Late London: digital city


Thursday 15 May, 7-10pm

This May, we're thinking digitally! For one evening only, the museum will be taken over by digital artists and experts. Join us to unpick the digital vs. material world and explore how it affects our relationship with the city. With late night bars and galleries by twilight.

Highlights include:

London in 140 characters
Get involved with an interactive audio transcription installation by BAT Studio. Try summing up London in 140 characters or less and watch your spoken words get printed, turning our gallery foyer into a stunning paper and cable sculpture!

Silent disco

Hit our silent disco, crank up the music and disturb the peace!


'Poke' fun at life in a digital city with comedy improv gurus, Shoot From The Hip! as they pull apart how technology has affected the way we conduct ourselves in public and in private.

Hash Hush

Hilde Krone Huse, student at the Slade School of Fine Art, has been specially commissioned to bring to life one of the Museum’s first digital acquisitions. A series of twitter data collected from Londoners will be transformed into a vibrant digital artwork using our gigantic LED elliptical curtain.

Material vs digital mapping

In an age when technology can map London’s unthinkable complexity and track where every traveller in the city is at all times, join the team from Londonist, and trace your journey to the museum onto their map. You can be as creative as you like - use lines, pictures, symbols, words – whatever! The composite map will be published on Londonist the next day.

The digital perspective
Join London Drawing in a life drawing session comparing the material versus the digital human form.

What’s Next?

Join Richard Watson, prolific cutting edge thinker, writer and speaker on future trends, to muse on what may revolutionise city life in the future.

Collecting London
The Museum of London is an important source of data about how the city thinks and works; we collect London and have an active digital collecting programme. Join, digital curator, Hilary Young, and others to consider the sheer volume of data the digital age presents. With talks from Dr Nick Dalton, lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture and member of the Pervasive Computing Lab at the Open University, and Dr Jo Wood, Professor of Visual Analytics at City University, London.

Other activities include crafty workshops with Hurdy Gurdy, animation students bring our medieval objects to life and join our digital programmes team to explore how 'selfies' are manipulated!


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All events are subject to change and included in the ticket price.


Tickets £7 (concs £5, Friends £5)
Booking fee applies