How To Experience Burning Man 2008 Remotely

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Can’t make it to Burning Man 2008 this year? Here are a few ways you can experience the event remotely through the wonders of the Interweb.

The Burning Blog

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John Curley has been doing a fantastic job writing updates and posting photos to The Burning Blog, documenting the construction of Black Rock City this year and on through the start of the event.


Throughout the week people will be uploading photos from the Playa. Here are all the photos tagged “burningman2008” on Flickr sorted by interestingness.


Danger Ranger has been uploading some wonderful photos of Black Rock City.

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Make sure to check out the great DPW Mug Shots series by Serra.

Current & TV Free Burning Man

Current will be covering Burning Man again for the third straight year with TV Free Burning Man, uploading videos from the Playa and streaming the burn live on Saturday, August 30th at 9pm EST/PST. This year they are encouraging Burning Man participants to come to the Current camp and make their own videos as part of their “Postcards From The Playa” program.


With the combination of the wi-fi cloud and proliferation of iPhones, there many updates on Twitter from Burning Man this year. Twitter Search will bring up all of the mentions of “burningman” and we recommend following our Burning Man friends @danger_ranger, @sfslim, @actiongrl, @josephpred, @tomprice, @spanktar and of course @theburningman.

Black Rock City Webcam

Center Camp Webcam

HyperJohnGraham is running his live video stream of Burning Man from center camp and Burning Man has also mounted a live webcam on the top of the Burning Man office in Gerlach, where you can watch as people come and go from the event.

Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR)

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You can listen to a live audio stream of Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR).



The Burning Man IRC channel is located at #burningman on

Black Rock City OpenStreetMap on Flickr

An OpenStreetMap has been created of Black Rock City using geotagged photos.

See Previously:

Burning Man 2008: Building Black Rock City

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.