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Lev Manovich

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Lev Manovich is an artist and a theorist of new media. He was born in Moscow where he studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. He received an M.A. in experimental psychology from NYU [1988] and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester [1993]. Manovich has been working with computer animation, digital cinema, digital photography, and interactive multimedia since 1984. He has been teaching digital arts since 1992. Manovich lectures widely on new media theory and aestetics, and his writings have been published in many countries.

2003 - 2003 The Baltic Center inaugural media artist residency, Newcastle
2002 - 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship
2002 - 2002 2002 Fellow, The Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin
2002 Digital Culture Fellow 2002, The Digital Cultures Project, University of California, Santa Barbara
2001 - 2002 Academic Senate Research Fellowship, UCSD
2000 Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego / New Media Art and Theory, Visual Arts Department
2000 Visiting Professor at the University of Art and Design, Helsinki / Media Lab
1999 Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam / Department of Film and Television
1999 Visiting Professor at Stockholm University / Department of Cinema Studies
1996 - 2000 Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego / New Media Art and Theory, Visual Arts Department
1996 Critic in residence, Medialabor Munich, Munich
1995 - 1996 Mellon Fellowship in Art Criticism, California Institute of the Arts
1993 - 1996 Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County / Imaging and Digital Arts, Visual Arts Department
1989 - 1993 Ph.D.-Study at the Universityof Rochester / Coursework in art history, literary theory, film theory and cultural studies.
Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies, Dissertation title: "The Engineering of Vision from Constructivism to Virtual Reality"
1985 - 1988 Study at New York University / M.A., Department of Psychology, 1988
1982 - 1985 Study at New York University / B.A., 1985
Gallatin Division 1983-1984
Department of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, 1982-1983
1977 - 1979 Study at the Moscow Institute of Architecture
1974 - 1975 School of Fine Arts, Moscow

Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Manovich, Lev. »Subjects and Styles in Instagram Photography (Part 2).«
Manovich, Lev. »Subjects and Styles in Instagram Photography (Part 1).«
Manovich, Lev. »Competitive Photography and the Presentation of the Self.«
Manovich, Lev and Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. Data Drift: Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century. Riga: RIXC, LiepU MPLab, 2015.
Manovich, Lev and Mehrdad Yazdani. »Predicting Social Trends from Non-photographic Images on Twitter.«
Manovich, Lev. »The Science of Culture? Social Computing, Digital Humanities, and Cultural Analytics.«
Manovich, Lev. »Data Science and Computational Art History.« International Journal for Digital Art History (JUNE 2015).
Manovich, Lev and Alise Tifentale. »Selfiecity: Exploring Photography and Self-Fashioning in Social Media.«
Manovich, Lev. »Exploring urban social media: Selfiecity and On Broadway.«
Manovich, Lev. The Illusions. A BIT of The Language of New Media.. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2014.
Manovich, Lev and Alise Tifentale and Mehrdad Yazdani and Jay Chow. »The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 Hours in Kyiv.«
Manovich, Lev. »Watching the World.« Aperture magazine , no. 214 (2014).
Manovich, Lev. Software Takes Command. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
Manovich, Lev. »The Algorithms of Our Lives.« The Chronicle of Higher Education (DECEMBER 2013).
Manovich, Lev and Nadav Hochman. »Zooming into an Instagram City: Reading the Local Through Social Media.« First Monday (JULY 2013).
Manovich, Lev. »Visualizing Vertov.«
Manovich, Lev. »Media After Software.«
Manovich, Lev. »How to Follow Software Users.«
Manovich, Lev. »Museum Without Walls, Art History Without Names: Visualization Methods for Humanities and Media Studies.«
Manovich, Lev. »Style Space: How to compare image sets and follow their evolution.«
Manovich, Lev and Jeremy Douglass and Tara Zepel. »How To Compare One Million Images?.«
Manovich, Lev. »Cultural Software.«
Manovich, Lev. »Media Visualization: Visual Techniques for Exploring Large Media Collections.«
Manovich, Lev. »From Reading to Pattern Recognition.«
Manovich, Lev. »Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data.«
Manovich, Lev. »There is Only Software.«
Manovich, Lev. Software Culture. Milan: Edizioni Olivares, 2010.
Manovich, Lev and Jeremy Douglass and William Huber. »Understanding Scanlation: How to read one million fan-translated manga pages.«
Manovich, Lev. »What is Visualization?.«
Manovich, Lev. »Cultural Analytics: Visualizing Cultural Patterns in the Era of “More Media”.«
Manovich, Lev. »How to Follow Global Digital Cultures, or Cultural Analytics for Beginners.«
Manovich, Lev and Jeremy Douglass. »Visualizing Temporal Patterns in Visual Media.«
Manovich, Lev. »Introduction to Info-Aesthetics.«
Manovich, Lev. »The Practice Of Everyday (Media) Life.«
Manovich, Lev. »Designing Shanghai, or Why East is the new West.«
Manovich, Lev. »What Comes After Remix?.«
Manovich, Lev. »Information as an Aesthetic Event.«
Manovich, Lev. »Understanding Hybrid Media.«
Manovich, Lev. »Alan Kay’s Universal Media Machine.«
Manovich, Lev. »After Effects, or Velvet Revolution (Part 2).«
Manovich, Lev. »After Effects, or Velvet Revolution (Part 1).«
Manovich, Lev. »Import/Export: Design Workflow and Contemporary Aesthetics.«
Manovich, Lev. »Social Data Browsing.«
Manovich, Lev. »Friendly Alien: Object and Interface.«
Manovich, Lev. Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.
Manovich, Lev. Black Box- White Cube. Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2005.
Manovich, Lev and Arjen Mulder. »"Metadating" the Image.« In Making Art of Databases, edited by Joke Brouwer. Rotterdam, NL: V2_ Publishers, 2003.
Manovich, Lev. Soft Cinema. Karlsruhe: ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, 2002.
Manovich, Lev and Andrea Zapp. »Computerisation and Film Language.« In New Screen Media. Cinema/Art/Narrative, edited by Martin Rieser. London, Karlsruhe: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Manovich, Lev. Metamediji. Belgrade: Centar za savremenu umetnost [Center for Contemporary Arts], 2001.
Manovich, Lev. Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Brouwer, Joke and Arjen Mulder and Scott et. al. Lash. Making Art of Databases. Rotterdam, NL: NAi Publishers, 2003.
Rieser, Martin and Andrea Zapp. New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative. London, UK: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.