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Lev Manovich! March 22nd

Hi everyone — busy week next week! On Thursday, March 22nd, Lev Manovich will be at York.

He will be holding a workshop in ACE
3:30-6 p.m.

Manovich is a Professor at the Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he teaches practical courses in digital art as well as history and theory of digital culture. He also founded and directs the Software Studies Initiative at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2), which facilitates work in the emerging field of software studies. The lab is also developing a new paradigm of Cultural Analytics: data mining and visualization of patterns in large cultural data sets. Manovich is also Visiting Research Professor at Goldsmith College (London, UK), De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). Among Manovich’s accomplishments is receipt of a National Endowment for the Arts Humanities High-Performance Computing grant (2008), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002-2003), a Digital Cultures Fellowship from UC Santa Barbara (2002), a Fellowship from The Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin (2002), and a Mellon Fellowship from Cal Arts (1995). His writings have been published in over thirty countries, and he has delivered more than 300 lectures, seminars and workshops around the world over the last ten years.

the workshop:

In 2007 Lev Manovich established Software Studies Initiative to develop “Cultural Analytics” – intuitive visual techniques and software tools for exploring massive sets of cultural images and video in new ways. The examples of lab work include visualization of artistic development of van Gogh, Mondrian, Rothko and other artists;
mapping the “design space” of variations in hundreds of Google logos; exploring visual languages of manga by analyzing one million manga pages; and many other projects which take on everything from motion graphics to 19th century American newspapers. The lab received grants from both National Science Foundation (NEH) and National Science Foundation, and its visualizations have been included in many exhibitions.
In this workshop Manovich will lead the participants though the number of lab’s project, discussing the methods and practical techniques which make them possible. Participants will be introduced to powerful open source ImageJ digital image processing platform used in all these projects, and the lab’s recently released free ImagePlot software.

Event details and free registration:

Tue, March 13 2012 » futurecinema2_2012

One Response

  1. taravat March 23 2012 @ 7:29 am

    i was thinking how cool it would be to bring this idea into the AR and physically walk through it, or back up from it and have the astral view of it!