The Age of Algorithms

Interview with Professor Lev Manovich


  • Jacek Mikucki University of Warsaw
  • Lev Manovich The Graduate Center, City University of New York



interview, algorhitms, digital culture, culture analysis

Author Biography

Lev Manovich, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dr. Lev Manovich is a leading theorist of digital culture, and a pioneer in using big data to study visual culture. He was included in the list of „25 People Shaping the Future of Design” in 2013 and the list of „50 Most Interesting People Building the Future” in 2014. He is the author and editor of 14 books including Cultural Analytics, AI Aesthetics, Theories of Software Culture, Instagram and Contemporary Image, Software Takes Command, Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database and The Language of New Media which was described as „the most suggestive and broad-ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” Manovich is a Presidential Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab. The lab created projects for the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, and other organizations.


Fuller M. (2003). Behind the Blip: Essays on the Culture of Software. London: Autonomedia

Manovich L. (2020). Cultural Analytics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Manovich L. (2013). Software Takes Command. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Manovich L. (2021). The Language of New Media. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Manovich L., Arielli E. (2021). Artificial Aesthetics: A Critical Guide to AI, Media and Design.




How to Cite

Mikucki, J., & Manovich, L. (2021). The Age of Algorithms: Interview with Professor Lev Manovich. Central European Journal of Communication, 14(2(29), 343-349.