For decades artists have been exploring generative systems - carefully developed computer algorithms that through time produce beautiful complexity. Likewise scientists run endless complex simulations and scenarios on super computers day in day out that no human would ever be able to compute. What if computers could take a break from all these instructions and through a set of simple rules have a dream of their own? In 2006, Andreas Müller created Hana, a mac screensaver that allowed computers to dream about flowers. The same application is now available for the iOS devices.
The Raspberry Pi is a very exciting low cost computing platform aimed at the educational market. It offers reasonable performance in a small package at a price of $25, making it very attractive for creative computing projects. Here we show you how to run openFrameworks on the Raspberry Pi.