Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Adanır
Conference subject: Interaction Between Culture- Mentality and Cinema
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Hour: 11:00

Who is Oğuz Adanır?
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Adanır was born in 1951 in Izmir.

He completed his primary and secondary education in this city.

He completed his undergraduate, graduate and doctorate studies at Paris Sorbonne University in France. He completed his education here with his doctoral dissertation titled "The Effects of Television on an Underdeveloped Country".

Oğuz Adanır started to work for Ege University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema-TV in 1979, and since 1985, he started to work as a lecturer at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema-TV. In 1988, he was promoted to associate professor and in 1994 promoted to full-professor at the same university. Until his retirement in 2018, Adanır worked as the Head of the Department of Cinema-TV at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts.

In addition to "Scriptwriting" and "Cinema Semiotics", he gave lectures on "Simulation Theory" for the first time in Turkey, and contributed greatly to the recognition of world-renowned theorists such as Jean Mitry, Christian Metz and Jean Baudrillard.

In addition to the author's several research studies and reviews published on Cinema, Communication and Culture, he has made translations such as Auditory and Visual Meaning Production, Meaning and Expression in Cinema, Culture, Politics and Cinema, An Ironic Assumption on Contemporary Turkish Society and Culture, A New View to the Old World, A Theoretical Essay I-II-III, Universal Culture Before Capitalism / Original works such as Mentality Today / Ottoman and Others; Cinema Aesthetics and Psychology (Jean Mitry), In the Shadow of the Silent Masses or the End of the Social (Jean Baudrillard), Forgetting Foucault (Jean Baudrillard), The Mirror of Production (Jean Baudrillard), Simulators and Simulation (Jean Baudrillard), Essays on Meaning and Expression in Cinema (Christian Metz).

He is a writer and scientist with a wide range of scientific knowledge ranging from Anthropology to Psychoanalysis, from Semiology to Sociology, from Economics and History to Simulation Theory and Linguistics.

Prof. Dr. Serdar Öztürk
Date: Monday, June 15, 2021
Hour: 11:00

Who is Serdar Öztürk?
He has many articles published in national and international journals, seven books on the social and cultural history of Turkey and the sociology and philosophy of cinema, and a translation book on the sociology of communication. Öztürk has focused on the philosophy of cinema in recent years, published a series of studies on the subject, and lectured abroad. He is the founder and publisher of SineFilozofi, an international and Ulakbim TR indexed electronic refereed journal. He holds cinema and philosophy symposiums every year around the magazine.

Öztürk, who completed his license at Ankara University Faculty of Communication, his Master's degree at Gazi University Institute of Social Sciences, and his doctorate at Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences, continues to work as a lecturer at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Faculty of Communication.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Andreas Treske
Conference subject: Online Video
Date: Monday, June 16, 2021
Hour: 11:00

Who is Andreas Treske
Andreas Treske is an author, and filmmaker, writing about online video aesthetics and culture. He graduated from the University of Television and Film, Munich, where he also taught film and video post-production. He is the chair of the Department of Communication and Design at I.D. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. The Inner Live of Video Spheres (2013), Video Theory: Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video (2015), Video Vortex Reader #3: Inside the YouTube Decade (2020 with Geert Lovink), Ulus Baker - From Opinion to Images (2020 with Aras Ozgün). Since 2008, he is involved in the VideoVortex network.