Staff Report | Apr 26, 2023
Transfix will featuring Burning Man-style art installations, including El Pulpo Magnifico, a fire-spewing mechanical octopus created by Duane Flatmo. It’s the new and improved successor to Flatmo’s El Pulpo Mechanico.
Staff Report | Jan 25, 2022
Sales begin on Feb. 2 for the annual gathering, set to take place Aug. 28 to Sept. 5. It will be the first official Burning Man festival since 2019, though Burners gathered for unsanctioned events in 2020 and 2021. The theme is “Waking Dreams.”
Staff Report | Sep 2, 2021
Burning Man may be officially cancelled, but thousands are flocking to Black Rock Desert for an unsanctioned renegade festival, and groups around the world are hosting virtual experiences.
Staff Report | Jul 1, 2021
The Airpusher Collective, known for its airship art car, is promising wild performances, Burning Man art, and more at Steampunk Masquerade Revival, an indoor/outdoor event in San Francisco.
Staff Report | Apr 30, 2021
Burning Man participants will have to wait another year for a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, but the organization behind the event has resumed funding art projects.
Staff Report | Jul 3, 2020
The Burning Man Project planned to produce a virtual Black Rock City this year. Now the organization is calling on community members to host their own online events.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Black Rock City won’t be built in the Nevada desert this year
Staff Report | Apr 11, 2020
Burning Man, the festival that has spawned numerous large-scale steampunk art projects over the years, is going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The gathering was scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in Northern Nevada.
Art first seen in Black Rock Desert lives on in other places, including an exhibition in Oakland
Staff Report | Dec 9, 2019
Photo Gallery: Burning Man is known for its spectacular art installations, but you don’t have to spend a week in the desert to see these projects. Here’s a look at places in California and beyond where Burning Man art is on display.
Staff Report | Aug 30, 2019
Burning Man will draw an estimated 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. This year’s art theme is “Metamorphoses,” described as “a celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.”
Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare shared his wisdom at an August event in Vallejo
By Stephen Beale | Aug 25, 2019
Steampunk fans in the San Francisco area received a master class in “How to Make an Art Car” during a presentation Aug. 3 at the Obtainium Works studio in Vallejo, California. They were joined by a group of engineering students from China.
The art group’s in-house photographer shares his images from Burning Man and other events
Photos by Stephen Jacobson | Jul 24, 2019
Obtainium Works is one of the premier art groups in the steampunk world. If you attend an event where they have a presence, chances are that you’ll see Stephen Jacobson with camera in hand. Here’s a look at some of his photos.
Staff Report | Jul 12, 2019
Northern California fashion designer Judi Morales discovered steampunk at Burning Man. That led her to Obtanium Works in Vallejo and the Neverwas Haul
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
Staff Report | May 15, 2019
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
Staff Report | Oct 19, 2018
The theme “is a celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty. . . As such it invites a consideration of time; not its circular nature, or its attendant ritual, but in this case the relentless flight of time’s arrow.”
Maker Faire Bay Area offers a look at big Burning Man projects, many with steampunk appeal
By Stephen Beale | May 23, 2018
One benefit of attending Maker Faire Bay Area is that you get to see large-scale Burning Man projects without the need to trek to Black Rock Desert. Some have become steampunk icons. This is Part One of our Maker Faire coverage.