Lev Manovich (www.manovich.net) is Professor at the Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego where he teaches new media art and theory. He is the author of The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture (Chicago University Press, 1993) as well as many articles which have been published in 28 countries. The Language of New Media has recieved over 40 reviews and is being translated into Italian, Korean, and Chinese. According to the reviewers, this book offers "the first rigorous and far-reaching theorization of the subject" (CAA reviews); "it places [new media] within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan" (Telepolis). Manovich's awards include Guggenheim Fellowship 2002-2003, Mellon Fellowship from Cal Arts, 2002 Digital Cultures Fellowship from UC Santa Barbara and 2002 Fellowship from The Zentrum f¸r Literaturforschung, Berlin. Manovich was born in Moscow where he studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. He moved to New York in 1981, receiving an M.A. in Cognitive Science (NYU, 1988)] and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester . His Ph.D. dissertation The Engineering of Vision from Constructivism to Computers traces the origins of computer media, relating it to the avant-garde of the 1920s. Manovich has been working with computer media as am artist, computer animator, designer, and programmer since since 1984. His art projects include little movies, the first digital film project designed for the Web (1994), Freud-Lissitzky Navigator, a conceptual software for navigating twentieth century history, and Anna and Andy, a streaming novel (2000). His works has been included in many key internatioonal. In 2002 ICA in London presented his mini-retrospective under the title Lev Manovich: Adventures of Digital Cinema. Manovich has been teaching new media art since1992. He has also been a visiting professor at California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, University of Amsterdam, Stockholm University, and University of Art and Design, Helsinki. Manovich is in demand to lecture on new media around the world. Since 1999 he has delivered over 140 lectures in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Manovich initiated 1984 the Videonnale Bonn. He was director of the ZKM Video Library from 1992 to 1994, and since 1993 he is Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Design. As well as authoring and editing numerous publications (including Duchamp und die anderen. Der Modellfall einer k¸nstlerischen Wirkungsgeschichte in der Moderne, 1992; Media Art Interaction. The 1980s and '90s in Germany, 2000; Kunst als Sendung. Von der Telegrafie zum Internet, 2003; Vom Readymade zum Cyberspace. Kunst/Medien Interferenzen, 2003), and curating many exhibitions (e.g., 1994 Minima Media, MedienBiennale Leipzig) he is coeditor of the Internet project mediaartnet.org. Since 2006 he is Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., in Linz, Austria.