Lev Manovich is a Presidential Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A theorist of digital culture, he is the author and editor of 14 books including “Artificial Aesthetics: A Critical Guide to AI, Media and Design” (with Emanuele Arielli), “Cultural Analytics”, “AI Aesthetics”, “Theories of Software Culture”, “Instagram and Contemporary Image”, “Software Takes Command”, “Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database” and “The Language of New Media”. He is also founder and director of the Cultural Analytics Lab, dedicated to computational analysis and visualization of massive cultural visual datasets in the humanities, which created projects for the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, and other organizations.
Manovich’s digital art projects were shown in over 100 group and personal exhibitions worldwide. He also played a key part in creating three new research fields: new media studies (1991-), software studies (2001-), and cultural analytics (2007-), and since 1999 he presented over 700 lectures, seminars, and master classes in North and South America, Asia, and Europe.