Playing in real-time…

A wide reaching development programme for arts and technology
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.

RS Fellowships

Giving 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.

See ongoing updates from the fellows here

RS Nights

Art & Games – Weds 4th July 2018
Light & Place – 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.

Random String Festival

16th-18th November 2018
Coventry, UK

The biennial festival of arts and technology across ten Coventry venues. Performances, exhibitions and workshops in unexpected places with music, dance, visual arts and making for all the family to enjoy and explore together.

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.

Latest updates

Wearable Technologies

(Tech session with Dom Breadmore) Looking at the ever-narrowing gap between the human and the technical, we began this session with an acceptance, in principle, of The Singularity. In making new work, the idea is to take this as a given, especially in the realm of...

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Fun With Lasers!

On a bright Tuesday in February, Natalie, Mary and myself descended on Juneau Projects’ studio for a tech session on laser cutting with Ben Sadler. Laser cutting is something I’ve wanted to try for a while, so it was great to get the chance to have a go as part of the...

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Second Mentoring Session: fun with GPS

My second session with Nikki was a hands-on session focusing on GPS technology. It’s something I’ve wanted to delve into deeper, as I’d like to try it out with my storymaps. I’m interested in sharing journeys, and leading people on trails where key elements of the...

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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
Swoomptheeng
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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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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