Larry Harvey (11 January 1948 – 28 April 2018) was an American artist, philanthropist and activist who was the main co-founder of the Burning Man event, along with his friend Jerry James.
== Quotes ==
The essence of the desert is that you are free to create your own world, your own visionary reality. … Both Burning Man and the Internet make it possible to regather the tribe of mankind.
As quoted in "Digerati are unlikely celebrants of a primitivist conflagration in the Nevada desert." by Edward Rothstein, in The New York Times (21 July 1997)I elevated passions into duties. (p.s. That's not enough…)
Response to the "Why do you do what you do?" question among Burning Man collaborating artists (11 January 2009)We don’t think the world can be Woodstock … Who’d think the world could be a perpetual carnival? But we do think that the world could rediscover values that used to be automatically produced by culture but aren’t anymore because culture is subject to the commodification in our world. Everything is sold back to us, targeted to demographics. What we have to do is make progress in the quality of connection between people, not the quantity of consumption.
"The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man" in The Atlantic (18 August 2014)
=== The 10 Principles of Burning Man (2004) ===
"The 10 Principles of Burning Man" (2004) Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Radical InclusionBurning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
== External links ==
Biography of Larry Harvey
Speeches and Lectures by Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey at The Burning Man Archive
Larry Harvey addresses 2007 Burning Man controversy
Larry Harvey talks about 2007 Burning Man aka Green Man
BURNcast - Talk with Black Rock City LLC principles: Larry Harvey, Maid Marian and Danger Ranger
The First Year in the Desert, by Louis Brill
"See What Burning Man Was Like in the 90’s," ABC News interview with Larry Harvey