So, what’s the reason?

Animals are a good reason to stick around. And then I like walking in the streets and sitting in cafes, I guess. Watching the animal-loving population of my city, I really like to do that. Crossing the Bosporus is nice. Buying nice clothes is another good one. Making stuff, that’s probably one of the most […]

Posted at 8:38 pm on September 10, 2012 | 2 comments | Filed Under: Real Life | Continue reading

Is the Internet making us crazy? I came across this on facebook (of all addictive places!) thanks to an old friend of mine, Nazif Topçuoğlu, who posted it there. And yes – I too think that online social networks and domains are wreaking havoc on our psyches. And if I am saying this, if I am observing some very adverse […]

Posted at 11:52 am on August 19, 2012 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Real Life | Continue reading


Alpha Auer is a Second Life avatar who used to be irreverent, mischievous, politically incorrect and frivolous. What her current state of mind might be is anybody's guess, including that of her much bemused human.


Elif Ayiter is a designer and a researcher.

Her texts have been published at academic journals such as the Journal of Consciousness Studies and Technoetic Arts. She has presented creative as well as research output at conferences including Siggraph, Creativity and Cognition, Computational Aesthetics and Cyberworlds.

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