2015 Burning Man Midway Projects


The 2015 Burning Man art theme, Carnival of Mirrors, includes a midway in which regional communities will “help create an interactive space that will house a panoply of strange and enchanting wonders.”

Two different San Diego based projects have been accepted for the midway!

Wonderlust Arcade


A vortex where time and space are merged combines oversized, interactive childhood games from the 80’s, with a 20’s aesthetic of San Diego’s midway legacy, all housed within a mind bending trick of the eye, in which you begin as yourself and end as a giant! Find secret doors to emerge into another dimension which is ruled by a handmade pipe organ for your playing delight until reality calls you once again back to the Midway!!  Find us on Facebook.


Dr. Hyas Balze Boardwalk Soul Exchange


The Soul Exchange is a carnival game booth extraordinaire, with a twist. In order to play, you must allow your soul to be weighed and participate in a soul exchange. This Midway project represents a collaboration of artists, planners, and performers who are creating a stage set for the game of imagination. Highly participatory and highly interactive, Dr. Hyas Balze Boardwalk Soul Exchange is an epic journey into building community and art through play! Find us on Facebook and follow Dr. Balze on twitter.

San Diego at the Burning Man Global Leadership Conference


San Diego sent an amazingly strong delegation to the Burning Man Global Leadership Conference. Pictured are six members of the SDCAP board of directors, both Youtopia co-orchestrators, and all four official San Diego Burning Man Regional Contacts. Not pictured but also in attendance was the SDCAP Executive Director.

Topics ranged from “Cultivating Strong Regional Ranger Teams” to “Dealing With & Planning for Regional Community Growth & Event Growth”

Here is a promotional video from the 2014 conference:

Burning Man “Global Leadership Conference 2014” from Intelligent Design on Vimeo.

And a recording of the keynote address by Dennis Kucinich from this past weekend.

Finally,  the event was covered in the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Burning Man Blog and in a really good article over at Burn After Reading.