About

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I’m a writer, researcher, digital activist and translator. I’m mostly focused on philosophy, aesthetics, internet culture, art, technology, futures, online censorship and surveillance in Turkey, human rights and politics, and I’m also writing speculative fiction. I have a BA in Philosophy and currently working to get my Masters Degree in Media and Communication Studies.

As a writer and researcher, I’m working between philosophy, science fiction, technology, politics and futures. Or as I like to call, “weird and deadly interesting.” I’m writing theory, fiction and non-fiction both in English and Turkish.

My Turkish-only focused project Tuhaf Gelecek is aiming to create a critical conversation about the futures in Turkey and help people develop an approach which can be summarized as “future as a verb”.

As a journalist, I’m writing on diverse topics of interest including digital and human rights and freedom of speech in Turkey, technology and digital security, media and journalism trends and digital cultures. You can check my byline below and a small selection of my work here.

I’m one of the founders of the NewsLabTurkey, which focuses on helping Turkish speaking journalists to catch up with the international trends. I’m the Newsletter Editor of NewsLabTurkey, where I write weekly newsletters summarizing international news and trends in journalism and media.

As a digital activist, I’m working on digital security, privacy, censorship and surveillance, and copyright issues. This work includes research, workshops and consulting especially for journalists and other groups who are heavily affected by these developments. I’m working with many national and international organizations, including NewsLabTurkey, Alternative Informatics Association, Journalist Union of Turkey, Bianet and more.

If you want to get in touch with me for writing, speaking, workshop or consultation opportunities or just want to say hi, you can check my Contact page.

Personal Projects

Tuhaf Gelecek [TR]

Projects I’m Part Of

Mesnetsiz [TR]NewsLabTurkey [TR]

Bylines

Global Voices [EN], Guardian [EN], Inside Turkey [EN], Daily Dot [EN], NewsLabTurkey [TR], Journo [TR], Futuristika [TR]