Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich is the author of Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (MIT Press, 2005) and The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001), which is hailed as "the most suggestive and broad-ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." He is a Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego and a Director of The Lab for Cultural Analysis at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.

Essays by this author

On Soft Cinema: Mission to Earth


Lev Manovich describes a filmic methodology for the information age: narratives structured on the logic of databases. The delegation of a large part of the editing Mission to Earth to a computer results in a product that is “between narrative and a search engine.”