How to compare one million images? Visualizing patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, and print media

Friday March 23, 2:00 pm -8:00 pm

OCAD U President's Speaker Series: Lev Manovich: "How to compare one million images? Visualizing patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, and print media"

Auditorium (both workshop and talk), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

A free workshop and talk
Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University (OCAD U) welcomes renowned digital culture theorist, data visualization artist and educator Lev Manovich on Friday, March 23. He will give a free practical workshop (2 to 5:30 p.m.) and lecture (6:45 p.m.) exploring the dynamic field of information and scientific visualization. Both events are open to everyone; (registration for the workshop is required).

A celebrated thinker, designer, digital media artist, and programmer, Lev Manovich is the publisher of several books, including The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), considered to be the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media to be published, and hailed as "the most suggestive and broad-ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan." His other publications include Software Takes Command (released under CC license, 2008) and Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005).

In The Language of New Media, an accessible and insightful study, Manovich places digital media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses digital media's reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame, and shows how digital media creates the illusion of reality and engage audiences. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as the interface and database.

Register for the workshop (Free)
OCAD University Auditorium (both workshop and talk), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca/rsvp

Event details
Date: 
Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 14:00 - 20:00
Location: 
100 McCaul Street
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