Burn2 is finally upon us. Opening the gates at noon today, Saturday October 19th, you’ll get access to several sims worth of art, entertainment, culture and freebies.
The Torch got a preview of some of the exhibits and the Man itself.
One of the exhibits we looked at was made by Yman Juran, also known as The Burning Woman.
Yman has been a real life firedancer for over 3 decades and brings her skills and spirituality into Second Life. With her dance she offers entertainment and with her exhibit she offers contemplation and wisdom older than anyone know. The exhibit is a representation of the mysterious Urantia Revelation, a book written almost 100 years ago by an unknown author, supposedly by celestial beings that tells about wisdom beyond human age in both spirituality and science.
Yman Juran will perform her firedance two times during Burn2, Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th at 11am.
Another exhibitor we found was Holly Loll. To say Holly is unique is not an exaggeration, she is in fact a 2-dimensional character with a perceptive perspective on the world.
Her exhibit is a breath-taking display of mind tricks and perspective magic, consisting entirely of 2-dimensional drawings in a 3-dimensional space, allowing her to play with your eyes as you play with her exhibit. She has a lot of interactive elements that will blow your mind.
She got the idea to become 2D a few years ago, when a friend asked her to create an avatar for him. She said she wasn’t good enough to do skins, but she’d try. To help her out, he sent her some sketches of hand-drawn stick men and she followed the sketches exactly, thus creating an avatar that was a 2-dimensional, hand-drawn stick man.
Of course, we also got to see the Man itself. It’s an exact replica of the physical Man that was burned in Nevada in August during Burning Man.
There are a lot more exhibits to visit and if you need a moment of peace and contemplation, you can always visit the temple. The Playa is big, but don’t worry about the distance. DMV, Department of Monster Vehicles, have set up vehicle rezers and main roads over the Playa so you can get around easily.
At the moment you land on the Playa, you will be greeted and helped around, so don’t worry, you’re in good hands. You will be given a lot of free items, both from the organizers and from exhibitors and many of the exhibits are interactive, so feel free to touch anything you can see here.
Other than that, there are parties almost 24/7 during this week.
No matter if you’re new or a veteran to both Second Life and Burning Man, you will be taken care of here. Everyone is included and not a single L$ will trade hands while you’re here. You will get as close to Burning Man as you possibly can without actually going to Nevada!
You will find a complete list of exhibits along with landmarks and a lot of other information on the official Burn2 Website.