Winter Burn 2019: Seasonal Perceptions


Seasonal Perceptions: Theme for Burn2’s Winter Burn Event

Perception — the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

This is particularly important as we move through the seasons… especially the holidays.  However, our perceptions are affected by our environment… the things and people around us.  Even the weather!  At this time of year, one person might be shoveling the snow off his driveway while another might spend the day surfing the waves off the coast of Australia!

But it is also influenced by our imaginations.  Michael Whelan, a world-renowned artist, once did a painting of his young daughter who loved playing in the sandbox.  What he did differently is depict his daughter wearing a spacesuit and playing in a lunar sandbox!

Our perceptions ares a driving force in how we interact with the world around us.  But imagination is also a strong influencer.  Given all that, how would you perceive the seasons?  Would you reflect the environment around you… or imagine something completely off the wall and different?  Show us your “Seasonal Perceptions!”

Lamplighters will help to open the event with a walk-on from the Welcome Area to the main stage.

Artists and builders are invited to sign up for a plot (limited number, first come first served). We also have a collaborative build area set aside for Burners who would like to join a team with other creatives to build to theme. Signup is available at On this form, one can indicate interest in the collaborative team or a single plot. There is also an opt-in available to be part of the Ten Principles Hunt if signing up for a single plot.

As for performers – live singers, group acts and DJs – watch for the self-signup to play at Burn2 in the next few days. If you know you are interested, you can contact Cuga Rajal inworld, until the signup sheet is available.

The Weather Machine will have its place at the center of the playa, an interactive build gleefully doomed to burn!

Mark Your Calendar and SHARE the News!

We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and community, to explore the builds and enjoy the music that will fill the air over the playa. The BURN2 Calendar at will fill up quickly as performers sign up.



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BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.


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BURN2 Town Hall and “Burniversity” lessons

Learn about the upcoming Burn 2 at the next townhall meeting. Inara has more info:

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

logoBURN2 have announced a Town Hall meeting for all Burners and interested parties on Sunday, July 17th, which will take place in the Burning Man Playa. The aim of the meeting is to pass on all the latest news and information on activities and events, including the upcoming Octoburn.

In addition, there’s also news on “Burniversity” courses on using textures as avatar skins like those seen at this year’s Skin Burn Fashion show.

The press release on the Town Hall meeting reads in full:

July 17, 2016 9:00am SLT, 6:00pm SLT

“Welcome Home!” we say to Burners, calling out across the grid, welcome Home to the Playa! You’re invited to a Town Hall meeting where we bring you news of the year just past and announcements of the upcoming Big Burn and all the good stuff that comes with it.

Catch up on what we’ve done since…

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Santalarity: calling builders and performers in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The playa is going Christmas, check out the upcoming winter event at Burn 2. Inara has the scoop:

Source: Santalarity: calling builders and performers in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Burn 2 ~ Carnival of Mirrors ~ part five

More info from Burn 2:

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Snapshot_019Here are some final photos of Carnival of Mirrors. The installation above is one of my favorites.Snapshot_015There were thought provoking installations that made me more introspective and even less into photography and note carding info.Snapshot_016Looking into the past.Snapshot_017Looking into the future.Snapshot_018I was especially pleased to see the campgrounds fill up so fast. It’s a great way to have an immersive experience for the week, logging in and out by your tent.

The idea of pop-up galleries and places seems to work in this oh-so ephemeral virtual world. I do know the feeling of creating something and wanting it to stay for a while so more people can experience it. Photographs can help with documentation and memories but they’re way different than being there. Of course.Snapshot_021Thanks to everyone who put creativity, time and energy into Burn 2 2015. Snapshot_022

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BURN2 2015: The Man burns today

Catch the Burning Man actually burn today! Daniel Voyager has more info:

Daniel Voyager

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The Man will be burning today at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pm SLT at the annual BURN2 2015 event in Second Life. It’s going to be very exciting and the best one yet. Don’t miss this! 😀

SLURL – arrive early because there will be hundreds of avatars watching from nearby regions!

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The Temple will be burning on Sunday 25th October 2015 at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pm SLT.

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Spread the word and enjoy the burns 🙂

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BURN2: A Carnival of Mirrors coming to Second Life

Inara blogs about the upcoming Burn2 big event, A Carnival of Mirrors:

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Inside the Temple: BURN2, 2014 Inside the Temple: BURN2, 2014

BURN2 2015 will be opening its gates on Saturday 17th October, and will run through until Sunday 25th October 2015, culminating in the burning of the Man on Saturday, October 24th and the burning of the Temple on Sunday, October 25th.

The official press release describers the theme as being:

About mirrors and masks, mazes and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an old­ fashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential question:  within our media­ saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster and who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?

Classic carnivals, as theatres of illusion, upheld a very strict dividing line that separated  carnies, cast as showmen, from members of a naïve public who were labelled chumps and  suckers, marks and rubes. Our carnival, however, will perform an even more subversive trick  — its motto is Include the Rube. The wall dividing the observer from observed will disappear,  as by an act of magic; through the alchemy of interaction, everyone at once can be the carny  and the fool.

BURN2 2014: The Man BURN2 2014: The Man

The plot sale is now open, as is the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Applications. You can purchase a plot for BURN2 directly from the kiosks on the playa, with parcels priced as follows:

  • 512 sq m / 117 LI – L$2,500
  • 1024 sq m / 234 LI – L$5,000
  • 208 sq m / 468 LI – L$10,000

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Burn 2 Primordial Is Now Open!

From the official Burn 2 website:

“Primordial, the BURN2 Conception event, opens at 9:00am SLT Friday the 10th of July, with tunes provided by Trowzer Boa, followed by the Lamplighters’ opening procession accompanied by D-oo-b.

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