workshop and presentation by
February 27, Wednesday 4:00 pm. – 8:00 pm.
Orkan Telhan is interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose investigations focus on the design of interrogative objects, interfaces, and media, engaging with critical issues in social, cultural, and environmental responsibility.
Telhan is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Emerging Design Practices at University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He was part of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and the Mobile Experience Lab at the MIT Design Laboratory. He studied Media Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo and theories of media and representation, visual studies and graphic design at Bilkent University, Ankara. Telhan is working towards his PhD in Design and Computation at MIT’s Department of Architecture.
Telhan’s individual and collaborative work has been exhibited in a number of venues including the Istanbul Design Biennial, Ars Electronica, ISEA, LABoral, Archilab, Architectural Association, Architectural League/ NYC, and the MIT Museum.
Suggested reading before the event:
I. States of Design 07: Bio-design by Paola Antonelli
II.Catts, O., Zurr, I. 2010, ‘The Illusions of control Radical Engineers and Reactionary Artists’, Thresholds (Cambridge), NA, pp. 26
III. Calvert, Jane. 2010. “Synthetic biology: constructing nature?” The Sociological Review 58 (May 1): 95-112.
for further inquiries please write to: Atif Akin
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