Golan Levin, director of The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Carnegie Mellon University), has 27 students in his Interactive Art & Computational Design class. They range from sophomores (2nd-year undergraduates) to doctoral students. They come from 10 different department (Art, Architecture, Design, Robotics, Computer Science) and they use a huge variety of programming techniques. The purpose of this assignment was to sharpen the students' craft as a creative technologist and provide a good/basic introduction to programming. For their 3rd week of class Golan developed an assignment titled "A Looping, Computationally-Generated Animated GIF, and a Lenticular GIFPop! Print". The following learning objectives were set out:
The purpose of this tutorial is to enable you to write code to create a brief looping animation, using computationally-generated graphics, suitable for both online and lenticular publishing. Then, using the unique GifPop services, you can get your GIFPOPs printed.
In late February 2016, a group of openFrameworks users and educators gathered in Denver Colorado to work on improving the ways people learn and use openFrameworks (OF). They worked intensely for 3.5 days, 12 hours per day, collectively committing more than 800 people-hours to creating and improving openFrameworks learning resources to help students around the world learn how to create with this powerful digital arts and design tool.