Friday, 08.09.2017

08.09.2017, 09:30-10:45 / KHas Galata Salon
John Postill (PhD Anthropology, UCL) is a Senior Lecturer in Communication at RMIT University, in Melbourne. Formerly he was a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT and a Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London (UCL). His publications include Localizing the Internet (2011), Media and Nation Building (2006) and the co-edited volume Theorising Media and Practice (2010, with Birgit Bräuchler). Currently he is writing a book titled The Rise of Nerd Politics(London: Pluto), and the co-edited volume Theorising Media and Conflict (with Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler). From 2018 he will be working on an anthropological history of modern media and communication provisionally titled The Cultural Effects of Media [Last updated 22 July 2017].

Can ErtunaNews Media in Turkey: Issues and Contexts.

08.09.2017, 13:30-14:45. / KHas Galata Salon

Born in 1978 in Ankara, Can Ertuna completed his undergraduate degree at the department of Sociology at the Middle East Technical University and got his Master’s degree from the Urban Political Planning and Local Governments program at the same university.  Can worked in various documentary projects as director, assistant director, researcher, and scriptwriter.  He was also the documentary film coordinator of Ankara International Film Festival in 2003 and 2004. He started working as a journalist for CNN Turk in 2005. Since 2007, he has worked as a reporter in NTV. He reports especially from conflict regions and war-ridden areas of the world. He is working towards his PhD in Media and Communication Systems in Galatasaray University.

Saturday, 09.09.2017

Yamaç OkurDynamics of Creative Industries in Turkey: TV Series

09.09.2017, 09:30-10:45 / KHas Cinema A

Yamaç Okur studied Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul. He is one of the founders of acclaimed Altyazi Cinema Magazine. He worked at various positions at Bogazici University Mithat Alam Film Center between 2003 and 2013 and contributed the institutionalisation of the Film Center. He is also one of the founders of Bulut Film established in 2007 together with Nadir Öperli, Enis Köstepen and Seyfi Teoman. Being one of the founders of New Cinema Movement in Turkey, Yamac Okur actively participated to the Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge as one of the members at the Advisory Committee between 2008 and 2013. He served as one of the members of Support Committee for Feature Films at the Ministry of Culture between 2013-2015. He had been the coordinator of the first edition of Antalya Film Forum, co-production and project development market of the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. He is a Board member at the Films’ Producers’ Association (SE-YAP). Since March 2015, he is working as an executive producer in Ay Yapim, one of the leading production companies in Turkey.

09.09.2017, 13:30-14:45 / KHas Cinema A

Christopher M. Kelty is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint appointment at ISG and in the department of Information Studies. His research focuses on the cultural significance of information technology, especially in science and engineering.  He is the author of Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press, 2008), as well as numerous articles on open source and free software, including its impact on education, nanotechnology, the life sciences, and issues of peer review and research process in the sciences and in the humanities.He is trained in science studies (history and anthropology) and has also written about methodological issues facing anthropology today.Current projects include:

  • an ethnographic study of research in nanotechnology, which focuses on new formulations of responsibility in the study of the environmental and biological implications of new materials.
  • an ongoing historical/media theoretical investigation of the development of computer science, and in particular the development of “logical instruments” such as regular expressions and l-systems.
  • a project on the history of “grey literature” in the life sciences, in particular newsletters and forms of cooperation/coordination around model organisms like the Drosophila Information Service
  • sporadic attempts to help facilitate “radical public engagement” in science through exploring how the ideas of Free and Open Source software are taken up in biology, nanotechnology and design.