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Slingshot Festival

The third annual Slingshot festival got off to a rousing start last night and the action continues through Saturday:

Musical highlights of the festival will include DJ sets by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) as well as performances by Jamie XX, Nosaj Thing and Reptar. Comedy Night headliners include Kyle Kinane, Ron Funches and Kurt Braunohler. The festival will screen "Salad Days," a documentary about the Washington, D.C., punk scene.

Electronic art offerings include new work by designer Kyle McDonald, video artist Andy Thomas and filmmaker and artist Keith Willson as well as exhibits including a walk-in interactive synthesizer and a performance by Mikromedas using live astrophysical satellite data.

The tech conference, "Sensory Overload," will feature JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, inventor of the AlloSphere, a "three-story immersive scientific visualization and sonification environment."

Lots of music and more awaits, so get out there. Campus and community doing great things together.

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