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  The Burning Man - Feature of Worthy News
The Burning Man is a no-holds-barred New Age "Woodstock" style festival, where neo-pagans, wiccans, transvestitie entertainers, and back-slidden Christians go to trance, perform rituals, burn sacrifices to pagan gods and goddesses, dance in the nude, engage in sex, and otherwise "express" themselves and become one with Gaia.
The Burning Man itself is a 40-foot-high effigy of the "Spirit Cave Man" (sacred to local Indians and New Agers) which is torched, together with just about everything else, at the close of the festivities.
From Burning Man festivals to public school Environmental Education to faddish television good-guys, today’s generation is bombarded with a New Age Occultianity (western Christian beliefs mixed with occultism) that popularize the supernatural.
www.worthynews.com /news-features/burning-man.html   (1522 words)

  Burning Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burning Man is a week-long festival with international draw.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large wooden sculpture of a man on Saturday night, the sixth night of the event.
Burning Man participants often call themselves "burners." Although this usage may vary with region, a burner is an annual denizen of Black Rock City, and anyone who embraces Burning Man as an expression in sync with their own identity is a burner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burning_Man   (5635 words)

 Reason magazine -- February 2000, Burning Man Grows Up by Brian Doherty
Burning Man is a quintessentially freaky West Coast event, appealing mostly to a self-consciously underground group of artists, digerati, and tribally minded hipsters from California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
Burning Man is still in theory dedicated to both "radical self-expression" and "community"--two things that governments and their rules aren't necessarily best at furthering.
With all its ever-increasing rules, Burning Man is not the cacophonous event of years gone by, though representatives of the Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles branches of the Cacophony Society attended in 1999.
www.reason.com /0002/fe.bd.burning.html   (5549 words)

 Burning Man 2002
Burning Man, but we kept running into more and more people who had gone, and almost all of them were ecstatic about the experience.
The name "Burning Man" comes from the fact that at the center of everything is a giant model of a man, made of highly flammable material and often filled with explosives and fireworks.
One of the larger constructions at Burning Man is the Temple of Joy.
www.geometer.org /bman2002   (8136 words)

 Burning Man : AfterBurn Report 2004
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.
Regional Burning Man communities are presently growing at the same geometric rate as did the Burning Man event in the first 10 years of its existence.
Burning Man creates a cosmopolitan city, but this experience reminded many that it is also a wilderness camping trip.
afterburn.burningman.com /04   (2572 words)

Burning Man, the annual arts festival and bacchanal held in the Nevada desert, has reached mythical status, and the uninitiated are curious.
Contrast this with the experience at Burning Man. At Burning Man next to a piece of art you might see a bucket of wet paint, a paint brush, and a sign that reads "Please do not paint the art." At Burning Man art is not an object art is the infrastructure.
The burning of the Man means something different to everyone but in general it serves the same function as the burning of effigies in old pagan rituals.
vrm.vrway.com /issue11/BURNING_MAN_FESTIVAL_ONE_MAN_S_EXPERIENCE.html   (2565 words)

 VIA Online: Burning Man
From around the corner, a sun-bronzed man wearing nothing but a leather loincloth and a giant boar's head comes riding past atop a 10-foot unicycle and disappears down a side street, leaving me staring into the retreating cloud of dust.
The burning figure evoked such a powerful response in friends and bystanders that Harvey knew he had to burn the Man again the following summer.
That the Man still stands today is a testament to Harvey's dedication, the full-time Burning Man staff, and the thousands who volunteer both on the playa and off.
www.viamagazine.com /top_stories/articles/burning_man01.asp   (1649 words)

 2001 Burning Man Still Photographer Use Agreement
Photographer understands that Burning Man has exclusive control over the Property, and that entrance to the Property is a privilege subject to the terms of this contract, not a right, and that Photographer's license to attend the Event may be terminated by Burning Man for any violation of this Agreement, the Guidelines, or Event policy.
Upon execution of this Agreement by Photographer and without execution of this Agreement by Burning Man, Burning Man grants Photographer the license described in Paragraph 6 to use recording equipment at the Event, and Photographer agrees that Photographer shall be bound by all paragraphs of this Agreement, except for Paragraphs 7, 8 and 14.
Photographer agrees to indemnify Burning Man and its successors, agents, employees, insurers and representatives, of and from any and all liability, claims, demands, damages, punitive damages, disputes, suits, actions, claims for relief and causes of action, arising out of or relating to the Project and/or Photographer's actions concerning the Project.
www.jwz.org /gruntle/burningman-contract.html   (1509 words)

Created in close cooperation with the Burning Man organization, TV Free Burning Man is Black Rock City's very first television station.
Dedicated to bringing the magic of Burning Man to a wider audience, TV Free Burning Man invites the participants themselves to help create the media that will be broadcast.
Like Burning Man, TV Free Burning Man is a temporary experiment in self-expression and participation.
www.current.tv /burningman   (296 words)

 Burning man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Man's fluorescent colors of blue and green were shifting and changing as he stood towering 40 feet off the playa, waiting for his time to come.
The absence of the Man before he was to burn reminded me of tales of Greek sacrifice, where the victim is prepared for their ultimate journey.
Soon the whole Man was ablaze and the light from his burning body illuminated the sea of heads and arms.
orion.csuchico.edu /Pages/vol39issue03/e.burningman.html   (1832 words)

 Burning Man : AfterBurn Report 2003
If the period between 1986 and 1990 represents for Burning Man an infancy and childhood enjoyed in a great sandbox on the beach in San Francisco, then the early years of Black Rock City in Nevada equate to a kind of gangly adolescence.
The platform of the Burning Man (which last year, in accordance with our theme, Beyond Belief, was called a temple) became a much more interactive artwork.
Burning Man, in fact, is increasingly taking on a double mission: In one way, it models what the world could be, and in another it embodies dedication to changing what the world is. This is, to say the very least, an intensely challenging vision.
afterburn.burningman.com /03   (867 words)

 Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is missing the exact point that I believe the filmmakers have tried to convey: Burning Man is quite mind-blowing the first time you go there, and only well filmed visuals might give a sense of this, AND there really are small communities that have grown out of it.
The intention of the filmmakers were to give a "feel" of what Burning Man is, as it was stated by the producer during a showing in San Francisco.
But if you are a Burning Man attendee, you might enjoy this movie, just like you could enjoy a home movie that your friends have made about the event, as it brings you back good memories.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0435611   (700 words)

 Burning Man: What is Burning Man?
Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind.
This site serves to try to paint a picture of the Burning Man experience to those who are new to the project, as well as to give those participants looking to keep the fire burning in their daily lives an environment in which to connect to their fellow community members.
Art is an unavoidable part of this experience, and in fact, is such a part of the experience that Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man project, gives a theme to each year, to encourage a common bond to help tie each individual's contribution together in a meaningful way.
www.burningman.com /whatisburningman   (944 words)

 burning hypocrisy
For those of you who don't know, Burning Man is this giant festival out in the middle of the desert where people build gigantic art installations, and then burn them at the end of the week.
And so, she got to see a copy of the printed Burning Man Media Kit, which, taken in conjunction with the contract they make photographers sign, was possibly the most hypocritical pairing I've seen.
The Burning Man organization presents itself as this spontaneous community effort, with everybody sharing and nobody in charge, and yet, their legal attitude is, "if you take a photo on the playa, we own it, and get to tell you when and where and how it can be published.
www.jwz.org /gruntle/burningman.html   (1370 words)

 Burning Man Revealed
Burning Man, officially called the "Black Rock Arts Festival", is easily one of the most fascinating and least understood phenomena of our time.
Contrary to popular belief, what makes Burning Man so unique is not the burning of a huge effigy, nor a vast collection of installation artwork, nor even a bunch of naked people wandering around in the desert doing ecstasy and acid.
Burning Man is an environment built entirely by that same sense of childlike wonder, only backed up with adult knowledge, adult skills, and adult resources.
www.arischindler.com /burning_man   (1979 words)

 Giant Burning Man Panoramas
Everybody who goes to Burning Man with a camera wants to somehow capture all of it.
They have consented to the sale of these images provided a donation is made to the Black Rock Arts Foundation in the range of $25 (but they are of course happy should you give more.) I can send prints to you like you saw on the playa for about $10 per square foot.
What is Burning Man? - the subject of endless essays, this is another way of thinking about it.
www.templetons.com /brad/burn   (657 words)

 Burning Man Seattle | People | Disorganizations
Burning Singles is a chat group and meeting place for single burners from all over the Pacific Northwest.
To join, you must be a burner age 21-101, must be looking to date (not just have sex), must be single (not a couple nor part of a couple) and must post an introduction of yourself to the group (not be a lurker).
As the only NASDAQ-traded corporation to include Burning Man in its corporate charter and mission statement, PlayaChicken.com travels to the desolate playa each year to record the event and maximize shareholder value.
www.burningmanseattle.com /people/dis.php   (534 words)

 Burning Man playa-dust.com - a photoset on Flickr
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 35,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bon-fire, hence the name (Burning Man).
Anyone is free to use my Burning Man photos for non-commercial use if they comply with the rules of use published by the Burning Man organization and if they always include the photographer's credit (e.g.
www.flickr.com /photos/loupiote/sets/432859   (299 words)

 The Burning Man Table of Contents
The Civilized Explorer Burning Man Web site provides information for the experienced participant on the niceties of PVC vs. ABS, for the first time participant on what to take, and for the more mature participant who needs some pointers on how to survive hundred degree days in style.
A brief overview of the 2004 burn, with one reference to a pair of female anatomy.
How not to be a Yahoo at Burning Man. The articles are generally right on target when they nail the knuckleheads who are at the Burn to get, uh, well, you know.
www.cieux.com /bm/bmtoc.html   (3811 words)

 Wired News: Burning Man Never Gets Old
Ask any participating "burner" what Burning Man is, and you're likely to hear the same response: The event is more than the sum of its art cars, kinetic sculptures or suntanned bodies clad in body paint and glitter (and sometimes not much else).
Burning Man volunteer Jim Graham isn't fazed when he hears the event derided by some as "Girls Gone Wild" with extra helpings of sand and drugs.
For many participants, part of the fun of Burning Man is unplugging from e-mail, day jobs and hyperconnectivity.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,60159,00.html   (895 words)

 Amazon.com: Burning Man: Books: Barbara Traub,John Plunkett,Janelle Brown,Brad Wieners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Larry Harvey spells it all out in his oral history of Burning Man. Bruce Sterling describes his family's vacation at Burning Man, in his hysterical, and ultimately heartwarming piece, "Variation On a Theme Park (Taking the Kids to Burning Man)" Erik Davis' "Here is Post-Modern Space" is alternately intellectual jabbering and snarky commentary.
While certainly it's a great conversation piece for suckering in friends to go out with you to Burning Man next year, the biggest reason I like the book is because it functions as sort of a high school yearbook for all the freaks who went to Burning Man in the early to mid '90s.
The Camps, the communities, the building and the clean up, and the daily life issues we all face living on a blank canvas in the desert are largely ignored in favor of the art aspect of the event.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1888869135?v=glance   (1617 words)

 Burning Man Festival Adventure Trip - Green Tortoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Burning Man is a radical freeform art festival in Nevada's beautiful Black Rock Desert—the wildest experience you've ever had!
Tickets will be issued to Green Tortoise passengers at the Burning Man gate, on the morning of arrival, and are only good for passangers arriving on our bus.
Passengers that have not been to Burning Man need to go to the Burning Man web site (www.burningman.com) and read the survival tips on the website.
www.greentortoise.com /burning.man.festival.html   (980 words)

 Marc MERLIN's experience at Burning Man 2005: Psyche
If you do have cash burning a hole in your pocket though, please give it to the Opulent Temple: their budget was quite in the red after the event, and they put out the best Trance you could get at Burning Man this year.
This year's man was quite technical: not only was the first floor an entire maze with lots of nice displays, but on the second floor, you could make the man rotate by pushing a gigantic gear with the help of other people.
Also, if you ran around the man when it was on fire, you probably won't even know which way is north, nor do you have any visual landmarks to tell you at this point (well, maybe the temple if you can see it).
marc.merlins.org /perso/bm/2005   (2765 words)

 Burning Man 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
2003 was my sixth year at Burning Man -- and even after six years, I have trouble explaining just what it is, and why I keep finding myself traveling out to the inhospitable Black Rock Desert every year, and spending countless hours and dollars in preparation for it.
Describing Burning Man is like describing a meal: I could tell you what the table setting looked like, I could name the foods, and the ingredients; but I can't really describe what it tasted like, or what sort of hunger it would satisfy in you.
The image of the Man at the top of this page is adapted from a photo by Rick Egan.
www.stanford.edu /~dkalafus/burningman03   (170 words)

 Art of Burning Man
Burning Man is much more than just a temporary community.
Larry's essay reflects upon a chapter in the unheralded history of Burning Man; interactive performance during the first years on the playa and the 1996 Helco performance.
The 2006 Installations have been archived in the What Is Burning Man archives.
www.burningman.com /art_of_burningman   (515 words)

 Wired News: Burning Man '03 Ashes, Dust
A record crowd, estimated at 30,500, attended the weeklong festival, which culminated with the traditional torching of a 70-foot-high pyramid-and-effigy structure.
Since then, the yearly Burning Man event in Nevada has grown to exponentially larger proportions, and "burners" throughout the country have begun holding regional "burns." Typically, these satellite events do not involve burning replicas of "the man." Instead, playful local symbols -- a moose, for instance, in one northern locale -- are chosen.
Employees of Black Rock City LLC, the organization that produces Burning Man, are working with those regional representatives to help organize satellite events within the spirit of the original.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,60262,00.html   (755 words)

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