Elif Ayiter

Elif Ayiter, aka. Alpha Auer, is a designer and researcher specializing in the development of hybrid educational methodologies between art & design and computer science, teaching full time at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has presented creative as well as research output at conferences including Siggraph, Consciousness Reframed, Creativity and Cognition, ISEA, ICALT, Computational Aesthetics (Eurographics) and Cyberworlds. Her texts have been published at academic journals such as the Journal of Consciousness Studies and Technoetic Arts, and IJACDT, and she also authored several book chapters. She is also the chief editor of the forthcoming journal Metaverse Creativity with Intellect Journals, UK and has recently completed a doctoral degree at the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA hub, at the University of Plymouth.

Through her virtual manifestation Alpha Auer, she is the CEO of the fashion enterprise alpha.tribe in Second Life, where she is well known as a builder also. More recently Elif has moved into OpenSim and has set up her virtual home at the New Genres Grid, where she continues to joyfully make stuff - albeit operating through a new persona whose name, for now, shall remain undisclosed.