Burning Man Reveals Its 2018 Theme And We Couldn’t Be More Excited

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Burning Man 2017 was a celebration of life, and unfortunately a mourning of life as well. One attendee passed away after running directly into the flames of the main burn on Saturday night. The community was initially shook, but after coming together, and making the decision to move forward and heal, Burning Man has announced

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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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Ah September. The leaves begin to change, school gets kicked into full swing, and everyone’s favorite season, festival season, comes to a sad close. Artists begin their fall tours and release massive amounts of singles, mixes and EPs. Plus your typical EDM news drama; twitter beefs, bad PR; you know the deal. Just for you,

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WATCH: Catch Skrillex’s Full Burning Man Set complete with custom visuals

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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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[WATCH] This guy ran five ultra marathons at Burning Man

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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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Well it appears that burners are getting lazier and lazier. The so-called mantra “leave no trace,” seems to be a distant memory after one Instagram user posted about all of the abandoned bicycles at this year’s Burning Man. The Instagram user loganmirto posted the photo along with the caption “Please don’t leave your bikes at

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Listen to Diplo’s full set from Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark

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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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Listen To Diplo’s Live Set from Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark

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On August 31st, Diplo took the stage once again at this year’s stage at Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark. While many people are still removing the sand from every nook and cranny of their clothes, Diplo is over here delivering a mind-blowing live performance for all to hear. Diplo’s set this year is filled with some

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Ascend to an alternate dimension with Tycho’s uber chill two-hour Burning Man sunrise set

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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
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Tycho – Awake
Home – Above All
Tycho – Horizon
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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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