About

Betül is an artist, researcher, and lecturer with a multidisciplinary background in interaction design, cognitive science and linguistics. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in the EPSRC & AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London, and a Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London.

Her artistic practice spans writing, photography and multimedia installations. She uses language as an art material and experiments with the process of making sense. She was selected for British Council AltCity Digital Arts Residency, and exhibited in media art exhibitions and festivals in the UK, Turkey, Austria and Ireland.

Her PhD research focuses on people’s experience with interactive systems. She investigates how familiarity with technologies affect people’s perception of experience by using quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has published her PhD work in BHCI '18 and ELO '19, exhibited her PhD work at Ars Electronica '18 & '20, The Glucksman Gallery '19, and Studio-X Istanbul '19, and delivered public talks internationally.

She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Interaction Design, Research Methods and Ethics in Technology. She also lead workshops on Thematic Coding, and Knowledge Exchange.

Informally, she calls herself a linguist.

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