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A Cinematic Talk with Peter Greenaway

Academic, painter and master of cinema, Peter Greenaway, will release his new film, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato”, this year. Prior to the film’s release, Mr. Greenaway will meet with designers in a talk organized by Koç University Design Lab.

At the event that will take place as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial, and with support from the SGKM and the Social Sciences Institute, Greenaway will speak about the passionate transformation of his cinema into a present-tense, multi-screen and non-narrative one. By exhibiting the phases he experienced in this remarkable and challenging journey Greenaway will show four films which he considers that might aid his optimism: A HISTORY OF ITALIAN DESIGN commissioned by the MILAN DESIGN MUSEUM, ATOMIC BOMBS DROPPED ON THE PLANET EARTH, a speculative venture, THE TOWERS – LUCCA HUBRIS, commissioned by the CITY OF LUCCA in Italy, and VERONESE’S THE MARRIAGE commissioned by the CINI FOUNDATION in Venice. While discussing these films, he will share with us his critique on the Death of Cinema.

Admission Free, Invitation Only
23 October 2014, 19:00 – Sevgi Gönül Cultural Center Koç University Sarıyer

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Researchers from Design Lab will be presenting three papers at the the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI’ 14). The conference will take place between 26-30 October 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. Researchers from Design Lab will attend the conference to present their work.

The first paper, “DubTouch: Exploring Human to Human Touch Interaction for Gaming in Double Sided Displays” by Oğuz Turan Buruk and Oğuzhan Özcan, investigates the potential of mediating social touch and face-to-face interaction through a conceptual interactive environment. The work has been received well due to its novel topic – the investigation of the social aspects of emerging interaction techniques – and hands-on design approach.

The second paper, “Hotspotizer: End-user Authoring of Mid-air Gestural Interactions” by Mehmet Aydın Baytaş, Yücel Yemez and Oğuzhan Özcan presents knowledge gained from the design and evaluation of Hotspotizer, an application for authoring mid-air gestures for use with the Kinect sensor. The work has received praise for its innovative and hands-on approach.

The third paper, “Notes from the Front Lines: Lessons Learnt from Designing for Improving Medical Imaging Data Sharing” by Paweł Woźniak, Andrzej Romanowski, Asım Evren Yantaç and Morten Fjeld, presents results from participatory design studies in a children’s hospital, aiming to identify needs and design constrains in a foetal-heart imaging unit. This work is the result of an international collaborative effort involving researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and Poland’s Lodz University of Technology.