Burning Man’s “Social Alchemist” Bear Kittay delivers a talk at TEDx Oaxaca, Mexico entitled “Burning Man, a Global Movement”. He talks about being in the desert without the Man, which taught him self-reliance. His first trip to Burning Man, he was reminded of how he found himself. He relates Burning Man to the layout of Cheyenne, Wyoming, a city of a similar size. He says there are more than 50 Burning Man events around the world, and the companies involved, even if they are non-profits, are tied back into the central Burning Man mothership entity via their by-laws. He outlines Burning Man’s plan to save the world, by creating networks of for-profit companies and civic action groups, and re-inventing the culture that governs technology.
It’s not the first time there has been a TEDx talk about Burning Man (as opposed to the TEDx Black Rock City event, that is held annually on the Playa). Michaela Rygrova gave a talk at TEDx Brattislava earlier this year. Sadly, no subtitles.