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13 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Road to Hybridabad

with Osman Khan
Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the South Asia Art Initiative Read more

09 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Unwalling Citizenship

with

Teddy Cruz, Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Fonna Forman, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center on Global Justice, University of California San Diego

Co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Art Practice, the Arts Research Center, and the Center for Latin American Studies Read more

23 Jan, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Generative Art and Deep Learning AI

with Nettrice Gaskins
Digital artist, academic, and cultural critic

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Jacobs Institute for Design, and Media Studies Read more

07 Nov, 2022 History & Theory

Animating Cities Digitally: Processing Urban Space and Time

with Gillian Rose
Visiting Scholar in Department of Geography; Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Media Studies Read more

31 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

Digital Platforms and Ancient African Knowledge Systems: Triumphs and Vulnerabilities

with Gloria Emeagwali
Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Program, the Arts Research Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the School of Information, Media Studies, Native American Studies, and the Center for Race and Gender Read more

17 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

A Minor Cybernetic Hypothesis

Kelli Moore
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

Co-sponsored by Media Studies and the Department of Rhetoric  Read more

14 Oct, 2022 Special Events

Author Meets Critics: “Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy”

with Darieck Scott

Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley

Moderated by Greg Niemeyer, Professor of Media Innovation, and Toban Fellow, Director of the Art Practice Graduate Program at UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix and the Department of African American Studies Read more

5 days ago Special Events

Person Specificity and Physiovalence: Performance Practice Toward Decolonizing Classical Music

with Ken Ueno
Composer, vocalist, improviser, sound artist, and Professor of Music, UC Berkeley

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by The Department of Ethnic Studies Read more

12 Sep, 2022 Commons Conversations

Body Language: Sick and Disabled Crazy Femmes in Conversation

with Ra Malika Imhotep
Black feminist writer, performance artist, and scholar

and Caleb Luna
Artist and public scholar

Moderated by Miyuki Baker

with an introduction from BCNM's Director Gail De Kosnik

Co-presented with the Color of New Media Working Group and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Department of English, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Read more

07 Sep, 2022 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2022 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house! Read more

29 Aug, 2022 History & Theory

Pua Case on Mauna Kea

Pua Case
Kumu Hula, teacher, and  aloha ʻāina protector  

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Program, Arts Research Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, Media Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Native American Studies Read more

14 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

with Seitu Jones
Artist, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Presented in partnership the Department of Art Practice and co-sponsored by American Cultures. Read more

14 Apr, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: Films by New Red Order

Adam Khalil in Person

Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

13 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

Culture capture, additive defacement, and other tactics towards realizing Indigenous futures

with Adam and Zack Khalil
Filmmakers

This event is the first in a two-part series, presented with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) as part of the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium and the Indigenous Technologies Initiative. Read more

18 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Data & Life in the Metaverse

Join media innovators to explore the potentials of the metaverse, both exciting and terrifying. With Emma Fraser, Don Hanson, Wade Wallerstein, and Richmond Wong

Presented by Human Technology Futures Group and the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at UC Berkeley. Read more

16 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Symposium on The Media Crease

with André Brock, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Georgia Tech

and Karen Tongson, Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity, and Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Southern California

Presented in partnership with the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

15 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Artist Talk with Dario Robleto

with Dario Robleto
Artist, Houston; ARC's Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence

Presented by the Arts Research Center with co-sponsorship from the Departments of Art Practice and Ethnic Studies, the Latinx Research Center, and BCNM.  Read more

14 Mar, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

The Right to Be Creative

with Margarita Kuleva 
National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Rescheduled from Spring 2020

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of the History of Art, the Arts Research Center, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

07 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Asian Americans in Hollywood: Breaking Through with Lasting Impact in the Industry

with Daniel Wu, Melvin Mar, Jason Lin, and Gail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. The first in a two part series on Asian Americans and AAPI in the media and entertainment industry. The event will be free of charge and open to the public, but will encourage attendees to make donations to the new Scholarship for AAPI and Media & Entertainment Creatives. Read more

24 Feb, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: This Land Is Our Land!

Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero
Brazil, 2020
Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

14 Feb, 2022 Commons Conversations

Discriminating Data

with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor in New Media; Director of The Digital Democracies Institute, Simon Fraser University Read more

10 Feb, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: what was always yours and never lost

Curated by Sky Hopinka
This program features works by artists from different countries—Canada, the United States, and Mexico—and homelands. Each artist makes works that traverse topics dealing directly and indirectly with Indigeneity.
Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

07 Feb, 2022 History & Theory

Tequiologies: Indigenous Solutions Against Climate Catastrophe

with Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil
Linguist, writer, translator, language rights activist and researcher ayuujk (mixe)
Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Alianza UCMX, Spanish & Portuguese, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.  Read more

09 Nov, 2021 Special Events

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Margaret Rhee, Reginold Royston,and Ryan Shaw. Moderated by Clancy Wilmott.
Presented as a part of BCNM’s Grad Chats, a series focused on navigating the academic job market and career development with UC Berkeley grads. Read more

08 Nov, 2021 Commons Conversations

Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine

with Liat Berdugo
Artist and Writer, Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco Read more

28 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Soul-Assemblage Media

with Professor Laura U. Marks
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Presented by The Department of Media Studies and co-sponsored by BCNM.  Read more

25 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

with Kim TallBear
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

In conversation with Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Marcos

Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

25 Oct, 2021 Commons Conversations

Design Futures

with Eric Rodenbeck
Founder, Stamen Design

Moderated by Eric Paulos
Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) Read more

04 Oct, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

Colonial Practices and Cultural Repression by the Municipality against the Community Museum of the Valle de Xico but “It is our 25th anniversary and we are still here.”

with Maria Thereza Alves
Artist
Moderated by Edgar Fabián Frias

Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Race and Gender, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. 
  Read more

01 Oct, 2021 Workshops

Refamiliarization: Day 3

Bread Symphony Workshop with Katya Rozanova, Emily Saltz, Ashley Lewis, and Max Horwich Read more

30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 2

Event with Edgar Fabián Frías and short film screenings Read more

29 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 1

Curator tour, exhibition opening, performance, and screening Read more

28 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization

The New Media Working Group presents a week-long show of artworks that speculate on practices and technologies that interrupt the habituation compelled by COVID-era domestic data extraction and quotidian mediations. Read more

13 Sep, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

How Can a Maori Girl Recolonise the Screen Using Mighty Pixels

with Lisa Reihana
​Artist, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Presented with Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

30 Aug, 2021 Commons Conversations

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora

with Cathy Thomas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderated by BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

22 Apr, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Games

with Elizabeth LaPensée
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice.

Image credit: Elizabeth LaPensée Read more

15 Apr, 2021 Workshops

Grad Chat: Alt Ac Careers

BCNM hosts our Grad Chat on alt academic careers with UC Berkeley grads Jennifer Lowe, Dan Perkel, and Aylon SamouhaRead more

05 Apr, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Dubai

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice Read more

18 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Piracy & Capitalism Panel

with Jennifer Holt, Brewster Kahle, Alexander Dent, and Keller Easterling Read more

11 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Fandom & Race Panel

with andré carrington, Racquel Gates, Alfred Martin, and Rukmini Pande Read more

04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

The President's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia and a Professor of English with the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures Read more

01 Mar, 2021 History & Theory

A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies

with Margo Robbins

Co-founder and President of the Cultural Fire Management Council

and Valentin Lopez

Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Presented in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.

  Read more

25 Feb, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”

with Rebecca Wanzo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

18 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

with Janel Martinez, Zahira Kelly & Alan Pelaez Lopez

Hosted by the Center for Race & Gender and co-sponsored by the Multicultural Community Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley Womxn of Color Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate Women’s Project, and the UC Berkeley Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project. Read more

18 Feb, 2021

Women in Tech Symposium – The New Era in Human-Computer Interaction,

We're co-sponsoring! Read more

03 Feb, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action

with Marisa Duarte
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the School of Information, American Cultures, and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Performing Cultural Exchange on Ohlone Homelands in Huichin

with Pauline Lampton, Director of Miriki Performing Arts

Corrina Gould, co-founder of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Erica Estrada, Northern Pomo Dancer

Presented with UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays. Read more

16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

with Xiaowei Wang 
Writer and artist; author of Blockchain Chicken Farm

An Xiao Mina
Writer and artist; author of From Memes to Movements Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination Read more

07 Nov, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL

with Lawrence Lek
Artist, Filmmaker and Musician

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice. Read more

05 Nov, 2020 History & Theory

World Re-Building: Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures

with Skawennati
Artist & Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. 

Image credit: Skawennati, "Renewal" 2016 Read more

03 Nov, 2020 Special Events

Visual Activism: Erin McElroy

With Erin McElroy
Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University

Presented by the Arts Research Center and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

25 Oct, 2020 Special Events

Crisis and Creativity: Virtual Artists in Residence at UC Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

With Mithu Sen

Performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which include drawing, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound

And Brendan Fernandes

Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts Read more

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

with Gu Jiang
National Center for Industry Research
Nanjing University Read more

01 Oct, 2020 Workshops

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Alenda Chang, Neha Kumar, and Aaminah Norris
Moderated by Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Read more

21 Sep, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Notes on the Role of the Artist when the world has always been on fire??

with Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Workshops

BCNM Student Orientation & Hangout

Join us for an online hangout with BCNM faculty and staff to learn more about new media at Cal! Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Special Events

SweetWire by Greg Niemeyer Live

with Greg Niemeyer

  Read more

10 Sep, 2020 History & Theory

A Conversation with the Sogorea Te' Land Trust

with Corrina Gould
Lisjan Ohlone leader and co-founder of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust
moderated by Marcelo Garzo Montalvo Read more

16 Apr, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Art & AI

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art Practice, BAMPFA, and held in conjunction with the DH Faire. Read more

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair Read more

13 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

ONLINE: Neural Abstractions

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

with Tom White
Artist and Researcher
Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

Cosponsored by Autolab and the CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) and held in conjunction with the DH Faire.

  Read more

06 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

POSTPONED: Notes on Recent Work of the Past Five Years

with William Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

16 Mar, 2020 Commons Conversations

ONLINE: Expanded Internet Art

with Ceci Moss, curator, writer, education, LA

 

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom* Read more

12 Mar, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

 

with Francesca Coppa, co-founder Organization for Transformative Works
and Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson, co-founders Transformative Works & Cultures

Co-sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the School of Information, the D-Lab, UC Berkeley Libraries, and the Department of Film & Media Read more

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

With Horace Ballard
Curator, Williams College Museum of Art
Art History Lecturer, Clark Art Institute

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Read more

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Ordinary Media

with James Hodge
Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

Sponsored by the Department of Film & Media as part of the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  Read more

26 Feb, 2020 Special Events

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

with Jen Schradie
Assistant Professor, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) at Sciences Po

Co-Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Read more

24 Feb, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

In Search for My Robot: Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

with Margaret Rhee
Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo; Visiting Scholar, NYU

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature Read more

27 Jan, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

with Amy LaViers
Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

22 Jan, 2020 Commons Conversations

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

with Rahul Gairola
Murdoch University

Co-sponsored by the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

with Ronak K. Kapadia
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Gender and Women's Studies Department Read more

04 Nov, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman
Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

Co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), and FLAD — the Luso-American Development Foundation. Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Commons Conversations

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

with Julien Mailland
Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University Media School Read more

30 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM 2019 Seed Grant Talks

with Celeste Kidd
Psychology

and William White
Anthropology Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

09 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

with Madeline Gannon
Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA

Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

04 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house and meet our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

29 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Places in Space

Adam Savage
Mythbusters, CA

a conversation on the past and future of spacesuits with
Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor, UC Berkeley

In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One Read more

18 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: 3D Printed Replicas of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

with Rita Lucarelli
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

17 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

This session will feature panelists building collections and tools for local digital humanities projects.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: Reception and Poster Session

Please join us in kicking off the 2019 DH Fair by enjoying refreshments with colleagues while browsing posters on recent and current Digital Humanities work at Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

with Zeynep Tufekci
Professor,  UNC

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

04 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University

Presented by the Department of Rhetoric, in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media's History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Department of History. Read more

03 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University Read more

01 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Body Without Borders

with Rhonda Holberton
Artist, Oakland

Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Read more

20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

with Safiya Umoja Noble
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

with Morehshin Allahyari
Artist, New York
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Stanford University Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine Read more

14 Mar, 2019 Special Events

Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

with Zizi Papacharissi
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago

Presented by TDPS Graduate Students, co-sponsored by BCNM Read more

06 Mar, 2019 Special Events

#Me Too in Hong Kong

with Gina Marchetti
University of Hong Kong

Hosted by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Film Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies. Read more

05 Mar, 2019 Workshops

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2019

The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is an annual event hosted in March where Wikipedians can drop in to edit with other members of the community.  Read more

04 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

with Nnedi Okorafor
Artist, Olympia Fields, IL
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One,the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English Read more

25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

with Kevin Delaney
Editor, Quartz
In partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more

08 Feb, 2019 Special Events

HIGH/LOW: Taste, Quality, and Resolution

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference
February 8-9, 2019 Read more

05 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Critical Practices 2018 Showcase

See the great projects of Critical Practices at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Winter Showcase! Read more

03 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Tangible User Interfaces Exhibit 2018

Check out the amazing experimental interfaces from NWMEDIA/INFO C262! Read more

03 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Questioning New Media Performance Night

Join Professor Jill Miller’s Questioning New Media class for a thrilling evening of final presentations/performances. Read more

29 Nov, 2018 Special Events

Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

with Leon Gurevitch

In partnership with the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Read more

19 Nov, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

RESCHEDULED: Daemons Tools Art Tech

Due to air quality issues, this talk is being rescheduled for September 23rd, 2019. Please check back soon for more information! Read more

09 Nov, 2018 Commons Conversations

Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the 20th Century

with Lucia Allais
Associate Professor of Architecture, Princeton University Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

with Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, Davis, CA
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One
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29 Oct, 2018 Commons Conversations

Immersive Media: Performance, Experience, & Audience

with Mona Kasra
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia Read more

19 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Symposium

Join us to explore how our political system has been — and might be — “hacked” in ways its framers could never have imagined. Read more

18 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Civic Data Solidarity Panel

with Burak Arikan, artist, founder of Graph Commons
Sinduja Rangarajan, data reporter, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jin Zhu, artist, member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Read more

15 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Image and Amnesia

with Kerry Tribe
Artist & Filmmaker, Los Angeles
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

with Kelani Nichole
Director, The Current; Founder, TRANSFER
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

04 Oct, 2018 History & Theory

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

with Timothy Stott
Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture
Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology Read more

24 Sep, 2018 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

Find out more about the certificate in new media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

14 Sep, 2018 Commons Conversations

Love bytes and intimate machines

Analysing news media representations of human- robot interactions
with Belinda Middleweek
University of Technology Sydney Read more

12 Sep, 2018 History & Theory

Architectural Intelligence

with Molly Wright Steenson
Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University
In partnership with the Department of Architecture Read more

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana Read more

21 Aug, 2018 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house, filled with art, demonstrations, and new media programs from across campus! Read more

02 May, 2018 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Come to the free Critical Making Showcase at Jacobs Hall taking place Wednesday, May 2nd from 2-3:30pm as part of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Spring  Read more

27 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Medium/Environment

Berkeley Film & Media’s 4th biennial conference seeks to bring together leading international media theorists working on questions of “environmental media” broadly conceived Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
  Read more

12 Apr, 2018 Special Events

EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME: A Sexuality Studies Conference

A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

09 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

new art, flag art, good art, portal art

with Ian Cheng
Artist, Los Angeles, CA
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and as part of the Arts + Design Monday Nights at BAMPFA program. Read more

06 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Workshop

Experts will lead participants through point cloud surveying to rendering data in virtual reality. Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt? Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Neural Nets: Readings of Electronic Writing

With Alex Saum, Scott RettbergStephanie Boluk & more 

Presented in partnership with the Peder Sather Grant Read more

04 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Exhibition

Deep Dive Or the Limits of Immersion was curated by Asma Kazmi. We preview the show as part of the Past is Present. Read more

19 Mar, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Yugoexport Is the Name of this Oral Corporation

With Irena Haiduk
Artist, Belgrade, Serbia
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

09 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts is an event hosted by the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, and co-sponsored in part by BCNM. Read more

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon Read more

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

#MeToo Hong Kong

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Brotherhood is Powerful: The Pornography and Video Art of Norman Yonemoto

with Nguyen Tan Hoang
Associate Professor, UCSD

Co-sponsored with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Performance Studies Graduate Group, the Department of Film & Media Read more

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

with Moya Bailey
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; the BAD CRIPP community forum; Professor Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies; and the Disability Studies Research Cluster Read more

01 Mar, 2018 History & Theory

The Software Arts

with Warren Sack
Chair and Professor of Film + Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz Read more

14 Feb, 2018 Commons Conversations

Commons Conversations: Adolf Loos After the Death of Adolf Loos

This talk revisits the life and work of Adolf Loos during the architect’s lifetime, but also beyond his death in 1933.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Connectivity as a Human Right

with Nick Negroponte
Architect, MIT, Massachussetts 
Presented in partnership with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

29 Jan, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Indexical Ambivalence

with Kris Paulsen
Associate Professor of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University
An Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium lecture. Presented in partnership with the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series as part of Monday nights as BAMPFA. Read more

06 Dec, 2017 Special Events

Critical Practices at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Critical Practices, a hands-on studio design course, will present their work at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase on Dec 6. Read more

15 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project

Witness the presentation of this fascinating ethical, and political archive on mass human displacement, this November Read more

14 Nov, 2017 Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

06 Nov, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

We Must Conjure Our Gods Before We Obey Them

With Michael Rock
Designer, 2x4, NY.
Presenting in partnership with the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning Read more

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

with Paolo Cirio
Artist, NY
Presented in partnership with the Department of Art Practice Read more

17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

with Erich Hörl and Yuk Hui
Panel Discussion with Luciana Parisi, David Bates & Warren Sack
with support from the Townsend Center and the Dean of Arts and Humanities Read more

12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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05 Oct, 2017 Commons Conversations

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. Join us as faculty, students, and staff discuss this new landscape. Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

with Frank Foer
National correspondent for The Atlantic and fellow at the New America Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Tool Talk — Mario Krell, "Field Studies with Multimedia Big Data"

Learn about a new tool that allows researchers to leverage large user generated data, such as Flickr, without being experts in data processing. Read more

18 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Visiting Scholar Talk — Steffen Moestrup, "The Journalist as a Performative Persona"

BCNM Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup discusses his research on persona driven journalism. Read more

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Come and learn about the BCNM's Undergraduate Certificate program! Lunch provided. Read more

11 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Book Talk — Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation

with TF Tierney
Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Studies Read more

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house Read more

14 Aug, 2017 Special Events

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops! Read more

08 May, 2017 Special Events

DataEdge Conference

Leading experts will discuss ways in which organizations are addressing issues at large in our fast-changing social environment. Read more

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

02 May, 2017 Workshops

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Hosted by Stacy Reardon and developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform for multimedia digital projects and academic texts. Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party Read more

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

BCNM, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency! Read more

24 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Parenting for a Digital Future

with Alicia Blum-Ross
Research Officer in Media and Communications at the LSE Read more

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Conveying Climate Change: New Media Art, Science, and Activism

with DJ Spooky Read more

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

with Ashley Hunt
co-director of the California Institute of the Arts' Photography and Media Program Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington Read more

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Nicholas de Monchaux on Local Code: 3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Join BCNM at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive with an author talk with Nicholas de Monchaux. Read more

04 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

with Jan De Vos
Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (BE) Read more

03 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population - CANCELED

with Tiffany Chung, internationally noted cartographer Read more

02 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism - CANCELED

with Richard Koci Hernandez, Emmy award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia Read more

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Drop in anytime; stay as long as you'd like! Read more

20 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Color of New Media 2017 Open House!

Learn more about the diverse ecology of new media activities happening on campus! Read more

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference! Don't miss it! Read more

17 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Games and Politics Panel

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director Read more

12 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

with Tanya Zimbardo, a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco Read more

09 Dec, 2016 Special Events

"Rogue Archives" Book Launch: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

"Rogue Archives" is authored by Prof. Gail De Kosnik Read more

08 Dec, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

founders of the Minnesota Street Project Read more

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

Jacobs Institute opens its doors to showcase students' final projects! Read more

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

17 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

with Reuben Margolin, American-born artist and sculptor Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History & Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

with Luke DuBois, co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data Read more

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author, design entrepreneur, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture Read more

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

Don't let yourself or any book lover you know miss this summit in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! Read more

17 Oct, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual.

Tom Sachs
Sculptor, NY

In partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Art Practice Department Read more

14 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

A continuation of the Symposium, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

13 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

Sponsored by the Townsend Center, the Dean of Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Department of Rhetoric. Read more

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. Read more

13 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

23 Aug, 2016 Special Events

Fall 2016 Open House

This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, students, and staff on campus who work in the new media space. Read more

11 Jul, 2016 Special Events

BCNM at Graduate Programs Fair

Learn about our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate in New Media programs! Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

46th Annual MFA Graduate Exhibition Reception at BAMPFA

Join these MFA graduates in celebration of their work on Friday and Saturday Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

Tsar Bell at 50th Anniversary of St. John

Both Friday and Saturday, The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the repose of St. John. Read more

07 May, 2016 Special Events

Souvenirs Concert

"Souvenir" is a multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's work Read more

06 May, 2016 Special Events

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

A presentation on the political origins of Japanese comic satire Read more

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Experience this season's NWMEDIA203 Showcase at Jacobs Hall Read more

19 Apr, 2016 Special Events

telep0es1s: Experiments in Creative Literature

With Rui Torres

World-famous digital artist and professor Read more

16 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Recasting the Tsar Bell

A public presentation of what the largest bell of all time might have sounded like Read more

04 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Online Learning Collabosphere Workshop

A workshop on Collabosphere, a new online learning tool available through bCourses. Read more

17 Mar, 2016 History & Theory

Critical Play

Mary Flanagan will explore this rich history and point to the theoretical concerns that arise when playing critically.  Read more

04 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers

with Steve Johnson, LinkedIn's Director of User Experience Design Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

A conversation with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

02 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Right to Remember

with Brewster Kahle
The Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive brings an insightful lecture to BCNM, as part of the Regents Lecture Series. Read more

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a New, Distributed Web

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

11 Feb, 2016 History & Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings Read more

01 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

with Sarah Thornton, writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student Read more

30 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process

with Adrien Segal

Oakland-based sculptural data artist and designer Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

with Julian Oliver, a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Returns with MATRIX 258

Join us for public programs and performances by composer Tarek Atoui Read more

29 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Exhibition Opening

Discover the amazing works Bay area artists have produced on the theme of transparency Read more

17 Oct, 2015 Workshops

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

QGCon is now in its second year of celebrating LGBT identities in gaming. Free to public. Read more

15 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Join us as we interrogate the historical, theoretical, and philosophical implications of precarious aesthetics Read more

12 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Non-existent at 82° 30′ N 108° 22′ W: Mirages, Digital Maps, and the Historical Problem of Location

In this time of hyper-locatability via digital maps, what kinds of places and things might still remain lost? Read more

28 Sep, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

with Vito Acconci, American designer, architect, performance and installation artist Read more

24 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

with Scott Richmond, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University Read more

14 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

03 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Welcome Back! BCNM's Fall Open House

Celebrate the new semester with us, here at BCNM Read more

21 Aug, 2015 Workshops

WOW! Editing Group Information Session

Empower Women on Wikipedia by becoming a mentor with the WOW! Editing Group Read more

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities at Berkeley will be running a summer institute of intensive workshops led by DH experts Read more

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference is hosting a prize contest for best papers. Get writing! Read more

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

The Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley, wants to know your thoughts on gaming and inclusivity, and more Read more

14 May, 2015 Special Events

Who Owns the Data?

We're co-hosting keynote addresses, lightning talks, and panel discussions on individual agency in an increasingly digital world Read more

08 May, 2015 Special Events

Interface Aesthetics Course Exhibition

Join us in viewing this I-School & BCNM course exhibition Read more

07 May, 2015 Special Events

Critical Making Course Exhibition

Taught by Instructor Eric Paulos, GSI Emily Chen, and Lab Manager Chris Myers Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat

with Jesse Drew, UC Davis Professor, and Glenda Drew, artist and designer Read more

09 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

An Authors Alliance event presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

  Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

A special opportunity for BCNM students and faculty to discuss inclusive design and share projects Read more

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

with Jose Carlos Martinat, artist, and Enrique Mayorga, researcher Read more

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

07 Mar, 2015 Workshops

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

A MoMA Edit-A-Thon satellite event here on campus Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

17 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Welcome to Braggsville: Author Talk

T. Geronimo Johnson in Conversation With April Sinclair Read more

10 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Queering Agriculture: Food Security in the Nation's Capital and the Crises of Reproductive American Familism

by Bailey Kier, PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park Read more

26 Jan, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

What Is a Work of Art in the Age of $120,000 Art Degrees?

An ATC lecture by Caroline Woolard Read more

20 Jan, 2015 Special Events

CITRIS Mobile App Challenge Info Session + Ideation Summit 2015

We're sponsoring a semester-long competition for the best mobile apps that address civic needs! Read more

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab Read more

20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM Read more

19 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Human Impacts Bay Area: Innovations for the Climate Breakthrough

Join us for a night of art and conversation around innovative ways to tackle climate change Read more

17 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial

An ATC lecture by Rick Lowe Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Art Installation Opening: Leslie Dreyer's “Reclaim Disrupt”

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

13 Nov, 2014 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

An HTNM lecture by Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

"Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies," a lecture by Steven Salaita Read more

03 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

A lecture by Cheryl Haines on her collaboration with Ai Weiwei, at the David Brower Center Read more

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

A lecture by Jennifer Holt (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) this October, held at Stephens Hall Read more

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

This not-to-be-missed lecture by renowned American architect, Maya Lin Read more

08 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

The Death Throes of the Desert God

An ATC lecture by John Perry Barlow, cattle rancher and Grateful Dead songwriter Read more

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

The release of Ritwik Banerji's (DE) project, Maxine Read more

31 May, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems

A part of our Arts and Technology Colloquium, Stephanie Syjuco - visual artist and educator - bestows a lecture Read more

28 Apr, 2014 Special Events

The Authors Alliance Visiting BCNM

In discussion of a vision for supporting authors in a digital age Read more

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

A practicum of artist-led workshops that develop exercises, prompts, or actions that engage questions of art, labor, and economics. Don't miss out! Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

10 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Student Research Presentations and New DE Welcome

Cutting edge research happening here at BCNM! Join us in celebration of these amazing grad students. Read more

05 Apr, 2014 Workshops

WikiWomen’s Edit-a-thon

We're continuing Women's History month with this hands-on event! Join in at BCNM Commons. Read more

01 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Hack FSM

Participate in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary! First prize: a MacBook Air Read more

10 Mar, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?

Witness this lectre by an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers, a part of our ATC series Read more

06 Mar, 2014 History & Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

A History and Theory lecture by Alex Galloway, philosophy writer and programmer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Read more

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

We invite you to this symposium of discussions on privacy protections, surveillance methods, and resistance in our digital world Read more

24 Feb, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Casey Reas, LA-based artist and educator, talks about the possibilies of software in the visual arts Read more

22 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Urban Data Canvas Hackathon

We're hosting an app-only hack day to develop real-time data visualization pieces for displaying in downtown SF! Read more

15 Feb, 2014

Create Your Bot Hackathon

Learn how to build Chatbots with renowned artificial intelligence programmer and ChatScript language designer Bruce Wilcox as you compete to create the most human chatbot! Read more

05 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Computer Simulations and their Constructive Medium

Inge Hinterwaldner, a researcher at the University of Basel, talks about computer-based art and architecture Read more

04 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Homeboy

A film screening of Dino Dinco's "Homeboy" at the Durham Studio Theater Read more

04 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director Read more

02 Dec, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

From Timelapse to Timecollapse

Zhang Ga, media art curator and Professor at Tsinghua University, on "Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China" Read more

21 Nov, 2013 Special Events

Critical Time: Claudia La Rocco in Conversation with Shannon Jackson

Presented by The Arts Research Center Read more

17 Nov, 2013 Special Events

“What is this sound?”

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada will perform a live sound experience at BAMPFA. Be sure to not miss out! Read more

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

with Kevin Walker, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art Read more

07 Nov, 2013 History & Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

26 Oct, 2013 Special Events

The Queerness and Games Conference

Gear up for another fantastic schedule at the Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Creating Minds: An Academic Conference on Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

14 Oct, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Skin Play: Visual Ethics and ”Race” in Digital Art

with Jennifer Gonzalez, UCSC History of Art and Visual Culture instructor Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

26 Aug, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Open House

This event is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture”

How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? Participate in this exciting workshop with Sam Ford Read more

07 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Youth, New Media, and Social Reproduction"

A presentation by Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, on the multifaceted linkages between new media and social reproduction Read more

17 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: College Readiness Hackathon

Develop a New Media app to make the college application process less harrowing in this CITRIS-sponsored Hackathon! Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

Participate in this 2-day symposium on critical issues in online higher education. Google, CMU, Coursera representatives are slotted to speak. Note: tickets for this event have been claimed but sign up for the wait-list here! Read more

14 Mar, 2013 History & Theory

Amateurdom and Its Discontents

with Lisa Gitelman, media historian
Co-sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History & Theory

Media Materialities

An HTNM lecture by Stefan Andriopoulos, Germanic Languages Chair at Coumbia University Read more

24 Jan, 2013 Special Events

Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment

A CITRIS Data and Democracy event to celebrate Data Innovation Day Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Hawking, Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject

A discussion in celebration of Hacia Mialet's book, Hawking, Incorporated. Featuring David Bates (Rhetoric) and Cori Hayden (Anthropology) Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

We Witness: A Panel on Digital Video, Social Media, and Political Protest

A panel of leading video activists, filmmakers, + technology developers on the implications for human rights investigations, advocacy campaigns, and social justice Read more

04 Dec, 2012 Workshops

Fantasy in Videogames and Cinema: The Ludic Body in Media Convergence

Christopher Goetz on fantasies shared between videogames and cinema, starting with The Matrix Read more

03 Dec, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive

An Arts + Technology Colloquium lecture by JoAnne Northrup, former chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art  Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

"Marry Me to the End of Love," an Interactive Performance

In this interactive performance, Baradaran will marry anyone he can convince to enter a temporary marriage Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

14 Nov, 2012

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A panel, fair, and poster session on this emerging interdiscilinary research field. Read more

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Anthropology as BIG DATA: Making the Case for Ethnography as a Critical Dimension in Digital Media and Technology Studies

Mary Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, on big data in human comunication research Read more

06 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Designing for In-the-Moment Interactions with Robotic Agents

 

Leila Takayama, research scientist, on communicating with robots Read more

30 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Ephemeral Space: Networks of Social Media & Mobile Food Vending Practices

with Ginette Wessel, PhD Candidate of Architecture, on mobile food vendors and social media Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

04 Oct, 2012 Special Events

The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

with David Karpf, Assistant Prof. of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Visualization and the Joy of Revelation

with Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, artists and lead researchers of Google's Big Picture" visualization research group Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Tweeting Your Way to the White House: Social Media and the 2012 Campaign

Do new technologies help us talk across party lines, or do they contribute to more polarization? A panel of a professor, company founder,  and president of a social media company discuss. Read more

27 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Camouflage Media

with Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT Read more

25 Sep, 2012 Special Events

Information Labor as Venture Labor: Policy Implications of Technology Industry Risk

with Gina Neff, Associate Prof. of Communication at the University of Washington Read more

17 Sep, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen

with Ryan and Trevor Oakes, visual artists whose work has been featured in Chicago's Millennium Park and Palazzo Strozzi Museum in Florence Italy -- to name a few Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

Lunch and conversation with Walter Kim, artist and engineer based in San Francisco Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data

A symposium pondering the emerging hierarchies of an increasingly "data-driven" world," hosted right here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

On Vanishing: New Mythologies for Choreography in Museums

with Jonah Bokaer, international choreographer, media artist, and artist space developer Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Media Bichos and other Displays for Engaging People to Watch Videos in the Museum

with Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York Read more

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
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30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

Hosted at SFMoMA, featuring Nicholas DeMonchaux and the work of Buckminster Fuller Read more

22 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Vancouver Conceptual Photography: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Screening of the documentary Picture Start, directed by Harry Killas Read more

19 Mar, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students and visiting prospective students. RSVP here Read more

15 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Break/ing Ground: Critical Dialogues in Sound and Motion

A conversation with Dr. DeFrant and Dr. Fred Moten (Duke) Read more

13 Feb, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

All the West is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape

with Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agro-ecologist Read more

09 Feb, 2012 History & Theory

Media Piracy

A History and Theory of New Media lecture with Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Read more

02 Feb, 2012 Special Events

Transforming Community Through Pervasive Play

with Jeff Watson (USC) Read more

23 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy

with Howard Rheingold, independent scholar at Stanford's Department of Communication Read more

05 Dec, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Heaven Can Wait: The Revolving Restaurant as Hypercinema

Bull.Miletic: Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, recipients of the Bay Area Video Coalition's "Video Maker Award" Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

with Marc Horowitz, interdisciplinary artist. A part of Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

09 Nov, 2011 Special Events

The Extreme Art Roadshow

with Garth Johnson - writer, artist, and educator Read more

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) Read more

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

with Uday Danvadate, co-founder and CEO of SonicRim, a global design research consulting practice Read more

21 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Video Voyages

An evening at the BCNM Commons Read more

19 Sep, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Turns and Reciprocal Systems

with Shannon Jackson, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities and Director of the Arts Research Center Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History & Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more

04 May, 2011 Special Events

Regents Lecture: Green Technologies – Enabling the Radical Innovations to Come (Sooner!)

A special lecture by Bill Joy, renowned technologist and partner in leading venture capital firm KPBC's Greentech Practice Read more

02 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

with Christopher Alexander, Prof. of Architecture here at UC Berkeley Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

A symposium for anyone interested in uniting the tech-world and the human rights community Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Pure Engineering – Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility and Consumerism

with Raffaello D’Andrea, an artist and Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Read more

28 Mar, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Sophie Calle, Artist Presentation with Q&A

Hosted at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Arrive early to claim your seat! Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Stuart Candy, Arup

A lecture by Stuart Candy - aSenior Foresight and Innovation Specialist at Arup, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

03 Feb, 2011 Special Events

Immersed in Mediated Spaces – Playful Immersion and the Quest for Immediacy in Video Games

A lecture by Carl Therrien (Stanford) Read more

24 Jan, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Rhinoceros Beetles, Kissable Frogs and other Close Encounters with Biodiverse and the Tasty Future

An Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Futurefarmers Recent and Forthcoming Work — A Variation on the Powers of Ten

Futurefarmers is a group of artists, designers and architects who use various media to create work that responds to the time and place around them Read more

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

1 week ago

BCNM Statement in Solidarity with Iranian Protestors

As educators and researchers at UC Berkeley Center for New Media we stand in solidarity with Iranian women who are demanding their basic human rights. Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Hot and Cool Mother Receives Disability History Association Outstanding Article Award

Congratulations to Hannah Zeavin, winner of the 2022 DHA Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award for “Hot and Cool Mothers”!  Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Why ‘environments’ in games are always historical: a provocation

Emma Fraser is featured in Historical Games Network. Read more

11 Sep, 2022

Xiaowei Wang Fellow at the National Center on Race & Digital Justice

Shout out to Xiaowei Wang for being a fellow at the National Center on Race & Digital Justice! Read more

11 Sep, 2022

Summer Research Report: Amanda Barnett

Read about Amanda's preparation for a Spring 2023 exhibit at Wing Luke Museum, Seattle’s Asian Pacific American history museum. Read more

11 Sep, 2022

BCNM 2021-2022 Publications Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Lauren Berlant's New Book

Berlant’s new book, On the Inconvenience of Other People, serves as a sequel of sorts to Cruel Optimism, the work that guaranteed Berlant’s fame beyond the academy. Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Celeste Kidd's "Learning with certainty in childhood"

Celeste Kidd and Carolyn Baer published "Learning with certainty in childhood" in Science Direct. Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Summer Research Report: Irma Barbosa

Read about Irma's work titled "Ternura means Tenderness". Read more

01 Sep, 2022

BCNM Around the Web September

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this September! Read more

31 Aug, 2022

Applications for our Fall 2022 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

30 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Report: William Morgan

Read about William's work across the globe, from cybernetics to AI in science fiction! Read more

27 Aug, 2022

Fall 2022 Designated Emphasis and Certificate Applications Now Open

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media! Applications due November 1, 2022. Read more

25 Aug, 2022

Undergraduate Research: Jesse Clements

Jesse worked on Tory Jeffay's dissertation "The Forensic Imaginary." Read more

25 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Reports: Kevin CK Lo

Musician Kevin CK Lo worked towards building a modular geo-spatial web template. Read more

23 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Report: Lani Alden

Digital preservation and database building formed the basis of Lani's work on kabuki performances in the early twentieth century. Read more

23 Aug, 2022

Michelle Carney Featured in Women in AI Ethics

This interview with alum Michelle Carney is part of Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)’s “I am the future of AI.” Read more

22 Aug, 2022

Summer Research: Fei Pan Read more

22 Aug, 2022

danah boyd on the Harvard Data Science Review Podcast

danah boyd discusses "Differential Privacy for the 2020 U.S. Census: Can We Make Data Both Private and Useful?" Read more

18 Aug, 2022

Lyman Report: Julia Irwin

Julia's dissertation is titled "Patterning Recognition: A History of Automated Visual Perception." Read more

18 Aug, 2022

Trevor Paglen & Experimental Geography

Listen to the Atlast Obscura podcast to hear BCNM alum discuss government surveillance, AI, and place! Read more

17 Aug, 2022

Justin Berner Appointed Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Justin Berner joins NYU Shanghai as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. Read more

17 Aug, 2022

danah boyd Featured in People of ACM

"I approach technology as a tool and an intervention. Certain futures are made easier because of technology, and certain futures get more complicated. We can make bets about the probabilities of certain futures, but we cannot see the future. We can only introduce other interventions." Read more

16 Aug, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2022 Class Grants

We're pleased to support Tom McEnaney's course on Sounding American. Read more

15 Aug, 2022

BCNM at ASA 2022

The 119th American Sociology Association annual meeting took place in Los Angeles on August 5-9. Read more

15 Aug, 2022

Summer 2022 Research with Haripriya Sathyanarayanan

Read more about Haripriya's work on Spatial Perception of the Pediatric Built Environment and Patient-Centric Design Read more

12 Aug, 2022

BCNM Around the Web August 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this August! Read more

11 Aug, 2022

Queer Affects at the Origins of Computation

Jacob Gaboury's new article appears in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

11 Aug, 2022

Ken Goldberg's Knot Untying Robots Featured in New Scientist

Matthew Sparkes features the work from Ken Goldberg's lab in "Robot unties knotted cables but can't pick them up off the floor" for the New Scientist. Read more

10 Aug, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CASE 2022

The 2022 IEEE 18th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) took place in in Chengdu, China and Mexico City, Mexico.  Read more

10 Aug, 2022

Beyond Counting Accountability

Xiaowei Wang has a new article in Just Tech. Read more

09 Aug, 2022

Conference Report: Molly Nicholas at Creativity and Cognition

Molly Nicholas and team received a Best Paper Award for "Creative and Motivational Strategies Used by Expert Creative Practitioners." Read more

08 Aug, 2022

In the Flickering Light

Hannah reviews the history and evolution of the digital in her article for The New York Review, In the Flickering Light. Read more

07 Aug, 2022

Big Gaming Questions with Alenda Chang

Alenda Chang joins in an asynchronous roundtable discussion with Tara Fickle, Gregory Grieve, and Chris Patterson on Gaming Plus Project. Read more

07 Aug, 2022

Kate Mattingly Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University

 

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06 Aug, 2022

The United States in Collapse

Gail De Kosnik writes for the Buffet Institute for Global Affairs. Read more

06 Aug, 2022

I'm Baby: Digital Reproduction in the Metavese

Hannah Zeavin has a new article out in The Baffler. Read more

05 Aug, 2022

Data & Truth with danah boyd

Hear alum danah boyd speak about data and truth on Gnovis with Huseyn Panahov. Read more

04 Aug, 2022

BCNM Around the Web July 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this July! Read more

02 Aug, 2022

Why Are Pictures of Space So Powerful?

Trevor Paglen is interviewed for VICE Magazine.

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01 Aug, 2022

This is Womenspace: USENET and the Fight for a Digital Backroom

Hannah Zeavin's latest publication appears in Technology and Culture. Read more

28 Jul, 2022

Xiaowei Wang Co-Editor of Logic Magazine

Congratulations and best wishes to Xiaowei Wang who will co-lead Logic Magazine's pivot to becoming the first queer Black and Asian tech magazine. Read more

27 Jul, 2022

Camille Crittenden explains a technology Californians use without knowing it

The Fresno Bee goes in depth on blockchain with Camille Crittenden's expertise. Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Fall 2022 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Featuring BCNM poet alums Ra Malika Imhotep and Caleb Luna, UCB Professor of Music Ken Ueno, Indigenous Technologies, and more!  Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Tiffany Ng Named Chair of Organ Department

Alum Tiffany Ng leads the Organ Department at the University of Michigan. Read more

22 Jul, 2022

How to Predict the Future on Ted Interviews

Listen to the TED interviews podcast of alum Jane McGonigal sharing how to predict the future. Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Announcing the 2022-2023 History and Theory of New Media Season

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 season for the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series, featuring Kelli Moore, Gloria Emeagwali, Gillian Rose, and more!  Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Is Oakland's School Choice System Fair

Tonya Nguyen's research with Samantha Robertson and Niloufar Salehi is featured in Oaklandside. Read more

20 Jul, 2022

Announcing the 2022-2023 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 season for our ATC Lecture Series! Featuring Teddy Cruz and Fonna Foreman, and artsits Nettrice Gaskins and Osman Khan. Read more

18 Jul, 2022

Ken Goldberg at RSS 2022

Ken Goldberg and team won a Best Systems Paper Award for "Autonomously Untangling Long Cables" at Robotics Science and Systems 2022.  Read more

18 Jul, 2022

Disruptive Ruptures: The Necessity of Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Lashon Daley published with Kenly Brown and Derrika Hunt in Meridians journal. Read more

17 Jul, 2022

Ken Goldberg at WAFR 2022

The 15th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics was held on June 22-24, 2022.  Read more

17 Jul, 2022

Jen Schradie on the Far Right's Efforts to Overturn Roe

L'Obs interviewed Jen Schradie on the far right's organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

15 Jul, 2022

Tory Jeffay Named Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth

Tory's dissertation was titled “The Forensic Imaginary: Visual Media and Evidentiary Culture.” Read more

13 Jul, 2022

Seitu Jones Transcript & Video Now Online

Revisit this great event with Seitu Jones on "George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook" Read more

12 Jul, 2022

Adam and Zack Khalil Transcript & Video Now Online

Revisit this great event with Adam and Zack Khalil on "Culture capture, additive defacement, and other tactics towards realizing Indigenous futures.” Read more

11 Jul, 2022

Jane McGonigal on KQED's Mind Shift

Paul Darvasi interviews alum Jane McGonigal on "Harnessing the power of future-forecasting to help invent a better world." Read more

09 Jul, 2022

Taking Aim at Gun Violence

Camille Crittenden asks how engineers, computer scientists and technologists might engage more actively in creating solutions. Read more

08 Jul, 2022

Abigail Lomibao on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Abigail was mentored by Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on of immersive virtual environments. Read more

08 Jul, 2022

Image Objects Reviewed by Kyle Stine

Jacob Gaboury's book Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics was reviewed in Film Quarterly. Read more

07 Jul, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik Mercator Fellow at Goethe University

As part of her Fellowship, Gail is giving a lecture on July 11th! Watch it online! Read more

07 Jul, 2022

Ra Malika Imotep Awarded President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Read more

07 Jul, 2022

A Decade of Innovation from the CITRIS Invention Lab

CITRIS celebrates the tenth birthday of the Invention Lab - co-founded by our own Eric Paulos. Read more

07 Jul, 2022

BCNM at ICA2022

Alumni Christo Sims and Jen Schradie presented at the International Communication Association's 2022 conference. Read more

01 Jul, 2022

Interactive Mixed-Dimensional Media for Cross-Dimensional Collaboration in Mixed Reality Environments

Björn Hartmann co-authors this new paper with Balasaravanan Thoravi Kumaravel. Read more

01 Jul, 2022

BCNM Around the Web June 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this June! Read more

30 Jun, 2022

Alum TF Tierney Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Welcome back to Berkeley, Thérèse! Read more

26 Jun, 2022

With the rise of the extreme right, a low intensity conflict is raging in the US

Alum Jen Schradie is interviewed in Le Monde about shootings in America targeting African Americans and Latin Americans.

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24 Jun, 2022

Liat Berdugo Transcript Now Online

Revisit this great event with Liat Berdugo on "Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine." Read more

23 Jun, 2022

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 BCNM Events in Review

Check out our roundup of the last year of BCNM events, featuring event details, video recordings, and transcripts! Read more

21 Jun, 2022

BCNM Spring '22 In-Person Graduation

As a celebration of our Spring 2022 BCNM graduates, we hosted a successful in person event for them on May 2nd, in which they were presented with BCNM certificates. Read more

21 Jun, 2022

FogROS brings robotic cloud computing to the Robot Operating System

Ken Goldberg and team published a new article featured in TechCrunch. Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Morgan Ames on the Received Wisdom Podcast

Where did the One Laptop Per Child project go wrong? Morgan Ames gives some answers. Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Alenda Chang on Reimagining the History of Media Studies

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's Reimagining the History of Media Studies through Games, Play, and the Uncanny Valley is in the amazing lineup for the recently published Uncanny Histories in Film and Media! Read more

16 Jun, 2022

Conference Report: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan at EDRA53 Health in Design

Haripriya shared her research at the Environmental Design Research Association Health in Design conference. Read more

15 Jun, 2022

Michelle Carney on Bringing ML and UX Together

Alum Michelle Carney speaks to the Experiencing Data podcast about her mission to bring machine learning and user interface design together. Read more

13 Jun, 2022

Conference Reports: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on Patient-Centered Care

Haripriya presented her research at the The Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care. Read more

10 Jun, 2022

BCNM's Big Wins 2022

We're so proud to share some our greatest successes from 2022!  Read more

09 Jun, 2022

Clancy Wilmott Awarded 2022 PBK Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Clancy Wilmott on being a warded a Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award for the branch of Northern California! Read more

07 Jun, 2022

BCNM Best Paper Award at Creativity & Cognition 2022

BCNMers Molly Nicholas, Sarah Sterman, and Eric Paulos received a Best Paper Award for "Creative and Motivational Strategies Used by Expert Creative Practitioners." Read more

03 Jun, 2022

Malika Imhotep Discusses gossypin

Ra Malika Imhotep joins Lost City Books to discuss her new collection, gossypin. Read more

24 May, 2022

Morgan Ames on The Legacy of OLPC

Morgan Ames features on The Real Python podcast discussing charismatic pitfalls in teaching programming! Read more

21 May, 2022

BCNM Around the Web May

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this May! Read more

17 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Graduates

Art by Edgar Fabián Frías Read more

17 May, 2022

Affect & Algorithm with Hannah Zeavin

Hannah discussed Mental Health & the Risks of Emotion AI with the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. Read more

16 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

Project by Jessie Mindel with Selin Longmire, Angelica Song, Bradley Russo. Read more

14 May, 2022

Jane McGonigal on Metaphysical Milkshake

Rainn and Reza sit down with futurist Jane McGonigal to ponder, "How Can You Tell The Future?"  Read more

14 May, 2022

The Illusion of Digital Democracy with Jen Schradie

In this short teaser for her book, The Revolution That Wasn't, Jen Schradie asks whether the internet is conservative. Read more

13 May, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes Sex Dolls at Sea Read more

12 May, 2022

The Distance Cure Wins Courage to Dream Book Prize

Congratulations to Hannah Zeavin for receiving the Courage to Dream Book Prize for her book The Distance Cure! Read more

11 May, 2022

Sonia Katyal on LGBTQ+ Rights

As every day we hear new reports of laws limiting LGBTQ+ rights, UC Berkeley professors weigh in on the current experience of our LGBTQ+ community. Read more

29 Apr, 2022

Edgar Fabián Frías Performs in HI, Solo #11

HI, SOLO is a bi-annual performance series conceived by Alexx Shilling and Devika Wickremesinghe. Read more

29 Apr, 2022

Epistemic Disconnects Surrounding the US Census Bureau’s Use of Differential Privacy

Our alum danah boyd published an article in the Harvard Data Science Review with Jayshree Sarathy.

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28 Apr, 2022

Conference Grant Reports: Elisa Giardina Papa at the Venice Biennale Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Mary Smith Reviews the Queer Games Avant-Garde

Bonnie Ruberg's The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games is reviewed in Communication Booknotes Quarterly. Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Bo Ruberg on Hot Tub Streaming

Bo Ruberg discusses Hot Tub streaming and what it brings to erotic lesiure culture. Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Noura Howell on Cracks in the Success Narrative

Noura Howell reflects on her failures in design research practice in "Cracks in the Success Narrative: Rethinking Failure in Design Research through a Retrospective Trioethnogrpahy". Read more

20 Apr, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou on Diversity on Streaming Platforms in Pandemic Times

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou present diversity Scores for films and television series on major streaming platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Read more

20 Apr, 2022

Eric Paulos on Plastic Dynamism

Eric Paulos speaks on the creative process of not only making but also unmaking. Read more

19 Apr, 2022

BCNM at Data and the Metaverse

BCNM shares their expertise at "Critical Data Futures: Art, Life, and Data in the Metaverse."  Read more

19 Apr, 2022

Jane McGonigal on the Michael Shermer Show

In Imaginable, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to train our minds to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. Read more

19 Apr, 2022

How to Future Proof your Life with Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is featured in this VOX interview with Sigal Samuel. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Haripriya Sathyanarayanan Awarded the Helen Wallace Dissertation Award

The Helen Wallace Dissertation Award aims to advance and elevate graduate-level research at the intersection of MCAH, innovation, and technology. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Greg Niemeyer Awarded Peder 2022 Sather Grant

Congratulations to Greg Niemeyer for receiving a $25,000 grant for network visualizations! Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Jen Schradie on the French Presidential Election

Interview with researcher Jen Schradie. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Greg Niemeyer Awarded Pro Helvetia Grant

Greg received a Pro Helvetia Grant for Data Art about Water in Africa! Read more

14 Apr, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Digital Art During the Pandemic

Digital Art During the Pandemic features an interview with Alex Saum-Pascual. Read more

14 Apr, 2022

Ra Malika Imhotep poetry in Scalawag

Ra Malika Imhotep's poem "I Claim No Specific Religion" is featured in Scalawag. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Behind French election tweets, the far right is hidden in plain sight

Jen Schradie explains how digital democracy is functioning in France this election cycle for the Conversation. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Jenna Burrell on the Datafied State

Jenna Burrell shares a new Data & Society research agenda in the earliest stages of discussion and planning.  Read more

13 Apr, 2022

BCNM Around the Web April 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this April 2022!

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13 Apr, 2022

BCNM at CHI 2022

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2022! Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Andrea Gagliano on Data Science and Design

Andrea Gagliano is featured in the first MLUX Seattle meetup. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Abby Yue Gao's Wildfire Disaster Response in Berkeley News

Berkeley Alumnae Tackle Language Gaps in Wildfire Emergency Communication. Read more

12 Apr, 2022

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2022

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2022! Read more

08 Apr, 2022

Imaginable Featured in Big Think

Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome. Read more

08 Apr, 2022

Jane McGonigal on Cultivating Optimism

Jane McGonigal was interviewed on The Tim Ferriss Show on discussing how to become the expert of your own future and cultivate optimism. Read more

06 Apr, 2022

The Urgent Future Questionnaire by Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal published the article "The Urgent Future Questionnaire" on Porchlight. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Liza Gak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship & Tonya Nguyen Receives Honorable Mention

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Who's Listening When You Call a Crisis Hotline

Hannah Zeavin and Yana Calou published the article in State of Mind. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Anisse Gross Reviews Imaginable

Alum Jane McGonigal's “Imaginable” is reviewed in the Datebook. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Women in Energy Make a Powerful Case for Inclusion

Camille Crittenden publishes an article on the Berkeley Blog on women in energy in honor of Women's History Month. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Michelle Carney on Building More Human, Helpful, and Ethical Systems

Michelle Carney talks us through tactics for building more human, more helpful, and more ethical AI + ML systems.  Read more

01 Apr, 2022

The Wall Street Journal Reviews Imaginable

Emily Bobrow writes "Jane McGonigal Believes Games Can Change the World" for the WSJ. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Image Objects Reviewed in Artforum

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects is reviewed by Michael Eby in Artforum, discussing how digital graphics remade the material world. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Media Crease Video Now Online Read more

01 Apr, 2022

NYT Review of Imaginable

Dawn Chan reviews Jane McGonigal's IMAGINABLE: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything ― Even Things That Seem Impossible Today.
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01 Apr, 2022

Michelle Carney Celebrated as a Trailblazer

Google Developer Studio celebrated global women in tech and trailblazers in honor of women's history month, featuring our own alum Michelle Carney! Read more

31 Mar, 2022

Jen Schradie on the 2022 Elections

Olivier Clairouin interviews Jen Schradie for Le Monde on whether the Right has won the fight for the internet in advance of the 2022 elections. Read more

30 Mar, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Awarded Inaugural Timothy Shary Prize

The Timothy Shary prize for Best Essay published in Children’s and Youth Media is awarded by The Children and Youth Media Special Interest Group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

30 Mar, 2022

BCNM at SCMS 2022

Amazing BCNM representation from students, faculty, and alumni at SCMS 2022! Read more

30 Mar, 2022

Pop Mythology Reviews Imaginable

'Imaginable' is the most important book you’ll read this year! Read more

29 Mar, 2022

Announcing Our Summer 2022 Research Award Recipients

Image: Fei Pan Read more

28 Mar, 2022

Not a TikTok War

Ukrainians are rallying global support via social media. But don’t call it a TikTok war, writes alum Jen Schradie for the Washington Post. Read more

23 Mar, 2022

Announcing Our Spring 2022 DE & Certificate Cohort

Secondary Gaze, by Jiaxuan Ren. Read more

23 Mar, 2022

Announcing the Spring 2022 BCNM Faculty Seed Grants

Art by Greg Niemeyer. Read more

21 Mar, 2022

Fall 2022 Recommended Courses Now Online

Check out new media classes taking place across campus! Read more

12 Mar, 2022

Announcing the Spring 2022 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working in the fields of architecture, technology, cognitive science, and more! Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Translation of 2B-Dan in Mechademia Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Sonya Katyal, Trevor Paglen, and Ken Goldberg in conversation with Kate Crawford

Sonya Katyal, Trevor Paglen, and Ken Goldberg discuss epistemology and politics in artificial intelligence with Tanner lecture recipient Kate Crawford. Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Asian Americans in Hollywood Video Now Online Read more

10 Mar, 2022

This Thursday - 24-hour Matching Gift Opportunity for AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

Help BCNM unlock $5,000 by making a gift of any size during Big Give  Read more

08 Mar, 2022

Nabeel Siddiqui Reviews Image Objects

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects was reviewed in Information & Culture by Nabeel Siddiqui. Read more

08 Mar, 2022

To Practice an Understanding that the World is Made with Alenda Chang

Natalia Zuluaga in conversation with Alenda Y. Chang and Jason Edward Lewis on Shift Space 2.0. Read more

07 Mar, 2022

Sophia Hussain in The Poetry Project

Sophia Hussain is featured in the remembrances of Etel Adnan!

 

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04 Mar, 2022

Jen Schradie in A Section of Now

Jen Schradie's work is featured in A Section of Now: Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention. Read more

02 Mar, 2022

BCNM Around the Web March 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this March! Read more

02 Mar, 2022

Shira Abramovich Reviews Imaginable

Jane McGonigal's latest book Imaginable was reviewed by Shira Abramovich on Reboot.  Read more

01 Mar, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Simulating Polyculture Farming

Check out Ken Goldberg's article on Simulating Polyculture Farming to Learn Automation Policies for Plant Diversity and Precision Irrigation! Read more

28 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin at Town Hall Seattle

Hannah Zeavin discusses her book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy with Town Hall Seattle. Read more

28 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg in the International Journal of Robotics Research

Ken Goldberg's work was recently featured in the International Journal of Robotics Research. Read more

25 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Comparison of Novel Shielded Nasopharynx Applicator Designs for Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Ken Goldberg applies new designs to improve patient outcomes. Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Commons Conversation Video Now Online: Wendy Chun Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Lyman Recipient Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Announcing Our Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Abigail Lomibao and Jesse Clements! Read more about their projects here! Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Accelerating quadratic optimization with reinforcement learning

Check out Ken Goldberg's paper on Neural Information Processing Systems! Read more

18 Feb, 2022

HTNM Video Now Online: Yásnaya Aguilar Gil Read more

15 Feb, 2022

Assisting Polyculture Farming in Africa with Ken Goldberg

Check out Ken Goldberg's latest publication in IEEE Africon! Read more

11 Feb, 2022

BCNM Around the Web February 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this February! Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin in Continuum Innovation

Hannah's book 'The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy' is featured in Continuum Innovation. Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Kaitlin Forcier in Media N

Kaitlin Forcier's High-Tech Orientalism and Science Fiction Futures in Astria Suparak’s "Virtually Asian" is featured in Media N on the issue of Art and the Technologies of Race. Read more

10 Feb, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes the Mystery of the Missing AIDS Crisis

The article appears in American Literature and argues that the AIDS crisis indicates the "present absence of queerness in video games." Read more

10 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CoRL 2021

Ken Goldberg and team present "Dex-NeRF: Using a Neural Radiance Field to Grasp Transparent Objects" at the Conference on Robotic Learning. Read more

09 Feb, 2022

Mechanical Search on Shelves Using a Novel "Bluction" Tool

A new paper from Ken Goldberg and team. Read more

05 Feb, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes Trans Games Studies

Bo Ruberg's Trans Games Studies has been published in University of Michigan's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

05 Feb, 2022

Applications for our Spring 2022 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Gossypiin Featured on BookRiot

'Gossypiin' by Ra Malika Imhotep is recommended as the poetry book that captures the black experience on BookRiot. Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Clement Hil Goldberg Receives Creative Capital Award

Congratulations to Clement Hil Goldberg's 'Let Me Let You Go' for receiving the Creative Capital Award which supports artists who are pushing boundaries and asking challenging questions! Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Maria Thereza Alves Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the transcript and video for Maria Thereza Alves' “Colonial Practices And Cultural Repression By The Municipality Against The Community Museum of the Valle De Xico but “It Is Our 25th Anniversary And We Are Still Here.” Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Welcoming Xuan Wang: Visiting Scholar from China

Wang Xuan is the director of the technical department of the Library at Communication University of China and the former associate director of the technical department of the Media Museum. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Welcoming Liu Ruoxin: Visiting Scholar from China

Ruoxin Liu is an associate professor at the New Media Research Institute of Communication University of China. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Publisher's Weekly Review of Imaginable

Publisher's Weekly published a book review on Jane McGonigal's 'Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today'. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Reginold Royston on Podcasting Africa: Pedagogy, Research and Praxis

Reginold Royston discusses pedagogy, research, and praxis in a roundtable discussion with the African Studies Association. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Xiaowei Wang on Blockchain Chicken Farm at the Minderoo Center

Xiaowei explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China in this event with the Minderoo Center for Technology and Democracy. Read more

26 Jan, 2022

Vincente Perez Reads for Poetry & the Senses

BCNM DE Vincente Perez was a Poetry & the Senses Fellow in Fall 2021 and read work produced over the semester.  Read more

25 Jan, 2022

BCNM in 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics

Women in AI Ethics recognizes BCNM faculty and alumni in their list of honors, including Jenna BurrellMorgan Amesdanah boyd, and Michelle Carney! Read more

25 Jan, 2022

Beth Piatote in Evergreen

“Secondary Infection” by Beth Piatote appears in Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses From the Gloomy Northwest. Read more

23 Jan, 2022

An Ode to Handwriting by Greg Niemeyer Read more

22 Jan, 2022

BCNM Around the Web January 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this January! Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Lina Matine, Akemi Nagashiki, and Abigail Lomibao! Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open

The Berkeley Center for New Media is now accepting applications for admission to the Designated Emphasis (DE) in New Media and the Graduate Certificate in New Media programs. All applications for Spring 2022 admittance are due March 1, 2022. Read more

16 Jan, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik on Race & Fandom

Abigail De Kosnik joins "How Do You Like It So Far?" to discuss race in fandoms and fan studies. Read more

13 Jan, 2022

Alenda Chang Reviews Feral Atlas

Alenda Y Chang's review of Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of the journal: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the EnvironmentRead more

12 Jan, 2022

Decal Alert: Writing in the Age of the Internet

Interested in the intersection of literature and technology? Take a deep dive into the field of "electronic literature"! Read more

10 Jan, 2022

Common Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Common Conversations event with founder of Stamen Design Eric Rodenbeck. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Dark Matters Reviewed in The Whole Note

The Whole Note reviews BCNM alumn Tiffany Ng's Dark Matters. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Ashley Mackenzie Reed and Choyang Dhontso Ponsar! Read more

04 Jan, 2022

BCNM at MLA 2022

Check out our faculty and alumni at this year's Modern Language Association annual conference. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Japan's Green Monsters

BCNM alumn Andrea Horbinksi reviews Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema in H-Net Reviews' December 2021 edition. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Diminished Faculties Read more

04 Jan, 2022

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Lisa Reihana

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Indigenous Technologies event with Maori artist and filmmaker Lisa Reihana. Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Texts of Discomfort

Alex's electronic literature appears in the new anthology Texts of Discomfort. Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance

Ken Goldberg and team publish a new paper on Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance. Read more

01 Jan, 2022

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft Reviews the Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's new book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in Book Forum. Read more

29 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg on The Golem & AI

Ken Goldberg discusses artificial intelligence in relation to the classic film, The Golem. Read more

28 Dec, 2021

Tiffany Ng on Diversifying Carillon Repertoire

Modern-day carillonists are now facing the challenge of reclaiming the instrument to better represent and speak to our diverse community. Read more

27 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web December 2021

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this past December 2021! Read more

26 Dec, 2021

New Paper on Learning Efficient Grasping Sets

Ken Goldberg's lab publishes "LEGS: Learning Efficient Grasping Sets for Exploratory Grasping." Read more

16 Dec, 2021

Congratulating Our Fall 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 graduates! They have extended their studies with a suite of new media projects. We are so excited to see their future successes Read more

15 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias in UncannySFValley

Edgar's work on Astral Projection appears in Casey Kauffmann’s curated exhibition within NFT Oasis, Everybody’s Doing The Emails. Read more

14 Dec, 2021

Andrew Key Reviews The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in The Point Magazine. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 DE & Certificate Cohort

Art by Xincun Du. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Laura Cushing-Harries Reviews The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's book is reviewed in The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities. Read more

12 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate cohort! Read more

12 Dec, 2021

An Ode to Responsible Data Science

Alum danah boyd gives the plenary at the Microsoft Research Summit on Statistical Imaginaries. Read more

11 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg Featured in the San Francisco Examiner

Veronica Irwin introduces the Berkeley professor who’s helping robots get a grip. Read more

11 Dec, 2021

Review of Trevor Paglen's San Jose Art Exhibition

Letha Ch’ien reviews the art installation in San Jose that sounds off on the ‘weirding of truth’ each day at noon. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Is the Future of Mental Health Care Digital? With Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin talks about her book The Distance Cure on Al Jazeera's The Stream. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Conference Grant Reports: Juliana Friend on Wearing Illicit Images

Juliana attended the 2021 meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Conference and presented a paper entitled, “Wearing Illicit Images: Fabrics of Pornography and Citizenship in Senegal." Read more

09 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping in Science News for Students

"Easy for you, tough for a robot" spotlights the research of Ken Goldberg and team. Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

Amazing representation of BCNM presenting at 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science!  Read more

08 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web November 2021

Check out the work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web! Read more

07 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Liat Berdugo Read more

06 Dec, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

06 Dec, 2021

Trevor Paglen in Productive Image Interference

Trevor Paglen's work is exhibited at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf until February 6th. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck Read more

04 Dec, 2021

Laptops Alone Can't Bridge the Digital Divide by Morgan Ames

The failures of One Laptop per Child have much to teach us about fixing educational inequities, Morgan Ames writes for Technology Review. Read more

04 Dec, 2021

HTNM Video Now Online: Kim Tallbear Read more

29 Nov, 2021

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl in Conversation Read more

27 Nov, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Lisa Reihana Read more

27 Nov, 2021

Alenda Chang on Ecological Crisis and Video Games

Computer games can address ecological concerns. But is a game only ecological if it explicitly deals with environmental issues on the content level? Read more

26 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan reviews Jacob Gaboury's newest book, Image Objects! Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Summer 2022 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

21 Nov, 2021

Asma Kazmi in Suspended Matter

Art by Asma Kazmi Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Noura Howell Joins Georgia Tech

BCNM alum Noura Howell has joined Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in Digital Media. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Grace Gipson on the Portrayal of Women in Media and Entertainment

BCNM alum Grace Gipson was featured on a panel discussing women in media and entertainment at the University of Rochester. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Conference Grants: Vincente Perez on ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS

Vincente Perez, a Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipient, presented "ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS: BLACK TWITTER, SIGNIFYIN', AND THE MUNDANE" at the 22nd annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Shadow Visions by Xiaowei Wang

BCNM D.E. and Geography PhD Xiaowei Wang's essay "Shadow Visions" was published in DING Magazine. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2022. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

BCNM at UIST 2021

Eric Paulos, Björn Hartmann, Jingyi Li and Molly Nicholas at the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed on GlassTire

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's book Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics was reviewed in GlassTire. Read more

09 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Joins BCNM Executive Committee Read more

05 Nov, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

27 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on New Books Network

Hannah Zeavin was interviewed by J.J. Mull about her book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, 2021). Read more

27 Oct, 2021

Malika Imhotep Publishes Gossypiin Read more

27 Oct, 2021

R Stuart Geiger at CSCW

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger presented at the 2021 Conference for Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) about the labor behind maintaining free and open-source software projects. Read more

26 Oct, 2021

ATC Revisited: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

20 Oct, 2021

BCNM at SLSA 2021

BCNM's Kris Paulen, Jacob Gaboury, and Hannah Zeavin presented at SLSA2021 "ENERGY": 34TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jahara Cayabyab on Designing Hospital Spaces

Jahara Cayabyab was an Undergraduate Research Fellow under Haripriya Sathyanarayanan last year, assisting in research about hospital design in pediatric spaces.  Read more

18 Oct, 2021

Grace Gipson Making Our Stories Visible

Grace Gipson recently presented a compelling and thorough lecture on Black experiences portrayed in television.  Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Rogue Archives Reviewed in S-USIH

BCNM director Abigail De Kosnik's 2016 book Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom was reviewed by Michael J. Kramer of The Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Jenna Burrell Promoted to Professor of Information

BCNM executive commitee member Jenna Burrell has been promoted to full professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information.  Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Trevor Paglen on Time Sensitive

BCNM alumni Trevor Paglen was interviewed by Spencer Bailey for the podcast Time Sensitive. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

BCNM Around the Web October 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this October! Read more

13 Oct, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on media literacy, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Reginold Royston on New Orality in the African Mediascape Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Vincente Perez on Declarations of Interdependence Read more

02 Oct, 2021

Grace Gipson on Shang-Chi Read more

02 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Empathy

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin discusses empathy as a computational model in a guest post for AI Now Institute. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Spring 2022 Recommended Classes Now Available

Check out new media classes across campus! Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Eric Paulos on Kaleidescope

Eric Paulos received a 2020-2021 BCNM faculty seed grant for his work developing Kaleidoscope. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Jenna Burrell Joins BCNM Executive Committee

We extend a warm welcome to Professor Jenna Burrell, who has joined BCNM's executive committee. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Ambi Robotics Raises $26 Million

Professor Ken Goldberg's robotics startup, Ambi Robotics, has secured $26 million in funding. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

BCNM Around the Web September 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this September! Read more

23 Sep, 2021

BCNM at SIGCIS 2021

Jacob Gaboury and Hannah Zeavin presented at the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society 2021 conference! Read more

23 Sep, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lisa Reihana Read more

20 Sep, 2021

A New AI Lexicon: Care Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rashad Timmons on Slave Labor in Railway Construction

Rashad Timmons received a Summer 2021 BCNM Research Grant. Read about his important archival work investigating the role slave labor had in building mid to late 19th century railways.  Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Mobile Stress Management

Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on using Chatbots to aid in stress management. Read more

18 Sep, 2021

The Distance Cure: Hannah Zeavin & Fred Turner at Gray Area

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin chats about her new book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy in a conversation with Professor Fred Turner and Gray Area. Read more

14 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías Featured in Frame by Frame

Current MFA Candidate Edgar Fabián Frías was recently published in Frame by Frame, a GIF-based book. Read more

11 Sep, 2021

The Distance Cure Reviewed in The Baffler

The Baffler reviews BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Julia Irwin & the Gilbreth Archives

Julia Irwin received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work researching and writing about the archives of industrial psychologist Lillian Moller Gilbreth and her husband Frank B. Gilbreth. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Erica Deeman, Fast Fashion, & Jamaica

Erica Deeman received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work exploring the cultural heritage of her ancestors and expressing her findings through a video performance. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2021

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2021. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Lyman Report: Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley shares how the support of the Peter Lyman felowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

02 Sep, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Couple's Therapy in the LA Review of Books Read more

01 Sep, 2021

E&T Reviews Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Summer Research: Hala Kaddoura on Joy

Hala Kaddoura received a BCNM summer research award to advance her art practice. She traveled to Lebanon to begin a new project on joy. Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Jane McGonigal on Slaying Stress

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal was recently featured on the 3 Books podcast, where she discussed how she designs games to help people develop resilience and positive attitudes in the face of life's challenges.  Read more

29 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on How Therapy Isn't Available to All - Even with Zoom

Hannah speaks on the acessibility of mental healthcare in the face of teletherapy with The Guardian. Read more

29 Aug, 2021

BCNM 2020-2021 Publications Read more

27 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on LitHub's Seven Questions

5 Authors, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers, featuring Alexandra Kleeman, JoAnna Novak, Andrew Palmer, Rafia Zakaria, and our own Hannah Zeavin. Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Reginold Royston on Podcasts and new orality in the African mediascape

BCNM alum Dr. Reginold Royston's article on podcasting in African cultures was published in New Media and Society.  Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Dan O'Neill Joins BCNM Executive Committee

We extend a warm welcome to Associate Professor Dan O'Neill, who will be joinging BCNM's Executive Committee. Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías and Rainbow Visions at ESMOA

Edgar Fabián Frías speaks on creative ingenuity and reframing traditional ways of thinking with ESMoA in "Rainbow Visions Prismatic Beings". Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg and a Roadmap for US Robotics

Ken Goldberg co-authored the recently published "A Roadmap for US Robotics - From Internet to Robotics 2020 Edition". Read more

21 Aug, 2021

BCNM Around the Web August 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni around the web this August! Read more

21 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on The Distance Cure with Adam Savage

Hannah Zeavin features on KQED Broadcast to speak with Adam Savage about The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Disruptive Fixations Reviewed in Anthro Book Forum

Disruptive Fixations, a book on techno-idealism by alum Chrsito Sims, was given a glowing review in the Anthropology Book Forum. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Tonya Nguyen on Mutual Aid Organizations' Use of Technology

Tonya Nguyen shares her findings on how mutual aid organizations can scale effectively, especially when making decisions about the technology they should use and its impact on their communities. Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at CASE

Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented a slew of new papers at the 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Class Fund Recipients

This semester, we're supporting the History and Theory of New Media, Locative Media, Adversarial Networks, and Against Innovation. Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías at Techno-Intimacy

Edgar Fabián Frías presents work at MOCA Jacksonville's latest exhibition Techno-Intimacy, on show until February 13th! Read more

17 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Edgar Fabián Frías and the Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors Project

You can now watch Edgar's conversations with leading artists on Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors. Plus, look out for billboards near you! Read more

16 Aug, 2021

Tiffany Ng Receives Henry Russell Award Read more

14 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Latent Space Safe Sets for Long-Horizon Visuomotor Control of Iterative Tasks

Ken Goldberg and his colleagues present Latent Space Safe Sets, a promising strategy for safe learning in high-dimensional state spaces. Read more

07 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Teletherapy at the Psychotherapy Action Network

Hannah Zeavin recently joined two other panelists to discuss the promise and peril of teletherapy in PsiAN Forum Live: "Teletherapy -- Where do we go from here?". Read more

01 Aug, 2021

Jen Schradie on the Digital Production Gap in the Algorithmic Era

Jen Schradie's co-authored article on digital inequlities and content production was published in the Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers and online events! Featuring more events from our Indigenous Technologies Initiative, the artists Lisa Reihana and Maria Thereza Alves, and more.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 season for the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium!  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 History and Theory of New Media Season

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. Read more

30 Jul, 2021

And now for something different! Eric Paulos on Capturing the Cosmos Read more

29 Jul, 2021

Camille Crittenden: Keep Public Meetings Open Through Technology

Camille published this important call to California to keep public meetings open with the technologies we've used during the pandemic.  Read more

28 Jul, 2021

De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche by Jacob Gaboury

Jacob published De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche in LA HAUTE ET LA BASSE DÉFINITION DES IMAGES: Photographie, cinéma, art contemporain, culture visuelle. Read more

27 Jul, 2021

BCNM's Big Wins 2021

It was a whirlwind year for BCNM and we're so proud to share some of our greatest hits from 2021.  Read more

27 Jul, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep in Our Work is Everywhere

Ra Malika Imhotep was published in this volume, an illustrated oral history of Queer and Trans resistance. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

Lashon Daley on Black Ballerinas in Picture Books

Lashon Daley writes about rupturing the color line in American children’s literature. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

We're Hiring: Fall 2021 Work Study Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events & Communications team! Read more

25 Jul, 2021

BCNM at DIS 2021

Molly Nicholas, Eric Paulos, and alum Cesar Torres all featured amazing new work at DIS 2021. Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Publishes The Distance Cure Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL and IRL Spheres Now Online

BCNM was thrilled to cosponsor this great event from the Center for Race and Gender, now viewable online! Read more

24 Jul, 2021

Janaki Vivrekar on Transforming Social Media Interfaces with Embodied Constraints

Janaki Vivrekar discusses the critical designs that make up our digital social media experiences in her new technical report. Read more

23 Jul, 2021

BCNM Around the Web July 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this July! Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg Co-Author on Optimization for Imitation Learning

Ken Goldberg co-authored a paper with Zaynah Javed, Daniel S. Brown, Satvik Sharma, Jerry Zhu, Ashwin Balakrishna, Marek Petrik, and Anca D. Dragan on Policy Gradient Bayesian Robust Optimization for Imitation Learning. Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Gail De Kosnik Awarded American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Review of the Queer Games Avant Garde in Journal of Play Read more

21 Jul, 2021

Applications for our Fall 2021 Conference Grants are now open!

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

20 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Insights Robotics

Ken Goldberg speaks on opportunities for robots in the e-commerce supply chain in an interview with RoboGlobal Insights. Read more

10 Jul, 2021

KC Forcier Reviews Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Film & Media student Kaitlin Forcier reviews de Young museum's Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

BCNM at ELO 2021

The Electronic Literature Organization's annual conference was online again in 2021! Alex Saum-Pascual and alum Kyle Booten presented work at the distributed program. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open Read more

05 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping and Picking Winners

Ken Goldberg describes the complicated technology that goes into robotic grasping mechanics in COSMOS' new article. Read more

04 Jul, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Making Players Care

Bo Ruberg & Rainforest Scully-Blaker publish Making players care: The ambivalent cultural politics of care and video games in the International Journal of Cultural Studies! Read more

30 Jun, 2021

Fandom + Piracy: Event Videos and Transcripts Available Read more

26 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg & the CDL Reading Group on Klara and the Sun

Ken Goldberg joins Geordie Rose and the CDL Reading Group to discuss the complexities of human-like grasping in robotics. Read more

26 Jun, 2021

Grace Gipson on Outkast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South

Grace Gipson published an article on Southern hip hop in the Black Perspectives blog.   Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Lashon Daley's Coming of (R)Age

Lashon Daley's article on Black girl rage in film and literature has been published in the UChicago Journal of Women and Culture in Society. Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Neyran Turan's Venice Biennale Exhibition Featured in the News Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was recently reviewed in journal Critical Inquiry. Read more

19 Jun, 2021

Berkeleyside Features Lashon Daley's Bearettes Read more

19 Jun, 2021

BCNM Around the Web June

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this June! Read more

18 Jun, 2021

Noura Howell on Calling for a Plurality of Perspectives on Design Futuring

Artwork by Noura Howell Read more

15 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg and Team on Orienting Novel 3D Objects

Ken Goldberg and team recently published a paper titled "Orienting Novel 3D Objects Using Self-Supervised Learning of Rotation Transforms." Check it out! Read more

12 Jun, 2021

TF Tierney Receives Graham Foundation Grant

BCNM Alum and architecture professor emerita at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign T.F. Tierney was awarded a research and development grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Read more

12 Jun, 2021

jazmin caldéron torres and between starshine & clay

BCNM alum jazmin caldéron torres's collective, Lead to Life, premiered its newest ritual film, "between starshine & clay" in May! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at ICRA 2021

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2021! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Getting a Grip on Reality

Ken Goldberg recently published the editorial for Science Robotics. Read more

08 Jun, 2021

Choyang Ponsar on The Forensic Imaginary

Choyang Ponsar received a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship to work on A Forensic Imaginary under the mentorship of Tory Jeffay. Read more

07 Jun, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on The Reparations Show Read more

04 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on AmbiRobotics on the Robot Report

BCNM's Ken Goldberg features on The Robot Report Podcast to give the inside scoop on robotics and automation and intelligent systems at Ambi Robotics.  Read more

03 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Piracy & Capitalism

Check out the transcript for the Piracy & Capitalism Panel! Read more

02 Jun, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Interview in Mad in America

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin speaks on teletherapy and other communicative technologies in her interview with Mad in America. Read more

02 Jun, 2021

Riley Lenane on Influencers & Self Care

Social media is overflowing with lifestyle Influencers categorized as self-care promoters. What are the political and ideoogical implications of self-care messaging and branding, particularly in the context of gendered and racialized discourses of femininity and (post)feminism? Read more

02 Jun, 2021

Work by Maija Hynninen & Olivia Ting at SF Contemporary Music Until June 23

BCNM DE Maija Hynninen (Music) and alum Olivia Ting (Art Practice) are working together on an event at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players through June 23! Read more

28 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, was recently featured in the All About Blockchain podcast, where she discussed the future social benefits of blockchain innovation.  Read more

27 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden Excellence in Management Award

Congratulations to BCNM's Camille Crittendon for receiving the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s 2021 Excellence in Management Award! Read more

27 May, 2021

Jane McGonigal's SuperBetter in Clinical Trials Read more

26 May, 2021

Ken Goldberg on AI and Robots in a Post Pandemic World

Ken Goldberg recently spoke at IBM Think 2021, a conference focused on all things related to the cloud and artificial intelligence. Read more

26 May, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Christiane Paul

Check out the updated transcript for Christiane Paul's HTNM lecture,  "Online: Art & AI"! Read more

25 May, 2021

BCNM Around the Web May 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web in May! Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

These students have been pivotal to the new media landscape at Cal, and we are excited to see the incredible future work they undertake in their respective fields. 

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21 May, 2021

Congratulating Our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate graduates! We are proud of their accomplishments and high level of scholarship here at Cal, and we wish them the best in their future endeavors.  Read more

08 May, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Ambi Robotics on the Robot Report

Ken Goldberg recently featured on Episode 41 of The Robot Report Podcast to talk about his team's work in powering Ambi Robotics' robots. Read more

08 May, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Ambi Robotics Emerges from Stealth Read more

08 May, 2021

Celeste Kidd on the Ethics of AI

Celeste Kidd talked on a Rethinking Economics panel about the governance, ethics, and bias of AI and other similar technologies.  Read more

08 May, 2021

BCNM at CHI 2021

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2021! Read more

07 May, 2021

Watch CITRIS Women in Tech Videos Now

Check out the videos of the 5th Annual CITRIS Women in Tech Symposium available online! Read more

07 May, 2021

Trevor Paglen and Unseen Skies

Yaara Bou Melham documentary Unseen Skies spotlights the work of alum Trevor Paglen. Read more

05 May, 2021

ATC Transcript and Video Now Online: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Check out the updated transcript for Lawrence Abu Hamndan's "The Sonic Image" Read more

05 May, 2021

ATC Revisited: Elizabeth LaPensée Read more

03 May, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Stress Markers for Mental States and Biotypes of Depression and Anxiety

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes published a study in the journal Chronic Stress on stress markers of depression and anxiety. Read more

03 May, 2021

Abigail De Kosnik on Humanities and Pandemic Culture

Professor Abigail De Kosnik discusses the connection between media/ film studies and the current moment in the Townsend Center for the Humanities lecture series, (Re)making Sense: The Humanities and Pandemic Culture. Read more

30 Apr, 2021

BCNM at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference

BCNM alumni and faculty present at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference! Read more

30 Apr, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Read more

26 Apr, 2021

Cool Tools with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg was recently interviewed on the Cool Tools podcast to discuss cool gadgets he has around his house. Check it out! Read more

25 Apr, 2021

Watch Alenda Chang Talk on Playing for the Planet

BCNM alum and UCSB media studies professor Alenda Chang is a featured speaker in the Univeristy of Delaware "Intersections of Video Games and Culture" speaker series.  Read more

25 Apr, 2021

BCNM Offers 15 Need Based Stipends

In the wake of COVID-19, BCNM converted existing grant programs to support its students with need-based stipends. Read more

24 Apr, 2021

David Bamman Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations, David Bamman, on being promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Information. Read more

21 Apr, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Margo Robbins & Valentin Lopez

Check out the updated transcript for Margo Robbins and Valentin Lopez's "A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies." Read more

21 Apr, 2021

BCNM Mourns the Passing of Beth Bird

Elizabeth Rebecca Bird was a PhD candidate in Film & Media, a DE in New Media, filmmaker, and activist. She will be missed. Read more

21 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Margo Robbins & Valentin Lopez Read more

20 Apr, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Other Intelligence

Ken Goldberg recently spoke at the second session of the Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Spring 2021 Conference. Check it out! Read more

18 Apr, 2021

Jane McGonigal Interview on Futurist Thinking on Coursera

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal is instructing a Coursera course on handling life after Covid-19 through the Institute for the Future.  Read more

17 Apr, 2021

BCNM Around the Web April 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this April! Read more

17 Apr, 2021

Björn Hartmann on Model-based Formalization of the Autonomy-to-Human Perception Hand-off

Björn Hartmann published a paper on "Model-based Formalization of the Autonomy-to-Human Perception Hand-off." Read more

17 Apr, 2021

Rita Lucarelli's Work Featured on TechStory

Rita Lucarelli has been using VR technologies to create new immersive experiences in Egyptology. Read more

14 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Therapy Apps in KQED

Hannah Zeavin was invited as a guest in KQED's forum on the prevalence of therapy apps. Read more

13 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Rebecca Wanzo Read more

13 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Therapy Apps in the Cut

Molly Fischer discusses therapy apps and talks to Hannah Zeavin, author of "The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy," for The Cut. Read more

11 Apr, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Summer Research Fellows

Image by Edgar Fabián Frias. Read more

10 Apr, 2021

Dark Matters by Tiffany Ng Released

Tiffany Ng's new album of carillon music by Stephen Rush dropped! Read more

09 Apr, 2021

Shannon Jackson Featured in Berkeley High Jacket

Berkeley High Jacket celebrated the women of Berkeley this March and spotlighted the incredible arts organization of Shannon Jackson. Read more

08 Apr, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 Faculty Seed Grants

Photo credit: Jill Miller. Read more

08 Apr, 2021

Ken Goldberg on the New Wave of Robotic Grasping

UC Berkeley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ken Goldberg recently sat down to talk about the future of robotics through the University of Toronto Robotics Institute Seminar Series.  Read more

04 Apr, 2021

Announcing the 2020 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Emily Xia Que. Read more

03 Apr, 2021

Ken Goldberg in Conversation with Cade Metz of the NYT Read more

03 Apr, 2021

danah boyd on Democracy's Data Infrastructure

BCNM alum and media academic danah boyd co-authored an essay with Dan Bouk for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University titled, "Democracy's Data Infrastructure."  Read more

03 Apr, 2021

Grace Gipson in Conversation on YA BIPOC Speculative Fiction

BCNM alum Grace Gipson moderated a conversation on BIPOC voices in speculative fiction as part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book. Read more

31 Mar, 2021

Call for Entries: Refamiliarization Read more

31 Mar, 2021

Miyoko Conley Receives Outstanding GSI Award

Miyoko Conley, a TDPS and DE student at Berkeley, has been awarded the Outstanding GSI Award for her work as a GSI in NWMEDIA 151AC: Transforming Tech. Read more

30 Mar, 2021

Alenda Chang on Primal Tourism

BCNM alum Alenda Chang is being featured in artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen's online VR ecological art event, focused on the intersection between ecology, sustainability, and technologies.

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29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

20 Mar, 2021

Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

Submit to an upcoming anthology that will imagine and explore futures for Richmond,VA through an Afrofuturist lens. Read more

19 Mar, 2021

The Book of the Dead in 3D with Rita Lucarelli

UC Berkeley Professor and Egypgytologist Rita Lucarelli's BCNM funded 3D coffin modeling project is set to debut at the Phoebe Hearst Museum later this year. Read more

19 Mar, 2021

Neyran Turan at the Venezia Biennale Read more

18 Mar, 2021

BCNM Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

As the first Asian American Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media, and as a first-generation American and woman, this hate crime hits particularly close to home. Read more

16 Mar, 2021

Trevor Paglen Interview on the Art Angle

Trevor Paglen was recently interviewed on the Art Angle podcast. Check it out! Read more

15 Mar, 2021

BCNM Around the Web March 2021

Check out the amazing work of our alumni around the web this March! Read more

15 Mar, 2021

Juliana Friend Interviews Georges Paul Meiu

BCNM's Juliana Friend interviewed George Paul Meiu for the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

09 Mar, 2021

"What Can a Robot Do?" With Ken Goldberg

Professor Ken Goldberg recently delved into the connections between nature and technology in a Nero Magazine interview. Read more

05 Mar, 2021

Make a Big Impact on the Future with the Big Give

This year, arm the next generation of innovators with the tools to build just and equitable technological futures through the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

03 Mar, 2021

Abigail De Kosnik on Border Technologies and Racism

Abigail De Kosnik recently wrote a reflection for United Nations Special Rapporteur E. Tendayi Achiume on border technologies and racism. Check it out! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Marisa Duarte

Check out the updated transcipt for Marisa Duarte's Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Xiaowei Wang Publishes on Workers, Immigrants and the Settler Colonial State

Xiaowei Wang published a beautiful essay on their mother for Tank Magazine titled "The other mother: workers, immigrants and the settler colonial state." Check it out! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Co-Opting AI & Games

Bo Ruberg was recently featured on a Periscope livestream to discuss Co-Opting AI & Games. Check it out! Read more

01 Mar, 2021

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik on the New Normal

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik were featured in an article from the Pew Research Center and Elon University on Imagining the Internet, predicting how technology, climate change, and politics will effect a post-Covid-19 world. Read more

22 Feb, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Medical Design

Ken Goldberg recently spoke with Medical Design and Outsourcing on artifical intelligence and surgical robots. Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Reginold Royston on Podcasts and the Study of Africa

BCNM alum Dr. Reginold Royston was a featured panelist discussing the impact of the digital technology on research, teaching, and public engagement. Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Maija Hynninen's Oboe Concerto Premiered Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Björn Hartmann on Debugging Deep Learning Programs

Björn Hartmann published a paper on "Debugging Deep Learning Programs using Program Structure and Model Behavior". Read more

18 Feb, 2021

BCNM SCMS 2021

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference features presentations by 13 BCNM students, faculty, and alumni! Read more

16 Feb, 2021

Tonya Nguyen on A World-Building Activity for Values Advocacy

Tonya Nguyen and Richmond Wong recently published a paper titled "Timelines: A World-Building Activity for Values Advocacy." Check it out! Read more

16 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly on BalletX in the Classical Review

Kate Mattingly recently wrote about ballet company BalletX in the Classical Review. Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina on The Great Shopping Mall Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Alum Kris Fallon Now Associate Professor Read more

14 Feb, 2021

The Queer Games Avant-Garde Reviewed in Information, Communications, and Society

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg's book The Queer Games Avant-Garde is reviewed in the Information Communication & Society Journal. Read more

13 Feb, 2021

Tonya Nguyen Named CTSP Fellow Read more

09 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly Featured in Wow Woman

Kate Mattingly was recently featured in Wow Woman for her career and accomplishments! Read more

08 Feb, 2021

BCNM Around the Web February 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this February! Read more

07 Feb, 2021

BCNM at MLA 2021

BCNM faculty, alumni, and graduate student participate in MLA's 2021 Conference. Read more

04 Feb, 2021

Trevor Paglen Featured in Forbes

Trevor Paglen was recently featured in a Forbes article about his art dedicated to exposing the "biogtry of AI". Read more

04 Feb, 2021

Jen Schradie on France 24 on Regulating Big Tech

Jen Schradie recently appeared on France 24 to discuss regulating Big Tech companies. Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Celeste Kidd at AI Debate 2

Celeste Kidd speaks at AI Debate 2 "Moving AI Forward: An Interdisciplinary Approach". Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Jane McGonigal on Because Games Matter

Jane McGonigal shares her story and experience on Because Games Matter. Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Six Books About Robots & AI from Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg recently posted his recommendations for six book on artificial intelligence and robots. Check them out! Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Jen Schradie Publishes on COVID in France

Jen Schradie recently published a paper on COVID-19 in France, titled "L'année de la Covid en France ou l'histoire d'un double confinement." Read more

30 Jan, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, the Berkeley Center for New Media pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, offering them the chance to complete real, graduate level research while at Cal. We are thrilled to announce this year's Fellows. Read more

30 Jan, 2021

Alenda Chang on Gamers with Glasses

Alum Alenda Chang features on Gamers with Glasses podcast to discuss Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games. Read more

29 Jan, 2021

BCNM Around the Web January 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this January! Read more

24 Jan, 2021

Asma Kazmi Named Townsend Fellow Read more

24 Jan, 2021

Clancy Wilmott PI on Presidential Chairs Fellowship Read more

24 Jan, 2021

Tom McEnaney Awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship Read more

23 Jan, 2021

We're Hiring: Spring 2021 Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events and Communications team! Read more

22 Jan, 2021

Jane McGonigal at Refuel

Alum Jane McGonigal speaks at Refuel conference on how games can help build mental resilience, channel positive attitudes, and encourage collaboration in the real world. Read more

17 Jan, 2021

Launching Fandomandpiracy.online

We’re excited to share Fandomandpiracy.online, the web portal for our Fandom + Piracy mini-series, starting February 25. Check out the site for a full list of speakers and talks!  Read more

22 Dec, 2020

Xiaowei Wang Published in Guernica

Xiaowei features in Guernica magazine with their piece "Future Fashions: The Pår". Read more

22 Dec, 2020

Video Now Out on How To Train Your Robot Read more

21 Dec, 2020

BCNM Fall 2020: Events In Review

We’re so thankful to everyone who tuned in for our events this past semester. Keep reading for a round-up of our events and speakers!  Read more

17 Dec, 2020

Celeste Kidd on Why Babies Aren't Just Little Adults

How do babies learn to talk? Do babies know they're babies? Celeste Kidd answers these questions in VPR's new podcast episode! Read more

15 Dec, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik on the Platinum Age of Piracy

Abigail De Kosnik recently wrote an article for Wired titled "2021 Will Launch the Platinum Age of Piracy." Read more

15 Dec, 2020

Review of Xiaowei Wang's Blockchain Chicken Farm in The Nation

Xiaowei Wang's book Blockchain Chicken Farm was recently reviewed by The Nation. Read more

10 Dec, 2020

Into Beethoven's Sound Box by Alum Olivia Ting Read more

10 Dec, 2020

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Semantic and Geometric Modeling

Ken Goldberg recently published a paper titled "Semantic and Geometric Modeling with Neural Message Passing in 3D Scene Graphs for Hierarchical Mechanical Search." 

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09 Dec, 2020

Spring 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

09 Dec, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2021 Spring Class Fund Recipients

This year, we’re thrilled to be able to offer small grants to further support our faculty in their new media classes. Read more

07 Dec, 2020

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 BCNM Graduates!

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 BCNM graduates, jazmin calderón torres and Yairamen Roman Maldonado! Read more

01 Dec, 2020

Xiaowei Wang interviewed by Severance author Ling Ma in Wired

Xiaowei Wang recently spoke with Ling Ma on their book Blockchain Chicken Farm for Wired. Read more

01 Dec, 2020

Björn Hartmann on Opportunities and Challenges for Circuit Board Level Hardware Description Languages

Björn Hartmann recently published a paper titled "Opportunities and Challenges for Circuit Board Level Hardware Description Languages." Read more

30 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg's AutoLab at ICRA 2020

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2020. Read more

30 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web December

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this December! Read more

30 Nov, 2020

Erin McElroy Video Now Online Read more

28 Nov, 2020

Announcing Fandom + Piracy

We're launching Fandom + Piracy, a four-week mini-series, all online conference for Spring 2021! Read more

28 Nov, 2020

Xiaowei Wang Interviewed in Letters from Ximena

Xiaowei Wang speaks on technology, China, writing through your emotions, and the power of community. Read more

28 Nov, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Queer Gaming In Conversation

Bo Ruberg leads a conversation with fellow designers Jess Marcotte and Dietrich Squinkifer to talk about queer game design and the thought processes behind it. Read more

25 Nov, 2020

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Corrina Gould

We're pleased to share the transcript of our first Indigenous Technologies event with Sogorea Te' Land Trust co-founder Corrina Gould.  Read more

25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg on AI, Automation, and Work in the Age of Anxiety

Ken Golberg describes the role of artificial intelligence and automation technology in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations Video and Transcript Now Online: Blockchain Chicken Farm Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Grasping Research by Ken Goldberg Featured in DailyCal

Jeffrey Ichnowski, Yahav Avigal, Vishal Satish, and Ken Goldberg published an important paper that could help companies create safer work environments. Read more

21 Nov, 2020

Bo Ruberg on How LGBTQ Experiences Challenge Dominant Narratives of Independent Games

Bo Ruberg contributes to the first edition of Game Studies textbook Independent Videogames. Read more

21 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg's Deep Learning Featured in Science Robotics Read more

20 Nov, 2020

Summer 2021 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

19 Nov, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm Featured in Rest of World

Xiaowei Wang was recently interviewed by Rest of World on their book Blockchain Chicken Farm. Read more

19 Nov, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual in Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities

Alex Saum-Pascual's essay is featured in Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms & PracticesRead more

18 Nov, 2020

Trevor Paglen Teaching at the Alternative Art School

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen has joined the Alternative Art School with Mel Chin, and Janine Antoni. Read more

18 Nov, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual in ICIDS Exhibition Read more

18 Nov, 2020

Reviews of Trevor Paglen's Bloom and Opposing Geometries Read more

17 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CoRL

Ken Goldberg's work was recently presented at the 2020 Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL). Read more

17 Nov, 2020

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Skawennati

Check out the updated transcipt for Skawennati's World ReBuilding: Aboriginal Territories in CyberSpace and the Initiative for Indigenous Future! Read more

14 Nov, 2020

ATC: Lawrence Lek Video Now Online

Check out the fantastic conversation we had with Lawrence Lek on The Sinofuturist Trilogy. Read more

14 Nov, 2020

Xiaowei Wang featured in KQED

Thank you KQED for a shoutout to Xiaowei Wang's new book, Blockchain Chicken Farm! Read more

13 Nov, 2020

Jill Miller's Holding it Together

Jill Miller features in Palo Alto Art Center's exhibition "Holding it Together" Read more

13 Nov, 2020

ATC Transcript Now Online: Lawrence Lek

Interested in getting the transcript for Lawrence Lek's great talk on "The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL"! We have you covered! Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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12 Nov, 2020

Announcing the Fall 2020 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome this Fall’s graduate cohort! Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Jen Schradie on Why the Race was so Close

Jen Schradie recently wrote a guest piece for Selected by Sesamers on the 2020 US Election. Read more

12 Nov, 2020

The Future of Memory Now Online

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory project is now online! Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Gail De Kosnik Joins C2I2 Scholars Council Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations: Gu Jiang Video Now Online

Check out the fantastic conversation we had with Professor Gu Jiang on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Consumption. Read more

10 Nov, 2020

Ra Malika Imhotep We Need More Fugitives Read more

09 Nov, 2020

Miyoko Conley Awarded Tailspinners Fellowship Read more

08 Nov, 2020

Ra Malika Imhotep on Crafting Freedom

Ra Malika Imhotep writes on 19th Century slavery abolitionists and modern day activists, and the suprising (literal) link of thread that connects them. Read more

06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek Read more

06 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web November 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this November! Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden recently moderated a panel titled "Blockchain for the Public Good" as a part of the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series. Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Pablo Paredes Featured in El Mercurio

BCNM Alum Pablo Parades is featured in El Mercurio, where he speaks of his projects related to mental health. Read more

03 Nov, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2021

Applications are now open and are due December 1, 2020.  Read more

01 Nov, 2020

Celeste Kidd on Let's Learn About

Celeste Kidd features on Let's Learn About: How Humans Form Knowledge Read more

31 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Receives BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Read more

29 Oct, 2020

Camille Crittenden Presents at the University Blockchain Research Initiative

Camille Crittenden recently presented on blockchain at the University Blockchain Research Initiative Connect Virtual conference. Read more

28 Oct, 2020

Camille Crittenden and the CITRIS Policy Lab Publish on Blockchain Digital Identity

Camille Crittenden and the CITRIS Policy Lab investigate what blockchain technology could mean for vulnerable populations in the United States. Read more

28 Oct, 2020

Pablo Paredes Publishes Stress Tracker

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes explores the use of a computer trackpad in monitoring stress. Read more

24 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Tech Won't Save Us Read more

23 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

Silicon Valley move aside! Xiaowei Wang discusses how the Chinese countryside has become a new tech frontier. Read more

22 Oct, 2020

Celeste Kidd Featured on Inspired Minds Read more

20 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang's Blockchain Chicken Farm in Guardian

As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted operations that feel more like smartphone factories than bucolic countryside havens. Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Reviewed in the NYT

Clive Thompson from NYT reviewed Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang. Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg on The Gendered Emotional Labor of Video Game Live Streaming

Bo Ruberg's and Amanda Cullen's article has been published on Digital Culture and Society!  Read more

15 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2020

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2020. Read more

14 Oct, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2021. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Jen Schradie on the Race to the Bottom

Jen Schradie weighs in on France 24, discussing the first U.S presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Claudia von Vacano on Building STEAM for DH and Electronic Literature

Claudia von Vacano publishes an article on Electronic Book Review! Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

09 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg on Archiving the History of Bulletin Board Systems and the AIDS Crisis

BCNM Alum Bo Ruberg features in First Monday with their article "SURVIVORS: Archiving the history of bulletin board systems and the AIDS crisis" Read more

09 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Spearheads Remote Making at Berkeley

"We want to be able to support (students), their projects, their ideas, and their innovations." Read more

07 Oct, 2020

Alenda Chang and Playing Nature Featured in ASLE

Playing Nature is her first book which examines the perennially murky space between nature and technology. Read more

02 Oct, 2020

HTNM Video Now Available: Sogorea Te' Land Trust Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Janaki Vivrekar's QuarantineAI

Janaki Vivrekar was recently interviewed by the Life in Quarantine Project on her Quarantined AI work. Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg and Tata Communications on How AI Can Diversify Human Thinking

Ken Goldberg worked on a global study with Tata Communications, looking at the potential impact of AI on human thinking. Read more

30 Sep, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Alpha Garden at Techfest Bombay

Ken Goldberg recently presented his work on Alpha Garden at Techfest Bombay! Read more

29 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web October 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this October! Read more

29 Sep, 2020

Revisited: "Pope L's Notes on the roll of the artist when the world has always been on fire?" Read more

29 Sep, 2020

Pope.L Video Highlights Now Online

We're thrilled to share some highlights from Pope.L's Wiesenfeld and ATC lecture. Read more

29 Sep, 2020

The First Five Minutes of the Future with Jane McGonigal

What will you do when the next “unthinkable” change happens? Play this game to find out. Read more

29 Sep, 2020

John Scott Co-Authors Paper on Popularity of Peer-Shared Artifacts in Online Learning Environments

John Scott's co-authored paper earned an honorable mention for best paper submission at the Conference on Educational Data Science 2020. Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Seed Grant: William White and the Archaeological Heritage of People's Park Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Xiaowei Wang & An Xiao Mina on WeChat

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina publish "WeChat Has Both Connected Families and Torn Them Apart" in Slate. Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen Interviewed in Document Journal

Trevor Paglen was recently interviewed by Document Journal on "CIA-funded facial recognition technology, images in the post-truth era, and why AI is its own form of politics." Read more

24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen's Bloom at Pace Read more

23 Sep, 2020

Justin Berner Publishes Unhelpful Tools

Justin Berner published an essay titled "Unhelpful Tools: Reexamining the Digital Humanities through Eugenio Tisselli’s degenerative and regenerative" on Electronic Book Review earlier this month! Read more

23 Sep, 2020

Seed Grants Recipient: Celeste Kidd and The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition during Belief Formation in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a Seed Grant to examine "The role of reasoning and metacognition during belief formation in the internet era". Read more

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

16 Sep, 2020

Praise for Trevor Paglen at CMOA Read more

15 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen's PACE show profiled in The Guardian Read more

10 Sep, 2020

Maija Hynninen Released Dawn Breaks

BCNM graduate student Maija Hynninen recently released her debut album Dawn Breaks! Read more

10 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web September 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this September! Read more

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain shares how the support of the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Remote Instruction

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado recently published an article on Medium titled "A Low-Tech State of Mind: Applying the Principles of Minimal Computing to Remote Instruction." Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in Wall Street Journal Magazine

Trevor Paglen was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine on his work in art and artificial intelligence. Read more

02 Sep, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Named the 2020-2025 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

01 Sep, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Chris Chan & International Art Collaborations

COVID-19 curtailed travel, but Chris Chan continued to develop relationships with artists in China and Taiwan.  Read more

31 Aug, 2020

Björn Hartmann on Bridging Asymmetrical Communication Between External and VR Users

The paper is being presented at the 2020 ACM User Interface Software and Technology conference. Read more

29 Aug, 2020

Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley on Double Talk Read more

21 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Kevin Lo Returns to Digital Art

Kevin Lo and his longtime collaborator were excited to present their art in physical space, but have no returned to the digital realm in light of COVID-19. Read more

20 Aug, 2020

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at CASE 2020

A stunning seven papers were accepted at CASE 2020 from Ken Goldberg's lab. Read more

19 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Tina Piracci on 3D Printing with Germinated Spores Read more

18 Aug, 2020

BCNM Around the Web August 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this August! Read more

15 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on Spatial Perception of the Pediatric Built Environment

Haripriya is working on a mixed-methods study on enhancing patient experience through collaborative design of patient spaces in pediatric hospital environments using immersive technology. Read more

14 Aug, 2020

The Revolution That Wasn't Reviewed in Mass Communication & Society

Jen Schradie's book receives a fantastic review from Briana Trifiro. Read more

13 Aug, 2020

Danielle Svehla Christianson Published in Media+Environment

"01100110 01101111 01110010 01100101 01110011 01110100 [forest]" appears in Mediating Art and Science. Read more

12 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Emily Gui & Zoom Glitches

Artist Emily Gui created a new work using Zoom to document these unprecedented times.  Read more

11 Aug, 2020

Fall 2020 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers!

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11 Aug, 2020

Playing Nature Reviewed in Manchester Game Studies Network

Sam Illingworth reviewed alum Alenda's Chang latest book on ecology in video games. Read more

10 Aug, 2020

Announcing the 2020-2021 History and Theory of New Media Season

This year, we are thrilled to share that our theme for the 2020-2021 series is Indigenous Technologies. Read more

10 Aug, 2020

Announcing the 2020-2021 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

Image provided by Lawrence Lek. Read more

08 Aug, 2020

Mediating Art and Science Co-Edited by Alenda Chang

Media+Environment publishes its latest issue, with three new essays on reconciling art and science. Read more

07 Aug, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Digital Creativity as Critical Material Thinking

The article is included in the Gathering: Electronic Literature [Frame]works for the Creative Digital Humanities. Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Sparking Hope for the Future

Alum Jane McGonigal has us ask ourselves three questions during the pandemic. Read more

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

AI4Afrika's goal is to make AI more inclusive and aware of Afrikan perspectives. Read more

30 Jul, 2020

We're Hiring: Fall 2020 Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events and Communications team! Read more

29 Jul, 2020

Fall 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

28 Jul, 2020

Jen Schradie on Wellbeing During COVID-19

"The “Eye of the Hurricane” Paradox: An Unexpected and Unequal Rise of Well-Being During the Covid-19 Lockdown in France" was published by a team of authors in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Read more

25 Jul, 2020

Jane McGonigal Featured on Verizon

Alum Jane McGonigal's work is featured for how to save the world with games. Read more

24 Jul, 2020

Mechademia Guest-Edited by Andrea Horbinski Published

The issue on "Transnational Fandom" is available via the University of Minnesota Press. Read more

23 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Society, Robots, & Us Panel

Hear Ken Goldberg on a panel discussing intersections between robotics and socio-technical issues. Read more

22 Jul, 2020

Review of Video Games Have Always Been Queer in First Person Scholar

Betsy Brey reviews Bo Ruberg's book in "The Queer Games We Play." Read more

21 Jul, 2020

BCNM Faculty Receive Berkeley Changemaker Grants

[Image credit: Original image from: King st. Development in Toronto by Frank Gehry, edited by Elnaz Tafrihi Bailey.] Read more

19 Jul, 2020

Trevor Paglen's Opposite Geometries at the Carnegie Museum of Art

The show runs from Sep 4, 2020–Mar 14, 2021. Read more

18 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg's Lab Teaches Robots to Sew Sutures

Look forward to robotic surgeon assistants! Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Sonia Katyal on The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy

Cornell Law Review published Sonia Katyal's article, "The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy." Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Leah Rosenbaum on Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education

BCNM Designated Emphasis (D.E) program, Leah Rosenbaum published "Shaping Perception: Designing for Participatory Facilitation of Collaborative Geometry” Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Tiffany Ng on Commissioning Carillon Music Read more

17 Jul, 2020

BCNM Around the Web July 2020

Check out the awesome presentations and features of our faculty, student, and alumni work across the web this past July! Read more

14 Jul, 2020

Tom McEnaney on the Significance of Sound in Testimonio

Tom McEnaney considers the aurality of indigenous activist Rigoberta Menchú's 1982 testimonio, the basis of her edited biography I, Rigoberta Menchú. Read more

09 Jul, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes A Manifesto for Environmental Game Design

"The landscapes we inhabit are in part a product of our representations, and increasingly they will need to be consciously designed rather than left to chance." Read more

08 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping on Marketplace

The pandemic has increased demand to automate warehouses, but the technology isn’t quite there yet to improve conditions for, much less replace, human workers.  Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Neyran Turan Publishes Architecture as Measure Read more

04 Jul, 2020

Jen Schradie Interview in Liberation

Nicolas Celnik interviews alum Jen Schradie on "Si je devais structurer un mouvement social pendant une pandémie…" Read more

02 Jul, 2020

Clancy Wilmott & Emma Fraser Publish Ruins of the Smart City

The visual intervention was published in the journal of Visual Communication and considers what the city could be by investigating the cities of today. Read more

01 Jul, 2020

Juliana Friend Named Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow

This prestigious fellowship supports promising scholars in the completion of their dissertations examining ethics and religion. Read more

29 Jun, 2020

Rebecca Abraham on Rachel Chen's Magical Musical Mat

Creating sound based interactions raises questions: what makes a sound interesting? When is repetition boring, and when is it musical? Read more

25 Jun, 2020

BCNM Undergraduate Work Featured in Discovery

An Android app created by BCNM undergrad Janaki Vivrekar was showcased by UC Berkeley Discovery. Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Review of The Queer Games Avant-Garde in Times Higher Education

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's latest book, The Queer Games Avant-Garde, was given a glowing review by Times Higher Education.  Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Jen Schradie on Work and Sociability During the Lockdown

"How disruptive is Covid-19 to everyday life? How is the French population experiencing the lockdown?"  Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar Read more

20 Jun, 2020

Seldom Recorded from Keith Feldman's Ethnic Studies Students Read more

19 Jun, 2020

Gabrielle Clement on New Media Technology in the Courtroom

"I am now more familiar with and understand the courtroom's significance as a space for innovative technology." Read more

18 Jun, 2020

Bo Ruberg Published in Indie Games in the Digital Age

"The powers and pitfalls of queer indie game-making: An interview with Mo Cohen" appears in this Bloomsbury edition. Read more

17 Jun, 2020

Bryan Truitt on Mediating the Human Face

Bryan mapped a genealogy of knowledge which formed the foundation for the development of computerized human emotion recognition algorithms. Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Students Finalists for Fast Company's Student World Changing Ideas

Collective Obscura, a project created by BCNM students, was one of the finalists for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards 2020.  Read more

17 Jun, 2020

Farewelling Our Assistant Team

A huge congratulations to our incredible team of assistants who are graduating this year! They have been essential to BCNM life and we'll miss them greatly! Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Around the Web June 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussions around the work of our faculty and alumni in June 2020! Read more

10 Jun, 2020

COVID Cookbook

Professor Jill Miller’s Food Fight/Art 160 offers COVID Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes and Remedies  Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Jen Schradie on How Twitter favors the Right

BCNM alum Jen Schradie claims Twitter favors the right, contradicting President Trump's statement that it favors the left.  Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Artifacts from the Time of COVID-19 Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Critical Making Projects in Spring 2020 Made @ Berkeley Read more

03 Jun, 2020

Silence is Violence

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. We say their names in order to express our horror and rage at the ongoing crisis of anti-Black police violence in this country and across the world. Read more

01 Jun, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Tom White Read more

30 May, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes on Biased Definitions Of Sexual Content in Video Game Live Streaming

Bo Ruberg, BCNM alum, publishes article "'Obscene, pornographic, or otherwise, objectionable'; Biased definitions of sexual content in videogame live streaming." Read more

19 May, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik on ABC’s The Story of Soaps

BCNM's own expert, BCNM Director Gail De Kosnik, weighed in on the history of the soap opera for ABC! Read more

16 May, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Art & AI Read more

15 May, 2020

Poetry from Alex Saum-Pascual in The New River Read more

14 May, 2020

Clancy Wilmott's Mobile Mapping Now Available Open Access Read more

14 May, 2020

ATC Revisited: Tom White Read more

14 May, 2020

BCNM Around the Web May 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni in May 2020! Read more

13 May, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Christiane Paul Read more

12 May, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature"

BCNM faculty Alex Saum-Pascual published "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature? And Why Should We Care?" in the 2019 Electronic Literature Organization essay collection.  Read more

08 May, 2020

Alum Adam Hutz Highlighted as CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: William Morgan on Machine Learning and the Digital Realization of Deleuze Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: Bélgica del Rio on The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body

Bélgica del Rio, a Spring 2020 Conference Grant recipient, presented "The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body” at the American Indian and Indigenous Collective’s 6th Annual Symposium. Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Combating COVID-19 in Science Magazine

Ken Goldberg recently wrote about combating COVID-19 with robotics in Science Magazine. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Policy Brief on Inequality in COVID19

Alum Jen Schradie co-authored a report that explores how French society has coped with the first two weeks of the lockdown. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Alum Brooke Belisle Edits Journal on Virtual Reality

Our BCNM alum Brooke Belisle co-edited the Journal of Visual Culture's issue on Virtual Reality: Immersion and Empathy. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating Our 2020 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to our 2020 cohort, who are graduating with the New Media Undergraduate Certificate!

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29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Trevor Paglen Talks to Kate Crawford at Pace

Trevor Paglen spoke to Kate Crawford at the Pace Gallery about "Art, Politics, and AI in the Time of COVID-19". Read more

27 Apr, 2020

The Berkeley Center for New Media to Join the College of Engineering

The Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) is thrilled to share that the College of Engineering (COE) will become our new administrative home on July 1, 2020.  Read more

26 Apr, 2020

Revisited: Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

Revisit curator Horace Ballad's talk about his exhibit “possible selves: queer foto vernaculars" in an article reposted from the Arts Research Center. Read more

23 Apr, 2020

C19 Shield - Support their Efforts! Read more

23 Apr, 2020

Harry Burson Named Lemelson Center Fellow

Harry Burson is named 2020 Lemelson Center Fellow and will focus his research on the creation of a new mode of acoustic perspective.  Read more

23 Apr, 2020

Eric Paulos' Research on Familiar Stranger Helping to Combat COVID-19

BCNM Professor Eric Paulos' past research on Familiar Stranger from 2003 has been revived by MIT researchers in a plan to combat COVID-19. Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Alenda Chang Mentor for Indiecade Climate Jam Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Summer Research Fellows

We are thrilled to share our 2020 Summer Research Fellows from Anthropology, Architecture, Art Practice, Music, and Rhetoric! Read more

20 Apr, 2020

Learning to Smooth and Fold Real Fabric Using Dense Object Descriptors Trained on Synthetic Color Images

Aditya Ganapathi et al., including our own Ken Golberg, on robotic fabric manipulation.   Read more

20 Apr, 2020

The COVID Cookbook from Jill Miller's AP Class

Jill Miller's UC Berkeley class, Food Fight/Art 160, transitions to remote learning, developing the "COVID Cookbook." Read more

18 Apr, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Amy LaViers Read more

16 Apr, 2020

BCNM Around the Web April 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni in April 2020! Read more

14 Apr, 2020

Alum Katherine Chandler Publishes Unmanning Read more

13 Apr, 2020

Commons Conversations Revisited: Ceci Moss Read more

13 Apr, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Quoted on Fauci-Fandom

BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik is featured in an article in The Verge on the fandom around Dr. Anthony Fauci . Read more

12 Apr, 2020

BCNM at CHI 2020

CHI has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but let's celebrate the incredible work of our students, faculty, and alumni who were slated to present! Read more

12 Apr, 2020

Trevor Paglen on Collecteurs' Substance 100

Trevor Paglen was recently included in Collecteurs' Substance 100 list, filled with their top 100 artists and activists. Read more

12 Apr, 2020

Camille Crittenden Featured on UC IT Blog

Camille Crittenden was featured on the UC IT Blog, participating in a Q&A interview about her work at CITRIS and her experience as a woman in tech. Read more

12 Apr, 2020

New Course: NWMEDIA 151AC

We're offering a new course this fall, NWMEDIA 151AC: Transforming Tech! Don't miss out! Read more

11 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg and the Automated Polyculture Garden

Ken Goldberg was recently featured in VentureBeat for his work with UC Berkeley's AUTOLAB in developing a polyculture garden. Read more

09 Apr, 2020

Trevor Paglen Featured in NYT Article on Art & AI

Trevor Paglen was recently featured for his work in a New York Times article on the connection between art and artificial intelligence. Read more

08 Apr, 2020

CITRIS Invention Lab Producing COVID-19 Supplies

Image: Dan Chapman. Read more

07 Apr, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Stretching the Imagination in a Pandemic

As the Coronavirus becomes more widespread she argues that we need to learn how to adapt quickly to global changes that will continue to disrupt our daily lives.  Read more

05 Apr, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Lambda Literary

Bo Ruberg's book 'Queer Games Avant-Garde' was featured in 'March’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books' in Lambda Literary Read more

05 Apr, 2020

Video Now Online: Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't

Video now available from BCNM alum Jen Schradie's CITRIS Research Exchange seminar 'The Revolution That Wasn't!' Read more

03 Apr, 2020

Ken and Blooma Goldberg Publish How to Train Your Robot

Ken Goldberg, a UC Berkeley professor of robotics, his 10-year-old daughter Blooma, and science communicator Ashley Chase wrote a delightful children's book called How to Train Your Robot! Read more

03 Apr, 2020

New Paper on Multi-Task Fabric Manipulation

Ken Goldberg was part of the team to publish a new paper "VisuoSpatial Foresight for Multi-Step, Multi-Task Fabric Manipulation". Read more

03 Apr, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Feminist Open Access & Internet Publishing Read more

03 Apr, 2020

John Scott on Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage

Check out BCNM alum John Scott's work and research on accessibility and inclusion in digital learning. Read more

03 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Third Wave of Machine Learning

Listen to Ken Goldberg talk about robotic learning with Sam Charrington on the TWIML AI Podcast! Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Greg Niemeyer in CalMatters on Online Education

Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley associate Professor, on online education in the midst of COVID-19.
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01 Apr, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang's Playing Nature on Chroniques Vidéoludiques

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's new book was featured in Chroniques Vidéoludiques! Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Rogue Archives in Digital Humanities Quarterly

A live-tweeted review of Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was published in DHQ. Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg on Empathy and Its Alternatives

BCNM Alum Bo Ruberg published an article in Communication, Culture and Critique. Read more

30 Mar, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Graduate Cohort

Image: Jingran Chu. Read more

29 Mar, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg Publishes The Queer Games Avant-Garde Read more

25 Mar, 2020

Alum Malika Imhotep Interviewed on Bespoken Bones

In the interview, Malika talks about what it means to play with grief, the erotic, sex, and ancestors as a black feminist. Read more

21 Mar, 2020

POSTPONED: Margarita Kuleva & William Pope.L

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this events have been postponed to Fall 2020. Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Video Now Online: Visit Day Live

A great video tour of some of the many Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research, prototyping, and designcreative spaces at UC Berkeley, now online! Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Joins ELO’s Board of Directors Read more

13 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg on How AI Amplifies Human Competencies

Ken Goldberg was interviewed on AI and machine learning for the Rotman School of Management's Winter 2020 magazine issue.  Read more

10 Mar, 2020

BCNM Around the Web March 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our students, faculty, and alumni in March 2020! Read more

10 Mar, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes A Life Well Played in FMH

BCNM Alum Alenda Chang published "Une Vie Bien Jouée / A Life Well Played: The Cultural Legacy of Game Designer Muriel Tramis" in Feminist Media Histories. Read more

09 Mar, 2020

ATC Revisited: Margaret Rhee Read more

09 Mar, 2020

BCNM Students Named 2020 Jacobs Innovation Catalyst Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our impressive students who were awarded grants for their original project ideas! Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Rahul Gairola Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Malika Imhotep on blk wimmin breathing in New Life Quarterly

DE Malika Imhotep pens an essay about Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk and relates it back to author James Baldwin's admiration for Black Feminist Abolitionists.  Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Shannon Jackson Supports Oakland Arts Scene

Our faculty support the arts off campus through their infrastructure and donations!

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05 Mar, 2020

Announcing the Spring 2020 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on digital tools, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

05 Mar, 2020

#Identity Reviewed in Cultural Sociology

Nicola Bozzi from Cultural Sociology reviewed at Abigail De Kosnik, Keith Feldman, and the Color of New Media's #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation.  Read more

05 Mar, 2020

#Identity Reviewed by AllegraLab

AllegraLab, a book review journal, offers glowing praise of Abigail de Kosnik, Keith Feldman, and the Color of New Media Working Group's #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation.  Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual named ARC Poetry Fellow

Alex Saum-Pascual is one of the Art and Research Center's 2020 Poetry and the Senses Fellows.  Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg & Abigail De Kosnik at TechCrunch Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Trevor Paglen in Machine Landscapes

Trevor Paglen contributed to the February 2019 issue of Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene. Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Jen Schradie on The WELL

Jen Schradie was the latest guest on the Inkwell: Authors and Artists online discussion board. Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature in Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews recently featured Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AERA 2020

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting features presentations by four BCNM students and alumni! Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Trevor Paglen & Kate Crawford’s Making Faces

Making Faces,” an installation conceived by AI researcher Kate Crawford and artist Trevor Paglen for Prada Mode, a two-day cultural event held in Paris on Jan. 19 and 20, tells us how exactly facial recognition works and who it benefits. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: BCNM at the Shenzhen Biennale

Eleni Oikonomaki, Lian Song, Rashad Timmons, and Bryan Truitt were Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipients and attended the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Excavating AI Wins BSHS Ayrton Prize

BSHS Ayrton Prize 2019 Winners Announced and Excavating AI by alum Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford is included. 

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27 Feb, 2020

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in New Media & Society

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer was reviewed by Christopher Persaud of New Media & Society. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Francis McKay Receives Research Position at Oxford Read more

26 Feb, 2020

Trevor Paglen in Art in the Age of Anxiety

Trevor Paglen's video installation, "Circles," will be showcased in the upcoming "Art in the Age of Anxiety" exhibition. Read more

26 Feb, 2020

BCNM in Made @ Berkeley

Check out the stellar BCNM students who were featured on Berkeley's Art + Design book, "Made at Berkeley."  Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik and Clement Hil Goldberg in Social Memory, Cultural Movements, and Digital Media

"Trans Memory as Transmedia Activism" was published as a chapter in Social Memory, Cultural Movements, and Digital Media Read more

24 Feb, 2020

ATC Revisited: Amy LaViers Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Entering the Lottery

Jane McGonigal writes on the benefits of entering the lottery for WiredRead more

24 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg in The Question of Intelligence

Ken Goldberg's robotic art project, "AlphaGarden Collective," is currently featured in The Question of Intelligence exhbition. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Review of Jane McGonigal's Future Thinking Course

Belgian newspaper De Tiljd reviews Jane McGonigal's "Futures Thinking Specialization" classes on Coursera. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature in Science

Alum Alenda Chang's book Playing Nature was reviewed in Science. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Alenda Chang's Media+Environment Featured at UCSB

Alenda Chang and her colleagues established an online journal Media+Environment. Check out the UCSB in depth discussion here! Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM Around the Web February 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty and alumni in February 2020! Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Malika Imhotep Wins Award for Critical Writing

Gulf Coast announced the winner of the 2019 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, Ra Malika Imhotep, for her essay "On Retrieval." Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SCMS 2020

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

19 Feb, 2020

Shannon Jackson at After Tomorrow

The After Tomorrow: Oakland and Saint-Denis cooperation project officially launched at Cal's Global Urban Humanities Department. Read more

19 Feb, 2020

Irene Chien Joins Board of the Journal of Visual Culture Read more

19 Feb, 2020

Alenda Chang on Digital Morphogenesis

Alenda Chang's article, "Between Plants and Polygons: SpeedTrees and an Even Speedier History of Digital Morphogenesis" was included in the December 2019 issue of the journal "Natural Media". Read more

18 Feb, 2020

Alum Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter Featured on BuiltIn

McGonigal's smartphone app on wellness SuperBetter was just featured on BuiltIn. Read more

14 Feb, 2020

Nicholas de Monchaux to Lead MIT's Department of Architecture

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and former BCNM Director, on this phenomenal new role! Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Greg Niemeyer Receives CLTC Grant

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity awarded Greg Niemeyer one of its inaugural grants for his music video project, "SweetWire." Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Malika Imhotep on Cite Black Women Podcast

Malika Imhotep was featured on the Cite Black Women podcast for her work with The Church of Black Feminist Thought.  Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Bo Ruberg on the Precarious Labor of Queer Indie Game Makers Reprinted in TV & Media

Bo Ruberg was featured in Television and New Media's special issue, "Contested Formations of Digital Game Labor."  Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Inaugural Media + Environment Published, Co-edited by Alum Alenda Chang

Alum Alenda Chang is one of the co-editors for the inaugural ecomedia research journal, Media+Environment.  Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Rama Gottfried & Ritwik Banerji in Array

Rama Gottfried and Ritwik Banerji contributed pieces to the 2019 issue of ArrayRead more

11 Feb, 2020

Keith Feldman on Anti Muslim Racism Beyond Islamophobia

Keith Feldman wrote on anti-Muslim racism for American Quarterly's December 2019 issue.  Read more

10 Feb, 2020

Tom McEnaney in the NYT on Women's Voices & Politics

BCNM professor Tom McEnaney was quoted in a New York Times article on the difficulties for female politicians that arise from their speech.  Read more

10 Feb, 2020

Alum Jen Schradie on Internet Inequality

BCNM alum Jen Schradie was featured on French-language site Usbek+Rica. Read more

07 Feb, 2020

Miyoko Conley's Human Museum Live Feb 12

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents Miyoko Conley's Human Museum as part of the New Play Reading Series! Read more

06 Feb, 2020

Commons Conversation Revisited: Rahul Gairola Read more

06 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AAA 2019

DE Juliana Friend and alum Reginold Royston presented their riveting research at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting last year.  Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg on AI in Pew Research

Ken Goldberg featured in report from Pew Research Center on  Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Alum McGonigal on WUWF

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal was featured on WUWF, the NPR channel in Great Northwest Florida.  Read more

05 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SLSA 2019

Last year, both BCNM students and alumni presented compelling new research at annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2019. Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Pop Matters Features Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't

Schradie argues that the right conservative wing has more open access to the internet given the current regulations of digital platforms. Read more

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

Xiaowei Wang, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented "Let's Have a Pearl Party: Style and Livestream in the Making of Subculture” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

03 Feb, 2020

danah boyd on Privacy in the 2020 Census

danah boyd investigates the US Census Bureau's approach to "differential privacy" and its implications for data products. Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Ritwik Banerji at SEM 2019

Ritwik Banerji presented a paper on free improvisation at the Society for Ethnomusicology's 64th annual meeting.  Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Open Call for Robo-Art Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Camille Crittenden in Issues in Science and Technology

Crittenden explores the relationship between broadband access and the growth of adolescent youth. Read more

01 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan on the Digital Futures of Ancient Objects

Rebecca Levitan, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, ran a workshop on Discussing Next Steps for Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects at annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Read more

30 Jan, 2020

Camille Crittenden at Transatlantic Sync

Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Camille Crittenden spoke in a panel about ethics in technology at Transatlantic Sync, a conference aimed at connecting Silicon Valley and Germany on issues of technology and innovation. Read more

29 Jan, 2020

Conference Grants: Harry Burson on the Sound of Globalization

Harry Burson, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented his research on "The Sound of Globalization: An Archaeology of Immersive Media at the World’s Fair" at the Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice conference. Read more

28 Jan, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, the Berkeley Center for New Media pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, offering them the chance to complete real, graduate level research while at Cal. We are thrilled to announce this year's Fellows. Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Tara Shi Co-Editor for Room One Thousand

Tara Shi is a co-editor for architecture journal Room One Thousand's eighth issue, Magic.  Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Visit Xiaowei Wang's Exhibition '女 Nǚ: Other Half of The Sky' Read more

20 Jan, 2020

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend on Senegalese Ethics and Pornography

Juliana Friend, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented her research on "Porn, Pop-Ups, National Purity: Everyday Ethics and Digital Pornography" at The American Anthropological Association. Read more

17 Jan, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Oxford Bibliographies

Bo Ruberg contributed to an overview on the work in Feminist and Queer Game Studies for Oxford Bibliographies. Read more

16 Jan, 2020

We're Hiring: 2020 Student Assistants

Join the BCNM communication and events team! Read more

15 Jan, 2020

Neyran Turan in the Seoul Biennale

Neyran Turan's studio Nemestudio was featured in the 2019 Biennale on the Collective City. Read more

14 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Leonel Moura Read more

13 Jan, 2020

BCNM Around the Web January 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni in January 2020! Read more

12 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

11 Jan, 2020

Trevor Paglen in Being Human

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco presents Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI. Read more

09 Jan, 2020

Welcoming Sophia Hussain to BCNM!

Sophia Hussain will serve as the Center's Events Coordinator and Office Manager! Read more

08 Jan, 2020

BCNM at UIST 2019

Björn Hartmann and Eric Paulos at the 32nd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium. Read more

07 Jan, 2020

Trevor Paglen on Human Biases in AI

Monocle Weekly published an interview with alum Trevor Paglen on our artificial intelligence systems. Read more

06 Jan, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual on Fragmentation and the Digital City

Alex offers an analysis of Vicente Luis Mora's Circular 07. Las afueras. Read more

05 Jan, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Speaks at Training Humans

Jacob Gaboury spoke at the Fondazione Prada Exhibition, Training Humans, by alum Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford. Read more

04 Jan, 2020

cNet names danah boyd One of 30 Personalities Who Defined the 2010s

CNET's list of the larger-than-life innovators and important influencers of the last 10 years includes alum, Data & Society founder, danah boyd. Read more

01 Jan, 2020

Trevor Paglen & Kate Crawford On Excavating AI

Alum Trevor Paglen along with Kate Crawford penned an important essay on the politics of images in machine learning training sets Read more

31 Dec, 2019

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Fabric Smoothing Policies

Ken co-published on "Deep Imitation Learning of Sequential Fabric Smoothing Policies" Read more

31 Dec, 2019

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in Critical Studies in Media & Communication

Bo Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer was reviewed by Cenk Koknar in Critical Studies in Media & Communication. Read more

30 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen Interview in the Quietus

Alum Trevor Paglen discusses art and AI, machine vision, and shutting down the internet with Robert Barry. Read more

28 Dec, 2019

BCNM at Shenzhen Biennale Read more

27 Dec, 2019

Bo Ruberg Keynotes UCIESC 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg keynoted the UC Irvine Esports conference with a presentation on diversity and Esports. Read more

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Tangible User Interfaces Showcase Read more

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Critical Practices Showcase Read more

26 Dec, 2019

BCNM Alumni at 4S 2019

Four BCNM alumni participated at 4S 2019 in September, the annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science. Read more

24 Dec, 2019

danah boyd Publishes Balancing Data Utility and Confidentiality in the 2020 US Census

A new living document by danah boyd explains how differential privacy works in the context of the US Census and illuminates key conversationsmisunderstandings, and anxieties surrounding this disclosure avoidance system. Read more

24 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen’s ImageNet Roulette

ALum Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford created ImageNet Roulette, a new art piece that has stirred controversy and accolades across the globe. Read more

20 Dec, 2019

BCNM Around the Web December 2019

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

18 Dec, 2019

danah boyd Publishes on Networked Media Ecosystems

Is media silence as powerful in shaping public discussion as deliberate rhetoric? If so, do editorial boards need to strategically amplify certain speech? Read more

18 Dec, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes Playing Nature Read more

16 Dec, 2019

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Deep Learning Transfer

Hate making your bed? This new bed finds a fun new robotic solution! Read more

08 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen at Nam June Paik Art Center

Trevor Paglen's first solo exhibition in Korea is held at the Nam June Paik Art Center until February 2, 2020. Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Kirsten Chen Co-Curates Momentum for Franchise Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie on WashingTech on Social Media Bias

Schradie recently went on the WashingTech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller to talk about her experience with "social media bias". Read more

02 Dec, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik on Baby Yoda in the Washington Post

BCNM Director Abigail de Kosnik wrote about the Baby Yoda "GIF Takedown" and why it matters in a recent article for the Washington Post. Read more

02 Dec, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal's SuperBetter Featured on Vox

McGonigal's smartphone app SuperBetter was recently featured on Vox. Read more

29 Nov, 2019

Applications for our Spring 2020 Conference Grants Now Open

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

27 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: KC Forcier on Reframing Moving Images in the Digital Age

KC Forcier, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented her research on traditions of canvas paintings in digital images at The Picturesque, an annual Film and Media Studies conference. Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Spring 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Julien Mailland Video Now Available Read more

26 Nov, 2019

ATC Revisited: Guy Hoffman Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Summer 2020 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

20 Nov, 2019

ATC Revisited: Leonel Moura Read more

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik on Why it Matters that Black Men and Queer Women Invented Digital Remix Culture

BCNM Director Abigail de Kosnik published her paper on the origins of digital remix culture in the Fall 2019 issue of Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

06 Nov, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik and Piracy as the Future of Culture

BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik published 'Piracy and the Future of Culture' in the journal Third Text. Read more

05 Nov, 2019

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator!

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), an interdisciplinary research center that studies and shapes media transition and emergence from diverse perspectives. Through critical thinking and making, we cultivate technological equity and fairness in our classrooms, in our communities, and on the internet.  Read more

04 Nov, 2019

Laurie Macfee to Lead Poetry and the Senses at ARC

Event coordinator Laurie Macfee has accepted a fantastic role leading the Poetry and the Senses initiative at the Arts Research Center. Read more

02 Nov, 2019

BCNM Around the Web November 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg, Alex Saum, Claudia von Vacano and Jacob Gaboury; and alumni Trevor Paglen, Bo Ruberg, Alenda Chang and Jen Schradie. Read more

02 Nov, 2019

#Identity Book Launch Video Now Online Read more

30 Oct, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Julien Mailland Read more

24 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Adam Savage Read more

24 Oct, 2019

Eric Paulos as IEEE IEMCON Keynote

The IEEE Annual Information Technological Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference invites Eric Paulos as one of their keynote speakers. Read more

23 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Morehshin Allahyari Read more

22 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series Read more

22 Oct, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Video on The Big Think

If you've been wondering "Have conservative groups mastered the art of internet activism?", Jen Schradie has the answer! Read more

18 Oct, 2019

Ken Goldberg and AUTOLab in RoboGlobal

Goldberg writes about deep learing and depth sensing on RoboGlobal. Read more

17 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Rhonda Holberton Read more

16 Oct, 2019

BCNM around the Web October 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg and Koci Hernandez; and alumni Trevor Paglen, danah boyd, Jen Schradie, Tiffany Ng, Ritwik Banerji, Bo Ruberg, and Jane McGonigal.  Read more

16 Oct, 2019

BCNM Scholar Interviews

BCNM is hosting three scholars from the Berggruen Institute this year. Learn more about who they are and what they're researching! Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

The Creative Media Awards highlight how AI intersects with online media and truth and impacts our everyday lives. Read more

10 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

07 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

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

04 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Madeline Gannon Read more

02 Oct, 2019

#Identity Book Launch Revisited Read more

01 Oct, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on Inside My Studio

“INSIDE MY STUDIO” WITH TREVOR PAGLEN featured on video series from Cultured Magazine. Read more

25 Sep, 2019

danah boyd Named EFF Barlow Recipient

BCNM alum danah boyd was recognized as a 2019 EFF Barlow 'Trailblazing Technology Scholar'  Read more

23 Sep, 2019

Open House Fall 2019 Revisited

This year's Open House was lead by new BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

22 Sep, 2019

Kris Fallon Publishes Where Truth Lies Read more

18 Sep, 2019

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

17 Sep, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at OECD 2019 Forum

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

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

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

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

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

Alum 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 2019

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

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trevor Paglen at SXSW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 aca