Blind Burners Loves Reno

This will be a post about Blind Burners’ plans for Reno/Nevada. How we will work with the local community to share our camping equipment and bikes, for trekking etc. How we are getting to know Reno and its community. And how the community have supported us. About Reno – first impresssions and peeling back the … Continue Reading

Blind Burners Brighton: Develop 2023

Develop: Brighton Each year in July, the UK games industry and international friends gather in the seaside town of Brighton. Develop:Brighton prides itself on bringing together the entire game-making industry, ‘from global superstars to micro indies, to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, network and do business in a friendly and inclusive environment’. … Continue Reading

Our Vision: 2020-2023

Blind Burners really began to become a thing in those months of mid-2020 when much of the world was in lockdown, and fierce creative spirits across the world found each other and began re-imagining their culture online. Evolving from an imaginary campfire hosted by me and Adil from our flats on opposite sides of London, … Continue Reading

The Night of March 10: Memories of Altspace.

The night of March 10, 2023 was strangely cathartic. Although I’ve lived through previous sunsets of many beloved services and apps like Google+, and Google Inbox, this time was different. With AltspaceVR, I was actually there when a platform closed its doors for the final time. I was among the last few to be … Continue Reading

A Child, A Father, and the Power of Empathy

‘Imagine you see a baby lying in the street, and the baby is crying. What do you do?’ asked Richard Tait, a Microsoft hiring manager back in 1992 to the then unknown young man from India. The young man answered that he would dial 911. Tait, who went on to co-found Cranium Games, walked the … Continue Reading

A Blind Date with Banking

For me, 2019 was a year of many firsts. I travelled  to North India, experienced the thrill of  bungee jumping, endured  real cold climate and most importantly, moved out of my 17-year hostel life.  Moving out of my comfort zone signalled something. A thirst to change the way I live gripped me. A thirst to … Continue Reading

Bare Bones

So, it went like this. We went into lockdown, and I thought we would be equal. All of our activity restricted the same, our freedoms curtailed similarly. All permitted one exercise a day, all directed to stay away from friends. But quickly, too quickly, it became apparent that we were not equal. Some still had … Continue Reading

Blind Burners read the 10 Principles of Burning Man

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. Here, we offer our … Continue Reading

Losing our Breath

We’re losing breath. Black lives matter, how could they not. He says I can’t breathe, and my throat closes in sympathy. How have we ignored the numbers stacked against those with darker skins than mine for so long? I think of the campaigns and reports written over the years, of the hundreds of hours of … Continue Reading

Transforming Digital Art & Experience In The Multiverse

How do you dive into the Immediacy and Serendipity of the Burning Man Multiverse when your eyes function differently? Burning Man culture invites us to place ourselves in strange situations and crazy constraints, to express ourselves with immediacy and a spirit of gifting and communal effort. How do these principles survive when our community’s magic … Continue Reading