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Murat Germen Instructor
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B.A of Science in City Planning ,Technical University Of Istanbul,1983-1987; M.A. of Architecture,Massachusetts Institute Of Technology,1988-1992;

Areas of Interest

Art, Photography, Visual Communication Design, Multimedia Design, Interface Design, Architecture, New Media Theory


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    • Germen, Murat (2011) "Aesthetics of serendipity: muta-morphosis", International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT), Vol.1, No.2, 25-37 (NA)
    • Germen, Murat (2010) "Using 2D photography as a 3D constructional tool within the metaverse", Metaverse Creativity, Vol.1, No.1, 35-50 (NA)
    • Book Section / Chapter

      • Germen, Murat, "Subjectivity and inadvertence in computational art: muta-morphosis", Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age, Mura, Gianluca (ed.), Hershey, PA, United States: IGI Global, October 2015, 143-158
      • Germen, Murat, "Photography as a tool of alienation: aura (Chapter 7)", Electronic Visualisation in Arts and Culture, Bowen, Jonathan P. and Keene, Suzanne and Ng, Kia (eds.), London, UK: Springer London 2013, 91-104
      • Germen, Murat, "Muta – Morphosis", Issues on Education and Research, Papanikos, Gregory T. (ed.), Athens, Greece: ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research) 2013, 73-86
      • Germen, Murat, "Sayısal baskıda renk sistemleri (ünite 1)", Sayısal Fotoğraf Baskı Teknikleri, Eryılmaz, Hüseyin (ed.), Eskişehir, Türkiye: Anadolu Üniversitesi, November 2010, 2-21
      • Germen, Murat, "Sayısal görüntüleme I (ünite 2)", Sayısal Fotoğraf Baskı Teknikleri, Eryılmaz, Hüseyin (ed.), Eskişehir, Türkiye: Anadolu Üniversitesi, November 2010, 30-52
      • Germen, Murat, "Sayısal görüntüleme II (ünite 3)", Sayısal Fotoğraf Baskı Teknikleri, Eryılmaz, Hüseyin (ed.), Eskişehir, Türkiye: Anadolu Üniversitesi, November 2010, 62-81
      • Germen, Murat, "Sayısal fotoğrafta görüntü işlem (ünite 7)", Sayısal Fotoğraf Baskı Teknikleri, Eryılmaz, Hüseyin (ed.), Eskişehir, Türkiye: Anadolu Üniversitesi, November 2010, 152-180
      • Germen, Murat, "Genel uyarılar (ünite 8)", Sayısal Fotoğraf Baskı Teknikleri, Eryılmaz, Hüseyin (ed.), Eskişehir, Türkiye: Anadolu Üniversitesi, November 2010, 186-217
      • Ayiter, Elif and Balcısoy, Selim and Germen, Murat, "3 case studies: a hybrid educational strategy for ART/SCI collaborations", Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Huang, Fay and Wang, Reen-Cheng (eds.), Taiwan: Springer 2010, 223-230
      • Germen, Murat, "Content creation and propagation: tools for subjective hegemony", Subjectivity, Creativity, and the Institution, Crouch, Christopher (ed.), Boca Raton, Florida, USA: BrownWalker Press, October 2009, 251-264
      • Papers in Conference Proceedings

        • Germen, Murat, "Warfare outcome as a ground for destruction of heritage and real estate development", Arango, Julián Jaramillo and Bubarno, Andrés and Londoño, Felipe César and Mejía, G. Mauricio (eds.), ISEA2017 - 16th International Image Festival (Bio-Creation & Peace), Bogotá D.C, Colombia: Department of Visual Design, Universidad de Caldas, and ISEA International, June 2017, 327-334
        • Germen, Murat, "Alternative cityscape visualisation: drone shooting as a new dimension in urban photography", Bowen, Jonathan P. and Diprose, Graham and Lambert, Nick (eds.), Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2016), Suffolk, UK: The Lavenham Press Limited, July 2016, 150-157
        • Germen, Murat, "Keynote talk: from analog to digital, fictive vs. documentary: an ongoing journey", Brooks, Anthony Lewis and Ayiter, Elif and Yazıcıgil, Onur Fatih (eds.), 4th International Conference on Arts and Technology (ArtsIT), New York, United States: Springer, May 2015, 1-12
        • Germen, Murat, "Istanbul Gezi Park resistance movement as public engagement in the making of place", Hanan, I. I. H. and BudimanSyamwil, I. and Silver, C. and Wand, E. and Sabana, S. and Simatupang, T. M. and Widiastuti, I. and Langi, A. Z. R. (eds.), 5th Arte Polis International Conference and Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, May 2015, 13-21
        • Germen, Murat, "The unstoppable rise of mobile imaging and aesthetics", Ng, K. and McDaid, S. and Bowen, Jonathan P. (eds.), EVA London 2014 Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London: BCS (British Computer Society), July 2014, 301-308
        • Germen, Murat, "Subjectivity in contemporary visualization of reality: re-visiting Ottoman miniatures", Dunn, Stuart and Bowen, Jonathan and Ng, Kia (eds.), EVA London 2012, London, UK: BCS (British Computer Society), July 2012, 15-22
        • Germen, Murat and Kavlak, Ahmet Emrah, "Future users, future cities: dwellers as designers", Godoy, Villazon Rafael Enrique and Peña, José Tiberio Hernández and Llach, Daniel Cardoso and Agudelo, Leonardo Parra (eds.), SIGRADI 2010 - XIV Congress of The Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics. Disruption, Modeling and Construction: Changing Dialogues, Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) Faculty of Architecture and Design, November 2010, 294-297
        • Germen, Murat and Kavlak, Ahmet Emrah, "Future users, future cities: dweller as designer", eCAADe 2010 - 28th Conference Future Cities, Zurich, Switzerland: ETH (Eldgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), September 2010, 57-64
        • Germen, Murat, "Photography as a tool of Alienation: Aura", Seal, Alan and Bowen, Jonathan and Ng, Kia (eds.), EVA London 2010, Swindon, UK: British Computer Society Publishing and Information Products, July 2010, 129-136
        • Germen, Murat, "Narrative motion on the two-dimensional plane: the “video-ization” of photography and characterization of reality", Haldane, Joseph (ed.), MediAsia 2010 - The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication, Japan: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) 2010, 24-36
        • Ayiter, Elif and Balcısoy, Selim and Germen, Murat and Sakçak, Bulut and Özdöl, Fethi Mehmet, "The reflexive campus: a study of dynamic architecture in a virtual world", International Conference on CyberWorlds, 2009 (CW '09), USA: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), September 2009, 57-62
        • Germen, Murat, "Chronophotography", Deussen, O. and Hall, P. and Gibson, S. and Hushlak, G. and Shaw, J. (eds.), Computational Aesthetics 2009 - Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization amd Imaging, Germany: Eurographics Association 2009, 151-151
        • Engin, Billur Hatice and Çetinkaya, Mehveş and Ayiter, Elif and Germen, Murat and Balcısoy, Selim, "Maestro: design challenges for a group calendar", Information Visualisation, 2008. IV '08. 12th International Conference, London: IEEE, July 2008, 491-496
        • Germen, Murat, "Redesigning architecture through photography", Dunn, Stuart and Keene, Suzanne and Mallen, George and Bowen, Jonathan (eds.), EVA London 2008, Electronic Information, the Visual Arts and Beyond, London, UK: British Computer Society, July 2008, 95-106
        • Germen, Murat, "Inadvertent - Ars accidentalis", Brown, Paul and Cunningham, Douglas W. and Interrante, Victoria and McCormack, John (eds.), International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (CAe 2008), Germany: Eurographics Association, June 2008, 1-8
        • Germen, Murat, "Reconfiguring architectural space through photography", Zreik, Khaldoun and Garcia, Everardo Reyes (eds.), Computer Art Congress 2008 / Emerging forms of computer art: making the digital sense, Paris, France: Europia Productions, March 2008, 125-134
        • Ayiter, Elif and Germen, Murat, "Looking aside: collective constructs, autarchic assemblage", Sedlak, Pavel (ed.), MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences, Prague: CIANT – International Centre for Art and New Technologies in Prague , November 2007
        • Germen, Murat, "Virtual architecture: reconstructing architecture through photography", Okeil, Ahmad and Al-Attili, Aghlab and Mallasi, Zaki (eds.), Em'body'ing Virtual Architecture, The Third International Conference of ASCAAD, 2007, Alexandria, Egypt: Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD), November 2007, 1-16
        • Ayiter, Elif and Balcısoy, Selim and Germen, Murat and Artut, Selçuk, "Propagating collaboration: an instructional methodology for artists and engineers", Schneiderman, Ben and Fischer, Gerhard and Giaccardi, Elissa and Eisenberg, Michael (eds.), 6th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C '07), New York, USA : ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), June 2007, 45-52
        • Ayiter, Elif and Balcısoy, Selim and Germen, Murat and Kaşarcı, İsmail and Türker, Uraz Cengiz and Çaylı, Merve, ""Space frames": using space, color and animation in the visualization of complex graph systems", 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2007), Washington, USA: IEEE Computer Society 2007, 286-287
        • Germen, Murat, "Kanyon reconstructed", ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery / International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, New York, NY, USA: ACM Press 2007, 266-267
        • Germen, Murat, "Reading the space as an identity:", Siggraph 2006 Conceptual Investigation: Technology, Message, and Meaning, Siggraph 2006 Art Gallery, Boston: SIGGRAPH, September 2006, 1-1
        • Germen, Murat and Artut, Selçuk and Ayiter, Elif and Balcısoy, Selim and Sharir, Yacov, "The representation and navigation of complex data", Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe: 24th eCAADe Conference, Volos, Greece: University of Thessaly, September 2006, 711-720