Welcome to Silicon Village

Silicon Village 10 Principles

We are one of the largest and liveliest Village of Theme Camps at Burning Man, with some 220 campers, mostly from Silicon Valley. We have over 500 people connected to the Village in our Yahoo Group and over 400 in our Facebook Group.  We offer four fabulous benefits:

  1. We try hard to earn “rockstar” placement (often near Center Camp) – We’ve been placed near 6:00 with frontage on Ephesus & Gold for 2014!  We measure approximately 400′ x 440′. The current version of our internal map is posted on the Pod Page.
  2. We have a place allocated to you before you arrive
  3. You get 24-hour power,
  4. and a friendly home.

We strive to get great placement by being registered as a Village with massive art, events and social interactivity.

2014 Burn Events

To camp with us in Silicon Village, you are expected to:

  1. pay Village Fees,
  2. be placed in a Pod (Theme Camp)
  3. and pARTicipate.

No biggie – just 3 easy steps to fun!

  • Being a Village of Theme Camps means that Burning Man gives us a fixed location on the Playa (and on the printed map) because our campers (that’s you and us) work together to offer interactivity for other participants.
  • Camping in our Village means you can arrive on the Playa at any day during the week and know exactly where you are positioned – you can tell your friends and family before you leave where you will be.
  • Having a Village generator for power means you can charge your camera, and you can even use AC (Camp Fee Schedule).
  • Because we are organized in Pods (Theme Camps) within Silicon Village (each with their own distinctive identity), campers can find people who “get” them.

Many of our campers are remarkable contributors to Burning Man outside Silicon Village. They include volunteers at the Artery, Playa Info, Rangers, Medical tents, Gate, Center Camp, and Perimeter. Many of our campers have been active on Burning Man committees and have helped shape Burning Man policy.

Several large art installations have originated from Silicon Village (SV). Art cars from Silicon Village transport Black Rock City (BRC) citizens from all camps around the Playa. Numerous events have been started and operated by SV campers. The influence of Silicon Village now extends beyond our camp, the Playa, Burning Man, Silicon Valley and even into the wider world beyond.

Take action to step up another level with us and pARTicipate