The Life Cube Project is an interactive community art installation created by Scott Cohen (skeeter). The first Life Cube was built at Burning Man in 2011. Since then, the concept has evolved to include opportunities for the community to express themselves, create, and showcase their art. The mission of The Life Cube Project is to get people to write down their goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them.

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The Journey from Burning Man to Downtown Las Vegas – The Life Cube Project Photo Book

Our first hardcopy of The Life Cube Project photo book has arrived! It has been quite a journey over the last three months to put this together, but getting to hold the book and turn its pages has made it all worthwhile.

The still-sealed copy of the book, moments after it arrived from Blurb.

While we still have some work cut out for us before we are able to send the final version of the book to donors and volunteers — including making final edits and investigating alternative publishers to deliver high-quality and cost-efficient copies — we are happy to share that we are quickly approaching the end of the voyage that has been creating this photo book from scratch.

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Scott and Kat, all smiles, flipping through the book for the first time.

What started out as a 40-page book unexpectedly grew into a 12″ x 12″ 75-page, full color coffee table book. Through the generous donations from over 30 professional photographers and numerous friends, we were able to include over 150 stunning photos as well as carefully written text on the journey of The Life Cube from Burning Man to Downtown Las Vegas.


Kat, the creator and designer of The Life Cube Project photo book.

Collecting the photographs for the book was an arduous task. We contacted dozens of photographers who documented The Life Cube in DTLV as well as friends who visited the Cube and attended the burn. Once we mentioned we were creating the book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this blog; people reached out and eagerly sent in their own photos and artistic interpretations of their experiences at The Life Cube. Thousands of photos streamed in for weeks.

As the photos were being collected, the time came to carefully select which ones were to be included in The Life Cube photo book. And when thousands were cut down to only a few hundred, then came the mission of editing each image. After we selected a self-publisher (Blurb) to create our photo book with, we began constructing the layout and design. More photos were removed, added, and edited. Chapters began to take shape, and we embarked on the task of writing, re-writing, and proofreading text for each section of the book. Eventually, everything came together beautifully, and we were left with something we were proud of.


Cover photo by Justin Tyler Gines.

Months of hard work and dedication have gone into the creation and production of The Life Cube Project photo book. We are eager to finalize its pages, send it to the publisher, and share it with our supporters.

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The Life Cube Project Featured in Reno Airport Exhibit

The Life Cube Project is currently being featured in an exhibit at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada. The exhibit, “Burning Man: Igniting Nevada’s Creative Fire”, is open from August 4 to October 20, 2014.

As Burning Man becomes more and more an ingrained part of Nevada’s culture, we are seeing an increase in its presence outside of the world on the playa. “Burning Man: Igniting Nevada’s Creative Fire” features stunning photography of the art that has been constructed, worked on, and placed in different parts of Nevada by Burning Man artists and participants. The Reno Airport exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the lives of those affected by Burning Man as well as a look at the art, community, and stories that have come from it.

The Life Cube Project can be seen in the following photos, taken by our dear friend Tigger, who helped make the Life Cube possible. She has been a Cube-ist from the beginning and an immense help before the Life Cube even became an installation at Burning Man in 2011. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Downtown Project in Las Vegas as well as Maria Partridge and Elizabeth “Bettie June” Scarborough who curated this exhibit and chose to include The Life Cube Project.



To read the exhibit’s text on the Life Cube, click here. For more information on the exhibit, please visit the Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s art and entertainment website.

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The Life Cube Featured in Venture Beat Article


The Life Cube Project was recently featured in an article on, which discussed Burning Man and its allure to the tech elite who attend.

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has brought Burning Man art and events to his $300 million makeover of downtown Las Vegas. His organization, which aims to make the rundown downtown into a tech hub, supported a giant art sculpture, the Life Cube (pictured above), which was covered in art from the local community — then burned in a giant rave celebration.

“The hive switch got turned on by raves. It was a feeling of unity with the other people in the space, unity with the music and with one another,” Hsieh recently told Playboy Magazine. “That’s why I go to Burning Man. The art, especially at night, just puts you in a state of awe.”

To read the full article, click here!

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The Life Cube Project Water Bottles

The Life Cube Project water bottles have arrived! Complete with the Life Cube logo, a convenient handle, and BPA-free dishwasher-safe plastic… They’re the perfect way to stay hydrated and show your love for the Life Cube. We will begin shipping them very soon, so keep an eye out for a package in the mail!


We hope everyone attending Burning Man this year has a great time!

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Thank You Life Cube! Excerpts from Notes, Comments, and Blogs Written During DTLV

The Life Cube Project touched many lives during its 69 days in downtown Las Vegas. The following images are just a sample of some of the “thank you” notes written over the course of the project. Whether they were handwritten letters, comments on Facebook or Twitter, or blogs posts about the Life Cube, each and every note was deeply appreciated!

Click the images for a closer look at some of the kind and wonderful words Cube-ists shared about the downtown Las Vegas Life Cube.

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VegasPBS artScene Video Featuring The Life Cube Project

The Vegas PBS video featuring The Life Cube Project is online! Check it out for a glimpse into The Life Cube’s beginnings at Burning Man as well as the most recent Life Cube in DTLV (Las Vegas). This video includes interviews with artists and volunteers who worked on the downtown Las Vegas cube and footage of fire spinners, fire art, and the burn.

(The segment on The Life Cube begins at 1:23.)


Click here to watch the video.

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Burning Man to Las Vegas on PBS Premier Tonight!

Tonight on Las Vegas PBS 7:30 PST Premier of documentary on The Life Cube Project. artScene: Fire and Light Ignite Wishes at The Life Cube Project. Still in awe of the impact on art and community that The Life Cube generated. Hoping I can watch it online, but any Vegas peeps that can help get me a copy it would be hugely appreciated.  The trip from Burning Man to Las Vegas.

Life Cube Project Downtown Las Vegas March 2014

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