In 2011 we opened Life Online, the world’s first gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet. New media, computer technology and videogames are key to our collection and galleries.
The Life Online launch is now just over two weeks away, and the team working on the [open source] are busy installing four brand new artworks.
One of the interactive games I was tasked with making for a gallery about the internet was about life before the internet. A perverse request, you might think…
Erin Newell and Phil Bird’s artwork 1 and another celebrates the web’s open source spirit of sharing and collaboration.
It takes a lot of work to develop the interactive exhibits you see at the museum. Audience Researcher Catherine Elvin looks at how we test them.
Thomson & Craighead focus on the threat to net neutrality with their piece Live Portrait of Tim Berners-Lee (an early warning system).
Getting the opportunity to work on a brand new gallery doesn’t happen very often. Creating video content for Life Online presented an exciting challenge for our team.
Six months ago, a group of dedicated young people came together to work on the development of a brand new artwork as part of the Life Online project.
We’ve moved into the really exciting final phase of the Life Online gallery build, where the 2D concepts are finally coming to life.