CreativeApplications.Net catalogues projects, tools and platforms at the intersection of art, media and technology. Since 2008, CAN’s central objective has been to facilitate an environment that nurtures creative exchanges between practitioners in art, media, design and technology. With a particular focus on education, CAN’s initiatives have played an instrumental role in the ideation and development of a multitude of tools, projects and collaborations by providing a 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 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.

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 over a 1000 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.

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.

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.

Focused Initiatives

  • Supporting diversity across our networks and 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.

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

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    Education Partners

    Aalto University, Helsinki, FI
    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, PL
    Academy of IT, Warsaw, Poland
    Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti di Genova, IT
    ACG International, China
    ARA Institute of Canterbury, NZ
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
    Art and Technology at the University of Oregon, US
    ArtCenter College of Design, 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
    Bennington College, Bennington, USA
    Berlin University of the Arts, DE
    Beyond X, CH
    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
    Central Connecticut State University, US
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FR
    Chandra Kumala School, Indonesia
    Chiba University, JP
    Chulalongkorn University, TH
    Code Park Houston, US
    CODE University of Applied Sciences, DE
    Colegio Regis, MX
    Computing Science at the University of Dundee, UK
    Confetti ICT, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Consortium for Research and Robotics, Pratt Institute, US
    Creative Computing Institute, UAL, London, UK
    Creative Computing, ITPMA M.A. Programme, National University of Theatre and Film, Romania
    Creative Computing, University of Leicester. UK
    CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi, India
    Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK
    Daegu Catholic University, South Korea
    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 Electrical Engineering – National Institute of Technology, Nara College, JP
    Department of Media Design, Chukyo University, JP
    Department of Visual & Literary Arts, University of Wyoming, US
    Design + Robotic Fabrication Unit at the University of Western Australia, AU
    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 Cultures, Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, IT
    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
    Donghua University, China
    Duke University, North Carolina, US
    École cantonale d’art de Lausanne / ECAL, CH
    Ecole supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Etienne, FR
    ECV Aix, FR
    EDRA School of Art and Design, ES
    Eikon, Vocational School in Applied Arts, CH
    Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, BE
    ESA Pyrénées, Pau, FR
    Estienne School, Paris, FR
    European Institute of Design
    FabLab at Roskilde University, Denmark
    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
    Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, DE
    Fine Art School of Reunion Island, FR
    G-JAM Project in Lucca/Livorno, IT
    Gallaudet University
    General Assembly in London, UK
    George Brown College in Toronto, CA
    George Washington University, US
    Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
    Goldsmiths, London, UK
    Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, KR
    Graphic Design Faculty, Rutgers University, US
    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
    HKU, Utrecht, NL
    Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, DE
    Hochschule für Künste Bremen, DE
    Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, HK
    Hong Kong Metropolitan University, HK
    Hongik University, South Korea
    Houston Community College, US
    HSE Art and Design School, Moscow, RU
    HTBLVA Ortweinschule Graz, AT
    IED Florence, Istituto Europeo di Design, IT
    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
    Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, IN
    Interactiv Design at ECV Bordeaux, FR
    Interactive Media Arts Program, New York University, Shanghai, CH
    ITP, NYU, US
    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
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    La Cité, Ottawa, CA
    La Plata University, Argentina
    Le Havre/Rouen Art School, Paris, FR
    Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK
    London College of Fashion, UAL, UK
    Loyola University New Orleans, US
    Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology, CH
    Lund University, SE
    Lviv National Polytechnic University, Ukraine
    Manchester School of Art, UK
    Mapua University, Philippines
    Mardin Artuklu University, Dep. of Architecture, Turkey
    Maryland Institute Collage of Art, US
    Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Czech Republic
    MassArt, Boston, US
    Massey University College of Creative Arts, NZ
    Media Arts at La Sapienza University of Rome, IT
    Media Arts Studio, Sogang University, South Korea
    Melbourne University Architecture, AU
    Miami University, US
    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
    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
    Nevsky Institute of Design, RU
    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
    Nuremberg Tech, DE
    OCAD University
    Özyeğin University, Turkey
    Pacific Northwest College of Art, US
    Paju Typography Institute, KR
    Paris Cergy University, FR
    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
    Ravensbourne University, UK
    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
    Sampoerna University, Indonesia
    San Francisco Art Institute, US
    Savannah College of Art and Design, US
    School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
    School of Digital Arts, Manchester School of Art, UK
    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
    Seoul Institute of the Arts, South Korea
    Shanghai Chongming High School, Shanghai, CN
    Shenkar College Tel Aviv, IL
    Sheridan College, CA
    Shih-Chieh University, Department of Communications Design, TW
    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
    TAG, Trento and Iuav, Venice, IT
    The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design, Prague
    The Belfast School of Art, UK
    The Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management, GIPA, Georgia
    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
    The School of Performance, Visualization, Fine Arts, Texas A&M University, US
    TOBB University of Economics & Tecnology, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Turkey
    Tokyo Metropolitan University, JP
    Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
    Torrens University, Australia
    Trinity College, Dublin, IE
    TU Braunschweig University, IMD Institute of Media and Design
    Tulane University, US
    Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, US
    UAM Unidad Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, MX
    UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, US
    UC Berkeley, DES INV 15 (Design Methodology), US
    UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
    UCLA Suprastudio, US
    Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Ecuador
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ES
    Universidad de Chile, MA Media Arts (Magister en Artes Mediales), Chile
    Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, CO
    Universidad de San Andres, Argentina
    Universidad de Vigo, Spain
    Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Bariloche, AR
    Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, ES
    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 Applied Sciences Dresden, DE
    University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, DE
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, CA
    University of Colorado, Denver, US
    University of Dallas, US
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    University of Florence, IT
    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 the Sunshine Coast, AU
    University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina
    University of Washington Bothell, US
    University of Washington, US
    University of Waterloo, Humanics Lab, CA
    University of Westminster, UK
    UNSW, AU
    Variko Primary School in Variko, Greece
    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, CN
    Yasar University, Bornova/İzmir, Turkey
    Yonsei University, South Korea
    Yoobee Colleges, NZ
    York University, Toronto, CA
    YuanZu University, Taiwan
    Zhejiang University of Technology, CN