Virtual Burn 2021
Welcome to Virtual Burn 2021, featuring six amazing Virtual Burning Man Experiences playing host to the Burning Man community (and the Burn-curious) during Virtual Burn Week, August 22 – September 7, 2021. You really don’t want to miss this.
Anybody with an internet connection — anywhere in the world — is invited to participate in the creativity and community, whether you’re dropping in with a VR headset, a desktop computer or a mobile device.
The 165,000 Burners (and Burn-curious) who participated in these experiences in 2020 discovered Burning Man is more than a physical place, it’s an opportunity to engage deeply with others through authentic connections around a shared passion for Radical Self-expression, wherever you live.
Scroll down to discover what’s in store, learn how you can participate, then get your tickets (on sale soon), and gear up to join us in the digital dust!
The Worlds of Virtual Burn 2021 …
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Six worlds — BRCvr, Build-A-Burn, Dusty Multiverse, The Infinite Playa, SparkleVerse, and Burn Week: Global Live Stream — offer different perspectives on the Burning Man experience, hosting a virtual version of the famed Burning Man event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. And as has been the case since 2007, participants can always visit BURN2, Burning Man’s online Regional event.
To find out more about our partners, read on…
BRCvr captures the spirit, culture and Principles of Burning Man in VR. Join thousands of participants, visit over 200 camps and art pieces. Engage in 1000+ events in a cutting edge space cultivating conversation, connection and community. On the AltspaceVR platform join by VR Headset, PC, and Mac. Watch Video
Volunteer opportunities include: Altspace World Builders, Artists who want to bring their work into BRCvr, Camps and Individuals who want to bring Events into BRCvr, MRE Developers, 3D Modelers, Interactive Element Developers, Community Support Volunteers – Event Managers, Greeters
Unleash your creativity! Build-A-Burn is a network of browser-based virtual worlds with spatial video chat. Burners can freely explore the camp metaverse for moments of spontaneity and serendipity. It’s also incredibly easy to create a camp, add art, and customize everything with our tools and growing art library – anyone can easily create a unique experience to delight fellow burners.
Volunteer opportunities include: Any camps (it’s very easy to make a camp!), Any visual artist who wants to add their art, Any DJ or sound artist with pre-recorded or live streams
Dusty Multiverse runs on mobile phones and VR headsets. Attendees enter as 3D avatars and can explore the environment and talk to others via live voice and chat. Watch Video
Volunteer opportunities include: 3D modelers with experience with Maya or Blender, Unity developers – Need game dev experience
The Infinite Playa™ is a photo-realistic digital simulation of the Playa that puts participants at the center of an interactive and social world of art, music, games, talks and performances. Watch Video
Volunteer opportunities include: Web Design, Social Media, 3D Modelers – C4D, Maya, 3DS Max, Rhino, etc., Streamers – OBS, stream encoding, optimizing resolution/mbps, streaming platforms (i.e. Twitch, Youtube, FB, Vimeo, etc.)., UI/UX Design, QC Lead, UE Designers and Coders, Game Design – Unreal Engine Generalists and Specialists, Project Management, Data, Volunteer Coordination, Dynamic Server Scaling – AWS, Google, Customer Support – Zen Desk, LiveAgent, HelpCrunch, Videographers and Editors, PR/Marketing/Descriptive Writing
SparkleVerse is a magical online city. Our digital playa is a 2D browser-based map with social features where you can wander through art, music and experiences co-created by participants. Watch Video
Volunteer opportunities include: Zoom experience creators, Camps / DJ’s / 2d art creators, React / Front end devs, Web or multimedia experts, Sparkly organized people
On Burn Week: Global Live Stream, watch performances and the playa live broadcast, experience Burn Night and the Temple Burn in an interactive environment. Broadcast yourself, join or create a camp, start a video watch party with friends. Watch Video
Volunteer opportunities include: Musicians, Performers, Art Installations, Camp Creators, Visionary Speakers, Moderators
Are you a: Black Rock or Regional Ranger, Playa Info Volunteer or Temple Guardian? We are supporting the 2021 Virtual Burn. Please check the V.E.S.T. box when you fill out the form below or go to Learn About V.E.S.T.