Jim Carrey, the Queen of Diamonds and the Maharishi

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONEFunnyman and Hollywood A-lister Jim Carrey has named Burning Man in a recent Commencement Address to MUM: The Maharishi University of Management (who honored him with a doctorate)

The context is after he shows a painting which took him thousands of hours to complete, weeks and weeks like a madman alone on a scaffolding. There’s a blacklight surprise at 18:12, leading up to the BM reference at 18:32.

Full transcript here.


An Architect In Support of An Artist

ross asselstineThe Temple of Descendants is no more. Here is the project organizer Ross Asseslstine, talking about the engineering and architecture that goes into the Temple design, less than a month ago. Ironically, he begins his lecture with disparaging comments about David Best‘s engineering capability without him.

As bizarre as it seems that Burning Man would announce the Temple before closing the deal for it, it seems even more bizarre that Ross would be out in the community giving lectures about it to colleges, while still trying to agree on terms with BMOrg. He seems like someone passionate about what he’s doing, we hope that he will continue to contribute to the Burner community in the future.


De Young Guest Lecture on Burning Man


The Desert Arts Preview is on at the De Young museum in Golden Gate Park, June 8 2014. It is a free event, but reservations are necessary. Get in quick! From deyoung.famsf.org

Guest Lectures: Burning Man 2014 Desert Arts Preview

Concept Drawing by David Normal

June 8, 2014 – 2:00pm

This is Burning Man’s very popular annual artist lecture series, which offers a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress for Burning Man 2014. You will hear from artists who are creating revolutionary works of art, often in highly collaborative ways. Some have been creating work for the inhospitable tabula rasa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for many years, while others are creating work for the first time.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn what’s new and how you can get involved and support artists at Burning Man and throughout the year. Each speaker will have approximately 10 minutes, so please make your reservations and arrive promptly. The auditorium will open at 1:30 pm for ticket holders only.

Ticket Information

Advance tickets are required. It is a free event, but reservations are necessary. There is limited availability. Reserve by clicking the ticket link below.

Contact Information

Gregory Stock
(415) 750-7694