dot) com
Jonesy Jones and the Cafe Art Team
CAMP DARK SPARKLE SEEKING BURLESQUE AND BOYLESQUE PERFORMERS
If you think burlesque is stripping, you haven't seen quality burlesque. Interested in gettin' down wid it? Camp Dark Sparkle writes:
"Calling all burlesque and boylesque performers! Camp Dark Sparkle is looking for BRC talent to contribute to their burlesque shows Wednesday (9/1) and Friday (9/3) at 5pm. Contact Miss Nicki Sparxx for more info or to sign on (NickiSparxx (at) gmail (dot) com).
xoxo Your friends at Dark Sparkle: Detroit and 9, taking you to Funky Town!"
WISHING WELL AT KIDSVILLE SEEKS RIVER ROCKS AND AN ART CAR RIDE
Yay Kidsville! They write:
"The Wishing Well at Kidsville is returning this year to grant wishes across the playa.
We are seeking small (2" - 3") flat smooth river rocks, suitable for writing on, from all over the US and the rest of the world. Even if you can only bring 1 rock from your homeland, please bring it to the wishing well, which should be located at the corner of 5:30 and D at Kidsville. We want the energy of wishes to span the breadth of the entire Burner community across the globe and hopefully from the Burning Man Organization and Black Rock Arts Foundation as well.
Also, the kids of Burning Man are working on a fairy and wizard theater piece to celebrate gifting, and we are in need of a large, magical art car to transport them on Wednesday morning to several spots on the playa where they will be gifting magic and wishes to a variety of playa recipients. Please contact Kether at kether (at) sigilmanagement (dot) com if you can help! Thanks, and may all your wishes come true. )*("
BUY A BEAUTIFUL PENDANT TO SUPPORT KATE RAUDENBUSH'S FUTURES PAST
Kate Raudenbush is one of Burning Man's most accomplished sculptors, having created numerous art installations for the playa ... bringing them all the way from her New York studio. Many of her pieces have had extended life in the real world as well, from Reno to New York. You can see the amazing work she's done on her website:
She's working on another piece for this year called "Futures Past", and she's created a pendant to raise funds for the project. This is a beautiful pendant, and a wonderful keepsake. Check it out ... she says:
"I recently designed a Futures Past pendant to raise money to build the sculpture. It is a leaf with circutry veins. It's brushed laser cut stainless steel, and I'm selling it for $25. Thanks. Xxkate"
You can see it, and get yours here:
SUPPORT THE UNNATURAL SELECTION ART PROJECT
Honorarium artist Michael Coy writes:
"Burning Man honoraria project, "UnNatural Selection" has posters and original paintings by lead artist Michael Coy for sale online to support the project at http://www.coyart.com. Coyart also has a Facebook page with images and updates. For those in Northern California, we’ll have an open studio sale on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th from 10:00am—5:00pm. We’ll feature the Coyart paintings and the metal sculpture of primary project conspirator, Arn Anderson. Check out the website or Facebook page for the location and images. Thanks, MC"
PANTHEON - A FUNDRAISER FOR THE TEMPLE OF FLUX - SF - JULY 9
Pantheon: A night of Gods and Goddesses
A massive benefit for the 2010 Burning Man Temple :: The Temple of Flux http://www.temple2010.org
Tie on those togas, toss on the leafy crowns, strap on the sandals and let's show the Romans how it's really done! We're gonna get down to a clash of the titans, raising funds to help build the Burning Man Temple 2010.
103 Harriet @ Folsom
Friday, July 9
ELITE FORCE (U&A Recordings/Lot49, UK)
SOUL OF MAN (Finger Lickin', UK)
SLYDE (Finger Lickin', UK)
MYAGI (Pop and Lock, Canada)
and SF DJs from our favorite crews!
Mancub, Brad Robinson, 8Ball, Zach Moore (Space Cowboys)
Clarkie, Aaron Pope (The Deep End)
Forest Green (Cute Fang Recordings)
JoeJoe, Mace (Brass Tax)
Gravity, Derek Hena (Pink Mammoth)
Kramer (Distrikt/The Deep End)
Syd Gris (Opulent Temple)
Ethan Miller (Friends and Family)
Motion Potion (Mutaytor)
Eric Sharp (Rock It Science)
Jive (Garage Mahal/Fix)
Laird (Golden Gate Recordings)
Chris Smith (DJ Fluid, Om Records)
At door $20 With Costume/$25 Without
CAFE DECOR CRAFT DADDY CRAFT PARTY AND BBQ – SF – JULY 10
WHERE: BMHQ, 3450 Third Street #2A, SF, CA 94124 WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 2010 9AM-6PM MORE INFO: http://tinyurl.com/2djbd7r
Get onboard the ‘Craft Train’ as we roll along toward the next crafty gathering: Sunday, July 10th the Craft Daddy Craft Party at BMHQ (http://www.burningman.com/officedirections)
Our 3rd Annual building & craft day with a BBQ in the middle of it. The very-popular Craft Daddy is July 10th, 9am – 6pm .
Can’t make it out to one of the DPW’s awesome work weekends to get all (saw)dusty? Well now’s your chance to buzz those power tools closer to San Francisco and help build the Center Camp Cafe. We’ve got skills saws, table saws, and—for the softer side of Burning Man—sewing machines and paint brushes galore.
There’s going to be a hearty BBQ (with plenty o’ vegan options) smack dab in the middle of the day, so if you can’t make the whole event, please do plan on joining the whole décor team for chatting and chomping.
If you can, please RSVP to LeeAnna (at) BurningMan (dot) com so we can make sure to have enough yummy food. Gracias!
See YOU at BMHQ THIS Saturday!
-The 2010 Café Décor Team
SAN FRANCISCO BENEFIT FOR FEED THE ARTISTS - SF - JULY 22
Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7:45pm - 1:30am
Sutter and Taylor
San Francisco, CA
Calling All Burners and well EVERYONE !!!
Come out for a night of fun and get fed your weekly dosage of BEATS!
Coming out all the way from Dallas, Texas will be a special tag team set from:
SEAN SPARKS and B-TOWN (Resurrection, Dallas TX) Doing a special 2 DJs, 1 Booth, 20 Costume Changes DJ Tag Set!!!!!!
Billy Jaz (subculture)
Al. G (subculture)
MANY MORE TO COME!!!!
A raffle with a ton of very special prizes will be going on all night long!!! $5 tickets and all proceeds will be going towards the Feed The Artists !!!!! Buy a ticket and have a chance to win art, tattoos, food, massages, playa gear and much more!!!!
COVER ONLY $5 IN YOUR PLAYA FINEST (all door proceeds will go towards Feed the Artists)
HARLEY K. DUBOIS SPEAKS AT THE EXPLORATORIUM AFTER DARK - SF - AUGUST 5
Exploratorium After Dark: Nomadic Communities
From Burning Man to Dust City Diner to Forage SF
Thursday, August 5, 2010, 6-10pm
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA
At the next Exploratorium After Dark event, Harley K. Dubois, Burning Man board member and Director of Community Services, will be discussing how the infrastructure of a city is built in a desert so its inhabitants can occupy it for a week. More information:
AXEL MOLINE'S BURNING MAN 2009 GALLERY - A STRIKING PERSPECTIVE
Axel's use of perspective in his Burning Man photography is particularly nuanced and striking. Check out his fantastic gallery from 2009:
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