From August 17—23rd, 2017, 30,000 participants joined an international cast of artists and crew for the Oregon Eclipse Festival. It rivaled Burning Man in its physical size and artistic scope, with a long list of performing bands and DJs, a multitude of interactive installations, workshops and lecture spaces, circus acts and performances.
Each week stand-up comedian Shane Mauss travels to find the top scientists to explore the meanings of life in a funny, fascinating, and accessible way. This Monday, we visit Austin to speak with paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield about “exciting times.”
Saturday March 25th marks the fourth year of the Conscious Concert event, held in Dublin city. I spoke to Enda Donnellan, one of its organisers, about its origins and what makes it different from more conventional concerts and seminars.
After the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival I was blessed with an opportunity to speak with Dream Rockwell, co-founder of the Do LaB. We spoke about the rewards and challenges which Transformational Festivals offer their participants, both those paying to attend and the teams which are working to bring them about.
Next weekend, June 16th-19th, the ninth annual Firefly Gathering will be taking place in the verdant mountains of Southern Appalachia, right outside of Asheville, North Carolina.
Quiznos roasts Burners in spoof ad, arrests spike up on the playa, and one problem you didn’t know the Pope, Burning Man, and Donald Trump have in common.