Lev Manovich is the author of Software Takes Command (released under CC license, 2008), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001) which is described as “the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” Manovich is a Professor in Visual Arts Department, University of California – San Diego, a Director of the Software Studies Initiative at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2), and a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School (EGS).
I think its a good idea to listen to the man himself. Maybe while reading Soft Culture so heres a podcast link …how handy 🙂Free Podcast 🙂
I think this quote really sums up the work being done by Lev and his research. “In addition to our practical work, we at Software Studies Initiative are equally interested in exploring such larger questions. We believe that they can only be productively addressed using “software studies” approach, i.e. in depth understanding of software technologies behind cultural analytics.”
Here in the video below we see what is described to use in Software Culture.