Moogfest is a five day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.
With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances, we honor the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and pay tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.
This is no ordinary festival. Moogfest welcomes futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians, and Moog devotees to participate in a conversation that celebrates new technology and creative expression.
Presentations at Moogfest include:
Futurists Jerome C. Glenn and George Dvorsky
Pioneers of Electronic Musical Instrument Design Herb Deutsch, Dave Smith, Don Buchla, Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim, Malcolm Cecil
Electronic Music Visionaries Laurie Anderson, Keith Emerson, Giorgio Moroder
Filmmakers and Film Music Composers Cliff Martinez, Hans Fjelletad, Jason Amm
MIT Media Lab’s Joseph Paradiso
SETI’s Charles Lindsay
OMNI’s Claire Evans
Make magazine’s Mark Frauenfelder
Sonification researcher Bruce Walker
Writer Forrest Mims
The Machinima Expo is now in its fifth year of celebrating the best of world machinima online. Each November we screen over 50 films, provide panel discussions, interviews and opportunities to meet and learn from filmmakers all over the world.
The 2012 Machinima Expo will take place on this website and Second Life simultaneously on November 16-18.
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Learn about the making of This Exquisite Forest, an online collaborative art experiment presented by Google and Tate Modern. The project lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme. It can be accessed via the website http://www.exquisiteforest.com and through a physical installation at Tate Modern (http://www.tate.org.uk/) from July 23, 2012.
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Dan Rockmore, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
June 13, 2007
All too often we see mathematics and the arts as two different sides of the science/humanities coin. In this talk Rockmore explores a place where the two come naturally together through new research. In today's world in which almost all aspects of life are brought to the common medium of the computer, it is now possible to quantify and extract the style of an artist via computation. Examples are gleaned from the literary, visual, and dance arts, and include applications to the problem of authentication.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2012-03-01 07:41
A short movie inspired on Escher's works and a free vision on how it could be his workplace.
Go to etereaestudios.com for more information: “inspirations” behind the movie both from the Arts and Maths, stills and more.
Music “Lost Song” by Ólafur Arnalds from the album “Found Songs” - olafurarnalds.com
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2011-12-01 11:09
Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don't let you fully experience music yet. (There's a hair-raising example.) At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2011-11-19 13:03
mp3:http://bit.ly/oRYyiV - A musical celebration of the importance and inspirational qualities of space exploration (human and robotic), as well as a look at some of the amazing worlds in our solar system. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox, and Carolyn Porco.
"Onward to the Edge" is the 12th installment in the Symphony of Science series. Materials used in this video are from :
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A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close.
"The Quantum World" is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2011-09-09 06:47
Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep".
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2011-09-02 04:07
Would you recognise the birth of artificial intelligence? At the dawn of a new era one human being faces a decision which could change our understanding of humanity forever. Starring Celeste Paterno and Maja Meschitschek, "Birth" is the second film in Paul Leeming's robot trilogy, capturing a starkly plausible vision of the near future.