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RAIKI

Qi Chai, Takahiro Fujimoto, Atsushi Futatsuki, Chris Gao, Catalina Lotero, Yuki Minegishi, Asuka Muramatsu, Marcelo Padovani, Olivia Peralta, Siyu Zhang

By installing triboelectric generators into trees, Raiki seeks to harness branches and leaves as “living triboelectric energy harvesters” that use wind and other means to capture electrical energy for human use.

http://samcara.org/raiki/


Instructor

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Over 30 years of interdisciplinary design work has made Matthew Waldman an authority on branding, interactive, digital, and product design. His philosophy of techno-progressivism promotes the synthesis of culture, nature, and technology into an holistic language for universal communication. Matthew is the founder of NOOKA, the lifestyle design brand that brought the revolution of interface design to physical products and created unique timepieces that reinterpreted how time was told. Before NOOKA, Matthew gained recognition as a pioneer in digital interactive and UX design. 

 

Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library