On Air Fest: Roxane Gay, Jenna Wortham, Tina Brown, Much More
On Air Fest, a three-day festival (March 1 to March 3) at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel will feature over 50 performances, art installations, conversations, listening parties, and live podcast tapings exploring the future of sound and audio culture.
- Roxane Gay interviewed by Design Matters host Debbie Millman: This conversation will explore Gay’s creative process, the contemporary writing landscape and an inside look at her latest projects.
- U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith hosts a live recording of her new public radio segment and podcast The Slowdown. It will be followed by a Dear Poetry session, where Smith will help audience members solve personal problems by prescribing specific poems or poem excerpts.
- Radiolab host Jad Abumrad will sit down with Tape’s Mooj Zadie for a live episode of his show about the people who make radio.
- Tina Brown hosts a live recording of her podcast TBD with Tina Brown. Special guest to be announced.
- Immerse yourself in hundreds of secrets: A suite in the Wythe Hotel will be transformed into an art installation in which guests are immersed in an automated generator of the hundreds of secrets of strangers that Nick van der Kolk, creator of Love + Radio podcast, has recorded over the past eight years.
- Enter the mind of an animal: In Animal Meditations, BuzzFeed host Ashley C. Ford will lead the room in a live rendition of “Animal Meditations,” a guided sonic experience transporting attendees into the mind of an animal.
80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249