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JRS VOLUME #16; ISSUE #07

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 16, Issue #07
December 13, 2011

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ BURNING MAN PROJECT SEEKS FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS
+ THE BAY LIGHTS PROJECT
+ RAT'S BIKES RENTALS TIME
+ AN INTERVIEW WITH LOOOONG-TIME BURNING MAN PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE POST

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ RECENT POSTS ON THE BURNING BLOG

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN 2011 GALLERY FROM SKYLER REID

PARTICIPATE:
+ BLACK ROCK EDUCATORS' CONSORTIUM

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ STRUCTURAL ENGINEER NEEDED FOR LARGE CANADIAN PROJECT AT BURNING MAN

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ FREE WORKSHOP: FUNDRAISING FOR ARTISTS - SF, CA (AND ONLINE) - DEC 13
+ COLLIDISCOPE BURNING MAN REGIONAL EVENT - OAHU, HI - MARCH 7-10

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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When we opened our Pre-Sale registration back in November, we had the opportunity to watch people get in there live, in real-time. We have this cool system that shows graphically where in the world people are registering from ... little red dots show up on this map of the globe, one-by-one. We were pretty excited to see them showing up in as varied locales as Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and Europe -- right off the bat. It was cool to be reminded in that visceral way that we are indeed everywhere, and the culture is growing.

And so ... the registration period for the Burning Man ticket Pre-Sale has now ended, and notifications about whether you'll be receiving tickets will go out via email by December 19th. Remember, if you DON'T get tickets in the Pre-Sale, your registration will automatically roll over to the Main Sale, taking place in January. There's no need to re-register. If you registered to purchase more than 2 tickets, you will be registered for 2 tickets in the Main Sale (that's the maximum) at the highest pricing tier (e.g. you'll be eligible for the draws at all pricing tiers).

For more information about ticket sales, visit http://tickets.burningman.com.

We hope your holiday planning is going well ... and with that, read on!

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BURNING MAN PROJECT SEEKS FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS

Burning Man Project is seeking fundraising professionals to help further its mission! This new nonprofit is dedicated to bringing the values and principles of Burning Man into the greater community, and that enormous task requires funds. We are seeking individuals with the Burning Man ethos who have demonstrated fundraising experience with major gifts, annual giving, online solicitations, and grant applications for nonprofit public benefit organizations. Volunteer and paid positions are being considered over time.

Kindly send a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and enthusiasm to Doron (at) burningmanproject (dot) org or:

Doron Amiran
Burning Man Project
995 Market Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

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THE BAY LIGHTS PROJECT

Internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal has been attending Burning Man continuously since 1994 ... in fact, he got his start creating LED and illuminated sculptures for the playa, and is a founder of Disorient. He's gone on to have his light sculpture and installations presented at museums around the world, including the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Today, Leo sits on the Burning Man Project Board of Directors and The Black Rock Arts Foundation Advisory Board.

We're excited to tell you about Leo's next (and most ambitious) project ...

The Bay Bridge, which links San Francisco and Oakland, celebrates its 75th Diamond Anniversary in 2012. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, Leo will create an installation that will turn the bridge into a light sculpture of epic proportions: The Bay Lights Project.

The plan is for Leo and his team to secure arrays of 25,000 energy-efficient white LED lights to the vertical cables of the west span of the bridge, and create elaborate computer-controlled light animations to delight visitors and locals alike.

This amazing sculpture will be in place for two years, including during the America's Cup yacht races, which are slated to draw an unprecedentedly large international audience to the Bay Area -- and we fully support such a grand opportunity to show off San Francisco as a world-class city for the arts.

To learn more and see a video simulation of the project in action, visit www.thebaylights.org. To support the project, please visit www.causes.com/thebaylights.

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RAT'S BIKES RENTALS TIME

Rat sez:

"To all the Early Birds out there already asking about bike rentals for BM 2012, yes, Rats Bikes will be taking reservations again. Also, if you've gotten bikes from me before, yes, you can go ahead and make your reservations now. If you're a Newbie to Rats Bike, you'll be able to make your reservations as early as January 1st, 2012. Please remember you need to be travelling at least 1,000 miles to get to the Playa to rent a bike, and coming from Overseas is even better! To arrange a bike rental and for more info, send an email to nv_desert_rat@nvbell.net"

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AN INTERVIEW WITH LOOOONG-TIME BURNING MAN PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE POST

We love us some George Post. And now you can too. Sam writes:

"A dedicated photographer in the fullest sense, George Post has documented 21 consecutive years of Burning Man. He shared his thoughts on the evolution of the social aspects of photography, desert party shooting gear, night & multiple exposure photography, and community in general in a five question interview.

http://highcontrastreview.com/artists/george-post

Energy and Light!
Sam Kulla, Editor
High Contrast Review"

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RECENT POSTS ON THE BURNING BLOG

Night at the Bijou, by Jon Mitchell
A nice reminiscence about one of the more mind-blowing art installations on playa -- the Black Rock Bijou
http://bit.ly/vuAwbK

A Little Confidence, by Caveat Magister
Burning Man has been winging it since day one and that got us this far. They're good at this.
http://bit.ly/s1ggmq

Out There, by Caveat Magister
He's gone deep tonight - as deep as you can before the trash fence suddenly appears in your headlights.
http://bit.ly/rHF6Z3

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BURNING MAN 2011 GALLERY FROM SKYLER REID

This was Skyler's second Burn ... he took some nice shots for you to enjoy ...

http://skyreid.com/#1412944/Covered-in-Dust-Rites-of-Passage

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BLACK ROCK EDUCATORS' CONSORTIUM

Jennifer writes:

"BREC is getting ready to release it's early-bird conference flyer in time for all you edu-burners to get your time on the playa approved by your school board prior to the January ticket sale. If you're an educator looking to meet and confer with other educators on playa, join us noon to 4pm, Weds and Thurs the week of the burn. We're currently looking for this year's presenters, as well as building our mailing list to make sure you get your conference flyer prior to that all-important January school board meeting. Shoot our session organizer, Jenn, an email at JennNelson3@gmail.com, or find our page on facebook and 'like' us so you can get our flyer as soon as it's available! Conference flyers are discreet, oblique, and professional looking. If you've been trying to figure out how to spend the full week at the burn, this is your chance!"

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEER NEEDED FOR LARGE CANADIAN PROJECT AT BURNING MAN

If you didn't catch The Heart Machine art piece in 2010, it was pretty cool. You can see a video of it in action here: http://vimeo.com/14811237 ... well, they're at it again, and need your help. Christine writes:

"The Canadian Artists who brought The Heart Machine to Burning Man 2010 (Link to Burning Man Honorarium Page: http://tinyurl.com/6t7xn87) are working on a new, larger project involving mixed material, fire and interactivity within a playful sacred space. Our project needs the assistance of a structural engineer to design the internal frame based on the shape of the art and build materials; including the creation of 2D/3D drawings needed to order and assemble internal structural parts we will skin. We are looking to the community as we need a structural engineer who understands both sculptural and Burning Man concepts and philosophies. Volunteer/gifting of your assistance would be fantastic but we can also discuss some compensation to assist with effort as safety third is a nice concept until the structure falls down.

Please email christine.irving (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line HABITAT. Our group website is www.interactivearts.co "

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FREE WORKSHOP: FUNDRAISING FOR ARTISTS - SF, CA (AND ONLINE) - DEC 13

Want to create something awe inspiring on playa or off and wondering how to cover the costs? If so, this workshop on fundraising might be just for you!

Free Workshop: Fundraising for Artists
Tuesday, December 13th at 6 pm Pacific Standard Time
Burning Man Headquarters, 995 Market St. at 6th St. SF, 8th Floor Conference Room
Please RSVP to helpishere (at) sbcglobal (dot) net if you wish to attend.
Attendance is limited to 55 people in person, with an online option ... you'll get webcast information when you RSVP.

More information: http://bit.ly/vgrj2e

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COLLIDISCOPE BURNING MAN REGIONAL EVENT - OAHU, HI - MARCH 7-10

Want to escape the frigid north this winter? Want to go to an official Regional Event somewhere tropical in March? Want the best Hawaiian trip you can get for your money?

Yes? Then check out:

Collidiscope
The Oahu Interactive Arts Festival
March 7th - 10th, 2012
Near Laie, HI
Tickets are $60 (13 and under are free)

Come join us for 4 days and 3 nights of creating, exploring, and celebrating the world of Interactive Art. Artists of all levels are welcome, we create a safe place for you to Radically Express yourself. Art of all types is welcome as long as it is participatory and/or interactive. Like the old "stone soup" story we create the blank canvas, you make it come alive. Everyone is encouraged to radically express themselves and bring something to share, doing so enriches the entire community.

This is an official Burning Man Regional event and as such it fully conforms to the Burning Man 10 Principles.

200 tickets are on sale to the general public, while 300 tickets are available for those that register as a volunteer, artist, or themecamp. All tickets are $60 and kids 13 and under are free. There is a limited amount of tickets available and there is a LOT of interest in the mainland, we think the tickets will go fast, get yours now.

To buy tickets, download the Survival Guide, and find out more about Collidiscope 2012 go to www.kapilina.org. We also have a Facebook page where most of our online discussion takes place a twww.facebook.com/kapilina.

This is a production of the Ka Pilina Interactive Arts Society, Inc. (501c3)

The Ka Pilina Interactive Arts Society, Inc. (501c3) hawaii (at) burningman (dot) com www.kapilina.org www.facebook.com/kapilina

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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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