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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

01 Mar, 2021 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

08 Feb, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Beirut

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice 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, and the Center for Race and Gender Studies. 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

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.

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

Today 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

2 days ago 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

08 Oct, 2020 History & Theory

POSTPONED: Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness

with Ruth Hopkins
Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer 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

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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.

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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

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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

30 Jan, 2020 Special Events

Digitality, Racial Capitalism, and the Informatics of Value

with Seb Franklin
Senior Lecturer, King's College London 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

09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

Check out the incredible projects from NWMEDIA C203, featured in the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase! 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

23 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DataEDGE 2019

The DataEDGE conference at UC Berkeley brings together senior industry and academic leaders for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. 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

12 Feb, 2019 Special Events

DataEDGE 2019

The DataEDGE conference at UC Berkeley brings together senior industry and academic leaders for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. 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

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

24 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Mapping as Research

with Trevor Paglen
Artist, CA

in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art, UC Berkeley

hosted by the Arts Research Center 
co-sponsored by BCNM, BAMPFA and the Department of Geography
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
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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

04 Dec, 2017 Special Events

Tangible User Interfaces Showcase

Come see students' fantastic projects at the exhibition showcase by Tangible User Interfaces. Read more

30 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This public half-day symposium will highlight the experience of women in the tech industry—from established companies to startups and the venture capital firms that support them. 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

11 Apr, 2017 Special Events

New Technology and Archaeology Symposium

Sponsored by the History of Art Department, The Computer Science Undergraduate Association, the Organization of Graduate Students in the Digital Humanities, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley. 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

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist Read more

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  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

05 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Reading Robot Poetry! or, How Robots Fall Out of Love

Celebrating the publication of alum Margaret Rhee's Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love 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

"Boom California": Launch Party for Special Global Urban Humanities Issue

We're celebrating the latest issue of BOOM California Magazine! 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

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

with Kristopher Fallon (Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis) and Jenny Odell (Digital Media Artist) 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

03 Jul, 2016 Special Events

MFA Graduate Artist Talks at BAMPFA

Come check out these graduates' work! 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

22 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology

Two sessions of open lab, talk, and live demonstration of multi-disciplinary art Read more

21 Apr, 2016 Special Events

eLit Final Showcase

Prof. Saum-Pascual hosts a reading from her Electronic Literature: A Critical Making and Writing Course 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

09 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

Join us as we celebrate this semester's student work at Jacobs Institute! Read more

07 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Questioning New Media - Final Presentations

What do poetry, surveillance, and Barbie have in common? 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

30 Oct, 2015 Workshops

Networked Surveillance: Masterclass with Julian Oliver

A crash course in reading network topologies as political control structures, with discussions 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

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity 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

14 Oct, 2015

Technology of Simulation

with Claus Pias, Leuphana University of Lüneberg 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

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

The succesful conference is back for its sixth year. And it wants your submissions! 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

06 May, 2015 Special Events

Game Design Showcase and Arcade

Come to Kroeber to view student-created games! Read more

05 May, 2015 Special Events

2015 CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

A challenge to promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students 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

05 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal

A Masterclass with Jose Carlos Martinat. Open to artists, inventors, and engineers Read more

03 Apr, 2015 Special Events

10th Anniversary Salon

Artists, humanists, and technologists interested in new media gathering for a fantastic night of conversation and food Read more

02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

A lecture on "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music"

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

20 Mar, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Concert

A concert by electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui. Co-presented with the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and the MATRIX Program 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

03 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Natural Frequencies: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

A new media Carillon installation and performance in honor of the 100th Anniversary of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower (the Campanile) 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

18 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Free Speech Movement – 50 Years Later @ UC Berkeley: Student Activism and Peer Advocacy

Join a lively panel discussion about contemporary, unconventional and "uncivil" campus protest, freedom of expression and the often onerous disciplinary apparatus: Occupy Cal; Privatizing UC; Protests against John Yoo; Israel & Palestine on Campus; and many more.

Panel
Carmen Comsti & Neil Satterlund, Lawyers/UCB Campus Rights Project Alumni
Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Lawyer/former UCB Student Leader
Josh Wolf, Freelance Journalist/former UCB Student Conduct "Defendant"
Terry Gross, Constitutional Lawyer/Counsel for Photographer Arrested at UCB Demonstration
Yaman Salahi, Civil Rights Lawyer/UCB Alumnus
Steve Rosenbaum, UCB Law Lecturer/Lawyer/Faculty Advisor
Brian Barsky, UCB Professor, Computer Science & Vision Science

Co-Sponsors
Graduate Assembly
ASUC Student Advocate's Office
Law & Society Graduate Ass'n
American Constitution Society
Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Human Rights Committee
National Lawyers Guild
Restorative Justice Committee
Students for Economic & Environmental Justice
Data & Democracy Institute-Center for Info. Technology in the Interest of Society
Berkeley Center for New Media
UC Berkeley Faculty Association
Townsend Center for the Humanities 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

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

Mark your calendars for thisconference, here again at UC Berkeley! Read more

22 Oct, 2014 Special Events

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images are the evidence of our environment and existence, how is our perception of the world shaped? 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

15 Sep, 2014 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Learn how you can get involved this semester! 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

09 May, 2014 Special Events

@Berkeley: #MyFirstMOOC Screening

Register for John Scott's (DE) screening here Read more

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

Experience this semester's student critiques of new media Read more

06 May, 2014 Special Events

Mobile App Challenge Demo Day

Sponsored by CITRUS, a semester-long competition for students! 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

04 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Robots and New Media

A panel on our evolving relationship with AI, happening April 4th 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

29 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Impossible Hackathon

We're bringing wifi, food, API's, an amazing community... You bring ideas help this "economy of kindness" Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" 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

06 Feb, 2014 History & Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" 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

12 Dec, 2013 Special Events

PIC Your Future Reception and Demonstration

A demonstration of PIC Your Future, a college readiness app being developed to harness the power of selfies 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

18 Nov, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism

A lecture by Laetitia Sonami -- composer, performer, and sound artist 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

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor 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

12 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

Register here to help out with the Turing Test Tournament! Read more

19 Sep, 2013 History & Theory

Mia Laboro: How To Do Generative Humanities

with Peter Lunenfeld, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor 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

23 Apr, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

A presentation on technology and embodied identities, by Eve Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University Read more

18 Mar, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Spring 2013 Open House for Prospective Students

We invite you to learn about BCNM's academic offerings in New Media. Come hungry. 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

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Disembodied: Literature and Transmission in a Digital Age

A day of presentations & panel discussions for Anthropology, Architecture, Area Studies, Comparative Literature, + Theology scholars. Don't miss it! Read more

04 Mar, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Of CAVES and Curiosity

Meredith Tromble (SFAI) and Dawn Sumner (UCD) on "Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" Read more

04 Feb, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form

A lecture by Kate Hartman, leader of wearable technology 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

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

"Aunt Charlies Lounge: Smoking Only," Video Art Exhibition

View new work by Jason Fritz at the BCNM Commons! 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

Lo-Fi & Hi-Touch In The Age of Hi-Tech

A lecture by Scott Doorley, creative director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford 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

27 Nov, 2012 Workshops

Provoking Reflection and Exploration with Aesthetic Interaction

Laura Devendorf will discuss AnyType, an Android application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment Read more

19 Nov, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age

In this ATC lecture, McKenzie Wark (Associate Prof. of Media and Culture at the New School) will talk about the changing meaning of digital communication within class relations 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

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Visual Identities, Recorded Subjects and ‘Pant-Pages’ in Late Narratives in Spanish, from a Transatlantic Perspective

A lecture by Vicente Luis Mora, Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Technologies at Brown University 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

25 Oct, 2012 History & Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University 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

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Working Group: Henry Witecki, Visual Artist, Oakland

Witecki, interdisciplinary artist and writer, will present his recent body of composite images, animations, and projections Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop, “Getting Down and Dirty with Facebook Research”

Lindsay Bayham (Sociology) will share experiences of Facebook data collection with youth in Ghana 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

06 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Applied Topology

with Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG and former senior editor of Dwell magazine Read more

22 Aug, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings in New Media, this August 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

Digital Inquiry: Forms of Knowledge in the Age of New Media

Reflections on the nature of knowledge in the digital age, a symposium Read more

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments 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

16 Apr, 2012 Special Events

From Chat to Interactives: The Evolution of the Digital Commons

A lecture by Laura Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University Read more

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
  Read more

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

The Comatose, the Cadaver, and the Chimera: Alternate Anatomical Architectures

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead more

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

23 Feb, 2012 Special Events

BEARS 2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

This year the theme of the BEARS Conference is "Big Data at Berkeley." Don't miss it! Read more

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor 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

30 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings: Technologies and Strategies for an Emerging Participatory Culture

with Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon) 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

31 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

with Christine Van Assche, Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou Read more

19 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Beyond Design Thinking

with Regina Connell, Editor in Chief of Handful of Salt, an online magazine that covers the craft of modern design Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) Read more

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist Read more

06 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Asian Horror Cinema and Beyond

A symposium of  contemporary horror cinema -- exploring issues of memory, desire, and media in East Asian and Southeast Asian cinema 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

07 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Desirée Holman in Conversation with Sherry Turkle

artist Holman and MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self  at MIT Turkle 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

03 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Finding Christopher Alexander’s Fifteen Fundamental Properties in the Berkeley Rose Garden

A unique field trip to the Berkeley Rose Garden, led by Maggie Alexander 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

29 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Curating People

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

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

*(hint: think tank and sweat lodge) Read more

13 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement

with Parul Vora, Wikimedia Foundation Read more

12 Apr, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

"New Media and Human Rights Research Methods" Read more

30 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: On Common Ground, Paula Levine

Led by Paula Levine, artist and researcher whose experimental videos have shown in screenings in New York's Lincoln Centre 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

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Fashioning Apollo – Spacesuits, Cities, and How to Dress for Tomorrow

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux 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

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: A Moving Image – Media and Metaphor in Stage Performance

An informal talk and screening led by Ellen Bromberg, Guggenheim Fellow, choreographer, and media artist Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

07 Feb, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Surfaces of Constant Simultaneity

Jose Alvarez on his own personal journey of investigation into the realms of consciousness, mysticism, spirituality Read more

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

19 Jan, 2011 Special Events

Design Futures: Making Technology Meaningful – Bridging Research & Practice

with Dr. Jaspal Sandhu and Dr. Mahad Ibrahim (Gobee) Read more

06 Dec, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

User-generated Urbanism

with Matthew Passmore, an artist and a principal at Rebar, an art and design studio based in San Francisco Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

Artist Lecture: Nao Bustamante

Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing 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

15 Nov, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Architectural Communication in the Knowledge Economy

 

with Jeffrey Inaba, founder of INABA, an architecture firm based in Los Angeles Read more

11 Oct, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Art and the Utopian Imaginary

with Mark Tribe, artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, and politics Read more

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

3 days ago

Xiaowei Wang on Tech Won't Save Us Read more

4 days ago

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

Silicon Valley move aside! Xiaowei Wang discusses how the Chinese countryside has become a new tech frontier. Read more

5 days ago

Celeste Kidd Featured on Inspired Minds Read more

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

UCI Press Features Bo Ruberg

Bo Ruberg has recently joined colleagues in film and media studies and art history as an associate editor of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural CriticismRead 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

Hear Bo Ruberg at PlayThink

Bo Ruberg's podcast interview on PlayThink is now available!  Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Alum Jingyi Li in Ada Lovelace Week 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

13 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg At the Crossroads Video Online Now

Missed out on Bo Ruberg's amazing talk on their new book "The Queer Game Avant-Garde" for At the Crossroads? Check out the video online now! Read more

13 Oct, 2020

Andrea Horbinski in Careers for Historians in the Tech Industry

BCNM alumn Andrea Horbinski features in a round table discussion on the role of historians in the tech industry. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Architecture as Measure Reviewed in Architect 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

06 Oct, 2020

Monocle Interviews Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen was recently interviewed by the Monocle! Read more

02 Oct, 2020

Asma Kazmi in Dissonant Matter 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

01 Oct, 2020

Jenni Higgs on Digital Discourse in Classrooms

Jenni Higgs recently published an academic article titled "Digital Discourse in Classrooms: Language Arts Teachers’ Reported Perceptions and Implementation." 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

30 Sep, 2020

John Scott on Coming Together when Learning at a Distance

John Scott wrote an article titled "Coming Together When Learning at a Distance" on the Blackboard Blog. Read more

30 Sep, 2020

Jen Schradie on How the Digital Divide Is a Class Power Divide

Jen Schradie recently published an academic article titled "The Great Equalizer Reproduces Inequality: How the Digital Divide Is a Class Power Divide." 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

Ken Goldberg Builds Go-Vote Network Read more

24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen's Bloom at Pace Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Reggie Royston on Configuring Ghana

Reggie Royston's research article, "Configuring Ghana's diaspora" is now available in African Diaspora.  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

22 Sep, 2020

Interviews on the Digital Literary Arts with Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual and Élika Ortega interview experts in e-lit for their "Digital Literary Arts" graduate seminar. Read more

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

18 Sep, 2020

Announcing the BCNM Land Acknowledgement

We are grateful to Marcelo Garzo Montalvo and the Sogorea Te' Land Trust for helping us to shape this acknowledgement of our place on Lisjan land. Read more

17 Sep, 2020

Tom McEnaney on Liveness and Remote Learning

Tom McEnaney was recently on UC Berkeley Music's podcast to discuss remote instruction. 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

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

08 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual's Poetry in Perspektive

Alex Saum-Pascual published a poem and project titled "made to disappear" in Perspektive. Read more

08 Sep, 2020

Jenni Higgs Publishes on the Reading for Understanding Initiative

Jenni Higgs recently published a research article on the Reading for Understanding Initiative in the International Literacy Association's Reading Research Quarterly. Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Memory Traces

Alex Saum-Pascual recently published an article titled "Memory Traces: Printed Electronic Literature as a Site of Remembrance" in Comparative Literature Studies. 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 Pablo Paredes' Autonomous Vehicles Featured in Time

Pablo Paredes' autonomous vehicle technologies were recently featured in Time. 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

03 Sep, 2020

Andrea Horbinski on Fans, Love, and Anime Since 1963

Alum Andrea Horbinski was recently on the Making of a Historian podcast, discussing "Fans, Love, and Anime Since 1963." 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

30 Aug, 2020

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2020 Class Fund Recipients

We're thrilled to support our faculty with funds for guest speakers and materials to enhance the student experience. 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

17 Aug, 2020

Jen Schradie wins CITAMS ASA Best Paper Award

Alum Jen Schradie's article “The Digital Activism Gap: How Class and Costs Shape Online Collective Action” was recognized in the CITAMS 2020 awards. Read more

16 Aug, 2020

Submit to Queer / Trans / Digital

Alum Bo Ruberg co-edits this great new series from NYU Press. Read more

16 Aug, 2020

Where are they now? Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup 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

06 Aug, 2020

Review of Playing Nature in Digital Culture and Education

Alum Alenda Chang's book is reviewed in Digital Culture and Education Read more

06 Aug, 2020

Alum John Scott on Inclusion in the Transition to Remote Teaching Read more

06 Aug, 2020

Noura Howell Joins NC State University Read more

05 Aug, 2020

Watch Ken Goldberg in Sim2Real Debates

Ken Goldberg was invited to a workshop to debate with other well-known researchers on the impact of Sim2Real on robotics Read more

05 Aug, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Reads Poetry for the Arts Research Center Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Electronic Literature [Frame]works for the Creative Digital Humanities

Alex Saum-Pascual co-edits this amazing collection that features a host of BCNM contributions! 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

26 Jul, 2020

The Revolution that Wasn't Reviewed in the International Journal of Press/Politics

Alum Jen Schradie's book receives a stunning review from David Karpf. 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

20 Jul, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes On LGBTQ Identities Challenging Norms of Demographics

"In the era of algorithms and big data [...] the issue of who is or is not “counted” profoundly affects visibility, access, and power in the digital realm." 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

Alum Bo Ruberg on Keywords at Play 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

10 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg's AutoLab at ICRA2020

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2020. 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

07 Jul, 2020

BCNM Students Receive Architecture Awards

Congratulations to the amazing BCNM students receiving prized awards from the Architecture Department. Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Trevor Paglen on The Art Angle

A new podcast on why alum Trevor Paglen is doing everything he can to warn humanity about artificial intelligence. Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Neyran Turan Publishes Architecture as Measure Read more

05 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on How Roboticists Can Help with COVID 19

You can now watch all ICRA 2020 plenary keynotes and panels online! 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

03 Jul, 2020

Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University 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

26 Jun, 2020

Ken Goldberg on robotic-assisted healthcare in COVID-19 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

danah boyd on Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

The Commission's final report was recently released, recommending ways to "help the nation emerge as a more resilient democracy by 2026." Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar Read more

21 Jun, 2020

Highlights from Jane McGonigal's IBM Talk at CodeMotion

Jane asks: Can the innovation of games prepare us for the future? Read more

20 Jun, 2020

Clancy Wilmott at Mod Theory on Space, Grids, and Ruins

Mod Theory is an experimental method for discussing landscape  inside computer games, with a particular focus on platform studies, the political unconscious and climate change. 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

30 May, 2020

Electronic Literature Final Projects

Check out the awesome final projects for Alex Saum-Pascual's Electronic Literature class! Image credit: Sergio Cabada Ortiz, Las abajeñas 

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30 May, 2020

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in American Journal of Play Read more

19 May, 2020

Jen Schradie on France 24 on Conspiracy, Lies, and the Coronavirus Infodemic 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

13 May, 2020

Alenda Chang on Advisory Board of Video Games and the Humanities

Alenda Chang, BCNM alum, is on the advisory board for Video Games and the Humanities, a series that frames scholarly approaches to video games in the humanities. Read more

12 May, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Feminist Open Access Publishing 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

25 Apr, 2020

Video of Jen Schradie in Le numérique : amplificateur des inégalités et des extrémismes ?

Watch Jen Schradie speak about digital technologies and their potential threats during a round table discussion at Sciences Po in April 2019. Read more

25 Apr, 2020

Alum Jane McGonigal on Punching through the Pandemic with Psychological Science

Jane McGonigal recently spoke to Oregon State University Professor Regan Gurung about her smartphone application SuperBetter and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic through games and other indoor activities. 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

20 Apr, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual on Poetry and the Senses

Check out Alex Saum-Pascual's short blog post with ARC about her planned project and thumb blisters! 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

Jane McGonigal on the Best of Our Knowledge

Listen to Jane McGonigal discuss video games on The Best of Our Knowledge! 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

Alenda Chang on Super Gamer Podcast

Listen to Alenda Chang talk about the environment and the natural world in games on the Super Gamer Podcast! 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

ATC Video Now Online: Margaret Rhee 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

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Turn By Wire Featured in Hackaday

Enter Turn by Wire, a unique set of force feedback and machine control concepts applied to a lathe brought to you by researchers Rundong Tian, Vedant Saran, Mareike Kritzler,Florian Michahelles, and Eric Paulos at Berkeley. 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

Ken Goldberg on COVID-19, Robots, and Us

Ken Goldberg was invited to host an online discussion on "COVID-19, robots and us". 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

Alum Tiffany Ng Plays Shiva Ratri

Listen to alum Tiffany Ng perform Shiva Ratri on SoundCloud! 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

30 Mar, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang in France Culture

BCNM Alum Alenda Chang's work was featured in the Savoirs section of France Culture. 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

19 Mar, 2020

Welcome Clancy Wilmott 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

13 Mar, 2020

Jill Miller's Platform Art Space Live 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 Trevor Paglen Now Showing at PACE

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen recently joined PACE Gallery. 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

Jen Schradie Interviewed for "The Data Driving Democracy"

Jen Schradie was recently interviewed in "The Data Driving Democracy," a research paper by Christina Couch. 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

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Ronak Kapadia Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Women's History Month: Alum Andrea Gagliano Reimagines US Presidents as Female

In honor of Women's History Month, Andrea Gagliano visually reimagines U.S. history with female presidents. 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

Alum John Scott at Blackboard Ally Tour

Check out all of the episodes from BCNM alum John Scott's 2019 Blackboard Ally Tour! 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

26 Feb, 2020

Jill Miller & Adam Hutz Receive Creative Discovery Grants

Jill Miller and Adam Hutz were recipients of Berkeley Arts + Design's Spring 2020 Creative Discovery Grant. 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

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal in After Shock

Jane McGonigal was featured in futurist compendium After Shock. 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

Jen Schradie’s "The Revolution That Wasn’t" in LA Review of Books

BCNM alum Jen Schradie's latest book receives an excellent review from Emily Drabinski in the Los Angeles Review of Books. 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

19 Feb, 2020

Celeste Kidd Receives John Templeton Grant

Celeste Kidd receives John Templeton Grant which is awarded to the development of curiosity in childhood.  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

Ken Goldberg at CES 2020

Ken Goldberg was a part of the "Robots for Good" conference track at CES 2020.  Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Townsend Assistant Professor Fellow 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

Join Jill Miller & Greg Niemeyer in Mo'orea for ART 160N This Summer

Don't miss this exciting BCNM Study Abroad opportunity this summer in French Polynesia! 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

05 Feb, 2020

Stuart Geiger at CSCW 2019

Stuart Geiger talks about the "various trends in the lengths of published papers in ACM CSCW from 2000-2018" at CSCW 2019. Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg Keynotes Healthcare Robotics Forum

Ken Goldberg was a keynote speaker at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum 2019 in Santa Clara. 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

03 Feb, 2020

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg on Queer and Trans Culture and the Parlour Club

Goldberg writes about their experience searching for a queer bar in Los Angeles and how the San Francisco scene lacks what LA was able to cultivate. Read more

02 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal on WAMC on a Better Life Through Gaming

Listen to alum Jane McGonigal discuss creating games that heal. 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

31 Jan, 2020

Review of The Revolution That Wasn't in Inside Higher Ed

Alum Jen Schradie's latest book receives an excellent review from Barbara Fister. 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

30 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Data Voids

Alum danah boyd recently released a Data & Society report titled "Data Voids: Where Missing Data Can Easily Be Exploited" in collaboration with Michael Golebiewski of Microsoft. 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

28 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott

Alum danah boyd recently appeared on the Microsoft podcast "Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott," discussing technology and the potential dangers that come with a "move fast and break things" mentality. Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Ken Goldberg at California Future of Work Commission

Ken Goldberg attended the California Future of Work Commission's October 2019 meeting.  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

19 Jan, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Meditative Story

Alum Jane McGonigal presents "Finding my own reflection" on this great podcast. Read more

18 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Guy Hoffman 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

10 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Madeline Gannon 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

03 Jan, 2020

Trevor Paglen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Alum Trevor Paglen's work is featured in the exhibition Age of You.

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02 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Owning Ethics in Silicon Valley

Alum danah boyd with Emmanuel Moss and Jacob Metcalf published on corporate logics, Silicon Valley, and the Institutionalization of ethics. Read more

02 Jan, 2020

Bo Ruberg on Women's Breasts in Online Streaming

Bo Ruberg published "Nothing But a 'Titty Streamer'" in Critical Studies in Media Communication with Amanda Cullen and Kathryn Brewster. 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

30 Dec, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Launches Future Thinking on Coursera

Alum Jane McGonigal is now on Coursera teaching us how to be futurist thinkers! Read more

28 Dec, 2019

BCNM at Shenzhen Biennale Read more

27 Dec, 2019

Claudia Von Vacano at EURNLP

Claudia presented her co-authored work on measuring hate speech in big data by unifying deep learning with item response theory. 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

See the BCNM Commons in its Interstellar Glory 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

17 Dec, 2019

Tiffany Ng in University of Michigan Podcast on Diversifying the Carillon

Alum Tiffany Ng gives a gracious shout out to BCNM in the University of Michigan's podcast! 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

12 Dec, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Ronak K. Kapadia 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

20 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: Will Payne on Liminal Mapping with Pseudo-Spatial Charts

Will Payne, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented his research on spatial data at the NACIS annual meeting.  Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: Miyoko Conley on the Nebulous Transnational Fandom Archive

Miyoko Conley, a recipients of our Fall 2019 Conference grant, presented her research on transnational fandoms at the annual Fan Studies Network-North America (FSN-NA) conference. Read more

19 Nov, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Undergraduate Cohort

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

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

16 Nov, 2019

BCNM 2018-2019 Publications

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

Alex Saum-Pascual at The Wrong Biennale

Saum's work is exhibited at the 'todo mal' pavilion at the The Wrong's Biennale  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

22 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Nnedi Okorafor Read more

18 Oct, 2019

Ken Goldberg and AUTOLab in RoboGlobal

Goldberg writes about deep learing and depth sensing on RoboGlobal. Read more

18 Oct, 2019

Call for Participation: Contested Data

Alum danah boyd and Dan Bouk are running an incredible workshop at Data & Society. Application deadline: November 25, 2019. 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

16 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Chico MacMurtrie 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

15 Oct, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on GamerGate Culture in The Verge

The article covers a critical issue facing those teaching videogames today. Read more

15 Oct, 2019

BCNM in HyperObjects

Art by BCNM faculty is being featured in the HyperObjects exhibit at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in Wurster Hall. Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Alumni Juliana Friend and Ritwik Banerji in Fieldsights

Juliana Friend reviews Ritwik Banerji's work on algorithm and anthropology. 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

25 Sep, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux on the Planetary Radio

De Monchaux discusses Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo on Planetary Radio, the Planetary Society podcast. 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

17 Sep, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg Leads Inclusive Streaming Initiative at UCI

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

14 Sep, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kevin Delaney Read more

13 Sep, 2019

Ken Goldberg: Recycling with Robots

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

12 Sep, 2019

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

12 Sep, 2019

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

10 Sep, 2019

Trevor Paglen as the Fall 2019 Lamar Dodd Chair at UGA

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

10 Sep, 2019

Lyman Dispatch: Cherise McBride

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

06 Sep, 2019

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

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

05 Sep, 2019

Asma Kazmi Receives 2019 Hellman Fellowship Read more

04 Sep, 2019

BCNM at NWSA 2019

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

02 Sep, 2019

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

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

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

29 Aug, 2019

Keith Feldman on Racism and Refugees

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

29 Aug, 2019

Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

(TED photo by Ryan Lash via Flickr) Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Orbital Reflector in College Art Association Reviews

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

28 Aug, 2019

Tom McEnaney Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Meditative Story

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

23 Aug, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual in Fobias Fonias Fagias Read more

22 Aug, 2019

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

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal in Invest Like the Best

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

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

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

21 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Juliana Friend on Sutura

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

20 Aug, 2019

BCNM at ELO 2019

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

20 Aug, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in KPFA

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

20 Aug, 2019

Malika Imhotep in New Life Quarterly

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

19 Aug, 2019

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

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

19 Aug, 2019

We're Hiring: 2019-2020 Student Assistants

Join the BCNM communication and events team! Read more

18 Aug, 2019

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep on Toni Morrison and Digital Humanities

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

17 Aug, 2019

Ken Goldberg Chief Scientist of Ambidextrous Robotics

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

16 Aug, 2019

Rebecca Levitan Summer Dispatch: Polychromy in Athens

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

15 Aug, 2019

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

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

14 Aug, 2019

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

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

13 Aug, 2019

Juliana Friend on Anthropology of/as Revolutionary Dreaming

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

12 Aug, 2019

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

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

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11 Aug, 2019

Interview with Koci Hernandez in ASMP

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

11 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg at FDG 2019

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

08 Aug, 2019

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

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

08 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie at ASA 2019

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

07 Aug, 2019

Laura Lozano Marín on Alex Saum Pascual's Poetry

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

05 Aug, 2019

Camille Crittenden in Brahms in Context

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

05 Aug, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang at ASLE 2019

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

04 Aug, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen at Art Encounters Biennial

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

04 Aug, 2019

Damon Young Publishes Ironies of Web 2.0

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

03 Aug, 2019

Training Humans at Fondazione Prada

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

20 Jul, 2019

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Books for Sirens

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

18 Jul, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Screenshots for Fotomuseum

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

16 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie on The Debate

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

16 Jul, 2019

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

15 Jul, 2019

Camille Crittenden at CENIC 2019

Camille spoke on the Pacific Research Platform. Read more

15 Jul, 2019

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

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

14 Jul, 2019

Trevor Paglen at the Vienna Biennale

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

13 Jul, 2019

Applications for our Fall 2019 Conference Grants Now Open

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

13 Jul, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Reviews The Noisy Renaissance

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

12 Jul, 2019

William Morgan on Calculative Reason and its Reproduction

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

11 Jul, 2019

ATC 2018-2019 In Review

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

11 Jul, 2019

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

11 Jul, 2019

BCNM at DIS 2019

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

11 Jul, 2019

Commons Conversations 2018-2019 In Review

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

10 Jul, 2019

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

(Photo by Meg via Flickr) Read more

10 Jul, 2019

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

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

09 Jul, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Interviewed in Vox

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

09 Jul, 2019

HTNM 2018-2019 In Review

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

08 Jul, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on The Big Think

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

08 Jul, 2019

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

08 Jul, 2019

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

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

07 Jul, 2019

Interview with Alum Jen Schradie in the Indy and WUNC

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

06 Jul, 2019

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

06 Jul, 2019

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

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

05 Jul, 2019

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

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

04 Jul, 2019

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

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

04 Jul, 2019

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

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

03 Jul, 2019

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2019

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

03 Jul, 2019

Poetry by Malika Imhotep in Scalawag

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

01 Jul, 2019

Announcing the New Berkeley Center for New Media Director

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

25 Jun, 2019

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

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

25 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep at Cosmic Mumbo Jumbo

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

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

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

24 Jun, 2019

Stephanie Tang on the Heart Sounds Bench

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

23 Jun, 2019

BCNM at Creativity and Cognition 2019

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

22 Jun, 2019

Welcoming Keith Feldman to BCNM's Executive Committee Read more

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Quoted in Le Monde

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

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Interviewed in Sounds from the Spires

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

20 Jun, 2019

Damon Young Promoted to Associate Professor! Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

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

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at OECD 2019 Forum

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

18 Jun, 2019

BCNM at SIGGRAPH 2019

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

17 Jun, 2019

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

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

16 Jun, 2019

Arianna Ninh on Alterwear

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

15 Jun, 2019

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

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

13 Jun, 2019

Videos from 2019 DataEdge Now Available

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

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

11 Jun, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Regimes of Identification

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

09 Jun, 2019

Ken Goldberg's TechCrunch Video Now Online

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

09 Jun, 2019

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

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

08 Jun, 2019

Camryn Bell on Algorithmic Gentrification with Will Payne

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

08 Jun, 2019

Qian Yu on Computer Relationships at CHI 2019

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

07 Jun, 2019

Stefanos Geroulanos HTNM Video Now Online Read more

06 Jun, 2019

William White on the Digital Heritage of People's Park

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

05 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep in The Body Political

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

04 Jun, 2019

Greg Niemeyer at the Palo Alto Cultural Center

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

03 Jun, 2019

Alum Christo Sims at the Business & Society Research Seminar

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

02 Jun, 2019

Will Payne on Critical GIS at AAG

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

01 Jun, 2019

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

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

31 May, 2019

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

30 May, 2019

Revisited: Art as Critique Conference

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

30 May, 2019

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

The UC Merced led team  Read more

30 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting at the University of Sevilla Read more

29 May, 2019

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

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

28 May, 2019

Soravis Prakkamakul on VR at CHI 2019

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

27 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Co-Chairing AI & Inclusivity Signature Initiative

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

27 May, 2019

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

25 May, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on the UCI Podcast

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

24 May, 2019

From Papyrus to Coffins in 3D Read more

24 May, 2019

Renée Pastel on Viral Videos at the PCA

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

23 May, 2019

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

18 May, 2019

Nicholaus Gutierrez on Alternative Programming Paradigms at What is Technology

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

18 May, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview on Ethnography and Education

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

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

12 May, 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Revisited

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

10 May, 2019

ATC Revisited: Adam Savage Read more

09 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

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

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online Read more

07 May, 2019

Jessica Adams on Virtual Reality Narratives at the AAAL

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

07 May, 2019

Alum Naomi Bragin Receives NEH Summer Stipend

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

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg on First Person Scholar Podcast

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

03 May, 2019

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

03 May, 2019

Cesar Torres on Actuators at TEI

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

02 May, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

01 May, 2019

Harry Burson on Stereo in the 19th Century at SCMS

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

30 Apr, 2019

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

30 Apr, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual at Festival El Aleph

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

30 Apr, 2019

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

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

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

25 Apr, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual on #netnarr

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

25 Apr, 2019

Ken Goldberg at Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit

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

23 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Ologies Podcast

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

23 Apr, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Bonnie Ruberg Read more

23 Apr, 2019

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

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

23 Apr, 2019

Machine Learning in Robotics Highlighted in NYT with Ken Goldberg

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

22 Apr, 2019

KC Forcier on Looped Media at SCMS

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

21 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Jacobs Design Field Notes

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

20 Apr, 2019

César Torres Appointed Assistant Professor at UT Arlington

Photo by Yuko Watanabe Read more

19 Apr, 2019

Grace Gipson at MSU Comics Forum

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

18 Apr, 2019

Eyeris Featured in CITRIS Inventors Series

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

16 Apr, 2019

Miyoko Conley on K-Pop at SCMS

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

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

Tory Jeffay on Surveillance at SCMS

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

14 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Rhonda Holberton

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

11 Apr, 2019

Announcing our Summer 2019 Research Award Recipients

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

10 Apr, 2019

Kirsten Chen Curates Play Me Love You

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

09 Apr, 2019

Jeremy Rue & UCB Offer Workshop at Jindal School of Communication

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

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Teaching How to be a Futurist at Stanford

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

08 Apr, 2019

Malika Imhotep Featured in Berkeley News

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

04 Apr, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at Le Númerique Peut Il Réinventer La Démocratie

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

02 Apr, 2019

Trevor Paglen at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Art Museum

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

02 Apr, 2019

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

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

02 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Incomputable Futures

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

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

22 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kelani Nichole Read more

22 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at ICRA-X: Robots and Art Program

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

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

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

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

21 Mar, 2019

Christo Sims at Media Design Practices

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

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics

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

21 Mar, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at UCLA's Feminist Book Celebration

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

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Ethics in AI

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

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21 Mar, 2019

Claudia von Vacano in Daily Cal

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

19 Mar, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux a Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

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

19 Mar, 2019

Berkeley Welcomes BCNM's Jill Miller Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on the Modern Arts Notes Podcast

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

19 Mar, 2019

Trevor Paglen on KPBS and in San Diego

Artist Trevor Paglen’s work featured on KPBS Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Published in Communications of the ACM

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

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in How to Play Video Games

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

19 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Forbes on Amazon Push to Automation

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

18 Mar, 2019

Mona Kasra Video Now Online Read more

18 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kerry Tribe Read more

15 Mar, 2019

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

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

15 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at #ecnEHESS

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

15 Mar, 2019

Revisited: High/Low Conference Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in Video

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

15 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Fast Company on Automated Decision Making

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

15 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Back to the Sandbox

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

14 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Nnedi Okorafor Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Announcing the Spring 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

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

14 Mar, 2019

Alum Margaret Rhee Receives Best Book Award from AAAS

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

14 Mar, 2019

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

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

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Presents Research at Sciences Po

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

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Christo Sims' Disruptive Fixation Reviewed in Pedagogies

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

12 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on How to Lift the Veil Off Hidden Algorithms

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

12 Mar, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Night Vision at Jewish Quarter Museum

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

10 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on Private Accountability in the Age of AI

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

09 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

09 Mar, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in the DailyCal

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

08 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on Brookings Institute Report

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

07 Mar, 2019

Roger Antonsen and Greg Niemeyer's Network Paradox in Oslo

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

07 Mar, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Promoted to Associate Professor of Egyptology Read more

05 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in Democratic Audit

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

05 Mar, 2019

HTNM Tim Stott Video Now Online Read more

04 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg's DexNet 4.0 in Axios

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

03 Mar, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Hacking Politics Videos Now Online Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg's Dex Net 4.0 in Forbes

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

28 Feb, 2019

New Reviews of Queer Games Studies

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

28 Feb, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview in CITAMS ASA Newsletter

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

28 Feb, 2019

Trevor Paglen at SXSW

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

26 Feb, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in IEEE Spectrum

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

26 Feb, 2019

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

26 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen at Seattle Art Fair

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

26 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on AI & the Future of Work

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

25 Feb, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

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

25 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg at re:MARS

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

25 Feb, 2019

Music & Architecture: Selected Bibliography Compiled by Alum Tiffany Ng

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

24 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in HKW Video Stop Making Sense

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

23 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg in MIT Sloan Webinar on AI

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

21 Feb, 2019

BCNM at SCMS 2019

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

21 Feb, 2019

ATC Revisited: Kevin Delaney Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Jane McGonigal at Restaurant Innovation Summit

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

21 Feb, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in TechCrunch

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

19 Feb, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at MLA Commons

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

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

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

17 Feb, 2019

Alum Ritwik Banerji at the MMaP Research Center

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

16 Feb, 2019

Stuart Geiger at University of Washington eScience Institute

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

16 Feb, 2019

Alum Stuart Geiger and Team Receive Sloan and Ford Foundation Grant

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

15 Feb, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at DHSI

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

14 Feb, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

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

14 Feb, 2019

BCNM Alumni Help Launch Digital Studies Institute at Michigan

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

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14 Feb, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik in Unwatchable

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

12 Feb, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award Read more

12 Feb, 2019

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

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

12 Feb, 2019

Commons Conversations Revisited: Lucia Allais Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Critical Making at UBI Comp

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

11 Feb, 2019

Malika Imhotep at the National African American Digital Humanities Conference

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

10 Feb, 2019

Apply for Making Together: Crossing Borders + Connecting Communities

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

09 Feb, 2019

BCNM in Vision & Light: Processing Perception Read more

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

07 Feb, 2019

BCNM 2017-2018 Publications

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

07 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg SEAS Seminar at Harvard

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

04 Feb, 2019

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

04 Feb, 2019

Neyran Turan's Nemestudio at the Pratt Institute

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

04 Feb, 2019

Molly Nicholas Receives SNAP Fellowship

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

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

30 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer at Catherine Clark Gallery

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

30 Jan, 2019

BCNM at San Francisco's Night of Ideas

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

30 Jan, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Video Now Online

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

29 Jan, 2019

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

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

28 Jan, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual in Caracteres Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector Launch News

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

28 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Bloomberg Review

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

28 Jan, 2019

Alum Andrea Horbinski Guest Editor for Mechademia

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

25 Jan, 2019

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

25 Jan, 2019

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

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

25 Jan, 2019

Jen Schradie on Digital Activism on LSE US Centre

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

21 Jan, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Your Brain in Video Games

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

15 Jan, 2019

BCNM at Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association 2018

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

14 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia Highlighted in San Francisco Classical Voice

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

11 Jan, 2019

Online Hate Index in the News

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

11 Jan, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Courthouse News on AI

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

11 Jan, 2019

Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

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

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at WAFR 2018

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at the Blum Center

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

07 Jan, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at SLSA 2018

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

07 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen on NPR's Morning Edition

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

03 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in IEEE Transactions in Automation Guest Editorial

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

03 Jan, 2019

New Post on Depth Sensing from BAIR

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

03 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen at HKW Berlin Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in Libération on the Digital Divide

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

03 Jan, 2019

BCNM at CSCW 2018

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

31 Dec, 2018

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

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

30 Dec, 2018

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

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

28 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in McSweeney's End of Trust

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

27 Dec, 2018

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia at YBCA Read more

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Indiecade

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

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at IC Africa

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

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

21 Dec, 2018

Neyran Turan Publishes on New Cadavre Exquis in Perspecta

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

21 Dec, 2018

Neyran Turan's Nemestudio Featured on Archinect Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum John Scott at LRA 2018

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

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal at Claremont Colleges

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

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Surveillance Art Featured on NPR

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

19 Dec, 2018

Trevor Paglen at the Maxii Gallery in Rome

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

19 Dec, 2018

William Morgan at UNSW Law

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

19 Dec, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Robotics at Stanford Seminar

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

18 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Leads Discussion on the Future of Education

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

18 Dec, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik in Wired on Unofficial Recordings

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

04 Dec, 2018

Announcing our Summer 2019 Courses

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

03 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Artes Mundi

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

03 Dec, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for our Spring 2019 Conference Grants

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

28 Nov, 2018

Summer 2019 Research Award Applications Now Open

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

28 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan at the Marco Besso Foundation

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

28 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Cosmo Caixa

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

28 Nov, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Situations

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

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Teams Up with Kronos Quartet for Sight Machine

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

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger and Dan Scholler on Challenges of Data Research

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

28 Nov, 2018

Ritwik Banerji at AMS/SMT 2018

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

26 Nov, 2018

HTNM Molly Steenson Video Now Online Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on The Workforce

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

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2018

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

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley in Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

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

26 Nov, 2018

Jen Schradie on Data & Democracy at Sciences Po

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

26 Nov, 2018

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

26 Nov, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at ASA 2018

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

26 Nov, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

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

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

08 Nov, 2018

Alumni Bonnie Ruberg & Chris Goetz at QGCon

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

07 Nov, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Interview in Digital Society

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

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney Finalist for MSA First Book Prize

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

07 Nov, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in ArtNet Article on AI in Art

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

07 Nov, 2018

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

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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Receives Nam June Paik Art Center Prize

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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Legacies of Gaming and Technology

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

05 Nov, 2018

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

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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg on Queer Indie Video Games in American Quarterly

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

05 Nov, 2018

Andrew Atwood in Project Journal

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

05 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney on Berkeley News Podcast

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

31 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Peter Humphrey and Electroacoustic Science

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

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

31 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kerry Tribe Read more

31 Oct, 2018

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

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

31 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg in 5 Takeaways from TechCrunch Disrupt

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

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29 Oct, 2018

UPDATED: Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

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

29 Oct, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Conference Grant Recipients

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

29 Oct, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published on Straight-Washing in TWC

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

25 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kelani Nichole Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Christo Sims in Keywords for Ethnography and Design

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

24 Oct, 2018

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

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

22 Oct, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at Creatividad Computacional

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

22 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Visiting Speaker at SUNY Buffalo Art

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

19 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Exhibited in Mystic Detectives

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

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

15 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Extra City Kunsthal in Belgium

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

15 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

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

04 Oct, 2018

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

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

03 Oct, 2018

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

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

01 Oct, 2018

Updated: Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

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

01 Oct, 2018

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

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

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ryan Ikeda & Electronic Literature

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

01 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg and AI Study by Tata Communications in the Press

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

26 Sep, 2018

ATC Revisited: Roxane Gay Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Grace Gipson at DragonCon CPAC 2018

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

26 Sep, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan in 7x7

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

26 Sep, 2018

Commons Conversations Revisited: Belinda Middleweek Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

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

24 Sep, 2018

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

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

24 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez on the History of VR

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

24 Sep, 2018

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

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

24 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018

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

19 Sep, 2018

Jill Miller Exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center

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

19 Sep, 2018

Camille Crittenden on Women's Equality Day

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

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17 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in the Sloan Review

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

17 Sep, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Keynotes ACM's OpenSym

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

12 Sep, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at IberoAmericana

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

12 Sep, 2018

Alum Chris Gates Publishes on Nostalgic Travel in Videogames

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

12 Sep, 2018

Andrew Atwood at University of Wisconsin

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

10 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Available as a Webcast

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

10 Sep, 2018

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

10 Sep, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ritwik Banerji on Improvisation

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

08 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Sold Out

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

05 Sep, 2018

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

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

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Asma Kazmi Exhibits at the University of Hawai'i

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

30 Aug, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

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

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Noura Howell on Biosensing

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

30 Aug, 2018

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

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

23 Aug, 2018

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

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

22 Aug, 2018

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

A great paper featured on Assert on Arxiv! Read more

21 Aug, 2018

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

21 Aug, 2018

Tom McEnaney Launches GloUH Colloquium

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

20 Aug, 2018

BCNM at ELO 2018

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

17 Aug, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Machine Learning & UX Panel at IDEO

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

16 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on PBS NewsHour Read more

15 Aug, 2018

Claudia von Vacano on AI that Recognizes Hate Speech

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

14 Aug, 2018

Yifei Liu at HCI 2018

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

13 Aug, 2018

The Daily Cal Features Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net

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

12 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at the Halsey McKay Gallery

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

11 Aug, 2018

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

09 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yang Liu on VR

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

07 Aug, 2018

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

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

05 Aug, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik to Keynote Fan Studies North America 2018 Conference

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

04 Aug, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Women & Performance

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

03 Aug, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Joins Convergence Editorial Board

 

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

31 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Autodesk's Lego-Building Robot

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

30 Jul, 2018

Grace Gipson Presents at UNC's 2018 MURAP Conference

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

28 Jul, 2018

Welcoming Laurie Macfee to BCNM

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

27 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in NYT Article on Facial Recognition Technology

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

26 Jul, 2018

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

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

25 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in Apollo Art Magazine

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

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24 Jul, 2018

Alum Naomi Bragin in Topics of Meta Read more

23 Jul, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Teaching at Sirens 2018

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

20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube Read more

19 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at DIGRA 2018

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

18 Jul, 2018

Ritwik Banerji Published on Interactions with Artificial Social Agents

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

16 Jul, 2018

Help Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Improve!

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

15 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes on Sex Workers in Video Games

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

13 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RSS Workshop

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

12 Jul, 2018

Eric Paulos Keynotes ASLLA 2018 Symposium

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

11 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg to Keynote CRAV.ai

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

10 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

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

09 Jul, 2018

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the LASA 2018 Conference

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

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Manifesta 12 Read more

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Christo Sims Keynotes at Education Disrupted

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

05 Jul, 2018

BCNM at DIS 2018 Read more

04 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured on Artnet News

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

02 Jul, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Career Paths in Academic Data Science

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

28 Jun, 2018

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

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

28 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CODAME 2018

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

27 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Science on the Screen

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

27 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at ID KAIST Seminar

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

27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Contributing to For Freedoms Billboard Project

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

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at the ICC Sophia University

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

26 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at the DH Summer Lecture Series

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

25 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes #Postweb! Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Riga Biennial

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

21 Jun, 2018

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

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

21 Jun, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in CSCW on Documentation in Data Analytics

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

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now Read more

20 Jun, 2018

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

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

19 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at On-Body Interaction at Dagstuhl

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

19 Jun, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at Digital Art History Summer School in Málaga

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

19 Jun, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Conference Grants

Due October 1, 2018 Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep at AAG Annual Meeting

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

18 Jun, 2018

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

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

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Quoted in The International Business Times on Virtual Plotting

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

13 Jun, 2018

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Outfest LA

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

13 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

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

12 Jun, 2018

Jen Schradie & Team Win European Commission Grant

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

11 Jun, 2018

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

10 Jun, 2018

Summer 2019 Course Proposals Now Open!

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

07 Jun, 2018

BCNM at ICA 2018

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

06 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Receives Honorable Mention for The Chute Award

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

05 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibiting at Lismore Castle

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

04 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2018

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

30 May, 2018

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

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

30 May, 2018

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

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

30 May, 2018

Soravis Prakkamakul on Facial Perception

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

29 May, 2018

Asma Kazmi at the Wattis Institute

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

28 May, 2018

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

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

28 May, 2018

Queer Game Studies Reviewed on Electronic Book Review

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

28 May, 2018

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

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

28 May, 2018

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

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

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

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

28 May, 2018

BCNM at CHI 2018 Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg on TechCrunch Robotics at Berkeley in CGTN America

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

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

27 May, 2018

Research Dispatches: Joyce Lee on Auditory Data Representation

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

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

27 May, 2018

BCNM & All Bay Collective in Curbed SF

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

27 May, 2018

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

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

27 May, 2018

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

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

27 May, 2018

Robotics TechCrunch Videos Now Available

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

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

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

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

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

23 May, 2018

Welcome Claudia Von Vacano

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

23 May, 2018

BCNM Students Named Jacobs Innovation Catalysts

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

19 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Ian Cheng Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in Bodies of Information

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

18 May, 2018

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2018

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

18 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Monograph Published by Phaidon Read more

18 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatches: Claudia Ruslim on Gourmet Gentrification

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

18 May, 2018

The Past is Present Videos Now Online Read more

17 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Research Spotlighted in Nature

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

17 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

16 May, 2018

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

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

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in ScotiaBank Contact Photography Exhibition

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

08 May, 2018

Noura Howell at CHI 2018 Read more

08 May, 2018

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

08 May, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at the Riddoch Gallery

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

08 May, 2018

Alum Jenni Higgs at the Digital Learning Symposium

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

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at UTS, Australia

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

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

07 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Kris Paulsen Read more

07 May, 2018

Alum Chris Goetz Reviews MetaGaming in Critical Inquiry

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

07 May, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Exhibited at Slate Gallery

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

07 May, 2018

Shannon Jackson on Systemic Crises in European Theater

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

07 May, 2018

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

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

07 May, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at Bergen

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

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

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

03 May, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Harvard VES Conference

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

03 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Michigan School of Information

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

03 May, 2018

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

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

02 May, 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in the Daily Cal

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

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

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

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Molly Nicholas at TEI 2018

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

30 Apr, 2018

BCNM at AERA 2018

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

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

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

30 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Wired on Robot Manipulation

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

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

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

27 Apr, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Awarded an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship

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

27 Apr, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Grey Room

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

27 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Ian Cheng Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Wenny Miao on Urban Sensing

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

25 Apr, 2018

Research Insights: Algorithmic Ethnography with Ritwik Banerji

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

25 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Art Acquired by Baltimore Museum of Art

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

25 Apr, 2018

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

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

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng on Building Digital Research and Making at UM

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

23 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Exhibiting in Joy Forum

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

23 Apr, 2018

Grace Gipson on Black Comics Chat

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

23 Apr, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at PCA/ACA 2018

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

23 Apr, 2018

Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

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

19 Apr, 2018

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

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

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

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

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Exhibition

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

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Revisited: EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Awards

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

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

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

18 Apr, 2018

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

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

18 Apr, 2018

BCNM at ASA 2018

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

18 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in SF Weekly

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

18 Apr, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Named Bloomberg Chair

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

16 Apr, 2018

New Ken Goldberg Dex-Net Video Online

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

16 Apr, 2018

KC Forcier at SCMS 2018

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

16 Apr, 2018

Cesar Torres Demo Arrangement Chair for Tei 2019

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

13 Apr, 2018

Livestream for Abolition Feminisms with Angela Davis Now Available

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

11 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Irena Haiduk

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

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

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

11 Apr, 2018

Christo Sims Published in the Journal of Cultural Anthropology

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

11 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Em Tech Digital 2018

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

11 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in SSENSE

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

10 Apr, 2018

Jill Miller Gives Art Practice Lecture

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

09 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Creates Ice Core Walk Project for Earth Day

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

09 Apr, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Designated Emphasis & Certificate Cohort

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

09 Apr, 2018

The BCNM Guide to CHI 2018

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

09 Apr, 2018

Welcome to BCNM Spring 2018 Visiting Scholar Michael Stevenson

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

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Data Science Institute at Manchester

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

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in MoMA

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

06 Apr, 2018

A Note on Our Angela Davis Conversation April 16th

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

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Paglen's Exhibit for Altman Siegel in SFAQ

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

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Builds Cryptographic Puzzle in Flag for Creative Time

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

20 Mar, 2018

HairIO by Hybrid Ecologies in the Press

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

20 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Driverless Cars

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

19 Mar, 2018

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

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

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Beyond the Uncanny Valley

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

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

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

19 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at University of Copenhagen

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

19 Mar, 2018

Trevor Paglen Named Artistic Fellow at AI Now Institute

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

19 Mar, 2018

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

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

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Amateurism Across the Arts

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

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing BCNM's 2018 Outstanding GSI

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

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

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

16 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Open Source Stewart Platform

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

14 Mar, 2018

HTNM Warren Sack Video Now Online Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Revisited: “Brotherhood is Powerful" with Tan Hoang Nguyen

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

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited in Frankfurter Kunstverein

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

13 Mar, 2018

Goldberg at Industry of Things World USA 2018

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

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at UH Open Sciences Symposium

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