Lev Manovich on Tracing Ideas “Everywhere”

“If you have millions of these texts in your possession, you can, on the level of words, phrases and keywords, trace various terms—how they emerge and how they migrate.”
Lev Manovich, new media scholar and researcher, on his current project Everywhere. A database of 4.3 million events—and their descriptions—in 200 countries that took place between 2003 and 2019, “it allows tracing the route of ideas through the world—and beyond the traditional centres.”

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