Raul Nieves implements cultural prospection in technological areas: interaction and interfaces, domestic digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping, web and mobile technology, ubiquitous computing and the Internet of things, and others frame his production and teaching.
He works in the exploration of new imagery and its impact on the construction of society and contemporary culture: digital divide, knowledge democratization, prosumerism, emergent phenomena, micropolitics.
He uses open source software and electronic hardware. He has exhibited in various art and culture exhibitions of different continents. Freelancing as Pratipo Instruments, Raul coordinates Ilaro.org focused on experimentation and production around digital fabrication technologies. He also runs LaDeriva.net.