Do Not Touch is an installation by the German artist Christian Moeller at London’s Science Museum. Signs on the floor around a metal pole say DO NOT TOUCH in large letters. The artwork aims to create conflict by tempting you to do the very thing you are being warned not to do. If you do ignore the warning and touch the pole, you may – or may not – experience a mild electric shock.

Child A and I watched from a safe distance, as some visitors found the temptation too hard to withstand. We particularly liked the guy walking past in a Jesus Loves Techno T-shirt and the bloke who got a shock himself and promptly brought his girlfriend back to try it.

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