Mac, openFrameworks, Windows
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Minnow [Mac, Windows]



Minnow is a playful screensaver by Theodore Watson where little minnows swim around, chase each other and hunt for food. What may not be obvious at first but the surface of the water changes dynamically and readjust itself as you tilt your computer. Only works on MacBooks that include built in accelerometer.

Created with openFrameworks

Theodore Watson is an artist, designer and experimenter whose work is born out of the curiosity and excitement of designing experiences that come alive and invite people to play. Theodore’s work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression, experimental musical systems, to immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. His recent work includes the Graffiti Research Lab’s Laser Tag, laser graffiti system and Funky Forest, an immersive interactive ecosystem for young children. Theodore works together with Zachary Lieberman on openFrameworks, which is an open source library for writing creative code in C++.

Minnow is a part of collection of screensavers now available via just launched by tha ltd (via) where you can get others including Kaza by tha ltd and Hana by Andreas Müler we mentioned in the past few months.

Platform: Mac, Windows
Version: 1.0
Cost: $10.00 (free to try)
Developer: Theodore Watson

Minnow by Theodore Watson from scr on Vimeo.