Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #29
August 18, 2011
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+ BRING AN FM RADIO WITH YOU TO THE PLAYA FOR BMIR
+ BE AWARE OF TICKET SCAMS
+ DO NOT MESS WITH YOUR EARLY ARRIVAL PASS
+ D.A.'S PLAYA RESTORATION QUICK TIP OF THE WEEK #4- MAGNET SWEEPERS
+ JUNGO ROAD DRIVING ADVISORY
+ I-80 DESIGN-BUILD TRAFFIC CONTROL ALERT
+ FLEX YOUR RIGHTS VIDEOS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE
+ BURNING MAN EXHIBIT IN THE RENO AIRPORT
+ TIME TO BURN IPHONE APP NOW AVAILABLE
+ BURNINGWINDOW.COM UPDATED WITH 2011 CAMPS
+ ROCKSTAR LIBRARIAN'S 2011 BURNING MAN MUSIC GUIDE
+ UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT GERLACH HAPPENINGS
+ BURNING MAN 2011 STICKER CONTEST WINNERS
+ A SONG ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING WATER IN THE DESERT
+ BEYOND BLACK ROCK AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX INSTANT
+ BRAD TITZER IS BIKING TO BURNING MAN - FROM KENTUCKY
+ CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP WANTS YOU!
+ BLACK ROCK SOLAR HOSTING A SOLAR SUMMIT
+ PERFORMANCE STAGE AVAILABLE AT PLAYA INFO
+ "BRC WEEKLY" NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!
+ LITHUANIAN BURNERS INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE
+ BRC POST INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE DELIVERS PLAYAGRAMS
+ THE BLACK ROCK BEACON SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE PAPER
+ CRITICAL TITS RIDES AGAIN!
+ DUMPSTER DIVE BAR SEEKS ART
+ CIRQUE DU FREAK SEEKS FREAKS
+ BREAK DANCERS, MCEES AND GRAFFITI ARTISTS WANTED!
+ REQUEST FOR MOBILE SOUND SYSTEMS TO AID IN BILLION BUNNY MARCH
+ FIRST-DEGREE BURNS: TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE PLAYA
+ CAMP CONDUIT GIFTING SUN HATS & BONDAGE ROPES
+ THE SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKING COOKS
+ GET YOUR PROJECT IN THE BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK
+ BLACK ROCK WINE CELLAR GIFTING WINE STORAGE
+ CALLING ALL EDUCATORS HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE BREC YET?
+ REVOLUTION CAMP / DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORDS SPEAKING SCHEDULE
+ BLACK ROCK BOUTIQUE
+ BLACK ROCK CITY FASHION SHOW
+ SIGN UP FOR "WDYDWYD?" COLLABORATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT
+ PINK RIDE
+ VOLUNTEER FOR THE PORT OF FIRE CORE ART PROJECT
SUPPORT A PROJECT:
+ HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:
+ OFF-PLAYA REGIONAL EVENTS
+ DUSTED! A FUNK-A-LICIOUS FUNDY FOR BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS - SF - SEPT 21
PHOTOS & IMAGES:
+ AMAZING PANORAMIC PHOTOS OF BURNING MAN 2010 FROM BRAD TEMPLETON
+ PHOTO GALLERY FROM IAN STEVENSON
CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Really? OK, here's how: http://bit.ly/nxU8Gz
Did you see that table of contents? Wow.
We're well on our way to the playa now, folks! Following the blog? See what's happening TODAY in Black Rock City as we prepare for your arrival.
About this time of year, people inevitably ask the same questions over and over, so here you go:
Q: How's the playa surface?
A: Generally really good ... there are a couple playa serpents and some soft spots around, but there's also lots of great, well-packed playa. But the thing is, the spot where the event is held is large and varied. There are rough spots and there are some smooth spots.
Q: Will it be dusty?
It's always dusty, no matter what. Plan for dust. Goggles, dust masks, the whole shebang. There is never Not Dust, and although most of the time things are pretty clear, you should expect at least the briefest few moments of whiteout conditions from time to time. Yep. You read the Survival Guide, right? http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/
Q: What's the weather like?
A: See for yourself: http://bit.ly/na4roi (of course, it can change in an instant, especially in the high desert)
Q: What's the weather forecast?
A: Here you go: http://bit.ly/pcpCd3
The Man burns in 16 days people! Holy moly!!!!!
BRING AN FM RADIO WITH YOU TO THE PLAYA FOR BMIR
Burning Man Information Radio, BMIR 94.5 FM reminds you to bring an FM radio with you to the playa. BMIR is the official radio station of Burning Man and is your source for a wide variety of music, news, weather info, artists interviews, event and theme camp announcements as well s official announcements from Burning Man and much more. It's also where you tune in the event of an emergency or severe weather for official instructions.
BMIR is on the air right now, and you can listen at http://www.shoutingfire.com or http://www.bmir.org but they will begin broadcasting live from the playa, 24/7 early on the afternoon of Wednesday 8/24. Use this link to launch it on your mobile device during your drive http://bmir-ice.streamguys.com/live.m3u
Tune in for their pre-gate show on Sunday night starting at 6PM.
Want to promote your camps events? The BMIR Production Office is open every day during the event from 12N to 4PM. Come by and they'll help you create a recorded promo or you can drop off something that you have pre-recorded. BMIR is right in Center Camp. Here's a map with BMIR marked http://tinyurl.com/3l3y5fd
On Burn nights BMIR has the latest official information should there be any delays due to weather. When it comes time to leave BRC tune in to BMIR for updated Exodus info. They will tell you when it's a good time to leave BRC, info on pulsing and how long you can expect to be in line before you hit the pavement.
Now if you just can't make it to the playa this year, tune in to BMIR on the internet.
See you in the desert!
BE AWARE OF TICKET SCAMS
This week we got a few verifiable reports of Burning Man ticket scams and counterfeits happening from nefarious ne'er-do-wells, and we want everybody to be aware of them. If you're looking to buy tickets from a third party, please read this, and pass it on to friends who are doing the same:
DO NOT MESS WITH YOUR EARLY ARRIVAL PASS
The Burning Man Placement team writes:
"This message is specifically intended for the recipients of Early Arrival Bar Code Passes:
We have seen an increase in requests for Early Arrival Bar Codes passes and we are seeing instances where they are being treated as collateral and being traded, sold or given away. In the past, projects have been, well, er, "burned" by folks from who traded a promise of setup labor in exchange for an early arrival pass, and then left the project high and dry, short of labor and out of passes. Don't go there.
This year the early arrival bar codes passes will reflect the name of your department, art project, or the name of your Theme Camp.
The early arrival bar code passes are not transferable.
This year all individuals arriving early will be expected to have their torn ticket and their early arrival bar code pass with them at all times until the event begins, to confirm your authorized early presence on playa.
If we discover misuse of the early arrival bar codes, the associated batch of early arrival bar codes can be voided for that project and early arrival will be denied, placement voided and this will be documented in our system for future reference. Trading, selling or giving away your projects early arrival bar code pass(es) is not acceptable. Please do not do it."
And yeah, ouch.
D.A.'S PLAYA RESTORATION QUICK TIP OF THE WEEK #4- MAGNET SWEEPERS
"Hey Gang! Keep Black Rock City beautiful! Use a magnet sweeper when picking up metal fasteners and debris off of the playa! Why be on your hands and knees picking up all those nails and screws from tear-down and metal shavings that come from welding and grinding when you can simply roll a magnetic sweeper over your targeted areas and have it do the work for you.
Thanks for leaving no trace:) see you on the playa!
Playa Restoration Manager"
JUNGO ROAD DRIVING ADVISORY
We missed this one in the Transportation edition.
Those of you driving to Gerlach through Humboldt County, please be advised: do not take JUNGO ROAD. Jungo Road is the dirt road from Winnemucca to Gerlach, also known as "High Road", and as Nevada Road #2048.
Humboldt Roads and Service have asked us to advise you not to take this road unless you want to get stuck. The road is dirt, cared for only once a year (in early spring) and is a notorious RV/Car trap. Please take other roads that are better cared for and paved, such as I-80w through Winnemucca. From Winnemucca, drive on I-80w for 132 miles, then you will see signs for Wadsworth/Pyramid Lake. Take a right onto Highway 447 and travel 68 miles north until reaching Gerlach. It will take you 3.5 hours without traffic, but just imagine how much time a busted flat on JUNGO will cost you. Travel safe! I-80 will get you to the playa!
I-80 DESIGN-BUILD TRAFFIC CONTROL ALERT
Stop on Red - Go on Green
Construction ramp signals will be operational on the on-ramps at the locations below as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s $72 million I-80 Design-Build Project from Robb Drive to Vista Blvd. beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2011 during peak hour commutes.
• Keystone Ave. to I-80 eastbound on-ramp
• Center St. to I-80 eastbound on-ramp
• Wells Ave. to I-80 eastbound on-ramp
The construction ramp signals are a basic traffic signal consisting of only a red and green light (no yellow). They will be operational during peak hours and other times as needed. All cars stop on a red light, and one car at a time is released per green light and allowed to enter I-80.
FLEX YOUR RIGHTS VIDEOS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE
Ah! We were looking for these, and couldn't find them. Luckily, Steven Silverman pointed us in the right direction. These videos are SUPER VALUABLE to watch to learn how to interact with law enforcement and protect your rights. WATCH THEM! He writes:
"While we at Flex Your Rights have always sold the DVDs through our site, Burners can watch all of our videos on YouTube.
I hope you will consider including this in your next update.
All the best,
Founder & Executive Director
BURNING MAN EXHIBIT IN THE RENO AIRPORT
Thanks to the hard work of Reno-based friend-of-the-arts Maria Partridge, and Patrick Ford of BMHQ, folks traveling through the Reno Airport will be given a hearty welcome (or parting farewell) by an exhibit about Burning Man! The exhibit photographically follows Burning Man from its early days on Baker Beach all the way through Black Rock City 2010. You'll also be able to check out playa artifacts, tickets, news, and films throughout our 25-year history. A special surprise also awaits you at baggage claim.
TIME TO BURN IPHONE APP NOW AVAILABLE
"The 2011 version of the 'Time To Burn' app is now live in the Apple app store. It is my gift to the burner community and is absolutely free. The app includes the event database so that it can be used to search and browse through the events even while on the playa, in Airplane mode.
Playa dust is extremely hard on electronics. If you bring an iPhone/iPad/iTouch to the playa keep it sealed in a ziplock bag at all times!
What's new in this version:
*The event database has been updated for 2011, and includes over 3000 events spread over the week. Search and browse in a variety of ways: Looking for a gifted breakfast on Tuesday? Easy! Want to browse just the classes and workshops? Now you can!
*The playa locations are now included for 80% of the events. (Due to camps not being at known locations before the event, this is as good as it gets!)
*The app can now add events into your personal calendar for you, with automatic alerts/reminders. Don't miss that fabulous Tutu Tea Party at Misfit Circus because you were distracted by HeeBeeGeeBee Healers!
*An update system has been built into the app, to allow me to update the app's internal event database very close to the burn. You will find the 'update now' button in the 'About' section of the app.
*Special search shortcuts to find LGBT events, and other events recommended by me and my friends."
BURNINGWINDOW.COM UPDATED WITH 2011 CAMPS
"www.Burningwindow.com has been updated to include 2011 camps. Over 300 websites are now included in the window. The purpose of the website is simple... burningwindow.com frames our Black Rock City community without advertising and provides a search engine that searches only the websites in the frame without advertisements in the results. Please submit your BRC links through the burningwindow.com website.
(aka Jonathan Edmonds)"
ROCKSTAR LIBRARIAN'S 2011 BURNING MAN MUSIC GUIDE
Rockstar Librarian Kate is awesome. And lucky for us, she's back. She writes:
"Share it & Shake It!
I've spent the summer researching, emailing, Facecracking and, yes, down right stalking as many of the sound camps as I can to get their line ups to create this year's guide to the sweetest beats on the playa.
The 2011 Burning Man Music Guide will be available for download on Tuesday, August 23rd. I'll bring hard copies to give away again this year. If you'd like to donate toward the printing costs, you can do so at http://tinyurl.com/4ydkpvn
"Like" my Rockstar Librarian Fan Page now to get instant access to the guide when it goes live and a few extra treats along the way, too.
In other Rockstar Librarian news...
This year, I will co-host BMIR's pre-gate opening radio show! Listen Sunday, August 28th, starting at 6pm. Whether you're waiting in traffic or home in your living room, listen to live interviews with camp gurus and DJs from Hookahdome, Rites of Zion, Opulent Temple, Distrikt, Nexus and Osiris as well as some surprises, too!
Dying for a taste of the music hitting the playa this year?
Visit my blog to download music podcasts and sets from many of this year's sound camp DJs to listen to on your trip Home.
Mad love to you all!
Rockstar Librarian Kate"
UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT GERLACH HAPPENINGS
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Rummage Sale on Sat. Aug 28th and Sunday, Aug 29th from 9am till 4pm. at the Gerlach Community Center. The ladies will also have a Bake Sale on Sat morning, starting at 9am and running until sold out! Get there on time because the goodies go fast!!!!!!
Burning Man Car Wash has changed location, it will be located in the school parking lot circle drive. This will be held on Sunday, Sept 4th and Monday, Sept 5th. There will be signs posted throughout the community directing you to the new location. The proceeds will go to the following Gerlach Organizations: Gerlach Volunteer Fire Department, Gerlach Senior Citizens, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Field Trips for the School. Please come support the local organizations.
BURNING MAN 2011 STICKER CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to the eight artists whose work was selected to be this year's sticky swag for Black Rock City’s denizens to enjoy! With over 54 entrants and over 120 entries, it was a tough decision indeed.
Benjamin Wilkinson – Greeter's Sticker
Keep up the good work designers and thank you ALL for participating!!
A SONG ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING WATER IN THE DESERT
"This is an original tune I wrote about the importance of drinkin' water in the desert ... share away!
BEYOND BLACK ROCK AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX INSTANT
"Beyond Black Rock", the excellent 2002 documentary about Burning Man by Gone Off Deep is now available on NetFlix instant. It remains a classic and a great film for those who haven't been to the event to understand just what the heck you're heading into next week...
BRAD TITZER IS BIKING TO BURNING MAN - FROM KENTUCKY
This is pretty cool (in the ambitiously insane category). PopRocks writes:
"Brad Titzer, one of our Salon Soleil campmates, is biking to Burning Man. From Louisville, Kentucky. For realz!
2200 miles all-in-all...Kentucky-> Indiana-> Illinois-> Missouri-> Kansas-> Colorado-> Utah-> Nevada-> HOME
I believe he is currently in Missouri (or maybe Kansas). His planned arrival date is Monday or Tuesday, and we'd love it if all the citizens of BRC would give him a big "Huzzah!" as he bikes triumphantly into the city.
aka Ranger Gonzo"
CENTER CAMP CAFE COFFEE SHOP WANTS YOU!
The Coffee Shop in Center Camp Cafe is still accepting volunteers of all kinds! We really take Radical Inclusion to heart and, if you're willing to work with us, we'de like to find you a volunteer position for you. There's really nothing like the hustle of running through the lines, so that people don't have to wait so long and nearly every position that we have is a member of a smaller team and a member of a bigger team, too! So, you get to not just meet a few new people, but work with them and, well... That just creates a special bond. We're a unique team, because of these things and we'd really like you to join us---because what we're about, at our very core, is creating a community space, where everyone is welcome. We'd like you to feel welcome, too. Please take this opportunity to join us behind the counters.
The counter is staffed with cashiers, experienced baristas, runners, brewers and a huge range of little things that need doing; Cashiers work it at the counter, taking orders & making change. Baristas *must* have prior experience and be able to make espressos, lattes, & cappuccinos in all their many variations on a standard machine. Runners keep things running smooth behind the counter, filling ice coolers (yes! Getting ice out of the ice truck at noon in the desert!), pouring the cold drinks (lemonade, ice chai or coffee), and keeping your barista stocked. Every role has it’s benefits and every role is crucial to the café! Do whatever you feel called to do!
We are open 24/7 throughout the event, from 3pm Monday, August 29th, through 3pm Monday, September 5th. The coffee shop is staffed in four hour shifts that start at 7, 11, & 3 around the clock - that’s both AM and PM. So whether you’re an early riser, or a night owl, we’ve got something for you!
We'd love to schedule you up for some shifts in our café! Please keep in mind that the late night shifts are always the hardest for us to fill, so if you're up for it please take one of those on. They're lots of fun! Watching the sunrise from behind the coffee shop counter is nothing short of bliss! (Especially the mornings after a good burn...)
So what we need from you is simply send a message stating that you want to work, to Xander, our Volunteer Scheduler at email@example.com).
We do not have any tickets to give out to even the best volunteers. We're sorry. We would love to give tickets to everyone (really, we would) but we do not have any. Please do not ask. It makes us sad when we have to say NO, because so much of what we love about what we do is saying YES.
BLACK ROCK SOLAR HOSTING A SOLAR SUMMIT
Black Rock Solar is hosting a Solar Summit at Burning Man 2011. You're Invited!! Please celebrate with Us!
Tuesday 8/30 from 5-7pm
Location: "Everywhere" (6:15 and Esplanade)
Join Burners from all over the country doing work in renewable energy, art, climate change, sustainability, and environmental policy Mint juleps, Arnold Palmers, cold white wine, and beer. Live music by and a DJ set by the solar-powered GOBImobile. Grilled cheese sandwiches by the Dust City Diner. The Black Rock Solar staff, crew, and Board of Directors.
We would like to feature your art car, camp or special renewable commitment! If your work in some way speaks to renewable energy and sustainability, join us Tuesday afternoon and show off your shine!
Please RSVP to: SolarSummit2011@BlackRockSolar.org
PERFORMANCE STAGE AVAILABLE AT PLAYA INFO
Cafe's stages already all booked? Looking for an intimate venue? For acoustic / spoken word performances, there is a small stage available in Playa Info's lounge this year. Come check 'em out or sign up on the sheet available at the stage.
Location: Center Camp Portal East, Inner Circle @ 12:30
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Timings: 8/29---9/3 11AM--11PM
"BRC WEEKLY" NEWSPAPER SEEKS PRE-PLAYA SUBMISSIONS!
"From the creators of the legendary "Piss Clear" -- Black Rock City's much-loved alternative newspaper -- comes the "BRC Weekly," now in its second year of publication on the playa.
We are currently accepting submissions for articles, features, etc. Here's what we're looking for:
• Interesting articles and rants
• Comics and photographs
• Items for the Playa Out/In List
• Playa Lingo
Basically, we're looking for pretty much anything you'd find in any other city's alternative newsweekly ... except that it MUST pertain to Black Rock City.
If you'd like to submit something, or for more information, please email Adrian Roberts at: email@example.com"
LITHUANIAN BURNERS INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE
Check this out ...
"We, the Blukis Camp, a group of Lithuania Burners, artists, and performers invite you to participate in the filming of our documentary! We’ll be carrying out a Pagan ritual from Lithuania and other Indo-European countries of dragging a Blukis—a huge tree stump, symbolic of underworld spirits--through the various communities of Black Rock City in a symbolic gesture to free the sun. We’ll then burn the Blukis stump at the end of Burning Man. We hope to drag the huge (one passenger seated) tree stump (on wheels) through the Playa and various theme camps, role-playing in the spirit of the ritual, sharing its magic with others, while filming participants who would agree to take part in our performance. We also welcome you to join us at Blukis - Burning Stump camp (located on 7:00&Coming Out).
By dragging the stump, participants symbolically welcome the new light, burn their fears and emotional baggage, and are, in a sense, reborn through this ritual. If you and your theme camp would like to participate in the ritual and in the creation of our documentary, please complete this short survey so we know how to find you on the playa: http://tinyurl.com/blukisritual.
SEE YOU IN THE DUST!!
Blukis - Burning Stump Camp Team"
BRC POST INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE DELIVERS PLAYAGRAMS
The Postgoddess writes:
"The BRCPO 2.Oh in The Black Rock City International Post Office Village, 9:00 Plaza, wants everyone to send E-Mail Playagrams!
Send messages to your friends, enemies, campmates, family and even strangers at Burning Man. Follow the directions at http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com/e-mail-playagrams.html and we, the hard working Posties of the BRCPO 2.Oh, will tirelessly comb Black Rock City to find your dusty Burner loved/hated one and deliver your carefully planned, 120 character, text message sized e-mail playagram! Send your message by Tuesday, August 30th, at 11:00PM PST and send the best playa gift you can send without ordering an O-gram directly from our camp in the 9:00 Plaza. (Which we highly recommend.) If you want to be more certain your e-mail playagram is received, you should suggest to them that they swing by the BRCIPOV (across 9:00 from Ice-9 in the 9:00 Plaza) for their gift from you. Please note that E-Mail Playagrams should absolutely not be used to convey urgent or emergency messages. The BRCPO 2.Oh cannot guarantee delivery. E-mail Playagrams are for entertainment purposes only, mostly our own, but if you or your recipient have fun that that's cool too.
In addition to E-Mail Playagrams, patented O-Grams and good ol' fashioned playa mail, the BRCIPOV also has Ritual Delivery Services, Eurotrash, The Portrait Passage post card making, a very special events USPS cancelation stamp for all off-playa mail and more. Check out all the ways you can go Postal at http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com/participate.html.
Looking forward to dusty stampalicious fun!
Embracing Bureaucracy since 2008
The BRCIPOV in the 9:00 Plaza"
THE BLACK ROCK BEACON SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE PAPER
"The Black Rock Beacon Is Back!
The Black Rock Beacon is proud to announce its lucky 7th year serving the Playa with tasty porcions of news, views, and bacon-related tidbits to inform and enliven your Rites of Passage at Black Rock City. We're aiming to produce five issues of our daily newspaper this year, full of real news, occasionally satiric views, and lots of obscure references to the gateway meat.
We’re looking for a few good volunteers to round out our staff: if you write, edit, draw, do (computer) layout, take pictures, want to deliver the paper and get enormous schwag opportunities, or help us run the machinery that makes it all possible, please let us know by email before the event or by dropping by for our 10:30 a.m. meetings on the Playa in our conveniently located digs at 1:30 & the Inner Circle of Center Camp, right across from the Cafe.
Contact information is on our website at www.blackrockbeacon.org, where you can also leave a donation if you like our newspaper and want to support our work.
Lux. Veritas. Lardum."
CRITICAL TITS RIDES AGAIN!
"She is 16, she is beautiful and she is yours. For the 16th year, women will ride from the Man at 4:00 on Friday. This is your Rite of Passage, your coming of age, YOUR RIDE. Join us on our raucous, topless joyride around the playa - from the Man to the Woman (TRUTH IS BEAUTY). At the end of the ride, honor yourselves and your sisters in a simple ritual of celebration and gratitude for the feminine.
It takes the whole community to create Critical Tits, the largest performance art piece on the playa.
Ride with thousands of your sisters!!!
We need water providers and help with parking (contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org) and we need big hearts and grounded spirits to hold the space for the ritual at the end of the ride.
Please embrace the ritual and allow our chants to soar without your music. It's only an hour.
Put down your camera
Be part of the ritual:
Men, and non-riding women, bring your heart to hold the sacred space where you stand with your back to the ritual and your heart to the open playa while you invite others to participate in honoring and celebrating women. Non-riders, gather at the Woman at 3:45 on Friday in your finest white and silver playa attire. Honor and appreciate with your sisters and brothers.
We love you and cannot wait for our sweet 16 ride. "
DUMPSTER DIVE BAR SEEKS ART
"The Dumpster Dive Bar is putting a call out for art for the inside of our structure...which so happens to be a bar. Surprise surprise. Specifically, we are awesome AND looking for art created from materials salvaged from the waste stream (trash, free-piled, ground scores, etc.) to display in our "Galleria de reFUSE". If you are interested in displaying your art send us an email: email@example.com and we can talk.
Clark of the Dumpster Dive Bar"
CIRQUE DU FREAK SEEKS FREAKS
"Calling one, calling all to the Black Lodge @ Twin Freaks at 3:00 plaza for the Cirque du Freak… on both Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8pm we'll host the freakiest freakshow this side of the playa. Do you have special freaky talents you'd enjoy sharing, or can you perform unusual feats that would both enchant and astonish? Then please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Or do you merely seek out the strange and the confounding? Then don't forget to stop by Wednesday or Friday evening!See all you beautiful people soon, xoxoxo Schmale Cooper"
BREAK DANCERS, MCEES AND GRAFFITI ARTISTS WANTED!
"We've decided it is time to bring a little bit of classic hip hop to the playa this year. Rapper's Delight is a classic (80s-90s) hip hop theme camp and bar where we'll be celebrating the four pillars of hip hop: djing, mcing, break dancing, and graffiti art. All week long we'll have a graffiti wall where you can paint, and if you are feelin' fresh you can drop some rhymes. We'll also have a pro break dancing floor, so those of you ready to rock had better bring your best moves. We'll be hosting a rap battle on Wednesday night, and a break dancing battle on Friday night, so if you'd like to participate, come on by!
If you'd like to do a performance at our camp, email us, we'd be glad to have you. Also feel free to email us with questions, or just general enthusiasm, and check our Facebook page for updates on the camp. We'll be at the 4:30 Plaza - hope to see you there!
REQUEST FOR MOBILE SOUND SYSTEMS TO AID IN BILLION BUNNY MARCH
Mein HARE writes:
"The Billion Bunny March to Protest Humanity marches again Thursday at Burning Man!...and in the year of the White Rabbit we need mobile sound systems more than ever!
We need mutant sound vehicles willing to bunnify and play our ridiculously wonderful marching music. If you have a mobile voice PA we also need YOU!
Join the fun! You'll get your very own Billion Bunny March soundtrack to play along the march route and take home as a thank you gift!
Email Neon Bunny at email@example.com to help. Why? Because humans have gone too far and the world will be better ruled by BUNNIES!
We also can use help bunnifying humans, so if you have makeup and ear transformational abilities, let us know.
The March meets Thurs at BMIR on the Esplanade near Center Camp 5-7pm for bunnification and HOPtails
WE MARCH AT 7PM SHARP (as a really pointy carrot!)
Join our universal campaign of FLUFFY GOODNESS and JELLYBEANS FOR ALL! and march, hare, MARCH!f
Then, come on by for the Afterparty at BunnySide Camp until the wee hours. HOORAY!
Love & Bunny Snuzzles,
Mein HARE!, Baby Bunny Boo Boo, Mr. Bunny Chainsaw, and Fluffy Bunnies Friends Everywhere!"
FIRST-DEGREE BURNS: TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE PLAYA
"Arthur Graham has launched 40 transmitter books on a reconnaissance mission to the fiery playa planet! With the goal of establishing contact between the alien species inhabiting Black Rock City and the default world, his hope is to collect as many transmissions as possible during the week of the 2011 event. So be on the lookout for those black & yellow composition pads orbiting around the man -- Your stories, quotes, questions, comments, jokes, recipes, and doodlings are the data he is after!
How many transmitters will make the rigorous journey back to the default world with their messages intact? How many will regrettably burn up before re-entry? There is simply no way to know.... Only one thing is sure: All notebooks that find their way back to Arthur Graham will have their pages scanned into a free eBook and gifted via download to the farthest reaches of the cosmos.
For more information on Arthur Graham and the FDB project, please see http://www.arthurgraham.blogspot.com/."
CAMP CONDUIT GIFTING SUN HATS & BONDAGE ROPES
The Mad Hatters write:
"What is a Rite of Passage without a fabulous new hat to accompany it? Camp Conduit comes to Burning Man bearing gifts for the masses--hundreds of sun hats that we've been collecting all year (and some belts and other accessories, too). Try them on to your heart's content, and pick out whatever you like to take with you. We have mirrors, so play and have fun! We can help you pick out the perfect complement for your Playa attire, from wide-brimmed sun protection to nighttime-warmth fuzzy goodness. We'll even add a chin strap to keep your new fashion accessory firmly anchored to your head in the wind. Then, if you wish, we'll take a lovely photo of you sporting your new chapeau--and with your permission, we'll add it to our Facebook page after the event, so you can nab a copy of it online.
We're also gifting short lengths of hemp rope for those on-Playa bondage classes. We have lots to give away, and we'll be happy to teach you a knot or two while we're at it. Don't forget to ask for a tour of our alternative energy usage and grey water recycling, and feel free to grab one of Camp Conduit’s free bumper stickers as well. Look for our tall white dome (next to a long, tall silver tunnel), in the 3:00 and F vicinity during the day. If we're not in, feel free to rummage through the accessories in our public dome, and pick out a hat--or several!
See you on the Playa!
--The Mad Hatters of Camp Conduit"
THE SUNSET SUPPER CLUB SEEKING COOKS
Ruby Skye writes:
"It's not too late to join one of the tastiest camps on playa, The Sunset Supper Club. Located in the bustling French Quarter at 7:30 and Esplanade, we are looking for creative, hard working folks to help prepare and serve multi course gourmet meals at our favorite Art Festival in the world. Contact Ruby Skye at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info."
(Are your eyes popping out yet? Wow! Go BRC 2011!)
GET YOUR PROJECT IN THE BLACK ROCK YEARBOOK
"Hello Class of 2011!
The Yearbook will be in full effect this year at around 6:45 and Funeral. Come by from 11-4 to get your yearbook photo taken!
In addition, the Black Rock Yearbook wants to photo your playa art! Do you have a art project on the playa? We want to photograph you and your crew next to your art. Please contact us with at least two times that are good for you. We have a roaming photographer tues-saturday 11-4. So give some at least 2 time options, the location of your art and a place we can contact you.
emails us at:
or, if you dare, come by our camp when you hit playa.
see you on the playa,
BLACK ROCK WINE CELLAR GIFTING WINE STORAGE
"The Black Rock Wine Cellar is once again opening its subterranean wine storage facility for public use. If you have a precious bottle or two you would like to store in our refrigerated facility, swing on by and speak to our sommelier. In addition to storage, we look forward to hosting the occasional tasting, in which we share some of our special selections. Check out our chalk board at The Cellar for tasting dates and times. And if you would like to participate in any capacity, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Wineaux and DanO
7:30 off the Esplanade"
CALLING ALL EDUCATORS HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE BREC YET?
"The goal of BREC is to create a staff development opportunity unlike any other- where we help each other to bring the magic home to our students. Teach a workshop! Collaborate on lesson plans! Bring home a slick flyer to prove to your administration that the art festival you missed the first week of school to go to is semi-legitimate!
Like our Facebook page for updates, and to download a PDF version of the flyer as soon as it's available!
Want to present? Send emails to JennNelson3@gmail.com, the sooner the better!"
REVOLUTION CAMP / DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORDS SPEAKING SCHEDULE
Our good friend D'Andre writes to let us know his camp's schedule of speakers during the Burn week:
"Revolution Camp/Department of Public Words - bring your open minds, your passion for a different world (and your own chairs)
We'll be in the vicinity of 7:00 & Engagement (check PlayaInfo for updates) contact Burningempire2003@yahoo.com
Tues, 8/30 1pm The Local Farm Movement by Donna Matrix
Tues, 8/30 3pm "Archaeology and Ethnography of Burning Man" by Dr. Carolyn White, Anthropology Dept., U of Nevada. Reno
Tues, 8/30 5pm "Setting the world on fire: Global Politics, Burning Man, and Cultural Change" by Dan Lesh
Wed, 8/31 1pm Social Permaculture-radical action using social tools, strategies, and culture to restore sustainable human based ecosystems and social structures." by Alexa Bernard
Wed, 8/31 3pm "Teaching and learning about a round world inside a box" by Dr. Joe Elkins, Univ of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Wed, 8/31 5pm “Egypt; Breaking through the power of fear” by Christina Gagnier
Thur 9/1 1pm "The vibrant and visionary Communism of Bob Avakian" by Rev Camp
Thur 9/1 3pm "Is Burning Man a Revolutionary Training Camp?" by Scribe, author, "The Tribes of Burning Man"
Thur 9/1 5pm "ENDING Women's Oppression: Fighting for Revolution and a Whole New World"
Fri 9/2 1pm “The Route to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World and the Principles of Burning Man -- No Trace Left
Behind? By Rob Goldson, Prof. of Astrophysics, Princeton, Fmr. Dir., Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Fri 9/2 3pm "The Evolution of the Temple and its Function for Black Rock City" by Gadget
Fri 9/2 5pm "Toward a Utopian World" by Nicholas
Sat 9/3 1pm On reading Bill McKibben's "Eaarth"; Crying out for the most Radical Solution
Sat 9/3 3pm "The Dirty Business of Intellectual Property" By Steven Comeau
Sat 9/3 5pm “Democracy; Can’t we do better than that?”
Sun 9/4 1pm Book Discussion "The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Era of Color Blindness"
Sun 9/4 3pm "The Satyr Procession into the Forest: Nietzsche, Music, Pilgrimage, and Ritual Experience" by Gerad Poole
Sun 9/4 5pm "Transnational Open Future -The internet will be a human right" by Chris Nuckols "
BLACK ROCK BOUTIQUE
The kids from the BRB write:
"If you need some fabulous, funky or furry clothes at Burning Man this year, head over to the Black Rock Boutique- we're at 2:00 and Center Camp. Since 1996, we've been helping the citizens of Black Rock City slip into something a little more questionable. Open Monday-Saturday. Clothing donations and volunteers accepted."
BLACK ROCK CITY FASHION SHOW
The amazing Dr. Hal writes:
"Saturday, the Night of the Burn, the annual Fashion Show happens on the main stage of Center Camp Cafe. The purpose of this event has always been to showcase the spectacular and memorable Playa fashions created by Burners, from elaborate costumes to bare skin and body paint. The show includes various surprises, turns by musical and comedic acts-- even former Vice President Dick Cheney, it's rumored, may put in an appearance. But most performers are you who show up to take a turn on our runway. A Burning Man Tradition, performed in sun, storm or rain. Come by and be in our show, or be only a spectator (if you must), or, ideally, be both! With your hosts Spy Emerson and Dr. Howland Owll.
5-7 PM, Saturday, Burn Night-- Center Camp Cafe Main Stage."
SIGN UP FOR "WDYDWYD?" COLLABORATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT
Tony Deifell writes:
"The past eight years on the playa, 150 Collaborating Artists have made 2,000+ portraits of Burners with their answer to "wdydwyd?" (aka "Why do you do what you do?") Burners have spread the question even further. WIRED Magazine called it one of the hottest "memes" in Silicon Valley.
Interested in being a Collaborating Artist? — We are looking for (1) photographers and (2) "conversationalists" to sign up for one-hour time slots to make portraits at BM 2011.
Fill out this poll: http://j.mp/PlayaSignup to get info & see the sign-up schedule.
Want to have your portrait made? — Simply find us everyday on playa M-F from 2-7pm. Location, summary & examples: http://j.mp/wdydwydBM11
The "wdydwyd?" Project is an ongoing collaboration. Join the Burning Man Artists' Group: http://j.mp/BMartists The project team at BM11 includes Derek Paulin, Scott R. Kline, Green Monkey, Jessie Fleischman, Mark Malitz. Founding artist: Tony Deifell.
2011 Sign Up: http://j.mp/PlayaSignup | www.wdydwyd.com | @wdydwyd "
Halcyon is leading his annual PINK RIDE on thursday at noon.
Meet @ noon at Pink Heart (9:30 & Esplanade).
Wear pink, bring your bike and an open heart.
Details, video & pics from previous rides:
VOLUNTEER FOR THE PORT OF FIRE CORE ART PROJECT
"Port of Fire is representing the East Bay Regional from California and will be at Burning Man. We are placed at 2:00 about 600 feet from the Man. If YOU are looking for a cool art project to be a part of on the playa this year please consider joining our port crew volunteers for Port of Fire!
We are in need of more volunteers for our fire perimeter crew on Thursday night, and guardians to stoke the wood fires at Port of FIre on M - W nights and discuss CORE and the Regionals of Burning Man with our citizens. LNT is Friday at 8 am. Shift through and help us clean up all of the debris.
If you can spare just a few hours on any of the above days or nights, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you for volunteering with Port of Fire!
our cool video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0jYcSHPv0Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player
for more information on CORE: http://www.burningman.com/installations/11_art_core.html "
====================SUPPORT A PROJECT========================
HELP BRING A BURNING MAN PROJECT TO LIFE
We've been adding more and more projects to our Support a Project page that are seeking assistance with their fundraising, in hopes of bringing their projects to Burning Man this year ... there are over 60 at this point. Check them all out, help if you can:
====================EVENTS & HAPPENINGS========================
If you're not able to make it to the playa this year, consider gathering your friends up and hosting a Balsa Man event ... or find an existing Balsa Man event in your region. While these aren't official Burning Man events per se, they're certainly fun ways to conjure up some of the playa spirit on a micro-level. And any chance to connect with fellow Burners is time well spent.
Many regional groups also host 'orphaner' events (check regionals.burningman.com for burners in your area) or webcast viewing parties. Or host your own!
DUSTED! A FUNK-A-LICIOUS FUNDY FOR BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS - SF - SEPT 21
Sept. 21, 2011
1337 Mission Street, SF, CA
$10-$20 sliding scale admission
Performances by: Zach Moore (Space Cowboys), Trav (Seismic), and many more TBA
Raffle prizes including two tickets to Burning Man 2012, a $150 Gift Certificate to Distractions, and MUCH more TBA
Can't get enough of that Burning Man spirit! Put on your funkiest, most fabulous frocks and get ready to get DUSTED!
YOU are Burners Without Borders!
100% of the net proceeds from DUSTED! will go to benefit Burners Without Borders projects worldwide. Help Burners Without Borders continue to support worldwide efforts of civic and social activism. From continuing relief work in areas devastated by Katrina, to relief efforts in Haiti and Peru, to empowering African street kids through teaching the art of fire poi, Burners Without Borders mission to bring the principle of gifting—common at Burning Man—to the greater world has been astoundingly successful. Help Burners Without Borders projects continue to grow and achieve great things! For more information about Burners Without Borders projects worldwide, check out: http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/
PLUS! As a special gift to the community, Zach Moore brings you his latest set, perfect for that long drive to Black Rock City. Titled Breaks for Black Rock City: Vol II, it's the bomb diggity!
====================PHOTOS & IMAGES========================
AMAZING PANORAMIC PHOTOS OF BURNING MAN 2010 FROM BRAD TEMPLETON
"I have a new gallery of giant panoramas of Burning man 2010. The first interesting thing is that these are my largest yet, some running over a billion pixels. You'll see shots of the whole city, of the Man and conclave before the burn, twilight, the temple and more.
What is also new is I am now displaying them with a flash "zoom" viewer that lets you zoom in on any point and pan around. It's particularly amazing if you remember to click the "fullscreen" button in the upper right corner and use your arrow keys and mouse scroll wheel.
All these can be found at:
There's also a link to the gallery of normal size photos of 2010.
In addition, I have converted many of the old favourite panoramas, going back to 1998 to the zoom viewer, so you can see these shots at full resolution for the first time off the playa. But they will be on the playa at the 9 o'clock plaza -- see you there. There are two galleries with the best of 13 different years:
Has the big 360 degree view of every BRC 98-10, and
Has some of my favourite shots for all the years. And http://www.templetons.com/brad/burn/ has links to all the old stuff."
PHOTO GALLERY FROM IAN STEVENSON
Here's a great set we thought you'd like:
==================CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN====================
The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
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:
==================ADMIN ON AND OFF THE JRS====================
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Soundtrack for this JRS: Pretty Lights, Scissor Sisters, Trentmøller ... oh so much more, I've forgotten.
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