The human body could be compared to a clock; heartbeat, blinking, breathing … the rhythmic functions of our autonomic nervous system mark the passage of time. The very continuity of such autonomic bodily functions means that they go unnoticed, as does the passage of time. While we cannot control the progress of time, in Sneaky Time participants have the opportunity to symbolically do so. The clock only moves and ticks when the participant blinks; the synchronous sound created foregrounds this silent, usually unnoticed activity, subtly reminding both participant and viewer of their mortality. ozgesamanci.com vimeo.com/46451082
- Ozge Samanci is an Assistant Professor in the Radio, Television and Film Department, Northwestern University, and a former Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Art Practice Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA. She has an extensive background in comics and media arts, and is a published comics artist. Her interactive-digital media installations and other collaborative works have been exhibited in numerous venues including Tech Museum San Jose, SIGGRAPH, Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE), Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI), Eyedrum New Media Gallery and Sonic Generator Concert Series. She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media (School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology), authored the book Animasyonun Onlenemez Yukselisi (The Irresistible Rise of Animation), published in Istanbul, and is currently working an autobiographical graphic novel, Dare to Disappoint, under contract.
- Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi is a HCI graduate student at Georgia Tech (USA) with a background in Discrete Math & Nano-Materials. vimeo.com/blacki