The commencement of the digital age along with the rapid development of information technologies in the 21st century has led it to be defined as the age of information, where the boundaries between place and time no longer exist. It has become increasingly difficult to define what McLuhan has coined as the “global village”, a village based on communication where cultural structures are founded on technology, and constructed through differing codes. In other words, despite the fact that images, which are the most important carriers of technological culture, can transcend all kinds of barriers, individuals living in different cultures and societies perceive and understand these images in completely distinctive ways. Furthermore, it is important to ask the question of whether the process of communication brings along with it “technology”.

The term communication no doubt includes fashion, painting, textile, sculpture, all kinds of architecture, industrial and graphic design, advertising, popular culture, photograph, and mass media tools such as film, and television, as well as other products such as computer games, webpages, and newspaper and magazine design. So how are the messages created in these areas perceived? In terms of communication, what are the good and bad aspects of “technology”? How is society influenced by the “change”, “transformation” and “conversion” occurring in communication? Do McLuhan’s “technological determinism”, the “hyperreality” and the notion that all images morph into the imaginary of Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulation”, M. Castells concept of “network society” and the now very popular term of “social media” have anything in common? If we look at it more generally, what are the new approaches that have emerged in the components of communication – due to the process of technology?

CTC 2019 (Communication and Technology Congress) will take place  April 17th 2019. The Congress will bring together academics and professionals coming from different fields to discuss their differing point of views on these questions related to “Communication” while referring to “technology”. “Online” is our theme in this Congress.




April 17th 2019  Turuncu Seminar Saloon (D Block)


09.00 / 09.30



09.30 / 10.00



10.00 / 10.30

Keynote Speaker

Atıf Ünaldı


10.30 / 10.40

Coffee Break


10.40 / 12.00

  1. Session: Series and Cinema in New Media

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Özden Cankaya

Analysing The Series “Game of Thrones” From A Freudian Perspective

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayten Övür

Online Film Platforms and the Future of the Cinema

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Okan Ormanlı

New Media and Turkish Cinema

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Can Güngör

An Evaluation on Forms of Movie Watching and Interactive Cinema in Digital Age

(Netflix and Bandersnatch Movie)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Engin Başcı, Lecturer Orhan Tanakıncı

A Study of Generation Z Viewing Habits in Context of Uses and Gratification Theory:

The Protector Netflix Series Case

Assist. Prof. Dr. Adem Ayten, Res. Ast. Sema Bulat, Res. Ast. Elif İnceismail

Interactive Series on New Generation Televisions

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Akaydın


12.00 / 13.00



13.15 / 14.15

  1. Session: The New Agenda of New Media

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Yengin

Comparison of the Online Education Platforms, and Innovative Solution Proposals

Serhat Yılmaz, İhsan Emre Erol

A New Dimension in Marriage Relationship: Digital Sexuality, Its Reasons and Future

Sümeyya Olcay

Photolurking, an Example of Digital Disorder Within The Context of Digital Privacy

Phenomenon in Turkey

Assist. Prof. Dr. Nur Emine Koç

Protecting The Rights in WEB 2.0 With WEB 1.0 Instruments or Self-Defence

Ömer Kahraman Kurtoğlu, İhsan Emre Erol


14.15 / 14.25

Coffee Break


14.25 / 15.25

  1. Session: New Media, Journalism and Data

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Cem Sefa Sütçü

A Comparative Study of Fact-checking Organizations in Turkey: teyit.org and dogrulukpayi.com

Assist. Prof. Dr. Gökmen H. Karadağ, Assist. Prof. Dr. Adem Ayten

The Innovation in The Form of Crowd-Sourcing That Modern Communication Technologies

And The Online Individual Brought to Journalism Practices

Res. Ast. Sertaç Kaya

A Sample Pragmatic Analysis in Natural Language Processing: Sentimental Analysis on Movie Reviews

Prof. Dr. Cem Sefa Sütçü, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Aytekin

An Analysis On The Context of News Texts

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naciye Beril Ekşioğlu Sarılar


15.25 / 15.35

Coffee Break


15.35 / 16.35

  1. Session: New Media Applications

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. And Algül

Youtube Motivations of University Students in The Context of Uses and Gratifications Approach

Assoc. Prof. Dr. And Algül, Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysun Köktener

The Role of Influencers’ Credibility on Attitude Towards Advertising

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceyda Deneçli, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sevda Deneçli

New Media and Digital Surveillance Reflections

Res. Ast. İrem Yeniceler, Assist. Prof. Dr. Hicran Özlem Ilgın

To Examine The Transformation of Personal Image Management in the Context of Bourdieu on

Social Media

Hakan Tan

New Privacy Understanding in Social Media in Digital Society

Laman İsmayilzada, Özge Topçu


16.35 / 16.45

Coffee Break


16.45 / 17.55

  1. Session: Digitalization and Gamification

Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysun Köktener

Analysis of Virtual Reality Technology in Gamification Learning

Res. Ast. Tamer Bayrak, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Yengin

The Usage of Green Gamification For Public Interest Function of Public Relations

Assist. Prof. Dr. Gonca Yıldırım, Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Akbulut

An Evaluation of Game Mechanics and Dynamics: “Black Mirror” Series Exemplary

Berkan Bayındır, Assist. Prof. Dr. Gökmen H. Karadağ

Reflections of Digitalization on Painting

Derya Aydoğan


End of Conference (D Block)


April 17th 2019 VRlab (R Block)


13.15 / 14.15

  1. Session: Social Media, Education and Technology

Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kazan

Technology and Accreditation Process in Communication Education

Prof. Dr. Hülya Yengin

Evaluation on First Ottoman Newspapers Transition From Verbal to Written Culture

Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra Oğuzhan Yeşilova

Social Media Comments in Triangle of Belonging, Ignorance of Narcissism

Dr. Gül Dilek Türk

The Effects of Social Media Ads on Adolescents’ Perception of Consumption

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kazan, Gözde Karaman, Merve Okdemir


14.15 / 14.25

Coffee Break


14.25 / 15.35

  1. Session: New Media, Advertising and Marketing

Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuğçe Çevik

Contribution of Digitalization to The Brand Registry Applications in The Context of Globalization

Sema Gümüş

Cultural Indicators in Global Advertising Strategies An Apple Case

Res. Ast. Meriç Kılınç

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Creative Advertising in Terms of A New Work Ethic

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cebrail Sadakaoğlu

The Effect of Social Media Marketing Activities of E-Commerce Companies on Vocational School of

Higher Education Students

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuğçe Çevik

Online Cultural Transmission: A Memetic Approach to the Case of Tombili The Cat

Dilara Tekrin

 End of Conference (D Block)


CTC Venue

İstanbul Aydın University Turuncu Seminar Saloon (D BLOCK)

İstanbul Aydın University VRlab (R BLOCK)