I’m a fan of these artists’ work, and think this might be their biggest and best installation yet. I have to admit, though, that I liked the sketches submitted by all the other artists. Some were a little less feasible, and a couple were fairly abstract. I still thought each one had merits and hope to see them in one form or another someday.
For those coming from the world of technology and virtual worlds, Burning Man is the closest thing to building a virtual world in the real one. It’s no secret that Burning Man inspired Second Life. Second Life continues to have in-world Burning Man events, and I’ve built a virtual Black Rock Desert in SineSpace (check out a dust storm test here). After years of participation I am still blown away by the amazing pieces and performances at the real-world event. This year’s man base design is no exception.