Lev Manovich
Since the beginning
Works in La Jolla, California United States of America

Lev Manovich (manovich@ucsd.edu) is an artist, a theorist and a critic of
new media. He has published more than forty articles on new media
aesthetics which have been translated into many languages and reprinted in
eighteen countries. In his writings, Manovich places new media within the
larger context of modern visual culture, relating it to the histories of
art and cinema. Manovich was born in Moscow where he studied fine arts and
architecture and participated in the underground art shows. Moving to New
York in 1981, he begun working in 3-D computer animation in 1984 at Digital
Effects. Manovich received an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from New York
University (1988) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the
University of Rochester (1993). He is on the faculty of the Department of
Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego where he teaches studio
and theory classes in new media. His book "The Language of New Media" will
be published by MIT Press in 2000. His articles and projects are available
at http://jupiter.ucsd.edu/~manovich
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Software > culture | lecture at UC Berkeley March 17

Lev Manovich

Lecture at UC Berkeley


date: Thursday, March 17

time: 5:30 pm

145 Dwinelle Hall
University of California at Berkeley




Soft Cinema installation at Chelsea Art Museum

MISSION TO EARTH (Soft Cinema Edition)
A Media Installation by Lev Manovich
Exhibit In The Project Room @ Chelsea Art Museum, NYC
556 West 22nd Street, @ 11th avenue
January 8


UCSD Digital Media Production and Theory job

UCSD Department of Communication


Digital Media Production and Theory.
The Department seeks a
professor, strongly preferred at the assistant or early associate level,
who is a creative producer/scholar in digital media arts with a strong
background in critical studies and who can work with a faculty that
spans the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Specialization
areas may include but are not limited to: net art, net radio, electronic
performance, interactive installation, electronic curating, computer
music, digital sound, robotics, architectural design; conceptual or
public media art, and transitions between old and new media forms. We
seek applicants who are engaged with digital media scholarship and who
are qualified to teach at the graduate level and in areas of the
curriculum beyond production. Candidates should hold a PhD, MFA or
equivalent qualifications and have a strong exhibition record and
demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
Additional sites that may be of interest:

Send vita, statement of research and teaching interests, one work sample
(a single publication or media work), home page URL, and contact
information for three references by October 30, 2004 (late applications
will be accepted) to:

Professor Lisa Cartwright.
Department of Communication (0503)
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA 92093-0503


Data-mining the subject

Office for Computational Design Thursday, April 1, 2004


txtkit - Visual Text Mining Tool 1.1.0

txtkit is an Open Source visual text mining tool for exploring large
amounts of multilingual texts. This multiuser-application mainly focuses
on the process of reading and reasoning as a series of decisions and
events. To expand this single perspective activity txtkit creates
content recommendations through collaborative filtering. The software
requires Mac OS X 10.3 and Internet access.
Technologies used: Objective-C, OpenGL, Java, MySQL

Free download at <http://www.txtkit.sw.ofcd.com>

txtkit was commissioned by Prof. Hans Ulrich Reck, co-author of the
concept and project director with Prof. Georg Trogemann of KIT (Kunst.
Informatik. Theorie. / Art. Computer Science. Theory.), a research
project based at the Art and Media Studies department at the Academy of
Media Arts Cologne. KIT is a part of the KUBIM programme, financed by
the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMB+F) and Lander
Ministries for Education or Science and Culture.

Currently available text sources

There are three sources at the moment:
- HUReck_ArtMediaTheory.en.txtkit ( Hans Ulrich Reck / english )
- HUReck_Collection.de.txtkit ( Hans Ulrich Reck / german )
- LManovich_NewMediaResearch.en.txtkit ( Lev Manovich / english )

Any suggestions for other free text sources are welcome!
About Schoenerwissen/OfCD

Berlin based Schoenerwissen/OfCD (Anne Pascual & Marcus Hauer)
specializes in the design and development of information architectures
and interfaces. Our design strategies integrate the use of new
technology, theory and experimentation. We seek for advanced information
infrastructures that provide spatial and temporal contexts serving as
frameworks for exploration and dynamic decision making.

In 2002 the project Minitasking - a visual gnutella client has been
recognized by an Award of Distinction of the Prix Ars Electronica and
received the transmediale Software Award in 2003.

More information at <http://www.sw.ofcd.com> or contact us at

If you want to receive the txtkit newsletter you should send a message
to <mailto:announce@sw.ofcd.com?subject=newsletter> with your name and
e-mail address. It's pretty easy.
Project Related Links

- <http://www.kubim.de>
- <http://www.khm.de/kmw/kit>


Correction: only two new jobs this year

Corrections to my earlier positng - its only two jobs this year: one "new
media art" and one "humanities"

So here is the correct info:

We are curently having a search to fill 2 full time positions - all NEW

The ads are posted at


(note that the web site mistakengly lists two "new media art" position - its
the same job)

Here are the summaries.
Note that the officila application deadline is march 10 but applications
will be considered after that data as well.

Assistant or Associate Professor, New Media Arts
University of California, San Diego
Candidates should have creative and/or theoretical work that demonstrates
a substantial engagement with computing in any field
of the arts such as (but not limited to) the visual
arts, music, theatre and/or dance. The position will
be affiliated with the New Media Arts area of the California
Institute of Information Technology and Telecommunications
[Cal-(IT)? - http://www.calit2.net ], and with the Center for Research in
Computing and the Arts (CRCA - http://www.crca.ucsd.edu ).
The position will involve teaching within the Interdisciplinary
Computing in the Arts Major and the development of new
digital arts graduate programs. The candidate will join
one of the departments of Visual Arts, Music, or Theatre
and Dance. PhD, MFA or commensurate professional experience
is required.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Humanities
University of California, San Diego
As part of the newly created California Institute of Information
Technology and Telecommunications (Cal-(IT)?), UCSD is
seeking to hire an outstanding assistant or beginning
associate professor in a humanities field whose research
addresses or engages the development of information technology
and telecommunications. The appointment will begin July
1, 2004 or thereafter. This position will be affiliated
with Cal-(IT)? and will have a primary appointment in
the appropriate humanities department (Literature, History,
or Philosophy