[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Ozge Samanci, Blacki Migliozzi & Daniel Sabio – PLINK BLINK

Artists Statement

Interactive Installation (2014)

Plink Blink is an interactive art installation that allows three participants to make collaborative music by blinking their eyes. Human beings can blink voluntarily and involuntarily but generally they do not think about blinking. Blinking goes unnoticed because it is silent, but it is also rhythmic. In this work blinking becomes an input for sound generation.

  • Ozge Samanci has an extensive background in comics and media arts. Her art installations have been exhibited in numerous venues internationally. Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2015. Samanci is a member of Northwestern University’s radio/television/film faculty (USA).
  • Blacki Migliozzi holds an MS degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech (USA) with a background in Discrete Math & Nano-Materials. He makes biologically inspired digital artifacts.
  • Daniel Sabio is a musician and studied Computational Media at Georgia Tech (USA). He has worked for Fortune 500-funded startups, major universities, non-profits and social entrepreneurs.

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