Episode 4: The Principle of Radical Self-Expression According to Us

Science seems to suggest the Self is an illusion, but that doesn’t stop us from feeling like we need to express that Self! Especially when it comes to the authentic self-expression that happens at Burning Man and that is extolled throughout the Burning Man Project culture and community. No one principle reigns above the others though, so we consider some of the tensions between this principle and others…for example how one person’s “I have a right to express myself by not wearing lights at night!” might run up against some safety concerns for fellow participants and community members. We talk about the Baker Beach roots of this principle in the Burning Man community, how anonymity likely contributes to your freedom to self-express, and if and how Burning Man is the Libertarian dream. So whether you’re a fan of a steampunk aesthetic, other clothes, or no clothes – or if you have other ways you radically self-express your authentic self and gifts – give us a listen!

Recorded: 05 Feb 2019

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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…

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