ABOUT ME – HAKKIMDA

Welcome to my website!

This website, in the vast world of internet, is a little place of mine in which I freely share my ideas on various topics that I find interesting and worth sharing. At the moment, topics are not focused; they range from photography to free sources of internet. However, it is a reflection of my own background, so it makes sense in itself. I’ve studied philosophy at Boğaziçi University and did my master in Sociology. Meanwhile, I followed my interest in media arts and worked as a freelancer in media production including directing and taking photos for various occasions. I am mostly active on Instagram so you can catch up with me there. I walk around the streets of Istanbul, visit museums, take photos and share them.

There are lots to write on this website; important notes on the books I read, the historical background of the places I visit, inspirational works of artists, truly great sources on the internet that you can utilize from etc. I hope to create time for all of it. Meanwhile, feel free to share your thoughts, criticisms or suggestions under the articles I post..

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Hello! My name is Tugba.

I’m a self-taught photographer and philosophy graduate based in Istanbul/Turkey.

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Wikileaks heklenen Sony dokümanları için arastırılabilir veri tabanı yayımladı

Wikileaks heklenen Sony dokümanları için arastırılabilir veri tabanı yayımladı

Wikileaks Sony’e ait 30,000 den fazla doküman ve 173 bin e-mail ‘in yer aldığı araştırılabilir bir veri tabanı yayınladı. Dokümanların içerisinde Sony çalışanlarının ev adresleri, cep numaraları ve sosyal güvenlik numaraları da dahil olmak üzere pek çok kişisel bilgi yer alıyordu.

Geçen yıl Sony’nin heklenmesi sonucunda ortaya çıkan ve sadece bazı gazetecilerin erişebildiği bu dosyalar kısa sürede torrent sitelerinden kaldırılmıştı.

Endüstri analisti Hal Vogel bu durumun Sony için oldukça yıkıcı sonuçlar doğurduğunu, prestij, para, zaman ve ciddi bir güven kaybına yol açtığını belirtiyor.

Sony sözcüsü, Wikileaks’in bu bilgilerin halka açık olması gerektiği iddiasına karşı çıktı. 6,000’den fazla çalışanının güvenlik ve gizliliğini korumak için mücadele etmeye devam edeceklerini belirtti.

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Kızılderili Olmak Istegi

Photo by Tugba Kibar

Photo by Tugba Kibar

Bir Kızılderili olsa insan! Hemen hazır, koşan bir at üzerinde, boşlukta eğilmiş, sarsılan yer üzerinde kısa sürelerle sarsılıp dursa, üzengilerden çekse ayağını, yani üzengi diye bir şeyin varlığını unutsa ve önünde uzayıp giden araziye dümdüz biçilmiş bir kır gözüyle baksa, derken atın bir boynu ve bir başı olduğunu unutsa!

Franz Kafka, Bütün Öyküler / Türkçesi: Kamuran Şipal (Cem Yayınevi/2014)

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Google’a girmek isteyen adaylarda aranan 4 önemli özellik

Google’a girmek isteyen adaylarda aranan 4 önemli özellik

Google ilk zamanlarda Amerika’nın en iyi üniversitelerinden başvuru yapan adaylara öncelik veriyordu- muhtemelen prosedür olarak çok daha etkili bir sonuç alındığı düşündükleri için. Fakat Google insan kaynakları yöneticisi Laszlo Bock’ın belirttiği üzere bu yaklaşımın zaman geçtikçe oldukça hatalı olduğu ortaya çıktı.

Bock CNN’e, Kaliforniya devlet okullarında ve diğer üniversitelerde hedeflerine ulaşmak için canla başla çalışan fevkalade öğrencilerin olduğunu belirtti.

Bir diğer önemli nokta da Google’ın üniversite not ortalamasına ağırlıklı olarak önem vermemesi. Bock, üniversite ders notlarının kariyerin ilk iki yılında nasıl bir performans gösterileceğini işaret eden önemli ölçüler olduğunu ama nihayetinde çok da bir öneme sahip olmadığını belirtiyor.

Pek çok mezun dünyanın en iyi çalışma mekanlarından birini sunan Google’da çalışmak için ilginç yöntemlere başvuruyor. Bock, kapıdan içeri adım atabilmek için CV’sini ayakkabısının içine sokandan ya da geldiğinde kendini imha eden robot gönderenine kadar pek çok farklı adayla karşılaşmış. Tavsiyesi ise adayların CV’lerinde yaptıkları en iyi işlere yer vermeleri. Bock, bu işlerin inceleneceğini belirtiyor.

Bock’ın yeni çıkan Work Rules! Adlı kitabında da Google’un işe alımlarda 4 önemli faktöre dikkat ettiğini yazıyor;

  1. Bilişsel yetenek ya da problem çözme yeteneği.
  2. Gerektiğinde öne atılıp gerektiğinde geri çekilmenizi sağlayan liderlik vasfı,
  3. Şirketin kendine has bir terimi olan ‘Googleyness’
  4. Entelektüel tevazu.

En az öneme sahip şey ise iş yapmayı biliyor olup olmamanız.

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Elio Montanari, Italian architect and photographer

Elio Montanari, Italian architect and photographer

Interview with Elio Montanari by Tuğba Kibar/ Experience of Living Together in Istanbul / October 2010

Elio Montanari is an Italian architect and a photographer with a focus on buildings and physical structures and therefore the city itself in general. Living in Istanbul since 2002, Elio was married here for the first time of his life and plans to stay in Istanbul from now on.

When one is posed the question related to the coexistence of various religious groups, family ties and neighbourhood relations are almost the only subject matter that is discussed. During my conversation with Elio, I came to realize that physicality of space in and of itself can be the foundation of coexistence.

There is no shock for me because I don’t have any problems of identity in the sense that I was always used to, to meet diversity. I mean the problem of identity is being solved with meeting different people. So, I believe in what we may say, cannibalism. Intellectual and spiritual cannibalism which means that I see you, you are different from me. So I cannot have any shocks about Istanbul and the people in Istanbul. But I find myself. Yes, I always find myself through diversity, through meeting diversity.

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Walk along the Haliç coastline, when you start to notice half collapsed buildings you will know that you are in Balat. You enter the district through a historical door of the citadel which is not to imposing but indicates that you are about to enter a special place. Narrow slopes consist of old sequential houses which face each other. Houses are generally narrow faced with three or four stories. In front of the discolored houses on the stairway women sit around  and chat. You may also see their husbands smoking outside in front of the door. Children are keeping the streets busy with their jumping, shouting and playing around.

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Set Photography of debut feature Seaburners, by Melisa Onel, starring Mira Furlan and Timucin Esen

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Olira Boutique Hotel & Spa

TUROB HOTEL / Sayı:88 Ağustos 2014

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TATİL CENNETİ BODRUM’DA KONFORLU VE HUZURLU BİR ADRES 

Bodrum yarımadasının en eski yerleşim yerlerinden biri olan Gündoğan, Yalıkavak-Göltürkbüküarasındaki yol üzerinde ve kayalık bir tepenin yamacında yer alıyor. Olira Boutique Hotel & SPA, eskiden Farilya olarak bilinen Gündoğan Koyu’nun en şık otellerinden biri. Yeşil ve maviyi bir arada kucaklayan otel nar ağaçları ve palmiyelerin bulunduğu gizli bir bahçenin içinde yer alıyor.

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Joshua: Minimalist Daireme Göz Atın

 By Joshua Fields Millburn /Tour Joshua’s Minimalist Apartment

 

İnsanlar genellikle özel yaşam alanımın nasıl bir yer olduğunu merak ederler; bir minimalist nasıl yaşar, evi neye benzer… Bu röntgenci soruların kaynağını anlayabiliyorum. Minimalizmle ilk tanıştığım sıralar ben de insanlar üzerindeki etkisini merak ediyordum. Minimalist bir yaşama sahip olanların dünyalarına adım atıp benim isteyebileceğim bir şey olup olmadığına karar vermek istiyordum. O zaman bile minimalizmin herkese göre olmadığını anlamıştım. Sonuçta bir keşişe dönüşmek istemiyordum. Çantamı alıp dünyayı gezmek için yollara koyulmaya da niyetim yoktu. Bütün eşyalarımı yok edip bomboş bir dairede de oturmak istemiyordum. Bir minimalist olarak gerçekten mutlu olabilir miydim?

Minimalizmin cezbedici dünyası 

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Ryan ve ben, bazı minimalistler gibi radikal olma ya da aşırıya kaçma isteğimizin olmadığını göstermek amacıyla I counted my things adlı bir websitesi bile açmıştık. Sonra ise süreç şu şekilde gerçekleşti:

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Interview with Elif Shafak

Interview with Elif Shafak

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]15-19 October, 2008/ Today’s Culture (A Special Supplement By Today’s Daily News The Frankfurt Book Fair)

Elif Şafak, a prominent Turkish novelist, spoke to Today’s Culture about her 15-year journey of writing, what literature means to her, where she sees herself in Turkish literature and what feeds her writing. In her first interview since giving birth to her second child, she announced that a new novel was on the way.

Elif Şafak: Literature is a love, and, like every love, it is irrational. 

I guess you aren’t going through postpartum depression this time like you experienced after your first pregnancy. Can you write?
I haven’t experienced similar problems this time. Both the pregnancy and the post-pregnancy period have been much easier, calmer, softer and more peaceful this time. I think writing “Siyah Süt” [”Black Milk,” her last book] has a great role in this. That book healed me. “Siyah Süt” tackles postpartum depression, but it does this with humor. Writing the book had a positive impact on me. And I have had many readers tell me that reading the book had a similar impact on their lives. As a writer, this makes me happy.

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Halil Karaduman; one of the world’s leading “kanuni”.

Halil Karaduman; one of the world’s leading “kanuni”.
November 23, 2008, Sunday / Published at Today’s Daily News /By Tuğba Kibar

Halil Karaduman, one of the world’s leading “kanuni” (those who play kanun, or Turkish zither), is known as a fabulous musician of unlimited talents who uses the kanun in a very dynamic way and with a great deal of ability.Having played kanun for decades, the wide range of music he makes has inspired many young kanun players to imitate him and has made the kanun an indispensable instrument in Turkish music and one of the most desired instruments in world music. Sunday’s Zaman interviewed Karaduman, a kanun-playing genius.

November 23, 2008, Sunday / Published at Today’s Daily News

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One of the unique characteristics of Kenan Özten’s signature kanuns is that every piece is made by him and his apprentice Zafer Kibar. 

November 02, 2008, Sunday/ Published at Today’s Daily News

The kanun, an oriental zither, is a music instrument unique to Turkish music and is painstakingly difficult to manufacture as it requires long labor and great expertise, says a veteran kanun-maker. Kenan Özten, one of the finest kanun-makers alive, explained to Sunday’s Zaman that “while the kanun has been a traditional musical instrument in Turkey, we have started to see a great interest lately especially among our youth.”What makes the kanun unique, he said, is the instrument is strung with nylon strings in contrast to a similar instrument that is played in the Alpine countries. Interestingly the bridge does not stand on a wooden soundboard but on a parchment (drum skin), similar to the banjo. This results in a characteristic tone.

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Denim sandblasters contract fatal silicosis in illegal workshops

October 19, 2008, Sunday/Published at Today’s Daily News

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Hundreds of workers in Turkey are exposed to the deadly disease silicosis simply because they were hired to manually sandblast denim in makeshift illegal workshops where the health and well-being of laborers were disregarded and safety gear ignored, activists say.

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Unleashing the full potential of Turkey’s jewelry industry

November 27, 2008, Thursday/Published at Today’s Daily News

Specialists from Turkey and around the world will gather today at İstanbul’s Swissotel The Bosphorus for the first International Gold Summit, organized by Active Academy, to discuss the latest developments and future expectations of the Turkish precious metals sector.
Though the summit will attract all facets of Turkey’s precious metals sector, Today’s Zaman talked to İstanbul Gold Exchange (İAB) Deputy Chairman Osman Saraç about the current situation of the Turkish gold and jewelry sector.

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Turkish tourism growing rapidly

November 10, 2008, Monday/ Published at Today’s Daily News

While the global financial crisis and the rise of the value of the dollar are taking their toll on the non-financial economy, tourism — one of the cornerstones of the Turkish economy — had a productive season in 2008, attracting 21.5 million tourists in the first nine months of the year — a 13.3 percent increase over the same period of the previous year — according to data from the Security Directorate.

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Istanbul to host event promoting architectural quality

Istanbul to host event promoting architectural quality

October 09, 2008, Thursday/ Published at Today’s Daily News

The Architecture Center, which has been working since 2000 for the development and construction of high-quality architecture in Turkey, is preparing to host an event named ArkiPARC 2008 in İstanbul between Oct. 15 and 17.  Around 25 to 30 speakers will attend the event, which will take place at the Military Museum and Cultural Complex in İstanbul’s Harbiye neighborhood, with the theme of “Dialogue for Urban Quality.”

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IKEA continues to grow in Turkish market

IKEA continues to grow in Turkish market

September 10, 2008, Wednesday/ Published at Today’s Daily News

Furniture and household product retail chain IKEA is continuing to expand in the Turkish market and is hoping to open a branch in Bursa in November, the company said yesterday.
IKEA Turkey released its 2009 catalog to the public during a press briefing yesterday at IKEA’s Bayrampaşa store. The catalogue, constituting an invitation to consumers, contains 3,250 products. Distribution will begin on Sept. 11 in İstanbul, İzmir and Bursa, and the catalogues will be free of charge. The 2009 Ikea catalogue features the campaign slogan “Your home will reflect your lifestyle.”

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Defne Data secures contract in Kuwait

September 15, 2008, Monday/Published at Today’s Daily News

Defne Data Processing, a solutions provider for telecom operators in many countries, including Turkey, has signed a new project with Media Phone Plus, Kuwait’s leading mobile entertainment services company. The project, called “Value-Added Service Platform,” which is planned to be an entertainment service for landline and mobile networks, will be put into operation in many Middle East countries in addition to Kuwait beginning in October 2008. Competitions, polls and chat rooms are some of the planned services.

Defne Data Processing General Manager Oğuz Haliloğlu said: “Entertainment services are in high demand from consumers, and they increase revenue for mobile operators. … As such, the diversification of services plays an important role in promoting brand names and contributes greatly to operator revenues.”

Defne has planned various projects in more than 15 countries in addition to Turkey. “Since the competition is getting very fierce among operators, value-added services provide an edge for mobile operators,” Haliloğlu said.  According to Haliloğlu, the importance of value-added services will increase much more when third-generation networks and virtual operators take a place in our lives. He says, “Video feed call center services, mobile TV and interactive commercials are among the value-added services that will be available with the third-generation networks.”

 

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