This year, we will create a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland: a bazaar of the bizarre, wherein treasures of every sort, from every land and age, flow in and out to be flaunted, lost, exploited and discovered. This is not a tourist destination, but a home for travelers who come here bearing gifts. Amid the twisting and the turnings of its souk, participants will come upon an inexhaustible array of teeming goods and unexpected services.
Anyone may pose as 'merchant' here, and anyone may play a 'customer', but nothing in this strange emporium shall have a purchase price — no quid, no pro, no quo — no trade at all will be allowed in this ambiguous arcade. According to a rule of desert hospitality, the only thing of value in this 'marketplace' will be one's interaction with a fellow being.
Our desert inn will also be a scene of luxury and cultivated ease. An apron of fine carpets will spread out beneath the shade of portals that surround a courtyard. Here, travel-wearied pilgrims may relax, inventing pastimes as they watch the whirling world go by.
Workers of great wonders will be welcome here; fakirs, dancers, sadhus, seers and potentates will throng through this performance space, like figures that adorn the fabric of a silk brocade. The sounds of finger cymbals, chimes, and music of acoustic instruments will fill the air.
By night, bathed in the lambent glow of lanterns gently swaying overhead, fire spinners will perform around the Burning Man. This year's Man will rise directly from the desert floor and tower many stories high. Its massive torso will evoke a tiered pagoda; its ornate head will be a lamp that welcomes people home.
Bystanders become participants; participants share in the burning, spinning cacophony on the virtual Playa.
Plot Sales for BURN2’s CARAVANSARY are OPEN!
Plot sales are open now for the upcoming BURN2 Caravansary event!
Purchase a plot for yourself (only ONE per person, not per avatar/alt). If you’re feeling some Burner spirit, purchase one as a gift for a fellow Burner. If you cannot afford the cost of one, you can apply for a 512sqm plot (117 prims) in the Plottery. Juried theme plot applications are also open.
For more information, come to the Playa and find the big tent with the kiosks inside. They look like the picture above. You’ll find them here: Plot kiosks in Second Life.
The Burning Man Community in SL comes together twice yearly to talk about what they want to see, what they want to do, what has been planned, what should be planned, to learn what’s changed and give input on what SHOULD be changed.
So why should you come to a Town Hall? Well you can ... Find out about BURN2 and how you can be a part of it. Find out about hosting events on Deep Hole Sim. Yes, you can use the sim for an art event, meeting, weekend performance, classes, you name it!
Get all the info on volunteering...there are no bystanders, YOU make the events at BURN2!
Get a sneak peak into the early planning for the upcoming October BURN as we announce the dates and share the THEME for OCTOBER BURN2, 2014!
See you at TOWN HALL Sunday June 29th at 9 AM and or 6 PM SLT. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.
Hope you stay for the days Visual and Music Performances that will be quite literally Out Of This World!
Some of the artists and builders of CONCEPTION are sharing about their builds with us. We want to pass this information on to you to enrich your experience on the playa. There's going to be amazing things to see this year!
Neeks Karu from Australia
Callisto Regional: In the times to come, will there be futures where Burners will transport some dusty playa soil to continue on other planets? will other's not of the human race embrace the 10 principles and become Burners? Take a peek at the far distant moon of Jupiter, Callisto.. as they celebrate their Regional event..
Mandala of the Past: A collage of prehistoric moon memories.
Camp Colibri:Camp Colibri at BURN2 is the ongoing collaborative inspiration of Polkamatic Feller, Jaxiblues, and Berlin Brinner. Our camp will encompass a replica of an ancient geoglyph that was left on the high plains of Nazca, Peru, many centuries ago: the majestic colibri or hummingbird. We look forward to creating burning interactions of past, present, and future in the world of pure imagination. We hope this mighty bird will invoke big thoughts when illuminated on our tiny patch of virtual playa...Welcome home, pretty bird!!
ETERNAL LIFE CHASERS: My build is based on the future of earth and the belief that one day the environment of earth will need the assistance of other beings from different worlds throughout the galaxies . These beings have always been with us throughout our generations and have assisted many times The eternal light chasers come to bring us more awareness and harmony within our environment and care for our earth always. Inspired by the the hope earth will be saved
lagu indigo, from Wales, UK
The Space Healing Pod: My build is based on the future of earth and the belief that one day the environment of earth ill need the assistance of other beings from different worlds throughout the galaxies . These beings have always been with us throughout our generations and have assisted many times The eternal light chasers come to bring us more awareness and harmony within our environment and care for our earth always. Inspired by the the hope earth will be saved. Space Healing is based on future events, as we have come into an age where we we will need different forms of healing, the healing pod give us a new form of healing where the pod travels to new paces with angelic beings visit us to give energy and life from their planet to ours, these beings have always been within psychic and will show them selves when the time is right to give us new knowledge and understanding of healing powers that we can learn from our auras and how we can develop and heal in connection with other planets within the universe, as it all connects to a higher self , that which is beyond. Angelic beings are the first energies to the planet earth from other planets and the knowledge is within the human and we will have to renew this information to bring it to the surface, this is programmed by the angelic beings, from other worlds. As our world falls into array and lack of unkindness to earth we will need more healing and understanding on which new forms to take on our journeys though life. The build the healing pod is a likeness to what this might be in future, where there will be places you can visit to gain new healing and insight to better way of thinking. The build shows a pod where you sit and rise to new form of energy, from the new planet and angelic visitors that have brought to us , to use wisely with greater knowledge.
More descriptions to come! If you are a builder on the moon and would like to describe your build here, please contact Miss Suzanne Super Sweet (supersuz) in world to arrange it.
Firefury Burns from Canada
Sky Walk Over Lake of Fire: lave, fireballs, burning embers and smoke. There will be a Sky Bridge and art to look at on the bridge. I will have another surprise build above.
livio korobase from Italy Link it to the world Link it to yourself Stretch it like a birth squeeze The love for what you hide The bitterness inside Is growing like the new born When you've seen, seen Too much too young, young Soulless is everywhere
When you've seen, seen Too much too young, young Soulless is everywhere
We should be concerned about how our food and environment will be in the future. I feel we can't be quiet about this any longer. The first genetically manipulated crop was harvested in 1996. You wont believe what they are coming up with now.
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Plants that have had their genetic makeup changed or altered by DNA from other plants, animals, chemicals, viruses, or bacteria. Making our food vaccinate us as we eat. Disease resistant crops and crops that will produce their own pesticides. All done artificially.
Our important pollinators, Bees & Butterflies are dying by the thousands because of these crops. We are buying flowers for our gardens that kill Bees. This backlash will be devastating to agriculture including all our Organic crops.
We must demand GMO Labeling. YOU MUST research and find all YOU can on the subject and take ACTION... DO SOMETHING!
Heres a small test to see if you understand Trying: Look on your desk/table right now. Is there something you can pick up and hold in your hand? Try to Pick it up NOW ... Where is it? ... is it in your hand? ... If it is, DROP IT .. I did not say PICK IT UP!
I say ...........Quit TRYING ... TRYING is NOTHING! IT TAKES ACTION ... DO SOMETHING!
More info at this build including Gifts.
Krystali Rabeni from UK
Build Title: We Still Need Water
Description - I believe my piece is quite simple but true. No matter how far we evolve into the future, no matter where we make our home as humans...'We Will Still Need Water'...
So lets take care and be resourceful of the water we have today so our children can step forward into tomorrow.
Welcome to CONCEPTION 2014! Check out the Performance Schedule (top right) Check out the Artist Build Description (below)
Conception - a time to celebrate beginnings, and a time to celebrate the future, whether it is that of Burning Man, our experience with it, or the people we have and will come to know through it. How did we find these crazy folk we call Burners, how did we become Burners, and do we see a future Burning bright?
Sometimes it is good to look back at where we came from, so we can see how far we have come. A long, long, long, long, long time ago where we live now, looked much like our moon. So as we look back at the start of the flame this year, let's do it under the stars on a landscape just waiting to come to life.
And so we call to the creators, builders and artists of Second Life: Bring this barren playascape to life. Ancient meteor showers pockmarked the playa full of craters - claim one (choose a size ranging from 28m to 36m in diameter), then conceive, build, and enliven this landscape. Will you create a past, present or future in your crater?
Some craters will overlap - make your Communal Effort, finding new friends by getting close. Recycling bits of past builds is encouraged if you choose to look back. We love recycling! Perhaps you'll show where we are now, the present. For the future, give us some Radical Self-Expression! Make something new in your crater, something 'out there,' 'far out there', far into the future. Where are we headed? Or, what is headed here?
Announcing the winners of the CONCEPTION, 2014 plots for artists and builders!
All our artists and builders have been working hard to create the BURN2 Playa into a moonscape! There's lots to do and see on this moon! This is a week long event. Performances are going on daily so come by often and celebrate, participate and get to know BURN2 burners. See you there!
If you would like to volunteer at this event, please use see our Volunteer page for more information.