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After Dark Online: OK With Decay—Cemetery of Dead Science

Thursday, October 29th – 7pm PDT

After Dark Online – brought to you from the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. On the eve of the eve of All-Hallow’s Eve, we bring one of our favorite annual events, the Cemetery of Dead Science, online. While we look to science as a trusted source for understanding the world around us, knowledge is ever-evolving. Tonight, we’ll look at debunked science from pasts both distanced and recent. We’ll also dig into the scientific process to better understand how questionable concepts can gain legitimacy.

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Kindle the Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

The United States is facing an important election year with potential global consequences. All voting-eligible members of the community – this is your call for Communal Effort to Radically Express your commitment to Civic Responsibility by Participating in this November’s election. Below, we’ve gathered a page chock-full of non-partisan resources to help you mobilize your community, check political facts, and make sure you and everyone possible are registered and vote on or by Tuesday, November 3!

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Episode 7: Desert Athenaeum: The Art of Playa Libraries and Learning

Wed, November 11th, 12-1:00pm PST

“The more that you READ, the more you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you’ll GO!” Yep, the master storyteller, Dr. Seuss, had it right — he understood how powerful books can be in opening up whole new worlds of thought and adventure. And it’s no surprise that many intrepid Burning Man artists have found resonance in that same theme! Join us on November 11th at 12pm PT to hear from artists whose Black Rock City artworks were inspired by teaching, learning, and the power of books and storytelling.

Incandescence Episode 2

Thursday, November 19, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am PST

Episode 2 features guests Radha Agrawal (author, community architect, and creator of Daybreaker) in conversation with Benjamin Langholz (known for his artworks at Burning Man, AfrikaBurn, Midburn, and galleries around the world). This episode will focus on being altered without substance, heightened awareness and embodied living, and hosted by Namiko Uno. Namiko is a somatics practitioner and bodyworker-in-training living on Ohlone land in Oakland, California.

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Culturally Attuned Podcast

Coming this November

Have you ever wanted to work in a community or culture that was radically different than the one you grew up in? The Culturally Attuned podcast and curriculum is a partner effort between the United States Institute of Peace and Burning Man Project. This podcast and course will share real world stories, lessons, and practical advice for people who work in a range of settings around the world and who may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings.

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Building More Resilient Communities Through Creative Placemaking

Tuesday, November 17th, 2-3:30pm EST

Part of a webinar series on creative placemaking that offer insights for newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike. This interactive, virtual event will explore the qualities that help communities thrive after difficult challenges. Many communities in the United States face a combination of social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges: flooding, storms, disease, poverty, oppression, and more. Resilience is more than creative physical improvements to withstand storms; it also connects to a community’s ability to revitalize quickly after disaster. Arts and culture can play a big role in helping communities recover.

Mirage: Black Rock City 2019

Available streaming on-demand through November 30th

The final documentary of the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) featuring Burning Man series touches on the foundation: the momentary home for 80,000 citizens in the Nevada desert – Black Rock City. The fundamental elements of Black Rock City are a mixture of different groups and communities. “Mirage” unfolds multiple layers of this complex, temporary, ever-evolving desert city. Through this documentary, audiences get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how this center of creativity is designed and built every year from scratch, then vanishes into dust.

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