Monday, August 27, 2012

"Burning Man" Festival begins (Webcam); Wisdom Quarterly
(Kehrig video-still, Toronto Nuit Blanche, 2010)
The effigy of a man burning with...
"The whole world is burning," the Buddha said. So why not the effigy of a man on a beach in a desert? The Burning Man Music (and Art) Festival begins today. 
Driving out? First, read the 2012 Survival Guide. Bringing kids? Try the Kidsville Survival Guide for families. Get valuable tips at the Burning Blog, including the Burner's Guide to Leaving No Trace, and how to help reduce ingress and exodus traffic
An impressive array of art installations, honorarium art, CORE projects, and theme camps will be part of Black Rock City 2012. Browse the Playa Directory, and see the Black Rock City Plan
Black Rock City is a kind of human Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to the temporary city's latticework of streets. Artworks tumble out of it like pollen floating in air. These nodes of interaction grow, mutate, and reproduce only to fluoresce and spread across the planet's five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any living being or living system to create abundant life. More 
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles

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