BRCvr Announces Re-Burn-23 - Final Global Immersive Burning Man-inspired Event to be Held on the AltspaceVR Platform

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Microsoft sunsets AltspaceVR leaving the BRCvr creators and community to come together to celebrate their final days on the platform

Re-Burn-23 - Jan 27 - 29, 2023 - an Official Virtual Burning Man Event

Re-Burn-23 - Jan 27 - 29, 2023 - an Official Virtual Burning Man Event

Doug Jacobson, BRCvr co-founder, said, “Our final virtual burn on AltspaceVR is going to be our greatest creative achievement to date."

The award-winning BRCvr (Black Rock City VR) is excited to confirm that Re-Burn-23, from January 27-29, 2023, will be their final event hosted on Microsoft’s AltspaceVR platform.

After 3 years of creating a global audience through two virtual burns, and two years of Friday Night parties and special events, the team behind BRCvr is ready to share their most mind-blowing experience, Re-Burn-23.

Re-Burn-23 is an official virtual Burning Man event. This third virtual burn will bring artists, technologists, entertainers, Burners and the Burner-curious together across multiple platforms, devices, and dimensions. Participants can access the experience on their Oculus headset, desktop (MAC and PC), and mobile devices, via AltspaceVR and Zoom.

BRCvr co-founder Athena Demos says of this historic moment, “Leaving AltspaceVR is difficult for all of us who have loved building this incredible community. But Microsoft is sunsetting the AltspaceVR platform, so creators and participants must explore new creative opportunities.” She continues, “Before we announce where we plan to continue our virtual Burning Man experiences, we want to honor the incredible friendships and creative partnerships we have forged on AltspaceVR.”

Part of the success of BRCvr has been the creative partnerships it has formed with the extraordinary community of AltspaceVR creators who were flourishing before the virtual burns ever happened. Together with TRIPP founder, Jeremy Nickel, says, “Partnering with BRCvr for Re-Burn-23 is an exciting way for our VR meditation community to begin the New Year. There is so much possibility for personal and professional growth, and together we will find new and exciting ways to continue the important work we are doing.”

Beloved AltspaceVR innovator, Daisy Shaw, says of her collaboration with the BRCvr team, “Being present at my first official virtual burn in 2020 was really special, and is an event that endures as one of the greatest times ever in the whole of my 4.5 years in AltspaceVR. I am looking forward to Re -Burn-23 where I’ll be hosting two guided tours of amazing, awe-inspiring worlds that have come to be what the BRCvr team is known for. They really bring AltspaceVR to life!”

When asked to describe Re-Burn-23, Doug Jacobson, BRCvr co-founder, said this, “Our final virtual burn on AltspaceVR is going to be our greatest creative achievement to date. In addition to all of the worlds, art, and events participants have come to love about playing with BRCvr, we have three new groundbreaking features.” Doug explains, “First, is the immersive 360 “bubbles” featuring video we captured during the live 2022 Burning Man event in Black Rock City. Second, is the Blind Burners World, which is the world’s first metaverse environment to experiment playfully with navigation by sound. Third, is the use of photogrammetry to capture some of the most iconic art from the 2022 “Waking Dreams” on-playa burn including Hug Deli, 144 Time Portal, and Fear Beast, to name just a few.”

Inspired by the 10 Principles of Burning Man, Re-Burn-23 is being offered as a “Gift” to the Burner and AltspaceVR community. There is no charge to participate. In addition, it will embrace “Radical Inclusion” by offering access across VR and 2D, via both AltspaceVR and Zoom.

Re-Burn-23 will feature three days of events, meetups, activities, and experiences. Here is just a small list of highlights. There will be many, many more events during Re-Burn-23! To find exact times and access information visit https://profiles.brcvr.org/whatwherewhen

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony with Caitlan Krause
  • Daisy Shaw’s Burning Man World Tour - Day 1
  • TribeXR Showcase
  • Burner Talk - Izumi Discusses Getting Married on Playa
  • Accelerant with Stuart Mangrum & NiNo
  • DJ illuminatty Party
  • Daft Punk at the Trash Fence

Saturday

  • The 10 Principles with Aunt Athena
  • Daily Shaw’s Burning Man World Tour - Day 2
  • Opening of Blind Burners World
  • Arthur Mamou-Mani at Catharsis
  • Pearl and Hannah the Mermaid
  • DJ’s Celeste and eEvil LIVE from LA
  • Fleetwood Smack Dance Party
  • Man Burn (every hour on the hour)

Sunday

  • DJ David Starfire at Hazel’s Tree World
  • DJ JoJo Ly at Cosmic Inflation
  • Earth Harp at The Temple of Transition
  • Temple Burn
  • Closing Ceremony - Leaving No Trace

About Re-Burn 2023 Re-Burn-23 is a free event that runs live all weekend long - January 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am PT - January 29, 2023 @ 10:00 pm PT. Users around the world can access Re-Burn-23 via AltspaceVR on a VR headset and desktop (Mac/PC), and via zoom on desktop and mobile. For more details: http://www.brcvr.org/re-burn-23

About BRCvr BRCvr is an award-winning immersive and interactive Burning Man experience accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world with a digital connection. BRCvr fosters a global creative Burning Man community of art and social experiences that encourage collaboration and delight participants. BRCvr includes dozens of worlds, hundreds of art projects, thousands of hours of engagement, and to date has hosted over 250,000 participant joins from around the world. Proud to be one of the official virtual Burning Man experiences, BRCvr has been available since 2020 on the AltspaceVR platform.

About Big Rock Creative
Big Rock Creative (BRC) is an award-winning XR experience production company creating groundbreaking experiences for global clients. Big Rock Creative won the Producer’s Guild Award for Innovation, the Aurea Award for creativity, the No Proscenium award for Best VR experience of 2020, the Hermes' Platinum Award, and the Auggie Award for Best Societal Impact of 2022. Big Rock Creative produces BRCvr, an official virtual Burning Man Experience whose scope is unprecedented in the VR space.

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