Saturday Art: Phoenix by Sebastian Miles

By: Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00 pm

In late September of 2011, I remember camping with some friends. We were celebrating Burning Man, the massive festival in the Nevada desert, at a Central Texas campground since we couldn’t make it to the big event. On the last day, I remember the skies filling up with smoke. Most of us assumed there was a fire nearby.

In reality, the fire was much further away and much larger than we realized. As we traveled back, we heard the real news — and that the fire had cost a camp mate almost all her worldly possessions. The Bastrop County Wildfires of 2011 were the most destructive wildfires in the history of Texas.

Two years after the fires went out, one artist displayed a memorial to them at Art Outside.

FDL Movie Night: Spark: A Burning Man Story

By: Monday August 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Welcome Home!

That’s how participants in Burning Man greet each other on arrival on the “playa,” their dusty home for the week long interactive, volunteer-driven event. Theoretically, every person participates in some way — bringing their spirit, their art, their music, food, costumes, and more to Black Rock City — the temporary metropolis that forms annually in a remote Nevada desert.

Late Night: Let’s Play Movie Producer–The John McAfee Story

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00 pm

John McAfee, the anti-computer virus pioneer who went all Colonel Kurtz/rave gangsta in the jungles of Belize experimenting with extreme drugs, boinking young girls, and allegedly murdering his neighbor, was captured in Guatemala because some noob journo with an iPhone forgot to scrub the geo-data before uploading the photo. Oops.

Paul Addis and Burning Man: The Radio KDVS Interview (Part 2)

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 7:16 pm

On November 16, Richard Estes interviewed me on his KDVS program Speaking In Tongues about Burning Man and the recent suicide of Paul Addis. This is part 2 of the interview, in which we talk more about the effects of police and pranksters on countercultures and activist movements.

Paul Addis and Burning Man: KDVS Radio Interview, pt 1

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 12:20 pm

On November 16, Richard Estes interviewed me on his KDVS program Speaking In Tongues about Burning Man and the recent suicide of Paul Addis. Burning Man centers around an annual festival in a temporary desert city that surrounds a human effigy. This effigy is ritually burned on Saturday night of the week-long event, but Addis was jailed for setting fire to it on the Monday before its scheduled destruction.

Burning Man, the Death of Paul Addis, and Radical Activism

By: Friday November 2, 2012 6:15 am

Paul Addis, the man convicted of arson at Burning Man, the massive fire arts festival, committed suicide on Saturday night.

Late Night: Flam Chen (#ArtOutside)

By: Saturday October 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Flam Chen is a ‘new circus’ troupe based out of Tucson, Arizona. They have their origins in Crash Worship, an anarchic performance troupe of the 80s and 90s which was heavily influential.

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