Lev Manovich

is Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and director of the Software Studies Initiative. He is the author of Software Takes Command (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (MIT Press, 2005) and The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001).

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100 billion rows per second

The culture industry in the early 21st century

When Adorno and Horkheimer wrote Dialectic of Enlightenment, interpersonal interactions were not yet directly part of the culture industry. But now that they are, it would be wrong to assume that the technologies of the big data revolution come with built-in ideologies, writes Lev Manovich.

Atoms don't smile

A conversation with Lev Manovich

Not only is it time to modernize the humanities but also to humanize technology, says Lev Manovich, new media theorist and professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Manovich explains how to use big data to question the way we think about and study culture.

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