BRC Census Lab Data Bashes @ Burning Man

As part of the event, the Black Rock City Census will be hosting 3 Data Bashes! For the academic or just data curious, come to interact with researchers and Census Lab data scientists to discuss their work and the data we’ve been collecting over drinks.

Census Lab is located in the Center Camp keyhole across from Playa Info and next to Media Mecca.

Data Bash 1: Play and Transformation

Date/Time(s): Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by camp: Census Lab
Contact Email: countess@burningman.org

Description: Learn about research on the Power of Play and Transformative Experiences at the Burn. Conversations will be led by Isabelle, who has done extensive research on play in the bonobo populations, and Countess, who is an anthropology researcher focused on play. Learn about their research while mingling with fellow Burning Nerds and sipping mixed drinks.

Data Bash 2: Diversity on the Playa

Date/Time(s): Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by camp: Census Lab
Contact Email: countess@burningman.org

Description: “Diversity on the Playa” will be led by Vernon, who led the “Black on Playa” event last year and Scribble, who has done research on Playa on economic and racial diversity. You’ll have a chance to hear about, discuss, and ask questions about our team’s research while mingling with other Burning Nerds and sipping mixed drinks.

Data Release Bash: 2015 Sampling Data Release

Date/Time(s): Friday, September 4, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hosted by camp: Census
Contact Email: countess@burningman.org

Be the first to hear about the preliminary results of our 2015 sampling at the gate and discuss the findings with Countess, Manager of the BRC Census Lab, and other BRC Census leadership. Nicole will lead a discussion of the Ten Principals and how they are applied in the default world.