After nine years on the Comm Team and 11 years of Burning Man, I’m stepping down from my role with Burning Man Project. I’m flinging the doors back open at Ablaze Interactions and seeking client work again.Read More
Dominique “Yung Manager” Debucquoy-Dodley and I will be presenting at ComNet18, “the communications conference of consequence,” in San Francisco sometime between October 10 and 12, 2018. Our session is entitled, “Empower Your Audience by Handing Them the Mic.”Read More
Fun is real, and it’s vital. It can even be spiritual, as long as you don’t get attached to it and forget that it will — eventually — end. In a world desperately attached to fun, Burners have found a way to make their fun a little more fulfilling: by throwing in some death practice. They do it by bringing their fun out to an inhospitably extreme environment, and then they try to see how much fun they can still have without dying.
It’s precisely that experience of extremes which leads to what might somewhat ironically be called the real spirituality of Burning Man. It’s a spirituality of instinctual responses, not religious rules.
When we launched burningman.org last year, we re-skinned the blog to match and called it Voices of Burning Man, but that was just to buy time. As soon as burningman.org was stable, we started a design process for a full-fledged Burning Man web publication that would become the Burning Man Journal. I couldn’t be more proud to show it to you.Read More
In San Francisco Burner circles, close to the source, I often hear the Burner’s Dream expressed thusly: Our dream is to bring the principles we embody out on the playa back to the default world.