BURN2 has been virtually burning in Second Life for a long time now. We have a whole community of burners that put on a really great Burnal Equinox and we invite you to come play with us. The platform we use is Second Life and it’s free. You can download the viewer that comes with a free avatar that you use to interact in the virtual environment.
It’s not too hard to learn how to do some basic things. Just download the viewer and come in-world for May 1st weekend. We will have performers on our stages and amazing art to check out on our Playa. You can search “Burning Man 2.0” in the search bar to find our group to join and you can search “Deep Hole Sim” to find the Playa.
Leading up to the weekend, we post a sign-up on our website where burners sign up to participate. www.burn2.org. Greet at the gate, build a camp, perform on stage with your online stream. And you are welcome to just come out and get virtually dusty with us too. This year’s theme for Burnal Equinox is Between the Stars: Almost every culture on Earth looks up at the Stars with a sense of awe and mystery, and no matter where they are on the planet, humans have developed ways of looking at the sky and organizing the Stars into Constellations. There are quite a few cultures who have created Constellations based on the dark areas around the Stars, and this is thought to indicate absence. Thus the theme of ‘Between the Stars’ would be a lovely way to remember our loved ones and ancestors who may now dwell in the Great Rift of the Milky Way, surrounded by the beauty of many suns.