CCP Spring Lecture Series: Lev Manovich


6 p.m., March 19, 2020

CDSDS is a sponsor of this Lecture by Lev Manvich.

Location:  Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

How to See a City? Photography, Maps, and Data Visualization

19th and 20th century  painters, photographers, filmmakers and media artists  created many different methods to represent city life and the everyday.  In the 21st century, designers and scientists started to develop new methods using new types of urban data (social media posts, sensor networks, satellite imagery, etc.) and methods (interactive data visualization, machine learning). In his lecture, Manovich will compare older and newer methods, and discuss a number of urban data visualization projects created in the last 15 years.

Manovich will also present selected projects from my Cultural Analytics Lab, including work created for New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art in NYC (MoMA) and Google. These projects explore new ways of interacting with and exploring large photo collections. They include visualizations of 20,000 historical images from MoMA Photography collection; analysis of 2.3 million Instagram photographs shared in 3 global cities; an installation that presents life along Broadway street in NYC using 30 million data points and images, and comparison of 3840 selfies from six global cities.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies