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Digital Revolution at the Barbican

Yesterday I finally made it to the Barbican to see Digital Revolution, a mind-blowing presentation of digital creativity in the modern age. Digital Revolution is an immersive, interactive exhibition that brings together a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, who are all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. The show 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. I found the first part of the exhibition, which features old computer games and consoles such as the Apple II, a little confusing – not helped by the fact that it was crawling with children. However, I really loved the second portion of the show, which features a series of interactive works including Chris Milk’s incredible shadow triptych – The Treachery of Sanctuary – where your shadow first dissolves into a flock of birds, is then eaten by a flock of birds, and finally sprouts a pair of dramatic angel like shadow wings.

Digital Revolution Until September 14