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

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BIO
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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DISCUSSION

3 Assistant/Associate new media faculty positions at UCSD


We are curently having a search to fill 3 full time positions - all NEW
jobs.

The ads are posted at

http://www.calit2.net/recruitment.html#five

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

First Position for Assistant or Associate Professor,
New Media Arts: Position #4-332-CRCA
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.

Second Position for Assistant or Associate Professor,
New Media Arts: Position #4-332-fAf
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

DISCUSSION

Spatial Montage, Spatial Imaging, and the Archeology of Windows: a Responce to Marc Lafia


Lev Manovich
[September 1, 2002]

Spatial Montage, Spatial Imaging, and the Arheology of Windows:
a Responce to Marc Lafia

1. Montage vs. Co-Presence.

My apologies for responding to Marc's exellent text so late - however, now
that some of you had a chance to visit Documeta 11 and to see the works he
discusses, this maybe a good moment to pick up the thread. (For those who
will not be going to Documenta, note that the Documenta installations of
Isaac Julian and Eija-Lisa Ahtila would be also included in ZKM's Cinema
Future exhibition which opens on November 15.)

I think that Marc's observations arevery perceptive and that his overall
paradigm of "the spatialization of the image" is a productive way to start
thinking about various recent practices of a time-based (and now,
"space-based" as well) moving image. I agree with Marc that "new spatial
cinema or spatial imaging" often bypasses the logic of montage (i.e.,
juxtaposition as the source of meaning and effect) in favor of other logics
- which Marc started to map out.

Yet I also think that Marc's proposal that "the whole concept and project of
montage or cinema as the place from which to speak of these new
forms, new regimes of image is wholly inadequate and a looking at the moment
in a backwards fashion" is being underminded by his own examples. He does
admit that some of the key practioners of "spatial cinema" - Sherin Neshat,
Eija-Lisa Ahtila, and Isaac Julian - all rely on the cinematic montage. And
while I agree with Marc that a number of other "spatial imaging"
installations included in the Documenta 11, or show elsewhere, do not
operate within the cinematic montage paradigm (works by Chantal Ackerman,
Lorna Simpson, Fiona Tan, Bruce Nauman at DIA), I still think that the
montage paradigm can be a useful starting point to understand how these
works function diffirently.

Eloborating what the new paradigms of spatial image are would require at
least a few articles but let me very briefly comment on one of these
paradigms. Marc writes: "the distribution of images spatially complicates
the intensity of such [montage] strategies and grammars as they are deployed
in parallel. A parallel that at times is not necessarily juxtaposition, and
may be even be thought of as a-parallel." I have the same feeling that many
"spatial imaging" works also do not rely on juxtaposition. The terms I would
use to talk about their logic is "co-existience," and "simultaneity."
Documenta installations of Lorna Simpson and Chantal Ackerman, as well as
Doug Aitkens's "Electric Earth," work not by juxtaposing images but by
adding them next to each other. In contrast to montage, where juxtaposition
of images is used to built one single whole narrative world, in these works
diffirent times and/or spaces presented in diffirent images simply co-exist.
They do not "talk" to each other as in cinematic montage - instead they
simply ignore each other. There is no single space and time they add up to.
In rhetorical terms, this is the logic of metonomy.

In "The Language of New Media" I used the quote from Foucault' lecture "OOf
Other Spaces" as a justification for the approprietness of spatial montage
today - but I now think that this quote better describes this new sense of
"co-existence" (or

DISCUSSION

Learning from Prada (PART 3)


Lev Manovich (www.manovich.net)

The Poetics of Augmented Space: Learning from Prada
[May 2002]

PART 3: BLACK BOX vesus WHITE CUBE
[posted 5/29/02]

Before we rush to conclude that the new technologies do not add anything
substantially new to the old aesthetic paradigm of overlaying different
spaces together, let me note that the new technologically implemented
augmented spaces have one important difference from Cardiff

DISCUSSION

A play to stay during Documenta opening?


I am looking for a place to stay in Kassel during Documenat opening (June 7,
8 and 9). According to Documenta people all hotels are full...any leads or
offers will be apprreciated!

Lev

DISCUSSION

Learning from Prada (PART 2)


Lev Manovich (www.manovich.net)

The Poetics of Augmented Space: Learning from Prada
[May 2002]

PART 2: Augmented Architecture
[posted 5/22/02]

I derived the term