About the SparkleVerse team
We’re an ever-expanding group of Burners and enthusiasts for avant-garde online experiences. We met each other at criss-crossing online parties, collectivised, and we’ve shared adventures, became friends, and have been organising and helping others organise parties throughout the lockdown.
We invite you to join a fresh, and expanding SparkleVerse community as we build our contribution to the virtual burn ready the beginning of September..
Some of our team
We’re working on this as volunteers, and are supported by 80+ artists, performers, technologists, intellectuals, DJs, musicians, creators and polymaths from our online party collective.
About SparkleVerse technology
Leading on the SparkleVerse Tech Platform are Ed and Chris:
SparkleVerse is an open source fork of an experimental social contextual project.
Ed is a UK based tech entrepreneur, student of memory palaces and amateur philosopher of parties. You can hear some of his thoughts on Burning Man in this fragment of a podcast recorded with Tim Ferriss. He’s helping with the product and community sides of the project.
Chris is an Australian computer scientist who has spent 15 years in tech, and has for the last seven years been working as an Engineering Manager at two of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing private startups. A serial burner and enthusiast for fun, he’s looking after the tech platform.
Our Philosophy & Approach
SparkleVerse is based on a philosophical interpretation of what the burn feels like.
We’re harnessing the tools of the internet to co-create a landscape of experiences you can explore – so participants can go on journeys featuring fun adventures, special moments, connection, stimulation and microdoses of magic.
Not For Profit
SparkleVerse is a not-for-profit project. Our tickets are by way of donation, with donations primarily shared between the Burning Man organisation, Art Grants & server/hosting costs. We aim to donate a substantial portion of donations/revenue to the Burning Man organisation.
We have shared our Revenue Policy for clarity.
SparkleVerse operates according to the Ten Principles of Burning Man, and expects participants and co-creators to do so too.
SparkleVerse is a Recgonised Universe of Burning Man’s Multiverse.
SparkleVerse is licensed by BurningMan Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to use certain Burning Man intellectual property in alignment with the 10 Principles, but Burning Man Project is not a producer or organizer of SparkleVerse.
SparkleVerse is a not-for-profit project wholly operated by SparkleVerse Ltd.
SparkleVerse Ltd is a company limited by guarantee without share capital, and a company registered in England and Wales with company number 12821153.
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