Hi, I'm hulya aktun!
After 15-20 years of quasi-nomadic existence (NYC, Seattle, and Istanbul) and slow traveling some places in between, practicing the art of stillness in Istanbul, living with a black cat named Yin. Obsessing with music and the outdoors. Curious about communication at "borders", our artistic and neurotic exchanges with death, and the disruption of humanist, “user”-centered perspectives. Exploring art, philosophy, design, and media's role in developing critical consciousness, questions, and concepts about what "value" could be, beyond the anthropocentric-economic values that shape the way we relate to the Other.Recently completed a PhD in Philosophy, Arts, and Critical Thought (formerly Media and Communications), following various studies on humans and technology, media, arts, and design. Living in Istanbul and working remotely mostly for USA, as a Creative and Design Consultant mostly in media and tech sectors, and as a (Copy)writer/editor.