JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #12
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #12
January 29, 2013
+ POSITION AVAILABLE: PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT, ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
+ BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1
+ SATELLITE IMAGE OF BLACK ROCK CITY WINS BEST IMAGE OF 2012
+ LISTEN: WORKSHOP ON CROWDSOURCING & FUNDRAISING FOR ART PROJECTS
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ TORONTO DECOMPRESSION: BEYOND B'AK'TUN - TORONTO CANADA - FEB 16
BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ MOOP -- MATTER OUT OF PLACE
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
Requests for fundraising are going to start pinballing around the social network any time now ... and we've got a fundraising workshop for you to listen to, which will help you be more effective in your fundraising efforts.
Interested in being a part of it all? Check out the Spark system, which facilitates collaboration around art projects for Burning Man. It's a great way to get involved, join a crew, build a crew, and/or make good use of your skills, and makes some magic happen! http://spark.burningman.com
In other news, ever wanted to work at Burning Man? Got mad accounting skills? Well, you're in luck ... we're hiring. See our announcement below (and follow the instructions about how to apply ... deadline for submitting your application is 11:59am PST on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013).
The Man burns in 214 days!
POSITION AVAILABLE: PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT, ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
Location: Burning Man San Francisco office
The role of Payroll Accountant for Black Rock City, LLC combines primary job functions: Payroll Processing, Benefits Management, Time Off Management, Tax Filings.
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/Uy2p32
This is a full-time, regular position eligible for benefits in our San Francisco office.
** Please submit resume and cover letter by 11:59am PST on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, using this link: http://bit.ly/Uy2p32
BURNING MAN 2013 ART GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1
Don't be late, cuz you'll be left out in the cold! The deadline for art grant submissions for Burning Man 2013 is February 1 at 11:59am PST. Late submissions will not be considered ... yes really, no exceptions.
More information: http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_grants.html
SATELLITE IMAGE OF BLACK ROCK CITY WINS BEST IMAGE OF 2012
Satellite imaging firm DigitalGlobe invited Facebook users to choose its best image of 2012 ... guess what won?
LISTEN: WORKSHOP ON CROWDSOURCING & FUNDRAISING FOR ART PROJECTS
Artists! Planning on doing some fundraising to create your artwork? Listen to this great workshop on Crowdsourcing & Fundraising for Art Projects.
ONE PARTICIPANT'S TAKE ON THE 2013 THEME
"When Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, announced the theme for the 2013 festival, I scratched my head and turned to Google. 'Who is John Frum, and what is a Cargo Cult?' I wondered.
After doing my homework and pondering for a while, I decided that, because it made me think, this year’s theme is brilliant. But what is its meaning, and how does it spark creativity and growth?"
Read more ... http://bit.ly/UxTCyb
WHY DOES BURNING MAN HAVE NO LITERARY CULTURE?
Or if it does, what is it? And if not, why not? Join in this interesting discussion sparked by Caveat Magister on the Burning Blog.
TIMELAPSE-ICUS MAXIMUS: BURNING MAN FOR ANTS
James Cole sent us this delightful tilt-shift time-lapse video he made of Burning Man 2012. “Timelapse-icus Maximus, Burning Man For Ants”.
BMIR RADIO ONLINE YEAR-ROUND!
BMIR radio broadcasts online year-round. It's great to listen during ticketing.
On desktops and iPhones, browse to: http://www.bmir.org
On Android, install the BMIR app: http://goo.gl/YMVhS (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bmir.mobile.android.player)
TALES OF HANDS, FEET, LIGHT AND SPACE
Christof Teuscher portrayed unique hands and feet over the last two years. Check out the beautiful and powerful stories these extremities tell!
He also as a gorgeous series called "Light and Space":
SIMON DE LA PLAYA'S BURNING MAN POSTERS
Unfortunately, these images are only available on Facebook, but if you're a Facebook user, you're encouraged to enjoy the excellent Burning Man posters created by Simon de la Playa. (Mostly, but not entirely safe for work.)
COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!
We're coming up on art project season, folks! If you want to support a project, or need help with yours, volunteer your skills through our Spark system ... your place for playa collaboration!
Here's an example to whet your whistle:
Print and cut out images for decoupage statues?
Industrial Designer – First Time Volunteer
TORONTO DECOMPRESSION: BEYOND B'AK'TUN - TORONTO CANADA - FEB 16
"Join us on February 16th for Beyond B'ak'tun, our Decompression & annual outreach event in Toronto. Workshops start at 2PM, Main Event doors at 10PM.
More information (on Facebook): http://on.fb.me/T6R1fg
or http://bit.ly/T6RcXR "
MOOP -- MATTER OUT OF PLACE
Did you know that when each of us buys our ticket to Burning Man, we agree to pick up MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)? It’s true, read the back of your ticket!
MOOP is anything that wasn’t in the desert when we got there. Anything. This means wood chips, sawdust, pistachio shells, cigarette butts, random sparkly strings, rogue cans or bottles (tsk, tsk), or anything else that isn’t dust, really.
Burning Man citizens in the know always carry a ziplock bag to collect MOOP as they roam. They practice the art of "never let it hit the ground", pick up MOOP wherever it's found (theirs, yours, or anyone's), and do at least two hours of playa cleanup outside of their own camps.
Here’s a great set of guidelines from our beloved DA, head of Playa Restoration, on how to do a MOOP sweep: http://bit.ly/T70hje
Not only is MOOPing the right thing to do for the environment, our annual permit with the BLM is contingent on how little trace we leave behind ... if we trash the playa, we don't get to have Burning Man there. Yes, really. So pick up your trash and pack it out securely!
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.
For questions: questions (at) burningman (dot) com
Old rabbits: http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/
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Soundtrack for this JRS: They Might Be Giants, The Presets