Imagining The Global City

NOWHERE – Imagining The Global City focuses on the past 25 years work of Dutch artist/photographer Frank van der Salm and consists of a large-scale exhibition featuring a video wall driven by Artificial Intelligence, a collection presentation, a public program and a book. 

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Climate Layers
Visualising the impact of climate stressors

SPACE10 teamed up with RNDR to visualise how climate stressors are affecting our shared home –the planet– in the exhibition Climate Layers. Climate data is visualised to convey recent effects of climate stressors on our environment. 

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Who is We?
Draw your own exhibition

A hybrid platform accompanying the Who is We? exhibition at the Pavilion of the Netherlands at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice. The exhibition questions the dominant structures and histories we inhabit and inherit, presenting an urbanism that is female, of colour, Indigenous, queer, and multispecies.

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I Know...
A Digital Ritual for the online edition of Holland Festival 2020

In the light of covid-19, Holland Festival needed to re-establish their programme in an online format, focusing on the notion of being ‘in pursuit of the we’. Together with film director Ruben van Leer we worked on this online project in which African-American choreographer, director and dancer Bill T. Jones wants to find out what people profoundly know. The project invited the audience to participate by uploading a video of expressing a sentence beginning with the words ‘I Know…’

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Quarantine Stories
A platform that collects stories of isolation as a result of home-quarantining in efforts to reduce the effects of COVID-19

The Quarantine Stories project is an online platform that gathers 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.

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Autonomous AI engine that edits film in continuous real time

An autonomous AI engine that arranges and edits film in continuous real time. Putting this computer program in the editor’s seat opens new doors to innovative ways of filmmaking. 

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Interactive real-time installation exposing the mechanics of creative coding for Electric Castle Festival, 2019

UNCODE is a real-time interactive installation which premiered during Electric Castle Festival 2019 at Bànffy Castle, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The installation visualises how the process of creative coding works by exposing its mechanics.

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No_Code: Shelter
Visual language for an exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milano

A visual story of contemporary life: how did you live and how will you live in the future? Tod’s No_Code exhibition examines the changes happening in contemporary society resulting from the rapid progression we are seeing in existing codes. The concept of ‘Hybridization’ in contemporary culture is the central theme of the exhibition. It is based on the synergy between technology and traditional craftsmanship.

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Good Governments, Happy People
Tool to inspect the indicators that might make a good government

In this datavisualisation tool for the World Government Summit in Dubai 2019, the countries will re-arrange according to inter-country similarity of the selected indicators. The indicators are grouped in 6 main categories (for example Health, Happiness, etc) with subcategories and can be coloured along 32 themes.

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The Blue Front
Using archives to dig-up locations of air attacks on the North Sea from World War II

Data visualisation that shows the impact of the British air attacks between September 1939 and May 1945 above the Dutch part of the North Sea.

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Open Highway
A real time light installation visualizing highway vehicles in scale 1:1

Recently, the Leidsche Rijn tunnel over the A2 highway in Utrecht was installed, a crucial part of the urban development master plan for Leidsche Rijn by Maxwan from 1994. When the neighbourhood is finished in 2030, there will be about 110.000 people living in this gigantic city addition. 

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The 25th Hour
Simulation of the influence of autonomous vehicles on future mobility scenarios in Ingolstadt

How much time will we save in a city with autonomous cars, ride sharing and smart traffic management? The "25th Hour: Flow" project by Audi tries to answer these questions by partnering with traffic experts at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), MobilityPartners and RNDR. 

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Open source framework for creative coding

OPENRNDR is our largest and longest running project and is a crucial tool for most of our work. OPENRNDR is a tool to create tools, an open source framework for creative coding, written in Kotlin, that simplifies writing real-time interactive software. 

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An interactive installation that visualizes how a machine can learn to ‘read’ and ‘write’

READ/WRITE/REWRITE was an interactive installation exhibited at Typojanchi 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, that visualizes how a machine can learn to ‘read and write’ by using machine learning applied to natural language in the form of written text. 

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Museum of the Future
Tools for dynamic identity designs
The 2017 edition of the Museum of the Future proposed visions for the future in the United Arab Emirates, facing climate change in the year 2050. The Museum of the Future functioned as a scientific and technological incubator in setting strategies and possible solutions to avoid the extinction threshold by treating water, food and shelter as opportunities.
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Willem II passage
Technology, social security and atmosphere reinforced in an architectural design

Can technology, social security and atmosphere reinforce each other in an architectural design? The Willem II passage is a new connection that connects the city center of Tilburg with De Spoorzone development area.

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Horizon panorama
A 60 meter long dynamic horizon projection for the Frankfurter Book Fair

In 2016 Flanders & the Netherlands hosted the guest of honour pavilion for the world’s most important literary event; the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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Interactive immersive installation using Streetview images

You control the control room. Using Google Streetview as a representation of reality and an algorithmic visual and auditive filter triggered by three-dimensional movements, the installation becomes a visualisation presented as an interactive space.

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Camera Postura
Detecting and matching poses from film fragments

Imagine you can use your body as the start for a search in a movie. Imagine searching for similar films scenes as Rocky’s victory dance on top of the steps just by raising your arms.

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Interactive installation and exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The exhibition Type/dynamics sees two galleries at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam adorned with large, interactive typographic installations, that plays off, reacts to, and dialogues with the work of Jurriaan Schrofer. 

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RNDR is a design studio for interactive media that develops ‘tools’ that are only finished by how they are used.

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

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.

One of our core projects, and basis for most of our projects, is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding –written in Kotlin for the JVM– with over nine years of development, that simplifies writing real-time audio-visual interactive software. OPENRNDR is fundamental for the capacity of RNDR as a studio, as it allows us to realize complex interactive works. OPENRNDR was awarded the Dutch Design Award 2019

Fields of work
Interactive design (ui/ux), data visualisation, information systems, software tools, interactive installations, media architecture, immersive experiences, interface design, visual identities, generative video, creative coding, exhibition design, graphic design systems, hybrid spaces and platforms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (ai), code and design workshops.

Jeroen Barendse (NL), partner. Design and art direction. Former partner of LUST and LUSTlab. Awarded BNO Piet Zwart Oeuvre Prize 2017
Edwin Jakobs (NL), partner. Computer scientist, creative coder and visual artist. Creator of OPENRNDR
Boyd Rotgans (NL), partner. Creative coder & interaction designer
Viola Bernacchi (IT). Design & data visualisation
Els van Dijk (NL), Office manager
Derrek Chow (CA), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, intern, 2021
Rein van der Woerd (NL), Data Art Technology Arnhem, Artez, intern, 2021
Previously at RNDR
Marco Dell'Abate (IT), Royal Academy for the Arts, The Hague, intern, 2021
Jon Packles (USA), intern Parsons School of Design | The New School, and freelance, 2021
Jasper Kamphuis (NL), Intern, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2020
Ferdinand Sorg (DE), Intern, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd , 2020
Jaekook Han (KR), Intern, Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYC, 2019
Gábor Kerekes (HU), Developer, 2017-2019
Amir Houieh (IR), Developer, 2017-2018
Łukasz Gula (PL), Intern, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, 2018
Noemi Biro (RO), Intern, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2018
Selection of exhibitions
Perpetual Beta; Encounters in open space, The Grey Space, The Hague, 2021
Open Highway, Raum, Utrecht, 2018
Typojanchi Typography Biennale Seoul, main exhibitor (as LUST), 2017
Cartographies of Rest, interactive installation at Mile End Art Pavilion in London (as LUST), 2016
Hyperlocator, What’s next, Future Tomorrow, 38CC Delft (as LUST), 2016
Type/Dynamics exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (as LUST), 2014
Selection of lectures
Lecture Information Design masters. Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021
Talk for Graphic Days Turin, Eyes on the Netherlands (IT), 2021
Lecture for TAAALKS conference, Munich, 2020
Presentation at GitHub Satellite, 2020
Lecture at Britisch Library for Central Saint Martins' Form, Reform, Perform: futures of writing, 2019
MiXit conference, Lyon, 2019
Google Span conference, presentation and demo, Helsinki, 2018
JFuture conference, Minsk, 2018
Creative Coding Utrecht, Launch of OPENRNDR, 2018
Selection of workshops
Workshop OPENRNDR for Graphic Days, Turin (IT), 2021
OPENRDNR workshop for Digital Society School, Amsterdam, 2020
Weeklong workshop OPENRNDR @Politecnico di Milano, 2020
OPENRNDR x Machine Learning workshop @ KABK during Tech Week, 2020
Two week OPENRNDR workshop at Tumo, Armenia, 2019
Workshop OPENRNDR at Artez Interaction Design, Arnhem, 2019
Processing Community Day 2019, CCU and Sensorlab, Utrecht, 2019
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Techweek, The Hague, 2019
Utrecht School for the Arts (HKU), OPENRNDR workshop, 2018
La Scuola Open Source, 1-week workshop, Bari, Italy, 2018
Two-week workshop at TUMO foundation, Yerevan, Armenia, 2019



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We are mostly looking for interns that have a background in interactive design. Some experience in coding is preferred.

Open source framework for creative coding that simplifies writing real-time interactive software