5 Feb 2010


Best exhibition i've been to in a LONG time. It was all about new digital technologies providing new tools for artists and designers. Lots of interactive things that I have no idea how they work but they were amazing. As you walk into the exhibition there are plants that light up with you moving along past them..

The image below left is of a screen with an animation made through code that changes in shape, colour and size in response to your voice.. It was a bit weird talking to a screen but it really worked.. And the dandelion was another screen with an interactive animation. You blow the screen with a hair dryer and it scatters the seeds.

This mirror was amazing, when you walked past it nothing happened, but when you stood completely still infront of it, you slowly fade into the screen.

The image above is of my favourite thing in the exhibition, its an interactive board that without touching it, but just standing infront of it, you can draw splashes of colour. Its got a genius title as well, 'Body Paint.'

Below is a piece of work that is a moving diagram of all the flights across North America in 24 hours. All the coloured lines are moving, and they all represent individual flights. It turns what could be a pretty dull mass of information into something really beautiful. I now wish I was a massive computer/technology geek because it would be so good to know how these things all work!

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