As the Barbican takes a byte out of the virtual realm with its new exhibition of immersive and interactive digital art, we thought we’d survey the landscape and find the astounding, new, and in one case ewww things you’ll come across living in a digital city.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we look at book-shaped benches, the ludicrous rise of oddball dating nights, our favourite things in Crouch End, the ten essential things to do in July, casual cycle wear, 16 stylish sunglasses, the Tour de France’s London leg, and the meanest kills from water-gun assassination game Street Wars.
And that’s not all! We talk with actress Melissa McCarthy, theatre director Jamie Lloyd, comedian Chelsea Handler, and ‘Boyhood’ director Richard Linklater along with leading boy/man, Ellar Coltrane, give you the lowdown on Wireless and British Summer Time’s park-based concerts, celebrate time-travelling club night Hot Dub Time Machine, pick the best digital art works online, find smashing cider pubs and cycle cafés, and select London’s top ten streets in song.
Throw in our usual considered reviews of the best restaurants, bars, films, plays, exhibitions and events, and you’ve got 79 pages of pure entertainment to make your Tuesday morning.