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August 13th, 2013  |  Filed under Events/Happenings

Burning Nerds Annual On-Playa Party Expands!

This year the Burning Nerds are expanding the Annual Burning Nerds Party-Mixer!

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ON PLAYA LOCATION: Playa Skool Dome (3:00 and Esplanade)
DATE & TIME: Friday, August 30, 2013. 4-6pm (cocktails) but Nerding goes all day!
WHAT: Enjoy a cocktail while we reflect on the big academic questions at our NEW location this year! There will be a whole bunch of Nerds just like YOU to meet and mingle over a cocktail (bottle donations AND mixers are welcome – we are making our own bar).
RSVP: Please Join us and RSVP to academics here: academics (at) burningman.com

In addition to our annual cocktail party, we’ve added an Unconference for all the NERDS TO TALK THEIR HEADS OFF! All day Friday come enjoy talks, mini-lectures and activities for all academics, scholars and their fans! Here’s Friday’s schedule: Read more »

April 23rd, 2012  |  Filed under News

CameraGirl Speaks on BMan Tech at the MLOVE ConFestival

Why doesn’t Burning Man just provide the Internet to participants? Why doesn’t Burning Man encourage Cellular coverage? Why doesn’t Burning Man have an Official App?

Heather “CameraGirl” Gallagher, Burning Man’s Technology Dominatrix (or “director”, in default-world parlance) will be speaking on technology and Burning Man at the MLOVE ConFestival in Monterey, CA, April 24-26, 2012.  MLOVE invites 200 thought leaders and innovators to discuss the powerful and inspiring potential of mobile as a catalyst for change and opportunity. Heather will be speaking about technology in Black Rock City, as well as how technology is utilized to facilitate Burning Man’s year-round production efforts.

The MLOVE website describes the ConFestival as follows: “The MLOVE ConFestival brings together CEOs, innovators and entrepreneurs from across multiple disciplines to share, learn and cross-pollinate ideas with an array of scientists, artists and other thought leaders. The event exposes the mobile industry to the best minds outside of mobile to maximize the opportunity of creating life-changing services and applications that can impact us all for the better.”

 

April 10th, 2012  |  Filed under News

Burning Man at the Conference on World Affairs

Fresh off her well-received (and lightning-speed) talk about Burning Man at The Economist’s Ideas Economy forum, we’re excited that Andie Grace is now representing Burning Man at the Conference on World Affairs, taking place this week at The University of Colorado, Boulder.

Andie will be speaking on several interesting panels, but the most pertinent to Burners is the “Burning Man Women” panel with Burner/scientist Kiki Sanford this Friday at noon. The event is free and open to public … if you’re in the vicinity, head over there!

Here’s more information about the conference (which Roger Ebert called “the conference on Everything Conceivable.”), and a video that’ll give you an idea of what it’s about: