Over the years I’ve regularly collected links to some of the best photography from the Burning Man. Most of my links come from the Burning Man’s mailing list, so if you enjoy these then you might want to look that up over on their site. The Burning Man festival happens once a year in Nevada. … Continue reading Burning Man 2010 photos
How cool is this? A bunch of architecture students are getting university credits by going to Burning Man and building a structure there. Frankly, I think that’s pretty damn awesome – it gives them all the design side of the process and then the practical experience of making sure the damn thing stands up when … Continue reading Burning Man earns you education credits & the first, obvious, target for iPad hacking
There are some brilliant photos from the Burning Man festival over at Burn Monkey. Phil Steele’s images really capture the spirit of the event – fun, profound, silly, beautiful, passionate, and ready for the end of the world. Many images contain partial or full nudity, so it’s probably best to not click on this one … Continue reading Probably the best Burning Man photo library I’ve seen
The Burning Man festival has long been an interest of mine after I attended in 1999 and 2002. I will get back there again! In the meantime, the art that is produced there continues to amaze me. Here’s a lovely selection of photographs from the 2009 Burning Man festival, taken by Wendell DeLano. And here … Continue reading Burning Man photos 2009
For a change, this gallery of photos from the Burning Man in 2008 doesn’t appear to have nudity so should be safe to browse at work. The photographer is particularly good, so I highly recommend spending a bit of time browsing through the weirdness that Waldemar has lovingly documented. Click here to see Waldemar’s photos … Continue reading Fantastic photos from the Burning Man 2008
Nick Adams took some brilliant images of Burning Man in 2008. Click here to see them. Even if you don’t go past the first photo from the Burning Man 2008 file, go visit to see that one. Don’t know what the Burning Man is? It’s an amazing performance-involvement art festival that I’ve written about it … Continue reading More great photos from Burning Man 2008
Fancy being nosy? Here’s a selection of photos from cameras that were lost at 2008’s Burning Man festival. General trends: Everyone seems to be good looking Face paint never goes out of fashion in the desert Furry leg warmers might be impractical in 40 degrees C temperatures, but that doesn’t stop people wearing them. Go, … Continue reading The lost cameras of Burning Man 2008
There’s a whole bunch of images from this year’s Burning Man festival filtering onto the main website. Click here to go to the 2008 Burning Man photo gallery (some nudity is likely to be in the galleries, although no sexually explicit images are probable). If I see any really good personal galleries I’ll also be … Continue reading Photos from The Burning Man festival 2008
Those of you with the marvellously fun Google Earth software might want to check out the map of the site this year. Click this link to download and open a Google Earth link to the site. It’s actually slightly to the north-east of where that link lands you. People will be adding on the shapes … Continue reading Burning Man on Google Earth
So, if you’re still here and reading this then the chances are that you won’t be going to the Burning Man this year. I’m really missing it, it’s been four years since I last went and I was hoping to keep to a ‘every three years’ pattern. Nonetheless, the joys of broadband, the miracle of … Continue reading Burning Man TV
I’ve written here about The Burning Man festival/event/thing before, but here’s a really nice 17 minute video by Jen Friedberg that does a good job of showing how difficult it is to explain the appeal of the place: http://www.jenfriedberg.com/burningManIs/burningManIs.html There are quite a few interview pieces in the film, which give some nice background to … Continue reading More Burning Man 2005 stuff – video and pictures
For those who’ve known me for many years, you’ll know that I love the Burning Man festival. Basically it’s a big gathering of strange people in the desert. Some say it’s a huge interactive art installation, others an experiment in spontaneous social engineering, and others say it’s just a big party. It’s definitely all of … Continue reading Burning Man 2005 photos
The people over at Coolingman have calculated that the Burning Man festival generates around 100 tons of carbon waste, so in the spirit of ‘leave no trace’ they have set up a trust to counteract this impact. They are people after my own hearts, because their target is not only to ‘leave not trace’ but … Continue reading Offset your carbon with Coolingman!
Answer: running a 31 mile marathon in a Nevada desert. Why on earth woudl you do this to yourself? Personally I think entering the marathon could probably be used in court as evidence on insanity, but some people will be doing it at the Burning Man this year. Bonkers. Absolutely bonkers.
There’s a festival called Burning Man that I’ve been to a couple of times in America, but beyond being a cool get-together, there’s also an agenda of ‘leave no trace’. The idea is to make sure that you leave places in as good, or better, state as the one you find them in. I like … Continue reading Matazone supporting teachers around around the world
Coming to the Burning Man 2007: OrbSwarm (also known as SWARM). SWARM is a funded large scale kinetic art project for Burning Man 2007. It consists of a number of rolling spherical vehicles, actuated by a non-rolling interior with a counterweight. With GPS guidance and computer control, the spheres can execute motions evocative of animals … Continue reading Cool art I can’t wait to see
This made me chuckle. In the UK we have a very distinctive Polive uniform. It’s quite an old design, with the funny shaped helmet harking back to the days when a robber might try to bash the local bobby over the head with a stick. It’s also designed for the (usually) cool UK climate. The … Continue reading Bobbies on patrol in the desert
http://www.pinholecamp.org/donate/ Pinholecamp is a group of artists who go out to the Burning Man festival each year and take some beautiful images with a room-sized pinhole camera. Like pretty much everything at the festival, they do this for free and for the spirit of the thing; however, it does cost them a lot of money, … Continue reading Fancy supporting some artists?
It’s amazing how a piece of music can really remind you of old times. In 1999 I went to The Burning Man (warning: link may contain images of nudity!) festival in Nevada. It seemed that almost every camp there was playing a track with a wonderful soaring string section. I found out that it was … Continue reading Partying like 1999, music, and books.
I got this as a junk mail with some junk attachment (probably some spyware, forgive me if I don’t bother opening it to check): your favorite did fail meant i with black situation worthy dark garden circumstances very I know that’s probably created by a machine somewhere, but I think that’s quite poetic. I think … Continue reading Junk mail haikus… Sort of