Read, Watch & Listen

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Building the Barbican Archive: Forget Me Not

Barbican Young Curator Anahi Saravia Herrera shares her experience and documents their process of creating the first Young Curators' exhibition and its importance in the early stages of the development of the Barbican Archive.

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Design Yourself: What is Human?

In the second workshop of our Life Rewired inspired Design Yourself project, our young creatives worked with artist Laurie Ramsell who led a practical workshop exploring the concept of ‘human’. 

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ScreenNotes: Anime's Human Machines

Author and anime expert, Helen McCarthy presents a short history of anime at the Barbican and introduces the films selected for Anime’s Human Machines cinema season.

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Life Rewired Shorts: Extra Life by Matthew Harmer

If you were inside a machine which could simulate biochemical processes - would you be real? Or would you actually be just a series of 1s and 0s? Enter the world of online gaming and meet the people who inhabit these virtual territories. 

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New Suns: Feminism and Technology

New Suns founder Sarah Shin explains the origins of the festival, and explores the literary work that inspired this year’s programme and theme - feminist approaches to technology.


Five reasons to watch Anime

Helen McCarthy shares her top five reasons why we should all be watching anime ahead of our Life Rewired inspired cinema season, Anime's Human Machines. 

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Barbican Sessions: Matmos

The experimental electronic duo use plastic trash and sampling to create a unique track filmed in the Life Rewired Hub.

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Between Artificial and Human

Dr Beth Singler, a Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, draws on her experiences in Japan and her anthropological research to explore some of the philosophical ideas behind AI: More than Human.