Part 3 of a 7 part series. Internet pioneer and Burning Man enthusiast Steve Outtrim takes a look into the hidden history of Silicon Valley. In part 3, we examine the links between the Church of Satan, the Presidio, Michael Aquino and the Temple of Set, and Burning Man which started as an occult ritual on the beach at the Presidio. Citations: https://burners.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/shadow-history-of-burners-part-3.pptx
Part 6 of a 7 part series. Internet pioneer Steve Outtrim, creator of Burners.Me the largest independent site about Burning Man and Burner culture, takes an in-depth look at the Hidden History of Silicon Valley. In Part 6 we look at the key figures behind Burning Man, and the surprising number of connections to the military/intelligence complex. Citations: https://burners.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/shadow-history-of-burners-part-6-the-who-zoo.pptx
Part 5 of this 7 part series was so big that we split it into 2. Steve Outtrim and Jan Irvin look at the government's role in Burning Man, which is the largest event held on Federal land and makes about $5 million a year for the government. Citations: https://burners.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/shadow-history-of-burners-part-5b-final.pptx
In the wake of cyber-pioneer, Grateful Dead lyricist, Electronic Frontier Foundation founder, and cattle rancher John Perry Barlow's recent passing, we will remember him and Timothy Leary with someone who knew both men well: Robert Forte. Barlow and Leary were at the epicenter of the counter-culture, and spent their careers surrounded by intelligence agents. Were they working for We The People or The Man? Or both?
It took Steve Outtrim 28 hours and 9 YouTube episodes to explain his 4 years of research into Silicon Valley and the counter-culture, through the lens of the largest independent blog site about Burning Man (300,000 followers). What does it really mean to be "Burning" "Man"? Whose project is it - to do what? How does Burner culture relate to Grateful Dead and the Sixties counter-cultures? Is it true that "Burning Man IS Silicon Valley", like Elon Musk said?
Part 5 of a 7 part series. This part, looking at government involvement in Burning Man, was so big we had to break it into 2. Join Internet pioneer Steve Outtrim and counterculture expert Jan Irvin to look at the many agencies involved in the largest event on Federal land. Citations: https://burners.me/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/shadow-history-of-burners-part-5a-burning-with-the-man.pptx
Stafford Beer is one of my heroes, someone whose thinking I followed in my own companies. I look at the role he played in creating the Cybernet, which connected the entire Chilean economy and society to a Star Trek-like bridge in the Presidential Palace. The Cybernet disappeared after Allende died in a CIA-backed coup in 1973.
Scholar and independent researcher and semi-retired tech entrepreneur Joe Atwill joins scholar and independent researcher and semi-retired tech entrepreneur Steve Outtrim for a look into the mysterious reserach lodge Quatuor Coronati, and its role in world history over the last 133 years.