About the Burning man
Burning Man’s 2020 event has been cancelled. In a statement from organizers, they say “In the interest of the health & wellbeing of our community, we have decided not to build Black Rock City this year.”
The escalation of COVID-19 has forced effectively every event organizer to re-evaluate. Burning Man, which typically takes place in early September, was not insulated from the fallout.
Official Update you can find here https://journal.burningman.org/2020/04/news/official-announcements/brc-2020-update/
BURNING MAN PROJECT LAUNCHES KINDLING, A PLATFORM FOR VIRTUAL SHARED LIVE EXPERIENCES
Burning Man Project, a nonprofit that supports the global Burning Man community and produces the annual beloved Burning Man event in Black Rock City, today announced the launch of a new virtual shared live experience platform called Kindling.
The goal of the new portal is to immerse fans into Burning Man culture via the virtual space through specially curated experiences. Its launch is a direct result of Burning Man’s tragic cancellation of its 2020 iteration due to the impact of COVID-19, which was announced back in April.
At the time, Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell expressed optimism for the future and alluded to a looming virtual event, which is now coming into fruition with Kindling. “Since we can’t gather in person, Kindling is your space to explore live experiences being created by instigators in the BMan community & beyond,” said organizers in a tweet.
Through Kindling, Burning Man fans are offered five actions: Gather, Experience, Play, Co-Learn, and Ignite. Each one is centered around the idea of engagement through unique shared live experiences, like Desert Arts 3View, a three-segment virtual event that celebrating the community’s creative vision, and special panels about art and design. Fans are able to discover virtual parties, performances, screenings, and celebrations on the platform, which are curated by those in the Burning Man community, and attend. They will also be able to engage with and gain access to unique insights from thought leaders, storytellers, and creative leaders.
Another unique component of Kindling is its capability for anyone to host a live experience within the platform. If you’re planning a live experience that you’d like to be considered for inclusion on Kindling, simply navigate to the “Kindle A Project” button and submit your event. Moreover, those willing to donate can do so with a fully tax-deductible contribution.You can explore Kindling and all of its incredible experiences at its official website.
LINK to official site https://www.kindling.burningman.org/
Our project is a part of Kindling experience and you can find it here
LINK to our project https://www.kindling.burningman.org/event-details/take-me-to-your-burn
Page will be updated in august with detailed description, participations and timetables.
Somnium Space as a Final Destination for Virtual Burners 2020
We believe that Virtual Reality will play a key role in the development of humankind. It will be a parallel world where the citizens are the owners of their digital assets and experiences. You don’t own your Facebook profile and you cannot decide to sell your information to anyone else. While there has been innovation in technology hardware, such as the transition from personal computers to mobile devices, it’s hardly comparable to the transition from real life to virtual life. We’re adding another dimension to the world with a feeling of a real presence that will have an immense impact on education, work and leisure!
Somnium Space VR platform is about socializing, playing, working, trading goods, creating content in VR and shrinking the world even more than technology has already accomplished over the past 30 years.
Somnium Space is available for all the major virtual reality headsets from Oculus, HTC VIVE, HP, VALVE, all Windows Mixed Reality headsets and other compatible major headsets. We are a VR world first and want all of our users to get the best Social VR experience that is available.
Take Me to Your Burn
A curated virtual event at a kindling burning man platform that will happen from 30.08.2020 till 07.09.2020 and will be hosted at Somnium Space.
We are currently aiming to have combined 50+ parcels and multiple solo camps actively participating in our grand-scale event.
And we’ll be hosting chill-out spaces, group and solo exhibitions, 360° art installations, crazy rides, meditation and yoga classes, dancehalls and live-concerts, live VR sculpting, artist Q&A, festival-like stages designated for labels, records, and creative projects from around the globe.
So very much all artists are welcome and you can join us starting from adding 1 single artwork ( NFT ) to our group exhibitions – to being featured with a full-scale solo exhibition or have your art installation build on any of our dedicated parcels.
Participate actively by hosting your own Q&A, stream your visual or musical content live in-world ( like for example me, myself & I will have a daily live stream in-world where I ramble about myself, my art and life while I’ll be sculpting LIVE in Tiltbrush VR ) or have a fancy portal to any place on the web you wish to use to share your content with our audience.
The possibilities are limitless to create and share any kind of content in the Somnium Space and in the virtual world, we are presenting during this event. We are making history and creating a path to connect on a brand new level expanding the boundaries of the art, creativity, and contribution to the global burning man community.
Landing Page – Take Me to Your Burn
We are building designated Landing page that will connect all the elements of the Virtual Event – Take Me to Your Burn
Our main mission is to share the creativity, art and music to all burners around the globe and and unite them through 3 dimensional experience.
Our landing page will serve as a gateway to 3 ways of participation in this virtual multiverse event.
- Fully interactive and beyond the imagination experience with VR headset at Somnium Space
- 2D experience at Somnium Space that gives you an opportunity to be a part of all events happening in the virtual world
- Online video platform that offers live video streaming with a powerful adaptive media player, platform is accessible on any device
There will be more tools at our landing page to keep track and communicate during the event.
- Community chats
- Data feeds
- Interactve timetables
- Collaboration show rooms
- Stream my own Live content
- and many more to come……
- Streaming that will happen from your virtual or physical studio to the platform and distrubuted directly to the virtual event at Somnium space
- Streaming directly from the event at Somnium Space back to the platform featuring the happening at the event with participants from VR and 2D.
- This way any burner can experience all dimensions of our event and take a part actively or as an observer and will not miss any angle of this remarkable event.
- Main Features: Live streaming, On demand videos from previous streams, Responsive platfrom, Active chats, Unlimited viewers, live recording, FTP file upload, Real time analytics, Unlimited viewers, Live countdown for imporant events, Multi-Bitrate streaming, Full 1080p HD Broadcasting and many more.
Plans of the event
The event will take place right at the center of Somnium Space, detailed maps, timetables will be provided in next few weeks and will be installed in Somnium Space at numerous locations
How to Participate
You can send us application directly with online form.
What we need to know from you
- Name (Project, Solo artists ….)
- Email where we can contact you if your project selected
- Website or any other online portfolio with your previous work
- Message – your idea for collaboration / art installation
- What you do – choose an area where your project should fit.
After we select your project we will contact you directly with more information and will give you access to our dedication to the event discord server where you can communicate with other collaborators and get to know important details for the event.
Link to the form:https://form.jotform.com/202022631920036
Collaborations until 22.07.2020
We have 35+ different visual artists spread among 6 exhibition centers , but will soon optimize and add a couple more. with names such as Javier Arres, Maxosiris, George Boya, Yura Miron, Robness, Metageist, Spaced Painter, LuluXXX, Marc-o-Matic, Eloh Projects, Glass Crane, Moxarra, GiselFlorez, Silviovieira, neurocolor, Neon3000, Cryptospectr, PXLPET, fabinrasheed, WizardX, CypherChthonic, etc …
Fusion Culture, Mindspring label, Kamino Records, solo djs and musicians that will be announced until the end of july.
Will be announced soon
Somnium Space, Somnium Times, Kindling project Burning Man
Team behind the event
We are a team of 10 people and growing by the day
Join us to be a part of the history and to build with us 3-dimensional experience and a virtual world where all of us can share our path and connect on a brand new level expanding the boundaries of the art, creativity, and contribution to the global community.