This year’s Temple Burn had to be postponed (to next Sunday, November 4, 2018) because Second Life was experiencing massive technical issues, but at least the Man Burn went well. I’ll admit to some disappointment, however. I always love filming it, but this year, it happened so fast that I didn’t film it at either burn. However, the burning of the structure beneath The Man went well and provided an excellent setting for filming and photographing the dancing in the embers after the burn. Some of these photos are below.
Electric Sheep is one of the five sims in Burn2 this year. The following are a few builds I’ve photographed. There’s a lot more there to see than just these!
- I, Robot Main Stage http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Electric%20Sheep/168/125/25
One of the official Burn2 stages where you can dance and catch performances. Check the Burn2 event calendar at http://www.burn2.org/calendar
2. R.U.R – Rossum’s Universal Robots by Vian Magic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Electric%20Sheep/78/74/26
This build is based on a 1920 Czech play, Rossum’s Universal Robots, in which the word “robot” was first used (although in today’s terms, they were more like androids). In the play, a factory creates synthetic humans who at first work for real humans, but end up rebelling and wiping out humanity. You can read about R.U.R. in Wikipedia and you can read the entire play on the University of Adelaide website.
In Vian’s Burn2 build, Robots visit a Robot Museum to learn their origins.
3. Grand Piano with Music Notes by Fuschia Nightfire (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Electric Sheep/150/110/25
A large, crystalline-seeming grand piano, with keys flowing off to the sides and musical notes hovering above.
4. Maxie Halpern Memorial by Pianoman (p1an0man) and Daark Gothly http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Electric Sheep/37/106/25
A memorial to Maxie Halpern, who died on July 8, 2018.
5. Lost in Space by Lillith Loneraven (lillithslair) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Electric Sheep/187/71/25
An extremely ambitious build that may be confusing for some. You can find yourself in interesting, beautiful spaces, you can find hidden free gifts, or you may find yourself just lost in space. This photo is of a beautiful planet I found on one visit, but never was able to find again.
There’s a lot more to see, so come and explore.
Burn2 ends in a few days with Burning the Man on this Saturday, October 27, 2018, and of the Temple on Sunday. Builds will remain up for a few days after that, but there will be no more events. Visit now!
In this post, I’m presenting some photos from Time Machine, one of the five sims in the Burn2 Playa. These are only a few of the builds you’ll see there.
Click any image to see an enlargement.
#1. Dig #64 The Cavern Club http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Time Machine/60/21/25
The year is 2164 AD. Androids have taken over and humans are gone, but android society is breaking down. They realize that humans had something essential that androids do not have: culture, so androids are now digging up old centers of human culture, seeking the culture they themselves have not known. This site is dig #64, at Matthew Street in Liverpool, England, the site of the old Cavern Club , where androids are uncovering music of the 1960s.
#2. XD Robotics: An exploration of RobARTics by Daark Gothly & Xiija http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Time Machine/106/20/25
Humans of all classes are scanned and enter a processor from which they emerge as robots.
#3. World Robots Wrestling League by Slatan Dryke maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Time Machine/110/224/25
Two wrestlers, El Santo (prim) and The Gravedigger (mesh) face each other.
#4. Deep Thought by Dorie Bernstein http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Time Machine/46/125/25
Colorful raw 1’s and 0’s get processed and poured monochromatically into waiting goblets.
#5. Boxanne: Rusty robots and wild art on the playa by Elle Thorkveld http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Time Machine/62/71/25
The Man of course is the reason we are all here. On Saturday October 27, 2018 he will burn twice, after Lamplighter processions that begin at 10am and 4pm SLT. During the Burn itself and the hour or so leading up to it, only authorized personnel will be allowed in the sim.
I’ve been too busy this week to write, so here are some photos of the Temple in this week’s Burn2 (Burning Man in Second Life).
If you do only one thing at Burn2 this week, be sure to come and dance with the Lamplighters at the Temple (full disclosure: I am a Lamplighter Elder). Lamplighters leave Lamplighter Village in a procession at about noon and 6pm SLT (Second Life Time) today, Thursday, and Friday and arrive at the Temple about 15 minutes later. You can teleport to Lamplighter Village at maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Deep Hole/140/128/25 and you can teleport to the Temple at maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/167/95/25
The Temple is the spiritual heart of Burn2. A tradition there for nearly two decades has been for people to leave special thoughts in the Sensor, such as prayers for people in their lives they have lost. On Sunday, the last day of Burn2, the prayers and thoughts will be read aloud as the Temple burns to the ground to end the festival. The Sensor is on the Temple’s second floor.