Lesungen, Konzerte, Ausstellungen und vieles mehr: Unser Veranstaltungsprogramm ist umfangreich und vielfältig, gleichsam täglich könnt ihr neue Menschen und Ideen entdecken. Damit ihr unsere Gäste ein bisschen besser kennenlernen könnt, stellen wir sie hier im Blog mit unserem Fragebogen vor. Heute: Osman Cakir, der sowohl bei Coding da Vinci Süd als auch bei den alljährlichen Türkischen Filmtagen mitmischt.
1. Stellen Sie sich bitte kurz vor.
My name is Osman Cakir and I am a Ph.D. student in Art History at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. I work at the IT-Gruppe Geisteswissenschaften Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich (LMU Digital Humanities Center). My Ph.D. research is about the object and abstract concepts detection in art images. I am aiming to develop an AI-powered tool that can do this. I am also working on research data management and fascinated by all kinds of digital humanities research. Other than academics, I like djing old psychedelic rock vinyls from Turkey and Greece and other electronic music with melodic warmth at occasional events. I am also at the organization board of the Türkische Filmtage München. We organize a film festival every year around the end of March and other film-related events.
2. Können Sie uns ein Buch empfehlen?
It’s a very hard question for me because I like to read a lot and I have many favorites. I am currently reading „Ways of Seeing“ by John Berger and it is really good. If I recommend a book that is very good but also very popular I would choose „The Unbearable Lightness of Being“ by Milan Kundera. In the same category but for a non-fictional book, I would choose „Escape from Freedom“ by Erich Fromm. If I would pick a book that is very inspiring but surprisingly less known I would choose „Lila“ by Robert M. Pirsig. And If I choose a book from Turkish literature I would choose „The Time Regulation Institute“ by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. So please help me to stop this recommendation cycle 🙂
3. Was verbinden Sie mit Bibliotheken?
I think everyone should have a spaceship. A ship that has the power to lift them away from daily issues, stress sources or other worries and troubles. A spaceship that can take us to a place to have a moment of deep peace and silence. So besides being the true place/institution to offer and to preserve humankind’s knowledge about the universe, libraries are my spaceships. Feeling the aura of books around me, seeing my peers reading and learning quietly calms my mind and simplifies life a lot. I love feeling drifted away by reading and libraries are the physical gates for me to enter this peaceful, worryless, creative space. I hope I am not sounding weird at the moment 🙂 I also like to wander around bookshelves picking the books that have struck my attention.
4. Und wie geht es mit der Welt weiter?
I just hope this post-truth era ends as soon as possible in politics and in the media.