For the last four years, the Burning Life festival has helped Second Life Residents recognize the true creative potential of our ever-changing and ever-growing world. This year, Second Life’s annual homage to Burning Man is back, bigger and more imaginative than ever!
The Burning Life grounds will appear in the shape of an 18-estate island. The specially created location echoes the spirit of Burning Man’s Black Rock Desert without the blood-boiling Nevada heat and the bitterly cold nights. Burning Life will begin on September 24th this year in order to provide real life Burning Man attendees with the opportunity to participate. Monday, October 1st after the Temple burn, will mark the disappearance of Burning Life once again. Objects and land ownership will be wiped, leaving participants and visitors with a lingering suspicion that it was all just a wonderful dream.
Burning Life Details
Burning Life is about collaborative art and expression, not commerce. No sales (or other money transactions) or advertisements are allowed. The Burning Life parcels cannot be terraformed and will not capture dwell. As this is a collaborative project, participants are asked to limit their use of scripts to insure that the festival grounds offer a level performance that allows visitors to enjoy everyone’s creations.
Use of Burning Life land is free of charge and won’t count against your land tier. Small theme camps are first come, first serve. You can register for any one of those 62 plots through the terminals placed on each parcel. Apply for a large theme camp, of which there are only 16, by submitting a detailed proposal to the Burning Life committee no later than September 7, 2007. Art installs are also available! This year, we are pleased to announce that over 250 art installs will be open for registration. Like theme camps, small art installs are first come, first serve and large installs will be assigned after all proposals have been reviewed. As with theme camps, please submit your proposal for a large art install before the September 7th deadline.
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: Friday, September 7, 2007 at 4pm PDT.
Plots Assigned: No later than Monday, September 10, 2007.
Land Must be Claimed: Monday, September 17, 2007.
Burning the Man: Sunday, September 30, 2007 (watch for more information).
Burning the Temple: Monday, October 1, 2007.
Land Reclaimed: Friday, October 5, 2007.
Resident Events at Burning Life
We encourage Residents who would like to be involved in the Burning Life celebration to please join the group “.:Burning Life:.”, founded by Vicero Lambert, Executive Director of Burning Life, to help in brainstorming and planning other community-driven events for this year’s festival.