Playing in real-time…

A wide reaching development programme for arts and technology


2018 Contributors include… Klaus Obermaier, Laura Kriefman (Hellion Trace), Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe (fanSHEN), Graham Dunning, Tine Bech, B Aga & Coral Manton (i-DAT)…

Tickets available at Warwick Arts Centre Box Office

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
Coventry, UK

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.

RS Fellowships

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.

More info on becoming a fellow here

Applications close 5pm Monday 15th October 

RS Symposium

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.

Early bird tickets now on sale here!

Only £35 including lunch and tickets to Klaus Obermaier’s FACELESS_VOICELESS performance.

RS Nights

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.

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RS Fellowships open for applications

The Random String Fellowship programme is a unique opportunity for artists and creatives from any discipline, including visual arts, music, literature and performing arts, who are interested in embarking on their first technology-focused creative enquiry. Ludic Rooms...

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RS Symposium Early Bird tickets on sale

This will be our most packed Random String symposium event to date, an unmissable event for artists and creative practitioners interested in digital ways of making. EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE (closes 30th September). For just £35 you get access to all sessions at the symposium as well as a ticket to Klaus Obermaier’s immersive digital dance performance FACELESS_VOICELESS.

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Art & Games – our first Random String Nights

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.

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Past contributors...

Phoenix Perry
Dan Hett
Bare Conductive
Tom Armitage
Entropika Lab
Antonio Roberts
Juneau Projects
Nikki Pugh
Katie Day
Anthea Moys

Sam Howey Nunn
Leila Johnston
Debbie Adele Cooper
Melissa Mean (KWMC)
Pete Ashton
Sandra Crisp
Victoria Tillotson
George Buckenham

Random String is produced by Ludic Rooms, a non-profit postdigital arts organisation. We believe in empowering communities to become co-creators of work, in collaborating with partners across disciplines and demystifying the use of technologies as creative material.

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About Coventry

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. 

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