Nerdworking Nerdworking is an Istanbul based art & science network which was founded in 2009 to research and to develop unique softwares and hardwares for artistic, commercial, experimental interactive media works for the public space, fairs and performing arts. Nerdworking has many multidisciplinary artists, illustrators, designers, real-time animation designers, coders, mechatronics, robotics, electronics professionals. The core team's aim is to create new way for experience of between man - machine - codes.

On Air: Nerdworking

The ikono On Air Festival is showing two films from the Nerdworking network: Yekpare (monolithic) - 2010 Nerdworking „Yekspare“ is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day. Art Direction & Visuals: Deniz Kader & Candaş Şişman Music & Sound Design: Görkem Şen Project Management: Erdem Dilbaz Modelling: Gökhan Uzun & Can Dinlenmiş ( Under an Alias nerdworking Under an Alias Under An Alias is the new big fairytale of nerdworking, a digital historical expression. This time our story takes place in a small German town; Weimar. The effect of a small town with the population of 65,000 people on the world concerns all of us, a city where the majority of its income is from culture. Weimar is a meeting and creation point for eminent intellectuals of our current times. This town, where Goethe wrote his masterpieces, where the music of Franz Liszt could be heard. This is where its republic of Germany was founded in 1919, whose legacy was subsequently marred by the establishment of a Nazi concentration camp in 1937. Weimar, a city that currently merges art and architecture in Bauhaus university, has many untold stories. Although difficult, telling Weimar’s story was incredibly educational for an Istanbul based group of artists. It gave an opportunity for nerdworking illustrate a story from another perspective. Dozens of people spent long hours immersing themselves the rich cultural background, whilst taking into consideration the opinions of previous researchers. Under An Alias, created by collaboration of international artists and working completely in cyberspace, made its debut as the main act of the Genius Loci Festival. Under An Alias was on exhibition from 10th till 12th of August on Fürstenhaus, Franz Liszt Conservatory, each night from 8PM till the early hours, several times a night. We decided that there couldn’t be anything more appropriate, than projecting the analogy onto this iconic building. The initial section is the spirit, then the muscles then the skin of this tribute to the legacy of Weimar was created. The story was based on the linear history of the city, the abstract origin slowly turned into decaying effect in the years of war. Then the exploding Bauhaus movement after the World War II is portrayed with a statement to pay homage to one of movement's greatest masters; Kandinsky. Then the story flows into the German industrial machine, healing its wounds from the diffused times with aggressive images of engineering and machinery. And finally, after all of city's turbulent history, we are waving goodbye to Weimar with its peace and order as a giant music box. We appreciate her hospitality. Under An Alias was made by nerdworking's crew of 22 people from different disciplines architectures, new media artists, sound designers and the staff of Genius Loci Weimar. Enjoy the show, till the next fairytale. Design and Art Direction: NOHlab (Candaş Şişman - Deniz Kader) Motion Design and Animation Teams: Fehmican Gözüm
 Gökalp Gönen
 Saygın Soher
 Sinan Büyükbaş Ouchhh Creative Director: Ferdi Alıcı
 3D Artists & Designers: Çağlar Özen, Emre Önol, Ferdi Alıcı
 2D Artists & Designers: Dilan Tanrıkulu Regal, Harun Kerem Köse, Yusuf Emre Kucur
 Compositing: Ferdi Alıcı, Robotika CG Supervisor: Coşku Özdemir
 3D Artists & Designers : Davut Toy, Vikram Puttanna Sound Design: Alp Coksoyluer, Giray Gürkal, Görkem Şen Architectural 3D Modelling: Kerem Asfuroğlu Storyboard Artist: İsmail Anıl Güzeliş Documentation: Cansu Turan Project Management: NERDWORKING (Erdem Dilbaz) Render Farm: RenderRider Special Thanks to Gökçen Dilek Açay, İkinci-Parti Prodüksiyon, Stefan Kraus


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