Burning Man 2022 webcam lets you watch the wild event live


For the first time since 2019, Burning Man is in full swing. The week-long event, which was founded on Baker Beach in San Francisco in 1986 and now takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, officially began on Sunday.

Attending the event is a counter-cultural rite of passage full of wild activity, but given the extreme desert climate, it can also be a very uncomfortable experience. Plus, there’s the expense and risk of getting stuck in traffic behind a broken down art car.

The Rhino Redemption is a massive art installation on wheels. Petaluma artist Kevin Clark built it on the chassis of a 1974 Chevy pickup. The art car made its first appearance at Burning Man in 2014. It has since been outfitted with startling new flame effects that cast long shadows even in broad daylight.

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Luckily, for those who are a little less adventurous but still want a taste of the action, Burning Man will be streaming a live webcast of all the action.

Webcasting was born in 1996, long before festival streaming was commonplace. Since 2013, the project has been led by Matthew Reyes, aka Motorbikematt. Although he did not run the webcam in an official capacity in 2021 as the event was cancelled, he helped intrepid streamers during the unauthorized 2021 event.

While a big part of the Burning Man experience is fashion, the webcam isn’t as much about outfits as it is about artwork. For ensure the confidentiality of participants, it does not zoom in on areas where people are camping. To further reduce the risk of privacy breaches, the resolution is sometimes downgraded to make people’s faces unrecognizable.

Broadcast the webcam on The Burning Man websiteand watch the #BMwebcast hashtag on social media for some of the best moments.


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