Mert Akbal

Dipl.-Künstler


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Medien und künstlerische Produktion

www.mertakbal.com

  • 2000 - 2007  Studium an der HBKSaar: Kommunikationsdesign, Malerei, Animation, Performance und Medienkunst bei den Professoren Bodo Baumgarten, Burkhard Detzler, Ulrike Rosenbach und Tamás Waliczky.
  • Seit 2008 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Medien und künstlerische Produktion) des Studiengangs Media Art & Design HBKSaar.
  • 2016 - 2019  wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Max-Planck-Instituts für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften.


Ausstellungen (Auswahl):

  • 2004 Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2004, Saarbrücken.
  • 2007 Puzzle Project / Teatrul Național Bucharest, Rumänien.
  • 2008 The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran / Hafriyat Karaköy, Istanbul, Türkei.
  • 2008 Landeskunstausstellung des Saarlandes / Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen.
  • 2012 International Forum for Pyschomotoric, Performance, Interaction  / Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.
  • 2012 Paratactic Commons  / AMBER’12 Art and Technology Festival, Istanbul, Türkei.
  • 2013 SaarArt - Landeskunstausstellung des Saarlandes  / Neunkirchen.
  • 2013 Prix d’Art Robert Schuman / Saarbrücken.
  • 2015 Transmediale Vorspiel / ACUD, Berlin.
  • 2017 SIESTA / Theater HOCHX, München.
  • 2018 Curious Dreams / Kunstverein Ulm.
  • 2018 Mirage Festival / Les Subsistances, Lyon, Frankreich.
  • 2018 International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Durban, Südafrika.
  • 2019 Oneiric Transductions / Laser Talks, Fortaleza, Brasilien.
  • 2020 Discussion Rooms / Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.
  • 2020 #2 Physical: Restitution / RectoVRso Festival- Laval Virtual, Musée-École de la Perrine - Laval, Frankreich.
  • 2021 Kosmos der Urbanen Liga  / Urbane Liga, Bundeskongress Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik 2021 - online.
  • 2021 Kosmos der Urbanen Liga  / Urbane Liga, re:publica - online.
  • 2021 ARS Electronica, Garden LASER by Leonardo ISAST, Linz, Österreich.

 

Preise und Stipendien:

  • 2008 Octobre Rouge CIGL Video Art Prize/ Mention Speciale  ESCH-SUR ALZETTE, Luxemburg
  • 2013 Prix D’Art Robert Schuman  / Nominierung, Luxemburg, Metz, Saarbruecken and Trier.
  • 2013 - 2014 TANDEM Cultural Managers Exchange Program  / Stipendium / European Cultural Foundation, Stiftung Mercator, MitOst e.V., Anadolu Kültür
  • 2015 - 2018 Graduiertenkolleg Europäische Traumkulturen »European Dream-Cultures«  / assoziierter Doktorand / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Konferenz Präsentationen:

  • Dream Connection / IASD 2012, BERN (CH) Regional Konferenz von International Association for the Study of Dreams, Universität Bern, Presentation  
  • Cybernetics Norbert Wiener in 21th Century / IEEE
    2014, BOSTON (US)
    IEEE Conference on Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener in 21st Century, Presentation
  • ACE 2014  / ACE 2014, MADEIRA (PT) Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Presentation “Akbal, M., Zehle, S., & Schmitz, M. (2014). From Technomania to the School of Things. In Proceedings of the 2014 Workshops on Advances in Computer Entertainment Conference - ACE ’14 Workshops (pp. 1–8). “ http://doi.org/10.1145/2693787.2693806
  • CHI Play / ACM SIGCHI 2015, LONDON (UK) ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Paper und Poster Presentations: “Schmitt, H., Kray, J., Schmitz, M., & Akbal, M. (2015). Training While Playing?: Enhancing Cognitive Control Through Digital Games. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (pp. 685–690). http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810322” / “Schmitz, M., Akbal, M., & Zehle, S. (2015). SpielRaum: Perspectives for Collaborative Play. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, 427–432. http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810306” / “Schmitz, M., Fehringer, B. C. O. F., & Akbal, M. (2015). Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY ’15, 91–95. http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2793139”
  • Cultural Revolution  / ISEA 2016, HONG KONG (HK) International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Presentation, Presentation “Reproduction of Dream Experience in Virtual Reality” 
  • Real of Reality / ZKM 2016, KARLSRUHE (DE) Konferenz über Film und Philosophie, Presentation “Dream as Visual Expression”
  • Intersections  / ISEA 2018 22-30.06.2018, DURBAN (SA) International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Presentation,  “Binocular Waves”. Panel Presentation, Workshop, Exhibition. 

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen:

  • From Technomania to the School of Things / Proceeding, 2014, Akbal, M., Zehle, S., & Schmitz, M. (2014). From Technomania to the School of Things. In Proceedings of the 2014 Workshops on Advances in Computer Entertainment Conference - ACE ’14 Workshops (pp. 1–8). http://doi.org/10.1145/2693787.2693806
  • Training While Playing?: Enhancing Cognitive Control Through Digital Games  / Proceeding, 2015, Schmitt, H., Kray, J., Schmitz, M., & Akbal, M. (2015). Training While Playing?: Enhancing Cognitive Control Through Digital Games. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (pp. 685–690). http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810322
  • SpielRaum: Perspectives for Collaborative Play. / Proceeding, 2015, Schmitz, M., Akbal, M., & Zehle, S. (2015). SpielRaum: Perspectives for Collaborative Play. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, 427–432. http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810306
  • Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts  / Proceeding, 2015, Schmitz, M., Fehringer, B. C. O. F., & Akbal, M. (2015). Expressing Emotions With Synthetic Affect Bursts. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY ’15, 91–95. http://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2793139
  • Active vision varies across the cardiac cycle, 2018, Stella Kunzendorf, Felix Klotzsche, Mert Akbal, Arno Villringer, Sven Ohl, Michael Gaebler (2018). Psychophysiology, doi: 10.1111/psyp.13322. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/18/283838.full.pdf
  • "OpenVirtualObjects: An open set of standardized and validated 3D household objects for virtual reality-based research, diagnostics, and therapy.", 2019, Johanne Tromp, Mert Akbal, Eva Maria Quinque, Felix Klotzsche, Leonardo Pohl, Arno Villringer, Stephan Krohn, and Michael Gaebler. In ICVR 2019 - International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR) 2019 Jul 21 (pp. 1-2). IEEE. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frvir.2020.611091/full
  • Multidimensional evaluation of Virtual Reality paradigms in clinical neuropsychology: the VR-Check framework, 2020, Stephan Krohn, Johanne Tromp,  Eva Quinque,  Julia Belger,  Felix Klotzsche, Sophia Rekers, Paul  Chojecki, Mert  Akbal, Cade Andrew  McCall, Arno Villringer. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH.      ISSN 1438-8871 http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/156797/
  • Forward optic flow is prioritised in visual awareness independently of walking direction, 2021, Motyka, P., Akbal, M., & Litwin, P.  Plos one, 16(5), e0250905. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0250905