Playing in real time…
As real-time technologies become more intelligent, how might arts practitioners find new ways to create, improvise, and play? This year, Random String aims to explore across disciplines how this might bring about new forms of liveness as we move away from pre-programmed and linear relationships between art & technology into more dynamic and hybridised forms.
Random String Festival
16th-18th November 2018
The biennial festival of arts and technology returns to venues across Coventry. Performances, exhibitions and workshops in unexpected places with music, dance, visual arts and making for all the family to enjoy and explore together.
Giving 8 artists R&D time and support to explore real-time technologies in their practice; including mentoring, a 2-day residential, training, workshops, go and see trips, and a stipend.
Applications will open in Summer 2018
16th November 2018
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Aimed at creative professionals and cultural organisations, the RS Symposium is a day of talks, workshops, performances, play, and conversation around arts and technology. Featuring international contributors exploring motion capture avatars on stage, augmented costume, live audience feedback, interactive printmaking and much more.
Art & Games – Weds 4th July 2018
Music & Movement – Weds 17th October 2018
Paint & Pixels – Weds 12th December 2018
Warwick Arts Centre, 18.30-20.30
A new series of twilight social events for creative people interested in digital ways of making. Lightning talks and hands-on demonstrations from key industry players, plus lots of time to chat and network.
RS:Nights is a new regular social event for people interested in digital ways of making. Bringing together producers and practitioners from across disciplines to share, play and make new connections. For each event we’ll be hosting visiting contributors from around the UK to show off their latest wares on a given theme. Our first theme is ‘Art & Games’. There’ll be lots of opportunities to play and explore a host of experimental games as well as enjoy a few drinks in the company of interesting creative people.read more
Sam Howey Nunn
Debbie Adele Cooper
Melissa Mean (KWMC)
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Coventry, the 2021 UK City of Culture, is the most centrally-located city in England and is well connected on mainline services via rail, an hour from London and two hours from Manchester. The nearest airport is Birmingham International, just 15 mins away by car or train.