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Humanities Research Center

Speaker: Lev Manovich

[CANCELED*] On Immersion: Digitization, Humans and Network Society

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 PM  to 7:00 PM

Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

The series focuses on the post-medium condition of digital societies –where all forms of creation are translated into a numerical representation- and brings together two different voices to reflect upon the construction of culture and collective identities in informational times. The aim of the series is to articulate a conversation on the cross-disciplinary potential that this new condition fosters, and the ability of artistic practices to capitalize on such environment.

Biography of Lev Manovich:
Dr. Lev Manovich is one the leading theorists of digital culture worldwide, and a pioneer in application of data science for analysis of contemporary culture. Manovich is the author and editor of ten books including Cultural Analytics (forthcoming), Instagram and Contemporary Image, Data Drift, Software Takes Command, Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database and The Language of New Media which was described as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." He was included in 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 Cultural Analytics Lab. The lab created projects for MoMA (NYC), New York Public Library, Google and other organizations.

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