I've been meaning to get to this, and I just got way too wrapped up in silly distractions. So I'm a little behind on the official announcement:
RITES OF PASSAGE
Theme: Rites of Passage
Former Burning Life is now Burn2. The first year of the Burn 2 was a blazing success. We are expecting this coming burn to explode with new and exciting art, fun and performances.
In the spirit of the 10 principles of Burning Man - Radical Inclusion, Radical Self Reliance, Unmediated Interaction - WE MAKE THE BURN! Please help us Fuel the Burn in any way you can. We invite all sl residents to participate in one way or another. This is your Burn!
Volunteers are important year round! There are many areas you can volunteer and help out within whatever time you have available to commit. Your skills are needed or we will help you learn so that you can contribute. Please think about volunteering and be truly part of the Burn! You will not have to commit a lot of time. Take a look at the opportunities.
Touch the kiosk at the LM below to get to the website or go directly to: http://www.burn2.org/volunteer-signup
Burn2 plot information & sales
A bit of history. Burn2, formerly Burning Life, has been around before Second Life was around, weirdly--in that the history of the virtual celebration of the Burn started in 2003, when Second Life was still in pre-development. It was one of the guideposts Philip Linden put in place, because part of what he'd experienced, when he first went to the Burn RL (in 1999), was that feeling of community, sharing, artistry, and interchange. He wanted that on Second Life.
Now in 2011, I think everyone can tell that Second Life has changed, and changed drastically, but at the time, what he wanted was a virtualized, idealized space of sharing, joy, and artistic exploration, with a passionate exchange of ideas for social change and world peace, shared dreams, goals, aspirations, and above all else, interconnectedness.
This, in large part, is what Burn2 still strives to be. Much more free than the sanitized SL Birthday celebrations, the Burn in SL is a festival of art and expression, controversy, community, understanding and sharing that draws participants who've both been on the Playa, and never touched foot in Black Rock in their lives.
Sadly, I got distracted by trivia, and missed posting today's land grab, but there may still be time--contact the team if you really want to build something for the Burn, there may still be plots open. Be creative, be open, embrace the universe. The Burn's part of our history on SL--both on and off the playa.