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With the benefit of hindsight, what role does new media play in artistic practices, activism, and as an agent for social change in the Middle East and North Africa today?

Selçuk Artut
2 November 2012

 Selçuk Artut. Courtesy of the artist.

Selçuk Artut

lives and works in İstanbul. He has received his BSc in Mathematics from Koç University, Istanbul and his MA in Sonic Arts from Middlesex University, London. Currently, he is teaching Sound, Interaction, Philosophy of Technology, Art, and Culture courses at Sabancı University as a full-time faculty member. His artistic activities are mainly focused on contemporary media practices on human technology interactivity. Artut plays the bass guitar in Replikas as a professional.

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