Lev Manovich is a theorist and a critic of new media. He was born
in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and computer
science. He completed his education in the US. receiving an
M.A. in experimental psychology from NYU and a Ph.D. in
Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester. He
has lectured widely on digital arts, and his writings have been
published in seven countries. He is an Assistant Professor at the
University of California, San Diego. In 1995 he was awarded a Mellon
Fellowship in Art Criticism by California Institute of the Arts.
He is currently working on two books: a collection of essays on
digital realism and a history of the social and cultural origins
of computer graphics technologies tentatively entitled "The
Engineering of Vision from Constructivism to Computer"
(University of Texas Press, forthcoming.)
Lee's contribution to The Net Net:
The Death of Computer Art.
More of Lee's essays can be found at