Episode 5: The Principle of Radical Inclusion According to Us and Random

Radical inclusion Evan and Stever? Instead of you two blabbering on and on, why not include someone else in your podcast finally! Answering the call, we bring on “Random” or Maher who’s a long-time burner and part of key volunteer leadership with Census Camp. Tune in to hear us discuss this principle, within the context of data from Census Camp on the demographic makeup of the Burning Man community – age, race, education, income, etc etc. Per usual, we get into the nuances of this principle and discuss controversial ways this principles is used to accept or deny involvement on playa. We also talk about why there isn’t more racial diversity on playa and its ties to economic considerations that privilege those with the means to get tickets and provide for themselves during a week off in the desert. We recognize we’re three privileged dudes offering our perspectives here, so please see the references and resources links for some other voices on and around this topic.

Recorded: 26 Feb 2019

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Comments? Ideas? Connections? Get in touch! playaboys-~atat~-accordingto-~dotdot~-us

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…


  1. According to Us,

    Hi, I’m Flamey Amy of the Black Rock City Census.

    I have included episode 5 of Burning Man: According to Us, in the Virtual Black Rock City Census Camp Lounge. Please let us know if you’d prefer not to be. If you’re excited about your placement in the Multiverse this year, please feel free to shout us out in a short update podcast episode, or on your social media so that your listeners know where to find you during the virtual burn. Please let us know if you do. When you are in Census Camp, walk over to the bean bag chairs in our lounge and you will be able to listen to your podcast episode 5.

    Description of Black Rock City Census Camp’s virtual offering in 2021:
    Please visit the Black Rock City Census in the Multiverse this year! Our camp is located in the Build-A-Burn universe. https://topia.io/brc-census-camp Starting on August 22nd – September 7th you will be able to take the 2021 Census by clicking on our big blue book linking to a google form. Help shape the development and future of Burning Man by taking a few minutes to share your experiences and opinions with the Black Rock City Census! Learn how to volunteer, sit in our classroom to watch a video about the latest data collected, explore data collected in previous years on our bookshelves, or just relax in our lounge while listening to a podcast about us.

    You can also visit us in the BRC-VR universe in AltSpaceVR on gate road and in Playa Info, to see our 2019 Data Display.

    Thank you for your participation,
    Flamey Amy of BRC Census

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