The world’s most forward-thinking artists, musicians, and technologists—from Grimes, GZA, Miike Snow, Laurie Anderson, and Blood Orange to virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and cyborg artist Neil Harbisson – will be gathering in Durham, North Carolina for Moogfest 2016 this May 19 -22. Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog and the influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world, Moogfest is unlike any other festival thanks to an intimate format where many artists not only perform in the evening, but also join panel discussions and lead workshops during the day. The New York Times said: “Moogfest, in its mom-and-pop technosophy and its insistence on immersive experiences in small, comfortable spaces, might have gotten something exactly right.” 

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Forbes, Discovery News Preview Moogfest

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 18, 2016

With Moogfest set to kick-off May 19th, outlets like Forbes and Discovery took a look at how it is taking the best of traditional music festivals and technology conferences to create an entirely new type of festival experience.

Forbes wrote: “Moogfest stands apart in its ability to converge the intellectual and tactile, letting 30,000 attendees participate in hands-on, immersive events. It offers product demos without feeling like a big ad, making it a destination to display new inventions, collaborations and ideas.”  And Discovery News said “the four-day festival has become a popular destination for fast-forward thinkers across the country and the world.”

Permalink | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

New York Times exclusive on Moogfest

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 16, 2016

PKPR secured an exclusive interview for Dr. Martine Rothblatt, the nation’s highest profile transgender CEO, to discuss her keynote at the North Carolina festival in light of the state’s anti-LGBT “bathroom law.”

Permalink | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 8:42 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Huffington Post: Moogfest Fights NC Anti-LGBT Law

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 02, 2016

Moogfest CEO Adam Katz talked with the Huffington Post about how the Durham-based festival is combatting North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law and taking steps to ensure that all LGBT performers, speakers, and festival-goers are safe and supported at the four-day festival. This year’s festival will feature several notable appearances by trans women including Dr. Martine Rothblatt, founder of Sirius Radio, and hip-hop artist Mykki Blanco.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 02, 2016 at 9:33 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Moogfest Press Preview in NYC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 04, 2016

To give New York City-based media a sneak preview of what’s in store for this year’s Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina, PKPR helped organize a press preview event at Ace Hotel New York on February 27th. Journalists from outlets like NPR’s Studio 360, Gizmodo, Quartz, The Verge, Dezeen, Inverse, Vice, and Hyperallergic had a chance to observe a synth building class, meet artists participating in the festival, and experience live performances.

The Verge and Inverse have already posted preview stories on the festival, which takes place May 19-22.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 04, 2016 at 8:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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