Burning Man culture is generally not political. By this I mean that Burning Man culture may have strong opinions, but they are generally outside the normal/mainstream cultural framework.
In general, the art pieces are things for people to participate with and enjoy, monumental sculptures, oases in the desert, places for people to gather, etc…
This is why it was so surprising to see specific, pointed questions about real world things in a Burning Man installation.
They were still setting up, so you can see the insides, as well as how it looked something like one of those ’80s science centre push-button quizzes:
Exoplanets. Not really controversial science-wise, but I can see a lot of controversy about whether their study is important:
I’ve always enjoyed both the word and the concept of ‘orrery’:
Vaccines, a surprisingly controversial topic:
From my family background, I have very strong opinions about the integrity of the election process (the first amendment is also pretty important to me):
People on different sides of political issues have often tried to paint the other side as being somehow ‘different’. Now it seems that science is starting to show that this may actually be true:
Regulation of automobiles. Perhaps another example of how peoples’ brains take much longer than you think to develop?:
Next time, more exploration of the night!