OpenFrameworks Developer Series :: Memo Akten

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At the intersection of technology, art and design, Mehmet (aka Memo) Akten’s work focuses on designing, developing and hijacking technology to create emotional and memorable experiences. A visual artist, musician and engineer, he is driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover new forms of interaction and expression. Also applying similar techniques to traditionally non-interactive media he explores new ways of creating and performing moving images and sound. Founder of The Mega Super Awesome Visuals Company, his work ranges from large-scale immersive interactive installations; live music/dance/theater performances, music videos; to online works and mobile applications.

Openframeworks is a c++ library designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.

Memo's lecture was part of the openFrameworks Lecture Series, given at Carnegie Mellon University in January of 2011 and sponsored by the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

In association with the first international OpenFrameworks World-Wide Developers Meeting, some of the world’s leading computational artist/developers discussed their pioneering work at the intersection of arts and computer science. During the week, the OpenFrameworks core development team was encamped at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry to advance the next version of OpenFrameworks, a toolkit for new media education and creative coding. Each evening at 5pm, they featured three or four short presentations by members of this team.

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