LEV MANOVICH

LEV MANOVICH

LEV MANOVICH

Expert of the theory of New Media. Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).Director, Software Studies Initiative softwarestudies.com

Topic:

Big city trends:  how Instagram analysis allows to monitor the trends in the life of the big cities and Moscow differences from other big cities

Biography:

Dr. Lev Manovich is the author and editor of eight books including Data Drift (RIXC, 2015), ( Software Takes Command, (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001) which was described as “the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” He appeared on the list of“25 People Shaping the Future of Design” in 2013 and the list of “50 Most Interesting People Building the Future” in 2014. Manovich is a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Software Studies Lab that uses methods from computer science, media design and humanities to analyze big cultural data such as millions of Instagram images. The lab’s most recent projects were commissioned by MoMA, New Public Library, and Google. Selfiecity won Golden Award in Best Visualization Project category in the global competition in 2014; On Broadway project received Silver Award in the same category in 2015.