The very latest in digital technology went on show today at the Media Festival.

Organisers say it is proof that Brisbane is fast becoming the leader of digital advances in Australia.

Rebecca McDonough reports.


IRL – web speak for ‘in real life’ – is a festival that combines high brow art and technology.

Rosalyn Helper, Curator, Electro Fringe: “Looking at the boundary between virtual reality and real life and the blurring of that boundary in different ways.”

Here you can be entertained by retro video games, get lost in a virtual reality lounge or take a ride on a chair that walks.

In all, six different exhibitors are showcasing their latest creations.

Kris Stewart, Brisbane Powerhouse: “Digital culture is really strong here. It’s a really kind of forward-looking town.”

It’s an environment where the traditional and the new age come together.

With unusual partnerships with the State Library of Queensland and Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Powerhouse and IRL are leading the way with new and interactive digital technologies.

IRL Digital Festival runs until the 17th of May.

Rebecca McDonough, QUT News.