DigitalRevolution is at the Barbican Centre until 14 September
UK - Pixels, a European distributor of digital media players and AV systems has supplied 50 BrightSign media players for the Digital Revolution exhibition at London's Barbican Centre.

Digital Revolution: An immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames, which opened on 3 July and which closes on 14 September, is described as "an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames" and "the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK". The exhibition will tour the world after its London run.

The BrightSign media player is normally deployed in digital signage applications. It is, however, characterised by its ability to deliver content to a screen with absolute accuracy and reliability, and this capability was critical for the designers of Digital Revolution, 59 Productions.

"We specified BrightSign players because they are reliable, they give flexible playback, they're at a good price point - but most importantly, because they deliver highly accurate synchronisation," said Richard Slaney, creative director, 59 Productions. "We've worked with BrightSign players before, and they've always been very stable - which is key for museum and gallery work."

The immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.

"For the installation piece based on the feature film Gravity we wanted to create a playback across 18 screens that were perfectly in sync, to recreate the 'lightbox' that was used to make the film," continued Slaney. "BrightSign players were a perfect low-cost reliable solution to allow us to do this."

(Jim Evans)

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