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29 Oct, 2018 Commons Conversations

Visiting Scholar Talk: Mona Kasra

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

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

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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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

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

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 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

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

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! 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 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

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

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

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

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

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

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

08 May, 2015 Special Events

Interface Aesthetics Course Exhibition

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

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist 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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicholaus Gutierrez taught New Media R1B: "Is Technology Evil" this summer. 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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20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube 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

18 Jun, 2018

Malika Imhotep at the Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting

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

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates 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

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

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

26 Feb, 2018

ATC Paolo Cirio Video Now Online Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep at NWSA 2017

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

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

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

31 Oct, 2017

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

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

23 Oct, 2017

Recommended Spring 2018 New Media Courses Now Online

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

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

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

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston at SNTA

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

26 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open Undergraduate Certificate Program

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

18 Sep, 2017

Ian Cheng at MOMA

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

23 Aug, 2017

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

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

17 Aug, 2017

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

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

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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

01 Aug, 2017

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

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

07 Jun, 2017

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

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

31 May, 2017

Call for Students: Cranes and Cube: Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

An opportunity to accompany Professor Asma Kazmi on a paid two-week research and production trip to Jeddah, Medina, and Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia in August 2017. Read more

26 May, 2017

Shannon Jackson at Oakland Book Festival

Shannon Jackson, professor at BCNM, moderated "Envisioning Equity in the Arts" a discussion at the Oakland Book Festival. Read more

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

BCNM was well represented at CHI 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Degrees of Visibility

Ashley Hunt discussed the visibility of prisons as part of our Commons Conversations series Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

04 Apr, 2017

BCNM at Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference 2017

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies held its 2017 Conference at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Syncing... Subject, Media, Society" Read more

09 Mar, 2017

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in Adafruit Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Wins a Best Paper at CHI 2017

Light as a physical material? This paper won a major award for it. Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Summer Courses 2017!

What will you be learning this summer? We're offering two courses in New Media Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Revisited: GIF Collider

This event was hosted at BAMPFA Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Naomi Bragin and Ashley Ferro-Murray Teaming Up at EMPAC

Former BCNM Designated Emphasis student Naomi Bragin recently offered a workshop at EMPAC, an event curated by yet another former DE Ashley Ferro-Murray Read more

20 Sep, 2016

Announcing GIF Collider

A trove of visual culture preserved by the archive, with live accompaniment by Pixies guitarist Paz Lenchantin. Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

Nicholaus Gutierrez was selected to teach "Software and Aesthetics" as a NWMEDIA R1B this past summer. Here, he describes the experience Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Shannon Jackson Published in the Journal of Visual Culture

The issue was co-edited by UC Berkeley's own Julia Bryan-Wilson, as well as Jennifer González and Dominic Willsdon Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

Greg Niemeyer will create radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Eric Paulos to design The Making of Un-making Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

We're so pleased to be able to share their achievements and wish them the best in their future projects! Read more

12 May, 2016

2016 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the awards of its first ever Faculty Seed Grant Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Revisited: Insurgent Aesthetics

Ronak Kapadia, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, gave a talk on March 18th. Read the recap here. Read more

11 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty Teaching New Data Arts Class

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer will be teaching Data Arts, a new online course in Arts Practice this fall Read more

21 Jan, 2016

Papers from Precarious Aesthetics

Last October BCNM invited scholars from around the world to come together and explore the complexity of the image and representation in the digital age Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Read more

19 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Precarious Aesthetics Conference"]

Keynote speakers included: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Christine Ross, McGill University; Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley; Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing"

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) Read more

09 Nov, 2015

First Set of Precarious Aesthetics Papers Online

You can read excerpts from the paper below and also click the paper titles to read the full text of the documents Read more

22 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Twelve from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Ulrik Ekman (University of Copenhagen), David Rokeby (Ryerson University, Toronto), and Mark B. Hansen (Duke University) Read more

22 Oct, 2015

New Summer 2016 Courses

We're excited to be featuring two new courses in Summer 2016! Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Ten from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Kristen Whissel (UC Berkeley), Andrew Utterson (Ithaca College), Jordan Schonig (University of Chicago) Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read more

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

Check out the highlights of new media courses on offer this Spring 2016! And here are a few we're proud to be offering. Read more

19 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars — BCNM is hard at work bringing together a brilliant Fall 2015 program! Check out some of these great events! Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

11 Feb, 2015

"Watching, creating, and archiving" paper published in Convergence

On the quantity and temporality of fannish productivity in online fan fiction archives"  Read more

05 Nov, 2014

Interactive Seating Design Competition

The Jacob's Institute for Design Innovation is offering this great class for undergraduate students! Information here. Read more

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

We’re sharing ten stories of BCNM’s life so far Read more

18 Mar, 2014

HTNM Revisited: The Black Box, the Light Box and Photo-Receptivity

A contribution by Katherine Chandler on Alexander Galloway's recent HTNM talk Read more

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Peter Lunenfeld

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium, February 14, 2013

Exciting and innovative new UC Berkeley research projects weree presented at the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS). Read some of our students' research here! Read more

10 Dec, 2012

BCNM New Media Graduate Students Present Their Research

Their presentations spanned a wide range of study including street dance, machine learning and cyber-communication Read more

14 May, 2012

Research in Computational Aesthetics

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley Read more

07 May, 2012

Welcoming BCNM's New DE and Certificate Students

We are delighted to announce the following newly students to the BCNM Designated Emphasis and Master's Certificate Program in New Media Read more

25 Oct, 2011

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)

We mourn the passing of the influential media theorist Friedrich Kittler, who was a member of BCNM's international advisory board Read more

Next deadline – 1 November 2018

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – 1 November 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Fall 2018

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants