[ISEA2011] Panel: Burak Arikan & Iz Öztat – Lo­ca­tion of Dig­i­tal Media

Panel Statement

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).