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 publicationDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7-9, 2018
    EditorsEetu Mäkelä, Mikko Tolonen, Jouni Tuominen
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 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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