JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #20
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #20
April 30, 2013
ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ BURNING MAN MEDIA COVERAGE
+ BURNING MAN IN BUTANE-PROPANE NEWS
+ BRAF GRANTEE "FLOAT" PROJECT BUILDS COMMUNITY, TESTS AIR QUALITY IN BEIJING
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ STARLIGHT IN RETROSPECT
+ LOVELY 2012 GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER(!) AARON FEINBERG
+ IMAGINE: GET A LITTLE SCHMOOPY WITH JOHN LENNON
+ STEPHEN COLBERT COMPARES CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO BURNING MAN
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON W/ERICA RUMPEL & KREMF - MAY 16
BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ GENERATORS: BAFFLING!
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
This last weekend, the DPW had its first managers meeting of the year. A grand total of 32 DPW managers met up at the Burning Man Ranch out in the Black Rock Desert to conspire to build yet another Black Rock City in which the magic will happen. Somewhere in there, the realization hit 'em -- Burning Man is appearing on the horizon.
Speaking of which, today's the last day to pre-register your theme camp for placement (it's all first-come first-served after this), and the deadline for submitting your registration is 12 noon PST. But we're gathering you're on top of this already, right? Right.
We've got a nice smattering of offerings for you here today, including an invitation to submit a design (or more) to be considered for inclusion amongst our official stickers for 2013 ... always a perennial favorite. And it's a good indicator that Burning Man is indeed around the corner.
Can you feel it yet? Give it a minute ... you will.
The Man burns in 123 days!
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE DENIES PERSHING COUNTY ATTEMPT TO BLOCK BURNING MAN LAWSUIT
U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones issued an order Friday denying Pershing County’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Black Rock City, LLC challenging the County’s unconstitutional festival permitting process.
Burning Man organizers sued Pershing County in August 2012 after the County breached a series of agreements it had previously entered into with Black Rock City, LLC, and enacted an unconstitutional ordinance that singles out the Burning Man event.
BRUNO’S IS FOR SALE
If you've traveled through Gerlach on your way to Burning Man (which the great majority of you do), you've passed by Bruno's Country Club, or gassed up at the gas station there. Well, Bruno is selling it all off. It could be YOURS if you wanna pony up. Here's the news in the Reno Gazette-Journal:
BURNING MAN MEDIA COVERAGE
Keep up-to-date with international coverage of the Burning Man event and the yearround culture of art, community, and fire its inspired on SIX continents on our media coverage page:
BURNING MAN IN BUTANE-PROPANE NEWS
The April 2013 issue of Butane-Propane News (dubbed “The New York Times of the LPG industry”) has a great article by John Needham about flame effects artist Eric Smith, Burning Man Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) Manager DaveX, and this little shindig out in the desert called Burning Man. You might have heard of it?
BRAF GRANTEE "FLOAT" PROJECT BUILDS COMMUNITY, TESTS AIR QUALITY IN BEIJING
The Black Rock Arts Foundation provided an art grant in 2012 to FLOAT, a participatory art/design project using air-quality-sensing kites in Beijing, China. FLOAT had two components; a workshop and a public installation. The workshops gathered local Beijing residents to make kites with an air-quality-sensing module, and the public installation was a group kite flight in parks throughout the city using these kites.
Check out this blog post and the great video documentary about the project:
STARLIGHT IN RETROSPECT
Remember these pretty things from 2012? Here's a retrospective video montage about the Starlight Project. Seven large plywood stars were placed on the playa to map out the constellation Orion creating a sense of place and a "heaven on earth" effect.
Starlight by: Erich Remash, Jeremy Berglund, Don Peterson + Chad Ingle
LOVELY 2012 GALLERY FROM FIRST-TIME BURNER(!) AARON FEINBERG
Kinda love it when first-time Burners who know their way around a camera give their take on Burning Man. Enjoy this (sliiiightly NSFW) gallery from Aaron Feinberg:
IMAGINE: GET A LITTLE SCHMOOPY WITH JOHN LENNON
Charming little Burning Man yearbook, set to a fitting song!
STEPHEN COLBERT COMPARES CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO BURNING MAN
We got a chuckle out of this. While interviewing Bill Clinton, Stephen Colbert asks:
"How would you compare something like the Clinton Global Initiative to other big groups that get together, like Davos or TED Talks or something like that - or Burning Man? What is the difference between this and those other gatherings?"
http://www.hulu.com/watch/476689 (jump to 14:35)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BURNING MAN 2013 STICKER DESIGN PROJECT- ENTER BY JUNE 3
This is the official call for designs for the 2013 Burning Man stickers! Your design could be the one passed out with the materials you receive as you pass through the Greeters Station upon entering Black Rock City. Other designs will become official sticker schwag passed out on-and-off the playa throughout the year. Help us remember our wonderful home in the desert even when we’re away throughout the year. So, don't hesitate. Participate! Thank you and good luck!
Size: Your designs must use one of the three die sizes:
• 2. 5" x 5.75” with a 0.125” corner radius
• 3" x 3"" square with a 0.062” corner radius
• 3” Diameter Circle
Design: Whichever type of sticker tickles your fancy (or maybe you’re very ticklish and want to enter several designs), remember there IS a theme, and we like stickers that attempt to use the theme. Read up on the Cargo Cult theme! http://burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm13_theme.html
The design MUST incorporate both the name Burning Man and the year 2013.
• If using 1-3 colors, set up the file to print as PMS
• If using 4 or more colors, set up the file to print as CMYK
Priority: Round stickers are given priority for winning the coveted "Gate Sticker" spot, going out to ALL Black Rock Citizens. Other sticker sizes are printed out and handed out to volunteers throughout the year both in Black Rock City and at other Regional events.
Submitting your Art: Send either a PDF file OR (preferably) the original Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file to stickers (at) burningman (dot) com. You must OUTLINE all fonts. Whether sending your design or questions, please put your first and last name in the subject header as well as the phrase “2013 Sticker Submission”.
Deadline: Monday, June 3rd. No art is accepted after this date. Thank you!
BURNER BEEKEEPERS, DONATE YOUR HONEY!
"My name's Smallfry, and I could use your help on a project. I'm building a bumblebee mutant vehicle to bring to the playa this year by the name of Beezus Christ Super Car. Born in the land of Dust and Honey, Beezus comes before you bringing sweet salvation! He will be equipped with a honey bar at the back where we will be serving honey to weary travelers. We'd like to have flights featuring honey from Burners all around the world! If you're a beekeeper or know someone who is, we'd love to have a jar of yours to share with everyone! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and put 'Beezus' in the headline so we don't miss it.
WANT TO SET UP WIFI ON PLAYA?
Want to set up WIFI on the playa? Then come to the annual BRC WIFI Summit - May 9 - San Francisco, hosted by Burning Man Technology/IT Operations.
Are you representing an artist or camp who will bring wireless/internet technology to the Burningman event? Then please attend!
If you are bringing your laptop/pad/smart device and simply want to get internet for yourself, this meeting is not for you. However if you are either planning to set up internet for your camp, retransmit it to your neighbors, have a large-scale technology project, have an art project that absolutely requires Internet connectivity, or will be beaming any sort of frequencies from 900MHz to 5.8GHz into the airwaves above the playa, you are cordially invited and strongly requested to participate in our annual Wifi Summit.
DATE: Thu May 9, 2013
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: Internet Archive, San Francisco
Remote participation possible.
PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com; please include a few details about your project, and specify if you’ll be attending remotely. We will add you to an announce email list used only for the summit related announcements.
If you would like to also join our general discussion list, please sign up here.
Thank you from Burning Man IT Ops team.
53:65:65:20:79:6f:75:20:6f:6e:20:74:68:65:20:70:6c:61:79:61:21 -------------------------------------------------------------- Hex says ""See you on the playa!""
COLLABORATE ON AN ART PROJECT!
If you want to support a project, or need help with yours, volunteer your skills through our Spark system ... your place for playa collaboration!
LOOKING FOR A PROJECT TO SUPPORT?
A number of projects destined for Burning Man are seeking help with funding. We've listed them here ... please help them out if you can:
THE GUARDIAN OF DAWN
We'd like to direct your attention to a particularly cool (or hot, rather) project for this year's Burn. If you were on playa in 2012, you may have noticed a lack of spots to hang out around a warm fire in the cold wee hours. Well, luckily, The Iron Monkeys (hailing from Seattle) noticed too. And they'll be bringing another one of their amazing fire gardens for us to enjoy: The Guardian of Dawn. With your help, of course.
BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS TELE-SALON W/ERICA RUMPEL & KREMF - MAY 16
Please join us for the next addition of the BWB Tele-Salon, where we curate bi-monthly conversations that matter, and record the oral history of the Burning Man principles being enacted around the world.
The call will happen Thursday, 5/16, 2013 at 8pm CST, 9pm EST, and 6pm CT
Call in Number (USA)- +1 209 255 1000 Participant code- 410006
Please join the event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/135740419943748/
Erica will be talking about her work with the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF) in Nepal and how collaboration is the key to true success- what you can offer the world is worth more than you think! Erica also takes frequent group trips to Nepal, and she will also give information on how you can volunteer for an incredible experience abroad.
Or listen into last months Tele-Salon feat. Will Ruddick and Jacky Kowa speaking about the Moto Moto Circus & Bangla Pesa programs in Kenya that is up online and available for streaming or download.
Questions, Comments, Wanna host a talk? chicago (at) burnerswithoutborders (dot) org
Bringing a generator can make your Burning Man experience a lot more luxurious ... running a coffee maker, microwave, lights, sound system, heck -- an ice machine! -- all of these take electricity to run. Thing is, generators are usually LOUD and STINKY.
- Bring the quietest generator you can afford, and the smallest that will meet your actual needs. Larger generators are more difficult to transport, use more fuel and create more pollution.
- Don't run your generator late at night or early in the morning.
- Place the generator as far from other camps as possible. Remember, as far from YOUR camp means closer to someone else’s.
- Cover your generator with a sound shield or baffle. Do NOT bury it to shield the noise. No matter how well it is filled afterwards, the hole leaves a tremendous gouge in the playa.
- Make sure people can't trip over any power cords.
The ePlaya has a whole thread with ideas for baffling your generator:
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