Özgün Eylül İşcen has a background in film and soundscape studies with a focus on intercultural cinema and video arts. She currently works in media theory and history in the context of the Middle East.

She is a PhD candidate in the Program of Computational Media, Arts and Cultures at Duke University, Durham, US. Her dissertation project situates digital and networked media in the Middle East within wider flows of capital, technology and culture, thus offering a deeper understanding of the material and ideological infrastructures of computational media. She received a BA in Sociology from Koç University, Istanbul, and an MA in Interactive Arts and Technology from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.

Born in 1987 in Şişli, Turkey, she currently lives and works in Istanbul.

SAF participation:
March Meeting 2019

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