Art History Lecture: Lev Manovich, April 26

On Friday, April 26th at 2pm (VCU Student Commons, Theater), the VCU Department of Art History presents, “How to compare one million images? Visualizing patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, print, and user-generated content,” a lecture by Lev Manovich, digital humanities innovator and theorist in digital culture and media art. Dr. Manovich is a Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, a Director of the Software Studies Initiative, and a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School (EGS). Dr. Manovich blogs at See also his publications in VCU Libraries collections.

Dr. Manovich’s current research is focused on Cultural Analytics – the use of computational and visualization techniques to analyze massive cultural data sets. Using these techniques, large sets of images can be compared as data – as in this video that examines an image set of Mark Rothko paintings.