2002 SUMMER NEWSLETTER
Burning Man Journal
All the News That's Fit to Burn Summer 2002
- A Growing Culture
- An Economy of Gifts
- The Black Rock Arts Foundation
- Cleanup Report for 2001
- Theme 2002: The Floating World
- Community Notes 2002
- AfterBurn Report
We need volunteer team leaders and volunteer team members. There is no volunteer we don't need, want and love. Burning Man is truly a participant-created event. Be a volunteer and know that you made Burning Man 2002 happen. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please come to Playa Information in Center Camp.
If you have ANY questions about volunteering, please contact volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com. If you are interested in helping us, but have no Internet access, you're welcome to call our hotline (415 TO FLAME) and leave a message in the volunteer voice mailbox. Our volunteer coordinator will call you back. You can also write to
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator
PO BOX 884688
San Francisco, CA 94188-4688.
Below is a list of the various volunteer teams and contact information for each. Please fill out the entry form on the Volunteer Database web site and be sure to specify which team you would like to volunteer with on Question #14. You may be contacted by our volunteer coordinators and be added to our volunteer announcement list.
Join the Art Team and help place art installations, document the art, assist artists, and host the Artery. Contact installations(at)burningman(dot)com.
BLACK ROCK GAZETTE
The BRG team publishes the City's official newspaper. Contact brgazette(at)burningman(dot)com.
The Black Rock City Box Office sells tickets and holds and distributes will-call tickets. Contact thorny(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you would like to help staff the Bus Depot in Center Camp and assist Burners headed in and out of BRC, contact busdepot(at)burningman(dot)com.
Help us build our camp and sell ice. Email ice-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
CENTER CAMP CAFE
Help build the Café, sell drinks, and make technical systems behave. Email cafe-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com. If you feel your music or performance is appropriate to the cafe and would like to perform, please email cafe-sound(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you want to help scour the playa after the event please email cleanup(at)burningman(dot)com.
Graphic Designers Designers help create our newsletter (the one you hold in your hands!), Survival Guide, event flyers, stickers, and other miscellaneous paraphernalia. Indicate your skills on the questionnaire.
The Burning Man Image Team is looking for evolved Photoshop and Image Editing gurus. If you want to get involved with this sort of project, please indicate your skills on the volunteer questionnaire, we would love your help.
Web designers, writers, graphic designers, information architects, project managers, HTML and scripting jockeys, Flash designers, photographers, and Photoshop experts are needed to breathe life into our beautiful new website redesigned and launched in August 2000. Email: techie-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com
We are always looking for writers with strong skills to help create this newsletter, our website, online journals, and other publications. Please email writers(at)burningman(dot)com or fill out a volunteer questionnaire. Be prepared to show us samples of your work.
DPW BUILD BLACK ROCK CITY
The Department of Public Works needs painters, carpenters, mechanics, electricians, riggers, designers, truck drivers, etc. Hard-working bodies of all types are needed at least two weeks ahead of the event. Email dpwvolunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
We keep the playa clean & educate others about it. Contact earthguardians(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you are a fire performer please contact fireconclave(at)burningman(dot)com.
We greet people as they arrive. Email greeters(at)burningman(dot)com.
Come and join us as we light the streets of Black Rock City each night. Email lamplighters(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you are a lawyer or legal expert, we can use your help. Email your area of interest to legal-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you have PR or media experience, please send an email to our team at media-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
OFFICE SQUAD: SAN FRANCISCO
We need all kinds of help, from stuffing envelopes and photocopying to database entry. Contact volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com
PLAYA INFORMATION SERVICES
We are the primary resource for on-playa information. Contact us at: playainfo(at)burningman(dot)com.
The Black Rock Rangers create the core infrastructure for safety and ensure the collective survival of the community. Email: rangers(at)burningman(dot)com. Emergency Services Department of the Rangers (ESDR): We provide emergency first response resources. Please email 911(at)burningman(dot)com. Gate Ranger activities also include the Gate operation, the initial portal to Black Rock City. Email: gate(at)burningman(dot)com.
We are looking for traffic experts and folks interested in making leaving as much fun as arriving! Sign up your big brain at: exodus(at)burningman(dot)com.
Tech Team Tech team develops, manages, and maintains the technical infrastructure to keep Burning Man functioning. Contact techie-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
We need for a broad variety of DB management skills: FileMaker Pro, SQL, MySQL, PHP, Java, C++, etc. Contact techie-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com. Extranet Team We need help with our Extranet & the Digital Directory project to build the on-playa web interface you'll see on the PlayaNet! Contact techie-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you are creating an art installation and would like it to be on the map, fill out the installation questionnaire. If you are interested in working on theme art in "The Floating World" area please contact themeart(at)burningman(dot)com.
Register your theme camp for potential placement and mapping. Fill out a theme camp questionnaire. Email themecamps(at)burningman(dot)com.
LARGE SCALE SOUND ART
Large-scale sound installations are placed on the edges of our city. Assignment to these zones is on a first come, first served basis. Fill out the theme camp questionnaire or email themecamps(at)burningman(dot)com
At KidsVille, we create an environ- ment where children are participants who can experience radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Email kids(at)burningman(dot)com.
We recycle only aluminum, no glass, no plastic, no bottle caps. Contact recycling(at)burningman(dot)com.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ZONE
We use solar power, wind power, and other alternative energy sources. No gas generators are allowed here! Connect with us at aez(at)burningman(dot)com.
Connect with other Burners and share the ride. We recommend you talk with your regional contact or leave a message on the "Ride Share" bulletin board on our website.
Visit the website and post your event info in the calendar section of Black Rock City Year Round. You may also send information to yrcal-admin(at)burningman(dot)com for inclusion in other areas.
This really fabulous party invites participants to share their ideas. Want to bring your theme camp, playa art, slides or videos? E-mail: flambelounge(at)burningman(dot)com.
If you haven't visited our incredible website, you're missing out on the most valuable information resource the community has to offer. New pages are added frequently.
EMAIL BASED NEWSLETTER
Jack Rabbit Speaks, is the near-weekly newsletter, provides information about the event, what to bring, political issues, camps, and useful URLs. Please send an email to bman-announce-subscribe(at)burningman(dot)com. If you are not on the Internet, please call us and we will put you on the mailing list for U. S. Mail delivery.
The ePlaya is the Burning Man internet bulletin board area. Check it out at eplaya.burningman.com/.
This moderated repository collects participant photos from all years. Email images(at)burningman(dot)com with questions.
BURNING MAN JOURNAL
If you have received this Burning Man Journal from a pick up site (coffee shop, friend, other event) rather than U. S. Mail, you can stay connected. Please leave your mailing address and email address (if you have one)in the "mailing list" message box on our hotline, or visit the mail form on the website.
Regional Contacts If you would like to be a regional contact in an area not yet covered, have been to Burning Man at least once, and are interested in connecting people, please email jackrabbitspeaks(at)burningman(dot)com and indicate your interest:
siskiyou@ (Southern Oregon)
susquehanna-valley@ (Southern Pennsylvania)
la@ (Los Angeles)
northbay@ (Northern SF Bay)