A Conversation with Yagiz Mungan, CODAME Artist
A series of interviews of Artists and Speakers featured at the CODAME ART+TECH Festival  by Irene Malatesta
Yagiz Mungan, interdiscipinary artist
Interdisciplinary artist Yagiz Mungan creates work that blends VR/AR, sound/music, interaction, performance, virtual worlds and gaming. He is especially interested in generative strategies of creating visuals and sound, and ways to use technology to push the boundaries of human perception and emotional response. His work often aims to recontextualize familiar experiences, or addresses uncanny technological encounters in modern life.
Mungan holds an MSc in computer engineering and MFA in interactive arts, and has exhibited his work around the world. For the 2018 CODAME ART + TECH Festival, Mungan will be exhibiting a project called Illy, an AI that communicates via sound without language.
This year’s CODAME Festival, codenamed #ARTOBOTS, will feature 4 days of installations, workshops, talks and more, all centered around the expanding influence of artificial intelligence and robotics in the modern world. In this conversation, Mungan discusses those themes and more, including his background and early sound experiments, how he mixes various technological mediums to create new media art, and how VR can help us experience the impossible.