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