CreativeApplications.Net was launched in October 2008 and is one of today’s most authoritative digital art blogs. While the site tirelessly beat reports innovation across the fields of art, media and technology, CAN is an active visitor, participator, curator, host and organiser of many events around the world, bringing artists/creators with their audience and facilitating forward looking debate about the position of technology in art and culture.

Upcoming Events:

20 – 21 Oct / DE / push.conference
03 – 05 Nov / BE / KIKK Festival 2016
09 – 13 Nov / CA / MUTEK_IMG
22 – 24 Jan / US / INST-INT

Art && Code Returns with WEIRD REALITY

Pittsburgh’s Art && Code returns with a much-needed consideration of “new and independent visions for VR, MR, and AR.” Taking place from Oct 6-9th, and deliriously titled WEIRD REALITY, the four-day symposium gathers many of the best and brightest working in and at the fringes of immersive media.


A-B-Z-TXT – Call for Participants

Registration for A-B-Z-TXT, the ‘school for 21st century typography’ we are collaborating to present in Toronto this August is now open. Join us for four days of masterclasses (with LUSTlab and N O R M A L S), workshops, and incisive lectures and discussion!


Bass Bins, VR Headsets, and Beyond – MUTEK 2016

CAN’s report on the audiovisual highlights (and our participation) in the 17th edition of Montréal’s venerable MUTEK festival.


A-B-Z-TXT – A School for 21st Century Typography

Building on the experience of our past educational programming at ACT Festival, Resonate, and Circle of Light, CAN has partnered to launch a new initiative in Toronto this August. Our first North American event, A-B-Z-TXT is a school for 21st century typography.


Encounters & Revelry at MUTEK 2016

The CAN/HOLO team is headed to Montréal for the 16th edition of MUTEK. A celebration of the best and brightest in audiovisual performance, we’ll be having ‘HOLO Encounters’ with several of the festival’s featured artists.


Facets of ‘New Making’ – Tektonics at ACT Festival

Huge stroboscopic datastreams, hypnotic human-machine choreographies, a cacophony of Korean, Japanese, English, German, and French – ten weeks ago, from November 25th to 28th 2015, an unlikely cross-cultural exchange took over the all new ACT Center in Gwangju, South Korea. More than a hundred artists, designers, curators, and educators answered our invitation to add their work and voice to the inaugural edition of ACT Festival, an opening celebration for the center’s monumental facilities.


Two weeks till Gwangju: ACT Festival / November 25-28, South Korea

As the ACT Center in Gwangju, South Korea, and an all-star cast of more than sixty international artists, designers and cultural producers gear up for the inaugural edition of ACT Festival, the details of our four day program have begun to roll out – here are the highlights.


MUTEK_IMG – Take a Deep Dive into VR and Immersive Media

Taking place in Montréal on Oct 1st-3rd, the second edition of MUTEK_IMG takes a deep dive into the creative possibilities of VR and immersive media.


OFFF MX 2015 – Form and Future

CAN and Swiss artist and designer Jürg Lehni will join an eclectic cast of international creators at this year’s OFFF MX (24 – 26 September) to “feed the future”.


ACT Festival 2015 – Four Days of Tremors, Shifts, Tektonics

CAN is thrilled to announce the first edition of #ACTFestival – a four-day summit that combines a world class exhibition, a symposium, a performance and workshop program, and takes place November 25th to 28th / Gwangju, South Korea.


Open Call for ‘Creators in Lab’ at ACT Center in Gwangju, South Korea

As part of a major festival collaboration later in the year, CAN is excited to announce the launch of the ‘Creators in Lab’ residency program at the brand new ACT Center in Gwangju, South Korea. Interdisciplinary practitioners take note!


In Theory and in Practice – Audiovisual Performance at MUTEK 2015

CAN reports on MUTEK 2015’s audiovisual performance programming and the ‘HOLO encounters’ live Q&A’s we did with artists Robin Fox and Hiroaki Umeda.

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