What would you expect from a Radiohead app? Some music, a few videos, and a list of tour dates, or "a non-linear audio-visual journey, stemming from the King of Limbs sessions, bringing Stanley Donwood's analog sketchbooks to life in the digital world"? Because this is definitely the latter.
Artists love to portray technology as the villain, as a force for evil that makes short work of our humanity. (Call it the Hal Effect.) Matt Pyke isn’t one of them. The artist — who, it should be noted, works out of a log cabin in Sheffield, England — is an unabashed techno-optimist. As the 12 pieces in his latest exhibit show, from a morphing monster projected on the wall to dancers whose bodies float off into pixely abstraction in a powerful wind tunnel (below), technology and people can walk happily hand in hand.