Creative Coding at the arts and crafts school Robotti (Käsityökoulu Robotti)

Tomi Dufva*

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The increasing use of digital technologies presents a new set of challenges that, in addition to key economic and societal viewpoints, also reflects similar use in both education and culture. On the other hand, instead of a challenge, digitalisation of our environment can also be seen as new material and a new medium for expression. This article examines creative coding both as a method to better understanding of digital structures, and as the ability for selfexpression through digital technology. The research focuses on Käsityökoulu Robotti, a type of art school for children, which offers children teaching on art and technology. Through ethnographic research, this article examines how creative coding works as a teaching method in Käsityökoulu Robotti to promote both artistic expression and a critical understanding of technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings
EditorsEetu Mäkelä, Mikko Tolonen, Jouni Tuominen
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 7 Mar 20189 Mar 2018
Conference number: 3

Publication series
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


ConferenceDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries
Abbreviated titleDHN


  • Art +tech
  • Art education
  • Creative coding
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital culture
  • Digitality
  • Education
  • Media education
  • Peer learning

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    Dufva, T. (2018). Creative Coding at the arts and crafts school Robotti (Käsityökoulu Robotti). In E. Mäkelä, M. Tolonen, & J. Tuominen (Eds.), CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol. 2084, pp. 263-278). (; Vol. 2084). CEUR.