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A portal to a better internet

3 days of music, ideas & emerging tech in the woods of Idyllwild, CA August 1-4





We're not just echoing the trends of today; we're stepping into the unknown ready to be swept away by the next wave of musical genius. It's a shared adventure, a collective leap into the possibilities of sound and emotion, grounded in our shared love for music and the connections it fosters. 


Our need for innovative solutions is urgent. Our collective burdens–global in scale, local in practice–are generations in the making. Our attempts at progress are paralyzed by pre-existing models, tired ideas, and limiting language. FEST is our cultural playground of meta/physical and intellectual spaces. 


Community driven experiences deepen our understanding of our tech, ourselves, and each other.

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A L Bahta

A. L. Bahta is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and creative technologist living and working in New York City. Under the alias Quiet Luke, he has released music and visuals that explore personal mythology and iconism in the 21st century. In 2023, he co-founded Club Chess, a conceptual social club and experimental party series with Corrine Ciani.

Corrine Ciani

Corrine Ciani is a NY-based writer exploring the sublime through the lens of the human condition. She previously produced Zora Zine, a hypercultural publication that explores artists and technologists utilizing the blockchain. In 2023, she co-founded Club Chess, a conceptual social club and experimental party series with A. L. Bahta.

Daisy Alioto

Daisy Alioto is the CEO of Dirt Media. She has a decade of experience in audience development for media companies such as Time Inc., Condé Nast, HODINKEE, Air Mail, First Look Media and New York Magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and more.


Elijah is a Creative Consultant, Writer and DJ with 15 years experience in the Independent Music and Arts sector in London. He writes about creative work on instagram with a project called 'Yellow Squares' that has developed into visual installations, an album and a lecture series that has had editions all over the world.

Garbage Day

Garbage Day is an award-winning newsletter and event series created by journalist Ryan Broderick. It chronicles the daily joys and horrors of internet culture. It will teach you how to have fun online again.

How Long Gone

K Allado-McDowell

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a Research Director at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. She is the author of “Blockchain and the Law” published by Harvard University Press. Founding member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, she is the founder and coordinator of the U.N. Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA).

Serpentine Arts Technologies & Radicalxchange

Toby Shorin

W. David Marx

W. David Marx is author of Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, and an upcoming cultural history of the 21st century. He lives in Tokyo, Japan. David’s newsletter Culture: An Owner’s Manual is available at



About the venue

FWB FEST happens on the captivating campus of Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA. 

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