Lev Manovich will describe several characteristics of visual generative media that he considers particularly significant or novel.


Lev Manovich, Presidential Professor of Computer Science, City University of New York's Graduate Center


7:00pm - Computer Arts Society Chair Introduction
7:05pm - Moderator's Introduction
7:10pm - Speaker, Lev Manovich
8:00pm - Questions, answers and Dialogue
9:00pm - Event end


Lev will describe a number of characteristics of visual generative media (i.e., “GenAI") that he believed are particularly significant or novel.

His arguments draw on both the history of art from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and the recent history of digital media over the last forty years. They also reflect his experience as an artist trained in traditional art techniques and then started working with computers in 1984.

He will also discuss the ideas behind some of his generative artworks included in his recent personal exhibitions, “Unreliable Past” and “Memory, Draw" (2023-2024).

About the speaker

Lev ManovichLev Manovich – is an artist, author, and one of the world's most influential digital culture theorists. Currently, he is the Presidential Professor of Computer Science at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab. His books include Artificial Aesthetics, Cultural Analytics, AI Aesthetics, Instagram and Contemporary Image, Software Takes Command, and The Language of New Media.

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Date and time
Wednesday 15 May, 7:00pm - 9:00pm