From The Verge Top 50 introduction:
"Who are the 50 most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture? Who are the 50 people whose work this year will shape the next 50 years? That's the question we ask when we assemble the Verge 50, our definitive list of the most interesting people building the future."
From the page about Lev Manovich (appearing in Artists category):
"His landmark 2001 treatise The Language of New Media broke down central visual ideas like resizable windows and file menus in intricate detail, unpacking conventions…