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Why living forever is boring, as told by a professor from New York to the people of Voronezh

Why living forever is boring, as told by a professor from New York to the people of Voronezh
Lev Manovich gave a video lecture at Voronezh State University.

The project of the Goethe Institute in Moscow and Colta.ru portal “The Earth Is Flat - How to read media?” organized a screening of Lev Manovich’s video lecture and an open discussion at Voronezh State University.

The project is aimed primarily at the development of media focus in Russia with training for teens and schoolchildren. For example, how not to fall for fakes, how to make successful media, and not succumb to cyberbullying. The video lecture was by Lev Manovich, a theoretician of new media and digital culture, a professor of Computer Science at New York University. Born in the Soviet Union, but before the collapse, he left the country and lived most of his life in America.

The video lecture focused on the development of new media, world perception, digital culture, fake news, and the impact of technology on human consciousness and perception. In the 21st century, the media, on the one hand, united society, but at the same time divided it into small groups of people according to their interests. And the very concept of mass media is fundamentally different from what it was in the 20th century. Initially, it included only radio, newspapers and television, but now everything has changed.

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