Nil Tuzcu is a technologist, designer and researcher working on multimedia interactive storytelling, web based data-driven representations, and digital spatial humanities. She is a Research Associate/Consultant at Harvard University - Mellon Urban Initiative, and Research Fellow/Technology Lead at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - DRAN.
She is the creator and developer of Istanbul Urban Database, the most comprehensive online multimedia archive of Istanbul (Read CityLab Article here). Her recent project -- 'I am Istanbul', an interactive web-based storytelling platform -- was awarded with 2016 Salt Research Grant and exhibited at !f Istanbul 2017 International Film Festival. She has taught urban and design studios at the Boston Architectural College as an Adjunct Professor. She is currently teaching workshop series on digital mapping at MIT.
She studied at MIT as a SPURS Fellow at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and completed her Master's Degree in Architecture and Media at the Cornell University.
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