We see light effects in many of your projects, it seems you want everyone to discover the power of light. Why is light so important for you?
Not only for us... Light is the oldest sorcerer ever befallen the Earth. Touching human emotions is a great blessing by controlling the light creating its own ambiance, whose spoken words are a mystery in nature and that which never could be fully described. It is a perfect tool to convey feelings where words do not suffice.
Game appears to mean a lot to you... Can it be said that the project preparation is a game and the product is a toy for you? What do you think about the game and the toy?
Isn’t game playing the basis of being human? Mimicking what is seen? What can we say, to us the game seems the easiest way to express something or sharing. If you try to explain how EEG device measures brain waves, or what the differences of C++ with other programming languages they will look at you in a daze and be bored. That part is the project ‘kitchen’, what we do is the presentation of the cuisine. When the game approach is combined with technology, explaining and sharing becomes more effective, easier and faster.
Let us not by pass your incredible work called “Yekpare” at Haydarpaşa. This appears to have become one of your most popular projects and is still viewed over the Internet. Why is this?
Capabilities of projection was discovered and nice mapping performances emerged in 2010. But most emphasized 3D illusions, they altered the form of structures and surprised people by playing with perceptions. The reason for Yekpare’s continued frequent viewing is the story of that project team’s inclination for conceptual thinking. Artistic directors Candaş Şişman and Deniz Kader are artists experienced in mental flight. Similarly sound designer Görkem Şen is the same way, we could say he sees with sounds. The work was finalized with me drawing the framework of possible story. Most importantly, we entrusted the performance of an Istanbul story to each spectator’s mind with abstract themes without pointing out specifically. I think this was the reason for obsession, like a book, everyone watching saw it with different individualized feelings.
Do you have opportunities to share your experiences with other young people, or do you make an effort?
Yes, naturally because around the World there aren’t too many companies like Nerdworking. We attend nearly all invitations from universities and institutions to explain what others do, how we do what we do, the mistakes we made along the way and to teach innovative thinking styles. We hold work and discussion groups.
What will you do in future and what are the projects you wish to do?
There are so many ideas waiting in line, at the moment it may not be wise to disclose them. However, it will not be an exaggeration if I say we will be creating experiences previously unseen as usual.