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Saturday, May 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beats & Star Wars Demo

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Blackspace hosts a beat making and coding demo, that takes youth from Durham, to a galaxy far, far away. Beat Making Lab™ co-founder Pierce Freelon and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Center at NC State present an app currently in development that would allow youth from around the world to share music and ideas through at Darth-vader robot. Participants get a brief history of the project, exchange sounds and make a beat together.

** This session is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s STEAM program. A festival ticket is not required. 

This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Entrance is not guaranteed.


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Pierce Freelon

Pierce Freelon is an Afro-futurist, professor, musician, and organizer. He is the creator of Blackspace—a digital makerspace based in Durham, North Carolina; and the co-founder/host of the PBS web-series Beat Making Lab. He teaches in the Department of African, African American... Read More →

Program Themes
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Do androids dream of analog synths? Combining elements of science fiction, astral jazz, historical fiction, psychedelic hip hop, fantasy, and magic realism with non-Occidental cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of the other, but also to revise, interrogate... Read More →
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21st-century workers require skills that many of today’s graduates don’t have. Enter the STEM Education Plan: a strategy to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curricula across America. While industry remains tightly coupled with the STEM subjects, creative and... Read More →

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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