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Upcoming Features

Dave Klaus, 2019 BeeCharge LiBeeto Party

Burning Man Hive

Burning Man Hive is a space for the Burning Man community and the Burner-curious to share their skills and knowledge, to learn from one another, and to support each other’s work in the world.

Honey Lounge in Burning Man Hive

If you’ve missed the Honey Lounge Premier, don’t fret. Here are the videos of all the 5 minute presentations.

BRCvr Film Festival 2022

Saturday, February 5th, 10:00 am PT

BRCvr Film Festival 2022 – Join us as we gather artists, film makers, Burners and more in this one day Burning Man inspired experience. Films will be presented in truly immersive virtual worlds. Artist Q & A sessions will happen in real time across multiple platforms for radical inclusion. After parties will enjoy music from world-class DJ’s.

Dust Devil 1997 (Photo: Chris Stanford)

Introductory Workshop: Radical Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (R.I.D.E.) Stress Test

Monday, February 15th, 5:00 pm PT

Learn with fellow artists, builders, makers, and event and camp leads about how to bring our communities into conversations to illuminate potential blind spots and help create even more inclusive, anti-racist events, projects, and community spaces. 

We have created a tool and are excited to learn how to use it with you. It’s called a “Stress Test,” because it is designed to help you as a creator examine your proposal through the lenses of Radical Inclusion, diversity, and equity (R.I.D.E.).

In this one hour virtual experience, expect to spend some time getting to know peers, a review and discussion about the tool and conversations in small groups about how we might apply this in our own contexts.

Turn Your Life Into Art – Session #1

Thursday, February 17th, 4:00 pm PT

Pictures of Black Rock City are full of big art and party scenes – but the experience of Black Rock City is full of small scale experiences of wonder, whimsy, and transformation.  What are those experiences?  Where do they come from?  How do they work?  And how can we create them for other people, in Black Rock City and everywhere else in the world?

Burning Man’s Philosopher Laureate, Caveat Magister, calls those experiences “psychomagic.” He’s the author of a book exploring those questions: “Turn Your Life Into Art: Lessons in Psychomagic from San Francisco’s Underground.” In the months leading up to Black Rock City 2022, Caveat will be hosting a series of discussions about creating psychomagical experiences, and you’re invited.

At each session, Caveat and his guests will lead a discussion group on a topic in psychomagical experience design. The first group, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 from 4-6 p.m., Pacific Time (7-9 p.m. Eastern), will focus on the topics: “What is psychomagic? And where does it come from?”

Enter the Kindling Escape Pod

Exit the 24-hour News Cycle

We know things can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. The Kindling team put its heads together about what we all need came up with a cozy escape pod for any and all to curl up in and hide from the 24-hour news cycle. Introducing the Kindling Escape Pod, featuring Slow TV from our friends at Nomad, colouring pages, deep playa DJ sets, a virtual tea ceremony, and…baby animals. Get some snacks. Climb in. Seal the hatch. And forget the world. It’s nice in here.

Rings of Sound 2016 (Photo by: Danee Hazama)

Kindling’s 5 Vice-Breakers to Stop the Digital Doom Scrolling

Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of very important issues and events affecting our day-to-day existence becomes overwhelming for even the heartiest woke activist. Something we learn as Burners, and as everyday humans, is that a change of scene into immediate reality is the key to shifting your mindset. And it doesn’t take a big, loud, shiny object to bring about that instant shift (although that does help). All around you there are wondrous things to do, you just need to open your eyes to the possibilities.

Spotlight Man 2014 (Photo by: Mark Mennie)

Spotlight on Virtual Event Producers

The amazing humans who produce the virtual events we share here are truly what make Kindling a growing, vibrant space for participatory community connection. Get to know the people who gift their time to create magical virtual spaces for learning, conversation, and celebration.

Want to share your virtual event with the Burner-verse and beyond? Fill in the Kindle a project form.

Inner Orbit - Hybycozo 2018 (Photo by: Manuel B Pinto)
Inner Orbit - Hybycozo 2018 (Photo by: Manuel B Pinto)

Regional Events

Burning Man recognizes these community organized events as official Regional Events that are endorsed by local Burning Man Regional Contacts and organized in a manner that is consistent with agreed upon standards and the guiding 10 Principles of Burning Man (link to principles). For more information and updates, you can reach out to these recognized events directly.

Regional Network Forum

In June 2021, the Burning Man Regional Network Forum: Emerging, Wayfinding, Igniting was held as an online regathering for all community leaders across the globe to re-inspire engagement in Burning Man culture beyond Black Rock City and strengthen the cultural connections between regional communities after a year of cancelled Regional Events, prototyping COVID-safe interactive art experiences, and pandemic-related isolation.


A Kindling Oral Storytelling Project

The word Blueprints implies instructions to build something — in this case, we’re offering up individual stories as maps for becoming kind and resilient leaders, workers, citizens… in short, better humans.

This micro story podcast series features candid conversations with remarkable humans — from imagineers and city builders, to intriguing humans from across the global Burning Man community.

Each oral story offers up personal, professional, and creative perspectives on how to approach one’s daily life, based on the knowledge gained by being active participants at Black Rock City and to have a meaningful impact on the people around us and the communities of which we are all a part.

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