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Info-Aesthetics: Information and Form / Lev Manovich at the LSE

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Jose-Carlos Mariategui <[log in to unmask]>

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Info-Aesthetics: Information and Form
Lev Manovich
University of California, San Diego

Tuesday 22 April, 2008
3.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Studio Ciborra
Fifth Floor, Tower One
London School of Economics and Political Science

The unprecedented growth of information puts new pressures on  
contemporary societies. We need to invent new ways to interact with  
information, new ways to represent it, and new ways to make sense of  
it. How are artists, designers, and architects are responding to these  
challenges? Rather than trying to defend ourselves against  
"information glut," can we approach this situation creatively as the  
opportunity to invent new forms appropriate for our information-rich  
world?

Since 2000, Lev Manovich has investigated these questions in a project  
called Info-Aesthetics. The concept of info-aesthetcis allows us to  
relate together a wide range of cultural phenomena, including some of  
the most interesting projects in a variety of areas of contemporary  
culture: cinema, architecture, space design, fashion, interface  
design, motion graphics, visual art, computer science, and, of course,  
information visualization. In his presentation Lev Manovich will  
report on his latest findings, showing some of the most exciting  
projects produced to date.


Dr Lev Manovich is a Professor in the Visual Arts Department,  
University of California San Diego. He is also Director of the  
Software Studies Initiative at the California Institute for  
Telecommunications and Information Technology and a Visiting Research  
Professor at the iCinema Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney  
and at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmith College, London.  
This presentation is a part of Professor Manovich's forthcoming book  
Info-aesthetics: Information and Form.

Please note places will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis  
- registration is not required.

For any further queries regarding this seminar or to request  
information about future events please contact Frances White, Research  
Coordinator ([log in to unmask])

For more info:  http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/newsAndEvents/2008events/Manovich.htm

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