openFrameworks Course cancelled by Zach Lieberman


Dates: This class was cancelled by Zach Lieberman, We apologize for the change.
Saturday & Sunday, June 11th – 12th
Times: 10am – 4pm
Course Length: 12 hours weekend intensive
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $240 total, $216 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 998 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Participants must have a some basic knowledge of programming (not necessarily c++, but languages such as actionscript, javascript, or java/processing).   Participants should bring their laptop (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux) setup for openframeworks development. We will provide detailed instructions prior to the workshop.


Weekend Intensive Overview


1st day // HELLO WORLD

openFrameworks is a C++ library designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation. openFrameworks provides tools for accessing and playing with different types of media and hardware devices. This intro workshop is designed to get new users up and running with openFrameworks so that they can begin hacking, prototyping and experimenting with the tools it provides.   We will also look at the iOS and Arduino support in OF, and how to get sketches on mobile devices.

2nd day  // GOODBYE SCREEN

The advanced section of the workshop will look at “leaving the screen”, and specifically how addons such as ofxOpenCv, ofxKinect / ofxOpenNI and firmata allow us to build and prototypes installations that move away from the screen and into physical space.   We will also take a look at changes to the core of OF in the new 007 release, as well advanced topics such as shaders, 3D programming, and physics engines.




Zach Lieberman

is an artist with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. His work uses technology in a playful way to break down the fragile boundary between the visible and the invisible. He has held residencies at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Hangar Center for the Arts in Barcelona, and his work has been exhibited around the world.

Zach is one of the co-founders of openframeworks, a c++ library for creative coding. He’s currently working on the eyewriter project, a lowcost / opensource hardware and software toolkit that helps people draw with their eyes. The project has won the Design of the Year from the London Design Museum, FutureEverything prize and the Golden Nica in Interactive Art at Ars electronica. It was also listed by Time magazine as one the 50 best inventions in 2010. Zach is one of the recipients of the AOL 25 for 25 grant, and was listed in Fast Company Magazine’s 100 Creative people in business. He teaches at Parsons School of Design.