WHO IS DIS SEXY E-GURL?
🌈 > I am a homo sapien earthling born in '92, Amsterdam. My full name is Berk Özdemir, you may also see me as Princess Camel or Guerrilla Pimp Minion Bastard on interwebz. I like nail polish and gin-soda.
🌈 > Hereby I pledge my royalty to machines; I will follow their lead and will admit that they are much better and more interesting than humankind.
🌈 > I currently live in Istanbul. Hate and love to live in this chaotic city.
🌈 > I am a composer, noise maker and multidisciplinary art stuff person. I am a creative script kiddie and I love mingling with new tech / coding to express my nerdness in different medium forms.
🌈 > My music journey began with my father's piano lessons when I was 2.5 years old. I continued to study classical piano until university age. During highschool my interest in keyboards/synthesizers grew and I started playing in mostly Metal & RnB/Funk bands.
🌈 > Then did my bachelor on classical composition between 2011-2016. Composed several stuff for different instrument groups (most of them haven't been performed unfortunately).
🌈 > to learn to how to listen to the world and how to make electronic music, I went to "Institute of Sonology one year course programme" and saw some crazy shit there.
🌈 > During that time I seriously started to learn programming, cause I realized it is a superpower perk for a person who likes creating stuff.
🌈 > Well, once you realize that you can do much more than music with programming, I started producing shit on other media too. I became a digital artist.
🌈 > To go further with my academic studies, I decided to do my master's degree on ArtScience Interfaculty, which is a super interdisciplinary program.
🌈 > My main research topic was how to repurpose existing digital media / artifacts / softwares / devices for creating new things.
🌈 > I did a lot of research on digital literacy and culture, remixing, user/creator interactions and the bias behind technologies. Also ways of using algorithms to mess things up.
🌈 > My master's thesis title was "RE-EXPLORING VIDEOGAMES FOR AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE AND COMPOSITION".
🌈 > My graduation project was called "DEEPSTREAM ❤️ OSC", I used an object tracking system running on Jetson Nano to convert the data to sounds and visuals in real time.
🌈 > Since 2019, I am in love with distributed public ledgers, non fungible objects and decentralized applications. NFTs and smart contracts become a serious medium for me to work on. I am also fascinated by how machine learning / deep learning technologies are changing the world with exponential growing pace.
🌈 > My artistic statement is: EVERYTHING IS A REMIX, EVERY BIT AND BYTE HAS MORE POTENTIAL AFFORDANCE THAN CREATOR INTENDED, EVERY DIGITAL BEING CAN BE BENT, ERRORS ARE BEAUTIFUL MIRRORS, CORRUPTION IS HOLY GRAIL, NOISE IS DA SENSEI, MACHINEZ ARE DA BEST.
🌈 > I mostly release music under alias Princess Camel. Princess Camel is a genre fluid animal existing in da metaverse. Love her, she already loves you.
🌈 > Right now I am mostly chillin', making either music or buidling new shit on web3. And learn new stuff all da time.