JRS VOLUME #17; ISSUE #24
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 17, Issue #24
June 28, 2013
ROUND-UP OF BURNING MAN WRITINGS:
+ HOW [FREESPACE] CHALLENGES BURNING MAN'S EMERGENT PRINCIPLES
+ WRITERS OF BURNING MAN, UNITE!
+ PROFILE OF BURNING MAN ARTISTS IN MAKE MAGAZINE
PHOTOS, VIDEO & AUDIO:
+ BURNING MAN AS SEEN BY MARTI
+ THE CRADLE OF MIR
+ BURNING MAN FEATURED IN "THE BLOOM" VIDEO DOC SERIES
+ EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT BURNING MAN
+ ASANA: CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR STRESS-FREE PLAYA PREPARATION
+ CALLING SENIOR BURNERS
+ STRING QUARTET SEEKS VIOLINIST, VIOLIST, CELLIST
+ MASTERS OF GAMES NEEDED FOR SUPER STREET FIRE
+ COME FLY WITH THE RED SPARROWS PRECISION AEROBATICS TEAM
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ MOOSEMAN TORONTO REGIONAL BURN - MINDEN, ON - AUGUST 1-5
BLACK ROCK CITY CIVICS:
+ OW TO TOW A TRAILER AND NOT DIE
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
Tickets are going out in the mail as we speak, and that process will continue through the middle of July, so if you haven't received yours yet (or a confirmation email that they've been sent), hang tight. Still need tickets? We've got another sale coming up in August. Details here: http://tickets.burningman.com.
We'll keep this one short, cuz they're gonna start getting loooong soon.
The Man burns in 64 days! Whoa.
BURNING MAN PROJECT IS HIRING: BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER
Position Available: Business Operations Manager, Burning Man PROJECT Location: Burning Man San Francisco office
The Business Operations Manager role is an administrative position to provide business process support for the growth and expansion of Burning Man Project, its affiliates and subsidiaries. Work areas include business process management, bookkeeping, budgeting, fundraising and revenue generation, special events, and special initiatives, as well as active resource management of Salesforce and financial reporting tools. This position involves organizing, planning, and supporting individuals and teams within the Project and Burning Man organization.
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://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/7uyJue/Business-Operations-Manager.html
This is a full-time, regular position in our San Francisco office.
** Please submit resume and cover letter by 9:00am on Monday, July 8th, using this link: http://blackrockcity.theresumator.com/apply/7uyJue/Business-Operations-Manager.html
BRUNO’S PRICE TAG GOES DOWN
Iiiinteresting ... Tom Corty writes:
"Great newsletter! I am the broker who is selling Bruno's Country Club & Motel. Just a note of interest that the Price for Bruno's Country Club & Motel is now $650,000 and he will help finance the sale to a qualified buyer. I hope this you can inform your readers of this as one of them may be interested. Nobody can replace Bruno but there is a time and place for everything.
Thank you, Tom Corty."
AUSTIN'S BURNING FLIPSIDE TAKES LEAVE NO TRACE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
Burning Flipside is the official Austin TX Burning Man regional event -- it's also the oldest and largest Burning Man regional event. Event organizers faced a challenge when they were asked to compromise the community's core principles in order to increase their population cap. Unwilling to let that happen, they worked with government officials to rewrite the rules.
Here's the Hun's coverage in the Burning Blog:
HOW [FREESPACE] CHALLENGES BURNING MAN'S EMERGENT PRINCIPLES
"[freespace] sounds like that Burner’s Dream come to life, right? Naturally, Burning Man got involved. But what does that even mean? Who is this 'Burning Man?' Is it the Burning Man organization? Is it the fledgling non-profit Burning Man Project? Is it Burning Man participants acting of their own accord?
Read Jon Mitchell's full story in the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/14aYf4G
WRITERS OF BURNING MAN, UNITE!
"Does Burning Man have a literary culture, at all? The answer is no. But by this time next year – thanks to a new community effort – the answer might be 'Yes.'
A pair of Burners named 'What' (Courtney Sherwood) and 'Wonton' (Wendi Anderson) have, in the best tradition of a do-ocracy, taken this aspect of our culture into their own hands: and they want you to join them."
Caveat Magister in the Burning Blog: http://bit.ly/14b0c18
PROFILE OF BURNING MAN ARTISTS IN MAKE MAGAZINE
MAKE Magazine did great profiles on two great Burning Man artists, Sean Orlando and Jon Sarriugarte (and his awesome wife and creative partner Kyrsten Mate). Check 'em out:
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Sean Orlando: http://bit.ly/14b1oS8
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Jon Sarriugarte: http://bit.ly/14b1uJq
BURNING MAN AS SEEN BY MARTI
Stunningly visual photos from long time Burner and famous photographer Marti can be seen at www.martiphotoburningm.com. We were blown away!
Thank you, Marti!
THE CRADLE OF MIR
Here's a video preview of the Cradle of Mir art project, coming to Burning Man this year from Alexander Mironov, Sema Payain, Denis Harley and the "Empty Hills" crew out of Moscow, Russia. Looks beautiful!
They're also doing a fundraiser, if you want to kick in:
BURNING MAN FEATURED IN "THE BLOOM" VIDEO DOC SERIES
Burning Man is featured in Episode #2 of The Bloom, a video documentary series exploring transofrmation festivals. From their site:
"The Bloom's second episode examines how Transformational Festivals have become opportunities for 'Practicing The New World' through the paradigm shift of producing reality through CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION which results in immensely rich environments that take the festival beyond commercial entertainment and into the realm of meaningful community experience and ritual, and MODELLING, the many ways that participants are taking their transformational experiences back into their communities and their everyday lives."
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT BURNING MAN
This is a long-ass read, but well worth it (and highly entertaining, if we do say so) if you're considering volunteering at Burning Man this year, or ever, really. Caveat kills it, as he gives you the inside scoop on volunteering at Burning Man.
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 ?
** 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."
CALLING SENIOR BURNERS
Love this ... get on it, people! Chuckee writes:
"I am attending Burning Man for the second time with my son. I am trying to round up all us senior Burners for some sort of group event at the Burn. Want to join me? Help plan and implement ... email@example.com"
STRING QUARTET SEEKS VIOLINIST, VIOLIST, CELLIST
"For the last four years I have been out and about on the playa with my violin serenading art pieces and the humans who visit them. This year I would like to perform string chamber music of any size (two, three, four, more). My tastes range from Haydn up to present day. I am seeking partners in co-creation to make poly something-or-the-other. If you have an instrument with a g string, a ken toward exhibitionism, and penchant for Mr. Immortal Beloved, email me at Christina@boundlesscuriosity.com."
MASTERS OF GAMES NEEDED FOR SUPER STREET FIRE
This was out there last year, and it's truly Super Rad. Ben Mossbarger writes:
"Super Street Fire (SSF) is an interactive fire art installation in which two players shadowbox while wearing gesture recognizing gloves, sending waves of fire back and forth at each other across a giant ring of flame effects. The ring is designed as a recreation of Ryu's stage from the classic Street Fighter II video game. I'm looking for individuals with plenty of emcee/improv experience to run a couple of shifts on stage as our Masters of Games.
The Masters of Games run the show at SSF. Their job is to provide commentary on the matches to excite and engage the audience, to provide stage banter between rounds/matches, and to generally be the locus of the audience's attention when they're not distracted by the fury of 32 flame effects. There will be online tutorials available before the event.
This will be some of the most fun you've ever had on stage. With a simple gesture or sweep of your finger you set off giant spouts of flame with the audience cheering as you go. The sweat beading down your forehead and the flames licking at your knuckles are a small price for the exhilaration you'll feel.
email benjamin.mossbarger (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, contact information, on-playa availability, and a description of your stage experience."
COME FLY WITH THE RED SPARROWS PRECISION AEROBATICS TEAM
This is pretty freakin' great. Wizzard is the best. (Personal note: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR UPCOMING PLAYA WEDDING!) Wizzard writes:
"We are looking for other 'pilots' to join our team.
- build a wearable WWI biplane (of your own design)
- perform airshow routines
- dogfight others in combat
- attack the aircraft carrier
- if you're not a pilot, or don't feel you can build a plane, we also need clouds and people to move them
To see photos of the planes in action: http://wizzard.com/bm2013
To see a video of the planes 'flying': http://wizzard.com/bm2013/TheRedSparrows.wmv or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_lXqMmevog (Preview)
Questions? Got a good design you'd like to share? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org"
The purveyors of Camp Nosefish write:
"Camp Nosefish offers Electro-Luminescent wire repair services to keep your EL artwork glowing brightly on the Playa. Please gift your spare working EL drivers, battery holders, and other EL components to our EL repair team on the playa at Camp Nosefish for re-gifting in repairs. If you’d like to make a monetary contribution to help bring more repair parts to the playa, you may donate via PayPal account paypal(at)robotikon(dot)com. Learn more at http://nosefish.org "
THE BALLOON CHAIN!!!
The balloon chain. You know you want to see it cruising Black Rock City again this year. Kick in if you can:
MOOSEMAN TORONTO REGIONAL BURN - MINDEN, ON - AUGUST 1-5
The good folks Up North (eh?) write:
"It’s that time again! MooseMan 2013, here we come.
$60 early bird tickets on sale from now until June 30th just before midnight. Attendance for the event is capped, so buy your tickets early! Ticket prices go to $80 July 1st and will last until July 30th just before midnight. There are also a limited number of hardship tickets available — find out more below. So what are you waiting for? ;)
Fire, fun and friends. Come join us at Mooseman Thursday, August 1 to Monday, August 5, 2013. All the fun and none of the dust. The event will take place on beautiful property near Minden, ON. This party is non-profit, radically inclusive and the most audacious festival in Ontario, all put on by you, our pARTicipants. More info here:
MooseMan is a Burner-inspired event that brings together people who want to share community, art, music and more in the beautiful wilds of Ontario. Unlike other festivals, it’s a non-profit venture, and entirely participant-run. Bring your camping gear, your costumes, your bacon and your bug spray (note — vegetarians are always welcome ;)
No commerce, fireworks, or personal camp fires allowed. This is a leave-no-trace event."
HOW TO TOW A TRAILER AND NOT DIE
While this isn't TECHNICALLY a civics issue, it kinda is, really, since SO MANY OF YOU PEOPLE HAUL TRAILERS TO THE PLAYA AND BACK. And? It would seriously suck if you died.
Properly loading, maintaining and towing a trailer is as serious business as it is tricky. Do it wrong, and you end up overturned in a ditch. Are we making you nervous? Good.
Here's a great website we came across (well, we Googled it, actually) that tells you everything you need to know. Hauling a trailer? Please read it:
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