A Conversation with Lev Manovich: in memoriam Nam June Paik
Jan 29, 2021
In memoriam Nam June Paik (1932-2006), Nam June Paik Art Center invites Dr. Lev Manovich, one of leading theorists of digital culture worldwide, and presents conversation with Dr. Kim Seong Eun, director of Nam June Paik Art Center. The conversation shall be live-streamed on Nam June Paik Art Center YouTube at 3:00 PM, January 29th (Friday). Your support and attention is appreciated.
One of 15th memorial anniversary event of Nam June Paik, A Conversation with Lev Manovich, shall be live broadcast on Nam June Paik Art Center YouTube. A leading researcher in the field of Cultural Analytics which explores cultural landscape in digital environment, Dr. Lev Manovich will talk about Nam June Paik’s art and digital culture with Director Kim Seong Eun of Nam June Paik Art Center. Nam June Paik, who passed away in 2006, had sought and experimented artistic possibilities of various technologies including video. In this digital era, passing the era of the personalization of technologies that Paik forecasted several decades ago, the conversation addressing Paik’s life and art in contemporary context would bring an opportunity to commemorate Nam June Paik.
This Conversation will be live broadcast on Nam June Paik Art Center YouTube (www.youtube.com/namjunepaikartcenter), and the consecutive interpretation of Korean-English shall be provided.
Dr. Lev Manovich is one of the leading theorists of digital culture worldwide and a pioneer in the application of data science for analysis of contemporary culture. Manovich is the author and editor of 15 books including Cultural Analytics, AI Aesthetics, Theories of Software Culture, Instagram and Contemporary Image, Software Takes Command, Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database and The Language of New Media which was described as “the most suggestive and broad-ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” He was included in the list of “25 People Shaping the Future of Design” in 2013 and the list of “50 Most Interesting People Building the Future” in 2014. Manovich is a Presidential Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab. The lab created projects for the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, Google, and other clients.