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openFrameworks

Openframeworks is a c++ library designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation. The library is designed to work as a general purpose glue, and wraps together several commonly used libraries under a tidy interface: openGL for graphics, rtAudio for audio input and output, freeType for fonts,freeImage for image input and output, quicktime for video playing and sequence grabbing. The code is written to be both cross platform (PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone) and cross compiler. The API is designed to be minimal and easy to grasp. There are very few classes, and inside of those classes, there are very few functions. The code has been implemented so that within the classes there are minimal cross-referening, making it quite easy to rip out and reuse, if you need, or to extend. More Info

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Created by Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu and Pattie Maes at the MIT Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group), Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display to supplement physical strokes made on paper with virtual graphics. The goal of the device is to complement rather than ...
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[caption id="attachment_37000" align="alignnone" width="640"] Athanasius Kircher depicts a practical camera obscura in Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (The Great Art of Light and Shadow) / via Neo-Lucida Kickstarter[/caption] After thousands of developers entered the Intel Perceptual Challenge contest by submitting their ideas, 750 have ...
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27/06/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Thomas Eberwein / Thomas Traum and Tim Gfrerer, Ghost is an interactive installation of a snow storm, raging within an abandoned, barren landscape. Within this storm the visitor can make out a procession of human forms which seemingly try to ...
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26/06/2013 / Kids, openFrameworks

[caption id="attachment_36416" align="alignnone" width="640"] Theo and Emily[/caption] Weather Worlds is a new interactive installation by design I/O that grants children weather controlling superpowers. Utilising cameras and real-time greenscreening via openFrameworks, the installation allows children to see themselves immersed in an interactive and ...
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Created by Matthew Epler, Kinograph is an open source project that makes film digitisation affordable and scaleable. It uses components available on the internet, a few 3D printed parts, and a consumer level camera and it produces high quality video with sound. There ...
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17/06/2013 / openFrameworks

For the French music festival Nuits Sonores, London based collective "is this good?" (Neil Mendoza, Marek Bereza, Mathew Holloway and Chris Cairns) built an interactive pyramid in collaboration with Lyon based architects LFA. The installation was the link between the ...
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14/06/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Basel collective UNDEF, User 632 is an installation that stores the behaviour of the people who look at it by monitoring them in return. The installation is designed to know when and how a person passes by or ...
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Ever since even fourteenth century we have been interested in the development of new forms of geometric projection which led to the invention of novel pictorial art forms of visual representation. Understanding perspective allowed us develop new sets of systems or mechanisms to ...
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05/06/2013 / openFrameworks

When James George and Alexander Porter first took Kinect on a photographic journey of NY Subway little did they know that within a year the project would become RGB+D and raise almost $35k on Kikstarter to fund the development of "Clouds". While ...
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04/06/2013 / Featured, openFrameworks, Sound

Created using Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks, Murmur is a device that enables the communication between public and the projection by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual. The device was designed to ...
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Created by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan for the CLICK Festival 2013 in Helsingør, Denmark, Light Leaks is a light installation comprised of fifty mirror balls projecting controlled light in the room. The general idea was to make use of found ...
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In collaboration with Intel, CAN is pleased to announce the launch of Intel Perceptual Computing challenge! This is your opportunity to change the way people interface with computers and win a chance at $100,000 and get your app on new ...
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22/05/2013 / iOS, openFrameworks

Created by Jeremy Rotsztain for Safari, an online exhibition for SPAMM, Swipin' Safari is an app for iOS and the vehicle for taking a virtual safari across an infinite painting. With each gesture, you encounter new species of brush strokes and colorful patterns which endlessly redraw, ...
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21/05/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Onformative, Google Faces is a an independent searching agent created in openFrameworks that hovers the world to spot all the faces that are hidden on earth. The applications searches through one satellite image after the other, in order to ...
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17/05/2013 / openFrameworks

What happens when you mix soap bubbles and lasers? Memo Akten, 1/3 of Marshmallow Laser Feast, just got hold of Etherdream DAC laser and has been "messing" with it using openFrameworks. Memo developed software to control this ILDA controllable laser projector ...
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14/05/2013 / Environment, openFrameworks

Further to our post from some weeks back, Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM) by Yoko Ando and YCAM is now available for download. Briefly, RAM Dance Toolkit is a C++ creative coding toolkit (openFrameworks) to create environments for dancers. ...
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13/05/2013 / openFrameworks, Sound

Created by Ed Burton, formerly of SodaPlay, and now at Queen Mary, University of London, Tunetrace transforms photographs of drawings into music. The app uses OpenCV and OpenFrameworks to first find edges in your photographs, reduce them to polylines and ...
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10/05/2013 / Environment, openFrameworks

Created by MPC Digital and The One Club, Fracture.io is an installation experience for The One Show’s lavish after party at NYC’s Bowery Hotel. Fracture.io allowed guests to "enter the digital space", taking 3D scans of pose-striking partygoers to generate ...
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08/05/2013 / openFrameworks

In 2012 Universal Everything were invited to help celebrate the release of Nike's special edition Flyknit collections at the design week in Milan. The installation, as seen here, is comprised of a 4 sided video cube capturing the hive of activity where living ...
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'Forest' is the latest interactive installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast, London collective consisting of  Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel. Commissioned by and premiered at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, 'Forest' covers almost 450 square meters and is comprised of over 150 musical 'trees' made of ...
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22/04/2013 / Environment, openFrameworks

ExR3 (∃x⊂ℝ³∶∀x′⊂ℝ³∶(‖x-x′‖<Ɛ)→(f(x)>f(x′))) is an a anamorphic analogue interactive installation created by Elliot Woods and Kyle McDonald and presented at NODE Forum earlier this year. Using digital techniques the installation occupies the main space of Frankfurter Kunstvertein existing coherently in a fractured, mirrored ...
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09/04/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Dhairya Dand and Robert Hemsley, the project seeks to develop gestures to evolve three-dimensional surfaces using 2.5D interaction. Learning from existing displays which are two-dimensional and using optical illusion and depth sensing cameras, the flat elastic surface is ...
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Last December 3 artists were working at The University of Salford, as part of the ScreenLab artist in residence initiative by Elliot Woods and Kit Turner. The initiative aims to explore modes of perception and interaction under the theme 'Future of Broadcast'. The invited artists, Kyle ...
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08/03/2013 / Arduino, Objects, openFrameworks

Created at the Tangible Media Group at the MIT in collaboration with Sony Corporation, exTouch creates Spatially-Aware Embodied Manipulation of Actuated Objects Mediated by Augmented Reality. In other words exTouch is an interface system that allows you to manipulate actuated objects in space using augmented ...
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18/02/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by James George and co-developed by YCAMInterLab during the Guest Research Project v.2, Duration is an open source and completely free timeline application built using openFrameworks which integrates with Processing, Cinder, vvvv, Unity3d, Quartz, and any other OSC enabled environment. A Duration project, available as an example, is a collection ...
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13/02/2013 / Environment, openFrameworks

Project "Reactor for Awareness in Motion" at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts at [YCAM], is involved with the research and development of tools for creative dance with the aim of exploring the possibility of using new media technology in dance. Heading the ...
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You have been using Processing for some time and wanted to try openFrameworks but were slightly unsure what the differences were. Then again, you have already been told it is very similar, especially since oF was inspired by Processing in ...
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01/02/2013 / Featured, openFrameworks

Flat-e have been commissioned by Warp Records and Jamie Lidell to create the album artwork, a music promo, video teasers, live show visuals and even costume for the campaign for his soon to be released self-titled album. Taking the self-titled ...
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01/02/2013 / Arduino, openFrameworks

The special projects division of Glassworks Barcelona - Xavi's Lab created Cubepix, a fully interactive and real-time projection mapping installation in their studio that combines very simple materials (cardboard) with quite sophisticated tech (projection mapping, pixel rotation, sync, etc). It has been ...
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30/01/2013 / Objects, openFrameworks

Created in collaboration with Damian Stewart, LIA's project Rain (2012) is currently on show as part of the exhibition medien.kunst.sammeln at Kunsthaus Graz.  It is a fully self-contained wood+aluminium enclosure to exhibit Lia's interactive generative software artwork. Lia would normally use a projector, a ...
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