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The Assimilator is a weather balloon from which hangs a video camera feeding live wireless video to a screen in a nearby art car.
In keeping with Burning Man tradition, some Critical Massive attendees set up impressive infrastructure. Here, two 60-foot parachutes strung together created a massive amount of shade for dozens of people.
Early morning respite
The residential area of Critical Massive is eerily quiet at 6 a.m. Saturday.