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Instagram and Contemporary Image (2016)

by Lev Manovich

This new book combines qualitative and quantitative methods to offer analysis of contemporary photography created by millions of Instagram users worldwide.


The posts from 2018-2016 are on our archive site: www.softwarestudies.com.

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04 February 2017

Lev Manovich to deliver a keynote lecture at “Coding Dürer,” an international hackathon for art history

  • Albrecht Dürer, Melencolia I. 1514. Detail.

Lev Manovich is a keynote speaker at “Coding Dürer,” a five days international and interdisciplinary hackathon for art history and information science.

The goal of this hackathon is to bring art historians and information scientists together to work on data from Europeana, Europe’s digital platform for cultural heritage.

“Coding Dürer” will take place in Munich, Germany, March 13-17, 2017. The keynote lecture will be open to the public.

12 October 2016

"What Makes Photo Cultures Different?" We compare images shared in five global cities along 1000 dimensions

  • Stylistic clusters of Architecture images. Detail.

Our paper compares content, photo techniques and visual styles of 100,000 Instagram images shared in a number of global cities. We use computer vision to detect 1000 types of content and 50 aesthetic features and then compare the images on these dimensions using three different methods.