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Burning Man isn’t just for music, drugs, and dancing anymore

Molly Wood Aug 28, 2013
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Burning Man isn’t just for music, drugs, and dancing anymore

Molly Wood Aug 28, 2013
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If you’re listening to this broadcast via a solar-powered radio on a dusty desert expanse, you’re probably at Burning Man. The festival celebrating arts and alternative culture in the Nevada Desert is in full swing this week. It’s long been a venue for massive fire-breathing sculptures, strange desert vehicles, and a no-cash bartering economy. But it’s also become a big meeting spot for big wigs from the tech industry. And, while thinking outside of the box is a common goal for both techies and so-called “burners,” the tech presence at Burning Man is ruffling some feathers. Russell Brandom, reporter for website The Verge, explains why.

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