The Burning Philosophical Center

What does Burning Man have to offer questions about art and economics?  Contemporary ritual practices?  Artificial intelligence?  

Caveat Magister interviews leading thinkers, in and out of the Burning Man community, to explore the way in which Burning Man culture interacts with larger intellectual and cultural issues. 

Tune in every other Friday evening at 5:00 pm PT (with a rebroadcast on alternating Sundays at 8:00 am PT/5:00 pm CEST as we bring you this series of talks. Check the program schedule for exact dates.

A member of the Burning Man Project’s Philosophical Center, and close collaborator with Larry Harvey, Caveat is the author of “The Scene That Became Cities:  what Burning Man philosophy can teach about building better communities” (to be published June 25, 2019, Penguin Random House). 

Caveat served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca from 2008 – 2013, the lead writer/researcher for Burning Man’s education program from 2016 – 2018, and has been hanging around BMIR pestering people for goddam ever.  He is the author of the short story collection A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, which has nothing to do with Burning Man, and the novel The Deeds of Pounce, which is about goblins. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) burningman (dot) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs  

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