Ersan Ocak graduated from City and Regional Planning Department/METU (B.Sc.) in 1993. He got his master of science degree from Urban Policy Planning/METU; Ph.D. in Social Sciences/Bilkent University. Ersan Ocak has given courses on urbanism, (visual) cultural studies, cinema, documentary, filmmaking, new media at the undergraduate, and graduate levels. He has publications on urbanism, urban poverty, oral history, memory, documentary, new media storytelling. Ersan Ocak is also a filmmaker who produces experimental video works; makes documentary films; and develops video performances and realizes video installations.
Assistant Professor Ersan Ocak gives undergraduate courses in the City and Regional Planning Department and graduate courses in the Architecture and Urban Studies Master Program at TED University, Faculty of Architecture.
• Ph.D. in Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Turkey, Jan 2001-Jan 2008
• M.Sc. in Urban Policy Planning, METU, Türkiye, Jan 1998-Jan 2000
• B.Sc. in City and Regional Planning, METU, Turkey, Jan 1988-Jan 1993
Urban Studies, (Visual) Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies, Documentary, New Media Documentary, Essay Film, Memory Studies, Oral History
Funda Şenova Tunalı received her BFA, MFA, and Ph.D. degrees in Graphic Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, and a European Media MA degree in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation at the Faculty of Art, Media, and Technology, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL. She is a lecturer at the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, TR. She is working on digital typography, user interface design, and design thinking.
• Ph.D., Art, Design, and Architecture (Graphic Design), Bilkent University, Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences, 2012.
• MFA, Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Institute of Fine Arts, 2005.
• EMMA (European Media Master of Arts), Image Synthesis and Computer Animation, Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Art, Media and Technology, Hilversum, NL, 2004.
Typography, interface design, design thinking, digital media, visual culture.
Fulten Larlar received her M.F.A., with honors on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her short film, “The Currycomb,” won the Eastman Kodak Best Screenplay Award. “Devrim Eskisehir,” the documentary Larlar co-directed / wrote / produced, inspired a feature-length fiction film “Devrim Arabaları” and was included in its DVD release. She was Story Consultant for “Seeking the Sultan”, documentary finalist of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Oscars Northeast, and Associate Producer of the multi-award-winning documentary “Waiting for Arif”. “Calling the Minstrel,” a short dance film she co-produced, was invited to screen at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics’ Cultural Olympiad. Larlar professionally reads screenplays for story analysis. She teaches at the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, TR.
• M.F.A., Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2004.
Screenwriting, directing, producing
Erhan Tunalı is an Ankara based graphic designer. He received his BFA in Graphic Design and MFA degree in Media and Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, TR. He is working on user experience and user interface design. He has over twenty years of experience in UI, UX, and 3D image processing. Erhan Tunalı is teaching undergraduate and graduate-level studio courses at the Department of Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, TR.
• M.F.A., Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, TR, 2016.
UI design, UX, 3D modeling, generative art, typography.
Levent Y. Ince received his BFA and MFA degrees from Bilkent University, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture. He teaches at the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, TR. He collaborates with Teknolab, a small network of coders, designers, architects, engineers, and social scientists to research and develop ideas. Levent also coordinates the Digital Game workgroup at netlab.media.
• M.F.A., Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Institute of Economics and Social Sciences, 2010.
Video game research, Front-end development, corporate identity design, photography, layout design.