For artists Dave Umlas and Merrilee Ratcliffe, the satisfaction is in the ephemeral - like 34-foot clock that burns
Burning Man is an example of where young Jews are congregating to express their Judaism in nontraditional settings, Bleyer said. Jews celebrate Shabbat, it's in the middle of the desert and half of them are naked.
Recently, BWB (Burners Without Borders) returned to the Gulf Coast..., Four Seasons Equipment, donated a Hyundai loader and excavator... `We started tearing down houses that afternoon.'
You've probably heard the question “Paper or plastic?” so many times at the grocery store, it's stopped having any real meaning. An art project at this year's Burning Man festival might jolt you out of complacency.
Based on his reputation, Four Seasons Equipment representatives donated nearly half a million dollars in equipment to a man they'd never met (Richard Scott of BWB) to tear down Sabine Pass structures Hurricane Ike destroyed.
Mr. Buckley drove his cryogenic ice cream truck (a DHL truck he...converted himself) to the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, stocked with every flavoring he could think of... pomegranate syrup, single-malt whiskey, beets...
The University of Nevada, Reno has dedicated new solar panels to provide energy to the Joe Crowley Student Union.... made possible by partnering with Black Rock Solar...
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This is my story of the transformative power of collaborative creativity and what I think it means for the future of our Great Democracy.
Decompression party is for burners and civilians alike - Relive the playa's glory or get your first taste Saturdayon October 14, 2008in Metromix.com Reno Edition
Held all over the world, the parties celebrate the successful burning of The Man... The event also helps to connect the Burning Man to the real world.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, the gathering near Foster Avenue Beach was growing, from dozens to over 100. The fire-handling tools were laid out—chains, metal staffs, even hula hoops.
Imagine yourself... underneath a snow globe sky -- huge and magnificent. To your left is the muffled sound of a distant rave beat, to your right is a slow moving 20-foot-tall copper dragon, behind you is a pair of flame jugglers...
An empty lot on the corner of Sierra Street and the Truckee River in downtown Reno has been converted into a coppice of sculptures that originally were exhibited at Burning Man 2007... Eight trees made from recycled materials
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Madness in the desert(automated English translation)
In keeping with the American Dream theme, this year's Burning Man festival featured bigger, badder toys.
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[Burning Man] celebrates that most-American ideal: freedom. Freedom to ride a giant red, white and blue tricycle across the playa; freedom to blow your mind however you want; freedom to traipse around wearing nothing but body paint.
...organizers have contracted with the Nevada Highway Patrol to provide a dozen or more extra troopers a day through the weekend to assist motorists and help keep a remote 74-mile stretch of state highway safe.
Once the sun goes down, the batteries held in steel baskets will trigger the carousel's self-contained lighting. Also, SuperBalls that light up and change color when struck are crammed into large, gridded panels, allowing for a distinct and dynamic post-sunset appearance.
Greg Briggs...created a DJ-controlled flamethrower that shoots tongues of fire out over a crowd in time with music. By day, this pyrotechnician actually fights fires as a 13-year veteran of the Boise Fire Department.
Howard Davis wasn't thinking about Burning Man when he tore apart a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle and fashioned a road-worthy ride that looks like a push-button phone from the '80s... and only this year decided to bring the PhoneCar, in part to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Every year thousands of people descend onto Black Rock to build a city in the desert from scratch. And for many of the artists and engineers, the period of set-up before the gates actually open has become the most important part of this yearly event.
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I simply tell them I'm going camping in the desert in Nevada. This is a true statement. However it doesn't even come close to explaining what I am doing.
from the same author: Back from Burning Man. . . to the default world (Sep 25 2008)
Four hours a night, three nights a week, for the last three months, about 80 people have rotated through this basement apartment for craft sessions. None will see the final presentation of their work until it is assembled in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
The freedom to express one's creativity also defines the American Dream, and Crimson Rose, managing art director for Burning Man, says it's happening in Reno.. Includes: Damian Janssen.s .Zsu Zsu. David Boyer.s kinetic sculptures and Matthew Welter.s .Hand of Order.
The Playa, a dry desert lakebed in northwestern Nevada, is so flat it creates mirages.Black Rock's blank canvas is the essence of its majesty. emigrants from Oregon came through in the 1850's on their way to California looking for gold. leaving deep tracks that are still there.
Mathematician. Gwen Fisher of California Polytechnic [and Paul Brown are building] an adult-sized jungle gym in the form of a Sierpin'ski tetrahedron (or tetrix) for the event. 'Bat Country' will stand 21 feet tall and be built from 384 aluminum baseball bats, and 130 12-inch softballs.
Event organizers had long promoted a 'leave no trace' ethic and ensured that volunteers scrub the desert of the last cigarette, but a chorus of demands for increased environmental responsibility helped motivate last year's eco-theme: Green Man.
But if you've been a parent for any length of time, you're used to parties raging on without you. .I just felt privileged to be the one showing them that there were adults out there. whose powers of imagination could compete with a three-year-old's.
People who believe so strongly in art and fun that they're willing to haul a week's worth of food, water, shelter, and silly clothing out to a barren lakebed in Northern Nevada to share good times with 40,000 strangers. Those were the things – and people – I wanted my kid to see.“
Hudson first displayed Homouroboros at Burning Man last year. the Children's Discovery Museum should provide a perfect downtown San Jose setting for this project, which is simultaneously primeval and technological [yet] simple enough to appeal to those from 1 to 92.
The exhibition includes an installation by a Dutch artist Daniel Rozenberg called 'Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia.' During his residency at Centraltrak Rozenberg will prepare a much larger model for Nevada's 'Burning Man' festival.
What do you get when you combine fire, clowns, good music and children's literature? No, not some kind of terrifying ritual book-burning. It's 'Ms. Spyder's Combustible Tea Party,' .Think of it as a small sliver of Burning Man
Black Rock Solar... brings solar power - a clean and renewable source of energy - to schools and hospitals in low-income communities
Take a pair of used fighter jets. Rearrange the slices so that each plane curves, like a heron taking flight...That's the vision of Mike Ross, the public-art sculptor for Sound Transit's future underground station at Capitol Hill...[who built] 'Big Rig Jig'.last year for. Burning Man
Burn on the Bayou is a strong film that successfully shows how a large group of people took it upon themselves to run to help communities that were in no position to help themselves.
Big Rig Jig [seen at BM 2007] was inspired by a cross-country hitch-hiking tour Ross took with his fiancée, Nicole, years ago. The couple caught the majority of their rides with truck drivers, and Ross found himself fascinated by the people and places he saw along the way.
For its future Capitol Hill light-rail station, transit officials have hired Mike Ross... whose sculpture of tanker trucks — 'Big Rig Jig' — was a highlight of last year's Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Barbara Luecke, Sound Transit's public-art administrator, said she pursued Ross after she saw 'Big Rig Jig' at Burning Man.
..all we could see was a wash of yellowish-orange flying sand and debris. Iraq? No, the 2007 Burning Man arts festival....How does one make a newspaper in the middle of the desert? The enterprise has indeed left a long line of damaged, sandblasted equipment.
The array will wirelessly send information about the wattage currently being generated, ... and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions avoided since the array was installed... a real-life, real-time learning opportunity for the students using the solar power