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3 days ago

Alum Bo Ruberg's Book Reviewed in Feminist Media Studies

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg's book Video Games Have Always Been Queer reviewed in Feminist Media Studies. Read more

4 days ago

Richard Koci Hernandez Featured in PeerSpace

Richard Koci Hernandez is named one of the top 6 fine art photographers in San Francisco by Peer Space. Read more

4 days ago

Alum Bo Ruberg Leads Inclusive Streaming Initiative at UCI

We're thrilled to see our alum Bo Ruberg leading the fantastic new Inclusive Streaming Initiative! Read more

1 week ago

ATC Video Now Online: Kevin Delaney Read more

13 Sep, 2019

Ken Goldberg: Recycling with Robots

Students at Berkeley worked artist and robotics professor Ken Goldberg to experiment innovative ways of using robotics for recycling. Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory Exhibited by Schloss & ZKM Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Camille Crittenden: Part of California Government Blockchain Working Group Read more

10 Sep, 2019

Trevor Paglen as the Fall 2019 Lamar Dodd Chair at UGA

The University of Georgia awards Trevor Paglen with the Lama Dodd Professional Chair as he joins them this year to teach an interdisciplinary seminar. Read more

10 Sep, 2019

Lyman Dispatch: Cherise McBride

Chelsea McBride shares how the support of the Peter Lyman fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

06 Sep, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Brian Bartz in Trevor Paglen's Studio

Artist Brian Bartz worked on custom computer-vision algorithms in alum Trevor Paglen's art studio in Berlin. Read more

05 Sep, 2019

Asma Kazmi Receives 2019 Hellman Fellowship Read more

04 Sep, 2019

BCNM at NWSA 2019

BCNM alumni, faculty, and students will present at the National Women's Studies Association 2019 conference in San Francsico.  Read more

02 Sep, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux Named the 2019-2024 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media Read more

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

More in the media from faculty Abigail De Kosnik, Nicholas de Monchaux, Ken Goldberg, and Tom McEnaney; and alumni Jenni Higgs, Andrea Horbinski, Jane McGonigal, Trevor Paglen, Ritwik Banerji and Jen Schradie.  Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Keith Feldman on Racism and Refugees

Keith Feldman published a striking op-ed on racism and refugees in the Daily Cal. Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

(TED photo by Ryan Lash via Flickr) Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Orbital Reflector in College Art Association Reviews

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector was reviewed in College Art Association Reviews Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Tom McEnaney Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Meditative Story

McGonigal was featured on Meditative Story, a podcast from Thrive Media Read more

23 Aug, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual in Fobias Fonias Fagias Read more

22 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Tory Jeffay on Photographic Evidence & Police Body Cameras Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal in Invest Like the Best

Alum Jane McGonigal was featured on podcast Invest Like the Best by the Investors Field Guide Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

Alum Bo Ruberg was a guest on YouTube channel, Team LFG  Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Juliana Friend on Sutura

Juliana traveled to Senegal to study shifting notions of digital privacy and publicity. Read more

20 Aug, 2019

BCNM at ELO 2019

Alex Saum Pascual and Kyle Booten discussed wideranging topics including e-lit's social function and art in the age of mechanical reproduction! Read more

20 Aug, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in KPFA

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie and digital activism was featured on KPFA's Against the Grain! Read more

20 Aug, 2019

Malika Imhotep in New Life Quarterly

DE student Malika Imhotep's review of Sula by Toni Morrison was in New Life Quarterly Read more

19 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: KC Forcier on the Computational Loop in Network Culture

KC examined how artworks engage with the looping logic of code, with its potential for ongoing and indefinite temporality, and how this relates to the perception of temporality in networked culture as similarly indeterminate. Read more

19 Aug, 2019

We're Hiring: 2019-2020 Student Assistants

Join the BCNM communication and events team! Read more

18 Aug, 2019

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep on Toni Morrison and Digital Humanities

Malika presented “On Sethe’s Back: rememory, afro-cyborgues and black feminist ante-humanism" at the 2019 American Literature Association annual meeting. Read more

17 Aug, 2019

Ken Goldberg Chief Scientist of Ambidextrous Robotics

Ambidextrous Robotics builds on DexNet, the patent-pending Dexterity Network developed by Goldberg and Mahler. Read more

16 Aug, 2019

Rebecca Levitan Summer Dispatch: Polychromy in Athens

This summer, Rebecca traveled to Athens to study architectural sculpture and figural graffiti using cutting edge imaging. Read more

15 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't Featured in the Washington Monthly

Richard John's article "Why the Left Is Losing the Information Age" showcases Schradie's research on digital activism and inequality. Read more

14 Aug, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at New Approaches to Transmedia Language Pedagogy International Conference

Alex presented the keynote at this fantastic interdisciplinary conference. Read more

13 Aug, 2019

Juliana Friend on Anthropology of/as Revolutionary Dreaming

Juliana published her article in Cultural Anthropology as part of the series, Culture at Large 2018 with Robin Kelley. Read more

12 Aug, 2019

BCNM Faculty, Students, Staff Advise on and Support Proposed Legislation on Digital Media Literacy

Senator Klobuchar has introduced Digital Media Literacy legislation at the 116th Congress, with support from several BCNM faculty, students, and staff.

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11 Aug, 2019

Interview with Koci Hernandez in ASMP

The American Society of Media Photographers featured Koci Hernandez in "Questions with an Educator." Read more

11 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg at FDG 2019

Ruberg presents "Necklines and ‘Naughty Bits’: Constructing and Regulating Bodies in Live Streaming Community Guidelines." Read more

08 Aug, 2019

Alumni Amy Koehler-Catterson and Jenni Higgs Publish on The Multiple Meanings of Scale

The article, co-authored with Richard Paquin Morel and Cynthia Coburn, was published in Educational Researcher. Read more

08 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie at ASA 2019

The American Sociological Association's 2019 theme is "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World" Read more

07 Aug, 2019

Laura Lozano Marín on Alex Saum Pascual's Poetry

Lozano Marín studies the characteristics of electronic poetry written by females. Read more

05 Aug, 2019

Camille Crittenden in Brahms in Context

Camille Crittenden contributed the chapter on "Vienna" to the book Brahms in Context. Read more

05 Aug, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang at ASLE 2019

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Thirteenth Biennial Conference was held at UC Davis in June. Read more

04 Aug, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen at Art Encounters Biennial

Romania's Art Encounters Biennial running Sept 20-Oct 27 features alum Trevor Paglen. Read more

04 Aug, 2019

Damon Young Publishes Ironies of Web 2.0

Issue 2 "How to be Now" of Post 45 features Damon Young's investigation of irony in the age of the internet. Read more

03 Aug, 2019

Training Humans at Fondazione Prada

Alum Trevor Paglen joins Kate Crawford for the Fondazione Prada exhibition, running from 12 Sep 2019 – 24 Feb 2020. Read more

20 Jul, 2019

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Books for Sirens

Alum Andrea Horbinksi is on the Sirens team reviewing fantasy literature by women authors. Read more

18 Jul, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Screenshots for Fotomuseum

Jacob writes for the blog Still Searching on a history and theory of the computer screenshot. Read more

16 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie on The Debate

Alum Jen Schradie spoke on France 24 on whether Democrats can mobilize their base for 2020. Read more

16 Jul, 2019

Bayal Kaymanen (Dancing Smoke) at Berkeley August 2nd! Read more

15 Jul, 2019

Camille Crittenden at CENIC 2019

Camille spoke on the Pacific Research Platform. Read more

15 Jul, 2019

Christo Sims on How Idealistic High-Tech Schools Often Fail to Help Poor Kids Get Ahead

Alum Christo Sims published his essay in Zócalo Public Square. Read more

14 Jul, 2019

Trevor Paglen at the Vienna Biennale

Alum Trevor Paglen The Vienna Biennale for Change takes place from May 29 to October 6, 2019 with the theme BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World. Read more

13 Jul, 2019

Applications for our Fall 2019 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to assist with conference attenddance.  Read more

13 Jul, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Reviews The Noisy Renaissance

The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson discusses the history of tower bells. Read more

12 Jul, 2019

William Morgan on Calculative Reason and its Reproduction

William presented "Calculative Reason and its Reproduction" at the 2019 Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL) Conference in Klagenfurt, Austria. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

ATC 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from a stellar season, featuring luminaries such as Roxane Gay and Adam Savage! Read more

11 Jul, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

11 Jul, 2019

BCNM at DIS 2019

BCNM presented their latest research at the CM Designing Interactive Systems 2019 conference on Contesting Borders and Intersections. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

Commons Conversations 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights for this responsive series that delves into the impact of new media on our current political and public climate. Read more

10 Jul, 2019

Berkeley Talks: #SandraBlandMystery: Aaminah Norris on the transmedia story of police brutality

(Photo by Meg via Flickr) Read more

10 Jul, 2019

Bo Ruberg on the Precarious Labor of the Queer Indie Game Maker

Bo's article appeared in a Special Issue of Television & New Media on Contested Formations of Digital Game Labor. Read more

09 Jul, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Interviewed in Vox

Vox talks to Jen about "Why conservatives are winning the internet." The Revolution That Wasn't ​explains why digital activism helps conservatives more than liberals. Read more

09 Jul, 2019

HTNM 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from this incredible program, featuring Molly Steenson and Safiya Noble! Read more

08 Jul, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on The Big Think

Jane shares the benefits of bringing positive emotions to your work through play. Read more

08 Jul, 2019

Fall 2019 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

08 Jul, 2019

New Co-Authored Paper Deep Model Predictive Control by Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg contributed to "Extending Deep Model Predictive Control with Safety Augmented Value Estimation from Demonstrations." Read more

07 Jul, 2019

Interview with Alum Jen Schradie in the Indy and WUNC

Jen discusses her book The Revolution That Wasn't in North Carolina, where much of her research was based. Read more

06 Jul, 2019

Black Feminist Theory Study Atlas Co-created by Malika Imhotep Now Available Read more

06 Jul, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on Video Games Have Always Been Queer at UCLA

A great recap of Bo's visit to UCLA was featured in The Daily Bruin. Read more

05 Jul, 2019

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Ken shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects. Read more

04 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution that Wasn't in Wired

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't is featured in Wired's "14 Must-Read Books of the Summer." Read more

04 Jul, 2019

Trevor Paglen & Kronos Quartet's Sight Machine at the Barbican

Alum Trevor Paglen collaborated with the Kronos Quartet to present Sight Machine on July 11th, 2019 at the Barbican. Read more

03 Jul, 2019

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2019

Ken Goldberg co-authored several papers presented at ICRA 2019. Read more

03 Jul, 2019

Poetry by Malika Imhotep in Scalawag

Scalawag sparks critical conversations about the many Souths, amplifying voices of activists, artists, and writers to reckon with Southern realities as they are, rather than as they seem to be. Read more

01 Jul, 2019

Announcing the New Berkeley Center for New Media Director

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

25 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie on Conservatives' Use of Social Media to Move Their Agendas

Jen Schradie published "Conservatives Use Social Media to Move Their Agendas Much More Than Liberals Do" in Newsweek. Read more

25 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep at Cosmic Mumbo Jumbo

Cosmic Mumbo Jumbo, a screening program curated by Erin Christovale, followed by a conversation between the curator and Ra Malika Imhotep. Read more

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

Ken Goldberg at BrainBar, on home robots and the relationship between robots and retirement. Nicholas de Monchaux on the moon suit at the Santa Fe Institute. Alum Bo Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer in Real Life. Alum Jane McGonigal on the gamification of the warehouse. Alum Trevor Paglen on Our Privacy Mess and at Art Basel. Alum Jen Schradie at the Microworks Platform Conference. Read more

24 Jun, 2019

Stephanie Tang on the Heart Sounds Bench

Stephanie Tang received a BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to work on Speculating the Smart City under the mentorship of Noura Howell. Read more

23 Jun, 2019

BCNM at Creativity and Cognition 2019

BCNM students faculty and alumni put up a strong showing at ACM's Creativity and Cognition 2019 conference!  Read more

22 Jun, 2019

Welcoming Keith Feldman to BCNM's Executive Committee Read more

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Quoted in Le Monde

Can video games help raise awareness about ecological causes? Alum Alenda Chang weighs in on the debate in a recent Le Monde article on video games and environmentalism. Read more

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Interviewed in Sounds from the Spires

Listen to this podcast on how Tiffany uses her career to lift up diverse composers. Read more

20 Jun, 2019

Damon Young Promoted to Associate Professor! Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alenda serves as one of the founding co-editors of a new journal, Media + Environment. Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at OECD 2019 Forum

Jen's panel focused on People-Power vs. Populism. Read more

18 Jun, 2019

BCNM at SIGGRAPH 2019

Jacob Gaboury and alum Bo Ruberg will speak at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Read more

17 Jun, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik & Keith Feldman Interviewed by the New Books Network

Co-editors Gail & Keith discuss #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation on Lily Goren's podcast. Read more

16 Jun, 2019

Arianna Ninh on Alterwear

Arianna Ninh received a BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to work on Alterwear under the mentorship of Molly Nicholas. Read more

15 Jun, 2019

All Woman Team Critiques Optimization Culture in NWMEDIA 190: Critical Practices

The students' commentary on our culture's enthusiasm for supplements is now showing in the CITRIS Tech Museum. Read more

13 Jun, 2019

Videos from 2019 DataEdge Now Available

BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor this School of Information conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. Read more

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

11 Jun, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Regimes of Identification

Jacob Gaboury recaps an incredible year as a 2018 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant recipient. Read more

09 Jun, 2019

Ken Goldberg's TechCrunch Video Now Online

Ken spoke to Michael Jordan on Artificial Intelligence: Minds, Economies and Systems that Learn. Read more

09 Jun, 2019

Alum Grace Gipson Reviews Walking Raddy on Baby Dolls in New Orleans

Alum Grace Gipson published "The ‘Baby Dolls’ of New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Self-Creation," a review on  Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans in Black perspectives. Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Camryn Bell on Algorithmic Gentrification with Will Payne

Camryn received an BCNM undergraduate research fellowship to work on Algorithmic Gentrification under the mentorship of Will Payne. Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Qian Yu on Computer Relationships at CHI 2019

Qian presented "I Almost Fell in Love with a Machine: Speaking with Computers Affects Closeness and Self-disclosure" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

07 Jun, 2019

Stefanos Geroulanos HTNM Video Now Online Read more

06 Jun, 2019

William White on the Digital Heritage of People's Park

William White received a 2019 Faculty Seed Grant for "The People's Park Digital Heritage Project." Read more

05 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep in The Body Political

Malika Imhotep performs in a radical body-positive burlesque and variety show. Read more

04 Jun, 2019

Greg Niemeyer at the Palo Alto Cultural Center

Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen's Network Paradox Scroll on exhibit from June 15-August 25!  Read more

03 Jun, 2019

Alum Christo Sims at the Business & Society Research Seminar

If you're in Paris, join Christo Sims on June 13th for his talk on Disruptive Fixation! Read more

02 Jun, 2019

Will Payne on Critical GIS at AAG

Will Payne presented "Crawling the City: Mobilizing Free Labor in the Spatial Data Economy" at the American Association of Geographer's 2019 Conference. Read more

01 Jun, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on BBC's Invisible Networks with James Bridle

In this episode, "Invisibe Networks," alum Trevor Paglen investigates how technology is changing the way we see.  Read more

31 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting in side by side/in the world Read more

30 May, 2019

Revisited: Art as Critique Conference

Felix Rosen recaps ARC’s Art as Critique Conference from March 1, 2019, which BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor. Read more

30 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Part of Team Introducing Robotics to Water Conservation in Farming

The UC Merced led team  Read more

30 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting at the University of Sevilla Read more

29 May, 2019

Celeste Kidd and the Role of Reasoning and Metacognition in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a 2019 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant for "The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition During Belief Formation in the Internet Era." Read more

28 May, 2019

Soravis Prakkamakul on VR at CHI 2019

Soravis presented “Exploring Word-gesture Text Entry Techniques in Virtual Reality” at the Human Factors in Computing Conference 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

27 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Co-Chairing AI & Inclusivity Signature Initiative

The Initiative seeks to work on systems for AI that integrate data, algorithms, context, and human values. Read more

27 May, 2019

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

25 May, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on the UCI Podcast

Bo chats about the history of video games through the lens of LGBTQ theory! Read more

24 May, 2019

From Papyrus to Coffins in 3D Read more

24 May, 2019

Renée Pastel on Viral Videos at the PCA

Renée presented "Viral Videos as Metonymic Homespace in the “War on Terror”: Globalizing American Popular Culture." Read more

23 May, 2019

Tiffany Ng's Diversity Efforts Featured on UMich Scholar Story Read more

23 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg's "What to Do When Toxic Video Gaming Culture Enters the Classroom" Now Online

Bo's incredibly popular Game Developer's Conference lecture is now available for free to view online! Read more

21 May, 2019

New Trevor Paglen Monograph: From the Archives of Peter Merlin Read more

21 May, 2019

Noura Howell on Sensors in Public Urban Environments at CHI

Noura presented "The Heart Sounds Bench" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference of 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

19 May, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Publishes Learning as Movement in Social Design-Based Experiments

The article, written with Kris Gutiérrez, José Lizárraga, and Eduardo Rivero, was published in Human Development 2019, volume 62! Read more

18 May, 2019

BCNM at ICA 2019

Check out the great panels our alumni are part of at the International Communications Association 2019 Conference! Read more

18 May, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in Entangled Realities at HEK

The exhibition Entangled Realities runs from May 9th to August 11th and is dedicated to the current topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on human life and society. Read more

18 May, 2019

Nicholaus Gutierrez on Alternative Programming Paradigms at What is Technology

Nicholaus presented “Model Machines: Alternative Programming Paradigms and the Question of Technological Subjectivity.” Read more

18 May, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview on Ethnography and Education

Now avialable for free on soundcloud — a fantastic interview with Christo Sims on what ethnography can bring to the study of school reform. Read more

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

12 May, 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Revisited

This year, participants edited 17 articles, adding 2,700 words, with over 70 thousand article views so far, and counting! Read more

10 May, 2019

ATC Revisited: Adam Savage Read more

09 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

These students invested in the new media landscape at Cal, and we're excited to see what new endeavours they undertake in their respective fields Read more

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online Read more

07 May, 2019

Jessica Adams on Virtual Reality Narratives at the AAAL

Jessica presented "Envisioning the Globe: Symbolic Competence in 360-Degree, Virtual Reality Narratives" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Read more

07 May, 2019

Alum Naomi Bragin Receives NEH Summer Stipend

Naomi will work on "An Ethnographic Cultural History of Streetdance since 1970."  Read more

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg on First Person Scholar Podcast

Bo Ruberg is a featured guest on a special edition episode titled, "Queer Games Studies Special Issue." Read more

03 May, 2019

"Within These Walls" & its sequel "Dreams of Flight" Read more

03 May, 2019

Cesar Torres on Actuators at TEI

César presented "A Conversation with Actuator" at TEI 2019 on behalf of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab. Read more

02 May, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

01 May, 2019

Harry Burson on Stereo in the 19th Century at SCMS

Harry presented "Stereo in the 19th Century: Space, Audition, and the Théâtrophone" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle, Washington. Read more

30 Apr, 2019

#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation Published Read more

30 Apr, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual at Festival El Aleph

Alex will join a panel on Relecturas borgeanas desde los nuevos medios. Read more

30 Apr, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes "Straight Paths through Queer Walking Simulators"

Alum Bonnie Ruberg publishes new article in Games and Culture! Read more

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

25 Apr, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual on #netnarr

Alex lectured at a #NetNarr course at Kean University regarding her #Youtuber and #Selfiepoetry work Read more

25 Apr, 2019

Ken Goldberg at Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit

Goldberg presented at the 2019 The Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit. Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Ologies Podcast

Dr. McGonigal shares her perspectives on the various choices in the gaming industry in an Ologies podcast. Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Bonnie Ruberg Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Alum Andrea Horbinski on the Untold History of Japanese Comics at Baruch College

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski presented at the Manga Symposium #5 Untold History of Japanese Comics: Prewar & LGBTQ+ Manga. Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Machine Learning in Robotics Highlighted in NYT with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg shares his insights into machine learning in the New York Times. Read more

22 Apr, 2019

KC Forcier on Looped Media at SCMS

KC Forcier presented “Endless Images: Looped Media, Digital Temporality, and the Gallery" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Read more

21 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Jacobs Design Field Notes

Jacob discussed the queer history of computing in the Jacob Institute's For Whom? By Whom? program. Read more

20 Apr, 2019

César Torres Appointed Assistant Professor at UT Arlington

Photo by Yuko Watanabe Read more

19 Apr, 2019

Grace Gipson at MSU Comics Forum

Talking Comics and (Dis)ability in the Midwest at the 2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum. Read more

18 Apr, 2019

Eyeris Featured in CITRIS Inventors Series

Eyeris, a wearable that aims to tackle the issue of sexual harassment, was created in Eric Paulos' NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making. Read more

16 Apr, 2019

Miyoko Conley on K-Pop at SCMS

Miyoko Conley presented "Designing a K-pop Audience: Asian American Performance in KPOP the Musical" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

Tory Jeffay on Surveillance at SCMS

Tory presented "Body/Camera: Viewing Raw Images of Policing through the Lens of Early Film" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual conference.  Read more

14 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Rhonda Holberton

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

11 Apr, 2019

Announcing our Summer 2019 Research Award Recipients

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are completing, and are pleased to be able to provide summer funding to support their research initiatives. Read more

10 Apr, 2019

Kirsten Chen Curates Play Me Love You

BCNM undergrad Kirsten Chen curates a virtual reality art show at Swim Gallery! Read more

09 Apr, 2019

Jeremy Rue & UCB Offer Workshop at Jindal School of Communication

A panel held on ‘New media and Indian elections 2019’ included Assistant Dean for Academics at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Jeremy Rue and other UCB Faculty. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Teaching How to be a Futurist at Stanford

McGonigal will teach a course titled, "How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change." Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Malika Imhotep Featured in Berkeley News

Imhotep discusses her study and research on black feminism. Read more

04 Apr, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at Le Númerique Peut Il Réinventer La Démocratie

Join Jen Schradie on April 16, 2019 at 5pm at the Sciences Po symposium! Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Trevor Paglen at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Art Museum

Alum Trevor Paglen will be featured in "The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene." Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Eric Paulos a Mentor at the C&C Graduate Student Symposium

The Creativity and Cognition Graduate Student Symposium provides a forum in which students have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Incomputable Futures

Gaboury was a featured speaker at A Symposium on Representation, Computation, and Experimental Scholarship this past March. Read more

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

22 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kelani Nichole Read more

22 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at ICRA-X: Robots and Art Program

Ken Goldberg will be at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation this May.  Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Jen Schradie's Digital Activism Gap Highlighted in The Society Pages

The Society Pages features allum Jen Schradie's research on the digital activism gap. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Christo Sims at Media Design Practices

BCNM alum Christo Sims presented at Media Design Practices' New…… Now! Thesis Symposium. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics

Ken Goldberg will be co-hosting a talk with UC Berkeley's Michael Jordan at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics & AI. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at UCLA's Feminist Book Celebration

Alum Bonnie Ruberg was part of a panel discussion at UCLA's Inaugural Feminist Book Celebration on International Women's Day.  Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Ethics in AI

The New York Times hosted the New Work Summit. Read more about the recommendations Ken Goldberg and other experts made regarding the ethics of artificial intelligence.

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21 Mar, 2019

Claudia von Vacano in Daily Cal

Claudia von Vacano moderated a panel around issues of diversity on campus. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux a Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

As a 2019 Geddes Fellow, Nicholas will offer a lecture on March 27th on Fashioning the idle gaze. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Berkeley Welcomes BCNM's Jill Miller Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on the Modern Arts Notes Podcast

Episode No. 381 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Trevor Paglen. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Trevor Paglen on KPBS and in San Diego

Artist Trevor Paglen’s work featured on KPBS Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Published in Communications of the ACM

"It's About Power" by alum Jenni Higgs and Sepehr Vakil was published in the March 2019 volume of Communications of the ACM. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in How to Play Video Games

Matthew Payne's and Nina B. Huntemann's anthology "How to Play Video Games" features work by Ruberg. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Forbes on Amazon Push to Automation

Ken Golberg's robotics expertise was consulted in a Forbes article about Amazon's attempt to optimize its warehouse robots.  Read more

18 Mar, 2019

Mona Kasra Video Now Online Read more

18 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kerry Tribe Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Gail De Kosnik Co-Edits Special Issue of Transformative Works and Cultures Published

Co-edited with andré carrington, the issue's theme is "Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color." Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at #ecnEHESS

Alum Jen Schradie presents her new book at #ecnEHESS at l'Institut des Systèmes Complexes Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Revisited: High/Low Conference Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in Video

You can now view Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 in action online. Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Fast Company on Automated Decision Making

Fast Company features Katyal's article in writing about the conflict between civil rights and artificial intelligence. Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Back to the Sandbox

Goldberg contributed an article to Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy Read more

14 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Nnedi Okorafor Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Announcing the Spring 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

We're  to our extraordinary The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premier conferences in their field. Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Alum Margaret Rhee Receives Best Book Award from AAAS

The Association for Asian American Studies selected her book for an award in Poetry. Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux on Space Suits of the Future in Pacific Standard

The future of space suits and what it means for space exploration. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Presents Research at Sciences Po

If you're in Paris on Thursday, March 14th, join Jen Schradie for a discussion on digital activism! Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Christo Sims' Disruptive Fixation Reviewed in Pedagogies

Earl Aguilera examines Christo Sims’ Disruptive Fixation and its contributions to the growing body of literature on technology in education. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on How to Lift the Veil Off Hidden Algorithms

Katyal examines the civil rights in our algorithm future. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Night Vision at Jewish Quarter Museum

In the spring of 2019, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam will be presenting Greg Niemeyer's work. Read more

10 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on Private Accountability in the Age of AI

The UCLA Law Review published Sonia Katyal's paper on accountability and artificial intelligence. Read more

09 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

09 Mar, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in the DailyCal

The DailyCal features Ken Goldberg and team's DexNet 4.0 Read more

08 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on Brookings Institute Report

Rich Blakes talks to Ken Goldberg about the Brookings Institute Report on how automation will impact various employment sectors. Read more

07 Mar, 2019

Roger Antonsen and Greg Niemeyer's Network Paradox in Oslo

Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen discuss Network Simulation, first presented in San Francisco, with DJ Spooky at Norway's Kunstnernes Hus. Read more

07 Mar, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Promoted to Associate Professor of Egyptology Read more

05 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in Democratic Audit

Schradie's studies of digital democracy indicate a large class and race based gap in digital activism in the US. Read more

05 Mar, 2019

HTNM Tim Stott Video Now Online Read more

04 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg's DexNet 4.0 in Axios

"Berkeley's two-armed robot hints at a new future for warehouses" writes Kaveh Waddell for Axios. Read more

03 Mar, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Hacking Politics Videos Now Online Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg's Dex Net 4.0 in Forbes

Goldberg's work is featured in the Forbe's article, "Getting a Better Grip on Reality, Robots Poised for Wider Role on Assembly Lines" Read more

28 Feb, 2019

New Reviews of Queer Games Studies

Two more publications have reviewed alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Game Studies. Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview in CITAMS ASA Newsletter

Christo Sims, winner of the 2019 CITAMS Book Award, was interviewed in the CITAMS ASA winter newsletter. Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Trevor Paglen at SXSW

Trevor Paglen will co-host a featured speaker session at SXSW on March 9. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in IEEE Spectrum

The latest version of Dex-Net is featured in an article in IEEE Spectrum. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Publishes "The Revolution That Wasn't" Read more

26 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen at Seattle Art Fair

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector satellite will be featured at the Seattle Art Fair. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on AI & the Future of Work

Goldberg is featured on the NewRetirement podcast in a brand new episode title, "AI, Automation and the Future of Work" Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg will present at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg at re:MARS

Ken Goldberg to attend Amazon's re:MARS Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Music & Architecture: Selected Bibliography Compiled by Alum Tiffany Ng

Alum Tiffany Ng's Music & Architecture: Selected Bibliography is available on Humanities Commons Read more

24 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in HKW Video Stop Making Sense

Alum Trevor Paglen joins Kate Crawford to discuss the biases and skews of artificial intelligence. Read more

23 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg in MIT Sloan Webinar on AI

Ken Goldberg joins Ally MacDonald to discuss how AI and humans can work together. Read more

21 Feb, 2019

BCNM at SCMS 2019

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference features presentations by thirteen BCNM students, faculty, and alumni! Read more

21 Feb, 2019

ATC Revisited: Kevin Delaney Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Jane McGonigal at Restaurant Innovation Summit

Alum Jane McGonigal was the keynote speaker at the Restaurant Innovation Summit in November 2018. Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in TechCrunch

TechCrunch highlights a new suite of robots pushing current boundaries on agility. Read more

19 Feb, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at MLA Commons

Alex Saum-Pascual attended the 2019 Chicago Modern Language Association Convention, presenting her research on the  intersection of digital humanities and Hispanic studies. Read more

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

Ken Goldberg reflects on how four exciting sub-fields of robotics — co-robotics, human–robot interaction, deep, learning and cloud robotics — accelerate a renewed trend toward robots working safely and constructively with humans. Read more

17 Feb, 2019

Alum Ritwik Banerji at the MMaP Research Center

Check out this video of Ritwik discussing "Prying Apart the Social Phenomenology of Free Improvisation" Read more

16 Feb, 2019

Stuart Geiger at University of Washington eScience Institute

Alum Stuart Geiger, ethnographer of computation and computational ethnographer; research staff at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, gave a talk on the human aspects of data science research. Read more

16 Feb, 2019

Alum Stuart Geiger and Team Receive Sloan and Ford Foundation Grant

The team will study the invisible work of maintaining open-source software Read more

15 Feb, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at DHSI

On June 10-14, alum Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching a course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Fionce Siow. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

BCNM Alumni Help Launch Digital Studies Institute at Michigan

This new institute explores the impact of technology on identity, inequality, and ethics.

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14 Feb, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik in Unwatchable

Abigail De Kosnik is a contributor to the 2019 essay anthology, edited by Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Gunnar Iversen. Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Alum Stuart Geiger at Workshop on the Ethics and Policy Implications of Big Data

This February 15th and 16th, this workship will by held in the University of California, San Diego.  Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Commons Conversations Revisited: Lucia Allais Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Critical Making at UBI Comp

Critical Making: Designing for Activism, featuring BCNM faculty Eric Paulos and Jill Miller as instructors, will be at the 10th International UBI Summer School in Oulu, Finland.  Read more

11 Feb, 2019

Malika Imhotep at the National African American Digital Humanities Conference

Malika Imhotep received a conference grant from the BCNM to help defray costs associated with attending African American Digital Humanities initiative conference. Read more

10 Feb, 2019

Apply for Making Together: Crossing Borders + Connecting Communities

Apply for Semester Long Collaborative Opportunity through CITRIS, in partnership with Tecnológico de Monterrey! Includes travel to Mexico this summer! Read more

09 Feb, 2019

BCNM in Vision & Light: Processing Perception Read more

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

07 Feb, 2019

BCNM 2017-2018 Publications

Check out this year's round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

07 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg SEAS Seminar at Harvard

Ken Goldberg gave a Special Robotics Seminar for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard Read more

04 Feb, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for our 2019-2020 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

04 Feb, 2019

Neyran Turan's Nemestudio at the Pratt Institute

Work from BCNM professor Neyran Turan's architectural office is exhibited at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery Read more

04 Feb, 2019

Molly Nicholas Receives SNAP Fellowship

BCNM DE student Molly Nicholas recieved the 2019 Snap Fellowship! Read more

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

30 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer at Catherine Clark Gallery

Terri Cohn, Farley Gwazda and artist Greg Niemeyer will discuss the Catherine Clark's current exhibit The Network Paradox. Read more

30 Jan, 2019

BCNM at San Francisco's Night of Ideas

BCNM faculty Nicholas de Monchaux, Shannon Jackson and Ken Goldberg, along with DE student Malika Imhotep participated in San Francisco's Night of Ideas. Read more

30 Jan, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Video Now Online

Watch Rita Lucarelli's presentation for the CITRIS Spring Research Exchange Seminar Series Read more

29 Jan, 2019

Spring 2019 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open

Applications are open to admitted graduated students at UC Berkeley and are due March 1, 2019. Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual in Caracteres Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector Launch News

A round up of BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector launch in the news. Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Bloomberg Review

Goldberg was quoted in an article on the development of robotic stunts performed at Disney theme parks. Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alum Andrea Horbinski Guest Editor for Mechademia

Mechademia focuses on Japanese popular culture, and the isuse will detail "Transnational Fandoms." Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes "Video Games Have Always Been Queer" Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Special Issue: Queerness & Video Games Co-Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg

Bonnie Ruberg collaborates with Amanda Phillips on a special issue titled Not Gay as in Happy: Queer Resistance and Video Games.  Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Jen Schradie on Digital Activism on LSE US Centre

Jen Schradie published her findings on the class and race gap in the digital democracy for the LSE US Centre. Read more

21 Jan, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Your Brain in Video Games

Quartz published an article by Frank Lantz in which he explains our brains' relationships with gaming. Alum Jane McGonigal argues that it has positive effects. Read more

15 Jan, 2019

BCNM at Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association 2018

Shannon Jackson and alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Caitlin Marshall participated in States of Emergence from November 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

14 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia Highlighted in San Francisco Classical Voice

The project is a collaboration between Greg Niemeyer and DJ Spooky and celebrates the internet's evolution. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Online Hate Index in the News

Claudia Von Vacano and Brittan Heller's research on hate speech identifying AI was recently covered in the California Magazine. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Courthouse News on AI

Sonia Katyal is one of the technology experts who shared their thoughts and opinions on AI in the workforce at the Our People-Centered Digital Future conference. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

BCNM's Andrew Atwood published Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture in September. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at WAFR 2018

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at the Blum Center

Ken Goldberg visited the Blum Center to speak on the future of work and on human and AI interaction. Read more

07 Jan, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at SLSA 2018

“Out of Mind" was the theme for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Read more

07 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen on NPR's Morning Edition

Alum Trevor Paglen discusses his art's focus on hidden structures of data collection and mass surveillance. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in IEEE Transactions in Automation Guest Editorial

Ken Goldberg and other IEEE luminaries call for greater openness around reproducible benchmarks. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

New Post on Depth Sensing from BAIR

Daniel Seita, Jeff Mahler, Mike Danielczuk, Matthew Matl, and Ken Goldberg shared their research on depth sensing in Drilling Down on Depth Sensing and Deep Learning. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen at HKW Berlin Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in Libération on the Digital Divide

The authors challenge the assumption that youth have an intuitive understanding of technology, pointing to the impact of class on digital accessibility. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

BCNM at CSCW 2018

The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing featured presentations by BCNM faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

31 Dec, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science on Robot & Frank

Ken Goldberg discussed how Robot and Frank has inspired him at the Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science Film Festival. Read more

30 Dec, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies

"Queerness and Video Games: Queer Game Studies and New Perspectives through Play" was published in Volume 24, issue 4.  Read more

28 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in McSweeney's End of Trust

Trevor Paglen contributed to a collaborative publication between McSweeney's and the EFF. Read more

27 Dec, 2018

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia at YBCA Read more

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Indiecade

Bonnie Ruberg helped organize several panels at the premiere international event dedicated to celebrating independent games from around the globe.  Read more

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at IC Africa

The University of Ghana hosted IC Africa with the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations. Read more

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, undergraduates work closely with our graduate mentors on academic research. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Neyran Turan Publishes on New Cadavre Exquis in Perspecta

Yale University School of Architecture's Perspecta featured Neyran Turan's project in their last publication. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Neyran Turan's Nemestudio Featured on Archinect Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum John Scott at LRA 2018

John Scott contributed to two discussions at the 68th Annual LRA Conference. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal at Claremont Colleges

Jane McGonigal appeared at Pomona College to discuss her latest book and her take on the effects of gaming. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Surveillance Art Featured on NPR

NPR brings Trevor Paglen's art to life in this great feature! Read more

19 Dec, 2018

Trevor Paglen at the Maxii Gallery in Rome

Frieze included a review on the latest gallery that Trevor Gallery contributed to at the MAXXI Gallery, Rome. Read more

19 Dec, 2018

William Morgan at UNSW Law

WIlliam Morgan's article "Big Data’s Accursed Share: Locating
Waste in the Infosphere"and art installation brought together new media and environment. Read more

19 Dec, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Robotics at Stanford Seminar

Ken Goldberg was one of the guest speakers at a weekly robotics seminar held at Stanford. Read more

18 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Leads Discussion on the Future of Education

Cal State Long Beach recently collaborated with Jane McGonigal on a project to gather feedback on how to develop the campus. Read more

18 Dec, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik in Wired on Unofficial Recordings

Abigail De Kosnik was mentioned in Wired's article about how unofficial recordings have flowered in the 21st century. Read more

04 Dec, 2018

Announcing our Summer 2019 Courses

This summer, learn how to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. Read more

03 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Artes Mundi

Paglen is one of five runner-ups for the Artes Mundi 8, the UK's largest contemporary art prize.  Read more

03 Dec, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for our Spring 2019 Conference Grants

BCNM graduate students are invited to apply for funds to assist in their conference attendance. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Summer 2019 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan at the Marco Besso Foundation

Rebecca Levitan presented "Out of Etruria: Collecting and Context in California" at a conference at Marco Besso Foundation with help from a BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Cosmo Caixa

Ken Goldberg was featured as a robotics expert in a debate which examined the future of collaborative robots and the transformation of future work environments.  Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Situations

Jacob Gaboury presented a lecture on queer computing and the concept of data processing beyond successful communication. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Teams Up with Kronos Quartet for Sight Machine

Alum Trevor Paglen combines artwork with artifcial intelligence in an engaging musical performance with Kronos Quartet at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger and Dan Scholler on Challenges of Data Research

Stuart Geiger and Don Sholler are doing extensive research on the challenges of conducting data research in teams and groups. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Ritwik Banerji at AMS/SMT 2018

The American Musicological Society Society for Music Theory featured Ritwik Banerji and his piece The Opportunity Cost of Experimentalism: Cultural Economics, Popular Music, and the Avant-Garde in Salvador, Brazil. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

HTNM Molly Steenson Video Now Online Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on The Workforce

Forbes magazine featured Ken Goldberg and his work and study regarding the dependence of AI on human workers, and vice versa. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2018

Ken Goldberg was a faculty speaker at BARS 2018, the Bay Area Robotics Symposium held at Stanford University. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley in Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Ken Goldberg comments on the realistic features in Warner Bros.' new live-action Pokemon movie in The Huffington Post. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Jen Schradie on Data & Democracy at Sciences Po

The Data & Democracy conference in Paris invited Jen Schradie as one of their panelists. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson and Malika Imhotep at ‘Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black’ Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at ASA 2018

BCNM Alum Reginold Royston presented at the 2018 African Studies Association Read more

26 Nov, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to the BCNM these talented students from across campus. Read more

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

08 Nov, 2018

Alumni Bonnie Ruberg & Chris Goetz at QGCon

The annual Queerness and Games Conference began in 2013 at the hands of BCNM Alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz. It continues to flourish and to create safe spaces, this year in Montréal. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Interview in Digital Society

BCNM alum Jen Schradie was interviewed by Digital Society (article in French) Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney Finalist for MSA First Book Prize

Acoustic Properties:  Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (University of Illinois Press, 2017) by Tom McEnaney made it onto the short list for the First Book Prize. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in ArtNet Article on AI in Art

In an exploration of the art movement pushed forward by AI, Trevor Paglen's work is analyzed in Art Net. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in the NYT's "What Comes After the Roomba?"

Ken Goldberg and his group at Berkeley are currently research and testing the capcities of robots that can - possibly - clean a whole house. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Receives Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

Trevor Paglen has won the bi-annual Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, which comes with a $45,000 award and solo exhibition. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Legacies of Gaming and Technology

Bonnie Ruberg attended the 2018-19 digital humanities symposium, "My Mother Was a Computer: Legacies of Gender and Technology," as a panelist. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Publishes on 90s Female Media Fans in Internet Histories

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski looks at gender differences in 1990s fandoms, publishing her research in peer-reviewed jorunal Internet Histories. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

Jane McGonigal developed a toolkit to help keep many large Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as start-ups, keep their priorities and ethics in check. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg on Queer Indie Video Games in American Quarterly

Volume 70 of American Quarterly features pieces on the Digital Humanities, one work of which is written by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Andrew Atwood in Project Journal

Andrew Atwood was featured in Issue 7 of Project Journal at Archinect Outpost. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney on Berkeley News Podcast

Tom McEnaney discusses the role of gender and race in sound in two episodes for the Berkeley News Podcast. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Peter Humphrey and Electroacoustic Science

This summer, Peter Humphrey explored the evolution of electroacoustic science and the history of sound recording. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

31 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kerry Tribe Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng Weighs in on St. Martin's Carillon in NYT

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng offered her thoughts on the dispute over St. Martin's decaying church carillons. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg in 5 Takeaways from TechCrunch Disrupt

Ken Goldberg's conversation around bias in AI was one of the key takeaways from TechCrunch's Disrupt SF conference.

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29 Oct, 2018

UPDATED: Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

The Orbital Reflector, a project of BCNM alum Trevor Paglen, has been covered in the news Read more

29 Oct, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Conference Grant Recipients

We’re thrilled to be supporting our graduates as they travel across the globe to share their scholarship. Read more

29 Oct, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published on Straight-Washing in TWC

Alum Bonnie Ruberg published article on straight-washing in the Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures. Read more

25 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kelani Nichole Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Christo Sims in Keywords for Ethnography and Design

BCNM alum Christo Sims was published in a collection of short essays, Keywords for Ethnography and Design. Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Art Acquired by Stanford's Denning House

Alum Trevor Paglen's two dye sublimation prints were recently acquired by Stanford University.  Read more

22 Oct, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at Creatividad Computacional

Alex Saum participated in the 13th International Colloquium in Computational Creativity organized by the friends of UAM Cuajimalpa in Mexico City, under the direction of Rafael Pérez.  Read more

22 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Visiting Speaker at SUNY Buffalo Art

Ken Goldberg visited the University at Buffalo Department of Art as part of the Visiting Artist Speaker Series. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Exhibited in Mystic Detectives

Ken Goldberg features in a surrealism exhibit at the Samek Art Museum. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

15 Oct, 2018

Alum Christo Sims' Disruption Fixation Reviewed

Alum Christo Sims' Disruption Fixation Reviewed in New Media and Society Read more

15 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Extra City Kunsthal in Belgium

Alum Trevor Paglen's work is in the exhibit "Extra States: Nations in Liquidation" at Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerpen, Belgium.  Read more

15 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

Ken Goldberg was interviewed in the Robotics Business Review about robot grasping. Read more

04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

Recruitment opens September 24th, 2018 and runs through November 5th, 2018. Read more

03 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in MCA's 'I was Raised by the Internet'

Alum Trevor Paglen's art exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 'I was Raised by the Internet' Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Updated: Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg is the keynote speaker Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018.  Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Caribbean Literary Portrayals of New Media

This summer, Yairamaren Roman Maldonado explored how Cuban and Dominican Republican literary content use new media to reconfigure power relations. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ryan Ikeda & Electronic Literature

This summer, Ryan Ikeda examined how instructors, departments and institutions teach electronic literature. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg and AI Study by Tata Communications in the Press

Study from consulting firm Tata Communications on AI, co-authored by Ken Goldberg, covered in the press. Read more

26 Sep, 2018

ATC Revisited: Roxane Gay Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Grace Gipson at DragonCon CPAC 2018

Gipson presented on podcasts and Black female narratives at DragonCon Comics and Popular Arts Conference 2018. Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan in 7x7

Nicholas de Monchaux's Modem and Neyran Turan's Nemestudio were featured in 7x7's roundup of the amazing Bay Area Now exhibition! Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Commons Conversations Revisited: Belinda Middleweek Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

Great to see BCNM faculty and graduate students part of the Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the New York Met's Breuer Museum

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's work in "Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy" is on exhibit at the New York Met's Breuer Museum. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez on the History of VR

Nicholaus Gutierrez received the 2018 Lyman Fellowship, which provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of his Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to new media.  Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and New Media Reading and Composition

Nicholaus Gutierrez taught New Media R1B: "Is Technology Evil" this summer. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018

BCNM professor Ken Goldberg, UCOT's Chris Ategeka and Google AI's Timnit Gebru presented "Will AI Diversify Human Thinking or Replace It" at TechCrunch's Disrupt SF 2018. Read more

19 Sep, 2018

Jill Miller Exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center

BCNM Professor, Jill Miller's work will be exhibited in 'Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood' at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Read more

19 Sep, 2018

Camille Crittenden on Women's Equality Day

Camille Critterden published an article on Women's Equality on the Berkeley Blog.

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17 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in the Sloan Review

Ken Goldberg talks about mutually beneficial partnerships between AI and humans in an interview for MIT Sloan Management Review's Fall 2018 issue.  Read more

17 Sep, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Keynotes ACM's OpenSym

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger gave te keynote address at the second day of OpenSym.  Read more

12 Sep, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at IberoAmericana

Join Alex in Madrid for a book talk on her amazing new work #PostWeb! Read more

12 Sep, 2018

Alum Chris Gates Publishes on Nostalgic Travel in Videogames

Chris Goetz's analysis on 1990s and early 2000s video games was published in research journal Loading... Read more

12 Sep, 2018

Andrew Atwood at University of Wisconsin

BCNM faculty Andrew Atwood will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin on Oct 5. Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Available as a Webcast

Tune in tonight at 6:30pm to hear Roxane Gay launch our Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium! Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Grace Gipson on Unleashing Your Inner Superhero Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ritwik Banerji on Improvisation

This summer, Ritwik Banerji studied improvisatory jazz to see if musicians tended toward novelty or conventionality. Read more

08 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Sold Out

The Livestream will be available to view for 24 hours starting at 6:30pm on Monday, September 10. Read more

05 Sep, 2018

BCNM Alum Chris Gates on Function and Fiction in Videogames in Arts

BCNM alum Chris Gates's paper "Trellis and Vine: Weaving Function and Fiction in Videogame Play" published in Arts. Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Asma Kazmi Exhibits at the University of Hawai'i

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: JOSE FERREIRA + ASMA KAZMI runs from September 10 – 28, 2018. Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie was appointed an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Noura Howell on Biosensing

This summer, Noura Howell developed a prototype for a biosensing bench for connecting community members. Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Justin Berner and New Media Reading and Composition

Justin Berner taught New Media R1B: "What is an @uthor?" this summer. Read more

23 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From architectural intelligence to cybernetics and play, algorithms of oppression to the human computer in the stone age, we have a fantastic line up for this year's program! Read more

22 Aug, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Learning to Optimize Join Queries with Deep Reinforcement Learning

A great paper featured on Assert on Arxiv! Read more

21 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

21 Aug, 2018

Tom McEnaney Launches GloUH Colloquium

Join Tom McEnaney on August 28th as he discusses Wireless Commons and Counterpublics: New Digital Infrastructures in Cuba! Read more

20 Aug, 2018

BCNM at ELO 2018

The Electronic Literature Organization's 2018 Conference, Mind The Gap, took place in Montréal August 13th to 17th! Read more

17 Aug, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Machine Learning & UX Panel at IDEO

The IDEO MLUX Industry Panel focused on Designing and using Data Science Ethically. Read more

16 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on PBS NewsHour Read more

15 Aug, 2018

Claudia von Vacano on AI that Recognizes Hate Speech

Cronkite News highlights the work by the D-Lab on the Online Hate Index.  Read more

14 Aug, 2018

Yifei Liu at HCI 2018

The 20th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction was held in Las Vegas from the 15th-20th of July, 2018. Read more

13 Aug, 2018

The Daily Cal Features Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net

The Dexterity-Network from AutoLab gets a well-deserved feature in the Daily Cal. Read more

12 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at the Halsey McKay Gallery

The East Hampton Gallery features work by Nina Beier, Judith Hopf, John Miller, and Trevor Paglen, until August 26th. Read more

11 Aug, 2018

Grace Gipson Reviews Disability, Race, and Gender in Speculative Fiction Read more

09 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yang Liu on VR

This summer, Yang Liu developed UNREAL, a Virtual Reality project for architectural design. Read more

07 Aug, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex Net in Video on New York Times

The New York Times features robotic videos in "How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can." Read more

05 Aug, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik to Keynote Fan Studies North America 2018 Conference

Gail will launch the North American conference with a keynote on October 26th, 2018. Read more

04 Aug, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Women & Performance

Read "Becoming NULL: Queer relations in the excluded middle." Read more

03 Aug, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Joins Convergence Editorial Board

 

Convergence is an international journal of research into new media technologies. Read more

31 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Autodesk's Lego-Building Robot

Ken Goldberg weighs in on Autodesk's new Lego-building robot on Fast Company! Read more

30 Jul, 2018

Grace Gipson Presents at UNC's 2018 MURAP Conference

The 2018 Conference for UNC Chapel Hill's Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program focused on Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurities. Read more

28 Jul, 2018

Welcoming Laurie Macfee to BCNM

Laurie Macfee will serve as the Events Coordinator and Office Manager at the BCNM and ARC Read more

27 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in NYT Article on Facial Recognition Technology

In "What Do Facial Recognition Technologies Mean for Our Privacy?" Teicher focuses on how artists are using these apps. Read more

26 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on ABC News on Robots as the Future of AI

"Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI," writes Ryan Nakashima. Read more

25 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in Apollo Art Magazine

Jillian Caddell writes "Trevor Paglen reveals the hidden networks that rule our lives."

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24 Jul, 2018

Alum Naomi Bragin in Topics of Meta Read more

23 Jul, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Teaching at Sirens 2018

Join alum Andrea Horbinski to discuss transitioning out of academia at Sirens 2018! Read more

20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube Read more

19 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at DIGRA 2018

The Digital Games Research Association held their 2018 conference with the theme "The Game is the Message." Read more

18 Jul, 2018

Ritwik Banerji Published on Interactions with Artificial Social Agents

The article is titled: "De-instrumentalizing HCI: Social Psychology, Rapport Formation, and Interactions with Artificial Social Agents" Read more

16 Jul, 2018

Help Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Improve!

Wired magazine shares how we can enhance robots' ability to grasp through submitting object designs to Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net. Read more

15 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes on Sex Workers in Video Games

Feminist Media Studies published Bonnie's article "Representing sex workers in video games: feminisms, fantasies of exceptionalism, and the value of erotic labor" Read more

13 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RSS Workshop

The theme was "New Benchmarks, Metrics, and Competitions for Robotic Learning." Read more

12 Jul, 2018

Eric Paulos Keynotes ASLLA 2018 Symposium

This invitation-only, small, roundtable discussion that lasts several days to encourage in-depth discussions of frontier research of leading scientists around the globe. Read more

11 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg to Keynote CRAV.ai

The Collaborative Robotics, Advanced Vision, and Artificial Intelligence conference will be held October 24-25 in Santa Clara, CA. Read more

10 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

From August 2-5, 2018, you can see work by Trevor Paglen in Seattle! Read more

09 Jul, 2018

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the LASA 2018 Conference

Yaira presented "Portable memory, on/offline cultures and transgressions to the nation in Jorge E. Lage’s Archivo." Read more

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Manifesta 12 Read more

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Christo Sims Keynotes at Education Disrupted

Christo talked about techno-idealism and the possibilities for failed disruption. Read more

05 Jul, 2018

BCNM at DIS 2018 Read more

04 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured on Artnet News

Trevor discussed his long-standing interests in AI, invisible networks, and government surveillance with Artnet News. Read more

02 Jul, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Career Paths in Academic Data Science

A new report in SocArXiv investigates career prospects in academic Data Science.  Read more

28 Jun, 2018

Fall 2018 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificates in New Media Now Open

Applications are open to admitted graduated students at UC Berkeley and are due November 1, 2018. Read more

28 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CODAME 2018

This year's Art+Tech festival was themed #ARTOBOTS and featured Ken Goldberg as a speaker! Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Science on the Screen

Join Ken Goldberg on June 27th for a screening of Operator, followed by a discussion on the technologies presented in the film. Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at ID KAIST Seminar

Eric Paulos discusses "Cosmetic Computing: Towards Personal, Performative, Provocative, and Poetic Wearables." Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Contributing to For Freedoms Billboard Project

Driving through Denver, CO? Look out for alum Trevor Paglen's billboard art for For Freedoms! Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at the ICC Sophia University

Andrea traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to present at Sophia University's Institute of Comparative Culture. Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at the DH Summer Lecture Series

This year, DH at Berkeley hosts a weekly DH Summer Lecture series, highlighting the distinguished work of faculty and scholars engaged in the digital humanities at UC Berkeley. Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes #Postweb! Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Riga Biennial

Running from June 6 to October 28, 2018, the Riga Biennial reflects on change. Read more

21 Jun, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Kathryn Moll at the Mills College Art Museum

modem, the architecture firm of Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll, is featured in Archaeology in Reverse at the MCAM. Read more

21 Jun, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in CSCW on Documentation in Data Analytics

"The Types, Roles, and Practices of Documentation in Data Analytics Open Source Software Libraries" was published on May 29th, 2018. Read more

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now Read more

20 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Time Magazine's "How Drones are Revolutionizing Art"

Time magazine explores how drones are altering our perspective and fundamentally changing the terms of art. Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at On-Body Interaction at Dagstuhl

Eric Paulos was an invited Participant at the Dagstuh seminar "Embodied Cognition Meets Sensor/Actuator Engineering to Design New Interfaces." Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at Digital Art History Summer School in Málaga

Head to Spain this September to learn about Data & the Arts from Greg Niemeyer! Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Conference Grants

Due October 1, 2018 Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep at AAG Annual Meeting

Malika Imhotep presented "Tracing Black Queer Spatialities" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting with help from a BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on the Peder Sather E-Lit Bergen Collaboration

Alex Saum-Pascual summarizes the amazing work that developed out of the Peder Sather grant funded collaboration between UCB and Bergen University on electronic literature. Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Quoted in The International Business Times on Virtual Plotting

Jacob Gaboury weighs in on movies that are adjusted to the brain waves of viewers. Read more

13 Jun, 2018

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Outfest LA

Clement Hil Goldberg's Our Future Ends plays at Outfest Los Angeles this July 13, 2018! Read more

13 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Ken Goldberg's latest research on the evaluation systems used in online shopping is featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read more

12 Jun, 2018

Jen Schradie & Team Win European Commission Grant

Alum Jen Schradie and an international team of collaborators won a European Commission Grant to study online hate speech against Muslims Read more

11 Jun, 2018

Asma Kazmi & Alum Lark VCR at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Read more

10 Jun, 2018

Summer 2019 Course Proposals Now Open!

We are now accepting applications to teach a NWMEDIA Summer 2019 course. Read more

07 Jun, 2018

BCNM at ICA 2018

Our alumni present their exceptional scholarship at the International Communication Association 2018 Conference. Read more

06 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Receives Honorable Mention for The Chute Award

We're thrilled to share that alum Andrea Horbinski received an honorable mention for The Chute Award in the inaugural Comics Studies Society Awards.  Read more

05 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibiting at Lismore Castle

The Lismore Castle opened When Facts Don't Matter on May 27th, 2018, an exhibition featuring alum Trevor Paglen.  Read more

04 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented "A Children's Empire: The Prewar 'Media Mix' of the Kodansha Club Magazines" at the Mechademic Kyoto conference. Read more

30 May, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux on Dimensions of Citizenship - and Surveillance - in E-Flux

Nicholas de Monchaux meditates for E-Flux on the scale of citizenship and our national apparatuses for surveillance when placed in the context of our vast planetary systems. Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

30 May, 2018

Soravis Prakkamakul on Facial Perception

Soravis Prakkamakul received a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant to present his paper "Reflexive Visual Inspection of Cleft Lip Faces — Analysis of Lookzone Focus Over Time" at the 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more

29 May, 2018

Asma Kazmi at the Wattis Institute

Check out Asma Kazmi's latest art at the Wattis Institute's exhibition, Deep-Time Construction, on vie until July 28, 2018. Read more

28 May, 2018

2018 Seed Grants: Rita Lucarelli & the New Media of the Book of the Dead

The BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Program awarded $5000 to Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies) to digitally transposition Egyptian coffins into 3D models.  Read more

28 May, 2018

Queer Game Studies Reviewed on Electronic Book Review

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg, was reviewed on Electronic Book Review. Read more

28 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Marissa Ahmed on Music, Improvisation, Ethnography

Marissa Ahmed was a recipient of this year's BCNM research fellowship, assisting Ritwik Banerji on his research about human sociality and algorithmic ethnography. Read more

28 May, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

Jacob Gaboury's "Critical Unmaking, or Queer Computation as a Radical Practice" was published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities. Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

Ken Goldberg was a speaker at ICRA 2018's workshop on advances in robotic warehouse automation.  Read more

28 May, 2018

CHI 2018 Talks from BCNM Now Online Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg on TechCrunch Robotics at Berkeley in CGTN America

Ken Goldberg, who was a keynote speaker at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, was featured on America CGTN. Read more

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

27 May, 2018

Research Dispatches: Joyce Lee on Auditory Data Representation

Joyce Lee assisted Michelle Carney with her research on auditory data representation, as part of Lee's BCNM research fellowship.  Read more

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

27 May, 2018

BCNM & All Bay Collective in Curbed SF

The All Bay Collective, a team co-led by BCNM, was featured in Curbed SF after the results of the Resilient by Design Challenge was released. Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Published in The Wall Street Journal on The Robot-Human Alliance

Ken Goldberg contributed a commentary piece on human-machine collaboration to The Wall Street Journal.  Read more

27 May, 2018

Alum Christo Sims' Awarded 2018 Book Award from the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association

BCNM alum Christo Sims' book, Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism​, was given the 2018 CITAMS Book Award. Read more

27 May, 2018

Robotics TechCrunch Videos Now Available

For TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg discussed the “New Wave” in robot grasping for e-commerce warehouse order fulfillment. Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

Ken Goldberg and his lab were interviewed by NBC Bay Area about the progress being made in robotics development at UC Berkeley.  Read more

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

Jacob Gaboury (Film & Media) received $5000 to examine the relationship between digital technologies and queer identity as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program.  Read more

23 May, 2018

Welcome Claudia Von Vacano

We are thrilled to welcome to our Executive Committee, Executive Director of Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the D-Lab, Claudia Von Vacano. Read more

23 May, 2018

BCNM Students Named Jacobs Innovation Catalysts

Several BCNM designers were named Jacobs Innovation Catalysts, garnering grants from a new program seeking to support and provided resources for Berkeley's design commuity. Read more

19 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Ian Cheng Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in Bodies of Information

Bodies of Information is a collection of feminist contributions to digital humanities, and one of the published authors to be featured in the book is alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

18 May, 2018

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2018

Molly Nicholas is a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient who attended "Engage at CHI" 2019 in Montréal, Canada. Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Monograph Published by Phaidon Read more

18 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatches: Claudia Ruslim on Gourmet Gentrification

Claudia Ruslim, recipient of a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship, was selected to act as a research assistant to Will Payne. Read more

18 May, 2018

The Past is Present Videos Now Online Read more

17 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Research Spotlighted in Nature

Robots are slowing becoming master of dexterity, and Ken Goldberg is a leading engineer in the field. Read more

17 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

16 May, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on the Human Contexts of Computation and Data at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego invited alum Stuart Geiger to present a talk on his research. Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in ScotiaBank Contact Photography Exhibition

The annual May festival celebrates the work of both local and international artists and photographers in the CONTACT gallery. Read more

08 May, 2018

Noura Howell at CHI 2018 Read more

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Receives Faculty Award for Research in the Public Interest Read more

08 May, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at the Riddoch Gallery

Greg Niemeyer's art installation with Olya Dubatova was exhibited at the Riddoch Gallery in South Australia. Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Jenni Higgs at the Digital Learning Symposium

Jenni Higgs was a presenter at the "Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond" sympopsium that took place at the University of California, Irvine. Read more

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at UTS, Australia

Ken Goldberg visited the UTS in Australia to discuss the boundaries between alive and live-like. Read more

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

07 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Kris Paulsen Read more

07 May, 2018

Alum Chris Goetz Reviews MetaGaming in Critical Inquiry

BCNM alum Chris Goetz draws on his video game expertise to critique a recently published book, MetaGaming. Read more

07 May, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Exhibited at Slate Gallery

BCNM faculty Richard Koci Hernandez's art will be featured at the SLATE Gallery throughout the month of May. Read more

07 May, 2018

Shannon Jackson on Systemic Crises in European Theater

Associate Professor at BCNM, Shannon Jackson, was a keynote speaker at a London conference held by the Goethe-institut. Read more

07 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Executive Leadership Conference on Robots in Consumer Packaged Goods

Ken Goldberg attended the annual Executive Leadership Conference to discuss Can Robots Really Handle Consumer Packaged Goods?. Read more

07 May, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at Bergen

As a part of Saum-Pascual's visit to the University of Bergen, she gave an overview of her forthcoming book release. Read more

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

Congratulations to these four stellar women, who have made a big impact at Cal in the New Media space. Read more

03 May, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Harvard VES Conference

The 2018 Graduate Student Conference at Harvard starred BCNM Assisant Professor's Jacob Gaboury as a keynote speaker.  Read more

03 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Michigan School of Information

Ken Goldberg was recently invited by the University of Michigan to give a talk on the campus about his previous work and research. Read more

03 May, 2018

Electronic Literature in Spanish & Digital Poetry Reading by Alex Saum Pascual at Bergen

On May 2nd, Alexandra Saum-Pascal visited UiB from UC Berkeley to present on electronic literature in Spanish. Read more

02 May, 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in the Daily Cal

The Undergraduate Certificate in New Media was listed as one of the 10 "cool majors" at UC Berkeley by The Daily CalifornianRead more

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

Will Payne was able to attend and present his paper at the American Association of Geographers Conference as one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Molly Nicholas at TEI 2018

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant, Molly Nicholas received funding to attend and present her research findings at TEI 2018. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

BCNM at AERA 2018

Jennifer Higgs, Leah Rosenbaum, and Bjoern Hartmann presented their respective research at AERA 2018. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

Through funding from the 2018 BCNM Conference Grant, Harry Burson attended and shared his research at SCMS 2018. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Wired on Robot Manipulation

Ken Goldberg was quoted in "A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown" in Wired. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Trevor Paglen's solo exhibition will be at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art from May 4 to June 16. Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Awarded an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship

BCNM faculty, Abigail De Kosnik, will be in residance at the IAS from August 23 and September 22 as part of her awarded fellowship.  Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Grey Room

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's research on the computer screen has been published in Grey Room, a peer-reviewed academic journal that includes articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics.  Read more

27 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Ian Cheng Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Wenny Miao on Urban Sensing

Wenny Miao, recipient of a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship, was selected to work with Noura Howell on her project about urban sensing.  Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Research Insights: Algorithmic Ethnography with Ritwik Banerji

Ritwik Banerji, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, discusses new developments in his research about human sociality in relation to AI. Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Art Acquired by Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art, after selling seven of its pieces, purchased work created by BCNM alum Trevor Paglen. Read more

25 Apr, 2018

New Selfie Poetry about Maternity & Software from Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual recently released a new electronic literature selfie poem about maternity and software. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng on Building Digital Research and Making at UM

Tiffany Ng was one of many lightning talk presenters at the University of Michigan's one-day conference for digital studies.  Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Exhibiting in Joy Forum

BCNM faculty Greg Niemeyer will be participating in the "Hyperobjects" exhbition taking place in the Joy Forum & Rom 61 from April 26-30. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Grace Gipson on Black Comics Chat

Grace Gipson, along with her BlackComicsChat co-hosts, interviewed comic artist Whit Taylor about her life and work.  Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at PCA/ACA 2018

Andrea Hobinski is a writer, reseracher, historian, and a BCNM alumni that has recently presented a part of her dissertation research at PCA/ACA 2018. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

Rita Lucarelli's project on Egyptian landscapes will be funded by the CITRIS seed grant program. Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Roxane Gay to Launch the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium 2018-2019 Season

We are excited to announce that author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will be launching the 2018-2019 season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

Ilmar Hurkxkens and Mohammad Keshavarzi taught participants how to build a Virtual Reality environment from 3D point scan data of the historic Woo Hon Fai Hall. Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Exhibition

Asma Kazmi curated a fantastic virtual reality exhibition we were thrilled to preview as part of the Past is Present.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Revisited: EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! We are excited to support the amazing work these students will be completing over the summer.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

Selected from more than 600 proposals, Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan were two of 74 recipients of a Graham Foundation grant.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio One Course on Radical Futures in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio ONE master's program, which begins next school year, was featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

BCNM at ASA 2018

BCNM is attending the 113th ASA Annual Meeting that will take place August 11-14, 2018 in Philadelphia. Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in SF Weekly

Trevor Paglen, UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur “genius” fellow, was featured in SF Weekly for his "Satellite of Love." Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Named Bloomberg Chair

Richard Koci Hernandez, an award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia, has been named the Bloomberg Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism. Read more

16 Apr, 2018

New Ken Goldberg Dex-Net Video Online

A video of Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 is now online, featured in publications such as the MIT Technology Review and Mashable. Read more

16 Apr, 2018

KC Forcier at SCMS 2018

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Confrence Grant, KC Forcier received funding to attend and present her research findings at the Society for Film and Media Studies Annual Conference.  Read more

16 Apr, 2018

Cesar Torres Demo Arrangement Chair for Tei 2019

Cesar Torres, BCNM DE, was named demo arrangement co-chair for TEI 2019. Read more

13 Apr, 2018

Livestream for Abolition Feminisms with Angela Davis Now Available

Bookmark the livestream page for this coming Monday's "Abolition Feminisms" with Angela Davis, a 2017-2018 Regents Lecture, hosted as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Irena Haiduk

Graduate ATC Liaison, KC Forcier, revisits Irena Haiduk's ATC Lecture that took place last month.  Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

BCNM alum Jen Schradie will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Media Sociology Preconference taking place in August. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Christo Sims Published in the Journal of Cultural Anthropology

Christo Sims' work titled "Idealism" discusses the intersection between design, ethnography, and anthropology. It was recently published in the Journal of Cultural Anthropology. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Em Tech Digital 2018

Ken Goldberg delivered a presentation at this year's EmTech Digital at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in SSENSE

Charlie Robin Jones from SSENSE interviewed Trevor Paglen and published their conversation with the title "The Artist Trevor Paglen, The Surveillance State, and Your Life." Read more

10 Apr, 2018

Jill Miller Gives Art Practice Lecture

BCNM faculty Jill Miller was invited to present an artist talk as part of the Art Practice 2018 Noon Lecture Series. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Creates Ice Core Walk Project for Earth Day

The Ice Core Walk Project is self-guided audio tour where people can explore 800,000 years of climate history while remaining active. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Designated Emphasis & Certificate Cohort

We are proud to welcome an amazing set of graduates from across campus to the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

The BCNM Guide to CHI 2018

Overwhelmed by the amazing panels at CHI 2018? Make your CHI experience a BCNM one with our guide to where our students, faculty, and alumni will be presenting! Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Welcome to BCNM Spring 2018 Visiting Scholar Michael Stevenson

A warm welcome to visiting scholar Michael Stevenson, web historian and Associate Professor of New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam! Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Data Science Institute at Manchester

Stuart Geiger spoke at the University of Manchester's Data Science Institute on The Human Contexts of Data: Infrastructures, Institutions, and Interpretations. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in MoMA

Paglen's work titled It Began as a Military Experiment (2017) is being displayed in New York's MoMA. Read more

06 Apr, 2018

A Note on Our Angela Davis Conversation April 16th

As of very shortly after 10:00 AM this morning, this talk and the waitlist were sold out. Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Paglen's Exhibit for Altman Siegel in SFAQ

Trevor Paglen's solo show for Altman Siegel was featured in San Francisco Art Quarterly.  Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Builds Cryptographic Puzzle in Flag for Creative Time

Check out Alum Trevor Paglen's "Weeping Angel" on display for Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance and see if you can solve the cryptographic puzzle! Read more

20 Mar, 2018

HairIO by Hybrid Ecologies in the Press

BCNM Designated Emphasis Students Molly Nicholas and Christine Dierk, aided by BCNM faculty Eric Paulos, project HäirIÖ was featured heavily in the media! Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Driverless Cars

Ken Goldberg was quoted in NY Times article on Driverless Cars. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

Dr. Moya Bailey, known for her coining of the term "misogynoir", visited Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley on Monday, Mar 5 to dicuss her article that was co-authored with Izetta Mobley. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Ken Goldberg gave a lounge lecture, "Beyond the Uncanny Valley of Dolls," at the Hearst Museum. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

Ken Goldberg will be attending the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, on April 5. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at University of Copenhagen

Stuart Geiger gave a public talk at the IT University of Copenhagen about the ethnography of computation.  Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Trevor Paglen Named Artistic Fellow at AI Now Institute

Trevor Paglen was named an artist fellow at AI Now Institute, tasked with supporting the institute's research in examining the social implications of artificial intelligence. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Juliana Friend at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Juliana Friend, BCNM graduate student, attended the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts, a symposium co-sponsored by BCNM, drew a crowd of 70 community members who explore DIY artistic production. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing BCNM's 2018 Outstanding GSI

A Berkeley Center for New Media GSI has received an the "Outstanding GSI Award" from the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Read more

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Recap of the Software Arts, the last HTNM lecture of the year!  Read more

16 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Open Source Stewart Platform

We've collected Ken Goldberg and AutoLab's video and papers on their open-source Stewart platform design into one post. Read more

14 Mar, 2018

HTNM Warren Sack Video Now Online Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Revisited: “Brotherhood is Powerful" with Tan Hoang Nguyen

Tan Hoang Nguyen interrogated the art and film of Norman Yonemoto drawing out the unique socio-political elements that pervade Yonemoto's work.  Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited in Frankfurter Kunstverein

Trevor Paglen's work featured at exhibit at Frankfurter Kunstverein.  Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Goldberg at Industry of Things World USA 2018

Ken Goldberg gave the opening keynote at IoT World USA Conference! Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at UH Open Sciences Symposium

Alum Stuart Geiger delivered the keynote lecture at the UH Open Sciences Symposium. Read more

12 Mar, 2018

HTNM Conference Videos Now Online Read more

12 Mar, 2018

Scott Rettberg Video Now Online

If you were unable to attend Professor Scott Rettberg's discussion about electronic literature last November, a video of his talk is now available for public viewing. Read more

07 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon

On March 6, the UC Berkeley Library, in partnership with American Cultures, Art History/Classics Library, the Berkeley Center for New Media, DH at Berkeley, the D-Lab, and the Wiki Education Foundation hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, race, justice, and the arts. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Photographs from Koci Hernandez Featured in Two New Books

Multimedia and Journalism Prof. Koci-Hernandez' photographs are featured in 100 Great Street Photographs and Mobile Street Photography. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Schradie Published in Social Media & Society

Alum Jen Schradie published an article on the North Carolina Moral Monday protests in Social Media & Society Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Goldberg and da Vinci Robot in Wired

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci robot's surgical potential was featured in Wired. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Cleveland Museum

Alum Trevor Paglen to speak at Cleveland Museum of Art Read more

05 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics May 11

Ken Goldberg will be a speaker in the lineup for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics 2018 this coming May.

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02 Mar, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at A+D Wednesdays

The BAMPFA will be hosting a talk with Jacob Gaboury, as part of their Berkeley Art + Design programming.  Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Rue and Koci Hernandez on AR in the California Magazine

Professors Jeremy Rue and Richard Koci Hernandez were featured in an article in California Magazine on augmented reality. Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Video: Ogle on Social Justice and Free Speech in Mythicist Miwaukee

Lyndsey Ogle and her work were featured on an episode of 'Mythicist Miwaukee' Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at the University of Maryland

Geiger spoke on Computational Ethnography as part of U of M iSchool's speaker series.  Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Beyond Academia Conference

Horbinski spoke at the Beyond Academia Conference as part of the Media and Communication panel. Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Eric Paulos Smashing Computer in Critical Making goes Viral on the Daily Mail and Boing Boing Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Hack the Bells How-To Now Online

A free, online guide to organizing a carillon remix contest based off the Berkeley Center for New Media's "Hack the Bells" competition is now available. Read more

26 Feb, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Paolo Cirio Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Jacob Gaboury a 2018 Media Archaeology Lab Resident

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury was selected as one of 10 fellows for the 2018 Media Archaeology Lab's residency program.  Read more

23 Feb, 2018

David Bates Presents Annual Straker Lecture at UBC

Prof. David Bates is presenting "Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence” for the STS Program’s Annual Straker lecture. The lecture will occur on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 PM in Swing 122. Read more

21 Feb, 2018

Common Conversations Revisited: Ines Weizman

Architecture professor Ines Weizman spoke at length about the life and legacy of Adolf Loos, delving into the work he left behind and how debates over ownership persist to this day. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

20 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg Included in Oxford's AI in a Week

Goldberg is included in the content on 'AI in a Week,' a crash-course on AI launched by Oxford Insights Read more

12 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Webstock

Trevor Paglen will be speaking at this year's Webstock conference in New Zealand. Read more

12 Feb, 2018

Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

Grace Gipson was quoted in "Momentum builds for 'Black Panther'" in The San Francisco Chronicle.  Read more

09 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on e-Flux

Read Trevor Paglen's article on Fedorov's Geographies of Time on e-Flux Read more

09 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Profiled in The Economist

Alum Trevor Paglen and his art has been featured in The Economist Read more

09 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kris Paulsen Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Robot Renaissance in Wired

Goldberg was quoted in "Your Online Shopping Habit is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" in Wired. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and Dex-Net in Technology Review

Ken Goldberg and Dex-Net 2.0 was featured in Technology Review's round up of 2017 robots. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep and 'The Bank of Hysteria' Featured on The Root

Malika's NWMEDIA 190/290 project 'The Bank of Hysteria' was featured on The Root. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Keynote at Ways of Knowing Conference

Alum Trevor Paglen and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun were Keynote Speakers at Ways of Knowing Cities Conference by the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia.

 

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06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at ARCOMadrid 2018

Paglen is one of the featured artists at ARCOmadrid 2018, a contemporary art gallery series. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Disco Ball Launched from New Zealand

Trevor Paglen launches 'Disco Ball' into space from New Zealand! Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity in RIA Robotics Online

Ken Goldberg featured on article on the multiplicity in Robotics Industries Association: Robotics Online. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at the ICA Boston

Trevor Paglen's work is being exhibited in Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Read more

05 Feb, 2018

HTNM Natasha Schüll Video Now Online

Missed out on Natasha Schüll's talk about self-tracking devices? The video of her lecture is now live. Read more

05 Feb, 2018

Spaces of Free Speech Panel Video from Reply All Now Online

Watch the Reply All conference speakers discuss how various spaces, physical and digital, demand different responses and protections for free speech. The video is now available for public viewing on Youtube.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018

All Videos from Reply All Now Online

Couldn't make it out to the all-day symposium, Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media, last semester? All the panels, addresses and remarks have now been uploaded onto Youtube.  Read more

04 Feb, 2018

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation Video Now Online

If you couldn't make it out to the Humanizing Deportation conference back in December, there is now a video of the talk available on Youtube for public consumption. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep at NWSA 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Malika Imhotep received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at mono.klub

Alum Trevor Paglen spoke KW Institute for Contemporary Art, in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, for mono.klub, the analog to mono.kultur magazine.  Read more

02 Feb, 2018

2017 Conference on Robotic Learning CoChaired by Ken Goldberg Now Online

Video from the conference, co-organized by Ken Goldberg, are now online Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie at UCB

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie gave a talk, "The Digital Activism Gap: Social Media, Social Movements and Social Class," at Cal! Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Multiplicity in Wired

Goldberg was featured in "Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk about the Multiplicity" in Wired, on the rise of robot-human multiplicity. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Laurent El-Ghaoui at the Spring 2018 IEOR Speaker Series

Laurent El-Ghaoui's lecture 'Lifted neural nets' was the first seminar event of the Spring 2018 IEOR series. Read more

31 Jan, 2018

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Seeking Undergraduate Assistants

Are you a UC Berkeley student interested in participating in Human-Computer Interaction research? Join the Hybrid Ecologies Lab! Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Bonnie Ruberg Receives Inclusiveness Excellence Spirit Award at UCI

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg received the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Award at UCI for work diversifying esports. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Culture of the Future in Moscow

Ken Goldberg participated in arts 'laboratory' at NCCA, Moscow Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at All Things in Moderation Conference

Stuart Geiger presented on Wikipedia algorithms at UCLA's All Things in Moderation Conference Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on "Into the Impossible" Podcast

Paglen discusses his Orbital Reflector during "Speculative CubeSats" on the Center for Human Imagination's podcast.
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30 Jan, 2018

David Bates at ENMI

David Bates presented "Un réseau peut-il être intelligent? [Can a network be intelligent?]" at Les Entretiens du Nouveau Monde Industriel 2017. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at AHA

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented at the American Historical Association's 132nd Annual Meeting. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Publishes on the Digital Activism Gap

Schradie published "The Digital Activism Gap" in Social Problems Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on Artsy

Paglen's work was featured in "The Future of Art," a short film series on ArtsyRead more

25 Jan, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to two of New Media's most outstanding students. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

25 Jan, 2018

Introducing our Spring 2018 Research Assistants

Each year, the BCNM selects four graduate student projects that we believe will both interest and prove engaging to undergraduates. Undergraduates apply to be a research fellow and once selected, they have the opportunity to work on high-level research in concert with our graduates, who mentor them on research methods. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik & Alpha 60 in the California Magazine

Abigail De Kosnik discusses Game of Thrones and shares her pro-piracy argument with the data she has collected through her project titled "alpha60". Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Goldberg Demystifying the Science in WALL-E

Prof. Ken Goldberg will demystify the science in WALL-E on Feb. 10th with JCCCSF. Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Symposium — The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates!

Congratulations to Shangjun (Jenny) Jiang and Allison Nguyen our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates! Read more

23 Jan, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Michael Rock

 

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23 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at WEF meeting

BCNM Alumnus Trevor Paglen was selected to attend the 48th Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.  Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Ng Bringing Diversity to the Carillon at Michigan

Alum Tiffany Ng featured in "The invisible musician: carillonists at Michigan," by Sam Lu in The Michigan Daily.  Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Kris Fallon on Docalogue December

Kris Fallon's film "Networks, Connection and Information" was featured on Docalogue! Read more

22 Jan, 2018

Spring 2018 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduate students are now invited to apply for Spring 2018 admission into the BCNM program. Read more

17 Jan, 2018

Kris Paulsen Receives Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship

Alum Kris Paulsen has received the prestigious Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Read more

11 Jan, 2018

Ken Goldberg at IF GeekPark

Ken Goldberg will be asking "Are Collaborative Cloud Robotics a Threat...or an Opportunity?" at IF GeekPark in Beijing on January 20, 2018. Read more

11 Jan, 2018

SRL Featuring Robots by Eric Paulos at Marlborough Contemporary and in the News Read more

25 Dec, 2017

Alum Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery

Alum Erin Johnson is exhibiting The Way Things Can Happen at the Power Pant Gallery in Durham, NC. Read more

06 Dec, 2017

NWMEDIA C262 Showcase Read more

06 Dec, 2017

NWMEDIA 190/290 Critical Practices Showcase Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Rogue Archives Reviewed in Leonardo Reviews

BCNM ExComm member Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was reviewed by Leondardo Reviews. Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Alum Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence

"A ‘Sanctuary City’ but who gets to live here?"
with Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence and BCNM Alum Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted on Kuri and Home Robotics in Wired

BCNM's Ken Goldberg was quoted in Wired on robotic help in the home.  Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Trevor Paglen and Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance in The Guardian

BCNM alum and artist Trevor Paglen and his art were featured on an article on art in the age of mass surveillance in The Guardian.  Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Ken Goldberg on The Next Billion Seconds

Ken Goldberg was featured on the podcast, The Next Ten Billion Seconds. Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night Read more

03 Dec, 2017

Lashon Daley at the National Women's Studies Association Conference 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Lashon Daley received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Read more

03 Dec, 2017

BCNM Seed Grant Funded New Cadavre Exquis by Neyran Turan Receives Award

Neyran Turan, recipient of a BCNM seed grant, received an honorable mention from the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

ATC Video Now Online: Frank Foer

Couldn't make it out to the Arts Technology Culture colloquium with Frank Foer and Nicholas Thompson back in September? The video of their dialogue about big tech is now online! Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Conference Grants

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28 Nov, 2017

Robert Reich Video from Reply All Now Online

Watch former US Secretary of Labor and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich give the keynote address for the Reply All symposium. The video is now available to the public via YouTube.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Grace Gipson on Gwendolyn Brooks in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson penned a biography about Black poet laureate and committed activist Gwendolyn Brooks, celebrating the life and work she left behind. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Trevor Paglen's Reaper Drone at the Wichita Art Museum

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's art piece, "Reaper Drone," was featured at the Wichita Art Museum's exhbition about surveillance and photography.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg in A Berkeley View of Systems Challenges for AI

Ken Goldberg collaborated with 16 other Berkeley researchers in composing a paper on their perspectives of systems challenges for AI. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Harry Burson at Sounding Out Space

Harry Burson, a Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient, attended the Sounding Out the Space international conference earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

From sports and cultural data analytics to art and technology performances, from design to the philosophies around technology, these students are excited to dive into New Media on campus.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

The news reports on Trevor Paglen, BCNM alum and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and his plans to launch an artistic satellite into space by 2018. Read more

21 Nov, 2017

The Spaces of Free Speech Video from Reply All Now Online

The Spaces of Free Speech Panel panel during the Reply All symposium is now available for public viewing.  Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Architectural Digest Profiles Alum Trevor Paglen

After winning the 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant, BCNM alum Trevor Paglen sits down to speak with the Architectural Digest. Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Shannon Jackson at PARSE Conference 2017

Shannon Jackson participated in the "Vocabularies of Exclusion" strand at the PARSE Conference 2017 this week. Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in First Person Scholar. Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Niemeyer Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Grant

Greg Niemeyer and collaborators DJ Spooky and the Internet Archive receive prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission grant for data sonified hip-hop opera! Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the NRI PI Meeting

Ken Goldberg to present "Scalable Collaborative Human-Robot Learning" at the National Robotics Initiative PI meeting. 

 

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14 Nov, 2017

Tiffany Ng Appointed Affiliate Faculty in Digital Studies at University of Michigan

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng has added affiliate faculty in Digital Studies to her profile. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado Part of "Boricuas in Berkeley" Aiding Puerto Rico

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado, a BCNM graduate student, joins Boricuas in Berkeley to aid Puerto Rico. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017

Ken Goldberg will speak at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017 on Friday, November 17. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

Revisit the “Between Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of the Mind” symposium, which featured speakers including Professor David Bates, Dr. Yuk Hui, Luciana Parisi, and Warren Sack. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie on Hashtag Solidarity and the Paris Attacks

BCNM alum Jen Schradie reflects upon the lack of a unifying hashtag for the Paris Attacks on November 13, 2015 and its ramifications. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

ATC Revisited: Michael Rock

We revisit Michael Rock's talk as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture speaker series. Read more

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

Abigail De Kosnik and alum Reginold Royston presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2017. Read more

09 Nov, 2017

Summer Fellowships Now Available

Applications for Summer 2018 are now available! BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer research. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on CBS Local on AI and the Workforce

Ken Goldberg is quoted by CBS Local in discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ed Campion on the University Carillon

Ed Campion, Department of Music chair, comments on the university Carillon and the Music Department's support. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on RoBhat Labs in Daily Cal

Ken Goldberg is quoted in a Daily Cal article about RoBhat Labs and their latest Google Chrome extension release, Botcheck.me. Read more

07 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Hito Steyerl in Porto

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl participated in a Forum of the Future discussion. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg and Team Published on BAIR

Ken Goldberg and team published on BAIR about DART: Noise Injection for Robust Imitation Learning. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Berkeley's DeepDrive Releases 36,000 Nexar Research Videos

Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) and Nexar announce the release of videos and images for further research. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Alum Bonnie Ruberg has been published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Visiting Faculty at The New Normal

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen is named visiting faculty at The New Normal, a post-graduate program in Moscow, Russia. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado in Davis

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado reflects on her experience at the Imagining America conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

5 Questions with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg sits down with the UCB Student Affairs to answer prospective students' questions. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Will Payne at the Future of Food in St. Louis

Will Payne reflects on his experience at the Future of Food Studies conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Update: Surgical Robotics with Ken Goldberg

BAIR has published an article of updates to Ken Goldberg's project in Surgical Robotics. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Michelle Carney and other MIMS Students Win AR Hackathon!

Michelle Carney, Michelle Chen, Connor Hunihan, Daphne Jong and Ching-yi Lin won CitizenAR hackathon with an application for the Tenderloin community to interact and connect through an AR game design. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

Jen Schradie received her PhD from Berkeley and recently published Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, which can be bought on Amazon. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Weighs in on #MeToo on CNN

BCNM alum Jen Schradie spoke with CNN about the #MeToo movement, discussing effective mobilization and action through a digital medium. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's book, Queer Game Studies, was reviewed in the Critical Studies in Media Communication journal.  Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Sirens 2017 Conference

Andrea Horbinski will be participating in two program items for the Sirens 2017 Conference in Colorado. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

ATC Revisited: Paolo Cirio, "Socially Engaged Internet-Art"

Revisiting Paolo Cirio's ATC speaker event about activism and social commentary through art. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Eric Paulos & Ken Goldberg Exhibiting at The Luggage Store

Paulos and Goldberg are two of the many participating artists that will be featured at the "Illegal" exhibition special event at the Luggage Store Gallery. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Sonia Katyal Published in the California Law Review on Technoheritage

BCNM ExComm member Sonia Katyal discusses the dynamic between technology and culture in her article, "Technoheritage," which was published in the California Law Review.  Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Experts on Building Faster, More Secure AI Systems

Ken Goldberg, member of RISElab and Chair of IEOR, comments on possible methods to control the AI challenges that are appearing. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Abigail De Kosnik's Rogue Archives Reviewed on A&M

BCNM ExComm member Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was reviewed in Archives & Manuscripts!  Read more

31 Oct, 2017

New Keyword Anthology for Art Across Disciplines Co-Edited by Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, BCNM ExComm member, is co-editing a keywords anthology intended to generate understanding across artistic disciplines.  Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College

Bonnie Ruberg, BCNM alum, was a panelist at the Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College to talk about her contributions to a new book.  Read more

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications from current UC Berkeley PhD students. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Reply All in the News

The news reports on Reply All, a campus-wide symposium by the Berkeley Center of New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA on the 53rd anniversary of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual on Teaching Electronic Literature

Alex Saum-Pascual writes about her Digital Humanities course on e-literature, which she developed as a DH Fellow. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Eric Paulos and Unmaking

Eric Paulos (EECS, Jacobs Design Innovation) developed a design tool to allow artists and designers to plan for their creation's destruction and failure as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Alum Kate Mattingly Reviews Radical Bodies in The Dancer's Group

Alum Kate Mattingly reviews Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 to 1972. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Koci Hernandez on Photography Radio

Richard Koci Hernandez discusses black & white iPhone photography on an episode of Photography Radio. Read more

26 Oct, 2017

CFP Games Studies Guest Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg & Amanda Philips

Alum Bonnie Ruberg and Amanda Philips are guest editors for a special issue in Game Studies, the international journal of computer game research.   Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Jen Schradie on #MeToo in the Daily Beast

Jen Schradie, BCNM alum and sociologist with the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, discussed "hashtag activism" and the possibility of #MeToo becoming a part of a larger movement.  Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Collaborative Robots and Advance Vision Conference

Ken Goldberg speaks on the new wave in robot grasping at the Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Conference November 16th, 2017. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Lashon Daley at Litquake 2017

Lashon Daley is a PhD scholar in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley and spoke at  Litquake 2017 in San Francisco. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum and Scott Rettberg Awarded Peder Sather Grant

Alex Saum-Pascual from UC Berkeley and Scott Rettberg from the University of Bergen received a Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study grant. Read more

23 Oct, 2017

Recommended Spring 2018 New Media Courses Now Online

Check out our recommended Cal New Media courses being offered Spring 2018! Read more

23 Oct, 2017

From Berkeley to Spain: A Summer of Digital Art History

Greg Niemeyer, Berkeley Center of New Media Director, and Justin Underhill speak about their experiences at the Digital Art History Summer School 2017 in Malaga, Spain. Read more

23 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in ACM Proceedings

Stuart Geiger on the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture in ACM Proceedings. Read more

22 Oct, 2017

Revisited: Frank Foer, "World Without Mind"

Revisiting Frank Foer's ATC speaker event about his new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. Read more

19 Oct, 2017

TF Tierney Video on Intelligent Infrastructures Now Online

TF Tierney's book talk about intelligent infrastructure is now available for public viewing.  Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston Interviewed on Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogies

Reginold Royston is a media and cultural studies scholar who has recelty been interviewed on his work with digital humanities. Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz, co-organizers and founders of the Queerness and Games Conference, collaborated on a published piece titled "In Practice: Queerness and Games." Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in Big Data & Society

Stuart Geiger on the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture in Big Data & Society. Read more

18 Oct, 2017

Grace Gipson on Afrofuturism and Comic Books in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson writes about the role of Black Women in the superhero comic book universe in works such as Misty Knight and Moon Girl. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Welcome Tom McEnaney

Please welcome our new Executive Committee member Tom McEnaney! McEnaney works at the intersections of the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, and computational (digital) humanities.  Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at TedX Oakland

Ken Goldberg will present at the TedX Oakland 2017 conference on Sunday October 22nd! Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Greg Niemeyer in Open Codes Exhibition at ZKM

Greg Niemeyer's work is being exhibited at ZKM in their Open Codes exhibit from October 20th 2017 to August 8th 2018. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Ron Rael at Berkeley's Uncharted Festival

Ron Rael will be presenting "Borderwall as architecture" at Uncharted at 11:30 on the 27th! Read more

17 Oct, 2017

New York Times on BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen's Space Art

The New York Times features alum Trevor Paglen and his futuristic art.  Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in The Guardian on the Hyperloop

Nicholas de Monchaux, an associate professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley, commented on Elon Musk's dream for an underground highway in Los Angeles. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

At the beginning of October, alum Bonnie Ruberg attended IndieCade in Downtown Los Angeles to speak about the relationship between games and politics. Read more

16 Oct, 2017

HTNM Revisited: Natasha Schüll

From the NYU professor's talk, "Datasense," in which she discussed from her forthcoming book, "Keeping Track: Sensor Tehnology, Self-Regulation, and the Data-Driven Life." Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society. Read more

14 Oct, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Maija Hynninen & Sounding Sculpture

Read about Maija Hynninen's BCNM-funded research as she builds and improves the sound diffusion system for 'Sounding Sculpture.' Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Society for Social Studies of Science in Boston

Stuart Geiger gave a presentation in regarding autoethnographic methods for studying data-driven knowledge production in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

Andrea Horbinski, BCNM alum, talked about manga as a science fiction medium at the Mechademia conference in late September. Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Bay Area Science Festival

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger will be giving a talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence at the Bay Area Science Festival in early November.  Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Multiplicity

BCNM faculty member Ken Goldberg was a special guest on the podcast, "Expanding Minds," where he talked about robot multiplicity and various other topics. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at JupyterCon

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger presented at JupyterCon this past August, offering a deeper understanding on how to use Jupyter in diverse ways and insights on the changing rituals around computation.  Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Christo Sims on Disruptive Fixation on KPFA and Databite

Christo Sims, author of Disruptive Fixation and a Berkeley alum, presents on school reform and techno-fetishism. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Sonia Katyal in Slate on AI, Algorithms, and Sexual Orientation

Sonia Katyal, a BCNM faculty member and law professor at Berkeley, publishes an article on why you should be suspicious of that study claiming A.I. can detect a person’s sexual orientation. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

Goldberg gives his opinion on Mark Sagar's creation "BabyX", a robotic baby that is terrifyingly lifelike.  Read more

03 Oct, 2017

BCNM 2016-2017 Publications

Come check out the round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Warehouse Robots

UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg is featured in a NYT article regarding his lab's phenomenal robotic work. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Automation Lab on RTVE

Ken Goldberg and the Automation Lab make an appearance on RTVE's "El cazador de crebros," or "The Brain Hunter," to talk about artificial intelligence. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston at SNTA

BCNM alum Reginold Royston presented at the first day of the Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa conference. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger will be attending the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers later this October in Tartu, Estonia.  Read more

28 Sep, 2017

Eric Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab in Forbes for Work with Adobe

Eric Paulos is one of the researchers from the Hybrid Ecologies Lab at UC Berkeley working with Adobe on their new endeavors. Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open Undergraduate Certificate Program

Undergraduated are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM undergrad program.
Applications due November 1. Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University Oct 18

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux will be speaking at Ohio State University as part of its fall lecture series.  Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Welcome Steffen Moestrup: Visiting Scholar from Copenhagen

Steffen Moestrup joins us from the University of Copenhagen to study personality driven journalism Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduates are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM program.
Applications due November 1. Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Molly Nicholas & Wearable Tech in Hospitals

Read about Molly Nicholas' BCNM-funded research on wearable tech for therapeutic clowning, in collaboration with the Medical Clown Project. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley Team Selected To Design Adaptive Responses To Bay Area Climate Change

A diverse group of locally-based and globally-experienced professionals, academics, students, and policy makers from the University of California, Berkeley has been chosen to participate in the Resilient By Design (RBD) Bay Area Challenge. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

Free Speech on Free Speech: An Open Dialogue

How should university campuses facilitate free speech when there is the potential for violence?
An opinion lab presented in partnership with Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media Symposium Read more

18 Sep, 2017

Ian Cheng at MOMA

Upcoming ATC speaker and Cal alumnus Ian Chang talks to CALIFORNIA Magazine about his MoMA-exhibited art, his experience at UC Berkeley, and his professional and personal journey after graduation. Read more

14 Sep, 2017

Jen Schradie on Media Coverage of the Berkeley Protests

BCNM alumna Jen Schradie critiques how the press sensationalized protests in Berkeley. Read more

14 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley at Conference on Robotic Learning

BCNM co-founder Ken Goldberg co-authored 3 research papers that will be presented at the first annual Conference of Robotic Learning. Read more

11 Sep, 2017

Announcing Our Fall Symposium — Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

New media and modes of digital expression are transforming our experience of, and shaping conversations around free speech. We're gathering faculty, students, and staff to address these changes. Read more

11 Sep, 2017

Revisited: TF Tierney, Intelligent Infrastructure Read more

07 Sep, 2017

Live Fieldwork with Bob & Maxine's Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra

Human improviser meets machine improviser. Ritwik Banerji's Maxine improvises with Ken Ueno. Read more

05 Sep, 2017

The 2017-2018 Critical Theory Working Group: Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition Building Read more

01 Sep, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Women in Tech on Medium

The CITRIS Deputy Director addresses the growing prominence of the gender gap in tech Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: BCNM Open House Fall 2017 Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Greg Niemeyer & Ron Rael at Focus on the Visual Conference

This year's UC Berkeley Librarian Association conference turns its eyes to the digital humanities field Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in Quartz

A Quartz article quoted De Monchaux about Elon Musk's Instagram post of SpaceX spacesuit prototype.  Read more

28 Aug, 2017

Learning Analytics Conference

Join cross-disciplinary experts from UC Berkeley and beyond as they share perspectives on data's influence on learning environments (think: how bCourses became bCourses) Read more

23 Aug, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

From new journalism to virtual reality, telepresence to designing brands, this year's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium packs a punch! Read more

23 Aug, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Conference Grants

Calling BCNM Grad students! If you're presenting a paper at a conference, apply for these grants to help subsidize the costs! Read more

22 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Juliana Friend and Many-to-Many

Read about Friend's ethnographic research for her Many-to-Many project, funded by BCNM Read more

17 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Malika Imhotep at the International School for Decolonial Black Feminism

Malika Imhotep documents her BCNM-funded research on Black feminism in Brazil. Read more

17 Aug, 2017

De Kosnik to Speak at EMPAC

BCNM and TDPS Prof. Abigail De Kosnik will present a talk on the Media Crease on September 13th, as part of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center's 2017 season! Read more

16 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Joins the Board of Robo Global

The organization that defined the very first benchmark index for the robotics and automation market welcomes Goldberg to their team Read more

16 Aug, 2017

Ron Rael Speaking on the Divided States of America at SPUR Oakland

Next Thursday evening, Rael will speak on a panel among academics, authors, and artists to discuss art and activism Read more

16 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in the NYT on Autonomous Gliders

Microsoft teaches gliders how to fly on their own; Prof. Goldberg brings insight to this NYT article Read more

15 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Humanizing Deportation

Read Yairamaren Roman Maldonado's account of collaborating with the UC Digital Storytelling project, funded by BCNM Read more

15 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Miyoko Conley on Holograms in K-Pop

Miyoko Conley (TDPS) documents her BCNM-funded research on digital fandom in Seoul, South Korea Read more

12 Aug, 2017

CS160 Final Project Showcase

Check out photos from an incredible semester with Cesar Torres' CS160 summer class! Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Ryan Ikeda reflects on his experience at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) this June in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Counterpulse

Hil Goldberg's "Our Future Ends" will be showcased at the established experimental performance space in San Francisco. Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Alum Ashley Ferro-Murray in Conversation with Andrew Schneider on WAMC

Listen to this witty show's episode shared between Obie Award-winning Schneider and Alum Ashley Ferro-Murray. Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Exploratorium After Dark, Discussing Space Suits

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear Prof. de Monchaux discuss human space travel with Adam Savage, famed industrial designer. Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Autodesk Design Night

Goldberg's research project on cloud-connected robots discussed at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF! Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

Prof. Abigail de Kosnik's seed grant funded digital humanities tool has been garnering major attention in the news! Read more

01 Aug, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From software arts to self-tracking technologies, cybernetics to techno-ecologies, we are thrilled to introduce the speakers in this year's History and Theory of New Media program. Read more

01 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Preparing Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

Prof. Goldberg commented on the growing trend of emphasizing coding skills in young children's classrooms. Read more

28 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Applied Innovation Exchange

Ken Goldberg led a conversation on a benign robot future in which robots work together with humans at "What's Now: San Francisco" at the Applied Innovation Exchange. Read more

25 Jul, 2017

TWC Call for Papers

Transformative Works and Cultures, a journal of fan scholarship, wants your submissions on fan communities of color! Read more

25 Jul, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual and aluma Lydia Tuan at ELO 2017

Last week, Assistant Professor Saum-Pascual and BCNM alum Lydia Tuan shared their scholarship with the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Portugal. Read more

25 Jul, 2017

Feminist Media Histories Interviews Alumna Bonnie Ruberg

Alum Bonnie Ruberg sat down with Feminist Media Histories, a journal and podcast, for its summer topic on Data.  Read more

19 Jul, 2017

Camille Crittenden part of New NHERI SimCenter

The Deputy Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute joins the SimCenter, an organization for research on natural hazards. Read more

19 Jul, 2017

DexNet Collaboration with the Siemens Institute Read more

18 Jul, 2017

de Monchaux Quoted in Newsweek on Spacesuits

Amidst all the talk of future migration to Mars, one overlooked subject is perhaps the most important: what will we wear? Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Five Questions with Adam Hutz

The Jacobs Institute sat down with Adam Hutz, a doctoral candidate in rhetoric & new media, who also teaches NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making alongside Eric Paulos. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Koci Hernandez Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Richard Koci Hernandez adds yet another distinguished title to his name: Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Journalism, with tenure! Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at MIT Robotics Conference

The professor of Robotics, Automation, and New Media spent time at MIT last week for a conference on robots. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jenny Jiang

This year, BCNM initiated its undergraduate research fellowships, which offer undergraduates the chance to engage in direct research experience with BCNM graduates. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg's WSJ Article Quoted in Forbes

Forbes draws from an article Professor Goldberg published earlier last month. Read more

05 Jul, 2017

David Bates in Project Epistémè

David Bates headed to Paris to participate in a two-day seminar project on AI and "black boxes". Read more

29 Jun, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Data Art in Moving Ideas.arts video!

Greg Niemeyer presents on data art for Moving Ideas! Read more

29 Jun, 2017

Andrea Gagliano, Sasha Volkov and Transparency Times Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Chancellor Christ Visits CITRIS Invention Lab! Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Cesar Torres Receives Microsoft Dissertation Grant

César Torres from Hybrid Ecologies Labs recieved the Microsoft Dissertation Grant for his work! Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg and Team Release Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset!

Article on Goldberg and team's Dex-Net 2.0 data set release in Spectrum IEEE! Read more

27 Jun, 2017

Jenni Higgs in Review of Research in Education

This BCNM grad contributed to a paper on the reconceptualization of educational inquiry in the March issue of Review of Research of Education. Read more

27 Jun, 2017

Ron Rael & Arch100D Take 3D Printed Homes to Kenya

If only all university field trips were like this innovative, immersive excursion. Read more

21 Jun, 2017

Summer 2018 Course Proposals Open! Read more

21 Jun, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Celebrations and Challenges for Queer Members of the Tech Community

BCNM Executive Committee member, Camille Crittenden, published a post on Medium about the impertinence of LGBT inclusion in tech industries. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

Berkeley Arts + Design End of Year Reflection

Arts + Design Associate Vice Chancellor Shannon Jackson discusses the program's track record this past academic year. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

WIRED Video Featuring Ken Goldberg Read more

20 Jun, 2017

Bay Area Artists Report Published

How are Bay Area visual artists really getting paid? Read more

20 Jun, 2017

Alum Thérèse Tierney Publishes on Intelligent Infrastructure Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at WEAR 2017

De Monchaux spoke at WEAR 2017 about his book Fashioning Apollo! Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg in the Wall Street Journal

Goldberg recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on growing human-robotic partnerships. Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Video Now Online: "Conveying Climate Change"

with DJ Spooky  Read more

08 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Seth Lu

Seth Lu reflects on his work with Juliana Friend through BCNM's undergraduate fellowship program. Read more

07 Jun, 2017

Justin Berner at the NYU-Columbia Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Conference

Justin Berner presented paper "Waking up to a World in Color" for Happiness Conference at NYU. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg's DexNet in the News Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Carmen Zheng

Undergrad Carmen Zheng was selected to work with Ritwik Banerji on his project Music, Improvisation, and Ethnography. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Abigail De Kosnik's Alpha 60 Featured in Daily Cal's Innovation Round Up Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Shannon Jackson on Arts & Public Service at SFMOMA

Jackson was part of a moderated discussion on the future of artistic engagement in public life. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Camille Crittenden at CITRIS Inclusive AI Symposium

Goldberg and Crittenden were at the "Inclusive AI: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future" symposium. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg at SAIL-Toyota Seminar Series at Stanford Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2017

Molly Nicholas reflects on her experience at CHI 2017 in Denver. Read more

31 May, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the Latin American Studies Association's 50th Conference Read more

31 May, 2017

Call for Students: Cranes and Cube: Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

An opportunity to accompany Professor Asma Kazmi on a paid two-week research and production trip to Jeddah, Medina, and Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia in August 2017. Read more

26 May, 2017

Shannon Jackson at Oakland Book Festival

Shannon Jackson, professor at BCNM, moderated "Envisioning Equity in the Arts" a discussion at the Oakland Book Festival. Read more

26 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg in Engineering Utopia Read more

25 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg Chair at ICRA-X Public Forum Session

Ken Goldberg, professor at BCNM, was chair at ICRA-X Public Forum's session "Frontiers of Robotics" as part of outreach to the general public at ICRA2017! Read more

25 May, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Canyon Perry

Canyon Perry was selected to work with Yaira Roman Madonado on her project Literary and Digital Avant-Gardes in Post-National Puerto Rico. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire Read more

25 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg Featured in Robotics Business Review

Ken Goldberg featured in "Cloud Robotics Promises to Simplify Machine Tending" in Robotics Business Review Read more

24 May, 2017

Tom McEnaney Publishes Acoustic Property

A new book exploring the prehistory of wireless culture from BCNM Alum Tom McEnany Read more

24 May, 2017

Christo Sims Publishes Disruptive Fixation Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer at If You Weren't Read more

24 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE Add Note to Practitioners

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE's simplified second abstract was featured in an article for the IEEE RAS.  Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Publishes Alternate Reality Games with Antero Garcia

Alternate Reality Games at the Cusp of Digital Gameplay is a volume of scholarship on the state of alternate reality gaming. Read more

23 May, 2017

Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There Read more

22 May, 2017

Grace Gipson at Black Imagine Oakland

Grace Gipson shared insights on comics and afrofuturism at the Black Imagine Oakland convention. Read more

17 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

These students have made extensive contributions to New Media at Cal Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

  Read more

16 May, 2017

Andrew Atwood Receives Seed Grant for New Apps for New Audiences

Andrew Atwood received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to create interactive app designs as a way to engage and attract new audiences to architecture Read more

15 May, 2017

Farewell Mercedes Li Read more

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

15 May, 2017

Alum Tiffany Ng Featured in Diverse Issues of Higher Education

Alum Tiffany Ng is fundraising for minority students to have the opportunity to learn the carillon Read more

14 May, 2017

Jenni Higgs at AERA 2017

Jenni Higgs reflects on her experience at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) this May in San Antonio, Texas Read more

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

12 May, 2017

Damon Young Receives Seed Grant for After the Private Self

Damon Young received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to produce a book commissioned by MIT Press on identity in the age of #selfies Read more

11 May, 2017

Arts + Design Mondays @BAMPFA Videos Now Online

Check out the videos from some of the great lectures this semester, including our Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium! Read more

11 May, 2017

Introducing Simon Zheng Read more

08 May, 2017

NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making Showcase 2017 Revisited Read more

08 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Our Automated Future on NPR

Ken Goldberg was featured on NPR discussing robots and our automated future Read more

06 May, 2017

Kate Mattingly on Joe Goode In Dancer's Group

Kate Mattingly's latest at the Dancer's Group Read more

06 May, 2017

T. Geronimo Johnson Wins Simpson Family Prize Read more

06 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Cloud Robotics with Living MacTavish

Will a robot take your job? Ken Goldberg on cloud robotics with Living MacTavish Read more

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

BCNM was well represented at CHI 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Read more

02 May, 2017

Salaam Sculpture: Noura Howell

Noura Howell's Salaam Sculpture was shown on the UC Berkeley campus! Read more

02 May, 2017

//supraliminal - Greg Niemeyer at ZKM Read more

01 May, 2017

Revisited: "Many to Many"

Juliana Friend & Seth Lu launched the interactive ethnographic archive, Many to Many Read more

28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

Greg Niemeyer received BCNM research funding to build a VR rendering of Earth. Read more

28 Apr, 2017

Ohmni TeleRobot Harnesses 20 Year-Old Research from Eric Paulos

Research from Eric Paulos’ 20 year-old PRoP research group is still creating products! Read more

27 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Named Bakar Faculty Fellow & Recipient of Spark Fund Award

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux on being named a Bakar Faculty Fellow and recipient of the Spark Fund Award for 2017-2018! Read more

26 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Digital Dissent" Read more

25 Apr, 2017

Rama Gottfried Assisting in a High Demand Course at EMPAC this Summer

The workshop has already reached it’s enrollment limit, and in response EMPAC is offering a lecture-only option during the week Read more

24 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Parenting for a Digital Future"

with Alicia Blum-Ross Read more

24 Apr, 2017

ATC Video Now Online: “Designing Spaces for New Media Art”

If you missed our recent Arts, Technology and Culture colloquium with Andy and Deborah Rappaport - the video is now live Read more

24 Apr, 2017

Hubert Dreyfus in Memoriam

We are sad to hear of the passing of philosopher Hubert Dreyfus. Read more

20 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Conveying Climate Change"

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, discussed how art can support science in advance of the Science March on Washington Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers

Will Payne presented his research at the American Association of Geographers this April in Boston, MA. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Degrees of Visibility

Ashley Hunt discussed the visibility of prisons as part of our Commons Conversations series Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina, Prof. of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Video Now Online: "Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe"

with Jan De Vos Read more

13 Apr, 2017

New Arts + Design Website Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping at Tempo Automation

Ken Goldberg on integrating robots into industry at Tempo Automation Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Local Code at BAMPFA with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

07 Apr, 2017

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

Ed Campion (Music) received $5,000 to build a sound habitat with Ron Rael (Architecture) as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Revisited Update: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

BCNM was proud to be part of UC Berkeley's 2017 Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Lecture at Eikones

Nicholas de Monchaux presented a lecture at the Eikones National Center of Competence in Research as part of the “Planning, Contingency and the Image of the Modern City” series. Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Course at Stanford with DJ Spooky

Niemeyer is hosting a Media Inclusion & Innovation course DJ Spooky Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe"

with Jan De Vos Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review

Goldberg was featured in an article by MIT's Technology Review on robot learning and human tele-operation of machines. Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts"

with Ron Rael Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Revisited: “Designing Spaces for New Media Art”

Andy and Deborah Rappaport, founders of the Minnesota Street Project, which houses affordable spaces for artists and non-profits, shared the pleasures and challenges of collecting art objects in this digital age. Read more

04 Apr, 2017

BCNM at Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference 2017

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies held its 2017 Conference at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg Lecture at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology's (BCLT) 6th annual Privacy Law Forum featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg as a Keynote speaker. Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg's "Queer Game Studies" Published Read more

22 Mar, 2017

Interview with Asma Kazmi!

Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor in Art Practice, joined the BCNM in Fall 2017. In this interview, she discusses her recent exhibition “Cranes and Cube” in Pakistan. Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

The Center of New Music and Audio Technologies‘ new website went public earlier this semester in a “soft” release. Read more

20 Mar, 2017

Announcing our Spring 2017 DE & Certificate Incoming Cohort Read more

20 Mar, 2017

A Statement Regarding UCPD Crowdsourcing Request for Identification Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: "Radical Technologies" with Adam Greenfield Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Syncing... Subject, Media, Society" Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Commons Conversations: Ian Ingram Revisited

We recap this illuminating, wildly humorous talk, "Wild Robots: Bodies and Signs" Read more

13 Mar, 2017

DH Fellows Talk with Juliana Friend

Juliana Friend and Laura K Nelson will lead the talk Digital Technologies and the Future of Qualitative and Interpretive Analysis. Read more

09 Mar, 2017

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in Adafruit Read more

07 Mar, 2017

New E-Lit Poem by Alex Saum-Pascual on Inventor of First E-Book

Saum-Pascual just published an e-lit poem on the inventor of the first e-book, Dona Angelita Read more

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Ripped Off? Pirate Technologies, Jugaad Politics, and Postcolonial Modernities"

An amazing talk by Kavita Philip Read more

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Designing for Truth"

CatalogTree's Joris Maltha discussed using data design for richer narratives. Read more

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: “Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini"

Missed Tanya Lombardo's lecture? No worries. We recapped it for you. Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Greg Niemeyer’s Teaching Philosophy Featured in Le Monde

The BCNM faculty and Art Practice professor gave an interview in the renowned newspaper.  Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Speaks at Game Developers Conference

BCNM alum Ruberg presented her talk, "Teaching Students How to Make Games under Fascism" at this game industry event. Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: "Our Landscape Futures"

Watch this event by Geoff Manaugh, New York Times-bestselling author on technology and utopias. Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Radical Technologies"

with Adam Greenfield  Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Media Innovation Scholarship was awarded to this forward-thinking student. Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the Lyman 2017 Fellowship Recipients

This year's Lyman fellow and runner-up goes to... Read more

27 Feb, 2017

Ken Goldberg Receives Google Research Grant

The 2016 Google Research Machine Learning and Data Mining Award goes to a BCNM faculty! Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

The Queerness and Games Conference takes the trip from NorCal to SoCal. Read more

23 Feb, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at YBCA Europa Closing

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux performed with Tom Sachs in the closing performance piece of the Europa landing exhibition Read more

22 Feb, 2017

Abigail de Kosnik’s Rogue Archives Reviewed in Pop Matters

The culture of fanfiction and digital cultures, brought to you by one of BCNM's own. Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Eric Paulos Gives Keynote at HotMobile Conference

This year's HotMobile Conference with Eric Paulos as Keynote speaker. Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Wins a Best Paper at CHI 2017

Light as a physical material? This paper won a major award for it. Read more

21 Feb, 2017

No Legacy Exhibition Opening | California College of the Arts

Check out the launch of this exciting exhibition! Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Introducing Our Undergraduate Research Fellows Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Video Now Online: Ken Goldberg at WAFR

Check out Ken Goldberg's Chair Remarks at WAFR 2016 and other work by UC Berkeley students and faculty! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Jenni Higgs at Writing Research Across Borders IV in Colombia

17 Feb, 2017

ATC Video Now Online: "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual."

With Tom Sachs
Missed this event? Have no fear! Watch it here! Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Revisited: "Our Landscape Futures"

Revisiting our lovely event with Geoff Manaugh who offered students and the public an insight into the design of cities and their unintentional impacts through the lense of "burglary." Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Camille Crittenden on International Women's Day Read more

10 Feb, 2017

Games and Politics

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

09 Feb, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Exhibition and Lecture at Univ. of Tennessee Read more

07 Feb, 2017

Revisited: Collecting the Uncollectible

A beautiful discussion with Pamela Kramlich and Lawrence Rinder on curating new media art, the changing roles of museums, curators, and artists, and the construction of the Kramlich home. Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

Eric Paulos challenged his Critical Making class (NWMEDIA 203) to create and present a novel protest object.  Read more

30 Jan, 2017

Robotics Manufacturing Consortium Awarded Department of Defense Funding

These awardees received an astounding $254 million in Department of Defense funding! Read about this incredible project here Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Summer Courses 2017!

What will you be learning this summer? We're offering two courses in New Media Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend in DC

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson in Melbourne

This past fall, we were pleased to offer several grants to help support our students in sharing their research at the premiere conferences in their field Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

23 Jan, 2017

Video Now Online: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

Heard the buzz about Luke Dubois's lecture? Listen to it yourself here! Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Video Now Online: Books in Browsers Series

Watch all 24 speaker events from this exciting conference here! Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Ritwik Banerji in Utrecht

This past Fall, we were pleased to offer several grants to help support our students in sharing their research at the premiere conferences in their field Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Walter Hood interviewed by Shannon Jackson in Boom California

Read excerpts of this wonderful conversation between Profs. Shannon Jackson and Walter Hood, for Boom California Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg’s Letter to the Editor

Ken Goldberg's letter to the editor was published in the New York Times on the supposed perils of AI  Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Cinemagillah at the National Museum of Jewish History

A participatory art project by BCNM prof. Ken Goldberg and his wife, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Ron Rael in the Museum of Modern Art

In a New York exhibition, "Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter"  Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Public Servants, Edited by Shannon Jackson, Published by MIT Press

Shannon Jackson is Associate Vice Chancellor of the Arts and Design and the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Professor at UC Berkeley. Read more

19 Jan, 2017

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen in New York Times

Trevor Paglen was featured in the New York Times article "A String Quartet Concert, With an A.I. Assist" Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Saving Water in Agriculture with Robots on UC Merced News

An article titled "Robots and People Working Together to Save Water and Enhance Agriculture" Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Alex Saum in Europe!

Sabbatical is not slowing down Prof. Alex Saum-Pascual, BCNM and Spanish, who has been traveling across Europe to attended and present at several conferences!  Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg featured in Fast Company

The BCNM professor and his research in Dex-Net was recently featured in the article "Why It's so Hard for Robots to Get a Grip" Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the 12th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

UC Berkeley students and faculty attended the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Shannon Jackson’s “In Terms of Performance” Published!

An anthology co-edited by Shannon Jackson and Paula Marincola, and produced by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Arts Research Center of UC Berkeley Read more

13 Jan, 2017

Urban Data Operations with Nicholas de Monchaux Jan 18

Don't miss out on this great discussion between Geoff Manaugh and Nicholas de Monchaux on Urban Data Operations at the Storefront for Art & Architecture this January 18 from 7-9pm! Read more

13 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on the Future of Work at the Mill Library

On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30pm Read more

16 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Rogue Archives" Book Launch

The discussion of Prof. De Kosnik's new book was held at University Press. Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Take Note: New Robot Conference Chaired by Ken Goldberg

We're excited to see this new conference on Robotic Learning co-chaired by Ken Goldberg! Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the 17th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Patent Law Conference Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Summer 2017 Research Fellowships Now Open for Applications

BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer doctoral or pre-doctoral research Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Conference Grants

The BCNM is able to offer a small subsidy for students attending the premiere conferences in their fields Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Rogue Archives Reviewed in Digicult

BCNM Professor Abigail De Kosnik's new book was reviewed by Sylvia Bertolotti in Digicult Read more

08 Dec, 2016

Video Now Online: “Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes”

with Virginia Kuhn. Check it out! Read more

07 Dec, 2016

Revisited: The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

Such a treat to have Reuben Margolin, an incredible sculptor... Read more

07 Dec, 2016

ATC Video Now Online: "Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination"

Missed our ATC Lecture with Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor? The video recording of the lecture is now online at Archive.org! Read more

07 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination"

A recap of "Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination" with Mike Tyka and Gray Area founder Josette Melchor. Read more

06 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Reading Robot Poetry!"

We revisit alum Margaret Rhee's reading from her new published collection Read more

30 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Local Code" Book Launch

We recap the evening of conversation on Prof. de Monchaux's new book Read more

28 Nov, 2016

Skintillates from Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in MakeZine

Skintillates was featured in MakeZine's article "Light Up Your Body with Temporary Tattoo Circuits" Read more

28 Nov, 2016

Critical Practices as Cultural Critique

22 Nov, 2016

Peter Lyman Fellowship Application Now Open

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media! Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Undergraduate Cohort

These students highlight the interdisciplinary nature of new media through the range of disciplines they represent and the exciting collaborative projects in which they are engage Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes”

Miyoko Conley, BCNM DE candidate, recaps Virginia Kuhn's HTNM lecture, "Video Analytics From Keywords to Keyframes." Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are very excited to welcome our newest cohort of Ph.D Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate students Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Ken Goldberg Named Chair of IEOR

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research has a new chairperson! Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Shannon Jackson on Funding the Arts at Battery Powered Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Technology, Space and Reason

Miyoko Conley recaps Bernard Stiegler's exciting Symposium held in October. Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

Lashon Daley featured Grace Gipson, also a BCNM Designated Emphasis student, on her podcast Stories&Slams! Read more

14 Nov, 2016

AMPLab to Become RISELab

We're excited to see AMPLab transform into RISELab, which focuses on real-time secure decision stacks! Read more

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

We recap Luke Dubois's talk in Jacobs Institute for Design. Read more

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Shannon Jackson at the Tate Exchange

The Tate Exchange is an annual program that brings together international artists, over 50 partners who work within and beyond the arts, and the public Read more

10 Nov, 2016

#TateExchange Highlights with Shannon Jackson Read more

08 Nov, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Drawing Futures

Drawing Futures 2016 is a conference on "Speculations on Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture" taking place at the Bartlett School of Architecture Read more

06 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Books in Browsers VII - Telling Small Stories"

We revisit the incredible conference held in San Francisco Read more

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

>play is the largest student-run digital media and technology conference Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Video Now Online: A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

Missed Miriam Posner's workshop the other day? No worries. Watch it here. Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Collaboration with DJ Spooky for Internet Archive 20th Anniversary Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Moffitt Reopens!

Hooray! Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Revisited: GIF Collider

This event was hosted at BAMPFA Read more

31 Oct, 2016

Getting a Game Studies PhD: A Guide for Aspiring Video Game Scholars

A guide written by Bonnie Ruberg, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at USC Read more

26 Oct, 2016

Andrea Horbinski Presents at the 2016 EU-Japan Agora Forum in Brussels

Held on October 24th and 25th in the Palais d'Egmont of Brussels, Belgium Read more

25 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Press Forward

BCNM was pleased to partner with the University of California Davis Libraries and Digital Humanities at Berkeley to bring PressForward to UC Berkeley Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

24 Oct, 2016

New Images from Greg Niemeyer’s Research Trip to Barrow!

With a BCNM grant, Prof. Greg Niemeyer is creating radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Jenni Higgs at DML

Here's a report of her recent presentation for this year's DML conference! Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson at the Tate Exchange

The assistant professor in Rhetoric and Performance Studies will participate in a series of events at the renowned London museum Read more

24 Oct, 2016

GloUH: Gaming Virtual Bodies: Video Games in South Asian Cities

The series hosts Irene Chien, BCNM alumna, to speak on moving through South Asian cities both within video games  Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Light in East Bay Express

In the East Bay Express's monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Dust and Data

BCNM's de Monchaux will attend the 13th International Bauhaus Colloquium, which will be held at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the Samsung CEO Summit

The theme this year was "The Age of Insight and Learning" Read more

20 Oct, 2016

Henry Jenkins Interviews Gail de Kosnik on Rogue Archives

The third and final installment of Henry Jenkins' interview series with BCNM professor Gail de Kosnik has now been published Read more

20 Oct, 2016

Video Now Online: Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

The BCNM and SPUR presented a conversation with Jane Jacobs scholar Peter Laurence Read more

19 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual."

Some thoughts on Tom Sachs's engaging lecture, "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual." earlier this fall. Read more

18 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson at SFMOMA on Art & Performance

As a part of "Cosmic Ray: Bay Area Art and Experiment, 1950s to Now", a conversation series hosted on Tuesdays from October 11 to November 15th Read more

18 Oct, 2016

The BIG GIVE

Together, we can think bigger and shape the future of new media Read more

18 Oct, 2016

Revisited: NetProv

BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor Lessons in NetProv: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene"

We recap this exciting lecture by Paul Edwards. Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Lydia Tuan and Digital Technology in Education

Lydia Tuan was selected to work with Amy Koehler-Catterson (Education) on digital technologies as pedagogical tools Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Announcing the BCNM Conference Grant Recipients!

Each of the following students have received funding to help defray the costs of presenting their research at the premiere conferences in their fields! Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Naomi Bragin and Ashley Ferro-Murray Teaming Up at EMPAC

Former BCNM Designated Emphasis student Naomi Bragin recently offered a workshop at EMPAC, an event curated by yet another former DE Ashley Ferro-Murray Read more

11 Oct, 2016

Local Code by Nicholas de Monchaux Out Now at University of Princeton Architectural Press

10 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg on A Century of Art & Technology in the Bay Area

Goldberg published an article, A Century of Art and Technology in the Bay Area, on Medium Read more

10 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Women in Tech

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

On Miriam Posner's workshop event, recapped by Miyoko Conley. Read more

04 Oct, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Lark Buckingham and Advanced Digital Animation

Here, Buckingham describes teaching Advanced Digital Animation” as a NWMEDIA 90 this past summer Read more

04 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson on How Art Transforms Us at Battery Powered

Featured in "The Power of Art & Creativity," a moderated discussion at The Battery Read more

04 Oct, 2016

Rogue Archives Published!

An examination of archiving in the transition from print to digital media, looking in particular at Internet fan fiction archives. Congrats, Prof. De Kosnik! Read more

30 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

At the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association's Urban Center in San Francisco Read more

30 Sep, 2016

NetProv as Performance Art

(Netprov is internet improv.) Read more

27 Sep, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux's "Local Code" at Canadian Centre for Architecture

A part of the "Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention" exhibit Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Jingyi Li creates AO3 Scraper

BCNM undergrad Jingyi Li and a friend built a data scraper for the fan-content archive, Archive of Our Own Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Alumna Margaret Rhee featured in S&F Online!

S&F Online is a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviewed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women’s movements Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Revisited: & Media Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Room Light Exchange

Genevieve Quick, Eric Paolos, and Alex Cruse shared recent projects and works in progress at the Bay Area Living Room Light Exchange  Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Interviewed by NewHive Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale Read more

20 Sep, 2016

Announcing GIF Collider

A trove of visual culture preserved by the archive, with live accompaniment by Pixies guitarist Paz Lenchantin. Read more

19 Sep, 2016

Félix Treviño's music TRVN featured on Arca!

Félix is a BCNM DE student, and interested in exploring the different manifestations of bodies and violence in literature Read more

19 Sep, 2016

Don Buchla in Memoriam

Buchla graduated from UC Berkeley as a physics major in 1959 and went on to create the first modular synthesizers Read more

15 Sep, 2016

Alumna Tiffany Ng Spotlighted on University of Michigan News Read more

12 Sep, 2016

Upcoming Women in Technology Symposium

Gender diversity among leadership teams and the broader workforce offers demonstrated advantages for innovative thinking, job satisfaction, and corporate bottom lines Read more

12 Sep, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 Season of the Art, Technology & Culture Colloquium

This year, our lectures are organized around the theme of "Digital Immersion." Read the full line-up here. Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lashon Daley reads Mr. Okra in Confetti Park

Lashon Daley is a BCNM DE student and working on a PhD in Performance Studies Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lyman Dispatch: Jenni Higgs on Digital Talk

The fellowship is supported by donations from Professor Barrie Thorne, Sage Publications and many individual friends and faculty Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Greg Niemeyer at Malaga Digital Art History Summer School

Niemeyer taught at the Digital Art History Summer School in Malaga, Spain from September 4th to 9th Read more

09 Sep, 2016

BCNM Publishing Round-up!

We've compiled a booklet of their publications of the last year, complete with abstracts and links to where to read the full articles or books! Read more

08 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital City

We recap a masterclass around how technology functions in relation to Jane Jacobs' notion of community in cities Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Announcing Jane Jacobs and the Digital City Symposium

This event is a partnership between BCNM and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificates in New Media Now Open!

All applications for Spring 2017 admittance are due November 1, 2016 Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ken Goldberg at International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Goldberg gave an address at the plenary session on August 30, entitled "Multiplicity: What Robots and AI Can Teach Us about Being Human" Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ritwik Banerji: How the Virtual Free Improviser Maxine Works

30 Aug, 2016

Jenni Higgs & Kyle Booten Receive National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

These grad students have both received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2016-2017 Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Ken Goldberg on Steve Johnson's "Wonderland" Podcast

The podcast "Wonderland with Steve Johnson", recently featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg and Kate Darling to look at the "uncanny world of emotional robotics" Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Andrea Horbinski and Japanese Manga

Horbinski researched at the Harvard Yenching Library on Japanese Manga Read more

29 Aug, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University

de Monchaux will speak as a part of the Architecture school's "Get Lectured" series Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Andrea Gagliano and Kyle Booten Featured on Berkeley ISchool News

A feature in the Berkeley School of Information news article "Teaching a Computer to Write Poetry" Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Revisited: BCNM 2016 Open House

As always, the conversations were deeply engaging and we were excited to find new possibilities for collaborations across the disciplines Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

Nicholaus Gutierrez was selected to teach "Software and Aesthetics" as a NWMEDIA R1B this past summer. Here, he describes the experience Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Digital Stories and Popular Voices in Puerto Rico

Here's what she discovered with a BCNM-funded grant Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Grace Gipson and the Popular Culture Summer Workshop

Gipson received a summer research award from the BCNM to support her dissertation research by attending the Popular Culture Summer Research Workshop Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

Will Payne received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on location based services Read more

23 Aug, 2016

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute 2016

Check out the photos from the event as well as the highlights of the various courses and lectures on offer Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

Ryan Ikeda received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on how technology in the classroom impacts modes of learning Read more

03 Aug, 2016

Tristan Caro, lead editor of BMR!

This journal is produced in association with the Department of Film & Media Read more

01 Aug, 2016

E-lit #selfie poetry and Alex Saum Pascual in Berkeley News

Highlights of not only her academic studies in electronic literature, but also her creative e-lit poetry projects Read more

01 Aug, 2016

Many-to-Many Receives Digital Humanities Grant

Juliana Friend (Anthropology) received a Collaborative Research Grant from Digital Humanities at Berkeley for her project, Many to Many Read more

01 Aug, 2016

Bonnie Ruberg and 'Doing it for free'

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg had her article 'Doing it for free: digital labour and the fantasy of amateur online pornography' published in a special issue  Read more

27 Jul, 2016

New #SELFIE Poetry from Alex Saum-Pascual

Readers may remember her from the No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica exhibition currently on display in the Doe Library Read more

27 Jul, 2016

Valencia: Now Available to Rent on Vimeo

Clement Hil Goldberg, recent Art Practice and BCNM DE graduate, produced the experimental feature length film with Michelle Tea Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2016 Open House

Save the date!  Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Gail De Kosnik and the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Prof. De Kosnik traveled to Moscow, Russia to present at "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research" Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

This year the Berkeley Center for New Media offered four faculty research grants to seed ambitious academic projects in the field Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Shannon Jackson Published in the Journal of Visual Culture

The issue was co-edited by UC Berkeley's own Julia Bryan-Wilson, as well as Jennifer González and Dominic Willsdon Read more

12 Jul, 2016

Now Accepting Summer 2017 Course Proposals

Not only does summer teaching provide a valuable funding opportunity, it's also a rewarding and fun learning experience! Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

Greg Niemeyer will create radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the relationship between Man and Robot

11 Jul, 2016

Greetings from the New Director

We are delighted to welcome Nicholas de Monchaux to his new role as Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Two Honorable Mentions and a Best Paper at DIS 2016

This year the biennial ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) was held in Brisbane, Australia Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Eric Paulos to design The Making of Un-making Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: Jennifer Hartman, Lark Buckingham, and Everything After

Jennifer Hartman was selected to work with Lark Buckingham (Art Practice) on her artistic exploration of the culture surrounding sexual violence Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Cultural Committee of the Danish Parliament Visits BCNM

The Berkeley Center for New Media was delighted to host the Cultural Committee from the Danish Parliament on June 28, 2016 Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Thanks You for Three Years at BCNM

For the last three years, Greg Niemeyer has skillfully led the BCNM as the Center's Director. This July, he is beginning a well-deserved sabbatical Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric has been a driving force in advancing research at the intersection of design, art, innovation, and development, and on campus Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf and Abigail De Kosnik's paper wins Best Paper Award!

Devendorf gave a talk at the ACM Conference of Designing Interactive Systems in Brisbane, Australia Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf to Join ATLAS at CU Boulder

Laura Devendorf is a PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information Read more

30 Jun, 2016

BCNM at Minnesota Street Project's How Not to Be Heard

"How Not to be Heard: Hito Steyerl's Subversive Strategies." Visit for yourself! Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Video Now Online: No Legacy

The incredible No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica exhibition now has a live online presence Read more

28 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg's accepted papers at CASE 2016

Professor Ken Goldberg had multiple papers accepted the 12th Annual International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering Read more

24 Jun, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Selfie Poetry to be Exhibited

Prof. Saum-Pascual was selected as a finalist in the Relaxation Machine competition Read more

24 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci Robot Take on Suturing

Eliza Strickland featured the work of BCNM’s Ken Goldberg in developing the da Vinci robotic system's applications in the operating room Read more

24 Jun, 2016

California Report Card Featured in The Promise of Berkeley

The California Report Card was developed by BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Read more

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

Lark Buckingham’s art centers around the forces that shape human identities, particularly those of the queer community Read more

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Abigail De Kosnik to build her innovative tool TorrentMap Read more

18 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and robotic system changing laparoscopic surgery

The article discussed Goldberg's work in human-machine collaboration Read more

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

Prof. De Kosnik received the Collegium's grant, Narrowing the Gap Between Teaching and Research Read more

31 May, 2016

Ebb in the Press

Ebb is an exciting, color changing thread being developed at UC Berkeley by students and faculty Read more

26 May, 2016

New Publications from Alex Saum-Pascual

Professor Alex Saum-Pascual, Spanish and Portuguese Assistant Professor, has published two solo authored articles in important Hispanic Studies journals Read more

26 May, 2016

An Ecosystem of Impact

The Jacobs' Institute published a Medium article on ongoing innovative projects by students, featuring BCNM's course, Critical Making! Read more

26 May, 2016

Berkeley and the new SFMOMA — partners in art and public engagement

Kate Mattingly, Designated Emphasis student, wrote about UCB's relationship with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read more

26 May, 2016

Through Practice: Ashley Ferro-Murray and Mark Lam

“Through Practice” by Ashley Ferro-Murray is a somatic exploration of the contemporary relationship between biomedicine and new media, or genetics (DNA code)  Read more

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

Animator, filmmaker, performance artist, designer, tinkerer, activist, and data scientist, Lark Buckingham is a versatile and multidisciplinary provocateur. Read more

24 May, 2016

E-Literature Success in the Classroom Read more

24 May, 2016

Ashley Jerbic on her Undergrad Experience at Cal

Ashley Jerbic received her BA in Art Practice and Art History and a BCNM undergraduate certificate Read more

23 May, 2016

Eric Paulos at Futures of Design Symposium in Colombia Read more

23 May, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Receives Humanities Research Fellowship

Alex Saum-Pascual has received a Humanities Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 year to study electronic literature in Spain! Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM at DIS 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be so widely represented at the ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016 conference in Brisbane, Australia Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM Alumna Margaret Rhee in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 pairs full-length scholarly essays with shorter pieces from scholarly blogs and conference presentations Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

We're so pleased to be able to share their achievements and wish them the best in their future projects! Read more

19 May, 2016

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2016 Read more

19 May, 2016

BCNM's Jill Miller Exhibiting at New Maternalisms

New Maternalisms: Redux, an exhibition, features BCNM's very own Jill Miller, showing "24 Hour Family Portraits" Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

Congrats to all! We lookforward to following their success in their new endeavors! Read more

18 May, 2016

BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual & Kyle Booten at ELO 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference Read more

18 May, 2016

Revisited: eLit Final Showcase

See photos and tweets from the event! Read more

18 May, 2016

Kate Mattingly on Gender and Performance in Dancer's Group Read more

18 May, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities: Hybrid Ecologies Lab

The Hybrid Ecologies Lab, headed by Eric Paulos, is looking for skilled and passionate undergraduate and graduate students to join us this summer Read more

17 May, 2016

BCNM at CHI 2016

Congratulations to the incredible faculty and students who represented BCNM at CHI 2016, the premiere conference for Human-Computer Interaction. Read more

17 May, 2016

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

The lack of gender diversity in technology fields has become a hot topic of late, for good reason Read more

17 May, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's #SelfiePoetry Exhibited at code/switch Chicago

If you're in Chicago this summer, don't miss out on code/switch at the Women Made Gallery Read more

17 May, 2016

Chris Goetz to join the University of Iowa as Assistant Professor Read more

17 May, 2016

Ken Goldberg Quoted in MIT Technology Review

Author Will Knight turned to BCNM's Ken Goldberg to understand the importance of the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) Read more

16 May, 2016

Ashley Ferro Murray named Curator of Theater and Dance at EMPAC

EMPAC is described as where the arts, sciences, and technology use the same facilities and technologies Read more

12 May, 2016

Akhila Raju Receives Eugene Lawler Sudent Award and Discusses Dealing with Disability in Tech

BCNM undergraduate Akhila Raju recently wrote about her journey through the computer science major at Cal while dealing with chronic depressive disorder Read more

12 May, 2016

Sivan Eldar Receives Postdoc at IRCAM

BCNM's Sivan Eldar will be heading off to Paris for an 8 month postdoc at the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM Read more

12 May, 2016

2016 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the awards of its first ever Faculty Seed Grant Read more

12 May, 2016

Laura Devendorf's Color Changing Thread

Devendorf's project is focused on how to use thermochromic pigments in weaving and crocheted materials Read more

12 May, 2016

Revisited: Critical Making Exhibition

Critical Making students operationalize and critique the practice of making through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

12 May, 2016

Eric Paulos' CS 160 Interface Design Showcase

Teams were challenged to design novel smartphone and smartwatch applications focused on health and medical themes Read more

09 May, 2016

Interactive Urban Lighting Recommended for NEA

UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media - one of 64 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide Read more

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

BCNM Explores, a series of site tours to investigate collaborations across disciplines Read more

03 May, 2016

Shannon Jackson in Open Engagement

Open Engagement is part of the larger Cross Sector Conference Read more

28 Apr, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

BCNM's De Kosnik has received a Berkeley Collegium grant for her joint graduate/undergraduate class, "Making Sense of Cultural Data" Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology"

We recap this fascinating talk on this past showcase of sensor-technology art Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Recasting the Tsar Bell

We recap our unveiling of an electronic replication concert of the largest bell of all time Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: MacKenzie Alessi, John Scott, and Data Visualization

What if we could map learning in the social realm? How would classroom engagement appear and shift over time? And how could we use this data to improve teaching? Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Tsar Bell in the Daily Cal Read more

20 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "telep0es1s: Experiments in Creative Literature"

Check out the highlights of Rui Torres's lecture on digital art Read more

20 Apr, 2016

Digital Artist Rui Torres at UCB

World-famous digital artist, Rui Torres has been the artist in residence in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UC Berkeley Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Builders Association Berkeley Book Launch

BCNM  was thrilled to partner with the Arts + Design | Arts Research Center for the launch of Shannon Jackson's contributions to "Builders Association" Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Ashley Jerbic at the Stanford Learning Summit

Ashley has been extensively engaged in areas of research that touch upon 3D imaging, art history, art practice, and archaeology Read more

19 Apr, 2016

BCNM Ed Campion Receives a Guggenheim

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Campion Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual on DH Faire 2016

Check out Alex Saum-Pascual's blog on the event! Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Recommended Fall 2016 Courses Now Out Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux and Alex Saum Pascual at 2016 Digital Humanities Faire

Check out social media from the event! Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Recasting the Tsar Bell with John Granzow

Tthe Berkeley Center for New Media presents a interview with John Graznow, one of the many collaborators on the construction of the bell's sound Read more

11 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Library of the Future"

Experience all the buzz about last week's conversation for yourself! Watch the video here. Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Right to Remember"

As a part of The Regents Lectures, Brewster Kahle discussed digital archives. Watch it here. Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "A Right to Remember"

with Brewster Kahle, invited by the UC Berkeley Regents Lecture Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are all completing Read more

06 Apr, 2016

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg to Join Informatics at UC Irvine Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Game Design Research Group Revisits HTNM with Mary Flanagan

on her lecture, "Critical Play" Read more

05 Apr, 2016

ATC Video Now Online: Ron Rael

"Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials" Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Before It's Too Late - Archiving What We (Don't) Care About

An astute lesson from Brewster Kahle, archive.org founder, shared with our director Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review Read more

04 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Locking the Web Open"

with Brewster Kahle Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Revisited: Insurgent Aesthetics

Ronak Kapadia, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, gave a talk on March 18th. Read the recap here. Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg and Nicholas De Monchaux in Robolog Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Digital Craftsmanship Workshop CFP Read more

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

A recap of Mary Flanagan's lecture, recapped by Kate Mattingly. Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's E-Poetry Featured in Best of New Hive Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Revisited: No Legacy Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

15 Mar, 2016

Laura Sydell on UC Cyber Security

Laura Sydell writes on the recent UC privacy and cybersecurity controversy for NPR Read more

15 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Rolling Stone

A Rolling Stone article was recently published, featuring Ken Goldberg, artist + professor Read more

15 Mar, 2016

Alumna Leslie Dreyer Exhibiting at YBCA

08 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers"

We revisit Steve Johnson's talk at Jacobs Center Read more

07 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Library of the Future"

We revisit this engaging discussion with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Locking the Web Open: a Call for a New, Distributed Web"

We recap Brewster Kahle's lecture on privacy and free speech in the world wide web Read more

02 Mar, 2016

At "The Art of Humanizing Robotics" with Ken Goldberg Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Revisited: Regents 2016 Tour with Brewster Kahle

We explored our obsession over the tangible in a tour with Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, an online library of visual artifacts Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg's SPIE Keynote

25 Feb, 2016

Margaret Rhee's "Kimchi Poetry Machine"

With kimchi as a metaphor for the poetic process, Rhee creates an interactive model for presenting poetry Read more

25 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg Comments on Atlas for Wired Read more

23 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Proxies and Placeholders"

A recap of Hito Steyerl's incredible lecture! Read more

19 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg and a Wake-Up Call for California Read more

17 Feb, 2016

Revisited: BEARS 2016

BCNM was pleased to host an open house for the Berkeley Engineering Annual Research Symposium of 2016 Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Machine Generated Culpability"

Kate Mattingly recaps Ahmed Ghappour's talk. Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg in SciArt in America Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's Article Published in Letras Hispanas

Saum-Pascual's article explores two similar manifestations of computational practices and electronic literature in print from Spain Read more

16 Feb, 2016

BCNM Ken Goldberg at Cal Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs) Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Interviews Tabaimo at Artist's First US Exhibition Read more

11 Feb, 2016

Jenni Higgs the 2016 Lyman Fellow Read more

11 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty Teaching New Data Arts Class

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer will be teaching Data Arts, a new online course in Arts Practice this fall Read more

10 Feb, 2016

Final Report on Women of Wikipedia Pilot Program

The WOW! Editing Group created a pilot program with the goal of creating a nurturing, safe, and fun environment for new Wikipedia women editors Read more

08 Feb, 2016

UC Cybersecurity in The Sacramento Bee Read more

04 Feb, 2016

Andrea Horbinski Published in Mechademia

Her article focuses on the alternative history of Japan presented in Ōoku (大奥), a manga by Fumi Yoshinaga  Read more

03 Feb, 2016

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer Featured in Daily Cal on UC Surveillance Read more

02 Feb, 2016

Revisited: “Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists”

A recap of Sarah Thornton's lecture! Read more

02 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty at the Forefront of Discussion on Coordinated Monitoring

BCNM faculty were featured in a recent New York Times piece on monitoring and data security in the UC system Read more

01 Feb, 2016

QGCon Promotional Video Live!

QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games Read more

28 Jan, 2016

Apply now for the DE & Certificate in New Media

Applications for Fall 2016 admittance are due March 1, 2016 Read more

28 Jan, 2016

Summer '16 Research Awards Applications Due in March

Applications Due: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Read more

21 Jan, 2016

Shannon Jackson at ArtCOP21

ArtCOP21 was launched in advance of the UN climate talks in Paris and aimed to upend the notion that climate change discussions belong to political offices and boardrooms Read more

21 Jan, 2016

Papers from Precarious Aesthetics

Last October BCNM invited scholars from around the world to come together and explore the complexity of the image and representation in the digital age Read more

19 Jan, 2016

QuakeCAFE: How prepared are you for an Earthquake?

19 Jan, 2016

Why Alex Saum Pascual Writes #SELFIEPOETRY

"Fake Art Histories & the Inscription of the Digital Self" is an ongoing series of e-poems via the online platform NewHive Read more

19 Jan, 2016

Skintillates: UC Berkeley Students engineer electronic temporary tattoo

It comes as no surprise that Skintillates won the Maker of Merit honor in the National Maker Faire Read more

12 Jan, 2016

Critical Practices Final Showcase Read more

07 Jan, 2016

Nicholas De Monchaux on Apple, Star Wars, and the Way the World Looks Read more

07 Jan, 2016

Farewell to a Berkeley Visionary Sonya Rapoport

Rapoport was a former Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium speaker at the Berkeley Center for New Media. She passed away in June, 2015  Read more

11 Dec, 2015

BCNM Undergraduate Ashley Jerbic featured on Digital Humanities Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Video Now Online: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

Watch this ATC lecture by Adrien Segal online here Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Hub '15 Read more

08 Dec, 2015

NWMEDIA 201 Final Presentations

We were excited to see the final presentations of NWMEDIA 201, Questioning New Media, our foundational seminar on art, technology, and culture! Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Revisited: "Everything After: Opossum Impressions"

We revisit Lark Buckingham's installation from this past week Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Meet BCNM Undergrad Andrew Frankel

A part of sound artist Tarek Atoui's BAM/PFA Matrix program at UC Berkeley. Read more

02 Dec, 2015

Revisited: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

A summary of Adrien Segal's talk earlier this week, accompanied by photos and a social media round-up! Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! Read more

30 Nov, 2015

Shannon Jackson in 809 | Artists as Activists

A discussion panel of Chicago-based artists who use their art to create social impact Read more

30 Nov, 2015

Alex Saum Pascual's @deshumani

@deshumani, which seeks to take Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset's "The Dehumanization of Art" into the 21st century Read more

30 Nov, 2015

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

Presentations will feature demos and project displays and allow the Berkeley public to interact with the student makers and explore cross-discipline design projects Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Video Series Now Online: "Manufacturing Transparency"

Watch the Manufacturing Transparency Conference's speaker videos here! In collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Kate Mattingly on the Forty Part Motet

BCNM's Kate Mattingly (TDPS DE) had the opportunity to join SFMOMA talks of the Forty Part Motet Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at De Young Museum

On Ken Goldberg's exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

19 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Precarious Aesthetics Conference"]

Keynote speakers included: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Christine Ross, McGill University; Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley; Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Read more

18 Nov, 2015

Support the Berkeley Center for New Media November 19th

This is what BCNM stands for: interdisciplinary innovation, taking risks, and leading in the discovery of new possibilities. We are calling on you to amplify this pulse. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Andrea Horbinski

From a young age, Andrea was drawn to fantasy and science fiction Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray was three when she took her first ballet lesson — she hasn’t stopped dancing since, no matter the obstacle she’s faced. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Alex Saum-Pascual

Raised in an Anglo-Spanish household in Madrid, Alex has always been fascinated by language Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg in "The Best Advice in Six Words"

16 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing"

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at NAKFI 2015 Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Björn Hartmann's SceneSkim on Engadget

16 Nov, 2015

Cesar Torres at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Art, Technology, and Innovation in the Bay Area

09 Nov, 2015

First Set of Precarious Aesthetics Papers Online

You can read excerpts from the paper below and also click the paper titles to read the full text of the documents Read more

05 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies"

with Julian Oliver Read more

05 Nov, 2015

Video Now Online: "Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies"

Watch the video of Julian Oliver's lecture here Read more

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

Scott explores online learning environments to increase geographic and cultural connections and build diverse communities Read more

04 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at 2015 Fortune Global Forum

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Tarek Atoui's MATRIX 258

Olivia Ting recaps this performance by composer and musician Tarek Atoui Read more

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Network Surveillance, Workshop with Julian Oliver

In collaboration with the School of Information on October 30th Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Teaching Spanish E-Lit this Spring Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2015 Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Highlights from CITRIS Day Read more

29 Oct, 2015

Revisited: "Manufacturing Transparency Conference"

We recap our collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute for a symposium on transparency in a digital age Read more

28 Oct, 2015

HTNM 5th Anniversary and Revisited: "Technologies of Simulation"

with Claus Pias

Leuphana University of Lüneberg Read more

26 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg Counters Robotics Sensationalism in "Nature" Read more

26 Oct, 2015

Shannon Jackson's New Retrospective of "The Builders Association"

Founded in 1994, the company has forged a reputation for work that blurs medium, genre, and temporality through masterful video, architecture, sound, and text interrogation Read more

22 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Twelve from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Ulrik Ekman (University of Copenhagen), David Rokeby (Ryerson University, Toronto), and Mark B. Hansen (Duke University) Read more

22 Oct, 2015

New Summer 2016 Courses

We're excited to be featuring two new courses in Summer 2016! Read more

21 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg's book review in Nature Read more

21 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Sciences/Humanities in The Daily Cal

The article speaks about the division between the sciences and the humanities, and presents various opinions and experiences of students and faculty as they approach this divide Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Ten from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Kristen Whissel (UC Berkeley), Andrew Utterson (Ithaca College), Jordan Schonig (University of Chicago) Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Kate Mattingly on Dancer's Group

19 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg Paper at IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015

You can see the other presentations in the technical program here! Read more

15 Oct, 2015

Professor Shannon Jackson On The Work of Andrea Fraser

This was the first event in the CCA Wattis Institute's year-long season about and around the work of Andrea Fraser Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Alumnus Jane McGonigal's "SuperBetter" on Living Gamefully

BCNM alumnus Jane McGonigal's book SuperBetter has been reviewed in The New Yorker by Nathan Heller Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2015 Conference

Ken was a co-author on "Transition State Clustering: Unsupervised Surgical Trajectory Segmentation For Robot Learning " Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read more

08 Oct, 2015

Manufacturing Transparency Submissions a Hit! Read more

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

Check out the highlights of new media courses on offer this Spring 2016! And here are a few we're proud to be offering. Read more

07 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer at Berkeley LASERtalks Read more

06 Oct, 2015

New Spring 2016 Undergrad E-Lit Course!

This upper-division undergraduate course epitomizes digital humanities - literary analysis alongside basic programming skills and DH tools and methods! Read more

01 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Vito Acconci

Didn't snag a seat at Vito Acconci's ATC lecture? We saved one for you here. Read more

01 Oct, 2015

Field Notes: Kyle Booten and a Digital Verse Lab Read more

01 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Ken Goldberg Speaker at RoboBusiness Conference

30 Sep, 2015

In Memory of Tim Campbell

His incredible positive energy gave us all strength and inspired us in our creative pursuits Read more

30 Sep, 2015

Chris Goetz Featured on Memory Insufficient Read more

29 Sep, 2015

Revisited: Vito Acconci

On the American artist and architect's lecture, "Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air" Read more

28 Sep, 2015

Interactive seating – A course on design innovation

The CITRIS Invention Lab is practically the home of contemporary innovation at Berkeley Read more

25 Sep, 2015

BCNM's Annual Open House Calls for Applications for Emphasis and Certificate in New Media!

24 Sep, 2015

Technology Award Dispatches: Rama Gottfried Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 ATC Series!

The theme of this year’s program is “Global Circulations.”  Lectures will be held in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall from 7:30-9:00pm on Monday evenings Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Call for Art: Manufacturing Transparency Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Earthquakes on your mind? Check out Ken Goldberg’s artwork, Bloom. Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Gail de Kosnik on Critical Approaches to the Digital Humanities

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the first UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Alan Liu and Clifford Lynch at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the 1st UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Greg Niemeyer and MacKenzie Alessi at DHSI Read more

24 Sep, 2015

David Bamman at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Check out the highlights from Friday, August 21st’s presentation by David Bamman Read more

23 Sep, 2015

Ken Goldberg's "Body in White" on Exhibition October 8 Read more

21 Sep, 2015

T. Geronimo Johnson's “Welcome to Braggsville” Longlisted for National Book Award

"Welcome to Braggsville" relates the humorous story of four UC Berkeley students who plot a protest against a Civil War re-enactment in a segregated Southern town Read more

16 Sep, 2015

GNOSISONG: An Audiovisual Installation by Chris Chafe and Greg Niemeyer Read more

14 Sep, 2015

Poetics of Space - how a performance becomes a personal encounter

Goode is known for blurring lines between text and movement; now he's interested in the proximities of the performers and the audience Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Summer Dispatches 2015: Andrea Horbinski Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

"We are currently looking to work with 2-3 graduate or undergraduate researchers..." Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Calling Artists, Coders, E-Lit Lovers: GSR Opportunity

Are you an artist? What about a poet? Do you think computers are cool? Do you play with code? Are you a Facebook freak? Come work with Prof. Saum-Pascual! Read more

20 Aug, 2015

Valkyrie Savage's CS 160 Showcase

This summer BCNM DE Valkyrie Savage (Computer Science) taught the popular course Computer Science 160: User Interface Design and Development Read more

19 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Read more

18 Aug, 2015

Greg Niemeyer Presents at InstructureCon 2015 Read more

17 Aug, 2015

Ada Initiative Shutting Down

The Ada Initiative helps women get involved and stay involved in open source, open data, open education, and other areas of free and open technology and culture Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

12 Aug, 2015

Nicholas De Monchaux and the History of Space Exploration Read more

11 Aug, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women in Tech

We're thrilled to see the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer gathering momentum! Read more

10 Aug, 2015

MacKenzie Alessi Explores Data Arts with Digital Humanities Read more

06 Aug, 2015

Field Notes: Teaching Nostalgia & the Future in New Media Read more

05 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual E-Literature Class Funded by Digital Humanities

We're thrilled to see that Alex Saum-Pascual's (Spanish) new electronic literature course has been funded by Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley! Read more

04 Aug, 2015

ArtReach Studio Residencies Applications Open

ArtReach is a non-profit mobile arts organization that is reframing the artist residency Read more

03 Aug, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Kiera Chase

Kiera Chase's dissertation refines cognitive-science theoretical models that illuminate opportunities in children’s development of mathematical concepts Read more

30 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: KC Forcier

Here's what KC Forcier gained from the experience Read more

29 Jul, 2015

Smart Chairs in California Magazine

27 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Robots and the Cloud in Time Magazine Read more

27 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Naomi Bragin

This year, the BCNM awarded five new media graduate students with technology services and training awards to help them fund the support they need to further their research agendas Read more

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

21 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Nick Gutierrez Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Critical Making Course Exhibition

Check out photos of amazing student work! Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

We recap a wonderful lunch with the first woman to graduate from the Rochester Institite of Technology as a product designer Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Alexander Weheliye

from his HTNM lecture, "System Addicts," earlier this April Read more

20 Jul, 2015

HTNM Video Now Online: System Addict

A recording of Alexander Weheliye's lecture, "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music" Read more

20 Jul, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Tarek Atoui

From the electroacoustic composer's lecture, "DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments" Read more

20 Jul, 2015

"The Builders Association" by Shannon Jackson Now Available

A new book by Shannon Jackson is now out! Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Secrets and Passwords at Headlands Read more

16 Jul, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives Best Paper Award at EICS 2015

15 Jul, 2015

The Atlantic's Bold Bets Features Ken Goldberg Read more

14 Jul, 2015

Hertzian Armor Featured on AdaFruit

Eric Paulos' Spring 2015 Critical Making class gets another shout-out on AdaFruit's Wearable Wednesdays  Read more

13 Jul, 2015

Best Video Prize at Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge

08 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Grace Gipson

07 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Félix Treviño

06 Jul, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives Teaching Award

02 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Bonnie Ruberg

02 Jul, 2015

Propose a Summer 2015 Course

We are now accepting proposals for New Media courses that can be taught in the summer session of 2016 from our graduate students and faculty! Read more

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks.  Read more

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

29 Jun, 2015

Fluxx Featured on AdaFruit

26 Jun, 2015

Gail De Kosnik Awarded Tenure

Congratulations, Gail De Kosnik for being awarded tenure in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and New Media! Read more

25 Jun, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Data Privacy at NOST

24 Jun, 2015

Two Additional New Media Studio Courses Now Offered Fall 2015

Both courses will offer hands-on practice and satisfy the new media Designated Emphasis technology-focused requirement Read more

24 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives CITRIS Seed Funding

23 Jun, 2015

BCNM at DHSI 2015

The Berkeley Center for New Media was well represented at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 in Victoria, Canada this year! Read more

22 Jun, 2015

Berkeley Public Schools at CITRIS Invention Lab Read more

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars — BCNM is hard at work bringing together a brilliant Fall 2015 program! Check out some of these great events! Read more

16 Jun, 2015

BCNM Faculty and Students Represent UCB at National Makers Faire Read more

15 Jun, 2015

Margaret Rhee Robot Poetry Collection

Radio Heart is an excerpt from her larger full-length collection Love, Robot currently under review Read more

11 Jun, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Brain Bar Budapest

10 Jun, 2015

Ken Goldberg Finalist at ICRA 2015

09 Jun, 2015

Editor's Choice Awards at Bay Area Maker Faire

Three Editor's Choice awards were awarded to NWMEDIA 203: Critical Making projects at this year's Bay Area Maker Faire Read more

08 Jun, 2015

Niemeyer Lighting Design in San Francisco Magazine

02 Jun, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Awarded a Hellman

14 May, 2015

Video Now Online: Jesse and Glenda Drew

Watch this amazing ATC lecture on activism and technology, right here! Read more

13 May, 2015

Wikimedia Funds Wikipedia Buddy Group

12 May, 2015

Revisited: Aesthetic Interfaces 2015 Exhibition

Projects approached UI design from many angles and different purposes Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

What a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps that addresses civic needs entailed! Read more

06 May, 2015

Transparency: A Critical Approach with Emmanuel Alloa

The consensus is overwhelming: everybody seems to agree on the need for more transparency Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) hosted a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps Read more

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

29 Apr, 2015

México Participa Launched

México Participa is an innovative civic engagement platform based on the model of the California Report Card Read more

28 Apr, 2015

Kate Mattingly Writes on Joe Goode Performance Group

She discusses how the Joe Goode Performance Group is developing the piece "Poetics of Space", which is slated to open this September Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Pattie Moore

From her lecture, "Design for All: Inclusivity By Design". With Student porject demos Read more

21 Apr, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Rirkrit Tiravanija

A March lecture on his art exhibition, now at YBCA Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Books in Browsers - Request for Proposals

BIB VI will explore new forms of stories that embrace hybrid digital forms, or play with the tension between digital and physical interfaces Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Shannon Jackson to be Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design

 faculty member in rhetoric as well as theater, dance and performance studies (TDPS), Shannon Jackson currently directs the campus’s Arts Research Center Read more

15 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Jesse and Glenda Drew

From their probing talk, "A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat," a part of the ATC series here at BCNM Read more

15 Apr, 2015

Celebrate the Internet in Honor of Tax Season

Camille tells the story of the public-private partnership that created the internet and details how public investment in this field is necessary Read more

08 Apr, 2015

Revisiting the Collaboration Gala

BCNM turned ten! Read more

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Martinat and Mayorga

We recap this wonderful discussion, "Reality Environments," hosted at the David Brower Center Read more

07 Apr, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Reality Environments

View the recording of this ATC lecture, "Reality Environments" Read more

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: "Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal"

The masterclass workshop led by Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga, revisited Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Revisited: 2015 Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

Written by Anna Carey, event co-organizer Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

01 Apr, 2015

David Bates At Google

A day-long seminar on "Philosophy of the Web," hosted by Google on their campus Read more

31 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg to Join USC

Bonnie will be teaching and conducting research under the guidance of game industry veterans Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

17 Mar, 2015

HTNM Video Now Online: "Gamic Orientalism"

A lecture by Chris Goto-Jones, Comparative Philosophy Chair at Leiden University Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Abigail De Kosnik wins Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award

Prof. De Kosnik has shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon in the press

Over the course of the day, participants created new articles and enhanced existing entries relating to women and art Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Spring Visit Open House

This was a great opportunity to build community and emphasize the close collaboration that the Berkeley Center for New Media prizes Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Kiera Chase Read more

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

She is Visiting Instructor of Music History at St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at UC Berkeley Read more

10 Mar, 2015

ATC Revisited: Tarek Atoui

We review the electroacoustic artist's riveting talk on instumentation for those hard of hearing Read more

10 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Alan Liu

from the UCSB professor's talk, "Against the Cultural Singularity" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Chris Goto-Jones

from his lecture, "Gamic Orientalism" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Peter Lyman Fellow

he Fellowship seeks to support a Ph.D. candidate in the writing of his or her dissertation on a topic related to new media through a summer stipend Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg Discusses Queerness and Games

In Bonnie's introduction, "Video Games, Queerness, and Beyond," she makes a case for the importance of talking about queerness when we talk about games Read more

25 Feb, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Intermedia Dance

We revisit UCD Professor Elizabeth Freeman's lecture, "Sex in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Gerard & Kelly's Kisses" Read more

25 Feb, 2015

Amy Catterson Read more

25 Feb, 2015

Andrea Horbinski Read more

24 Feb, 2015

ATC Revisited: The Way Things Go

by renowned Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija Read more

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

The 2015 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium hosted a BCNM open house last Thursday on February 12. Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

12 Feb, 2015

César Torres Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

David Bates Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Coye Cheshire Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Kimiko Ryokai

Kimiko's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of beyond-desktop computational media Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Greg Niemeyer Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Joseph Akel on the New York Times

11 Feb, 2015

"Watching, creating, and archiving" paper published in Convergence

On the quantity and temporality of fannish productivity in online fan fiction archives"  Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Laura Devendorf

Being the Machine is a project that explores the relationship between humans-that-make and machines-that-make Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual

Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Lark Buckingham

Lark Buckingham is the creator of Babump, a device posing as a business card holder that monitors heart rates Read more

10 Feb, 2015

"Natural Frequencies" on NPR

Author Laura Sydell discusses Bay Area fault lines, data visualization, the process of generating the score for the carillons Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

'My dissertation, “Pixel Whipped: Pain, Pleasure, and Media,” uses the concept of virtual pain to reimagine the role of embodiment in supposedly disembodied media form' Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bjoern Hartmann

10 Feb, 2015

Félix Treviño Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Abigail De Kosnik

Gail is currently focused on the following projects Read more

09 Feb, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Caroline Woolard

Part of the ATC Lecture series Read more

09 Feb, 2015

T. Geronimo Johnson Releases New Novel

His first novel, Hold It ’Til It Hurts, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Read more

07 Feb, 2015

Michelle Ott Exhibitions

Michelle Ott is currently a MFA Student at the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Read more

04 Feb, 2015

KTVU Spotlights Natural Frequencies

Constructed in 1915, Sather Tower has long been a symbol of UC Berkeley and a Bay Area landmark Read more

04 Feb, 2015

Natural Frequencies Feature by KQED

03 Feb, 2015

Revisited: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

A new media Carillon installation and performance in honor of the 100th Anniversar of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower (the Campanile) Read more

03 Feb, 2015

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for Innovation in New Media

Sponsored by the game designer, Eugene Jarvis Read more

28 Jan, 2015

Revisited: Caroline Woolard

From her ATC lecture, "What Is a Work of Art in the Age of $120,000 Art Degrees?" Read more

21 Jan, 2015

Hack the Bells Dispatch from Sarah Stierch

Sarah Stierch spearheaded Hack the Bells, the world's first carillon remix competition Read more

20 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Rick Lowe

A recording of the community organizer's lecture, "Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial" Read more

15 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Cheryl Haines

From her lecture, "Creative Interventions and Social Activation" Read more

14 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Maya Lin

The recording of this highly anticipated lecture by the great architect Maya Lin Read more

13 Jan, 2015

Margaret Rhee Co-Edits Issue 6 of Ada

The special issue, entitled "Hacking the Black/White Binary," features a unique section called "Feminist Hacks" Read more

12 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Brett Cook

A wonderful lecture on community and dialogue, available right here. Read more

07 Jan, 2015

NWMEDIA 202 in the Contra Costa Times

NWMEDIA 202: Sensing Cityscapes Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: "Count Me In - Walking & the City"

On Thursday, December 11th, the Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with.. Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Abigail De Kosnik Published in Performance Research

The Silicon Valley ‘tech boom’ has led to large-scale gentrification in San Francisco... Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: Smartwatch Presentation

Eric Paulos' CS160: User Interface Design Course was presented the challenge and opportunity of creating app which incorporate both smartphones and the Toq Smartwatc Read more

10 Dec, 2014

Tangible User Interfaces Student Project Exhibition

Kimiko Ryokai's NWMEDIA/INFO C262: Tangible User Interfaces created new products aimed at shifting the way we interact with technology Read more

09 Dec, 2014

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement Read more

08 Dec, 2014

Call for Innovations Winners: Eric Paulos and Energy Parasites

03 Dec, 2014

Welcoming New Undergraduate Certificate Students

Hailing from a range of disciplines, the undergraduates who applied exemplified the interdisciplinary community the Center serves Read more

25 Nov, 2014

HTNM Video Now Online: Fred Turner

Missed out on this standing-room only lecture “Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround”? Catch it here. Read more

21 Nov, 2014

Revisited: Rights and Readerships Workshop

We partnered with Authors Alliance for an exciting workshop! Read about what happened, here. Read more

19 Nov, 2014

Revisited: "Reclaim Disrupt" Installation

We revisit UC Berkeley MFA candidate Leslie Dreyer's new exhibition on gentrification Read more

18 Nov, 2014

ATC Revisited: Rick Lowe

We recap this ATC lecture on planning for urban housing by community organizer Rick Lowe Read more

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

Megan Hoetger (TDPS) revisits Fred Turner’s recent History and Theory of New Media Lecture Read more

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