JRS VOLUME #15; ISSUE #12
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #12
April 27, 2011
+ THEME CAMP PLACEMENT APPLICATIONS DUE THIS THURSDAY ***AT NOON***
+ WHAT'S NEW IN THE BURNING BLOG? PLENTY!
+ CALLING ALL TECHNO-GEEKS: PLAYA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT - MAY 12
+ IN THE NEWS: WIRED INTERVIEW WITH BURNING MAN'S HEAD OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
+ BURNER-BUILT TINKOMATIC WEB APP AIDS IN SEARCHING FOR BURNING MAN STUFF
+ CORRECTION: CORE PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: ARTPAD SF - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 19
+ BURNING FLIPSIDE - SAN GABRIEL, TX - MAY 26-30
+ APOGAEA: COLORADO'S REGIONAL BURN - BAILEY, CO - JUNE 9-12
+ LAKES OF FIRE 2011 - ROTHBURY, MI - JUNE 23-26
+ EUPHORIA BURN - LAFAYETTE, GA - JULY 17-19
+ ALCHEMY FESTIVAL - LAFAYETTE, GA - SEPT 29-OCT 3
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ BURNING MAN 2010 PHOTO GALLERY BY STEVEN FRITZ
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
It's also a great opportunity to let you know the Oxford English Dictionary committee is considering redefining the word "summer" as "Burning Man Regional Event Season". OK, not really, but you get the idea. There's a boatload of excellent events for you to check out this summer, and we've got details about some good ones down below.
If you don't see one listed near you, you might find something happening here on the official Regional Event Calendar:
THEME CAMP PLACEMENT APPLICATIONS DUE THIS THURSDAY AT NOON
If you're planning on pre-registering a theme camp, the application questionnaire is due this Thursday (that's April 28 to you and me) at noon.
If you're prone to procrastination, this is NOT your moment to revel in your lackadaisical ways, people ... there's a lot of information you need to provide, and it'll behoove you to get an early jump on assembling it all. So hop to it!
Remember, NOON THIS THURSDAY. DEADLINE. Here's where you'll find the form:
WHAT'S NEW IN THE BURNING BLOG? PLENTY!
Black Rock City, Population: 1
Benjamin Wilner visited the playa in mid-winter, just to see what it's like the rest of the year. http://bit.ly/eafcQX
DIY Your Burn: Shelter, Shade & Cool Cool Comfort
Who needs an RV? The Hun tells you how to DIY your shelter (and cooling!) for the Burn. http://bit.ly/gAKlYf
Book Review: The Man Burns Tonight
Matt Nelson reviews "The Man Burns Tonight", the first in a series of reviews of books about Burning Man. http://bit.ly/fQpahK
A Warm Welcome
Jon Mitchell talks about preparation considerations for the first time Burner. http://bit.ly/eUILgH
CALLING ALL TECHNO-GEEKS: PLAYA WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT - MAY 12
Are you an artist, camp and/or geek who will bring wireless/internet technology to the playa?
If you are planning a large-scale technological 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 the fifth Playa Wireless Summit hosted by the Burning Man Technology Department.
This year's summit will be held in San Francisco at the Internet Archive (but of course you can participate remotely -- we're geeks) at 7pm to 9pm on May 12, 2011.
PLEASE RSVP by emailing playatech (at) burningman (dot) com and include the following:
- your name
- name of your camp or project
- technology and frequency used, e.g. "controlling rolling spheres with Zigbee on 900 MHz", "want Internet uplink for camp", "RC plane on 2.4 GHz, frequency hopping"
We will add you to an email list and keep you posted on the details (e.g. address, dial-in number).
Thank you from the Burning Man Playa Tech Team.
IN THE NEWS: WIRED INTERVIEW WITH BURNING MAN'S HEAD OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
WIRED Magazine interviewed Joseph Pred, the head of Burning Man's Emergency Services Department, for their Storyboard podcast about his upcoming book, Burning Man, and disaster preparedness. The article, podcast, and related links can be found here: http://bit.ly/h2kCym
Nice work, Joseph!
BURNER-BUILT TINKOMATIC WEB APP AIDS IN SEARCHING FOR BURNING MAN STUFF
Written by a friendly Burner, this web application may help you with the process of sourcing stuff you need for Burning Man. Pretty cool. Skinny D (its author) writes:
"This is my yearly quick shout-out about a 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 (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.
See you on the Playa!
-Bob a.k.a. Skinny D."
CORRECTION: CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES PROJECT FACEBOOK PAGE
Last week we told you about the incredible Circle of Regional Effigies project, and told you about how to find it on Facebook....but we set up the wrong kind of page. D'oh!
The corrected link where you can keep up with and Like the heck out of the CORE project is:
We will be removing the Group we started, so if you're waiting for a response to join -- use the Page instead.
SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PARTICIPATION FOR 6/18/11 BURNING MAN PRECOMPRESSION
Burning Man presents PRECOMPRESSION 2011
Saturday evening, June 18th
At Public Works
161 Erie Street SF, CA 94103 (between Division and 14th St. in the Mission)
$15 in playa finery; $20 street clothes
Art • Music • Performance * Theme Camps * Video Artistry * Unexpectables * You!
Join us in preparation for Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage!
Ramp up your Radical Self-Expression and playa preparations because Burning Man will be just 70 days away! Join a wide variety of performers, artist, theme camps and friends at this annual extravaganza of imagination!
Artists, performers, DJs, and theme camps interested in performing and sharing your art, email: flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com now!
To volunteer, email: SEvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) com
More info and schedules will be posted at: www.burningman.com/special_events
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS AND POTENTIAL GROUPIES
Carbon Buildup writes:
"The Burning Band will be performing and carousing on the playa again in 2011 for their 15th year. Would you like to add your musical voice and/or kinetic talent to the band? We're always looking for talented, mediocre, and just plain obnoxious musicians to perform with us as we march, slouch, or are carried across the playa in search of fun gigs. Sometimes we play for parties. Sometimes we play for bars. Sometimes we play for weddings. And we often play in inappropriate surroundings. So why not? You don't even have to dust off your horn - bring it as-is!
DRUMMERS! We are always looking for drummers that actually show up for gigs. Dancers, baton twirlers, bagpipers, strippers, flame eaters, sword spinners, and word spitters are also welcome to add to our visual dynamic And this year we're hoping to feature a bassoonist. Anybody dare bring a bassoon to the playa? We'll be camping with Snowflake Village this year, and space is available. Contact SINdy at flossyrabbit (at) earthlink (dot) net or Carmen at Barcardia (at) aol (dot) com for more info."
HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE
We've been adding more and more projects to our Support a Project page that are seeking assistance with their fundraising, in hopes of bringing their projects to Burning Man this year. Check them all out, help if you can:
And if you want to add your project to the list, learn how here:
BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: ARTPAD SF - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 19
Join BRAF for an exclusive engagement...
Private Preview of ArtPad SF
A Benefit for the Black Rock Arts Foundation
May 19, 2011
7:00 pm - Midnight
At the Phoenix Hotel
601 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Buy tickets and find out more about BRAF at www.BlackRockArts.org !!
Celebrate the extraordinary contemporary artists and galleries that enrich the Bay Area and beyond, and enjoy an exclusive evening of performances, live music, the Premiere Lounge, and much more at this opening night party for ArtPadSF!
Join the producers, galleries, and artists of the first annual ArtPadSF at the legendary Phoenix Hotel for an exclusive evening of emerging contemporary art, commissioned performances, and liberal libations.
Proceeds from ArtPadSF's Opening Night celebration will benefit The Black Rock Arts Foundation's public art and grant programs, focused on inspiring art, community and civic participation worldwide.
ArtPad SF (www.artpadsf.com) is a provocative, new, 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. ArtPad SF invites San Francisco's world-renowned museums, galleries, arts institutions, and artists to transform the newly renovated Phoenix Hotel into an alternative venue for art.
Premiere Lounge and Poolside Soiree
$125 online presale; $150 at the door
7:00 pm - Midnight
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, heavy passed hors d'oeuvres, and hosted bar and exclusive access to the lounge from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Poolside Soiree Only
$50 online presale; $75 at the door
7:00 pm - Midnight
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, light passed hors d'oeuvres, and one complimentary cocktail beverage.
Don't miss this hip, local, homegrown alternative to the mainstream San Francisco Fine Art Fair. Get the first look at Chambers Restaurant and Lounge, San Francisco's newest dining and entertainment destination. Be the first to experience ArtPadSF and to interact with participating artists and galleries from around the nation in this intimate setting.
Bay Area artists set the stage for this exciting new event with site specific and multimedia performances, interactive art, live music and DJs with original scores and mixes created especially for the occasion.
Featuring Performances by:
* A rather unconventional operatic performance by soprano Diva Marisa Lenhardt (www.divamarisa.com)
* A processional performance by Loyd Family Players (www.theloydfamilyplayers.com,) mixing street theater, samba, hip-hop, funk, heavy metal, dancehall & reggae.
* Debut work by local composer and musician, EO (www.soundsliketree.com)
* San Francisco's live electric cello + vocal looping mavericks, LOOP!STATION (loopthis.com)
* Infectious dance beats by DJ Jive (Heart Deco) (www.fixsf.com/dj-jive)
* Wearable art and performances by Bad Unkl Sista (www.badunklsista.com,) Miranda Caroligne (www.mirandacaroligne.com,) and Daphne Ruff (weadartists.org/daphne-ruff)
See you there!
BURNING FLIPSIDE - SAN GABRIEL, TX - MAY 26-30
Now in our 12th Year as Burning Flipside. This year we will have 2450 participants.
What is Flipside?
Burning Flipside is a Texas regional art and music festival inspired by Burning Man. It is a place for radical self expression and an experiment in temporary community building. It is a place of acceptance, inclusiveness, and respect. It is organized entirely by volunteers. The art and entertainment is created solely by participants. There are no spectators. There are no concession stands. No cash transactions are permitted at Flipside. Even bartering is discouraged. This is a sincere experiment in creating a gift economy. If you need something, ask for it. If you have it, gift it! This is a Leave No Trace event. There are no garbage cans. Participants pack out their garbage. Personal responsibility is key. It is a private event created entirely by volunteers.
The Theme for 2011 is "Bad Idea" (http://www.burningflipside.com/theme). All participants are required to read the survival guide (http://www.burningflipside.com/survival-guide) but more event information can be found below and in the Flipside Flame (http://www.burningflipside.com/flipside-flame).
Sound levels are a very important thing to know about for the whole community.
The Sound Policy (http://www.burningflipside.com/soundpolicy) is being updated for 2011, stay tuned. If you are planning on bringing any kind of amplified or loud noise making equipment, or know anyone who is, make sure to see this!
APOGAEA: COLORADO'S REGIONAL BURN - BAILEY, CO - JUNE 9-12
Colorado's regional Burn, Apogaea, will be June 9-12 in Bailey, Colorado. This year's theme is Illuminate! Tickets are on sale online now and you can find them at Apogaea.com.
Apogaea 2011 is set to be bigger and better than ever with more art, music, and space! Apogaea is a 3 night / 4 day event in the mountains of Colorado.
Over the emerald river & through the enchanted woods, we found ourselves atop a scenic mountain crest, which we call Fhloston, peeking above the forest. Our new location will involve changes in logistics and require many volunteer rock stars, especially in the roles of DPW, Placement and Parking. You can go ahead and share your kick-ass talents & can-do attitude with us at http://apogaea.com/volunteer/
More information on Apogaea, how to volunteer, the Illuminate theme, and some of the art you can find there can be found at Apogaea.com!
LAKES OF FIRE 2011 - ROTHBURY, MI - JUNE 23-26
Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. is beyond thrilled to announce that tickets for Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi will go on sale through the website at 12:00 noon EST on Tuesday, April 19th. Tickets will remain on sale until sold out, or until our soon-to-be-announced ticket sales deadline.
Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi opens its doors at 12:00 noon E.S.T. on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. The doors close at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 25th, and the event continues until 4:00 P.M. on June 26th. But beware! There are no ticket sales at the gate whatsoever . . . as in zero. Tickets MUST be purchased through the website: http://www.lakesoffire.org/tickets via our ticketing company, http://blackrocktickets.com
Ticket prices for Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi, start off at the same price as they were for your inaugural 2009 event, and 2010 event. The price spread between lowest and highest-priced tickets will increase. All tiers will be available at ticket launch, and we encourage you to buy at the price you can afford. Don't worry, even our highest priced ticket will remain beyond reasonable! We accomplish this level of affordability by enacting a 100% volunteer-run event. http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteer-ipate/
Ticket Tiers Attendees age 13 and Older: 200 tickets available at $35 / ticket 750 tickets available at $50 / ticket
Attendees age 12 and under – FREE
You will need either a Paypal account, or a credit or debit card to complete this transaction.
A print-friendly version of 2011's Survival Guide is now available for your perusal, and is available here:http://www.lakesoffire.org/tickets/ Please go over this important information THOROUGHLY if staying alive is a part of your agenda for Lakes of Fire 2011.
Lakes of Fire is a collaborative celebration of art, fire, music, and friendship. Lakes of Fire 2011: Anima Mundi, as always, will be for you, and by you, starring you and your incredible creativity. At Lucky Lake Campground, you'll enjoy outdoor camping, both in theme camps and in open camping settings; music, a glorious effigy, large and small scale art both fiery and otherwise, a carnival atmosphere, and that creative energy and wild spirit you always bring. Your new late-June home includes a freshwater, no-wake, no-gas-motor lake with over a mile of shoreline; catch and release fishing; but no lifeguards, so be well aware that you swim at your own risk.
Lakes of Fire 2011's theme is Anima Mundi - "The Living World." Find out more here:http://www.lakesoffire.org/2011/02/12/lakes-of-fire-2011-theme-announ... You’ll need to purchase a ticket on-line to enter Lakes of Fire. No ticket? No Entry. No exceptions.
There will be absolutely no ticket sales at the gate. Do not show up to Lakes of Fire expecting to pay cash. Tickets must be purchased on-line, via our website, in advance.
The Info-bot G.L.E.A., Inc.
EUPHORIA BURN - LAFAYETTE, GA - JULY 17-19
Euphoria Burn! Tickets on sale now!
July 17-19, 2011 Cherokee Farms, Lafayette, Ga.
ALCHEMY FESTIVAL - LAFAYETTE, GA - SEPT 29-OCT 3
Alchemy Festival! Tickets on sale now!
Sept 29-Oct 3, 2011 Cherokee Farms, Lafayette, Ga.
BURNING MAN 2010 PHOTO GALLERY BY STEVEN FRITZ
Steven is a member of Burning Man's Documentation Team, and has attended Burning Man every year since 1999. Although he enjoys photography year-round, if the truth be told, the other 51 weeks are really just practice for that one week on the playa. He supports his hobby by working as a psychiatrist at a state hospital (fitting, isn't it?).
Here's Steven's gallery from Burning Man 2010 ... enjoy!
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