BDes, Industrial Design, 2009
Victoria University of Wellington
From his experience as a designer and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually emersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details.
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tiago graduated from Industrial Design at the Victoria University of Wellington and then spent time teaching and researching all things digital fabrication as a teaching fellow. After spending time abroad through an exchange with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, and working with the hackerspace community in Lisbon, Portugal, Tiago has since co-founded London based Diatom Studio, that is working on collaborative and open-source design tools based around digital fabrication.
Much of his work explores the boundary between the art and design worlds, with an interest in working through collaboration and the within the dynamics of hackerspaces and open-source communities.