Recent Submissions

  • Understanding images of environmental resistance : village women from ‘Gokova’ to ‘Yesil Yol’ 

    İrhan, Mehmet Can (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    In 1984, a group of women occupied the road of Gökova to block the experts of electric institution who came to Gökova for technical measure works for the thermal power plant construction. The newspapers wrote the event as ...
  • Analyzing alternative sports media in Turkey : a case study on Socrates Magazine and Yazıhane 

    Tanık, Deniz Can (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    Especially in the last century, sports extended its scope and began to be followed by wider audience. Enhancements in the fields of communication and broadcasting enabled people to be more engaged and knowledgeable on ...
  • Esports : alternative fandom research in Turkey 

    Özbıçakçı, Samet Taygun (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    A fan can be anyone who has both potential media consumer and producer. Fandom as we call, is a community of fans interested in a specific media context such as actor, author or TV series. This study is about the developing ...
  • Non realist tendencies in new Turkish cinema 

    Can, İclal (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    The realist tendency which had been dominant in cinema became more apparent with Italian neorealism affecting other national cinemas to a large extent. With the changing and developing socio economic and cultural dynamics, ...
  • Audience reception of teen TV dramas : experience of romance and pleasure 

    Güneş, Hava Sare (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    Teen TV dramas are one of the mediums that provide people with conventional, socially constructed ideals about love which are culturally related to and presented with gender and morality. This thesis mainly discusses how ...
  • Resonant field: a critical analysis of user interface design in digital media 

    Tunalı, Erhan (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    This thesis analyzes user interface design process in digital media. New methodologies, new perceptions, new approaches and new technologies help unfolding new understandings within this paradigm. Within the shifting nature ...
  • Occupation of twitter during gezi movement in Turkey 

    Kutay, Can (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This thesis will attempt to analyze the occupation of social networking site Twitter by Gezi protestors just like any other offline public place like Gezi Park and the deoccupation process of the same platform by the ...
  • The role and importance of icons on mobile graphical user interface 

    Kanmaz, Zahide İdil (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This research investigates how icons evolved throughout the history as a fundamental part of the mobile user interface design, the connection between icons’ visual representations and audience’s perception, the functional ...
  • Repetition in film form the case of Kim Ki-Duk 

    Akyel, Esma (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This thesis mainly deals with repetition in film form. Repetition which is a key concept shows itself in many different forms. In philosophy there are several perceptions at stake. In art forms in which it is structured ...
  • Graphics interchange format (Gifs) as micro movies 

    Erdem, Eda (Bilkent University, 2015)
    GIFs have become much more than they initially promised; they are much more than a format, and they are a mode of expression as well as a creative act as micro movies. Micro movies have been around since the capture of ...
  • Vısual language of Kawaii: Aestheticization of everyday life 

    Soysal, Ilgın Side (Bilkent University, 2015)
    The notion of “Cute” has been studied as a global aesthetic form in consumer and popular culture. Aside from being a dominant aesthetic of mass culture, the cute also became a form of expression with increasing virtual and ...
  • Apocalypse Now : pro-war sentiments in an "anti-war" film 

    Danış, Baran (Bilkent University, 2007)
    In this study, the film Apocalypse Now is analyzed in terms of its ideological function and messages by using the textualist approach of screen theory. The film is examined as both a pro-war and anti-war film which reveals ...
  • The elevator ride: in fact and fiction 

    Mirza, Narjis (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    The Elevator is the intersection of space, time, and sound. Space that designs a democratic communication and interaction among people from all walks of life, time that is amplified and in motion, and sound, that is in ...
  • Our work in progress: instagram-sourced participatory storytelling installation 

    Aslan, Mert (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    This thesis analyses the current relation between art and audience, focusing on the collective creativity in social media and the function of audience collaboration in the art zone. Attempting to define the act of artistic ...
  • Plurality of online intimate partners and its impact on exclusivity of cyber-love 

    Tuncez, Meriç (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    Online courtship practices and the nature of virtual relating have been evolved within the last decades thanks to the introduction of hypermediacy, ubiquitous computing, location awareness, and geosocial tagging that creates ...
  • Social TV ratings: a multi-case analysis from Turkish television industry 

    Temel, Erdem Akın (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    In recent years, viewing habits of TV viewers and television itself have changed significantly thanks to the integration of exponentially developing web technologies to continuously evolving mobile devices. Televised ...
  • My imaginary world: an analysis of styles in polish animation in terms of invention and experimentation 

    Brzozowska, Maria (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    This thesis accompanies my short animation My Imaginary World. The paper explores experimentation with animation. The thesis looks at experimental animation; it’s meaning and explores whether there is a specific way of ...
  • Color fingerprints of directors 

    Savcı, Mehmet Nebi (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    This thesis presents a new analysis and determination method and its example application for the presence of the Kolorit (color use characteristics) specific for a director in his/her films. This characteristic if present ...
  • What a drag? Popular culture and the commodification of "Feminine" -other bodies 

    Baştürk, Tonguçnaz Seleme (Bilkent University, 2016-01)
    This thesis explores the issue of the appropriation of emancipatory potential in an advanced capitalist society, particularly through neoliberal discourse that maintains patriarchal ideology, through an analysis of ...
  • Interactive music wunderkammer 

    Uslu, Doğa (Bilkent University, 2016-01)
    This thesis accompanies my artwork prototype, an interactive music Wunderkammer for a vaporwave musician. This artwork aims to provide a new media prototype to express the artist‟s vision. I am going to provide consult ...

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