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    Maya Zuckerman, “cultural hacker”, has shared 13 Life Lessons from 13 Years at Burning Man. From Huffington Post: The dust has finally settled after my thirteenth year at TTITD, “That Thing In the Desert”, the ephemeral psychedelic experience that is often … Continue reading

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    The New York Times has a story by Julia Allison on The Progeny of Burning Man. There are other ways to get a transformational experience than going to Black Rock City, and not every EDM festival is like Coachella. Re-blogged from … Continue reading

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  • 09/26/14--00:39: First We Take Manhattan
  • “Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes” – Karl Marx If there’s one thing Burning Man founder Larry Harvey can do, it’s wax lyrical. The New Yorker brings us a tale of how he went there and did exactly … Continue reading

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    We’re building an artificial god. A digitally constructed consciousness simulator, with sensors absorbing all the world’s data, monitoring and tracking our every move, connected to hundreds of acres of powerful computer farms running Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Ask Siri “are you listening?”, and … Continue reading

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    The UK’s Telegraph has an article comparing Burning Man with the rise of the social media network Ello (I’m @zos). It seems social media has become full of squares and obsessed with monetization; so the cool kids are looking for something new. … Continue reading

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    This year, just before Burning Man, the New York Times published an expose on rich people trying to one-up each other at Burning Man with luxury camps and paid employees. They featured an interview with an insider, Tyler Hansen, who worked … Continue reading

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    CBS News did a video story on “Silicon Valley Elite Accused of Ruining Burning Man”. Larry insists that they’re not, that people have been saying “Burning Man is ruined” since the beginning, and in fact every demographic migration enriches the culture. So … Continue reading

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    The Herald Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in my old hometown of Melbourne, Australia. It’s the Aussie equivalent of the New York Post or the Daily Mail – funnily enough, all three publications are owned by Rupert Murdoch. They’ve … Continue reading

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    Festpop has an article by Karli Jaenike about how Burning Man is changing the world. I’m re-blogging it here so we can then discuss it. Emphasis ours. re-blogged from FestPop It’s no secret that most festivals are a huge moneymaker … Continue reading

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  • 10/22/14--09:49: Poker Like A Rockstar
  • Just when you thought the Burning Man virus couldn’t infect any more mainstream vertical markets, we get World Series of Poker/World Poker Tour champion Antonio Esfandiari (aka @magicantonio) writing about it for Bluff magazine.   re-blogged from Bluff.com (emphasis ours): Poker Like a … Continue reading

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    Not sure if it’s worth going into six figures of student loan debt, if this is the kind of education you’re going to get. They think “The Man” is a camp! How can a non-profit festival based on Gifting and … Continue reading

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    The Simpsons broke burningman.com, just from its East Coast showing. It’s been down for at least 3 hours now: kind of surprising that BMOrg didn’t have someone working Sunday night in anticipation that something like this might happen. The Simpsons has … Continue reading

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  • 12/04/14--12:55: Charity Versus Tax-Free
  • In the comments to our BMOrg Hath Spoken article, Burner Cooter raised an interesting point. This is a slight tangent but the deal with the non profit status is really starting to irritate me as it seems to get inserted … Continue reading

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  • 02/23/15--11:50: Burning Man Hacked!
  • The news of hackers exploiting a “back door” in BMOrg’s new ticketing system broke last week on Reddit. We covered it last Wednesday in Ticket Hell. Now, the story has been picked up by a broader media audience, with stories in … Continue reading

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    “Usually people are hacking to steal things…these people were hacking just to get a chance to spend $400 to get a ticket” 89.3 KPCC radio did an interview with Brian Doherty, author of This Is Burning Man, about the ticket … Continue reading

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  • 02/27/15--10:56: What Comes Next?
  • Burning Man is dead, proclaims the San Francisco Chronicle. Grover Norquist and some hackers killed it. So, what comes next? Apparently, low tech partying with carrier pigeons in Bakersfield… Burning Man got killed by hackers and Grover Norquist. What’s next? … Continue reading

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    Business Insider has yet another “the rich are taking over Burning Man” story, this time focusing on a company that will deliver a ready-made “Container Camp” for you on the Playa. Who needs Radical Self-Reliance, when someone else can do Leave No … Continue reading

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  • 07/08/15--10:09: It’s Hip To Be Square
  • Another interview from Grover Norquist, in what looks like a summertime ski lift. The Grove is now a “Burning Man aficionado” after attending once by private plane and staying up til 2:30am on a couple of occasions. He said he … Continue reading

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    Earlier in the year, VICE news published a story When the DEA Went to Burning Man, Shit Got Redacted about the DEA’s activities at Burning Man, based on a heavily redacted FOIA response. When we discussed the story in April, … Continue reading

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  • 09/08/15--17:42: 2015 Celebrity Sightings
  • Some Burners will go “who cares”…but if you type “Burning Man” into Google and set time to “past 24 hours” under Search Tools, you will see that this is the main story being discussed on the Internet about Burning Man. … Continue reading

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