BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man Regional, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and the only Regional to burn the Man!
This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and Ten Principles of Burning Man year-round in Second Life, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
We know you've been waiting to hear, so we won't waste another moment. We have a theme and it is...
Sacred and Profane
What does this mean? The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion:
"Religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden."
In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well.
We also have a date for Burnal Equinox with the above theme, so mark your calendars: April 28-30, 2017!
More details to come later, we will start forming up teams next week.
Come to our next meeting if you can! Thursdays 9:00pm SLT/US Pacific on the BURN2 Playa, Deep Hole, in SL. If you can't attend meetings at that time, send a notecard to iSkye Silverweb in SL if you are interested in joining one of the teams.
The first New Moon of 2017 will be on the 27th of January, which coincides with the Chinese New Year on the 28th, bringing in the Year of the Fire Rooster. And thus we arrive at the theme for our next event at BURN2: Fire Moon!
A poster contest for the event garnered 22 entries and resulted in four winners. To the right on this page is the first place poster by Slatan Dryke.
We had a total of four winners; including one made by Huntress Catteneo in second place, then tied for third place are a second entry from Slatan Dryke and one from Yman Juran. They are below.
We encourage you to use the above poster images when sharing information about the event. If you need larger size images, contact iSkye Silverweb inworld.
The pairing of the moon on fire and the fire rooster, the new year, a new beginning...such an exciting time of year! No one shall be a mere bystander; everyone participates in some way, by exploring, driving an art car, joining the Lamplighters as they walk the playa, witnessing the burning of the Fire Rooster, grooving to the tunes emanating from the stage, marveling and experiencing the creative builds scattered throughout the playa. You become the event, with us!
Artists and builders are invited to sign up to build and create at Fire Moon. Find the Builder Application on our website at burn2.org, read and sign up!
DJs, live performers and stage hosts are also invited to contact dasweetdude or SuperSuz inworld to sign up for their slots on stage. There will be one stage for the use of all event performers. Greeters are encouraged to sign up for shifts to welcome the community to the event. Bloggers and sharers of BURN2 news! Share, share, share this news as much as you can!
The event details! We can't forget the details!
Fire Moon: JANUARY 27-29, 2017 Deep Hole in Second Life Details on burn2.org
Please note: The build period will be from the 17th of December through the 25th of January; the playa will be closed to the public during this time.
If there are any questions about the event, contact Event Lead Daark Gothly.