JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #03
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #03
October 1, 2012
ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ Five Ways to Make Life More LIke Burning Man
+ Partying for Planet and Dancing with God
+ Jewish Groovin' on the Playa
+ Vibrant Desert Patches for Burning Man
+ Lost Traditions of Burning Man
+ Round-Up of Music from Burning Man 2012
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ Radical Travel: Destination Burning Man
+ Burning Man 2012 Photo gallery from Jared Mechaber
+ Sweet Burning Man 2012 Time-Lapse
+ Gratitude, Gifting & Grandpa
+ Burning Man from Above (Again!)!
+ Did You Use the Burning Man Spark tool? Share your Spark Success Stories!
+ Did You Get Fed by BRC Wheels on Meals?
+ Calling All Greeters to Greet at SF Decompression
+ SF Decompression "Burning Movies in the Dark"
+ Playuzzle - Interactive Puzzle at Decompression
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ San Francisco Decompression - San Francisco, CA - October 7
+ Soulfire South Bay Decompression - Los Gatos, CA - October 12-14
+ YOUtopia 2012 - Metamorphosis: Shift Happens - San Diego, CA - October 18-21
+ Sacramento Burn the River Decompression - Sacramento, CA - October 20
+ Japan Regional Burn - Yamanashi-ken, Kitatsuru-gun, Kosuge-mura, Japan - October 20
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
There are two particular pieces to which we'd like to direct your attention, and that's a) Justin Jones's really excellent "Radical Travel" podcast about Burning Man (you'll find it in the Photos Video and Audio section), and b) Leah Lamb's article "Partying for Planet and Dancing with God" (found in the Writings section). Both of these are guaranteed to trip your trigger.
Finally, if you'd like to follow along as the Playa Restoration crew continues their heroic, Herculean efforts to rid every last trace of Black Rock City from the Black Rock Desert (and document how YOUR camp did), well then ... here ya go:
Oh and hey, we miss you guys! We hope to see you out at SF Decompression ... there's a LOT going on in town that weekend, so be sure to plan your travel carefully.
The Man burns in 334 days (though it feels like tomorrow)!
POSITION AVAILABLE AT BMHQ: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE
Position Available: Administrative Associate, Communications & Government Relations depts Location: Burning Man San Francisco office
Please submit resume and cover letter by 6pm Friday, October 5th using this link: http://bit.ly/PujcA0
JOB SUMMARY: The Communications & Government Relations Administrative Associate will provide high-level administrative and inter-departmental support for the Communications and Government Relations departments in the San Francisco Burning Man office, as well as on-playa in Nevada during event time. Work involves considerable internal and external contacts, complex non-routine tasks, access to confidential information, and administrative support of department processes and procedures. Duties include light project management, tracking departmental action items to completion, taking meeting minutes, drafting correspondence, maintaining databases, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, mailings, copying, scanning, faxing, and filing. Judgment, professionalism, and initiative are frequently exercised in answering and interpreting verbal and written communications and projects.
For comprehensive details on the duties and essential functions of this role, as well as a list of qualifications, please view the complete job listing here: http://bit.ly/PujcA0
**NOTE** Please consider submitting your resume if you have administrative experience that does not exactly match this job description. We have other administrative needs coming up and would love to hear from you!
This is a full-time, regular position eligible for benefits in our San Francisco office.
Please submit resume and cover letter by 6pm on Friday, October 5th using this link: http://bit.ly/PujcA0
FOLLOW THE MOOP MAP LIVE!
The Playa Restoration Crew are out on playa AS WE SPEAK picking up the last remnants of Black Rock City 2012, and tracking which camps were naughty and which were nice (e.g. good at their Leave No Trace efforts). Lucky for you, The Hun is documenting the process together with Vertumnus's incredible photography so you can follow along at home via the Burning Blog.
See how your camp did! See how your neighbors did! See how we ALL did!
Remember folks, if we don't Leave No Trace, BURNING MAN DOESN'T HAPPEN ON THE BLACK ROCK DESERT ANYMORE. So this is serious stuff, and these people are killing it out there, so we can do it again next year ... and the year after that ....
FIVE WAYS TO MAKE LIFE MORE LIKE BURNING MAN
Definitely check this out: http://bit.ly/OaYh8G
PARTYING FOR PLANET AND DANCING WITH GOD
This is a really wonderful article by Leah Lamb with photographs by the inimitable Scott London, in the Huffington Post:
JEWISH GROOVIN' ON THE PLAYA
Here's a nice piece in J Weekly about The Sukkat Shalom camp on playa:
VIBRANT DESERT PATCHES FOR BURNING MAN
Burning Man Project Board Member Jennifer Raiser wrote this nice piece about patches at Burning Man (photography by Sidney Erthal):
LOST TRADITIONS OF BURNING MAN
Brody compiled this collection of old-school Burning Man traditions that either run the risk of going the way of the dodo, or had to by necessity. Thanks to the old-timers on the Burning Man staff for contributing their fondest memories of how it used to be.
ROUND-UP OF MUSIC FROM BURNING MAN 2012
Burners.me have a handy round-up of some great DJ sets from this year's Burn:
RADICAL TRAVEL: DESTINATION BURNING MAN
This is a great podcast by Radical Travel host Justin Jones about Burning Man, including some excellent interviews with Burning Man participants. Well worth a listen.
BURNING MAN 2012 PHOTO GALLERY FROM JARED MECHABER
Probably one of the more beautiful photo galleries you'll see ...
SWEET BURNING MAN 2012 TIME-LAPSE
This is a sweet time-lapse from this year's Burn. Enjoy ...
GRATITUDE, GIFTING, & GRANDPA
Halcyon (regular contributor of brilliant insights to the Burning Blog) talks of Burning Man as he explains the power of gifting in this inspiring TEDx talk:
(Relatedly, check out "The Pink Path", a short film looking at how Burning Man can wake a person up and show them the path to being a better person in the world: http://vimeo.com/38208763)
BURNING MAN FROM ABOVE (AGAIN!)!
"I've put together a little video shot with my FPV tricopter of this year's burn. Seeing the other video shot from the rc plane got me motivated to get my one together since it gives quite a different perspective.
Check it, share it, enjoy it :D
DID YOU USE THE BURNING MAN SPARK TOOL? SHARE YOUR SPARK SUCCESS STORIES!
Did you use our collaboration tool Spark? (www.spark.burningman.com) Do you have a successful story or any kind of feedback to share? Please do! We'd love to hear how it worked for your project, camp, car... playa adventure!!
Shoot us a note at spark-tech (at) burningman (dot) com
DID YOU GET FED BY BRC WHEELS ON MEALS?
New for 2012 was BRC Wheels on Meals. Created and organized by Dazzle!, this small but mighty group of 7 fed over 450 art crew team members on playa during build week. Our menu was simple...microwave meals, pudding cups and ice cream but our motto is what set us apart. ""Go ahead and eat, we'll work on your project"" resulted in many opportunities for us to help artists. We not only fed people, we also helped build, fixed equipment, moved materials, offered advice and even went on a run to Gerlach for supplies. If you were fed by us, helped by us or have pictures, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our facebook page at:
We look forward to feeding you again next year!
BRC Wheels on Meals
CALLING ALL GREETERS TO GREET AT SF DECOMPRESSION
"Well everyone, I hope you are ready to get your amazing costumes ready and your de-virginizing speeches ready...SF Decom is coming up on Sunday, October 7th.
We are looking for all of the amazing Greeters we have to Greet everyone coming in to Decompression. The schedule is being worked on and we need volunteers to fill spaces...
We need volunteers for the following shifts:
4pm - 6pm, 6pm - 8pm, and 8pm - 10pm
Please email doubled (at) burningman (dot) com with which shift you would like to work."
SF DECOMPRESSION "BURNING MOVIES IN THE PARK"
"Did you produce a 5 - 10 minute burning man related film? Would you like it screened at the SF Decompression? I’m hosting a “Burning Movies in the Park” open air cinema at the SF Decompression this Oct and want to screen your film!
Please email a link to your film to: jason.mongue (at) gmail (dot) com
Jason, aka Gong"
PLAYUZZLE - INTERACTIVE PUZZLE AT SF DECOMPRESSION
Playuzzle - the Interactive Walk-Through Playa Puzzle - Join the team! Meet the artist at Decompression!
Playuzzle is a 4,000 sq ft interactive puzzle with 16 lighted towers. As you walk between them (breaking an IR beam) and/or press the buttons and switches located in the field of towers, you have made a ""move"" and the tower colors will change. Participants try to figure out what each move does and then solve the puzzle.
We'll have one sample tower to show at SF Decompression. Come by and meet the artist, and if you like, join the Team! We have 26 Key roles to fill, ranging from serious time commitments to small ones. Or, if you want to help without taking on a Key responsibility, sign up to join one of the teams.
Look for the 9-foot high, 4-foot square, lighted tower with the EL-wire outline.
SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 7
DECOMPRESSION Heat the Street FaIRE! 2012
Sunday, October 7th
Noon til Midnight!
Indiana St. bet. Mariposa & 22nd St. in SF
Outdoor sound ends 10pm; at 11pm at Mariposa St
Entrance: 19th and Minnesota St; 2nd entrance @ 20th St. 2-7pm
$15 donation before 4pm; $20 after; free schwag for early arrivals!
All ages (under 12 free); 21+ inside Cocomo
Welcome to the 13th Annual Decompression Heat the Street Fair!
This year promises to be better than ever... HOWEVER there have been changes to our "urban playa" over the years. Here is what we ALL need to do to keep our event Neighbor Happy!
1. ARRIVE EARLY! Enjoy the full day & keep the line shorter
2. Take mass transit or bike; bike parking at 19th and Minnesota St.; no driving on Minnesota PARK cars at UCSF lot at 16th and 3rd -- just $5 all day till Midnight!
3 Respect our neighbors, no loud noises, don't block driveways, use OUR toilets
4. NO boom boxes, renegade sound systems or fire and keep noise down after 10pm!
5. Pack out all trash you bring and LEAVE NO TRACE!
6. Be CHILL and quiet as you leave; don't wake sleeping neighbors. Shhhh...
7. Come back Monday at 11am to help with our neighborhood-wide clean-up!
Thanks for helping to make this Decom the best yet!
Note: We are full on sound, DJs, and fire art/performance for the year. To bring non-sound and non-fire art or a short performance, email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com and we will try to get you on.
SOULFIRE SOUTH BAY DECOMPRESSION - LOS GATOS, CA - OCTOBER 12-14
Pre-registration is now open for SoulFire, the South Bay regional’s 3-day, 2-night decompression event just outside of Los Gatos.
Plan to celebrate for the full weekend with your new burner friends, and help us to re-create a bit of the playa before you shake out your tent one last time. Bring your favorite 2012 SWAG, bring your new favorite playa cocktail, and bring your dusty selves. Share the new talents you learned while out there, and lead a workshop or activity. Show off your dustiest piece of clothing!
We especially invite you to bring the spirit of art and participation to your own regional event. Or, schedule a workshop for any topic under the sun (“How I Survived My Virgin Year”? “How To Talk Pirate On A Sunken Ship”?) If you are interested in participating in SoulFire with your theme camp, have an art piece you would like to display, or want to schedule a workshop, we do have a number of comps available to support your efforts. Please send an email to southbay (at) burningman (dot) com with the subject “Placement”, and you’ll be in the SoulFire What/Where/When!
We’ll need greeters, placement help, rangers, DJs, and YOU sharing your happiest playa memories.
YOUTOPIA 2012 - METAMORPHOSIS: SHIFT HAPPENS - SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 18-21
YOUtopia is the San Diego Burning Man Community's official Burning Man regional event where we celebrate the vibrant creative and communal elements of San Diego and the surrounding areas. The theme for this year is Metamorphosis – Shift Happens. Tier 3 tickets are still available for $125. YOUtopia is a 4-day/3-night camping event that takes place at the La Jolla Indian Reservation campgrounds. For more information, to purchase a ticket, volunteer, register a theme camp, playshop or submit a performance or art placement application, please visit http://sdyoutopia.com/.
SACRAMENTO BURN THE RIVER DECOMPRESSION - SACRAMENTO, CA - OCTOBER 20
"Sacramento Valley Spark is proud to present Burn the River!
Saturday October 20th, 2012 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Rio Ramaza Event Park
10000 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95837
Burn the River is about Community, Self Expression and Celebration. It is produced by community for community. We don’t have any spectators we have participants. We come together in the form of event builders, theme camps, mutant vehicles, performers, artists and Earth Guardians to produce awesomeness!
$30.00 at the Door
This is a 21 and over event - ID will be required.
The event will be filled with over 20 Amazing Theme Camps
An Effigy Burn
A DJ Dome with a fantastic line up
Bring your creativity, your dance, your inner child, your groove, your art and yourself. Dress yourself with as much expression as you can imagine.
JAPAN REGIONAL BURN - YAMANASHI-KEN, KITATSURU-GUN, KOSUGE-MURA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 20
A man of few words who calls himself Pizzamancer wrote to tell us that Japan's first regional burn is coming up on October 20! Here's the info:
The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your
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:
The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
Black Rock City Twitter Account - All Things BRC:
Email your post requests to jackrabbitspeaks (at) burningman (dot) com with the words "POST REQUEST" in your subject line.
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Soundtrack for this JRS: The Scumfrog, DJ Ralph Lawson's sunrise set at Nexus