​"Bo & Di” is an interactive animated film for preschool children that I  completed within the framework of my “Practice Based PhD Program”. It features two characters called Bo and Di, who can experience conflictual situations depending on children’s choices. Awarded by a researc...

For the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies "The Cosmos of Animation", I chaired a panel entitled "PRODUCING, DISTRIBUTING andREIMAGINING ANIMATION in TURKEY & GREECE". My own presentation in this panel focused on the evolution of Turkish Animation Industry...

During the XARTS 2015 International Conference and Summer School, I presented the idea of "Storioscope", a real-time animation system which aims to create an interactive and collaborative audio-visual story telling experience. The prototyping process was finalized with Masters stu...

23th Izmir European Jazz Festival invited me to make a workshop during the festival: again, over 10 design students with elementary or no animation background joined the workshop, and the result was screened at the closing gig of the festival. This time, I had prepared the concept...

When Nomad Mind approached me for conducting a stop motion workshop for PORT İzmir's concept; "It's enough!", I was more than eager to start because we could work in this wonderful abandoned building. 11 students coming from various design & art departments of Izmir collaborated i...

This is a paper I presented within the "Design in Times of Turmoil: Displacement, Replacement, Emplacement" Symposium organized by 4T. It is about how Don Hertzfeldt's idiosyncratic poetics and production techniques allowed him to remain an independent artist within ever-changing...

During the Global Game Jam 2015, I've collaborated with Orçun Nişli and Cem Buğra to design a board game with a unique twist: Lunocracy is a game about 4 lunatics who must move together in an asylium. Each lunatic have a different quest to win the game but the players must control...

​My Master's thesis in Film Studied department of Concordia University was about the self reflection strategies in animation narrative.  The complete version titled "Les stratégies de mise en abyme et l’idéalisation du cinéma d’animation : une étude sur l’autodéfinition" (Yes, it'...

There's something vile in them here woods,
a vicious brute in wicked boots!
It has frightful fingers,
a maw of a mouth,
an enormous nose,
a horror head.

Sooo scaaary!

Better not mess with that evil creature!

Sooo soooo scaary!"

The Monster of Nix, or, as the full English trans...

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