Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is the author of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom), named a top book for 2018 by both Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the BBC. He lives near San Francisco and writes for Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the New York Times Magazine.

“We are all united in a silent calculation that the relentless UV and wind will make short work of any virus and that, if there is any residual risk, it’s worth it to be here, just to feel normal again," writes Adam Fisher, a 20-year veteran of Burning Man. Pictured here are the trash man, an impromptu art piece to burn in the tradition of the event (left), and the shitty’s mayor, James Lynne Tornado.

‘The Man Has to Burn’

A visit to an unsanctioned Burning Man Festival in the time of COVID and wildfires.


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