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The Walking Chair

The Walking Chair

If there’s one thing you can count on Burning Man for besides sand in every orifice of your body, it’s crazy machines. Among the weird and wonderful creations on display during the desert event last year was Zenichi Works’ Playa Crawler, a crazy chair with motorized Strandbeest style legs to move it along the ground.

Burning Man 2018 Hyperlapse

Burning Man 2018 Hyperlapse

(Flashing lights) Burning Man is known for its gigantic sculptures and art installations, and it seems like this year’s festival did not disappoint in the least. Mark Day shares this hyperlapse he made of what was up at this year’s Black Rock City.

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Burning Man 2016 Hyperlapse

Burning Man 2016 Hyperlapse

Filmmaker Mark Day captured this vibrant footage of the crazy contraptions, sculptures, and art installations which turned up at this year’s gathering in Black Rock City, Nevada. We can only imagine it would be even cooler on shrooms.

Burning Man’s DMV

Burning Man’s DMV

…the Department of Mutant Vehicles, that is. Because of space and safety concerns, the DMV was set up to inspect and grant license to a limited number of “mutant vehicles” prior to entering the arts festival. More here.

Burning Man ’13 Drone’s Eye View

Burning Man ’13 Drone’s Eye View

Eddie Codel mounted a GoPro HD Hero3 and an Arris CM2000 gimbal on his DJI Phantom Quadcopter to take videos of this year’s Burning Man festival. The background music is by Fingers in the Noise. We’d love a nighttime version now.

El Pulpo Mechanico

El Pulpo Mechanico

One of the highlights from Burning Man 2011, Duane Flatmo’s mechanical cephalapod shoots flames from its 8 tentacles, and fear into the hearts of anyone who dare to cross its path.

The Walking Beast

The Walking Beast

It took Martin Montesano about three years to build the Walking Beast, a 6.5 ton, 11 x 8.4 x 24 ft mechanical spider. It’s powered by a Chevy V8 engine and can carry 8 people. Mad Max approves.

Time Lapse: Burning Man

Time Lapse: Burning Man

Burning Man has always been strange even by attendee’s standards, but this time lapse really highlights its surreal nature–from dusty daylight shots to dazzling night scenes.

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