On March 11, Charles Nichols, an assistant professor of School of Performing Arts/Music, premiered his composition What Bends in the Moss Arts Center. The work – for electric violin and interactive computer music, accompanying narrated poetry, motion capture dance, animation, and processed video, with poet and narrator Erika Meitner, an associate professor in the Department of English; dancer Rachel Rugh; and video artist Zach Duer — was performed in the 134.1 speaker 3D spatial audio system, 360º surround video, and motion capture system of the Cube. The performance took place in conjunction with the 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, “Extreme Appalachia!”