Deniz Tortum is an artist working in film, video and new media. He is a graduate of MIT Comparative Media Studies and the Open Documentary Lab. His most recent film If Only There Were Peace (co-dir Carmine Grimaldi) received the best short documentary award at Dokufest. He is currently a fellow at Harvard Film Study Center where he is working on a film about a hospital in Istanbul. Current research interests include virtual reality, machine vision aesthetics, and decentralized computing.