It is a great pleasure for us to announce that Lev Manovich has confirmed his participation as anchor speaker for the kick-off meeting of the Working Group “Artificial Intelligence and Music”, to be held during the DARIAH Annual Event on Friday, May 17, 11:00-13:00 CEST. Following that, Manovich will give a keynote for the plenary closing session (13:00-14:00 CEST). The title of his keynote talk is “What Does Data Want?”. More details can be found on the website of the Annual Event: https://dariah-ae-2019.sciencesconf.org
Dr. Lev Manovich is one the leading theorists of digital culture worldwide, and a pioneer in application of data science for analysis of contemporary culture. Manovich is the author and editor of 13 books including 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 Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab that pioneered analysis of visual culture using computational methods. The lab created projects for Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, Google and other clients.