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:

26/06 – 05/08 / CA / ELEKTRA
22/08 – 26/08 / CA / MUTEK Montréal‏
27/09 – 28/09 / DE / Retune Festival
08/11 – 10/11 / ES / MIRA Festival

FIBER Festival 2015: Symposium & Workshop vvvv

With The Subterranean theme FIBER Festival has a devised a metaphor to explore the politico-aesthetics of our digital world. In an extensive programme covering two days, the visitor can immersive him or herself in the shadowy world of new aesthetics and interactive forms, created by artists whose toolboxes extend to online communities, dark patterns, data and algorithms.


Gray Area Festival – Discussing the Impact of Art and Technology on Culture

In two weeks the inaugural edition of the Gray Area Festival takes place in San Francisco. Fusing a conference, performances, workshops, and an exhibition, the event gathers artists and philanthropists to discuss the impact of art and technology on culture. Several weeks back CAN announced the homeward stretch of Gray Area’s #ReviveTheGrand  fundraising drive, now […]


NODE15: Wrapped in Code – The future of the informed body

Starting today (27. April – 3. May 2015), the international NODE – Forum for Digital Arts in Frankfurt assembles international participants and speakers in the areas of design, art, culture and science, who newly define borders of design and programming.

Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke , Perspection2,


A yearly celebration of audiovisual possibilities, ELEKTRA’s upcoming edition promises a sustained exploration of life after audio. Running in mid-May and spilling out across a number of Montréal venues, the festival will showcase ten audiovisual performances, numerous installations, and the kickoff of a new sound art biennial. We’re excited to be joining in the fun […]


FIBER Festival 2015 / The Subterranean: Exploring Networked Tools and Matter

On May 15 and 16 FIBER returns with the third edition of FIBER Festival, taking place at A Lab and Radion (Amsterdam), featuring an excellent selection of critical and inspiring art, DJs and live acts.


Internet Age Media Weekend

The first Internet Age Media Weekend connects the future of niche communication in Barcelona.


NODE Forum for Digital Arts 2015

The biennial festival NODE – Forum for Digital Arts, is back next year taking place between April 27th until May 3rd 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.


CAN at the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Lights” (11/12 October 2014)

Later this week CreativeApplications.Net is joining the Moscow-based sound, art and technology community MIGZ for yet another edition of the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Lights” festival taking place between 10th and 14th October.


Retune Conference – Berlin, 26-28 September 2014

Retune is an annual conference in Berlin bringing together artists, designers, technologists as well as researchers and scientists to inspire interdisciplinary thinking and making.


A/Visions, Synesthetic Fever Dreams – A Report on EM15

A report on the CAN/HOLO artist Q&A sessions and related audiovisual performances at Montreal’s EM15 festival, which was jointly organized by the teams behind MUTEK and Elektra.


EM15, May 27 – June 1, 2014

As part of EM15 in Montreal, CAN will be organising live Q&A sessions with audiovisual performers Matthew Biederman and Alan Thibault, and Paul Prudence.


Report from Super Flying Tokyo – February 2014

Seven years in the running, organised by Rhizomatiks and curated by Daito Manabe, Flying Tokyo goes Super with a new space and larger audience, more speakers and a workshop programme. CAN was there and we are pleased to report back.