DOUBLE HEADER! We’re releasing Episodes 12 and 13 back-to-back since…well…it’s been a while! Feel free to binge both, or ignore both, or pace it out…uh…one by one. This episode should give a feel for what 2021 could be if we go back to a virtual Burn, based on our experiences in 2020.
Maybe this episode would be like going through a black hole and coming out the otherside…only in this case it was a handful of black holes: all the multiple universes that were made available for 2020’s Multiverse Virtual Burn. The Serendipity, Playa Magic, Exploration, and Community were alive and well as we all adapted to the digital dust. We give a special tip-of-the-hat to the virtual “Build-a-Burn” Topia Universe experience, and share stories of Secret Sock Drawers, Postal Services three layers deep, Consciousness perspectives from Hong Kong, and a growing Decentralized Dance Party. Special shout out to a listener (Hi Ryan!) for encouraging some more story sharing. And of course we get philosophical and opinionated asking “Should these virtual spaces stay ‘open’ (and possibly charge money in the face of the “Decommodification” principle?).
A special thank you to all those teams who worked hard to bring these virtual worlds to perfectly imperfect fruition – so the community and culture could continue to co-exist.
Recorded: 9 Sept 2020
References & Resources:
- Evan’s “The Best Party at The Best Camp”
- Check out kindling.burningman.org to explore the multiverses and online community options
- The Decentralized Dance Party
- “Build-a-Burn” on Topia
Comments? Ideas? Connections? Get in touch!
It’s just according to us disclaimer: We are not a part of the official Burning Man Project 501(c)3 nor Burning Man Organization and so we don’t represent this larger legal structure and institution. The opinions are solely our own as merely two individual participants among a city of 70,000+ and a community of way, way more. You know…it’s just according to us…