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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

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of data – PIPS:lab at Warwick Arts Centre

On Friday we hosted Amsterdam company PIPS:lab as part of our ‘Random String’ programme at Warwick Arts Centre. In this guest post, Mark Hancock offers his reflections…

“Shadows in the Clouds, the show PIPS:lab performed on the night, looks at how willing we are to surrender our data. In this case, our visual data. With volunteers from the audience, they used motion capture cameras and scanners to capture body shapes, colours and micro-performance elements of the volunteers. These were then used to fashion a short sci-fi film as the final performance of the evening…We aren’t here for the latest Marvel blockbuster. It’s the interaction and the humour of working live that engages the audience, not the awe and shock of CGI.”

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Lots of thought provoking conversation about our City!

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...

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City of Culture…City of Play

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.

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