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Virtual Burn 2021 Ushers in a New Genre of Burning Man Experience

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 10:42 am
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SparkleVerse, an Official Virtual Burning Man Experience for 2021 returns for a second edition

August 29th*-September 5th, welcoming “Burners” from all corners of the planet in a week-long digital festival.

Involving simultaneous participation from festival-goers from every continent - this new “spatially decentralised” festival amounts to a new genre of experience.

SparkleVerse is one of six Worlds independently produced for Virtual Burn 2021. The experience features a giant interactive map, accessible by web-browser, made of spaces built by participants to connect, converse and experience meaningful interactions.

The Virtual Burn expands the diversity, inclusiveness and expression of the original Burning Man event, and features virtual camps from countries as diverse as Greece, Nigeria, Peru, Vietnam, Australia and Russia who will participate, alongside a blind Burners camp.
Virtual Burn 2021 is a unique expression of global radical creativity and connection, pioneering a new genre of global festival, friendship and creativity.

“The joy of Burning Man is its inclusivity — everyone and anyone is warmly welcomed. With the SparkleVerse Online Burn anyone, anywhere — no matter their nationality, physical capacity, interests — can safely participate, making this a uniquely global celebration.” - Ed Cooke, memory champion, product architect of SparkleVerse

“The SparkleVerse feels real. Last year, the mixed reality hot tub (everyone joined a giant Zoom call from their bathtubs and shower) gave people the full sensory experience of sharing a hot tub, for example.” - SparkleVerseSofi Lee-Henson, Co-creator of SparkleVerse

“As a group of creators who live off the thrill of creating art of all kinds, we never imagined we’d have the chance to participate in Burning Man. But here we are, and we honestly couldn’t wish for more and we can’t wait to share our afro psychedelic arts with the world, and make friends and vibe with people across the globe!” - Damilola Lofisat Lawal, from Abuja, Nigeria (participant, camp creator)