Moogfest 2017: I&E Installation Turns Nona Hendryx Concert Into a VR Experience

Go behind the scenes with Duke I&E students for their installation of "Perspective" at Moogfest. Video by Pilar Timpane/Duke I&E

Students with Duke's Innovation and Entrepreneurship program showcased a new way of engaging with live musical performances at this past weekend's Moogfest in Durham.

The installation, called “Perspective” was created by 10 Duke students, was housed during the festival at the Bullpen, the home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative downtown.

The installation captured the Nona Hendryx concert during the festival at the Durham Armory from four different perspectives. Viewers at the installation wore special virtual reality helmets to watch the performance from the audience, from the balcony and even from Hendryx’ perspective onstage.  The singer participated in the project and wore a VR camera during the concert to film what she saw during the performance.

Read more here. For a report on Moogfest from the PBS Newshour, click here.