Further Future to Bring Riveting Tech Talks and Interactive Demos to Mojave – Featuring Avegant Glyph Headset
With the return of boutique music and lifestyle festival Further Future just around the corner, the award-winning event has just announced a riveting and interactive tech program featuring Oscar nominated director of Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky, creator of the Avegant Glyph VR goggles that won best of show at CES Yobie Benjamin, co-founder of the experience design team Moment Factory Sakchin Bessette, and much more. This cutting-edge assemblage will explore the fields of sound and light, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics through interactive talks and demos.
Taking place from April 29 – May 1 in the desert beyond Las Vegas, Further Future will also bring dedicated leaders from the business side of the tech field with Google/Alphabet Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO of iHeartMedia and MTV founder Bob Pittman, and head of product for Facebook messenger Stan Chudnovsky. Guests can also witness sets from world-class musicians including Nicolas Jaar, Caribou, Four Tet, and The Pharcyde, a pop-up Enter.Sake bar from Richie Hawtin, and the debut of ENVELOP Satellite, an immersive 3D audio space from Christopher Willits with musical guests.
Vision speaker series aside, Further Future has extended its program with a weekend filled with other panels, demos and talks addressing the core Further Future pillars: Music, Food, Wellness, Community, Technology and Creativity. Highlights include a keynote music talk and panel with CEO & Co-Founder of Gigwell Digital Booking Jeremie Habib, Telling Stories with Light & Sound with CEO/Founder of Moment Factory, Sakchin Bessette, whose company is responsible for experience design for tours by Madonna, Muse, the Super Bowl halftime show and Cirque Du Soleil.
Aligning with their goal of exposing attendees to potent ideas and the latest in innovation, FF002 will host a Technology & Consciousness panel with a who’s who of thought-provoking guests. Highlights on the tech front include Dave Hanson (Hanson Robotics) to speak and demo the world’s most realistic robotic faces that were recently featured on CNBC, co-founder and CEO of the emerging AI database platform Permutation Ventures Riva-Melissa Tez, and award-winning video game creator Pete Blumel, who was involved in the creation and production of the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare series.
On the consciousness side, guests can expand their way of thinking with Universal Meditations author and Sufi Order International senior teacher David Less, discovery and leadership expert Dr. Gino Yu, who has run transformational workshops for the likes of Zappos and VisualDNA, cognitive research scientist at MIT Media Lab and Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics Joscha Bach, and Dr. Katharina Sophia Volz, the first German high school student to be accepted into a research program at Harvard.
For those interested in content creation and experience design, Further Future will host a light and sound meetup with the goal of flooding the audience’s senses with captivating visions of the future. The panel is hosted by creative director of the projection mapping team Light Harvest Studio Ryan Uzilevsky, and includes Specular Theory co-founder Ryan Pulliam, who works with Fortune 500 companies while utilizing VR to amplify storytelling, and production designer for artists like Jay-Z and Motley Crue Sooner Routhier, along with Sakchin Bessette and Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky.
Beyond educational talks, guests will also have the opportunity to have a more tactile experience with the technological innovations of the future. Through an array of workshops and live demos ranging from VR and robotics to AI and consciousness, guests can participate and interact with the next torchbearers of the tech revolution. On the docket is a demo of the largest open-source AI project (OpenCog) from Ben Goertzel, a live presentation of wearable devices that increase self-awareness from Rohan Dixit, and a demo of SoundSelf from Robin Arnott, a VR video game known for inducing altered states.
With audiophiles in mind, Further Future has recruited the pioneering sound company KV2 Audio to project pristine music across the sands of the Moapa River Reservation. Guests will find themselves immersed in the sophisticated design of their VH2.0 System, a meticulously crafted speaker rig that stretches sound hundreds of feet from the stage while using just one high frequency driver per side. This achieves a level of sound clarity, definition and lack of distortion that is almost unfathomable for large events, employing neodymium magnets to refine force and control.
Join us in the Further Future and get your tickets now by visiting FurtherFuture.com/tickets. The first two ticket tiers have sold out, with the third tier remaining in addition to Saturday access passes.
Further Future Artist Line-up
Full Lineup: Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Caribou, Lee Burridge, Leftfield, Easy Star All-Stars, Kid Koala, DJ Tennis, Dixon, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Pharcyde, &ME, Daedelus, Derrick Carter, Crazy P, WhoMadeWho, Tropic of Cancer, Birds Of Passage, Greg Wilson, Terry Francis, Telefon Tel Aviv, Elderbrook, Fort Romeau, Andy Stott, Low Leaf, HVOB, Papercutz, Still Corners, Idjut Boys, Frank & Tony, YokoO, Derek Hena & Zach Walker, Lambert, Satori, H Foundation, Anchorsong, Spacebyrdz, John Wander, Raeo, Tim Love Lee, Donato Dozzy, Ebar, Hauschka, Inland Knights, Jam City, Jane Fitz, Joakim, Joeski, Kimball Collins, Lusine w/ Trent Moorman, Matt Tolfrey, Neel, Pattern Drama, Rampue, Pedro Aguiar, Rival Consoles, Stev, Talal, Voices From The Lake, Benjamin Alexander, Swamy, John Dill