Friday, 10 September 2010

What is openFrameworks?

I've had a lot of email already in the last couple days, "What is openFrameworks?".

From the website:

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.

This video from illustrates openFrameworks in action:

For more information visit the openFrameworks website, where you can download the framework, learn how to use it with your preferred C++ IDE and learn how to use it with the well formatted and thorough documentation.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Announce: openFrameworks London Workshop / Project space at Victoria Albert


Sackler Centre for Arts Education, V&A Museum, South Kensington,

Date of Lab:

25th & 26th of September 2010

More information please contact

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Welcome to

Welcome to

Here we aim to discuss, engage, enjoy and share open source art from around the world. Based in London, England has been lurking in the shadows of what we consider to be a rapidly advancing and growing movement which can only get better with the current technology and the technology of the future which we know not of yet.

For more information or if you have a contribution please don't hesitate to email us at open[dot]

The team.