Looking back: 2013 publications and projects from Software Studies Initiative


Phototrails: Analysis and visualization of 2.3 million Instagram photos shared by people in 13 global cities. Released 7/1/2013. Team: Nadav Hochman, Lev Manovich, Jay Chow.


The Aggregate Eye: 13 cities / 312,694 people / 2,353,017 photos. Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, October 29 – December 5, 2013. Artists: Nadav Hochman, Lev Manovich, Jay Chow. Curators: Hyewon Yi and Alise Tifentale.


Manovich, Lev. Software Takes Command. Bloomsbury Academic, published 7/4/2013. 100,000 words.

Articles and book chapters (13):

Akdag Salah, A.A., L. Manovich, A.A. Salah and J. Chow, "Combining Cultural Analytics and Networks Analysis: Studying a Social Network Site with User-Generated Content." Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp. 409-426, 2013.

Hochman, Nadav and Lev Manovich. Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Social Patterns in Instagram Photos. In proceedings of the GeoHCI Workshop in conjunction with ACM CHI 2013. Paris, France, April 2013.

Hochman, Nadav and Manovich, Lev. Zooming into an Instagram City: Reading the local through social media. First Monday, 6/1/2013.

Adelheid Heftberger. "Das Potential der reduktionslosen Visualisierung am Beispiel von DAS ELFTE JAHR und DER MANN MIT DER KAMERA von Dziga Vertov." Chronos-Verlag, Geschichte und Informatik (forthcoming 2014).

Navas, Eduardo. Modular Complexity and Remix: The Collapse of Time and Space into Search. Published in AnthroVision 1.1 (2012); released on softwarestudies.com on 4/19/2013.

Manovich, Lev. Museum Without Walls, Art History without Names: Visualization Methods for Humanities and Media Studies. Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Manovich, Lev. Media Visualization: Visual Techniques for Exploring Large Media Collections. The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Volume VI: Media Studies Futures, ed. Kelly Gates, (Blackwell, 2013).

Manovich, Lev. Visualing Vertov. First part published in Russian Journal of Communication (Taylor & Francis); second part to appear in Cinematicity, eds. Jeff Geiger and Karin Littau (Edinburgh University Press). 1/11/2013.

Manovich, Lev. The Language of Media Software. 2/18/2013. Forthcoming in The App Book, eds. Svitlana Matviyenko and Paul Miller (The MIT Press, forthcoming 2014).

Manovich, Lev. Media After Software. Journal of Visual Culture. 4/5/2013.

Manovich, Lev. Visualizing Social Photography. 11/2013. Forthcoming in Aperture #214, winter 2014.

Manovich, Lev. Software is The Message. 12/2013. Forthcoming in Journal of Visual Culture, spring 2014.

Manovich, Lev. The Algorithms of Our Lives. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 12/16/2013.