May 25, 2005

Deconstructing Burning Man

Chris Clark pointed to an old post that descrbes, sorta, what burning man is and isn't, and what it gets and misses.

How self-absorbed do you need to be not to notice a mountain range? I understand that having all those folks walking around wearing only paint and strips of tinfoil can be a little distracting. But not noticing a mountain range for a whole week? Or even worse: noticing it, but finding it unremarkable?

I'll bet early burning man was a lot like early blogging. And I bet not figuring treasures into our writing in favor of strips of tin foil makes blogging now a lot like burning man now.

Since I doubt I'll find myself at burning man in this lifetime, I enjoyed Chris's post. Found all this over at Rox's digs.