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The Vanishing Idealism of Burning Man

Last summer, 69,493 people went out into the desert to build a city. They brought with them supplies not only for erecting a temporary infrastructure (tents and RVs, roads, signage, bathrooms), but also for printing newspapers, issuing vehicle licenses, making art, throwing parties, burning a giant sculpture of a man, […]

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Giant NASA Space Blanket Might Be Covering This Year’s Burning Man

It’s not just wooden sculptures and bonfires that get scorched at Burning Man. The festival’s 70,000+ attendees also feel the heat of the Black Rock desert’s extreme environment. With temperatures reaching up to 100°F (40°C) during the day, festival goers usually have few places to escape from the sun; however, Russian artist Alex Shtanuk has […]

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Check out these machine-learned Burning Man camp names

The theme of this year’s Burning Man is I, Robot, which focuses “on the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives…” So, naturally, someone trained a neural network to come up with some camp names. It spit out believable names like Spankles, Astro Sparkin, and Space Rock Screamin Camp, as well as weirder […]

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This Artist Wants to Cover Burning Man in a Massive NASA-Engineered Blanket

Russian artist Alex Shtanuk has a started an Indigogo fundraiser with the hope of installing an outlandish solution to Burning Man’s scorching temperatures — covering the festival in a giant, silver, NASA-engineered blanket. The blanket is crafted from 3,350 NASA space blankets held together with 40km of reinforced tape. It measures 100 square meters, and […]

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10.000 sqm NASA space blanket to cover this year’s burning man, by sasha shtanuk

proposed to burning man’s organizers by russia-based architect sasha shtanuk, a 100 by 100 meters reflective silver blanket is to create an intimate, chilly space in the festival’s desert. made of 3.350 NASA space blankets held together with 40 km of reinforced tape, the ultralight polyester canvas will constantly change its shape into surreal silhouettes of waves, mountains, and any other […]

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Designers Seek Funding for Massive Mirrored Orb to Hover Over Burning Man 2018

Burning Man is always home to creative art installations that bring together the Black Rock Desert community over the course of the weeklong festival. And now, Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange of Danish architecture firm BIG are looking to make a statement at the 2018 Burning Man Festival with The ORB. BIG, known for its innovative LEGO […]

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