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
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.
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
It's been great to see people wandering around the Open Citizen exhibition at the CET building over the last 2 weeks - there's been lots of thought provoking conversation about our City, what it would mean to be City of Culture 2021, and how play can create better...read more
The news is out! We’re screaming from the rooftops. We have been selected as Digital Artists in Residence for Coventry’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid.
We’ll be hosting a series of workshops in the next few weeks, working with different community groups to imagine playful interactive artworks that could make the experience of travelling through Coventry a bit more fun. Then this autumn, we’ll be turning a handful of Coventry’s ideas into reality.read more
If the last few years have taught us anything, it should be that democracy is more complicated than asking people a binary question. That creates instability, uncertainty, and a dangerous space where bad ideas rise to the top. We need every citizen to understand issues, interrogate policy, question authority, and find local solutions to global problems. This week, I spent a couple of days working with Ludic Rooms, to look at how their Open Citizens projects start to find ways to create such an enabled, empowered and emboldened citizenship..read more