Most of the research in this presentation was done in 2016 to be presented with my series Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon – the Shadow History of Burners. That project turned into a monster, 23.5 hours of content over 8 videos. So this one went on the backburner. I was inspired to dust it off again from some recent conversations I’ve had on social media.
You are welcome to re-use these slides in your own videos and posts if you credit me. Please note some of the images (from Almaty) I paid several hundred dollars in licensing fees for permission to use in this presentation, this license is not conveyed on to anyone else, you should purchase your own rights to use them.
There are extensive notes to each slide in the Powerpoint format.
My art has inspired more art! As an artist, that’s a great feeling. Clearsight Productions has done a fantastic job in telling the Burning Man story in countercultural context with this excellent new documentary.
Burning Man is an annual event held at Black Rock city in the Nevada desert. This documentary film explores to connections between the CIA, Pentagon, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, the occult, Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley, LSD, mind control, transhumanism, neo-pagan rituals, the counter-culture
Kudos also to The Dudermensch who got there first with this wonderful highlight reel tribute: