interactive media design studio

They are known for developing ‘tools’ that are only finished by how they are used. Whether them being an interactive real-time installations exposing the mechanics of creative coding, an autonomous AI engine that edits film in continuous real time, a tool of visualizing the impact of climate stressors or a platform collecting stories of isolation as a result of home-quarantine, the RNDR collective creates a perfect blend between technology, artistry and interaction.

RNDR was founded in 2017 in The Hague, (NL). Its main members have years of experience as partners, computer scientists, designers, art directors and developers at LUST and LUSTlab.

They develop processes, create structures, design visualizations, code programs, and create interactions. The end result can manifest itself across different media, ranging from interactive installations, data visualizations, generative identities, prints and everything in between – often real-time. They are triggered by how information and technology transforms networks, cultures, societies, relationships, behaviors, and interactions between people. Their work explores and engages with hybrid space as it embraces both digital and physical realms.

One of their core projects is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding that simplifies writing real-time audio-visual interactive software. OPENRNDR is fundamental for the capacity of RNDR as a studio, as it allows them to realize complex interactive works. OPENRNDR was awarded the Dutch Design Award 2019.

In 2020 they developed Quarantine Stories, an online platform gathering personal stories big and small of people in (self)isolation during COVID-19, providing a single collaborative resource to support many, in an effort to document the effects of social distancing.

Among their notable projects there are also Climate Layers, Who is We?, Reflector and Uncode.