Make+Think+Code is a research studio and lab at the intersection of art, science, technology, and design.


Make+Think+Code is a technology-focussed lab at the Pacific Northwest College of Art that brings together members of Portland's vibrant creative, tech, civic, and educational communities to explore the powerful role that creativity and technology play in the search for imaginative and impactful solutions to complex and urgent problems. 

Make+Think+Code emphasizes research and collaboration, preparing a diverse community to actively engage as citizens and to succeed in our growing local, regional and national creative technology industries. We emphasize a 21st Century model of education that supports life-long learning, and fosters a culture of inclusion and equity, emphasizing collaborations and partnerships between and across industry, government, and academic and cultural institutions to create a supportive ecosystem of individuals and organisations. We are passionate about increasing diversity and equity in and access to technology and design industries. Our programming supports an inclusive community of learners --- from a variety of disciplines, cultures, generations, experience, and expertise --- and we strongly believe this diversity leads to more exciting and impactful applications and ideas.

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The visuals and branding for Make+Think+Code were created by the following ​members of the ​PNCA ​community​: Nyssa Oru, Marlowe Dobbe, Grace Murphy, Alex Roebling, Joaquin Golez, Owen Welch, Riley Hoke, Matthew Bowers, David Roos, Bijan Berahimi, Mareika Glenn​, Chris Kim​