From Burning Man with Love: Fun Videos of Inspired Gift Givers Eight Videos of Inspired Gift Givers 2015

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For tens of thousands of people each year, gifting is a central part of the Burning Man experience. As second on the list of the “10 Principles of Burning Man,” written by founder Larry Harvey, gifting is a core practice of this unique annual event that draws 60,000 international participants to a magically transformed bare expanse of desert in Nevada.

Gifts are always free at Burning Man. Nobody was paid anything for the services they share in these videos. The widely-observed principle of “Decommodification” means that no money or barter is exchanged on the playa. Built on top of a foundation of giving freely are the principles of “Immediacy,” and “Participation,” along with the liberating principle of “Radical Self-expression.” This unique mix creates space for the practices of courage, generosity, compassion and creativity.

‘From Burning Man with Love” is an eight video series (below) funded by donations to the new media non-profit, Informing to Empower, for the Sonoma Independent. We thank each of the participants profiled for their willingness to connect and to share.

Videos produced and created by Jonathan Greenberg at Progressive Source Communications. Editing by the Lab Creative.

 

 

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Jonathan Greenberg is editor and owner of the award winning Sonoma Independent website, which serves the public interest with insight, solutions and advocacy. Jonathan is an investigative financial journalist with 40 years of experience with national publications, including Forbes, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York, Town & Country. Mother Jones and The New Republic. During the past few years, Jonathan wrote four of the most widely-read exposes about Donald Trump’s career published in the Washington Post. Jonathan was the notorious Forbes 400 reporter who taped two long calls in 1984 in which Trump pretended to be John Barron. Jonathan’s Washington Post expose about this was the subject of monologues on Colbert, the Daily Show and Seth Meyers. Jonathan has appeared live on a dozen major news shows, including on CNN with Chris Cuomo, Erin Burnett and Don Lemon, on MSNBC with Ari Berber and Ali Velshi, and NPR's On the Media. A fuller bio and links to Jonathan's work can be found at JonathanGreenberg.com. Jonathan is a new media entrepreneur and was the founder of Gist.com, an acclaimed Web 1.0 company that won the first annual Webby Awards in 1997. In 2006, Jonathan founded Progressive Source Communications, the parent company of The Sonoma Independent. Progressive Source is a public interest communications company that creates multimedia websites, videos and digital advocacy campaigns that build public awareness of solutions that serve the common good.

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