Moogfest 2016 Electrifies Durham

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This past weekend, Moogfest 2016 took over the city of Durham, bringing together artists, entrepreneurs, futurist thinkers, musicians and engineers with over 4,000 participants for an eclectic and fascinating variety of musical acts, panels, workshops, and fun activities.

Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) hosted nine panels and workshops in the David M. Rubenstein Classroom of The Bullpen in downtown Durham, ranging from artist talks to hands-on sound and video development workshops. Nearly 300 guests from all over the country and world participated in programming in the Bullpen.

Duke University and the Durham community joined together to support the festival’s first year in Durham. The festival, listed as one of the top summer music festivals by Rolling Stone magazine, has previously been held in Asheville, NC and New York City.

Moogfest also announced the Moogfest Student Board, a year-long partnership with Duke I&E bringing Duke students interested in arts entrepreneurship into the planning for Moogfest.

moogfest-day2-10Notable guests to the Duke I&E space included: CEO of the American Association of Independent Music Richard James Burgess, Steven Marks (Chief, Digital Business and General Counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America), Aly Khalifa of SPARKcon, Matthew Ganucheau of the Gray Area Foundation, Jennifer Juniper Stratford of Telefantasy Studios and Undervolt & Co., the global design firm IDEO, and artist Ed Bear. Dukie Jake Stauch, founder and CEO of NEURO+, was a panelist on “Found the Future Of…,” a panel presented by ExitEvent.

Here is a complete list of Moogfest workshops held at the Bullpen:

  • Sound Sculpting in a Website – Matthew Ganucheau (Gray Area) • Hacking Sound (Systems)
  • Video Synthesis + Collaboration – Jennifer Juniper Stratford (Undervolt & Co) • Stephi Duckula (Undervolt & Co.)
  • Software as an Extension of the Creative Process – Andrew Benson Undervolt & Co.
  • Founding the Future Of… Presented by Exit Event • Laura Baverman • Anish Chandak • Gart Davis • Ginger Dosier • Doug Kaufman • Aly and Beth Khalifa • Jake Stauch • The Future of Creativity
  • IDEAS to ACTION: Exploring Creative Design Methods with IDEO – IDEO
  • Build Your Own Optoelectronic Sequencer with littleBits – Ed Bear • Hacking Sound (Systems)
  • New Terrain: Record Labels and the Evolving Digital Landscape – Richard James Burgess • Steven Marks
  • Sonifying Data – Jonathan Dinu (Gray Area) • Hacking Sound (Systems)
  • Artist Talk: The Making of ‘Convergence’ – Floating Point Collective

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