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

Tickets available at Warwick Arts Centre Box Office


Friday 16 November 2018

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Kicking the Mic by Hellion Trace
Graham Dunning. Photo by Julien Kerduff

A playdate for artists and cultural organisations interested in making work with real-time technologies. Space for inspiration, discussion and sharing. 

The Random String Symposium is a one-day event for artists and arts professionals, exploring the use of interactive & networked technologies in the creative process.

Hear from practitioners from across the UK and overseas, join frank conversations about the practicalities of using technology in your work and explore a showcase of interdisciplinary work.

Confirmed contributors include: 

Klaus Obermaier

Laura Kriefman (Hellion Trace)

Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe (fanSHEN)

Tine Bech

Graham Dunning

Birgitt Aga (i-DAT)

Coral Manton (i-DAT)

Michael Takeo Magruder

Mahendra Mahay (British Library Labs)

Nye Thompson

Elvia Vasconcelos

Dr. Bianca Wright (Coventry University)

and more…

Three Platforms


Formal talks, presentations and screenings from leading international artists and creative professionals.

Show & Tells

Interactive panel discussions, Q&A sessions and project talks in the Helen Martin Studio.


Hands-on breakout sessions with creative technology in small groups with guest facilitators.

Tickets just


+ £1 booking fee

Access to all sessions, light lunch
and free ticket to FACELESS_VOICELESS performance.

Tickets for this performance must be added to your basket and will be discounted at checkout.

Available from Warwick Arts Centre box office

+ £1 booking fee

We’ve worked really hard to keep the RS Symposium affordable in comparison to similar events. We’re also offering ten bursary places to support emerging artists.

The Symposium is taking place at Warwick Arts Centre, the second largest multidisciplinary arts centre in the UK, on the campus of the University of Warwick in 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.

Parking is available immediately adjacent to Warwick Arts Centre and is easily accessible via car, within a 30 minute drive off the M1, M5, M6 and M42.

Warwick Arts Centre,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Warwick Arts Centre

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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