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New Media Working Group

New Media Working Group

The Berkeley New Media Working Group is a gathering of graduate students from departments across campus who share an interest in the material, social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media. Anyone with an interest in new media is invited to attend. The working group provides an outlet for those doing work in the humanities, art practice, and STEM fields to share their perspectives and learn from the approaches of other disciplines, with a mix of student-led workshops, group excursions, events, guest speakers, and seminars on technical instruction or professionalization.

Since its founding in 2004, the Group has been organized by a line of dedicated students, each of whom has been committed to fostering an interdisciplinary community and to keeping its members connected to the many new media-related events and engagements around campus. As a central hub for people interested in, curious about or engaged in research in a new and constantly changing discipline, the New Media Working Group has served as an important site for both personal and professional development of its members. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of its subject, the New Media Working Group has been particularly successful at brokering interdepartmental exchange, bringing together scholars and graduate students from departments that may have infrequent opportunities to encounter one another in the sort of informal exchange of ideas and opportunities for intellectual experimentation that the Working Group fosters.

The New Media Working Group is generously funded by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Berkeley Center for New Media. The New Media Working Group is currently convened by Kaitlin Clifton Forcier, PhD Candidate in Film & Media, and Will Payne, PhD Candidate in Geography. Please contact kc.forcier [​at​] berkeley.edu or willbpayne [​at​] berkeley.edu for more information or to be added to our mailing list.