Krisjanis Rijnieks

Creative Coding. Projection Mapping. Digital Fabrication

Welcome to my website! Here you can find information about my latest projects and artistic activities. I have been working with digital interactive media since Macromedia Flash 4 was released in 1999. Currently, I work as a lab manager and Fab Academy instructor at the Aalto Fablab in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. In the future, I plan to focus on research related (but not limited) to fab labs, digital fabrication and open source. Feel free to connect if you see that we can collaborate in one way or another.

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Projects

Konch

Konch

Konch is a multipurpose object enabling discussion or relaxation in the Covid-19 situation. Collaboration with Leda Vaneva, Dorota Orlof and Ranjit Menon. FURNISH design prize. November 2020.

Aalto ARTS Conferment

Aalto ARTS Conferment

Participative projection mapping installation for the Aalto ARTS Conferment Ceremony. It featured a web interface for participants to upload their photos live. June 2019.

Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker is a networked participated installation that critiques the culture of constant connectivity. Creative code, electronics and project website. Collaboration with Samir Bhowmik. May 2019.

Samsung Staro

Samsung Staro

Interactive 3D projection and GIF generator controlled through a web app for the 100 year anniversary of Latvia. Collaboration with vuca.lv and brandbox.digital. November 2018.

uMap

uMap

Prototype of a projection mapping media player uMap during Fab Academy course at Fab Lab Barcelona.

Material for Solometrics

Material for Solometrics

Colaboration with Yaron Maim. A motion tracking system based on the Raspberry Pi minicomputer was built and a custom camera / IR pass filter solution developed for single-point tracking on stage. December 2017.

Data. Form. Migration

Data. Form. Migration

Data. Form. Migration is a data-driven installation where migration data of the UN was used to create visuals for projection mapping on data-inspired digitally fabricated surfaces. November 2017.

The Thirsty Trees

The Thirsty Trees

The trees are thirsty. Instead of water they need you. Interactive demo installation at the FITC Amsterdam X festival. February 2017.

Chester Beatty Residence

Chester Beatty Residence

Creating a projection mapping experience as Maker in Residence at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. Two weeks of running workshops and creating an installation. December 2016.

Staro Riga 2016

Staro Riga 2016

Data-driven projection mapping installation during the annual Staro Riga light festival in Riga, Latvia. November 2016.

Sudo

Sudo

Audiovisual laser dance performance built on top of a Raspberry-Pi-camera-based motion tracking system. Collaboration with Yuri Shimaoka. Summer 2016.

Make Your Own Festival of Lights

Make Your Own Festival of Lights

Projection mapping with the Raspberry Pi workshop for kids during the Festival of Lights Berlin 2016. Nine days kids had the opportunity to learn about projection mapping and the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.

Mapping With the Pi

Mapping With the Pi

Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi workshop series. Advanced workshops involving creative coding with openFrameworks, projection mapping and the Raspberry Pi are happening every month.

ofxPiMapper

ofxPiMapper

Projection mapping addon for openFrameworks, optimized for the Raspberry Pi. You don't have to leave your Mac at the exhibition space for a month anymore.

You and Now

You and Now

Interactive installation for the Riga Light Festival, November 2013. There were three green-screen setups with cameras and custom software capturing and sending 10 second videos to the main computer where another custom software piece took care of combining previously rendered animations with real-time content.

Metasphere

Metasphere

Audiovisual mapping installation / audiovisual performance in collaboration with Irina Spicaka and Platon Buravicky.

Louie, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Louie, I Think This Is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Interactive Kinect-based projection and sound installation during the first year of studies at the Media Lab Helsinki. September 2012

Cinder Begin Creative Coding

Cinder Begin Creative Coding

A introductory book about one of the most powerful open-source C++ creative coding frameworks available on the internet.