Krisjanis Rijnieks

Krisjanis Rijnieks is a creative technologist working within the intersection between art, design and engineering. He likes to write code in more than one programming language as well as to experiment with digital fabrication and run workshops related to projection mapping. Below is a list of topics you might be interested to discuss with him.

Currently Krisjanis spends most of his time developing ofxPiMapper–an open source projection mapping tool for the Raspberry Pi mini-computer. Running workshops and using the software for projects are parts of the game. Follow the ofxPiMapper Facebook page for details. Krisjanis is also teaching the Digital Fabrication Studio course at the Aalto Fab Lab in Helsinki. Below is a list of hyperlinks that link to social media profiles Krisjanis keeps maintaining.


The Thirsty Trees

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

Maker in Residence

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

Staro Riga 2016

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


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

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

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.


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.

Fab Lab Berlin

Being part of and building the awesome at the Fab Lab Berlin. 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and electronics. Workshops and lots of creativity.


Audiovisual generative installation that runs completely on Raspberry Pi's using ofxPiMapper, in collaboration with Irina Spicaka. February 2016

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.


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

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

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

Time travel.