JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #02
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #02
September 18, 2012
+ **NEW!!** HOW TO SUBMIT A POST REQUEST TO THE JACKRABBIT
+ FEEDBACK, TICKET ISSUES, LOST AND FOUND, LAW ENFORCEMENT
+ WHAT WAS THE SANSKRIT MESSAGE ON THE ARTIST WRISTBANDS?
+ NEW 2012 FALLING MAN SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE
+ SPECIAL DEAL ON "THE PEOPLE OF BURNING MAN" BOOK
ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ A SMATTERING OF BURNING MAN ARTICLES COMING ACROSS OUR RADAR
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ GEOEYE SATELLITE PHOTO OF BLACK ROCK CITY 2012
+ AMAZING AERIAL VIDEO OF BLACK ROCK CITY 2012
+ VIDEO FROM VINCENT ROMMELAERE
+ SWEET VIDEO OF CAMP LIFE - GRANDMA'S HOUSE
+ PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE LA TIMES
+ NEIL GIRLING'S 2012 PHOTO GALLERY
+ SPENCER JONES PHOTO GALLERY
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION BIKE BRIDGE PROJECT
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
There's been a steady stream of articles and photo galleries coming across our radar these last couple weeks, each carrying a reminder of what we do and why we do it. Long story short: you people are amazing. And we're especially glad to see so many incredible photographers, videographers, thinkers and writers giving their gift of documenting this hard-to-describe experience.
We've got another round-up of the latest and greatest in this here JRS (and please feel free to point us towards ones we haven't posted yet), along with some opportunities to participate and a heads up about upcoming events. We're also asking first-time Burners to share their experience with us in the Burning Blog. Was this your first time? We want to hear about it! Aaaand go:
Lastly, if you're jonesin' for Burning Man ... we feel ya ... we recommend you connect with your local Regional Contact (http://regionals.burningman.com), hop on the ePlaya (http://eplaya.burningman.com), peruse the Burning Blog (http://blog.burningman.com/), and/or keep tabs on the Burning Man Facebook page (www.facebook.com/burningman) to keep the fires burning. Go forth, make some connections, and get involved!
We miss you too. The Man burns in 351 days!
**NEW!!** HOW TO SUBMIT A POST REQUEST TO THE JACKRABBIT
As Burning Man's population grows, so do the number of post requests the Jackrabbit receives. In order to keep it all manageable, we're changing how we accept and process post requests. Rather than taking them via email, we've created a simple online form to fill out ... this is the ONLY way we will accept post requests from now on.
Here's the form:
FEEDBACK, LOST AND FOUND, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TICKET ISSUES
Remember to email feedback (at) burningman (dot) com with your feedback about this year's event so we can factor it in to our planning for 2013. Deadline is November 1.
Looking for lost and found? Here ya go: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/lostandfound
Tell us about your encounters (good or bad) with law enforcement on playa (this is important!): http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/le_feedback.html
Ticket issues? Read our Frequently Asked Questions to figure out how to proceed: http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php ... and if you need to contact us about it, go here: http://tickets.burningman.com/contact
WHAT WAS THE SANSKRIT MESSAGE ON THE ARTIST WRISTBANDS?
Some folks asked, and we thought you'd enjoy the answer. Kristy, our Gate crew manager, tells us how they chose the Sanskrit quote printed on the wristbands for artists arriving early:
"In the spirit of Fertility 2.0, we chose this text and language because they embody themes of creation and and basic elements of human life. The text is Article 1 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml). We chose a Sanskrit translation as it is one of the oldest human languages and is a foundation for many modern languages. And hopefully this mystery encouraged a little extra Communal Effort and Participation among those who wanted to figure out the meaning. Thanks to all of you who were curious!
NEW 2012 FALLING MAN SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE
"Another year, another free experimental screensaver for Mac and Windows is now online. Skydive the playa without leaving your desktop with the 2012 GeoEye satellite photo of Black Rock City, engineered by the iScreensaver folks that back-engine The Burning Man Screen Saver Project's screensaver projects.
Falling Man 2012 Screensavers available only at
SPECIAL DEAL ON "THE PEOPLE OF BURNING MAN" BOOK
If you cruised through the Center Camp Cafe or Media Mecca this year, you might have come across copies of "The People of Burning Man", an amazing compilation of photographs of Burners on playa. Well, its creator (Julian Cash aka SuperSnail) is offering them at a 20% discount for Jackrabbit Speaks subscribers. The Coupon Code is JRS20 and is valid when ordered directly from their site:
Julian says: "The looks on the faces of our people do a lot to explain why we return to the Dust." Visit their site and get a book to show the folks at home.
Here's Cory Doctorow’s Boing Boing review of their project:
And they've been busy this last year, appearing on America's Got Talent as the Aurora Light Painters, drawing amazing glowing images in the air, earning them a spot in the top 48. Congrats, guys!
A SMATTERING OF BURNING MAN ARTICLES COMING ACROSS OUR RADAR
"Burning Man: More Relevant Than Ever" - Good
"Why the Temple Must Burn" - Trinity Wall Street
"The Truth About Burning Man" - La French TV via Huffington Post
"Burning Man 2012: Sustainability, Spirituality and Creativity" - Buzzflash/Truthout
"The Mythology of Burning Man" - Huffington Post
"Lesson From Burning Man: the Social Network is All Around You" - Read Write Web
GEOEYE SATELLITE PHOTO OF BLACK ROCK CITY 2012
Here's where you can download the GeoEye satellite photo of Black Rock City 2012:
AMAZING AERIAL VIDEO OF BLACK ROCK CITY 2012
This is completely rad, and we're psyched to see the advancement of aerial high definition photography and video to capture new perspectives on the Burning Man experience. Check this out:
And he writes about the technique:
"FPV is 'first person view' flying of a radio controlled aircraft using a video image from the plane transmitted wirelessly to a viewing station on the ground, using video goggles in my case. This allows safe operation of a small, quiet, electric airplane while taking high-definition video while piloting the plane as if one were sitting in the cockpit. I flew at about 50kph (30mph) at an altitude of of 30m (100ft) over the playa and the city to obtain video for this production, then landed safely right on the inner playa."
VIDEO FROM VINCENT ROMMELAERE
Vincent made a truly beautiful 5-minute video of this year's Burn ... wonderful stuff. Take a look:
(Warnings: brief bits of NSFW content ... and dubstep.)
SWEET VIDEO OF CAMP LIFE - GRANDMA'S HAUS
These folks sent in this sweet little video capturing the Burning Man camp life ... it's a nice antidote to the big splashy crazy-ass videos of pomp and circumstance, reminding us of the quieter, in-between times that are an integral part of the Burning Man experience. We thought you'd dig it. Thanks, HotRod!
PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE LA TIMES
LA Times Photo Gallery http://lat.ms/RQsLgd
NEIL GIRLING'S 2012 PHOTO GALLERY
Neil "Mr. Nightshade" Girling consistently produces some of the best event photography around ... here's his fantastic set from Burning Man 2012:
Thank you Neil!
SPENCER JONES PHOTO GALLERY
We'd like to thank photographer Spencer Jones for giving us permission to use his beautiful photo of the Burning Man on the www.burningman.com homepage. Here's his Flickr set from this year's Burn:
HEY FIRST TIMERS! HOW WAS YOUR BURN?
Was this your first time at Burning Man? Sweet! Welcome to the community! We want to hear about your experience ... add your thoughts to the comments on this blog post and let us know:
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12
Your Burning Man year-round volunteer SF Community Events Team is planning the 13th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! for 10/07/12 on Indiana Street starting Noon. We are scheduling stages and placing art and camps NOW. Don’t delay!!!
Got big art? A mutant vehicle? Interactive theme camp? Performance, crafting workshop, kids event, performance art thingy, puppet show, dance troupe, parade, lecture? Bring it on! Or maybe you can loan and help run a live performer sound system, stage, lighting/other infrastructure? Or you have an opinion about what you'd like to see more of at Decom?
To contribute a sampling of your favorite playa photo/video imagery, also email us and we'll share your best photos on the screens at various stages.
CONTACT US NOW: flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com to request a space and share your creative spirit, art and vision.
SEPT 22nd DEADLINE for non-fire art, theme camps and performance. We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try. Priority given to new folks that didn’t have a spot last year. But we’ll accommodate absolutely everyone we can!
The SF Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and tons of communal effort. To join the SF Decom team, email SEvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) com
To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you, see: http://regionals.burningman.com/. This is a year-round community with events being planned here, there and EVERYWHERE, literally every day of the week!
Final info to come in the weeks ahead and at www.burningman.com.
TEMPLE GUARDIANS HISTORY PROJECT
"The Temple Guardians have been watching over the Temples of Burning Man since 2002, but until now we have never had an archive of our history as a group. It is our intention to capture history of the Temple Guardians in a way that allows us to share our story with everyone. To this end, we are looking for playa artifacts from the last ten years of the Temple. We specifically would like to have photos of Guardians at the Temple, group photos, art from our bandanas, examples of our traditional bells, and stories from or about Guardians at the Temple. Your contributions will be featured on the Temple Guardians website along with credit and thanks for your contribution.
Have something to contribute? Want to help? Send us email at: templeguardians (at) burningman (dot) com "
CAMP CONDUIT HAT PHOTOS ARE UP
"Greetings, fellow Burners! Did you receive a hat from Camp Conduit this year, at 3:05 and F? Or perhaps a nice piece of hemp rope? Did we get a photo of you? If so, read on!
Our hat/rope photos from the 2012 Burn are now posted (with permission), on our Facebook page. The pictures span four albums, so be sure to check all of the albums to find your photos. Have fun, and tag away!
2012 - Hats! Volume 1:
2012 - Hats! Volume 2:
2012 - Hats! Volume 3:
2012 - Hats! Volume 4:
BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION BIKE BRIDGE PROJECT
The BRAF folks write:
"Exciting BRAF news!
The Black Rock Arts Foundation’s inspiring project, the Bike Bridge, is seeking funding. We're excited to have raised more than $9,000 in less than a week of the campaign. If we can raise $20,000 by the end of the Kickstarter period, we will fully fund EVERY PHASE of the Bike Bridge project. Thank you for your support! BRAF is so close to making this project a reality. Make a pledge to the project's new Kickstarter campaign and get cool special gifts. Every dollar helps!
Donate now! www.kickstarter.com/projects/305993470/the-bike-bridge-0 "
UNSCRUZ SANTA CRUZ DECOMPRESSION - SANTA CRUZ, CA - SEPTEMBER 30
Sunday, September 30th; 4pm - 12am
Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall (CPDES Hall)
UnScruz, the biggest and baddest Santa Cruz Burner event is BACK and is the first official Decompression in California!!
Join us as we bring the spirit of Burning Man to Santa Cruz through radical self expression and radical inclusion. Get ready for eight fun-filled hours of art, performance, music, circus arts, DJs, mutant vehicles, fire, and more!
Confirmed acts already include the Dancetronauts, Little John, fire performances from Santa Cruz's Nocturnal Sunshine Fire Conclave, Samba Stilt Circus, and some of the most talented hoopdancers in the world brought to you by Hoopcamp!
Bring your energy, whimsy, and enthusiasm to Portuguese Hall - a great private venue with tons of space for theme camps, two indoor music rooms, a full bar, snack service, and more!
Visit www.unscruz.com or our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/400483503345336/) for more info!
Have a theme camp? Are you a ranger or would just like to volunteer? We want your energy!! Email art (at) unscruz (dot) com.
SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 7
Burning Man Presents for the benefit of the Burning Man Project...
DECOMPRESSION 2012 Heat the Street FaIRE!
Near 19th St. & Minnesota St., SF (public entrance TBA)
Come at noon SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2012 imagery, and MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and stages will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share and BE the art you wish to see in the world!!! Full schedule and list of pARTicipants to follow.
Full details: http://bit.ly/RQxXRl
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