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Instagram and Contemporary Image

by Lev Manovich

This 2017 book available free online combines qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze contemporary photography created by millions of Instagram users worldwide.

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22 January 2018

Theories of Software Culture (Теории софт-культуры): New Book by Lev Manovich in Russian

  • Lev Manovich. Theories of Software Culture. 2017.

New book by Lev Manovich in Russian: Theories of Software Culture (2017). Манович Л. Теории софт-культуры (Нижний Новгород: Красная ласточка, 2017). 208 pages, ill. ISBN 978-5-9908655-2-5

28 November 2017

Visual Earth: the first study to analyze the growth of image sharing on Twitter around the world

  • Map showing the locations of 100 million image tweets shared between 09/2011—06/2014 (random sample from the complete dataset of 270 million tweets). Learn more on the project website Visual Earth.

  • Map showing the 100 cities used in our study. The size of each circle corresponds to the total number of visual tweets shared in the central part of a given city. Learn more on the project website Visual Earth.

Visual Earth is the first study to analyze the growth of image sharing on Twitter around the world in relation to economic, geographic, and demographic differences. We use a unique dataset of 270 million geocoded images shared on Twitter around the world between 09/2011—06/2014. We also look in detail at image sharing trends in 100 urban areas situated on five continents.