Mahir M. Yavuz is an interdisciplinary designer, researcher and artist based in New York. He works as a creative director & data visualization expert and he is a Ph.D. candidate in Interface Culture at the University of Art and Design Linz. From 2000 to 2006, Yavuz worked as a lead designer and art director in various projects in Istanbul. Between 2006 and 2011, Yavuz was the senior researcher on Information Design at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. Since 2003, he has also been lecturing and conducting workshops on visualization and information design at universities in Turkey, Austria, Canada and the U.S. Yavuz’s work has been exhibited internationally including Ars Electronica Festival, Siggraph, Istanbul Biennial and ISEA among others.


2016/11: Presentation at FastCompany Innovation Festival 2016
2016/10: Panel at InboxAwesome conference in New York.
2016/10: Presentation at Singapore National Design Centre on Designing with Data and Panel
2016/10: Workshop at Singapore Visualizing Big Data

2015/06: Presentation: TEDxVienna CityX event in Vienna.
2015/04: Featured on Fast Company Design.
2014/10: Guest Lecture: NYU – ITP in New York.
2014/10: Performance: United Colors of Dissent, Zaragoza.
2014/05: Presentation: TEDxReset presentation & video is online.
2014/05: Exhibition: Understanding the World, Weizmann Institute in Rehovot.
2014/04: Presentation: TEDxReset in Istanbul.
2014/04: Guest Lecture: School of Visual Arts in New York.
2013/12: Exhibition: Tracing the City 2013 Design Shanghai Exhibition, Shanghai.
2013/11: Performance: Amber Festival, Istanbul.
2013/11: Performance: Videospread, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseilles.
2013/09: Performance: Ars Electronica Festival, Linz.
2012/11: Designer Q&A: Visualizing Global Marathon in Hong Kong.
2011/04: Exhibition: Tactics of Invisibility in ARTER, Istanbul.
2010/10: Functional Aesthetics Book released on
2010/10: Presentation: Media Architecture Biennale in Vienna.
2010/09: Article: Short article about the referendum results in Turkey.
2010/09: Exhibition: Tactics of Invisibility opens in TANAS, Berlin.
2010/09: Exhibition: Urban Mood in Ars Electronica 2010 in Linz.



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