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The Burning Man festival is an annual event started in San Francisco in 1986 and moved to the harsh and unforgiving Black Rock Desert (map) of Nevada in 1990, where it continues today.
The event derives its name from its culmination: the symbolic burning of a large wooden effigy, referred to as the Man, that occurs on the penultimate night of Burning Man.
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As outlined by Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey in 2004, the event is guided by ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.
Burning Man is organized by the Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization that, in 2013, succeeded Black Rock City LLC, a for-profit limited liability company. The Burning Man Project endorses multiple smaller regional events guided by the Burning Man principles, both in the United States and internationally.
Black Rock City, Nevada is an ephemeral town that exists for only one week each year, during Burning Man, a radical arts festival.
NPR said about Burning Man, “Once considered an underground gathering for bohemians and free spirits of all stripes, Burning Man has since evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite.” At Burning Man, the participants design and build all the art, activities, and events.
Artwork at Burning Man includes experimental and interactive sculptures, buildings, performances and art cars, among other media. These contributions are inspired by a theme that is chosen annually by the Burning Man Project. An anonymous attendee once elaborated that “Burning Man is about ‘why not’ overwhelming ‘why'”
Radical inclusion. “Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.”
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.”
Participation. “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.”
Immediacy. “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.”
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BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus • Greyhound • Jefferson Lines • Megabus • Peter Pan • Trailways • Chinatown buses
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AIRPORT: The main points of entry to the United States by plane: Atlanta ⇒ Hartsfield • New York City ⇒ Newark Liberty / John F. Kennedy • Los Angeles • Chicago ⇒ O’Hare • San Francisco • Seattle ⇒ Seattle-Tacoma • Miami • Houston ⇒ George Bush.
FERRY: America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat ⇒ The New York State Canal System • The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.
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• Useful websites.
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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.
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