'Kainga ' 2001 <Ask for Price List >
Digital mixed media installation
Computer, CD ROM, whariki mat - (approx. )50x 200cm

"Kainga is an interactive collection of 360 degree panoramic images. These images are shot using a digital video handycam. Each photograph is a composite of individual shots which when stitched together create a seamless 360 degree panorama. Sound has been added in the navigation to provide a soundtrack and enhance inter-activity. The result is an immersive document which has captured key locations in his whakapapa. "

Rakai Karaitiana - Born 1973 - Maori ( Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Rangitane )

Born in Hastings, Karaitiana holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Auckland Institute of Technology specialising in Photography and Multimedia. In 1999, his last year of study, Karaitiana began designing and making websites. He has managed to build up a strong profile in design and new media, and is featured in international publications with his print and web designs. He works on his own, performing all tasks in the production of projects, from scripting through to design. His latest project is the cutting edge multimedia interactive web site he designed for NZ musician Neil Finn.