Spoilers: Drone shots of Burning Man 2018
On Monday, the Burning Man Webcast team shot some amazing high-res footage of this year's Burning Man using a drone.
It starts facing the Man itself and then flies over and around it. Then it flies over to the Temple, which is still in construction, and then it spins around so we can see the city itself. The footage is really quite stunning!
The webcast's producer Matthew Reyes played it on the Burning Man Live Stream (and may do so again) and, while I can't share the video footage, I did get permission to share some of the screenshots I grabbed. Seriously, if you don't want to see this year's city, this is where you turn back now.
I left the images clickable so you can see zoom in a bit:
The road to the Man. I spy Hank Willis Thomas' piece, All Power to All People, on the left hand side (it's a giant Afro pick)
A view of the Man from behind the Man, looking at Black Rock City
Here's the Temple. In the back, you can see the city from about 9:30 to 10:00
Here's a different shot of the Temple, showing the 2:00 side
Now we're behind the Temple, looking at the Man and the center of the city
And, lastly, we get Center Camp, along with the Department of Mutant Vehicles' line
This year, I'm arriving late and leaving late. Normally, I arrive early and leave early. This will be the first time I've seen the actual Burn since 1996 and it will be the first time I've ever seen the Temple Burn. This footage got me super excited to be there!
How to reengineer our systems to address climate change's refugee crisis and create new, high-density cities on demand
Vinay Gupta (previously) is a polymath engineer/inventor, whose Buckminster Fuller-inspired "hexayurts" can be found all over Burning Man (and my novel Walkaway).
One of you out there needs your vehicle (“car, truck, van, boat, RV, motorcycle, ATV, golf cart or any 12 volt supplied power source”) to roar like Godzilla, I just know it. So, you’re welcome. The Godzilla Roar Car Horn is available from Boom Blasters ($39.99-$59.99). Thanks, Maggie! Godzilla image via The Wrap
The job listing for a vacancy in Burning Man's HR department is pretty anodyne, until you get to this: "Some of the work will be in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature." "Possible" is really underselling it, to be honest.
The biggest companies in the world rely on Python to power their technology and services, and more brands of all sizes are jumping on board. As the second best-paid programming language in the country, Python offers developers the chance to make an average of $120K a year. Take your career, and your salary, to the […]
You’d be surprised anyone would have to say this, but…there are plenty of items that don’t belong in a suitcase. Like a bag of dead birds. No, really…people are actually packing bags of small dead birds into their luggage these days. Look, we can’t tell you how to pack. That’s your business. But we can […]
Presidents’ Day and VPNs may not be a natural fit at first glance. But think about it for a minute. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were both American presidents whose legacies are forever tied with liberty and freedom. And what is a VPN service if not absolute web liberty and freedom for all your digital […]