Born 1960 in Moscow. Studied fine arts, architecture and computer science. M.A. in cognitive science from NYU (1988) and Ph.D. in visual and cultural studies from University of Rochester (1993). Professor of visual arts at University of California in San Diego, where he teaches new media art and theory.
- Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture, Chicago University Press, 1993.
- The Language of New Media, MIT Press, 2001.
- Digital Constructivism: What Is European Software? An exchange between Lev Manovich and Geert Lovink. November 1998. http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9811/msg00063.html