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A new generation of digital creatives are pushing the boundaries of art

They create immersive, interactive art using coding, motion sensors and more

Work celebrated in new London exhibition, "Digital Revolution"

Original work by musician will.i.am, "Pyramidi" featured in show

London CNN  — 

A new generation of creatives are taking code to a more colorful realm, using digital media to push the boundaries of art.

They are artists, architects, designers, musicians and game developers and their pioneering work includes interactive sculptures, wearable technology, immersive experiences and works built via crowd-sourcing.

This expanding artistic frontier is celebrated in “Digital Revolution,” a new exhibition at London’s Barbican,

A comprehensive survey of digital art from the 1970s to the present day, the exhibition traces the evolution of the digital art community and showcases the work of some of its most innovative practitioners.

“What we are doing is looking at digital practice across a range of art forms,” said curator Conrad Bodman. “The exhibition focuses on artists who use code as their material.”

Digital artists come from all kinds of backgrounds, according to Bodman, and this is one of the show’s key themes.

“Petting Zoo,” (2012) by experimental architecture and design practice, Minimaforms, is typical of the interdisciplinary nature of digital art. It features animal-like creatures in the form of robotic arms that interact with the audience by tracking their movement.

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