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Digital Daydreams Become a Reality at The Barbican

By August 27, 2014No Comments

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It seems like technology is making pretty much anything possible these days, especially in the creative field. No longer do we need paper to read, brushes to paint or film to take photos.

But did you think you’d ever be able to grow wings or see Will.i.am’s floating face follow you round a room, singing to you about future hopes and dreams?

Once again The Barbican is back to blow your mind, with its latest show-stopper ‘The Digital Revolution’.

‘This immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing’

To put it simply, this exhibition takes you on a trip down memory lane to where creative technology all began, with an archive of retro macs and computer games old enough to make children’s eyes light up with wonder, parents glaze with nostalgia, and show you where it, at super speed, is heading to.

Interactive and awe inspiring, highlights include a ‘Pyramidi’ a virtual performance from will.i.am in collaboration with Yuri Suzuki, ‘Assemblance’ a team activity using light beams to form new shapes from art collective Umbrellium and ‘The Treachury of the Sanctury’ a piece by Chris Milk that makes it possible for anyone to fly!

As you would expect from an exhibition based on technology, social media interaction is encouraged and following the hashtag ‘#digitalrevolution’ opens up a can of worms, giving you a glimpse of what to expect, only to be properly experienced in person.

See the revolution for your self from 3 July 2014 – 14 September 2014 at the Barbican Centre

 

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