Who i am
Interactive Media Developer based in L.A.
I am a creator; it’s how I feed my instinctive hunger to be connected to others. I have loved interdisciplinary art forms from a young age. I've been editing photos, drawing, building with Lego, and making short films since I could hold a mouse. I made a contract with digital media: if I can imagine it, help me create it.
This thrilling ride is my way of being involved in creative work that transects multiple mediums and engages many people. The thrill comes from projecting an idea into a tangible form that can be shared with the greatest audience in the shortest time. The contract I made with digital media remains in force.View Work
Augmented Reality Developer
- Augmented Reality
- Graphic Design
Developing Augmented Reality applications for industry leading clients and organizations around the globe, including the IEEE, Qualcomm, and SxSW Interactive. I am creating the applications using the Unity3D Game Engine, with the Vuforia Image processing plugin. I am also responsible for UI design and 3d modeling.
- Web & Game Development
- Virtual Reality
- Web design
Industry Connections Member
- Standards Development
- Maintaining Archives
IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) is leading campaigns and projects to ensure that AR reaches its full potential as an enhancement to human life and information use. While advertising and other commercial uses will be obvious drivers of early AR adoption, the educational, artistic, and socio-political aspects of AR should be nurtured equally.https://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ar/
- Cognitive Science
- Innovation: Digital Entrepeneur
- 3D Animation & Special Effects
Studied an interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on neuroscience, computational modeling and linguistics.
Minor in Digital Entrepreneurship, prompted by desire to implement solutions to social or environmental issues.
Additionally, completed a specialization in 3D Animation & Special Effects.
What i do
Los Angeles Times
"USC junior Serhan Ulkumen's vision stole the show. With the help of Costa Mesa developer Sal Raimi and three friends, Ulkumen -- wearing running shoes, athletic shorts, wristbands and a headband -- showed off the basics of the running app."Via LA TIMES
"It’s definitely a unique experience because we are all from different backgrounds and talents, however we’ve all come together to try and figure out what the future of storytelling will look like,” says Serhan Ulkumen, a junior in the class studying media arts and cinema. “The biggest challenge so far has been keeping a balance between our fantasy or dream app ideas and the reality of where technology currently is."Via USA Today