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Burning Man: Art and Technology, Complete Video

March 15, 2019

Burning Man: Art & Technology

An ArtsWest Symposium

Sponsored by the Bill Lane Center and the Stanford Arts Institute in cooperation with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, "Burning Man: Art & Technology" featured two scholars, a photojournalist, and a museum curator, who regaled 300 attendees with a visual wonderland of images and critical insight into the ethos of Burning Man as a uniquely western art happening. The event is part of the Bill Lane Center for the American West’s ongoing ArtsWest Initiative.

Read a synopsis of the symposium: Burning Man: A Journey Through a Desert Oasis of Art and Technology.

Held Feb. 23, 2019 at the de Young Museum, San Francisco

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  •   Burning Man: Art & Technology (00:01) cue video    

    This public symposium symposium sought to assess Burning Man from multiple scholarly and artistic perspectives. Introduced by Marc Levin, ArtsWest Initiative

  •   Keynote: Fred Turner, Stanford University (05:06) cue video    

    The Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University, Fred Turner gave the keynote address, “What Burning Man Does for Silicon Valley”

  •   Scott London, Photographer (30:53) cue video    

    “The Ephemeral City: Reflections on a Decade of Burning Man Photography”

  •   Nora Atkinson, Smithsonian American Art Museum & Renwick Gallery (1:03:41) cue video    

    “When the Man Met the Man: Burning Man’s Journey from the Desert to the Museum”

  •   Katherine K. Chen, The City College of New York, and the Graduate Center, CUNY (1:38:21) cue video    

    “Enabling Creative Communities: How Burning Man Catalyzes Creativity and the Arts”