Ozge Samanci

Ozge Samanci is a media and comic artist. Her areas of interest include interactive art, interactive narrative, interaction design, full-body interaction, comics and graphic novels, digital-interactive media theory, and location-based art.

Her interactive installations have been exhibited in numerous venues internationally including FILE festival, SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques), The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, WRO Media Art Biennial, Athens International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, University of California Botanical Gardens, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), ACE (Advances in Computer Entertainment), TEI (Tangible and Embedded Interaction) and numerous other art galleries.

Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015) received international press attention and was reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate, New Republic, Paste Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, PBS-Chicago Tonight, the Daily Beast, Smithsonian APA along with many other media outlets. Dare to Disappoint has been translated into Korean, Dutch, and Turkish. Her drawings appeared in Slate magazine, The Huffington Post, Guernica magazine and The Rumpus.

Education

PhD Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology
MA Communication Studies, Ohio University
MA Film and Television, Istanbul Bilgi University
BA Mathematics, Bogazici University


Publications

BOOKS

2015, Dare to Disappoint (autobiographical graphic novel), MacMillan: Farrar Straus and Giroux

2004, Animasyonun Onlenemez Yukselisi (The Irresistible Rise of Animation), Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, Istanbul

BOOK CHAPTER

2015, Earthquakes in Film: Exploring Visual Strategies, In Film on the Faultline, Edited by Alan Wright, Intellect Press.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2015, Fast Forwarding through Turkey's Last Ten Years with Ordinary Things, Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 2.2 (2015): 307-334.

2014, Embodied site-specific animation, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 20.1 (2014): 14-24.

2011, From Site-specific Comics to Location-based Comics: Ordinary Things, Planting Comics, The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association (2011): 25.

2006, Lynda Barry’s Humor: At the Juncture of Private and Public, Invitation and Dissemination, Childish and Professional, International Journal of Comic Art 8.2 (2006): 181-199.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS --Published by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Press--

2014, Ozge Samanci, Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi, Daniel Sabio, Plink Blink: Collaborative Music Production via Blinking Eyes, In Proc. Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE’14), ACM Press.

2014, Ozge Samanci, Impact of Digital Media on Comics. In Proc. SIGGRAPH'14, ACM Press

2012, Ozge Samanci, Anuj Tewari. Expanding the Comics Canvas: GPS Comics. In Proc. Fun and Games Conference, In Proc. Fun and Games (FnG’13), ACM Press, 27-34.

2010, Ozge Samanci and Anuj Tewari, GPS Comics: Seeing thru Walls. In Proc. SIGGRAPH’10 Posters (single page publication), ACM Press.

2008, Aimee Rydarowski, Ozge Samanci, and Ali Mazalek, Murmur: Kinetic Relief Sculpture, Multi-Sensory Display, Listening Machine. In Proc. Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI’08), ACM Press, 231-238.

2007, Ozge Samanci, Yanfeng Chen, and Ali Mazalek, Tangible Comics: A Performance Space with Full-body Interaction, In Proc. Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE’07), ACM Press, 171-178.

BOOK/FILM REVIEWS

2015 Fall, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey- Film review for “Real Women Have Curves” ISSUE 42. p. 308-309.

2014 Fall, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey- Film review for “In Your Eyes” ISSUE 40. p.186-188.

2014, Journal of Film and Video Vol. 66, No. 3 (Fall 2014), pp. 57-59, Book review for “That’s All Folks?. Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features”

2013, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey- "Remembering Gore Vidal", Issue 35-36, Book Review for "Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation"

Recent Awards and Honors

2015, Clarence Simon Award for Teaching and Mentoring 

Courses

RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Interactive Arts
RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Computer Code as Expressive Medium
RTVF 398-0 Symposium: Issues in RTVF: Criticism & Theory of Digital Interactive Media
RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Layout and Storyboarding
RTVF 398-0 Symposium: Issues in RTVF: Graphic Novels
RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Interactive Comics
RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Drawing for Media
RTVF 379-0 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Interactive Narrative

Ozge Samanci

Associate Professor

Department:

Radio/Television/Film

Office:

Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Room 213
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone:

847-467-1500