Lev Manovich. AI Aesthetics. Moscow: Strelka Press, 2018.
AI plays a crucial role in global cultural ecosystem. It recommends what we should see, listen to, read, and buy. It determines how many people will see our shared content. It helps us make aesthetic decisions when we create media. In professional cultural production, AI has already been adopted to produce movie trailers, music albums, fashion items, product and web designs, architecture, etc.
Book by Lev Manovich in Russian: "Theories of Software Cultures:"
Манович Л. Теории софт-культуры (Нижний Новгород: Красная ласточка, 2017). 208 pages, ill.
This first in-depth study of Instagram by Lev Manovich combines methods from art history, media studies, and data science, and draws on computational analysis of 16 million Instagram photos shared in 17 global cities since 2012. The data collection and analysis were performed in Manovich's Cultural Analytics Lab in the Qualcomm Institute (UCSD Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology).
The four parts of the book were written between 12/…