BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man culture 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 event of community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
To access BURN2 in Second Life, you will need a Second Life viewer installed on a computer that meets software and hardware requirements, and we suggest a broadband Internet connection of 2Mbps or better. Visit this page to learn more: Come to Burn2.
Want to stay informed through group notices? Join the BurningMan 2.0 group. Do a search on groups or pull up the profile of any BURN2 staff member, open the group properties, and click the Join button. Joining the BURN2 community is free.
Questions? Send an instant message to any staff member inworld or contact us.
Why We Do Burn2
For the same reason people do Burning Man. To learn and grow. And to form a community that values creative learning and growing.
The temporal nature of it is vital to having immediate and unmediated experience, and the DIY aesthetic meshes perfectly with Second Life's riot of user-created content. When Philip Linden put the tools of creation into the hands of Residents, he set up the same level playing field that energizes Burning Man.
Everyone contributes. Nobody is special, and everyone is a star! So get involved. It doesn't even matter how much you know about Second Life.
If you are not a great builder-- this is the place to experiment and learn from others.
If you don't know anyone in Second Life yet, you will. If you are a veteran of Second Life and you crave a little good-old-fashioned creative chaos, come on out.
Burn2 will be exactly what each of us put into it.