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Burning Man

  1. Burning Man 2011 in Time-Lapse Video Form [Video]

    For those of us who didn't have time to check out Burning Man this year, here's a handy time-lapse video. In it you'll see the amazing construction of a temporary city, and the mesmeric glittering lights of the festival at night. Certainly worth watching.

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  2. Real-Life Settlers of Catan

    Settlers players with big backyards can take inspiration in the work of Matt Bell and friends:  As a project for Burning Man a few years ago, Bell constructed a life-sized Settlers of Catan board. Bell says that the size actually changed the way the game was played:

    An interesting game dynamic emerged. Unlike in the board game version, people were spread far enough apart that you could have a private conversation with another player. We also had too many people wanting to play, so we ended up with 2-3 players on a "team". As a result, a diplomatic wheeler-dealer atmosphere emerged, where players would huddle and discuss trades, periodically sending emissaries to speak with other players.
    (Matt Bell via MAKE)

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  3. Burning Man 2010 as Seen from Space

    Satellite view of Burning Man 2010. Crazy. More than 50,000 people attended this year.

    (via Dude Craft)

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