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The CC2007 Conference was successful with 200+ attendees

The proceedings are available at the ACM Digital Library.
The final program is available online.

The best paper awards went to:

  • Eco-Visualization: Combining Art and Technology to Reduce Energy Consumption
    T. Holmes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • The Resourcefulness of Everyday Design
    R. Wakkary, L. Maestri, Simon Fraser University

Papers from the conference will appear in these special issues:

In addition the Communications of ACM will present a cover article on creativity support tools in December 2007 by Ben Shneiderman, with commentaries by Linda Candy, Gerhard Fischer and Elisa Giaccardi.

The Washington, DC Public TV station, WETA, featured our exhibit, "Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary," in its Around Town page as its BEST BETS segment.

Creativity & Cognition 2009 will be held in October 2009 at the University of California – Berkeley Art Museum. For information and to offer assistance contact Kumiyo Nakakoji.


The Creativity & Cognition Conference series began in 1993 and has evolved into a lively multidisciplinary event combining research and practice. Rigorous research is expanding as theoretic foundations are emerging and goals become more well-defined. Successful practice manifests itself in a growing array of creativity support tools for discovery and composition by software and other engineers, diverse scientists, product and graphic designers, architects, new media artists, musicians, educators, students, and many others. We believe that deeper understanding of creative processes and improved support tools can make more people more creative more of the time.

Creativity & Cognition 2007 is focused on theme of cultivating and sustaining creativity: understanding how to design and evaluate computational support tools, digital media, and socio-technical environments that not only empower our creative processes and abilities, but that also encourage and nurture creative mindsets and lifestyles.

Reserve a hotel room at the Jury’s Hotel. Rooms are limited, but still available.

Review and register for Tutorials and Workshops on June 13, 2007.
Register online for CC2007. We will limit registration to 250 people.


Plan your time to participate in the conference opening reception on Wednesday June 13, 2007 at 6pm at the National Academy where our three month Art Exhibit will open and we will have a prestigious panel (Rita Colwell, Sara Diamond, Paul Greenhalgh, and William Wulf) discussion on Bridging Art and Science with Creativity Support Tools. National Academy
Rita ColwellSara DiamondPaul GreenhalghWilliam Wulf


Our second conference event on Thursday June 14, 2007 will begin with a light reception at the Jury’s Hotel followed by a visit to the Corcoran Gallery of Art to visit the exhibit Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939. Corcoran Gallery of Art
abstract painting     modern architecture design      chair      kettle

The main conference is Thursday and Friday June 14-15, 2007, at the Jury’s Hotel.
Join us for the Papers and Demos, with opening and closing Keynote Speakers.

We expect this to be an enjoyable, fascinating and influential event. Join us for the experience.


resnick schiphorst
Mitchell Resnick
MIT Media Lab
Thecla Schiphorst
Simon Fraser University




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