Elif Ayiter

ELİF AYİTER is an artist, a designer and a researcher, working at Sabanci University FASS since 2001.

Her investigations for both creative work as well as research are focused upon 3D virtual worlds, creative identity, avatars and Play. In her virtual incarnation as Alpha Auer, she is a well known fashion designer for unisex avatar appearance in Second Life. She has transformed the creative activity and theoretical frameworks involved in her virtual fashion store ‘alpha.tribe’ into academic publications in journals such as the Journal of Consciousness Studies, IJACDT and Technoetic Arts, as well as book chapters which she has authored and that are mostly based upon the query of virtual identity and creativity within the context of avatars and virtual worlds.

She has presented creative as well as research output at conferences including Siggraph, Creativity and Cognition, Computational Aesthetics, ISEA, ArtsIT, Consciousness Reframed, Towards a Science of Consciousness, SPIE, and Cyberworlds. More recently her art work has been shown at Tomorrow City, Korea (2010); [SPACE] Gallery, London (2011), ‘ISEA2011 Uncontainable/Hyperstrata’ at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul (2011) and the French National Museum of Costume (2011).

Elif Ayiter is the chief editor of the journal Metaverse Creativity with Intellect Journals, UK. She is currently studying for a doctoral degree at the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA hub, at the University of Plymouth with Roy Ascott.

Elif Ayiter’s areas of creative activity and theoretical writing are in 3D virtual worlds, avatars, blogging, creative writing, cybernetics, art educational theories, multiple creative identities/selves (pseudonyms and heteronyms), ‘play,’ ‘produsage’ (collaborative virtual creativity), and virtual appearance and fashion.
Websites: http://www.citrinitas.com/ , http://www.alphauer.com/

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