Philosophical Center

Burning Man founder and original instigator Larry Harvey created the Philosophical Center to serve as the “conscience and collective memory” of Burning Man, advancing the ethos described in the 10 Principles and acting to collect, preserve, and disseminate the essential stories that form our cultural DNA. Ranging from scholarly papers and thoughtful essays to interviews and first-person accounts, including some great videos, these resources are meant to inspire and inform, to preserve our past and help us find our way forward together.

Today the Philosophical Center continues this vital work by capturing and distributing stories in multiple media: supporting authors, filmmakers, podcasters, and scholars who are actively exploring Burning Man culture and its impact on the world.