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09 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Unwalling Citizenship

with

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

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

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

31 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

Digital Platforms and Ancient African Knowledge Systems: Triumphs and Vulnerabilities

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

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

14 Oct, 2022 Special Events

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

with Darieck Scott

Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley

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

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

29 Aug, 2022 History & Theory

Pua Case on Mauna Kea

Pua Case
Kumu Hula, teacher, and  aloha ʻāina protector  

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

16 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Symposium on The Media Crease

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

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

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

07 Feb, 2022 History & Theory

Tequiologies: Indigenous Solutions Against Climate Catastrophe

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

09 Nov, 2021 Special Events

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

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

04 Oct, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

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

with Maria Thereza Alves
Artist
Moderated by Edgar Fabián Frias

Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Race and Gender, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. 
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30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

The Digital Dead Yard: Articulating Caribbean Loss and Mourning Online

with Kelly Baker Josephs
Professor of English at York College, CUNY

Presented by Media Studies and co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department and BCNM. Read more

25 Feb, 2021 Conference

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

with Rebecca Wanzo

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

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

18 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

with Janel Martinez, Zahira Kelly & Alan Pelaez Lopez

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

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

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

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

04 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

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

25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

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

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

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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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

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana 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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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

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

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco 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

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

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

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

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

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Spring 2023 BCNM Events Read more

02 Nov, 2022

BCNM at American Studies Association 2022

Ethnic Studies Associate professor Keith Feldman, History professor Hannah Zeavin, and writer and scholar Ra Malika Imhotep featured at American Studies Association 2022.  Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Fall 2022 BCNM Events

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

21 Jul, 2022

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

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

20 Jul, 2022

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

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

07 Jul, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik Mercator Fellow at Goethe University

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

16 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

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

28 Apr, 2022

Lina Matine on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Lina Matine worked with Harry Burson on his research into the development of “Ambisonics". Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Media Crease Video Now Online Read more

02 Mar, 2022

BCNM Around the Web March 2022

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

25 Feb, 2022

Grace Gipson on Hollywood's History of Portraying African Americans Read more

19 Feb, 2022

Ra Malika Imhotep in the Performance of Labor

Ra Malika Imhotep curated and co-hosted a Black feminist panel discussion on The Performance of Labor/ The Labor of Performance.  Read more

18 Feb, 2022

HTNM Video Now Online: Yásnaya Aguilar Gil Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

06 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 BCNM Events

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

06 Jan, 2022

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Recipients

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

16 Dec, 2021

Congratulating Our Fall 2021 Graduates

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

12 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Cohort

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

06 Dec, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

14 Oct, 2021

BCNM Around the Web October 2021

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

23 Aug, 2021

Reginold Royston on Podcasts and new orality in the African mediascape

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

30 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 BCNM Events

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

30 Jul, 2021

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

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

30 Jul, 2021

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

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

26 Jun, 2021

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

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

07 Jun, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on The Reparations Show Read more

17 Apr, 2021

BCNM Around the Web April 2021

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

11 Apr, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Summer Research Fellows

Image by Edgar Fabián Frias. Read more

20 Mar, 2021

Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

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

28 Feb, 2021

Beth Piatote Joins BCNM Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Black Future Feminist Launched by Grace Gipson 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

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

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

23 Sep, 2019

Open House Fall 2019 Revisited

This year's Open House was lead by new BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik! 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

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

22 Jun, 2019

Welcoming Keith Feldman to BCNM's Executive Committee 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

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Malika Imhotep Featured in Berkeley News

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

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. 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

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

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

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

21 Aug, 2018

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

11 Aug, 2018

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

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

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

12 Feb, 2018

Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

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

28 Nov, 2017

Grace Gipson on Gwendolyn Brooks in Black Perspectives

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

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

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

18 Oct, 2017

Grace Gipson on Afrofuturism and Comic Books in Black Perspectives

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

25 Jul, 2017

TWC Call for Papers

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

31 May, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the Latin American Studies Association's 50th Conference Read more

22 May, 2017

Grace Gipson at Black Imagine Oakland

Grace Gipson shared insights on comics and afrofuturism at the Black Imagine Oakland convention. Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

Lashon Daley featured Grace Gipson, also a BCNM Designated Emphasis student, on her podcast Stories&Slams! Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Announcing Jane Jacobs and the Digital City Symposium

This event is a partnership between BCNM and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Alexander Weheliye

from his HTNM lecture, "System Addicts," earlier this April Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Spring Visit Open House

This was a great opportunity to build community and emphasize the close collaboration that the Berkeley Center for New Media prizes Read more

03 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

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

01 Aug, 2014

Meet Sarah Stierch

This month, hear how BCNM Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch supports open source information through diversifying Wikipedia and digitizing small museums’ archives

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29 May, 2014

Margaret Rhee — A Feminist History of Kimchi

This Friday, she will facilitating a kimchi poetry activity along with performance artist Erin O'Brien Read more

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. Read more

06 Feb, 2013

BEARS 2013 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium is a program of the Industrial Relations Office, UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at Berkeley" Read more

Next deadline – November 1, 2022

Certificate in New Media

Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2023.

The Lyman Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Indigenous Technologies

Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2023.

The Lyman Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Indigenous Technologies