Burning Man reveals 2018 theme

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In an interesting plot twist, Burning Man has selected a 2018 theme that harkens back to Isaac Asimov’s 1950 collection of sci-fi short stories, I, ROBOT. While past themes on the playa have centered around more open-ended, vague concepts — such as 2017’s “Radical Ritual” theme — the 32nd annual BM theme is no less imaginative, yet more precise.

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In the announcement post on the Burning Man Journal, the organization elaborates on these ethical guidelines:

At first glance, these ethical precepts seem simple enough; they are really not much different from the Golden Rule. But a team of robot psychologists, engaged in what we would today call quality control, soon discover certain glitches that become quite sinister.

In effect, the upcoming year’s theme will offer attendees the opportunity to explore Asimov’s assertion that “there could be no true morality without emotion,” while exploring the connection “between human consciousness and abstract calculation.” On thing remains certain: no one likes an angry robot.

Art installations are invited to “focus on the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives; from the humble algorithm and its subroutines that sift us, sort us and surveil us, to automated forms of labor that supplant us.”

Once conceptualized, who knows how the humans will actualize the theme in the largest pop-up playground city in the world.<

Featured photos courtesy of Playaman.

Via: Burning Man Journal

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Now in it’s 21st year, the mystique surrounding Burning Man and its ability to draw in the biggest names in electronic music have shown now signs of abating. This year was no exception, with contributions from Diplo, Skrillex, and a Burning Man favorite — Tycho’s sunrise set.

One particular guest to Black Rock City that has until now remained rather elusive has been the legendary Carl Cox. Thanks to the folks at The Radio Department, fans of tech-house can now hear Carl Cox’s first-ever guest mix (beginning at the 58 minute mark) on John Digweed‘s radio show, Transitions.

Recorded live from deep within the playa this past September, expect to hear a carefully curated mix of techno and progressive DJs who are pioneering their respective genres, including Dance Spirit, Satori, Markus Homm, Connan Mockasin, Tiefschwarz & Yawk, and more.

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After a slow start to 2017, Skrillex has rung the second half of the year in full force with some hot new releases and outstanding sets. Skrillex’s set at Burning Man was one for the books, and fortunately David Kupferberg has posted the full set in high quality video on YouTube letting viewers not only relive the set sonically but visually as well. Skrillex had renowned visual artist Infinight do a custom light show for the set, making this video one not to miss.

 

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Burning Man immediately established itself as a unique place during the first burn in June of 1986. Way before festivals became the biggest events of the summer, Black Rock City became a mecca for those looking to dance in the desert.

Dancing, however, isn’t the only thing to do at Burning Man. One attendee has made the pilgrimage to the Nevada desert and ran an ultra marathon — 31 miles — at five different iterations of the festival. In a display of the sheer size and logistical marvel of setting up the festival, the entire race consists of just four laps around the festival’s perimeter. For those who don’t wish to run the race for themselves, this participant has uploaded a video of his performance for all to enjoy.

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Every year, artists of every genre and every level of fame make the pilgrimage out to Black Rock City to take part in the creation of the pop-up community on the playa. They do this by bestowing Burning Man with their varied talents in DJing, playing sometimes into the wee daybreak hours. Producers like Skrillex have made high-profile appearances, while older veterans like Bassnectar were bestowing as many as 5-6 sets per day, for as many as six days straight.

This year, Diplo made the journey to Black Rock where he played at the legendary Camp Questionmark. The Mad Decent label head recently uploaded his live set to Soundcloud, an hour-long session filled with classic Diplo tunes mixed with a fun, freestyle appeal.

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Each and every artistic endeavor from the San Francisco-based designer and producer Scott Hansen is an effervescent effort, each more nuanced and meticulously crafted than the artist’s previous pursual. As Tycho, Hansen’s built a curatorial empire. From carefully curated sun-drenched captures on Instagram, to his design work, let alone his renowned and spiritually renewing sets at festivals around the world, Hansen’s artistic outpouring is a celebration of minimalistic beauty at its finest. For the artist, to live to is create.

Tens of thousands of Burners poured into the Black Rock Desert this year in a celebration of art, music, creativity, and community where Tycho set forth to delve into one of his most soothing sets to date. On the fifth day of Burning Man, Aug. 31, he took The Dusty Rhino for a dreamy ride into the sunrise, gliding from one track to the next in his seemingly effortless, archetypal approach.

Tycho’s set allows its listener to ascend to an alternate dimension within its two hour playtime. While it’s filled with Hansen’s own work, including “Awake” and “Epoch,” as well as many other tracks off the LPs, Hansen seamlessly weaves chillwave outliers throughout.

Listeners can hear artists like Caribou, Kidnap Kid, or The Bamboos all weaved into a cohesive two-hour stream. It’s clear Tycho and his audience ascended to alternate spaces this burn, in a culmination of tunes like these, it’s also likely this set will live high in a register of memorable life experiences among all who experienced it.

Even Tycho went so far as to call it his, “absolute favorite morning of all time” on SoundCloud.

Tracklist:

Sensations’ Fix – Acudreaming
Tycho – Sunrise Projector
Tycho – Ascension
Home – Resonance
Tycho – Continuum
Boards Of Canada – Kaini Industries
Dorisburg – Votiv
Rival Consoles – Ghostin
Boards Of Canada – Wildlife Analysis
Jonny L – Tychonic Cycle
Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
George Fitzgerald – Your Two Faces
16 Bit Lolitas – Peninsula
Weval – I Don’t Need It
Kidnap Kid – Birds That Fly
Jimpster – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)
Weval – You Made It
Tycho – Epoch
Tycho – Dye
Boards Of Canada – Corsair
<<< Sunrise (Cloud Obscured) >>>
Tycho – Awake
Home – Above All
Tycho – Horizon
<<< Sun Visible >>>
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)
16 Bit Lolitas – Not The Only One
Robert Babicz – Where Are You (Aparde Remix)
Tycho – Slack
Joon Moon – Chess
Tycho – Daydream
The Bamboos – The Wilhelm Scream

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Burning Man is what many describe as a spiritual, transcendent experience that happens once a year in the Black Rock Desert. This year, the event has been garnering attention for one peculiar reason. Somehow, a small group of Google employees brought a 10-pound box of live lobsters to the desert. This bougie dining plan was one that was difficult to carry out.

“I would guess by talking to the guys from Google that they thought it was a really cool idea to say, ‘Hey we got Maine lobsters all the way from the East Coast from the cold waters of Maine out here to the desert…’ it was $139.58 to ship eight to 10 lobsters to California” -David Sullivan, manager of Lobster 207

To execute this plan, the group organized an overnight shipment of fresh lobsters to the Google office located in Sunnyvale, California one week ahead of Burning Man. Shortly after this ingenious idea came together, they began their two day road trip to reach the remote destination, and when they got to the Desert the feast ensued. With the efforts they put forth, the Google employees took ‘glamping’ to the next level with their creative scheme.

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This year’s Burning Man has met with a sad conclusion.

After news of the passing of a 41-year old who ran into the ceremonial man burn, unfortunately, the bad news has continued. Black Rock City news reports detail that another attendee had been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while sleeping in a tent on the final evening of the festival.

According to a statement released on Wednesday morning from Nevada’s Pershing County Sheriff’s office, the man remains stable in intensive care — no further updates have been given.

The male victim — whose name is also not being released as the incident remains under investigation — was sleeping in his dark tent on Monday night when a Ford flatbed truck drove onto a non-roadway area of the festival and crashed into the tent. The driver of the car stopped, flagged down medical assistance and cooperated with officials during the investigation.

Upwards of 70,000 people attended the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles north of Reno this year.

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Burning Man’s open-minded culture, mixed with the loving energy of Black Rock City, inevitably catalyzes some of the top sets of the year in the dance world.

2016 was no exception; as per usual, an immense amount of talent from across the electronic spectrum — from Skrillex, to Tycho, to Lee Burridge — showed up to provide a soundtrack to the gathering at various theme camps and art cars throughout the week.

Below are some of our highlights from Burning Man 2016 (in no particular order):

1) Lee Burridge at Robot Heart

2) Hernan Cattaneo at White Ocean

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Anyone who’s been to Burning Man over the last decade is well aware of the legendary art car Robot Heart, and its famed Funktion-One sound system. Over the last few years, the car has hosted sets by the likes of Above & Beyond, who played a sunrise yoga set in 2014, Bob Moses, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Tale of Us, and Thievery Corporation, to name but a few.

This year once again saw plenty of top tier talent grace the the car, including Major Lazer and Skrillex. The latter star, Sonny Moore, set the mood for a “Sunset Art Tour” set on Wednesday evening, as the Robot Heart art car perused the Playa, taking a tour of the art installations that seemingly grow out of the desert floor. Far removed from his usual DJ sets, Sonny lets the sunset vibes flow with deep, ethereal house that gives way to more classic house and tech house that fits right in with much of the music heard out on the Playa.

This was a really special set because we had all of our friends with us. I brought a lot of first time burners out to the Playa this year. The whole Robot Heart crew took care of us all, and we got to see a lot of the art while I played. This year I collaborated with the team behind Embrace on the Space Whale project.

Hope you enjoy the mix, I mess up a few times but it doesn’t really matter because the vibe was so awesome and so real.

I want to thank Robot Heart and everyone at Burning Man. I especially want to thank all of the artists who put a whole year of work and funding into creating all of the magical art we get to enjoy on what’s probably the coolest canvas in the whole world aka the Playa.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a great new year.

-Skrillex

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