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Rewarding the curiosity of the playful. Revealing the hidden moments of joy between digital things and the real world

Making stuff with things and things with stuff

Ludic Rooms is a postdigital arts organisation led by a collaborative approach and a passion for creative technology. Our work is enquiry-led and site responsive. We like to help make things which are interactive and are informed by the ways in which all people can be creators, not just consumers.

Our ongoing programmes

Random String

A wide-reaching development programme exploring the use of networked, interactive and creative technologies by artists. Includes: the RS Fellowships, an artist development and mentoring scheme; the RS Symposium, a sector-focussed day of sharing best practice hosted by Warwick Arts Centre; and the RS microFestival, a public celebration of arts and technology in Coventry City Centre.

Open Citizens

When we play together, we belong together. A series of projects exploring how a playful approach to creative technologies in public space might drive new conversations around democracy and citizenship in the 21st century. Current incarnation as Coventry City of Culture Bid Digital Artists in Residence with additional support from Arts Council England.

Recent updates from the blog

A kind donation

As you might know, we’re a non-profit, but we don’t often receive donations. Just recently we were gifted a beautiful selection of tools and wanted to share the story here.

You only need to take a quick look at projects like our Nest at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum to see how important tools are to us. Often we’re leading workshops for dozens of people at the same time. We’ve always leaned more towards manual tools for drilling, driving and cutting, the tactile quality of working the material is really important. We’ve found the best (and most affordable) way to get high quality tools in the quantity we need them is to go vintage.

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Our new General Manager…

We’re delighted to welcome Alexandra Murphy to Ludic Rooms as our new General Manager. Alexandra studied Fine Art at BCU then, in 2004 established LadyFest, a multidisciplinary festival showcasing women in the arts. She then moved to Trinity to study a M(Phil) in...

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Our MI:lab Summer Sharing

After ten weeks of hard work – and obviously play – on Wednesday it was time to share the amazing results of the MI:lab experimental media and digital arts programme that we run with Warwick Arts Centre. Young people from groups across two secondary schools in Coventry (and of course our WAC regulars) produced an incredible array of material that explores the overlap between digital making and physical space.

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