Digital Revolution is a major exhibition at the Barbican in London covering a wide area of digital art, design, film, music and video games. It is the largest of its kind so far. It gives a comprehensive view into both past and future of Digital design.
Looking into the past the exhibition starts with a chronological overview of selected ground breaking video games, including some cult classics.
It is remarkable to see how fast and what way the digital technology and design have evolved.
Coding is naturally one of the topics as well that is covered. DevArt is a celebration of art made with code. It is based on open source creative process.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is an interactive light sculpture made out of lasers by Marshmallow. It is an example of the future direction for digital design as an immersive experience, which is quite difficult to describe – it has to be experienced firsthand to get the idea.
The next phase of digital design is about blurring boundaries between the real and the virtual. There are endless possibilities for brands to use virtual reality, sensor and wearable technology to create immersive and emotional experiences to consumers. However, if you are interested about technology, you already knew this.