Data with Lev Manovich

Data Event with Lev Manovich


Where: CTVR Dunlop Oriel House, Corner of Fenian Street and Westland Row, Dublin 2.

When: Friday September 5th 7:00pm


Booking: Seating is limited so to be sure of a place please use this eventbrite link to book a seat.

We’re thrilled to announce a D.A.T.A talk with Lev Manovich this Friday, September 5th.

Lev Manovich is an author of books on new media theory, professor in Computer Science program at City University of New York, Graduate Center, U.S. and visiting professor European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Manovich’s research and teaching focuses on digital humanities, new media art and theory, and software studies. His best known book is ‘The Language of New Media’, which has been widely reviewed and translated into nine languages. Manovich’s new book ‘Software Takes Command’ was published in 2013 by Bloomsbury and also released under a Creative Commons license Lev is no. 2 on the List of “25 people Shaping the Future of Design”:

This event is proudly sponsored by CTVR: The Telecommunications Research Centre. With special thanks to the Programmable Cities Project in NUI Maynooth.

Bio: Manovich was born in Moscow where he studied fine arts, architecture and computer programming. He moved to New York in 1981, receiving an M.A. in Experimental Psychology (NYU, 1988) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester (1993). He has been working with computer media as an artist, computer animator, designer, and programmer since 1984. His art projects have been presented by, among others, Chelsea Art Museum (New York), ZKM, The Walker Art Center, KIASMA, Centre Pompidou, ICA (London), and Graphic Design Museum (Breda, NL).

In 2007 Manovich founded Software Studies Initiative (, The lab is developing Cultural Analytics: computational analysis and visualization of patterns in massive cultural visual datasets such as millions of Instagram photos. The lab’s past and present collaborators include Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Getty Research Institute, Austrian Film Museum, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Image and other institutions.

Data: Screening of the Internet’s Own Boy and Q&A with Gabriella Coleman

Screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy” (2014) Q&A with Gabriella Coleman


When: Thursday July 10th 2014 6pm

Where: Seminar Room CTVR Dunlop Oriel House, Corner of Fenian Street and Westland Row.


The Internet’s Own Boy (2014) In life, Aaron Swartz was a force in creating today’s Web, helping write game-changing code in his early teens before turning his attentions to Internet activism. In death – an apparent suicide that came as he faced federal charges that could have sent him to prison for decades – he became a martyr of sorts, a champion for a new generation of believers that the Web, and the information on it, deserve to be free. Swartz’ story is now the subject of a documentary film.“The Internet’s Own Boy” is a tale that merges a captivating life story with a look at some of the most important legal, social and ethical issues of the digital age.

Gabriella Coleman Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Her first book on Free Software, “Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking” has been published with Princeton University Press. She is currently working on a new book on Anonymous: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: From 4chan Lolcats to Anonymous Everywhere for Verso. She has given numerous talks on hackers, digital activism, open source production and intellectual property law.


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