Asheville, NC - April 5, 2021...The Bob Moog Foundation and The Elumenati are proud to announce their partnership in offering the Moogseum’s interactive, immersive “How Electricity Becomes Sound” exhibit as a rental opportunity for other museums, music festivals and installations in the United States. A central focus at the Moogseum, the exhibit is housed in an Elumenati GeoDome Portal, which surrounds visitors with dynamic imagery as they explore electrified sound in a custom-built Unity3D game. A six minute animation follows an electrical current through an oscillator, transistor, capacitor, and resistor. After the presentation, the visitor can interact with an analog synth-style knob controller, allowing them to tweak the various elements to understand how they affect sound waves.
The Bob Moog Foundation and The Elumenati have been conceptualizing this exhibit for nearly a decade. The opportunity finally came for the creation of the Moogseum in downtown Asheville, NC, in Spring of 2019, and the long-laid plans became a reality that have been enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors from all over the world.
“Bringing the physics of how electricity turns into sound when traveling through a circuit board to life has been a dream of mine,” commented Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation and Moogseum. “While it can be a complex subject, the experience in the Moogseum’s GeoDome Portal conveys the information in a stunningly beautiful and accessible way. People of all walks of life can now gain a new appreciation for this fascinating phenomenon that was at the very heart of Bob Moog’s pioneering work. We are thrilled to have worked with The Elumenati to bring this concept to life.”
“Partnering with Michelle and the Bob Moog Foundation to create this hands-on science learning experience was a dream project,” added Hilary McVicker, VP of Sales and Marketing at The Elumenati. “We’ve combined their deep knowledge of the physics of sound with our understanding of immersive experience design, to tell this science story in a fun, cool, and memorable way. As a company partly based in Asheville, it was an honor to help bring a world-class exhibit to our local arts and culture scene, and we look forward to helping expand the reach of the Moogseum and Bob Moog’s legacy.”
Organizations interested in licensing this immersive experience can contact The Elumenati at [email protected]. The dome will be available for rental periods of one, three, and six months, and The Elumenati tech team will set up and support each installation.