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Since 2008, CreativeApplications.Net has been a driving force, tirelessly influencing and shaping the conversations surrounding technology, society, and critical making. With a vast library boasting over 3,500 meticulously curated projects, experiments, texts, and reviews, CAN stands resolute as an unparalleled resource for students, educators, practitioners, curators, and cultural producers alike, serving as an enduring beacon guiding them through the complexities of the digital era.

Please support CAN by becoming a member:



Joining CAN is simple––click the PayPal button below and complete the registration. It’s only $20 /year!

Please read Terms and Conditions of our service. Standard Membership is for individuals only and it’s billed $20 only once a year. Please see ‘Studio Membership’ if you’re signing up for your organisation.



Receive one login/password for the whole team in your organisation (up to 40 users). Price: $200 /yearRead More

Studio Membership is for organisations and studios. Please read more for benefits. You can also support CreativeApplications.Net with a donation.

What’s Included

Besides a big thank you from the CAN team, you also get the following:

  • Archive: Access thousands of projects, scores of essays, interviews and reviews – preview.
  • Publish: Post your own projects, events, and announcements.
  • Discussions: Join our Discord for events, open calls and even more projects.
  • Education: Tutorials (beginners and advanced) with code examples, downloads.
  • Jobs Archive: Find employers who have recruited here in the past (over 1,000 jobs).
  • Discounts: Special offers and giveaways (events, books and media).
  • Ad-Free Reading: No advertisements, banners of any kind.
  • Studios/Organisations: Read more about benefits here.

CAN has been a critical voice in our digital arts mediascape, diving into art and artists that have few other outlets

Chris Coleman

CAN is as close as our community has to a “journal of record”—with an archive of nearly 5000 articles documenting new media artworks dating back to 2008

Golan Levin

CAN is responsible for promoting and cataloguing the digital art scene of the last 15 years while it was happening under our eyes

Andreas Gysin

What these guys are doing for the creative community is basically a public service

Regine Debatty

Why memberships?

Operating with extremely limited resources, each contribution is invaluable. Presently, we’re barely over 60% of our necessary funding, highlighting the stark reality of the starved publishing field. Now, behind the scenes, there’s a whirlwind of activity. Countless hours are poured into researching, curating, editing, developing, maintaining, and managing this platform each month. Our primary goal remains constant: to enhance and refine the features we offer and continue making a valuable contribution to the field –– read more.

Can I cancel anytime?

Absolutely! We only ask you to cancel when you no longer need the account. Please see this page on how to cancel your account. Either way, your account will remain active until a year has passed.

I registered but can’t login?

Please check your email spam folder. Upon registration, you will receive an email asking you to complete registration. There, you will need to click on a link and set up your username and password. If you have not received an email from us within 48 hours, please get in touch: members[at]creativeapplications.net

Do I already have an account?

Because we bill only once a year, some members forget if they registered and when. You can check if your account exists by trying to reset the password. If your account expired, it was most likely deleted, and you will need to re-register.

My subscription expired. How do I renew?

When accounts expire, we delete them. We do not keep your information so to use CAN again you will need to re-register. We usually allow for seven days before expired accounts are removed.

I am a student/educator. How do I get free access?

Education Membership for educators, teachers and students is FREE. Please ask your tutor/teacher to get in touch with us here, and they will share login details with you. We do not provide accounts to students directly.

Can I register without PayPal?

Yes. You can use our Stripe payment system, which is tied to your credit card. Click here to Register. This service is aimed at those that do not have PayPal in their country.

Can I create a gift account for a friend?

Yes. It is possible to set one up for a friend using the Stripe Payment System, but it is not possible to gift an account by setting up another using PayPal.

Can I donate instead?

Thank you! You can donate to CAN or use PayPal, Crypto (ETH, Bitcoin) or Tezos. Click here to learn more about supporting CAN. For any other matters, please get in touch with us at info@creativeapplications.net

Ok, I want to become a member!

Great! Click on the PayPal logo below to subscribe. You do not need a PayPal account – you can use your credit card to pay through PayPal; follow the instructions. Once we have received confirmation that you have subscribed, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your account and choose a username. You can then use these credentials to log in to the site and access the extra content and features. If you have not received your login and password within 48 hours of signing up, please email us at members(at)creativeapplications.net.


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…but I have more questions!

No problem; please email us at members(at)creativeapplications.net or use the contact form.



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