Ali SIMSEK

Turkey

Besim MUSTAFA

UK

Zane BERGE

USA

Umit INATCI

North Cyprus

Rachel BARKER

South Africa

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Ali SIMSEK,

He is currently the Director of the Institute of Communication Sciences at Anadolu University. He is a professor of Educational Communications and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the field of instructional design and his M.A. from Ankara University in the area of educational technology. He has worked at various universities in Turkey, United States, and Cyprus. He has served as an educational consultant in a number of national and international education projects. He has published extensively on the roles and influences of new technologies in education, democracy, and communications. He is a frequent presenter at national as well as international conferences. He has recently established and now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Contemporary Educational Technology journal. more...  more... (in Turkish)

 

Besim MUSTAFA,

Besim Mustafa is currently a Senior Lecturer and a Programme Leader in Computing and specialises in computer architectures, operating systems and computer networks. He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from UMIST awarded in 1973 and a MSc degree in Computing from Heriot Watt University awarded in 1985. He was also awarded a PGCert. in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Support in 2007 from Lancaster University.

Before he joined Edge Hill University he spent 30 years in computer industry as a software and hardware design, development and project engineer working for large computer manufacturers International Computers Limited (now part of Fujitsu) and Unisys.

He also worked for smaller software and electronics companies as a software designer and as a consultant. His industrial experience included such diverse areas as requirements engineering, design validation, parallel systems development, middleware design, embedded systems design and integrated enterprise applications support. more...

 

Zane BERGE,

We are sorry to inform you that Prof.Dr. Zane Berge, due to health reasons, will not be able to attend the conference and deliver his speech.

 

Umit INATCI,

Painter, poet, writer and art critic Umit INATCI was born in Limassol–Cyprus (28/11/1960). He completed his higher education in “Pietro Vannucci” Fine Art Academy in Perugia-Italy with distinction in 1984…

His ideographical signs as “paralogic writing” are deliberately spread on the surface to give shape to a prosodic rhythm which defines a poetical character of his “painting as writing”. The primitive tendencies as a ritual relationship with nature and the sense of geometrical perfection are introduced in a dualistic way which represents eclectic coherence of modern man.

Pictograms are instinctively designed as an invention of incomprehensible and incompatible language which aiming to produce signs of intellectual independency. The absurd and logic, chaos and system, light and dark, gold or silver and black, physical and metaphysical depth… the antinomy is the real habitation of his microcosmic protagonists (pictograms). Each painting is like a garden where cosmogony is being reflecting as like as the geometry of chaos. In his art the necessity of inter-subjective communication is developing the sense of comprehension in abstract way that means: decentralization of the logo centric semantics... Writing is an intellectual presence, black is geometry of emptiness, rigorous lines and hasty writing are psychological contradictions that he use them as a precondition of sub-conscience... 

Many time the presence of the primary materials as a talismanic accessory on the structure of the painting are reflecting ritual relation between me and art work. The contradiction between a shamanic instinct and scientist logic is evident, but no any mystical tendencies are being aiming to be emphasised on purpose; although it seems so.                   

Since 1993, he has worked as a faculty member in various universities. Recently, he is working as the faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication design, in Eastern Mediterranean University. He is a publisher and director of an art magazine “insanzamanmekan”. more...

 

Rachel BARKER,

Prof Rachel Barker joined Unisa in January 2000 as Senior Lecturer, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001 and is the Section Head:  Organisational Communication in the Department of Communication Science.  In November 2007, Council approved her appointment as full professor.

Prof Barker has an excellent academic track record majoring in Communication Science and obtained a BA (Communication Science) at the University of the North West, a BA (Honours) and MA in Communication Science at Unisa and a D.Lit. et Phil. at the University of Johannesburg, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria (Cum laude).  She has more than 20 years experience in governmental, non-governmental and private institutions up to directorate level and more than 11 years experience in the academic environment.  In her capacity as Head of the Department:  Communication at Unisa (Florida) from 1997 to 1999 she initiated and implemented various profound initiatives ranging from in-house training of academics to taking leadership in new academic ventures and management practices. more...