Post-digital arts organisation; Ludic Rooms, have been exploring ways to encourage participation in technology across the arts sector, in their project Random String. As well as a Symposium and a microFestival, gathering together the best and the brightest thinkers and technologists in Coventry earlier this year, the Random String project has given six artists from across disciplines, the opportunity to play with interactive technology to push their practices. This exploratory process has been aided by mentors with significant experience of using technology in their own work. As mid-career creatives, the Fellows had to grapple with a whole new conceptual framework and skillset before achieving anything that might be meaningful to their work.

Dom Breadmore, Artistic Director of Ludic Rooms will give insights into the vision of the project and the challenges of creating a workable project structure for unconvinced artists. Some of the Random String Fellows will tell it from their point of view and may even bravely share some of their works in progress.

Random String was funded by Arts Council England and Coventry City Council’s Project Development Fund.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.

After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.

Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to to book your place on a tour.