The family tree : the history of the San Francisco Suicide Club, Gary Warne's Chaotic Principles, Tales of the Suicide Club -- Rethinking Cacophony : the Lance factor: ruminations on the Cacophony Society from its inception by a founding member -- Big doings : SantaCon, the Zone Trip Concept, Burning Man and other Zone Trips, and art cars -- The Cacophony pandemic : the Society moves out : tales of lodges in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, and beyond -- Cacophony 2.0 and fellow travelers : tales of latter day Cacophonists and the collaborative groups who joined with the Cacophony Society to create bigger events -- The events : tales from Rough Draft and a sampling of the many events conjured by Cacophonists -- Ephemera: snippets of the flotsom and jetsom left in Cacophony's wake.
"Enabling Creative Chaos tracks how a small, underfunded group of organizers transformed into an unconventional corporation with a ten-million-dollar budget and two thousand volunteers. Over the years, Burning Man's organizers have experimented with different management models; learned how to recruit, motivate, and retain volunteers; and developed strategies to handle regulatory agencies and respond to media coverage. This remarkable evolution, Chen reveals, offers important lessons for managers in any organization, particularly in uncertain times."
"Bruder explores the unique ethos and breathtaking art installations that have shaped the event, along with Black Rock City's distinctive landmarks, pranks, lore, and gift-based economy." Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and ephemera.
"This book features work by nearly a dozen photographers documenting the Black Rock Arts Festival, better known as Burning Man. This annual event draws thousands of revelers to a desolate stretch of desert for a few days of performance art, naked frolicking, and a bizarre, mock auto-da-fé wherein the giant wood and neon Burning Man is destroyed in the culmination of this festival of images. Sixteen pages of text separate the daylight photos from those taken at night, and the endpapers, prints of the cracked and empty desert surface, neatly wrap this exquisitely beautiful package."
"The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert is Shaping the New American Counterculture" offers an extraordinary, up-close and personal view of the Burning Man social experiment. Over the course of 25 years, what began as an unusual San Francisco beach party has evolved into an annual event in which 50,000 people assemble a city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for one spectacular week. Fire artists, circus freaks, music aficionados, idealists, the sexually adventurous and many more types representing modern American counterculture assemble and learn from one another. "The Tribes of Burning Man" focuses upon the impact that this grand undertaking has had on the people who participate within in and American society at large from 2004 to the present day, and is highly recommended for public and college library cultural studies shelves.
@FIU - Short stories: Among the tootalonians -- Wild girls -- Little America -- Smothered mate -- Burning man -- Candy -- Winter storms -- Mythmakers -- American martyrs -- Jekyll Island -- The athlete.
Publication Date: 2010-06-08: University of California Press
"Gilmore's study brings new voices and experiences to current debates about religion versus spirituality through her richly textures descriptions of the characters, events, and spaces that make up the seemingly strange but culturally significant festival." CD included.