Long Lamai


In 2013, I worked with design researcher Lizette Reitsma at Northumbria University. We developed an interactive, web-connected system as part of her research into preserving the culture of the Long Lamai tribe on Borneo, Malaysia. The system integrates traditional tribal craftsmanship with modern internet enabled technology to create a connection between the modern world and rapidly fading tradition and culture. Activity on the accompanying community website would trigger various physical events in the village, playing a traditional instrument or lighting up electronic fireflies inside traditionally woven baskets.