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Inside the Barbican’s Digital Revolution

Barbican - Digital Revolution, Pyramidi 02, 20140715 by Aaron Lee (1448x815)Digital Revolution is a celebration of computing and all things interactive. By bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, it hopes to give you a sense of the breakthroughs that digital creatives are making across culture, as well as remind you just how dramatically digital technology has changed all our lives in less than 50 years.

What follows are some of the moments that fascinated me most as I explored the chambers of this computing archive and its digital delights.

Technology

Computers in court

Tandy 102 Portable Computer (1986)Technology and court have never got on. More than 140 years after the invention of the typewriter, and even ahead of broadcast, tweeting has been approved as a method for journalists reporting on UK court cases. This is a phenomenal step for a courts system that is so cautious of the media and technology disrupting justice that it’s any wonder journalists are even allowed ballpoint pens.