Can’t make it to Burning Man 2009 this year? Here are a few ways you can experience the event remotely through the wonders of the Interweb.
The Burning Blog
photo by John Curley
Once again John Curley has been doing a fantastic job documenting the evolution of Black Rock City. This year John is joined by an expanded team of bloggers who are posting updates on the Burning Blog as the event unfolds.
Throughout the week people will be uploading photos from the Playa. Here are all the photos tagged “burningman2009” on Flickr sorted by interestingness.
Live Broadcast of Burning Man
Live broadcast of Burning Man on Ustream.
It would be an understatement to say that Twitter will be huge at Burning Man this year. The existing wifi network along with this being the first year with cell phone coverage, is going to make it easier than ever for people to post Twitter updates from the playa. Also at long last Burning Man has not just one, but two official Twitter accounts: @burningman & @blackrockcity
Foursquare, the popular location based social network, is making it’s Burning Man debut this year, with people checking in and becoming major of various locations around Black Rock City, including “The Man”.
Of course Burning Man has now a Facebook page, featuring status updates from the organizers, along with comments, photos and video from the participants.
Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR)
photo by unknown
You can listen to a live audio stream of Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR).
For those of you old school geeks, the Burning Man IRC channel is located at #burningman on irc.freenode.net.