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JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #17

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #17
March 22, 2013

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2013
+ BURNING MAN 2013 HONORARIUM ART PROJECTS ANNOUNCED
+ ANNOUNCING THE 2013 CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES
+ BURNING MAN 2013 TEMPLE ANNOUNCED: THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS
+ BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED
+ ASANA: CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR STRESS-FREE PLAYA PREPARATION
+ KIWANIS BIKE PROGRAM OFFERS PLAYA BIKES IN RENO
+ THE RAYGUN GOTHIC ROCKETSHIP ENDS 2.5 YEAR TENURE IN SAN FRANCISCO
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR HIRING PHOTOVOLTAIC SUPERVISOR IN LAS VEGAS

ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ HOW DO YOU GET GREAT PUBLIC ART INSTALLED IN YOUR TOWN?
+ BURNING MAN IS A STORY FIELD
+ SPARK - A BURNING MAN STORY: THE GOLDEN TICKET AT SXSW
+ COLORADO REGIONAL BURN "APOGAEA" PUBLISHES AN AFTERBURN REPORT

PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BREAKING WAVE 2012 DOCUMENTARY FILM
+ BIRD'S-EYE VIEW VIDEO OF BURNING MAN 2012
+ CORRECTION: SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT VIDEO

PARTICIPATE:
+ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CENTER CAMP CAFE!

SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ LONDON BRC SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN RENO, ON PLAYA, AND VIRTUALLY
+ VOTE NOW FOR THE LA LEAGUE OF ARTS TO WIN A $10K GRANT

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ SIGNS & SYMBOLS - THE ART OF MAD DOG MADIGAN - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 22
+ MUTANT VEHICLE WORKSHOP - BURNING MAN HQ SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 27
+ FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST - DENVER, CO - MAY 4-5

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BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ PARTICIPATION? WHAT'S THAT?

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

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz

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Whoa. This JRS is PACKED with amazing art news. The only way we could possibly inundate you with more amazing art news would be to drop an entire art gallery onto your house from a helicopter. Which, come to think of it, would be pretty cool, but let's talk about that later, because ...

We're announcing the 2013 Burning Man honorarium art installations, who's going to be doing projects for the 2013 Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE), the amazing Temple of Whollyness, opportunities to show off YOUR art in the Center Camp Cafe, opportunities to work on big cool art projects, and (off playa) the 2013 Black Rock Arts Foundation grant recipients!

Yes, we used an exclamation point ... it was warranted. Like, it's seriously out of hand with art here. But we like it like that. We hope you do too. So let's get to it!

The Man burns in 162 days!

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REGISTER YOUR PROJECT FOR BURNING MAN 2013

If you're planning on bringing artwork to the event, or pre-registering a theme camp (required for reserved placement), or you want to apply to bring a mutant vehicle to Black Rock City ... it's time to register your project!

Now, before you jump into the form and start cranking out a questionnaire, you'll want to know what the registration criteria are first, right? Right. Here's where to go:

* Art Installations: www.burningman.com/installations
* Placement (Theme Camps): www.burningman.com/themecamps
* Mutant Vehicles: www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/
* Press & Video/Film Projects: www.burningman.com/press

And now that you're all informed and ready to go, fill out the appropriate project registration form here:

* Project Registration: http://forms.burningman.com/

And we have deadlines for these things, folks, so pay attention ... ready? Here:

* Art Installation: June 19
* Placement (Theme Camp or Department): April 30
* Mutant Vehicle: May 15
* Disabled Persons Vehicle: July 31
* Video/Film Projects: June 26
* Press Registration: July 31

The earlier you register, the easier it is for our hard-working staff and volunteers to process this stuff, so please get your registration completed as quickly as possible. Most appreciated.

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BURNING MAN 2013 HONORARIUM ART PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

We're thrilled to announce the honorarium art projects for Burning Man 2013. This year, we've distributed approximately $850,000 in art grants to 63 projects that will grace the open playa, plus artwork that will adorn the Man Pavilion. Congratulations to all the grantees, and thank you for making artwork for Black Rock City! Here's the complete list of honorariums for 2013:

Ancient Intelligence by Erica Halpern
Aux Folles Altar by Anna Bruinsma
Bat Country by Gwen Fisher and Paul Brown
Bathroom Beacons Welcome to Fabulous by Beacon Arts
Believe by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg
Big Bully by Charlie Smith
Black Rock City Supper Club by Dave King and Crew
Burn It AKA Monday Night Fireworks by DaveX
Cargo Cult Youth Spaceship by Dana Albany
Chaotic Affair, A by Nathan Kandus
Char Wash by Christopher Schardt
Charcade by Christopher Guard & Site 3 coLaboratory
Church Trap, The by Rebekah Waites
City Lights 13 by Gary Long
Claude the Dragon by Gabe Zanotto
Coyote by Bryan Tedrick
Cradle of Mir by Alexandr Mironov, Denis Lykhin, Simeon Payain
Crash Site_Alpha-13 by Aphidoidea
Cult of the Can Opener by Jana Olson and Roger Carr
D.E.M (Desert Expedition Module) by Matthew GT, Sam Alcorn, Justin Buendia, Rich Busby, Andy Heom, Ben Kalenik
Desert Spirits by Spencer Tunick
Dragon Smelter: Cargo Cult by Daniel Macchiarini
Drifts by Michael Christian
Dust City Diner by Michael Brown and David Cole
Eternal Return by Peter Hudson
Experience Vending Machine by Earthling Research Group
Flamethrower Shooting Gallery by Matisse Enzer
Fractal Cult by Athanasios Korras
Galileo's Uvula by Jeddin White
Guardian of Dawn by Iron Monkeys
Hands by Dave Gertler
Helicopter Dragonfly on Mechanical Plant by Barry Crawford
Helix by Charles Gadekin
Homegrown Technology Chatty Interactive Robot by Ronald Simmer
IBIS MAXIMUS by J Nick Taylor
iPhone Cult by Abraham Raphael
Light Mandala by Tyler Lauren Buckheim
Like 4 Real by Dadara
matahari riset by dang
Mens Amplio by Donald Cain (DSC)
MIZARU by Aaron Sherwood & Kiori Kawai
Neverwas Haul by Shannon O'Hare
Penrose Triangle, The by Blake Courter and Blake Courtney
Photo Chapel by Michael Garlington
Pimpsnaxx: The Door to Another Dimension by Eleanor Lawson, Chris Carey
Project Insanity by Jessica Panuccio
Psychokinetic Child by David Karave
The Racken by Tyler FuQua
RVFMTV2 by Robots Vs Future (Clint Sleeper and Audrey Love)
Serpent Twins by John Sarriugarte & Kyrsten Mate
Shipwreck by Georgia Collard-Watson
Sparky's Wheel of Tesla by Kathleen and Jesse Green
Star Stuff by Christopher Cianciarulo
Temple of Whollyness by Gregg Fleishman (Artist) and Melissa Barron and Terry Gross (Conceptors)
Tesseract 2.0 by James Reinhardt, William Gibbs
The Cathedral of Celestial MAthGIC by Ilya Pieper
Totem,Notem,Tonem aka TNT by Priscilla NocuaYu(sculpture), Luke Marston(First Nation Drawings), Brendan Baudat(Illumination)
Touch Me by Noah Rosenthal and Nathan Clark
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
Universe Revolves by Zach Coffin
VLAM I STOF by AfrikaBurn Fire Collective
What Came First? Your Tribute or Your Gift? by Jamie Joyce
Xylophage by Flaming Lotus Girls
You Are the Key by Ralitsa Ivanova
Zonotopia and the Quasicrystalline Conjunction by Rob Bell

Congratulations everybody!

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ANNOUNCING THE 2013 CIRCLE OF REGIONAL EFFIGIES

Now in its third year, the Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE) is comprised of 24 wooden effigies created by Burning Man Regional groups from around the world, celebrating their Regional identities and showcasing the collaborative artistic efforts of their community members. These projects will encircle the Man, and will all be burned simultaneously on Thursday night of the event. Here are the CORE projects for 2013:

Altar of the Wetlands: Recreating Nature in a Post-Industrial Society from New Orleans
Anti-Monument to DC Art Culture and Former President John Frum aka The DC Pyramid Scheme, from Washington DC
Artifactuary from Vancouver
The Cargo Mother from Houston
The Czech Oasis from the Czech Republic
Dutch Windmill from the Netherlands (Dutch Burners)
First House Project from the East Bay
Flor de Muerto - Flower of the Dead from Victoria
The Good, the Bad and the Naughty from Reno
Hand of Inspiration from Israel ("MidBurn")
Inchanted Forest from Indiana
Lituanica birds from Lithuania
Ludum Et Refugium from Portland
Marvin from Idaho
Meditation from China / Taiwan
Playa Queen from Sacramento
PyscheDelicate Arch from Salt Lake City
Source Maui "Kavai Ahi" from Maui
South Bay CORE from the South Bay
Stairway to Heaven from France
Star of the City from New York
Starfish from San Diego
Temple of Times from Austin
The Year the Playa Stood Still from Minnesota

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BURNING MAN 2013 TEMPLE ANNOUNCED: THE TEMPLE OF WHOLLYNESS

We're excited to announce that Gregg Fleishman (Artist) and Melissa Barron and Terry Gross (Conceptors) will be constructing the Temple of Whollyness for Burning Man 2013. This temple will use the amazing geometric construction techniques that were used to create the Otic Oasis (found in Walk-In Camping in 2011 and 2012), and the Pistil structure in the 2012 Man base, only on a massive scale.

For more information, to make a donation and explore volunteer opportunities, visit their (under construction) webpage here:

http://www.temple2013.org/

or get connected on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/templeofwhollyness

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BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS ANNOUNCED

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is responsible for funding community-based interactive and participatory art around the world, year-round. BRAF's funding comes from generous donations from folks like YOU, so thank you if you've contributed, and helped make these grants possible! Here are the BRAF grantees for 2013:

http://blackrockarts.org/projects/grantee-projects/2013-grant-recipients

For more information, and to make a donation to BRAF, visit www.blackrockarts.org.

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ASANA: CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR STRESS-FREE PLAYA PREPARATION

The good folks at The Chillage write:

"Asana helps companies plan and organize complex projects, and we've made a custom version JUST FOR BURNING MAN. The Chillage has been using it for years, and it's been invaluable, and now it's our gift to you ?

http://asana.com/burningman

** Playa Checklists **
Whether leading a camp or attending solo, there are dozens of things to remember to do and bring. We collected all the basics in one place.

** Track & Coordinate ***
Track all your to-dos, easily coordinate responsibilities among camp members, and keep all the discussions in one place.

** Make it your own ***
By reducing busy-work of smoothly coordinating infrastructure, you can devote more time to the things that make your camp special."

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KIWANIS BIKE PROGRAM OFFERS PLAYA BIKES IN RENO

If you are in need of a bike close to -- as well as great for -- the playa, reserve one from the Kiwanis Bike Program. Kiwanis has a huge variety of bicycles ranging from $40-$50, and all purchases support the bicycling education, repairs and donation of bikes for at-risk kids in the Reno area. Moreover, if you return your bike to Kiwanis on your way home from the playa, they’ll refurbish and reuse it! Reserve your bike now as they go fast. The shop is open daily or by appointment to pick up your reserved bike, or to pick out a bike from those still available, before moving on to Black Rock City. For bike reservations and further information, or if you’d like to know more about our programs in northern Nevada, go to www.kiwanisbikes.org.

Kiwanis Bike Program
2500 Valley Road Ste. A
Reno, NV 89512
775-846-7146
kiwanis_bikes (at) sbcglobal (dot) net www.kiwanisbikes.org

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THE RAYGUN GOTHIC ROCKETSHIP ENDS 2.5 YEAR TENURE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Following its debut at Burning Man in 2009, the Raygun Gothic Rocketship (www.raygungothicrocket.com) graced San Francisco's Embarcadero, blowing the minds of locals and tourists alike for two and a half years. As all good things must come to an end, the 5 Ton Crane crew dismantled the Rocketship this last weekend, putting it in storage, awaiting its next adventure.

In other news, anybody want a rocketship?

Like ... seriously. Contact them at info (at) raygungothicrocket (dot) com.

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BLACK ROCK SOLAR HIRING PHOTOVOLTAIC SUPERVISOR IN LAS VEGAS

The Southern Nevada Black Rock Solar office is hiring!

Position: Southern Nevada Photovoltaic Supervisor
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas, travel around Nevada required

We are seeking an enthusiastic, talented and experienced person to lead and supervise the building of PV projects in Southern Nevada. Reporting to our Construction Manager, the Southern Nevada PV Supervisor will work closely with our clients and construction crew to complete high-quality solar installations on time and within budget.

This is a regular, full-time, hourly non-exempt position eligible for benefits.

http://www.blackrocksolar.org/about/work-for-black-rock-solar/

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HOW DO YOU GET GREAT PUBLIC ART INSTALLED IN YOUR TOWN?

Here's an interesting article about getting great public art installed in your town, by following the Burning Man model.

http://bit.ly/YYC7I6

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BURNING MAN IS A STORY FIELD

"What makes it Burning Man isn’t the objects, their positions, or our positions in relation to them. It’s the fields of meaning we create between them. Let’s call them stories. The people and objects shift around, disappear, and reappear, but the stories stay."

Read more in Jon Mitchell's post in the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/Yhuq3e

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SPARK - A BURNING MAN STORY: THE GOLDEN TICKET AT SXSW

"Watching SPARK - A Burning Man Story is like watching Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory as a kid; you want to walk through the screen and dive into the chocolate pond."

Hilary Armstrong in the Huffington post: http://huff.to/163B7FH

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COLORADO REGIONAL BURN "APOGAEA" PUBLISHES AN AFTERBURN REPORT

Colorado's Regional Burn, Apogaea, published its first AfterBurn report for 2012, and they wanted to share it with you.

Direct link: http://apogaea.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Apogaea2012AfterburnReport.pdf

Archives: http://apogaea.com/the-apogaea-festival/the-apo-archives/

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BREAKING WAVE 2012 DOCUMENTARY FILM

The folks who created Breaking Wave write:

"Follow a group of artists from Vancouver Canada, as they build and burn a wave sculpture made entirely out of reclaimed beach debris.

The Breaking Wave documentary follows the build process for a sculpture in the Black Rock Desert, at last year's Burning Man. Shot over 2 weeks in the harsh desert environment, the film follows the construction of the sculpture made completely out of wood gathered from beaches all the way down the Pacific Coast, from British Columbia to California. The effort was monumental, and the challenge of finally assembling the sculpture at Burning Man only to see it go up in flames. Watch the 4-part video here:

http://breakingwave.ca/?page_id=239 "

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BIRD'S-EYE VIEW VIDEO OF BURNING MAN 2012

Here’s another nifty dron...er, tricopter video of 2012’s Burning Man, brought to you by Glen McLelland:

https://vimeo.com/49735457

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CORRECTION: SOUTH AFRICA CORE PROJECT VIDEO

In the last JRS, we mistakenly pointed you to the wrong (albeit still good!) video about the South Africa CORE art project. Sorry about that. Here's the correct link to Terry Pratt's (of the Xtreme Film Crew) video:

https://vimeo.com/61244838

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PUT YOUR ART IN THE CENTER CAMP CAFE!

Jonesy writes:

"Greetings Burning World!

How would you like to place your art in the biggest, most populated structure on the Playa? That's right! You have the opportunity to show off your talent and ideas in Center Camp Cafe for Burning Man 2013!

Help us enhance this environment and engage your fellow Black Rock Citizens as they sit and mingle in this popular hot spot on the Playa. We are looking for art in all shapes and sizes! If you have a sculpture that would get lost in the great expanse of the open playa, but might be appreciated in a more intimate setting, please let us know! You can also take over one of our "alcove" spaces and create your own environment or vision of the "Cargo Cult" Theme. Sculpture or painting, large or small, please write to us and tell us what you would like to bring! Write to cafe-art (at) burningman (dot) com.

ALSO, now in its fifth year, the Cafe hosts a GIGANTIC two-dimensional wall art gallery to show paintings, photographs, and whatever you can hang on a board! If you are a painter or photographer and always felt lost in giant art world on the Playa, now is your opportunity to shine and be a part of our KIOSK project. The works must fit into a 48" x 48" space and extend no further than 8" from the Kiosk surface. To see pictures of the Kiosk spaces, and other parts of the Cafe, see Flickr gallery here:

http://bit.ly/bFraTY

To be a part of this beautiful and exciting environment, please write to us at cafe-art (at) burningman (dot) com.

Thanks!
Jonesy Jones and the Cafe Art Team"

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LONDON BRC SEEKING VOLUNTEERS IN RENO, ON PLAYA, AND VIRTUALLY

Beth at the LondonBRC project writes:

"Our goal is to bring the iconic structures of London’s House of Commons/Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Tower of London to the Playa of Black Rock City as a fully functioning interactive art installation for Burning Man 2013. With the hope of incorporating the integral elements of these landmarks into the landscape of community, culture and core principles that is The Burning Man Project.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our build crew (on or off Playa) or part of our camp, please visit our volunteer information area and forms on our website (www.londonbrc.com) on our donate! get involved page! (http://londonbrc.com/?page_id=17). We happily welcome all types of volunteering, from virtual to physical, so just let us know if you want to help!

Cheers!
Everyone at LondonBRC"

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VOTE NOW FOR THE LA LEAGUE OF ARTS TO WIN A $10K GRANT

Athena Damos, Burning Man's Regional co-Lead for Los Angeles, sits on the board of the LA League of Arts. Please do what you can to support their efforts here.

"The LA League of Arts (LALA) has an opportunity to win a grant for $10K from the Women's Foundation of California. The grant will make our Aquaponic Eco-System a reality. Please help make that a reality by voting for us. Voting ends March 28th. Only one vote per person, so vote now and spread the word. THANK YOU!!!

http://bit.ly/YhvLXT

To learn more about the educational food garden we are creating go to:

http://laleagueofarts.org/what-we-do/school-gardens/ "

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SIGNS & SYMBOLS - THE ART OF MAD DOG MADIGAN - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 22

Join us TONIGHT for a full night of Art and Music to benefit the Create Peace Project with Mad Dog (Vau de Vire Society/Burning Man) designer of Burning Man's entrance signs and Michael Robinson (Evolver/Reality Sandwich Founder •www.michaelrobinsonnyc.com) in their 1st San Francisco Art Show together. Let your mind ponder the Signs and Symbols, and then meet us on the dance floor.

Broadway Studios
435 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94110
$12.00 ALL NIGHT at the Door
21 & Up w/valid ID

More details and purchase tickets:
http://innermission-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

See "Burning Man Sign Making of" Video Here:https://vimeo.com/47765828

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MUTANT VEHICLE WORKSHOP - BURNING MAN HQ SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 27

Mutant Vehicle Workshop
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
7:00 - 8:30pm Presentation plus Q & A

Burning Man HQ on the 15th floor
995 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(http://www.burningman.com/officedirections)

Not local? Participate online:

https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/c10d0765/13191337

or by phone:

Call 1 (646) 583-7415
(Toll free) 1 (866) 946-4706
PIN code 22933437 then press #.
Skype: fuzemeeting

Have you always dreamed of having a mutant vehicle at Burning Man? Are you curious about the process? Perhaps you've brought your mutant vehicle to the playa before and would just like to know more about how the DMV (Department of Mutant Vehicles) works? Come meet with representatives from the DMV (and some experienced mutant vehicle creators too) and get the answers to all your burning questions!

Topics include; The DMV and what they do. Defining a mutant vehicle (what it is, what it’s not). How to apply and what happens to your application after you submit it. What to expect once you get to the playa with your mutant vehicle (at the gate and at the DMV). What details the DMV is looking for in regards to your vehicle’s safety. Referrals to resources for building your vehicle. Your mutant vehicle and the rest of Burning Man (how mutant vehicles contribute to the event).

RSVP: Space is limited to 40 participants in person. Please RSVP to: dmvvc (at) burningman (dot) com

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FLAME EFFECTS FOR THE ARTIST - DENVER, CO - MAY 4-5

The Front Range is ablaze this spring as the Flame Effects for the Artist wraps up its 2013 class schedule. The collective art space Fusion Factory will be our hosts for this workshop and we think it will be one of the best yet!

http://fusionfactory.org/

So you want to incorporate the element of fire into your work but you want to make it safely? You want to learn from those who have experience and are willing to show you what they know? Then this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:
- NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
- NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.

We will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts. Of course, we closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder. We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.

The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.

Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas. We will also have displays of fire art from several local fire artists!

The cost of this 2-Day class will be $150.
Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.
Printed materials and a crappy but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Join us in the foothills of Colorado for this workshop that will allow you to set you work ablaze.

Email your name to Fuelmaster (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve your spot.

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PARTICIPATION? WHAT'S THAT?

What do we mean when we say, ‘Participation’ is a tenet of Burning Man?

We understand that to really have a rewarding experience, we have to get involved. This means to weave ourselves into the landscape of what is so great. Walking the esplanade at dusk, someone pulls you into their gorgeous bedouin tent, where ten other total strangers are sitting, waiting. A stage show begins, and people begin serving you a five-course meal prepared by a talented chef. By the end of dinner, you are deeply bonded with the once-strangers at your table. The sun has gone down, your belly is full, and your hosts wish you well on your evening’s journey. You emerge transformed.

It’s morning, it’s getting hot, and your neighbors are struggling to get their shade structure together. You could watch from your already-erected shade, sipping iced coffee, wonder if they’ll work it out or collapse from heat stroke by noon. OR, you could make up an extra batch of iced coffee, and grab your work gloves, go over to the neighbors, and offer your help. Now, THAT is a gift! Who knows who those people are? People forge the best of friendships under the most unexpected of circumstances (no pressure, though).

Now, what was so great about that? YOU can do the same thing! Which isn’t to say you have to feed strangers an elaborate meal (but it’s awesome when you do!). The thing that was so great about that experience was that People Did Something. There was no standing idly by, either wondering what was going on in that tent, or if your neighbors would figure out the assembly of their dome. There’s no US and THEM on playa. It’s all US. Get involved, offer help. This Jackrabbit is certain you’ll have a richer experience for it.

Here’s the verbiage of the Participation Principle:
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

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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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Soundtrack for this JRS: Manu Chao, MSTRKRFT

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