Lev Manovich is an artist and a theorist of new media. His book The Language of New Media
will be published by MIT Press in 2000. Manovich was born in Moscow where he studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. He received an M.A. in experimental psychology from NYU  and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester . Manovich has been working with computer animation, digital cinema, digital photography, and interactive multimedia since 1984. He has been teaching digital arts since 1992. Manovich lectures widely on new media theory and aestetics, and his writings have been published in many countries. In 1995 he was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in Art Criticism by California Institute of the Arts. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego were he teaches studio and theory classes in digital arts.
Art Entertainment Network, Lev Manovich, February 2000.