Creative Disturbance is an international, multi-lingual, online platform that provides a unique virtual environment for the intellectually curious across the globe to meet, network, collaborate, create, and socialize.

Here new communities of thinkers are fostered and developed; and as a product of this linking, unlikely connections emerge. One means of both sharing and spurring such interactions is through a dynamic collection of podcasts crowdsourced and produced by Creative Disturbance members.

These ‘conversations’ help illuminate and inform others on matters of interest across the Creative Disturbance community.

Why Creative Disturbance?

Our name can be interpreted in a number of ways, and thus we leave its impression primarily up to you. That said, we see that there is a need for a disturbance in the arcane networks that currently connect the creatives of the world. Thus we are rising to meet that challenge. Further, the name reflects that we primarily serve the intellectually curious of the world: individuals often disturbed about a number of problems to which they are seeking to innovate solutions, or to express through their art.

Who Are the Creatively Disturbed?

We are members of the art, science and technology communities. We are innovators, thinkers, artists, visionaries, scientists, developers, researchers, writers, faculty, students, creators, deconstructionists, philosophers and poets… but not necessarily in that order. If you’re one of us, you know it. If you haven’t already become a member, now is the time to do so.


Creative Disturbance is currently in a prototype with an organisational node at The University of Texas at Dallas, managed from the Leonardo Initiatives of ArtSciLab of the Arts and Technology program, operated by faculty, students and research fellows, and sustained through donations, crowdfunding and perhaps through membership subscriptions.


Creative Disturbance operates through a podcast channel system, whereby transient or ongoing subject-matter channels are developed, produced, and disseminated. Each channel includes at least one podcast on a niche topic, as well as a repository of field-based ‘additional information’. Each channel has assigned producers who manage the development, launch, and operations of the channel. New channels are developed through producer suggestions, audience and participant crowdsourcing.