Digital Revolution photos
- The exhibition opens with a gallery full of historic technology. A Magnavox Odyssey, Apple II computer, Nintendo Entertainment System, and ZX Spectrum are all present.
- An interactive exhibit lets visitors wave their arms to explore how Inception's physics-defying special effects were created.
- Pyramidi is the work of Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki and will.i.am. It features a trio of robotic instruments: deconstructed versions of a piano, a guitar, and a drum. Visually mesmerizing, the exhibit is accompanied by a visualization of will.i.am that appears to follow you around the room. "This is Mona Lisa times a trillion," remarks will.i.am.
- The Treachery of Sanctuary by Chris Milk uses Kinect cameras and 3D graphics to form a modern take on shadow play. Broken into three sections, it explores birth, death, and transfiguration — the third section augments giant wings onto your silhouette.
- Google's ambitious DevArt project invited creatives around the world to create art using code, with the prize being a spot at Digital Revolution. A trio of exhibits from established names is accompanied by an interactive installation by Cyril Diagne and Béatrice Lartigue, who won the competition.
- New York-based artist Zach Lieberman's contribution to DevArt is a keyboard that samples sounds in real-time from hundreds of radio stations around the world.
- Vavara + Mar's enchanting exhibit Wishing Wall, also part of Google's DevArt, turns whispered wishes into digital butterflies.
- The Petting Zoo entices visitors to interact with playful robotic arms .
- Located deep in the Barbican's basement, Umbrellium's exhibit is perhaps the star of the show. Set in a pitch black room, it uses lasers to turn the entire floor into a canvas. Visitors can "grab" the lasers with their hands and use them to draw their own artwork on the floor.