My Talk at Entheon Village, Burning Man '07
At Burning Man 2007, I gave a talk at Entheon Village. A year later, a copy of the speech came into my possession (thanks to Shakti Kati for sending it my way, and to Andrew Dunn for transferring it into audio files). I am making it available here as a podcast. I remember it being a good one. While I was talking, a fierce dust storm was raging. Soon after the talk ended, rain began to pour. When the storm ended about twenty minutes later, a double rainbow appeared across the sky. Along with the lunar eclipse four days earlier, that double rainbow was a beautiful signifier, like a promise of some type of transformation to come.
This year, I stayed at Entheon once again, but the magic of the camp was gone. The organizers took on incredibly ambitious projects, and were unable to complete them properly. The generators kept blowing out, showers were inconsistent, and the kitchen was feeding 500 people, leading to absurdly long lines. It seems there is a natural evolution in the life of Burning Man camps, where hubris leads to humiliation. It will be interesting to see what next year may bring.
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