Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Come for the Freebies, Stay for the Art, and Music, and...

Burning Man and Burn2 (landmark to the gate HERE)are about having an experience where everyone values The 10 Principles. It's a very different event than most of the big events in Second Life, it's not about selling things or asking for donations for a cause, it is about creating an experience of participation, respect for others and the land, having fun, and enjoying each other's true gifts.

"Breath of Life" necklace, gift from the build, Valley of the Temple of Ra

One of these principles is the culture of gifting. "The gift culture, then, is most useful because it is a social lubricant – a legitimate way of reaching out to our fellow human beings that is non-exploitive and establishes a connection between people who have no other reason to talk to each other. It has nothing to do with an “economy” but everything to do with breaking down the barriers that isolate us as human beings." (Creavet Magister, Burning Blog)

 Steam Gypsy Caravan in Jade

My gift at My Oasis in Gypsum

One of my favorite builds is done by my neighbors Dusty Canning and Camsie Melody in Gypsum, The Pot Dealer. The beginning of the interactive build has you seeing the pots coming off the potter's wheel. 

A mechanical man on a skate board, then spray paints the clay.

Without giving away all the fun, there are several things to "play" with, but be careful, not everyone leaves with one of these colorful pots as a gift:))

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tommorrow - Burn2 Opens - The Second Life Celebration of Burning Man

It was press day today, and I only have time to leave some images.

The Burn is about Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.

The Man
will burn a week from Saturday in one of the most awesome light and fire works shows in Second Life.

Here's a description of some of the builds, but it is an incomplete list, There's so much more to take in. 

The following are pictures by Mangala Taurog, truly an impressive, warm, and richly textured build (LM HERE). The music, intricacies, and variety of the kasbah experience only lacks the smells. I highly recommend taking the time to explore.

(the back of the build, incredibly detailed)

After you complete the maze for "The Valley of the Temple of Ra" you will find a wonderful Egyptian temple, and an awesome gift necklace, "Breathe of Life"

This build is the beautiful fractally (?) textured, "Silk Roads Rest Stop".

Come and experience! More pictures to come.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Camp Leo's Lair @ BURN2 2014 and Some Teasers, Too

Some Teasers

The builds are coming to completion. The event starts Saturday, October 18th at noon SLT. It's not too late to participate, join the Burn2 group for updates, and greeter training going on this week. I can't wait for the builds, the performances, the costumes, the fun and the experiences... It will me magic:))) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

That Time of Year Again.... Burn2 is on the Way

Breakfast on the Playa this morning. I'm doing a simple camp this year, not trying to be clever or have any sort of message, just creating a quiet oasis in all the dust and cacophony of sounds and visuals. I've  "stepped up" and taken on one of the Ranger Leads, trainer/educator. Training ends on the 1st, so I guess I just get to party:)

Friday, August 29, 2014

May Your Past Be the Sound Of Your Feet Upon the Ground

Carry On

I've been back at RL work a few weeks and have had very little time to play around. So.... short and sweet...

AWESOME hair by LoQue at The Dressing Room Fusion all color huds (fat pack) and a bargain at 70L

Necklace is an old gift (ty MC Widget) from the Second Life Burning Man Celebration, today known as Burn2. The RL event is at it's peak this weekend. Please come and participate.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coming Soon - The Creation of The 2014 Burn2 and a Gift to Wear

Under Construction.

Get your creative juices flowing. Plots are now available here. Come, be a part of the experience in Second Life that is a real regional chapter of Burning Man, existing on the Virtual Playa.  Learn more about Burn2 here. Many of you know that several of the ideas on which the Second Life Community is built upon, were envisioned after Linden Lab's founder, Philip Rosedale, attended Burning Man in 1999. While the real life Burning Man is coming together in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to open less than a month away, The Second Life, Burn2, is also under construction. Burn2 will run October 18-26, 2014.

We, as residents, have created our diverse, immersive world that we love. We share experiences, music, poetry, art, building, dance, story-telling, knowledge, skills, friendship and so much more. Participation in the Second Life version of Burning Man is a way to rediscover, or discover, what makes all of this come together in a unique experience for many of us.

The Man Burns 2013

Burning Man is based on 10 Principles:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavour to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

To read more, visit the official website of Burning Man, here.

This Year's Ticket

While many are getting ready to join the Caravan to Burning Man at the end of next month, we who cannot go, can begin to dream and build and get ready for Burn2. In the spirit of gifting, I am offering the first of my gifts at this time. Available now, here, on the Market Place is my Caravan Wagon, a freebie.

Offered as copy and mod, feel free to change and retexture.

Not Too Big and Unisex

Come Along