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Manovich at Video Vortex in Brussels in October 2007 Lev Manovich is an author of books on new media theory, professor in Computer Science program at City University of New York, Graduate Center , U.S. and visiting professor European Graduate School in Saas-Fee , Switzerland . Manovich research and teaching focuses on digital humanities, new media art and theory, and software studies [ 1 ] His best known book is The Language of New Media , which has been widely reviewed and translated into eight languages. According to two reviewers, this book offers "the first rigorous and far-reaching theorization of the subject" [ 2 ] and "it places new media within the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan ". [ 3 ] Manovich's new book "Software Takes Command" will be published in 2013 by Continuum. [ edit ] Biography
Theodor Holm Nelson (born June 17, 1937) is an American sociologist , philosopher, and pioneer of information technology (IT sociolosopher). He coined the terms " hypertext " and " hypermedia " in 1963 and published them in 1965. He also has been credited with first using the words transclusion , virtuality , intertwingularity , and teledildonics . [ edit ] Career Nelson founded Project Xanadu in 1960 with the goal of creating a computer network with a simple user interface.
Manuel Castells ( Spanish : Manuel Castells Oliván ; born 1942, Hellín , Albacete , Spain ) is a Spanish sociologist especially associated with research on the information society , communication and globalization . The 2000–09 research survey of the Social Sciences Citation Index ranks him as the world’s fifth most-cited social science scholar, and the foremost-cited communication scholar. [ 1 ] He was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize , [ 2 ] for having "shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society." [ 3 ]
Herbert Marshall McLuhan , CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory . His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory , as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] McLuhan is known for coining the expressions the medium is the message and the global village , and for predicting the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. [ 3 ] Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. [ 4 ] In the years after his death, he would continue to be a controversial figure in academic circles. [ 5 ] With the arrival of the internet, however, there was renewed interest in his work and perspective. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ edit ] Life and career McLuhan was born in Edmonton , Alberta , to Elsie Naomi ( née Hall) and Herbert Ernest McLuhan.