As we are often asked about the meaning of Tekudo, here is a little description of what it means and why we chose it as our company name:
Tekudo is the melting of Japenese artist's name Tetsumi Kudo (1935-1990). Tetsumi, who witnessed the devastating effects of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as its negative long term impact on society and nature, made this topic his life project. He depicts the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. His works are small models of the situation he calls our "new ecology", a visualization of a self-created swamp of polluted nature, technology and decomposed humanity and humanism.
For many an unknown artist, his work speaks directly to today's topical agendas. His works are poignant articulations of how human actions have changed the planet's ecosystem. In Kudo's grotesque, provocative models of our new reality, humanity has lost control of the technology we have created and the nature we have polluted. The human body was decomposed into fragments that live on as a new species in
Kudo's small cultivation environments - in bizarre symbioses with plants and electronic components.Kudo was a child when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This primal experience of powerful human destruction and pollution is a central point of departure for his art. No less important is the increasing chemical impact on the environment and the rampant production and consumption in the modern age.
Inspired by his relentless work to shine lights on the fatal potential of the intersection of humanity, nature and technology and its problems that can arise from an unsustainable misuse we decided to use his name as it perfectly describes the mission we we are on: making the e-business industry a better world by utilizing the power of technology and incentivising those who do good.