Sölen Kiratli

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Media Arts & Technology, Ph.D. Student


  • Santa Barbara, California, United States of America



  • Şölen Kıratlı is an artist, architect, researcher, and lecturer. Her work is interdisciplinary in nature and lies at the intersection of sound, interactive media, and digital design and fabrication. Her work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH Asia, CURRENTS New Media, Contemporary Istanbul, and NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), amongst other places. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she focuses on digital media practice and research. She holds a BSc in Architecture and an M.Arch.

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Hive
    Writing Type: Sketch / Art Talk
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2017: Mind-Body Dualism
    Abstract Summary:

    With HIVE, we intended to explore the idea of a sonic intelligence: learning, experiencing, reacting, and finally, “thinking” in sound. Can we model such a system? A system with a body whose morphology is based on picking up and sending sound signals, a system who can learn from its environment and evolve in its response, a pseudo ‘being’ that traces our sonic foot-print and projects our sonic reflection. Created via fusing aspects of sculptural form, spatial sound, interactive methods, and machine learning, HIVE is an art installation that explores the relationship between sound, space, body, and communication.

    Title: Cacophonic Choir
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2020: Think Beyond
    Abstract Summary:

    “Cacophonic Choir,” an interactive art installation, addresses the ways that sexual assault survivors’ experiences are distorted by digital and mass media and its effect. The installation is composed of distributed agents in space that individually respond by becoming visually bright, semantically coherent, and sonically clear, revealing original testimonies of survivors.