Every Bit You Make
Physical Computing without Computers
MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)
Raffi makes a career of hacking everything and anything. During his stints as an MIT student, he developed Java-based distributed/mobile software agent infrastructure while also investigating human perception of sound in zero-g with NASA. He finished off by studying and building tiny, embedded, and sub-$5 Internet nodes and also by teaching students "How to Make (Almost) Anything." In his scarce free time, he justified his television addiction by writing "TiVo Hacks" for O'Reilly and Associates, the first book on hacking into, undertanding, and extending the Linux-based PVR. Professionally, he is the founding partner at Synthesis Studios: a technological design and consulting firm that orchestrates this disjointed train of thought. Raffi manages projects ranging from web crawling and data aggregation to interactive emergent media.