11 September 2015
Wake up and smell the art at Tate Sensorium
From the kids who started playing candy crush the moment they slipped out the womb, to gadget-obsessed geriatrics, technology is the go to attraction of the 00s. So, for art to remain truly relevant, it needs to grow collaboratively with the technology we are all so hooked on.
Cue Tate Gallery's IK Prize, an annual initiative to support the use of technology in helping audiences experience art from a fresh perspective. In 2014, After Dark allowed online users to steer robots around Tate Britain in the dead of the night. Now, a year later, Flying Object's Tate Sensorium is being unveiled. Their idea goes like this… Imagine if aside from just seeing a painting, you could also taste it, hear it and feel it? Well now you can, and, as with all the best things in life, it's free.