Nearly every large cultural gathering canceled this year due to COVID-19. But Burning Man is charging forward — sort of.
This week, the weeklong event in Northern Nevada with an annual economic impact of $75 million, is only occurring online.
Instead of the Black Rock Desert, participants will be exploring -- and helping build -- the Multiverse. And, yes, there will still be a burn component to the festivities this year.
But, for an event that is such a be-there experience, will it still attract the usual tens of thousands of participants if it’s on a screen?
Someone who works with artists and ideas for Burning Man year-round is Kim Cook, who serves as the Director of Creative Initiatives.
Steven Raspa, Associate Director of Community Events, Burning Man; Kim Cook, Director of Creative Initiatives, Burning Man; Tiya Coleman, regional contact for Las Vegas
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