Hulya Aktun

creative, Experience Design Consultant, and Editor in Istanbul, Turkey

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As of 2018...

Recently, Doctor of Philosophy with a thesis on Death, Borders, and Media Technologies. Latent curiosity:
+ An aesthetics of accidents and metamorphosis.
+ Our artistic and neurotic exchanges with death.
+ Love/Loss, the motivational factor that leads from awareness to transformation.
+ Representations of non-sapien-centered consciousness and value, and disruption of humanist, “user”-centered perspectives in design, for innovation.

Still a Creative, and Experience Design Consultant.
Once in a while, (Copy)writer / editor.
Occasionally, and not as much lately, Mixed / Multimedia Artist.

Living a quasi nomadic existence (Seattle, NYC, Istanbul) in the past couple of years. Slow traveler, but lately more here than there, practicing the art of stillness in Istanbul. Always obsessing with music and the outdoors.

  • Education
    • European Graduate School, PhD
    • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, MPS
    • Rochester Institute of Technology, BS
    • Uskudar American Academy