It feels like the festival has finished, but the festival organisers are already in 2018. Burning man made the announcement on their website saying that the theme for next year is: I, Robot.

The festival theme is based on a short story collection published in 1950 made by Isaac Asimov. This theme will focus on the many ways that artificial intelligence is present in human life.

Burning Man blog post says: “Are we entering a Golden Age that frees us all from mindless labor? Everything, it seems, depends on HMI, the Human-Machine Interace. In a world increasingly controlled by smart machines, who will be master and who will be the slave?” It really makes us think how influenced we are by technology these days…

They invite participants to use their creativity to demonstrate expressive robots of all kinds. Any work of art by anyone is welcome at the event.

Burning Man takes place in the Black Roch Desert of Nevada during August 26 – September 3, 2018. If you want more information about the theme, check their website.

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