Inside the Generator, Space Whale, & da Vinci’s Mind

I spent the last week working on the Dream Swing at The Generator in Sparks, NV.   This place is amazing. (Check out this blog post by Affinity to learn more about it.)

During breaks from our project, I’ve been able to meet a number of amazing artists and admire their creative processes.

Want to get a feel for what the vibe is like at the Generator as Burners are preparing for BRC 2016? Check out the archives of these scrappy live broadcasts:

Talking with Colin O’Bryan and Phoenix of “Inside the Mind of Da Vinci”
“I’m looking for a Master – who is actually producing something that I admire…and that’s who I build with… and that’s what I consider collaboration.”

Donate to Inside The Mind of Da Vinci

Interview with Kesley about “The Space Whale”
“It starts with a dream…a whale as the perfect ambassador…”

Interview with Matt Shultz about The Pier Group & Gifting
“I came home and had a Big Idea. And the only way it could happen is if I did it with friends…”
Donate to The Space Whale

Interview with Lindsay of The Generator
“I’m the MacGuyver…I’m the one that comes up with solutions…”

Donate to The Generator

Me helping with the Pink Heart Dream Swing (co-hosted by 8 year old Kam):
“I am still a little limited with my skills…”

Donate to Pink Heart

I’m so grateful to everyone involved in The Generator. I can’t wait to see your projects come alive in the dust!

About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 21-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and coaches people how to be radically self expressed in the default world. You can find his full Playa Tips & Tricks series at

One comment on “Inside the Generator, Space Whale, & da Vinci’s Mind

  • Gerflash says:

    Halcyon, You say you’re limited in your skills. I’ll say two things: 1. Join the club! That includes everyone. and 2. You are amazing at what you can do! And everyone else is, too, if only they can find out what that is.
    That is my wish for the people of all the world.

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