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Boyhood, Cory Arcangel, The Digital Age

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a review of the film Boyhood, artist Cory Arcangel on his book composed from tweets and a discussion on preparing for the 'digital age'.

Richard Linklater filmed the actor who stars in Boyhood over 12 years from a 6 year old to a college youth. Matthew Sweet and author Toby Litt review the project and discuss growing up.

Artist Cory Arcangel talks about his book composed from tweets and working in digital media. He also explores the themes explored in Digital Revolution at the Barbican Centre, which brings together film-makers, artists, game developers and musicians.

As state schools across England prepare for the introduction of coding to the curriculum, journalist Aleks Krotoski and Benjamin Southworth - digital entrepreneur and former deputy chief executive of the government's Tech City initiative, join Matthew to discuss how - if at all - we should be preparing for the 'digital age'.

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45 minutes


  • The Digital Revolution

    Cory Arcangel, Aleks Krotoski & Benjamin Southworth on preparing for the ‘digital age’.

    Duration: 26:19

  • New Generation Thinker: Joanna Cohen

    Joanna Cohen asks whether we need to rethink the American Constitution.

    Duration: 06:14

  • Boyhood

    Author Toby Litt reviews Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.

    Duration: 11:56

Digital Revolution

Digital Revolution

Digital Revolution is at the Barbican Centre in London until Sunday 14 September 2014.

Image: Umbrellium’s Assemblance section at the Digital Revolution installation. © Duncan McKenzie 

Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel

Working On My Novel by Cory Arcangel is available as a paperback and e-book from Thursday 31 July 2014



Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, is in cinemas from Friday 11 July 2014.


New Generation Thinkers 2014

Joanna Cohen from Queen Mary, University of London is one of this year's New Generation Thinkers. She is currently researching how Americans turned consumerism into an act of good citizenship.


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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Toby Litt
Interviewed Guest Cory Arcangel
Interviewed Guest Aleks Krotoski
Interviewed Guest Benjamin Southworth
Producer Georgia Catt
Editor Robyn Read


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