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Manovich, Lev

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I was born in Moscow where I studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. In 1981 I moved to New York; since 1984 has been working with computer media as am artist, computer animator, designer, programmer, educator, critic, and theorist In the 1980s.

My work is focused on investigating the new aesthetic possibilities of new media, particularly it the area of a moving image. I believe that new media opens up many exiting opportunities to redefine cinematic language. I am particularly interested in the possibilities of deriving a narrative from a database, algorithmic editing, and multi-frame formats. The project Soft Cinema OS submitted in this application is my largest new media project to date, and it is designed to investigate these possibilities.

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