Nerd (Party) Alert! The Playa Wants Your Sexy Brains

Burners bring everything to Black Rock City.  Massive sculptures, mutant vehicles, dance parties – and big ideas.

For the past five years, the premier on-playa event for Burner academics and people who love finding knowledge in the dust has been the Burning Nerds Cocktail Party and (Un)Conference.  If that sounds like your idea of a good time, then you’re invited.

Wanna come?

WHERE:  Ashram Galactica (6:00 and Guild)
WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 1, 3  – 5
WHAT:  Have a cocktail, grab a microphone, talk NERD!

Big glasses are not required, though they really make you look smart, and smart is sexy.

If you’re the kind of nerd who likes to help?  Bring food, bring alcohol, or show up at 2:30 and say “I’d like to volunteer!”  They love that.  And you’ll get to meet EVEN MORE PEOPLE!

You can also join the Burning Nerds mailing list here.

If you want MORE BRAINS!  MORE! Then have you met the Census Team?  The Census Team is your best friend.  I won’t say they love you … that’s moving a little fast … but they have set up a series of Data Bash events.  Check these out:

  • Sex on the Playa!  (Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) – The psychology and data sets of sex, sexual communities, and sexual risk at Burning Man.
  • Transformative Experiences! (Wednesday, August 31st, 1:00. – 2:00 p.m.) – The Psychology and Philosophy of transformative experiences at Burning Man.
  • Diversity on the Playa! (Thursday, September 1st, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.) – Hear the latest in quantitative data and qualitative analysis from the Census team about diversity in Black Rock City.
  • Data Release Party! (Friday, September 2, 2:30 -3:30 p.m.)  – Be the first to hear about the results of BRC Census’ 2016 Random Sampling, and ask questions.

If that’s your kind of party, then we’re your people, and you should show up and develop a whole new model for raising the roof.  

See you in the dust.

(Photo Credit:  Flaming Lotus Girls)

About the author: Caveat Magister

Caveat is Burning Man's Philosopher Laureate. A founding member of its Philosophical Center, he is the author of The Scene That Became Cities: what Burning Man philosophy can teach us about building better communities, and Turn Your Life Into Art: lessons in Psychologic from the San Francisco Underground. He has also written several books which have nothing to do with Burning Man. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) burningman (dot) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs