Upgrade! Boston: Orkan Telhan


DATE: November 8, 2007
TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm
VENUE: North 181 – entrance on Evans Way
Massachusetts College of Art + Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Follow the signs posted on the outside of the Tower Building (black glass)
[Green Line “E”]

Orkan Telhan designs experimental media that explore the potential of electronic landmarks, urban interfaces, and tangible interactive sculptures to reflect on the socio-cultural aspects of environments. These interfaces function as social catalysts that create a network of symbolic exchanges between places and their inhabitants and respond to various social, cultural and political conditions. Orkan will present a survey of recent urban interventions that comment on mobility, location, borders, language, and identity to explore an emerging collective formed around the social catalyst.

Orkan Telhan is a visiting scholar at the MIT Mobile Experience Lab. He recently finished his studies at the MIT Media Lab, Sociable Media Group. Prior to that, Orkan studied Media Arts at The State University of New York at Buffalo..

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About Upgrade! Boston

Upgrade! Boston is curated by Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org in partnership with the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art + Design. It is one of 27 nodes currently active in Upgrade! International, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. If you would like to present your work or get involved, please email jo at turbulence dot org.