Coventry-based creative technologists Ludic Rooms in partnership with Warwick Arts Centre, invite you to the Random String Symposium on Fri 7 Mar, 9am-4.30pm.
The Random String Symposium brings together artists, curators, facilitators and cultural organisations to experiment and play with technology as a creative medium.
Ludic Rooms doesn’t believe that all arts practitioners have to work with technology, but aims to help break down the barriers that prevent creatives from exploring the terrain. We want practitioners to feel free to play with technology as a medium and to embrace success and failure in equal measure.
The symposium comprises of :
- Talks led by practitioners, facilitators and producers from across the culture/technology divide, sharing new practices and ideas.
- Artist showcase from our residency programme, presentations and sharings from a group of practitioners new to interactive technology.
- Plenty of hands-on opportunities to experiment and play with digital artworks and technology enabled installations, including an informal retrospective of Ludic Rooms’ work.
- Creative workshops to learn new skills and make things with technology
All attendees to the symposium will also be given the opportunity to pitch for the Random String Award, a package of support and seed investment of £500 to develop a new creative technology project for Warwick Arts Centre.
This symposium aims to shift the focus of the cultural debate away from digital marketing strategies and squarely onto creative practice. This is not just an event for the existing tribe of digital artists and creative technologists, but specifically targeted at practitioners and organisations who have no established culture of using technology. Recognising that there are all sorts of risks and barriers to experimenting in this field, the symposium programme aims to demystify some of the technology and working
Dates & Times
|Fri 7 Mar||9:00am|