Ozge Samanci, Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi & Daniel Sabio – Plink Blink

“Plink Blink”, an interactive art installation, allows three participants to make collaborative music by blinking their eyes. Human beings can blink voluntarily and involuntarily but generally they do not think about it. Blinking goes unnoticed because it is a silent action. In contrast to its quiet nature, blinking is rhythmic. As a result, it is a resourceful input for sound generation. We wanted to link two sensory organs, eyes and ears, creating a playful and surprising environment.

Ozge Samanci has an extensive background in comics and media arts, and is a published comics artist. Her interactive-digital media installations and other collaborative works have been exhibited in numerous venues internationally including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE), Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI), Tech Museum at San Jose, WRO Media Art Biennial, Athens International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, Eyedrum Gallery, Evanston Art Center. Her analog installations and images have been exhibited at the University of California Botanical Gardens, Art House Coop, Sycamore Place Gallery, Gallery KG52 in Stockholm, Armory Center for Arts, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, and Arcade Gallery. Her autobiographical graphic novel, Dare to Disappoint, will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2015.

Blacki Migliozzi holds an MS degree on Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech with a background in Discrete Math & Nano-Materials. He makes biologically inspired digital artifacts. He is a design researcher and he specializes in User-Centered Evaluation, Usability and Human Factors.

Daniel Sabio is a musician and studied Computational Media at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked on big projects for Fortune 500-funded startups, and for major universities as well as non-profits and social entrepreneurs.