Simber Atay

Simber Atay studied at The Ege University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema-TV (1976-1980). Her Undergraduate thesis: “Kemal Sunal Comedy”.(1980). Her Master thesis: “The Early Period of Photography and Ottoman Photographers” (1983); Her PhD Thesis: “Approaches in Turkish Film Critics” (1990). She is professor and head of photography department of Fine Arts Faculty at The Dokuz Eylül University. She lectures currently at The Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography and Department of Film Design; Faculty of Education, Department of Painting; Institute of Fine Arts. She lectured also, between 2006 – 2011 at Anadolu University, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Department of Journalism. Her research interests: Theories of Photography, Postmodern Cinema, Philosophy of Distance Education, E- Learning Culture, Cyber Aesthetics. Her Lessons: Theories Of Photography I-II-III-IV (undergraduate), Photography Techniques I-II (undergraduate), Cultural Memory (graduate), Cyber culture and Visual Arts (graduate), Digital Culture and History of Photography (graduate), Cultural Memory and Art of Cinema (PhD).


Present and Future Paradigms of Cyberculture in the 21st Century
Simber Atay, Gülsün Kurubacak-Meriç, Serap Sisman-Uğur. © 2021. 246 pages.
Cyberculture is a particularly complex issue. It is seen as a fantastic meeting point of classic philosophers with postmodern theorists, politicians with community engineers...
Cyber-Culture, Cyber-Art, and Mnemonic Energy
Simber Atay. © 2021. 17 pages.
The word cybernetics has a very rich etymology. On the other hand, Norbert Wiener's Cybernetics and Society (1950) has very fluid style with its literary intertextual...
On Seduction: A Romantic Conversation
Simber Atay. © 2017. 18 pages.
Seduction is a sexual act, a sex instinct expression, a love practice, a body performance, a psychoanalytical problematic, a philosophical issue, a creative strategy full of...
Inter-Opinions: On Cyber Transparency and E-Learning
Simber Atay. © 2016. 11 pages.
Transparency is a cultural problematic; But at the first step, transparency is an ideal that represents healthy and free systems on institutional or individual level. Sometimes...
Identification of a Distance Education Expert
Simber Atay. © 2015. 11 pages.
We live in postmodern times and Distance Education is a hybrid assemblage formed by education, communication, and advanced technologic systems. There are many people who work for...
Online Culture and Classical Culture
Simber Atay. © 2014. 19 pages.
Online culture is founded on classical culture. Internet presents us synchronically actual information and archetypical experiences. Each virtual navigator, has his/her own...
Melancholia and Distance Education
Simber Atay. © 2014. 10 pages.
Melancholia and Distance Education is composed by these titles: “Memorial” is built for the victims of Resist Gezi. Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011) is a symbol for our...
Online Freedom
Simber Atay. © 2013. 21 pages.
This chapter discusses the ’’Online Freedom’’ phenomenon in a hypertextual paragon, in addition to the related cultural, photographical, art historical, mythological...
Knowledge Is Infinity, Language is Limit!
Simber Atay. © 2012. 13 pages.
But to what extent can it be taught? There are the heteronyms of this problem such as Polanyi’s “tacit knowledge’’ or Hegel’s/Agamben’s Eleusinian Mystery. In Distance Education...