fanSHEN – exploring challenging issues with technology

Random String Festival offers activities suitable for a family audience but some more challenging work just for adults. This includes the Justice Syndicate; a playable theatrical experience by fanSHEN, using iPads. fanSHEN describe themselves as a ‘recovering theatre...

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Random String Bursaries – Deadline extended

Today was officially the deadline for emerging artists to apply for bursaries to attend the Random String Symposium, however because we're very generous people, we're extending the deadline to 5pm on Monday 12 November to give more artists the opportunity to take part...

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Artificial Intelligence and Gender at Random String Festival

Random String Festival is fast approaching and we thought we should let you know about some of the unusual and thought-provoking activities on offer. We are proud to announce that Random String is playing host to Women Reclaiming AI for Activism - a groundbreaking...

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RS Nights: Light & Place – reflect, experience, talk

Come and join us for our second round of RS Nights at the Helen Martin Studio, Warwick Arts Centre, Wednesday 17 Oct, 6.30-8.30pm. This free and informal event gives you something of a flavour of the Random String Symposium, taking place just one month's time. Digital...

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Volunteers: The Backbone of Random String

Ludic Rooms is on the lookout for some bright, sparky volunteers, to help make a success of the Random String Symposium & Festival We need a team of Event Volunteers over the three days to help with the smooth running of these events in Coventry on 16-18 November. To...

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Symposium Bursaries for Emerging Artists

Through Random String, our arts and technology development programme, Ludic Rooms aims to give inspirational experiences to all kinds of audiences. We think the Random String Symposium is a vital opportunity for early career practitioners to see work, meet artists and...

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RS Nights: Light & Place – Weds 17th October

Wednesday 17 October, 18.30-20.30, Warwick Arts Centre.

The events bring together producers and practitioners from across disciplines to share, play and make new connections. The theme of this RS Nights event is Light & Place.  We’ll be joined by Mark Nixon and Viliina Kovisto of NEON; an award winning design practice that explores new territories between architecture, design and art. As well as Edie Jo Murray, a digital artist using “space-age tech, CGI and performance to mould new worlds with new rules”.

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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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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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