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Random String Festival

Published Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Random String Festival arrives in the city centre this month, bringing a fun weekend of digital artworks, interactive installations and hands-on activities.

Random String Festival 2018

Tap dance with an interactive LED dress in a medieval church; perform in a service in a piece of iPad theatre; learn how to make an AI smart assistant for women; play games, watch live music, try out a motion capture suit, hack LPs, hear the sounds of the moon.​​

It's all at the Random String Festival in Coventry from 16-18 November.

Ludic Rooms' biennial festival of arts, play and technology returns to venues and pop-up spaces, across the city centre. 

Performances, exhibitions and workshops will appear in unexpected places with music, dance, visual arts and making using technology, for all ages to explore. 

The programme is a mixture of bookable and free activities - most suitable for a family audience. 

There’s opportunities to make your own music with the visually stunning Panoramical installation at Shop Front Theatre or Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. 

Make pop-up cards with flashing LED lights at Coventry FabLab or visit Swoomp Theeng; a quirky music collective and play with their Daance Maast in their Rave Grotto at the Skydome. 

The programme also includes thought-provoking activities for adults; join the Women Reclaiming AI workshop and collaborate on a new voice assistant or participate in FanSHEN’s the Justice Syndicate; a playable theatre experience using iPads to explore issues of power and our gaps in decision-making.

Dom Breadmore, Creative Director of Random String, said: “Technology is part of everyone’s life now and the creative possibilities are endlessly exciting. All you need is a bit of curiosity and the chance to experience the potential for yourself. 

"The Random String Festival will bring this opportunity to audiences in Coventry in what will be a fun weekend of exploration and play.”

The Festival is accompanied by a Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 16 November.

Leading thinkers from the world of arts and technology will discuss and explore the latest developments in this area, followed by a performance by Klaus Obermaier a major innovator in performance.

Ludic Rooms is an arts organisation with a passion for creative technology, based in Coventry’s Canal Basin.

Find out more on the website.


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