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Erteki is an immersive space for children from marginalized communities to tell their stories and experience their narratives coming alive.

Erteki is a master's thesis project at the Interactive Telecommunication's Program (ITP) of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. This experience listens to children’s stories and illustrates them live, using speech recognition, machine learning and projection. By providing a platform that empowers children with authorship over their own narratives, the goal of the project is to tackle the lack of diversity representation in media and help children grow up feeling included and visible.​ 

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Watch the thesis defense video below.

Erteki was presented at the Johns Hopkins University during the Annual Symposium by Turkmen American Scholars Association (TASA) on August 4th, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

Learn more about TASA symposium at

Akmyrat at Johns Hopkins University
Akmyrat at Johns Hopkins University
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