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What is kinetic art? The simplest definition is, “art that depends on motion for its effect.” But that is really inadequate. Scientifically speaking, everything depends on motion for its effect, since everything is moving all the time, from the largest object to the smallest particle in the universe. So maybe a better definition for kinetic art would …

As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every month  We translate these works, which are be made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. February’s works are now live and can be found below. We also aim for a PEN Centre …

PEN Centres are promotıng the works of İlkyaz wrıters around the world. For the thırd ıssue we are collaboratıng wıth PEN Belgium/Flanders. In the ‘Writings’ section of our website, we will be introducing three young writers monthly. Aside from English, each month we will partner with one of over a 100 PEN Centre’s located in …

John Perry Barlow, one of the founders of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and frontline theorists of the internet society, authored “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” available below, addressed to world leaders in 1996. Already it was getting clear that the internet would be battle ground. “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants …

2 Temmuz 1993 yılında Sivas Madımak olaylarında kaybettiğimiz halk ozanı Hasret Gültekin’in 1989 yılında, henüz 18 yaşındayken Hollanda’da verdiği Ulusal Kanal’da yayınlanan konser görüntüleri… Hasret Gültekin Kimdir ? Sivas İmranlı’nın Han köyünde dünyaya geldi. Süleyman ve Hacıhanım Gültekin’in üçüncü çocuğudur. Gültekin 6 yaşında iken bağlama çalmaya başladı. Girdiği Kadıköy Maarif Koleji ve Anadolu Lisesini yarıda …

For February we reached out to renown writer from Turkey and PEN International board member Burhan Sönmez to ask for his reading suggestions to young writers and why he picked them.   1. Elıas Canettı / Crowds and Power Original Title: Masse und Macht “A pıece of work almost lıke an encyclopedıa of lıfe. A rare book, …