Larry Harvey passed away after a stroke on 4/28/2018.
His good friend John Perry Barlow, born in the same year as him (1948), died earlier this year on the 22nd anniversary of his Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace.
According to the official account, Burning Man is in its 33rd year this year.
Rather than a eulogy, we’ve made a tribute to Larry – in his own words.
It’s an amazing thing that he and his collaborators created, that’s for sure. What will happen to the philosophy of Burning Man now, without its Chief Philosopher? Perhaps it will live on through the Ten Principles, but there was a philosophy of Burning Man long before those came out.
We support A Balanced Perspective’s suggestion that The Man this year wear a cowboy hat atop his robot head, in honor of his Creator.
Here’s some of the worldwide media coverage of Larry’s passing:
My Brother Larry: A Photo Essay by Stewart Harvey
Official Burning Man obituary by Stuart Mangrum