Well, once again, this blogger’s not at Burning Man, ad not on the playa in Black Rock Nevada. And still, even with the number of people who I know that have gone, I’ve still not attended. That may largely be a reflection of the lack of depth of those particular friendships that I’ve not been invited to go. (Hey. Just saying.) But I’ve also not made plans to more intensely join a circle of people who regularly go, so there.
As I write this, I’m about 2,100 miles away, in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. And I’m here not just to visit and help my Mom, but to finish a project called VidBlogger Atlanta. So the way my schedule worked out was such that I couldn’t have gone anyway.
Still, scenes like the one currently (Monday, 9:05 PM PST) on the USTREAM.tv live stream make me wish I could be there. The interplay of lights, night, movement, and structure is just plain beautiful.
As this is written, here’s proof that even at Burning Man, the Internet has a role and an impact – to show you what’s happening.
That’s the point I was trying to make about Burning Man and social media – of which USTREAM is a part. It’s almost impossible to entirely exclude it, and that fact will become more evident with each Burning Man as digital communications technology advances.
But I digress.