Raffi’s expertise lies in taking things apart and putting them back together in interesting ways. He’s the author of TiVo Hacks: 100 Industrial Strength Tips and Tools, a co-creator of Internet Zero, and serves as an advisor to the platform for open source media. In the past, Raffi was, in association with the Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS), a technical mentor at the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP); he also was on the program committee for the 2005 O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference.
Raffi’s interests include speculating on the future of television and radio, mobile computing, “inter-networking”, P2P, social software, alternate reality gaming, and embedded systems design. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which was named by Business Week as one of the top D-schools. Academically, Raffi holds an SB and a MEng in EE/CS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an SM from the Physics and Media group of the MIT Media Lab.