I took a year off, after graduating from Yale University in 2015, to pursue research projects back home in Thailand. In August 2015, I started apprenticing with Khet Chaikam (เกตุ ไชยคำ), a carpenter from the North of Thailand, to learn the woodcraft of traditional musical instruments from Northern Thailand.
In addition to a project named “fidular”; chopping coconuts with Uncle Khet has inspired an entirely new vision of technology I will be pursuing in my Masters, PhD and many years into the future! I’ve nicknamed it “culture-aware technology”
Photos and videos on the link!