Burak Arikan

Network Mapping and Analysis Workshop at Open Academy, 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Burak Arikan Artist Class: Creative Networking Workshop

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$10 / 8 Student

One day workshop focusing on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual's thinking about the network as a creative medium. Starting from hand drawn simple graph models, participants gradually build complex network compositions. Emphasis on network mapping, modeling, analysis, relational thinking, centrality, clustering analysis, and information design. Participants learn the most through collaborative mapping, observing and extracting networks from their area of interests, sketching, and discussing diagrams.

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Burak Arikan is an artist based in New York and Istanbul. His work confronts issues ranging from politics and economics to cultural sustainability in networked environments. His systems have been featured in online and onsite exhibitions in the form of prints, animation, software, and installations.

Arikan has presented his work internationally at institutions including Museum of Modern Art (New York), Neuberger Museum of Art (New York), Venice Biennale (Venice), Ars Electronica (Linz), Sonar (Barcelona), DEMF (Detroit) and at independent venues such as Art Interactive (Cambridge), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Hafriyat (Istanbul), Club Phazon (Tokyo), FilmWinter (Stuttgart), Turbulence (online), Upgrade! International (online). He has lectured and did workshops at institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program, Istanbul Technical University, Bogazici Universtiy, Sabanci University, and Istanbul Bilgi University.

Arikan completed his master’s degree at the MIT Media Laboratory in the Physical Language Workshop (PLW) led by John Maeda. While at MIT, he pursued research exploring networked systems that address the transition from connectivity to collectivity in the context of creative expression. Prior to MIT, he received an MA degree in Visual Communication Design from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2004, and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in 2001.