Hi / merhaba. My name is Memo Akten and I’m an artist + engineer from Istanbul (TR), currently based in London (UK).

I like drinking water, especially when I’m really thirsty.

Sometimes I like to pretend to be an Olenellus fremonti evolving into an Olenellus mohavensis, simply for the creative stimulation – although I usually cant walk for days afterwards.

I’ve recently taken up an interest in amateur brain surgery, although I find it so hard to find volunteers.

I enjoy socializing, but am equally happy with my own company, and can easily keep myself entertained for hours, both mentally and sexually.

I’m fascinated by nature, science, physics, biology, psychology, consciousness, neuroscience, quantum mechanics, cosmology; and would love to go to space and see all the planets and stars and pulsars and supernova – I mean for real, not when I’m on mushrooms.

I am not a story teller. I’m a magnifying glass, a window into an imaginary parallel universe. You find your own stories in my universe.

I like to touch people, in their most private places, and make them giggle or cry.

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Selected projects, experiments, workshops, tools

Equilibrium
Equilibrium (2014)
Waves
Waves (2014)
Simple Harmonic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion (2013)
Reducible Complexity
Reducible Complexity (2013)
Amoeba Dance II: Dark Matter [WIP]
Amoeba Dance II: Dark Matter [WIP] (2013)
Laser fingers
Laser fingers (2013)
Just for hits
Just for hits (2013)
ofxILDA
ofxILDA (2013)
Laser Forest
Laser Forest (2013)
ofxARDroneOscBridge
ofxARDroneOscBridge (2012)
ofxARDrone
ofxARDrone (2012)
Volumetric Slitscanning
Volumetric Slitscanning (2012)
Meet your Creator
Meet your Creator (2012)
osc2web
osc2web (2012)
McLaren P1 Light Painting
McLaren P1 Light Painting (2012)
Forms
Forms (2012)
Cascada
Cascada (2011)
Sony PlayStation3 Video Store
Sony PlayStation3 Video Store (2011)
Simple Harmonic Motion #5
Simple Harmonic Motion #5 (2011)
V&A “Patterns and Pixels”
V&A “Patterns and Pixels” (2011)
Poeme Rhythmique: Concerto for Computer Mouse
Poeme Rhythmique: Concerto for Computer Mouse (2011)
POST Matter
POST Matter (2011)
TuioPad
TuioPad (2011)
V&A “The Emperor’s New Robes”
V&A “The Emperor’s New Robes” (2011)
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong (2010)
Wombats – Techno Fan
Wombats – Techno Fan (2010)
The Muon Project
The Muon Project (2010)
Webcam Piano 2.0
Webcam Piano 2.0 (2010)
Science Museum – Who am I?
Science Museum – Who am I? (2010)
Metamapping
Metamapping (2010)
Co-Creating Tools for children affected by Autism Spectrum Conditions
Co-Creating Tools for children affected by Autism Spectrum Conditions (2010)
Blaze – The Streetdance Show
Blaze – The Streetdance Show (2010)
OKGo ‘wtf’ effect
OKGo ‘wtf’ effect (2009)
Zoetrope for iPhone/iPad
Zoetrope for iPhone/iPad (2009)
Depeche Mode – Fragile Tension
Depeche Mode – Fragile Tension (2009)
ofxOpenCL
ofxOpenCL (2009)
Gold
Gold (2009)
ofxMSAInterpolator
ofxMSAInterpolator (2009)
ofxMSAPhysics
ofxMSAPhysics (2009)
iScream
iScream (2009)
MSARemote for iPhone
MSARemote for iPhone (2009)
ofxMSAFluid
ofxMSAFluid (2009)
Body Paint
Body Paint (2009)
Meshmerizer for iPhone/iPad
Meshmerizer for iPhone/iPad (2009)
Gold Dust for iPhone
Gold Dust for iPhone (2009)
Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas for iPhone/iPad
Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas for iPhone/iPad (2009)
Reincarnation
Reincarnation (2009)
UDP/TCP Bridge
UDP/TCP Bridge (2009)
My Secret Heart
My Secret Heart (2008)
MSAQTPlayer
MSAQTPlayer (2008)
String Theory
String Theory (2008)
Roots
Roots (2008)
One second before the big bang
One second before the big bang (2008)
Glastonbury Pi
Glastonbury Pi (2008)
qcMSAQuadWarper
qcMSAQuadWarper (2008)
openFrameworks
openFrameworks (2008)
Webcam Piano 1.0
Webcam Piano 1.0 (2008)
Amoeba Dance
Amoeba Dance (2007)
qcMSABadTV
qcMSABadTV (2007)
The Morning After
The Morning After (2003)
I can’t wait to grow up
I can’t wait to grow up (2003)
abstractshit.com
abstractshit.com (2003)
Self-portrait
Self-portrait (2003)
Pigs
Pigs (1997)
The man who saved the world
The man who saved the world (1997)