Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich

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Associate Professor Department of Visual Arts. University of California.
Artist, theoretician and critic specializing in new media. He has published more than thirty articles that have been translated into various languages and published in eighteen countries. In her texts, Manovich situates new media within a broader context of modern visual culture, relating it to the history of art and film. Manovich was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and architecture.

He arrived in New York in 1981 and began working in digital animation in 1984 at Digital Effects, one of the first commercial companies dedicated to the production of 3D animation for television and film. Manovich earned an MA in experimental psychology from New York University (1988) and a PhD in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester (1993). He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego where he teaches theory and practicals on new media. He is currently working on a book titled The Language of New Media for MIT Press.

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