CurrentLab is a research initiative devoted to the development of digital arts education, developing curriculum, teaching tools, and best practices for visual arts educators.

Recent Activities:

We are conducting a new teacher institute for the summer of 2015! Look at the about page for more information and click here for the application. Hurry, applications are due June 8th!


Talking Cities and Communities

Playdoh and Modeling Clay Pianos


Those involved in CurrentLab are doing great work!

In the summer of 2014, Haley Garvis & Meredith Cosier taught a course called “Constructing Interactive Sound Installations in the Classroom Using Creative Technology” at the Smithsonian. Below are some examples and a GameMaker file (here) for you to create your own Interactive sound installations. You also can learn more about the sound projects at Meredith Cosier’s website (here & here) and learn other ways to use the MakeyMakey and physical computing in the “Making & Moving” game module on CurrentLab!


Currentlab is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

Currentlab – Game Curriculum by Ryan Patton with additional contributions by Luke Meeken & Meredith Cosier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.┬áBased on work at Commons License