Robotic snakes, flying machines and curtains of light: Digital revolution immerses viewers

Updated 2022 GMT (0422 HKT) July 3, 2014
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Participants take flight on virtual wings in immersive installation 'The Treachery of Sanctuary' on display at the Digital Revolution exhibition. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery
Brazilian electronic music artist, Amon Tobin performs 2011 album "ISAM" live. The "Sound and Vision" section of the show looks at how musicians have experimented with digital technology. Courtesy Calder Wilson
"Assemblance" by Umbrellium features a blacked-out room filled with three-dimensional light fields that visitors can walk through and manipulate with their bodies to create luminous forms and release puffs of smoke and bubbles. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery
A girl plays with responsive snake-like robotic arms in interactive sculpture "Petting Zoo" by Minimaforms. Courtesy Apostolos Despotidis
Kinisi, an e-makeup application that works on muscle movement that can make your smile literally light up your face. Courtesy Katia Vega
Cutecircuit's iMiniSkirt that animates in colorful patterns via programmable micro-LEDs and controlled by the Q by CuteCircuit iPhone App. Courtesy Cutecircuit
Butterflies flutter in another Google DevArt commission. Google created an online platform where it's possible to watch commissioned artist's creative process from concept to finished piece. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery
Pong, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong: The opening section of the show, "Digital Archeology" focuses on digital art developments from the 1970s including many seminal arcade games. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery
Pushing the boundaries of coding as a creative art form, The Barbican collaborated with Google on DevArt, a series of four commissions for the show. Getty Images/Matthew Lloyd