|The Man towers above the Playa|
|The Man 2011|
|The Man 2011 by Debbie Trilling et al|
The 2011 version of The Man has been created by Debbie Trilling, Aleeta Zelin, Elfod Nemeth, Gypsy Paz and Lorin Tone.
It is a Labour of Love.
Debbie has recorded machinima of previous Man burns from 2009 and 2010 which you can see here and here. They are dramatic and exciting!
She assures me that a machinima of the 2011 performance of The Man will be released on the weekend of 8/9th October.
|The Temple by Damanios Thetan|
His Temple build is wonderful; you really must go see it as you explore the Playa. Honour McMillan has written an extremely interesting blog about Damanio's 2011 Temple and I can do no better than refer you to that.
As an aside, we used Damanios' particle Weather System in Showdown (embedded above) to create the dramatic rain and thunder storms.
|'The Rites of Passage' by Puterdoc Devin|
Other Creators tackled the theme more obscurely - with varying degrees of success, it has to be said - while still other Creators ignored the theme entirely (or so it seemed to me!)
All these approaches are equally valid on the Playa.
|Look, Mum! I'm on telly!|
Newer lesser-known Creators build side-by-side with well-known Second Life "names".
And, you know what? It works. It works well.
Sure, you feel compelled to wander over and admire Claudia222 Jewell's latest masterpiece...
|Tea Pot Vehicle|
You need to allow yourself plenty of time to properly explore the Playa.
|Banging the TV Repair Man|
|Sohma G. Dawling|
|Mikati Slade's 'Popscape'|
|Pixie & Mikati at Popscape|
M Linden was responsible for teaching it some of Life's harsher, more anal-corporate lessons. He initiated the process where the festival broke away from its overbearing parents to stand on its own two feet.
Burn2, now run by the residents for the residents, can be seen as the festival entering its teenage...It can be brassy and tasteless one moment, sensitive and perceptive the next; it is always loud and often self-conscious. It is experimental and wild, unruly and uncouth. It doesn't wash behind its ears.
But it is loveable. It is adored and even admired. It is happily, joyfully rebellious.
But above all these things, you dearly want it to succeed; you sincerely want it to live long and prosper.
Has Burn2 full matured yet? Has it entered adulthood? No, probably not. Not quite yet.
But it will.
Because, you see, the story of Burn2 is itself a Rite of Passage! And the story is still unfolding....