Jim Boulton
7 min readMar 14, 2021

Studies in Perception — a Digital Restoration Story

In 2013, I curated the historical section of the Barbican’s Digital Revolution exhibition. My task was to tell the history of digital creativity in 100 exhibits across 4 decades, from 1970 to 2010.

Digital Revolution poster, courtesy of Mother

Despite the brief, I thought it was vital to reference the iconic work that laid the foundations, amongst the most significant of which was Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon’s Computer Nude (Studies in Perception) from…