Özge Samanci

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  • Northwestern University, School of Communication, Associate Professor


  • Evanston, Illinois, United States of America



  • Ozge Samanci is a media and comic artist. Her areas of interest include interactive art, installation art, virtual reality storytelling, interaction design, full-body interaction, location-based art, comics and graphic novels.

    In 2017 she received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. Her interactive installations have been exhibited in numerous venues internationally including FILE festival, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Currents New Media, 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), VISAP (Information Visualization Arts Program) and numerous other art galleries.

    Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015)received international press attention and was positively reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate along with many other media outlets. Dare to Disappoint has been translated into five languages. Her drawings appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine, The Huffington Post, Guernica, The Rumpus.

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