Panel: Short:Circuit: Cross Border Communications in New Media Between US and Turkey
After establishing an understanding of how new media is defined, examples will be drawn from practices that use digital media to comment on the techno-social environment. A comparative analysis of practices and examples will be offered to see if there are geography-specific traits. Certain historical moments, which allowed for extensive use of digital media ( such as 7th Istanbul Biennial, 2001, nomad-tv.net, dugumkume) will be researched to see if they had a lasting impact on the discussion and dissemination of digital culture.
- Burak Arikan
- Iz Öztat, born in 1981, lives and works Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her MA in visual arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul and her BA in visual arts and cultural studies with Honors at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul and taught as a lecturer at Kadir Has University between 2009 – 2011. In August 2008, she co-founded cura bodrum residency in Muğla as an investigation into self-organization and non-institutional support mechanisms. Her work has been included in Second Exhibition, Arter and When Ideas Become Crime at Depo, İstanbul. Her solo shows are READ/ OKU at PiST, Istanbul (2008), Love It or Leave It, Ohio, USA (2005) and Nothing Disappears Without a Trace, Ohio (2004).