EXPERT AUTHOR: Caveat Magister, aka Benjamin Wachs, has written for the Burning Man blog for over ten years. Often cited as one of the main interpreters of Burning Man, Caveat sat on a committee known as the “Philosophical Center” of the Burning Man nonprofit with founder, Larry Harvey, and Director of Education, Stuart Mangrum.
TOPICAL: Burning Man is one of the most popular outdoor festivals each year with 70,000 people attending annually (and many more unable to get the instantly sold-out tickets). Participants come from all parts of the US and the world. This will appeal to those who have gone and those who haven’t and helps explain the popularity of the experience.
ACCESSIBLE: With stories and interviews, the author explains how anyone can use the philosophical ideas of Burning Man to create their own institutions, activities, and events. He also explains the 10 Principles, which are concepts that underlie all aspects of Burning Man and are related to radical inclusion, self-reliance, and decommodification.
“Burning Man—the annual event in the Nevada desert that has been described as an experiment in community and art—has spawned, if not a philosophy and practice, a worldview and movement.”
“This wise and insightful book by Caveat Magister, one of Burning Man founder Larry Harvey’s muses, takes us on a sublime and illuminating journey that helps explain why the world needs Burning Man and its Ten Principles more than ever.”
—Chip Conley, author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow
“Deeply personal yet accessible, The Scene That Became Cities is a first of its kind in the genre of Burning Man literature. The wide-ranging, exemplary discussions thoughtfully cover topics from whether Burning Man truly facilitates individual transformations, to its relevance in the political sphere, to how to translate the principle of radical inclusion, to what Burning Man can offer broader society.”
—Katherine K. Chen, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, The City College of New York
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