How To Experience Burning Man 2009 Remotely

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

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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.

Also Flickr just announced that they are supporting machine tags for Burning Man photos so that they will show up on Burning Man Earth using the Burning Man API.

Live Broadcast of Burning Man

Live broadcast of Burning Man on Ustream.


Burning Man on Twitter

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 at Burning Man

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”.


Burning Man on Facebook

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)


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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

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.