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A lot of things about Burning Man could be considered overwhelming: the heat, the diversity of activities available at every waking moment, the sheer magnitude of the desert. The thing this first-time Burner found the most overwhelming (in the good way) was the presence of the maker spirit everywhere I looked. Practically everything that makes its way to Black Rock City is made by hand, and most of it is made just because nothing quite like it has ever been made before.

The joy of making is palpable on the Playa, and it’s one of the things that makes Burning Man (like Maker Faire) so special.

Even though I’m still busy cleaning desert dust from my boots, I wanted to share some of my favorite sights with you.

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Gillian BenAry

When I’m not at MAKE, I’m cutting, sewing, folding, mailing, drawing, dancing, or loitering at the local library.


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  1. Uriel Guy says:

    For me the process was the other way around – going to burning man made me a maker! Just being there made me want to create so much stuff.
    A year later I have a fully equipped electronics lab at home an WAY more tools that a normal person will have in an apartment on the 7th floor :)

    1. Gillian BenAry says:

      That’s awesome! I definitely know the feeling. Keep on making!

  2. David says:

    Pix # 10 = ANALOG Computer!!! Yah !!! :-~