Driving the conversations about technology, society and critical making. Join us!

Since 2008, CreativeApplications.Net (CAN) has been at the forefront of innovation—facilitating and driving the conversations about technology, society and critical making. It has played an instrumental role in uncovering and contextualising noteworthy work, featured on the festival and gallery circuit or developed as academic research. With over 3,500 catalogued projects, experiments, texts and reviews, CAN today plays an instrumental role in shaping the innovative creative practices of tomorrow. Please support CAN by becoming a member today!

Standard Membership

Joining CAN is simple––just click on the PayPal button below and complete the registration. It’s only $20 /year – less than $2 a month!

Please read Terms and Conditions of our service. Standard Membership is for individuals only. See ‘Studio Membership’ if signing up on behalf of your organisation.

Studio Membership

Receive one login/password for the whole team in your organisation (up to 40 users). Price: $200 /year – that’s only $5 user/year.

You can also support CreativeApplications.Net by making a donation. To learn more about us and how to donate, see here.

What’s Included

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

  • Archive: Access thousands of project, scores of essays, interviews and reviews.
  • Publish: Post your own projects, events, and announcements.
  • Discuss: 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.

Why memberships?

CAN exists thanks to the generous support from members. This support 🙏 allows our team to spend time researching and writing, commissioning articles and working on related projects. It also ensures we can keep the site as ad-free as possible and focus on what we do best: showcase and archive amazing work. Above all, we hope you will join our community because you think CreativeApplications.Net is worth keeping around, hopefully for years to come.

Can I cancel anytime?

Absolutely! We only ask you to cancel when you no longer need the account. Please check your ‘Recurring Payments Dashboard’ on PayPal. 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 setup your username and password. If you have not received email from us within 48 hours, please get in touch: members[at]creativeapplications.net

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 7 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 for 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 Stripe payment system but it is not possible to gift an account by setting up another using PayPal.

Can I donate instead?

Thank you! Yes, you can donate directly to CAN with PayPal, Crypto (ETH, Bitcoin) or with ꜩ (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, just follow the instructions. Once we have received confirmation that you have subscribed, you will receive receive an email asking you to confirm your account and choose a username. You can then use these credentials to login 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 send us an email at members(at)creativeapplications.net.

…but I have other questions!

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



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