ACT Festival 2015, Gwangju / South Korea – Workshops

CreativeApplications.Net [CAN] catalogues projects, tools and platforms relevant to the intersection of art, media and technology. Since 2008, CAN’s central objective has been to facilitate an environment that nurtures creative exchanges and networks between practitioners in art, media, design and technology. With a focus on education, it’s an incubator for people, organization, events and tools and provides an open platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing.

CAN has spearheaded and supported education driven initiatives worldwide, including hosting dozens of workshops and hundreds of talks and panel discussions – enabling thousands of students to participate via hands-on learning and lively debate.

Student work is regularly featured on CAN – taking it from internal pin-ups and critiques and disseminating it globally – to the benefit of creator and institution alike. Publishing this work alongside that of leading practitioners reflects a bottom-up approach to practice and an indifference to the hierarchies and ‘star systems’ that are rampant in art and design publishing. Showcasing emerging voices is integral to CAN.

Current and past initiatives:

  • Over 3,000 project profiles, interviews, essays and tutorials published since 2008.
  • Steadfast commitment to promoting innovative educational initiatives.
  • Providing an ad free environment for students and educators.
  • Building relationships with educators and schools.
  • Curating, organising and supporting education-focused events.
  • Supporting diversity across our networks and initiatives.

Future initiatives:

  • Enabling wider access to CAN for researchers and students.
  • Developing a more intuitive and searchable archive.
  • Increasing the archive’s value as a teaching tool and educational resource.
  • Experimental data analysis (visualization, machine learning, semantic web, etc.) of art and technology landscape.

Beyond informing their studies, CAN also helps students as they enter and navigate the workforce. From leading independent studios to the R&D labs of Fortune 500 companies, the creative directors and technologists working on some of today’s most interesting creative problems turn to CAN when they are recruiting. With 750 jobs listed to date, the site helps employers conduct quick and efficient searches for top talent, while students and recent graduates have access to exciting employment, skills development and mentorship opportunities.

CAN is a venue where experimental applications of technology converge with a practical and theoretical base, it chronicles the full life cycle of creativity across art and design research, and the commercial realm. Through showcasing innovative student work, to developing educational content for leading organizations and festivals worldwide, to nurturing a symbiotic relationship with leading employers – CAN is a unique presence in both publishing and curatorial circles.

The ‘wide angle’ view of the landscape CAN takes draws an international audience of thoughtful and engaged educators, curators, and cultural producers and it only follows that these practitioners have brought it into their classrooms and educational initiatives.

If you are a teacher or represent an educational institution and are looking for free access to CAN’s archives for yourself and your students, please get in touch with us. We are always looking for new partners.

Education Partners

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Aalto University, Helsinki, FI
Academy of IT, Warsaw, Poland
ARA Institute of Canterbury, NZ
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
Art and Technology at the University of Oregon, US
ArtEZ Arnhem, NL
Artlab, Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn, US
Arts University Bournemouth, UK
Austin’s School For Expressive Technology, US
Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, NL
BA Creative Music Technology, Falmouth University, UK
Barnard College/ Columbia University, US
Berlin University of the Arts, DE
Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design, Ankara, TR
BrainStation, Vancouver, CA
BTK University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, DE
Campus de la Fonderie de l’Image, Paris, FR
Career Tech High School, Piqua, Ohio, US
Carnegie Mellon University, US
Carney Academy, New Bedford, MA, USA
Central Connecticut State University, US
Chandra Kumala School, Indonesia
Chulalongkorn University, TH
Code Park Houston, US
CODE University of Applied Sciences, DE
Confetti ICT, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Creative Computing Institute, UAL, London, UK
Creative Computing, ITPMA M.A. Programme, National University of Theatre and Film, Romania
CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi, India
Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK
Dalian Polytechnic University, CN
Dankook University of Arts, South Korea
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Department for Technology and Aesthetics at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweeden
Department of  Creative Product Design, Asia University, Taiwan
Department of Visual & Literary Arts, University of Wyoming, US
Design Academy Berlin, DE
Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
Design School of Nantes, FR
DeTao Masters Academy (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts) in Shangha, CH
Digital Media Arts Programme at the University of Surrey, UK
Digital Media Department / The school of Art&Design / Xiamen University TKK College, CH
Diplome Supérieur d’Arts Appliqués, Villefontaine, FR
Duke University, North Carolina, US
École cantonale d’art de Lausanne / ECAL, CH
Ecole supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Etienne, FR
EDRA School of Art and Design, ES
Eikon, Vocational School in Applied Arts, CH
Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, BE
ESA Pyrénées, Pau, FR
European Institute of Design
Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi, Turkey
Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Federal University of Goias, BR
FH Joanneum University Of Applied Sciences, Graz, AT
FHNW University of Applied Sciences, CH
Fine Art School of Reunion Island, FR
Gallaudet University
General Assembly in London, UK
George Washington University, US
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
Goldsmiths, London, UK
Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, KR
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, US
Gresham’s School, UK
Gymnasium Novum, NL
Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, VN
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Helwan University, Cairo, EG
HfG School of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
High Tech High, San Diego, US
Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, DE
Hochschule für Künste Bremen, DE
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, HK
Hongik University, South Korea
Houston Community College, US
HTBLVA Ortweinschule Graz, AT
IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, IT
IED Istituto Europeo di Design Spa, IT
Illinois Institute of Technology, US
Institute Integrative Design FHNW Basel and Creative Robotics, UfG Linz
Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Ireland
Interactive Media Arts Program, New York University, Shanghai, CH
KABK – Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, NL
Kaywon University of Art and Design, South Korea
Keith MS, NB, MA, USA
Kharkivsʹka Humanitarno-Pedahohichna Akademiya, RU
kisd in Cologne / TH Koeln, Germany
La Cité, Ottawa, CA
La Plata University, Argentina
Le Havre/Rouen Art School, Paris, FR
London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK
London College of Fashion, UAL, UK
Loyola University New Orleans, US
Lund University, SE
Manchester School of Art, UK
Maryland Institute Collage of Art, US
MassArt, Boston, US
Massey University College of Creative Arts, NZ
Media Arts Studio, Sogang University, South Korea
Melbourne University Architecture, AU
Miami University, US
Mississippi State University, US
Monash University, AU
Montserrat College of Art
Moscow State Pedagogical Gymnasium, RU
National Art University, Argentina
National Institute of Design, IN
National Institute of Design, India
National University of Arts George Enescu Iasi, RO
New Mexico School for the Arts, US
New School, US
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University School of Art and Design, US
OCAD University
Özyeğin University, Turkey
Pacific Northwest College of Art, US
Paju Typography Institute, KR
Paris College of Art, FR
Pierson College, NL
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Pontifichal Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pratt Digital Arts Department, US
Pratt University, Languages and Interactive Media, US
PUC-Lab University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, DE
Queensland University of Technology, AU
Quinnipiac University, Game Design and Development, US
Ravensburg University of Cooperative Education, DE
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, DE
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, NL
RISD Computation Technology and Culture, US
RMIT university in Melbourne, AU
Royal College of Art, London, UK
San Francisco Art Institute, US
Savannah College of Art and Design, US
School of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina, GR
School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, Berlin, DE
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US
School of the Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University, PT
School of Theatre and Dance , Kent State University, US
School of Visual Arts, US
Shanghai Chongming High School, Shanghai, CN
Shenkar College Tel Aviv, IL
Southern California Institute of Architecture, US
State Academy of Art, Stuttgart, DE
Strate, Ecole de Design, FR
Stuttgart State Academy of Arts and Design, DE
Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland
The Belfast School of Art, UK
The College of New Jersey, USA
The Danish School of Media and Journalism, DK
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, NL
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
Torrens University, Australia
Trinity College, Dublin, IE
TU Braunschweig University, IMD Institute of Media and Design
Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, US
UAM Unidad Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, MX
UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
UCLA Suprastudio, US
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ES
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, CO
Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Bariloche, AR
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
University at Buffalo, US
University College Cork, Ireland
University Institute of Technology Limousin, FR
University of Akron, US
University of Alberta Department of Music, CA
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, CA
University of Colorado, Denver, US
University of Dallas, US
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Gloucestershire, UK
University of Malta, MT
University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
University of Minho, Portugal
University of Montreal, CA
University of Navarra, ES
University of Porto, Portugal
University of Portsmouth, UK
University of Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, CA
University of San Marino/IUAV Venice, IT
University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion, UK
University of the Arts London, MA Data Visualisation, UK
University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina
University of Washington Bothell, US
University of Washington, US
University of Westminster, UK
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK
Visual Communication, University of Sarmiento General, Argentina
Washington University in St. Louis, US
Wellington Institute of Technology in NZ
Western Academy of Beijing, China
Woodbury University in San Diego, US
Xiamen University, China
Yasar University, Bornova/İzmir, Turkey
York University, Toronto, CA
YuanZu University, Taiwan

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors – Reflections on the ECAL Research Day 2019

In November 2019, CAN joined the biannual ECAL Research Day to find out how methodologies borrowed from science and engineering can strengthen creative practice—and drive the conversation.


Flipdigits Player: Processing Tutorial

This tutorial introduces you to FLIPDIGITS PLAYER, an algorithm sequencer and a collection of demo animations for a flipdigits display, coded in Processing.


SFPC Fall 2019 Student Showcase

SFPC tutor Celine Wong Katzman reflects on yet another successful session at the artist run school in New York.


Untangling technology and research at the ECAL Research Day on November 8th

CAN will join (and report from) the ECAL Research Day, an eclectic symposium where artists, designers, and scholars will discuss the entanglement of technology and research.


Fusing Theory and Practice at MUTEK’s Twentieth

HOLO curates a series of critical conversations and hands-on exercises as part of the 20th Edition of MUTEK Monreal, Aug 20-25.


Document 1. – Symposium Report

Report from the inaugural CAN-curated event series ‘Document #.’ examining new forms of cross-disciplinary art and design practice.