Still waiting to add "This is Burning Man" to my collection. Amazon has already shipped the book, so I'm a couple of wickets from getting my hands on it.
I've been fascinated by Burning Man for awhile. Basically, a city of some forty odd thousand comes together every year, for about eight to ten days to, well, burn stuff and party. Doherty says it better:
Then there's this article by John Robb, "The Coming Urban Terror." Cities, as we know them, are fragile things. The geek in me is fascinated by the permutations of technology, globalization and the rampaging of T. Friedman's "Super empowered angry man." Burning Man is made up of people seeking a, albeit temporary and voluntary, respite from the "stress" of city life. What happens when they have to, well, run.
Randomly adultish flickr stream here.
(sorry for the 'blue' post. Safari acts funky sometimes.)