Some Burning Man terms, defined

These are terms used in my blog and book.  Most of these terms are commonly used among Burners.

Burning Man organization or Project – formal name is Black Rock City Limited Liability Company, but most people use the old term Project or affectionately refer to the BMOrg

Members – a general term that includes those who work for the Burning Man organization as volunteers or employees

Organizers – those who head the organization

Coordinators and managers – department or committee leaders

Staff – both paid and unpaid members

Participants, event attendees, and Burners – those who attend the event; a small percentage of these persons also volunteer for the organization

Newbies – new participants

Interactive art – “art that generates social participation”

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