"Özge Samanci, a media artist and graphic novelist, is an associate professor in Northwestern University’s School of Communication. She completed her PhD in digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2009 to 2011, she was an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Currently She is Holtzbring Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
Samanci’s interactive installations have been exhibited internationally, including at FILE festival, SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques), The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, WRO Media Art Biennial, Athens International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art). Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) was reviewed in the New York Times, Guardian, Slate, New Republic, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Daily Beast, and the Smithsonian, among others, and has been translated into Korean, Dutch, Turkish, Italian."