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2 days ago Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

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

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

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

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

04 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Robots and New Media

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

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

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 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

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

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

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

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

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

2 days ago

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

10 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg will be the keynote speaker for RoboBusiness 2018.  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

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

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

19 Jun, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Conference Grants

Due October 1, 2018 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

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

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Rue and Koci Hernandez on AR in the California Magazine

Professors Jeremy Rue and Richard Koci Hernandez were featured in an article in California Magazine on augmented reality. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

25 Jan, 2018

Introducing our Spring 2018 Research Assistants

Each year, the BCNM selects four graduate student projects that we believe will both interest and prove engaging to undergraduates. Undergraduates apply to be a research fellow and once selected, they have the opportunity to work on high-level research in concert with our graduates, who mentor them on research methods. Read more

22 Jan, 2018

Spring 2018 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduate students are now invited to apply for Spring 2018 admission into the BCNM program. Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Conference Grants

Due March 1, 2018 Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Berkeley's DeepDrive Releases 36,000 Nexar Research Videos

Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) and Nexar announce the release of videos and images for further research. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Visiting Faculty at The New Normal

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen is named visiting faculty at The New Normal, a post-graduate program in Moscow, Russia. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Experts on Building Faster, More Secure AI Systems

Ken Goldberg, member of RISElab and Chair of IEOR, comments on possible methods to control the AI challenges that are appearing. Read more

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications from current UC Berkeley PhD students. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Collaborative Robots and Advance Vision Conference

Ken Goldberg speaks on the new wave in robot grasping at the Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Conference November 16th, 2017. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Welcome Tom McEnaney

Please welcome our new Executive Committee member Tom McEnaney! McEnaney works at the intersections of the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, and computational (digital) humanities.  Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at JupyterCon

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger presented at JupyterCon this past August, offering a deeper understanding on how to use Jupyter in diverse ways and insights on the changing rituals around computation.  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

19 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

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

23 Aug, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Conference Grants

Calling BCNM Grad students! If you're presenting a paper at a conference, apply for these grants to help subsidize the costs! Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at WEAR 2017

De Monchaux spoke at WEAR 2017 about his book Fashioning Apollo! Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg at SAIL-Toyota Seminar Series at Stanford Read more

24 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE Add Note to Practitioners

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE's simplified second abstract was featured in an article for the IEEE RAS.  Read more

17 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

These students have made extensive contributions to New Media at Cal Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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07 Apr, 2017

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

Ed Campion (Music) received $5,000 to build a sound habitat with Ron Rael (Architecture) as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Eric Paulos Gives Keynote at HotMobile Conference

This year's HotMobile Conference with Eric Paulos as Keynote speaker. Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the 12th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

UC Berkeley students and faculty attended the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Take Note: New Robot Conference Chaired by Ken Goldberg

We're excited to see this new conference on Robotic Learning co-chaired by Ken Goldberg! Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Summer 2017 Research Fellowships Now Open for Applications

BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer doctoral or pre-doctoral research Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Conference Grants

The BCNM is able to offer a small subsidy for students attending the premiere conferences in their fields Read more

08 Dec, 2016

Video Now Online: “Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes”

with Virginia Kuhn. Check it out! Read more

28 Nov, 2016

Skintillates from Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in MakeZine

Skintillates was featured in MakeZine's article "Light Up Your Body with Temporary Tattoo Circuits" Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Peter Lyman Fellowship Application Now Open

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media! Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Ken Goldberg Named Chair of IEOR

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research has a new chairperson! Read more

14 Nov, 2016

AMPLab to Become RISELab

We're excited to see AMPLab transform into RISELab, which focuses on real-time secure decision stacks! Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

09 Sep, 2016

BCNM Publishing Round-up!

We've compiled a booklet of their publications of the last year, complete with abstracts and links to where to read the full articles or books! 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

01 Sep, 2016

Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificates in New Media Now Open!

All applications for Spring 2017 admittance are due November 1, 2016 Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ken Goldberg at International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Goldberg gave an address at the plenary session on August 30, entitled "Multiplicity: What Robots and AI Can Teach Us about Being Human" Read more

23 Aug, 2016

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute 2016

Check out the photos from the event as well as the highlights of the various courses and lectures on offer Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

Ryan Ikeda received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on how technology in the classroom impacts modes of learning Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

This year the Berkeley Center for New Media offered four faculty research grants to seed ambitious academic projects in the field 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

Two Honorable Mentions and a Best Paper at DIS 2016

This year the biennial ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) was held in Brisbane, Australia 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

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf and Abigail De Kosnik's paper wins Best Paper Award!

Devendorf gave a talk at the ACM Conference of Designing Interactive Systems in Brisbane, Australia Read more

24 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci Robot Take on Suturing

Eliza Strickland featured the work of BCNM’s Ken Goldberg in developing the da Vinci robotic system's applications in the operating room Read more

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Abigail De Kosnik to build her innovative tool TorrentMap Read more

18 May, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities: Hybrid Ecologies Lab

The Hybrid Ecologies Lab, headed by Eric Paulos, is looking for skilled and passionate undergraduate and graduate students to join us this summer Read more

17 May, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's #SelfiePoetry Exhibited at code/switch Chicago

If you're in Chicago this summer, don't miss out on code/switch at the Women Made Gallery Read more

12 May, 2016

Eric Paulos' CS 160 Interface Design Showcase

Teams were challenged to design novel smartphone and smartwatch applications focused on health and medical themes Read more

09 May, 2016

Interactive Urban Lighting Recommended for NEA

UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media - one of 64 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide Read more

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

BCNM Explores, a series of site tours to investigate collaborations across disciplines Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology"

We recap this fascinating talk on this past showcase of sensor-technology art Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: MacKenzie Alessi, John Scott, and Data Visualization

What if we could map learning in the social realm? How would classroom engagement appear and shift over time? And how could we use this data to improve teaching? Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are all completing Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg's SPIE Keynote

28 Jan, 2016

Apply now for the DE & Certificate in New Media

Applications for Fall 2016 admittance are due March 1, 2016 Read more

28 Jan, 2016

Summer '16 Research Awards Applications Due in March

Applications Due: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Read more

19 Jan, 2016

Skintillates: UC Berkeley Students engineer electronic temporary tattoo

It comes as no surprise that Skintillates won the Maker of Merit honor in the National Maker Faire Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

25 Sep, 2015

BCNM's Annual Open House Calls for Applications for Emphasis and Certificate in New Media!

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

"We are currently looking to work with 2-3 graduate or undergraduate researchers..." Read more

20 Aug, 2015

Valkyrie Savage's CS 160 Showcase

This summer BCNM DE Valkyrie Savage (Computer Science) taught the popular course Computer Science 160: User Interface Design and Development Read more

06 Aug, 2015

Field Notes: Teaching Nostalgia & the Future in New Media Read more

05 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual E-Literature Class Funded by Digital Humanities

We're thrilled to see that Alex Saum-Pascual's (Spanish) new electronic literature course has been funded by Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley! Read more

04 Aug, 2015

ArtReach Studio Residencies Applications Open

ArtReach is a non-profit mobile arts organization that is reframing the artist residency Read more

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Critical Making Course Exhibition

Check out photos of amazing student work! Read more

16 Jul, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives Best Paper Award at EICS 2015

13 Jul, 2015

Best Video Prize at Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge

09 Jun, 2015

Editor's Choice Awards at Bay Area Maker Faire

Three Editor's Choice awards were awarded to NWMEDIA 203: Critical Making projects at this year's Bay Area Maker Faire Read more

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Books in Browsers - Request for Proposals

BIB VI will explore new forms of stories that embrace hybrid digital forms, or play with the tension between digital and physical interfaces 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

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

10 Feb, 2015

Laura Devendorf

Being the Machine is a project that explores the relationship between humans-that-make and machines-that-make Read more

08 Dec, 2014

Call for Innovations Winners: Eric Paulos and Energy Parasites

18 Nov, 2014

Welcoming New DE and Certificate Students

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Follow Camille Crittenden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/data_democracy Read more

12 May, 2014

Mobile Apps Demo Day

BCNM was excited to offer NWMEDIA 198 this semester, a decal associated with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society's (CITRIS) Mobile Apps Challenge Read more

26 Mar, 2014

Presenting the Robots and New Media Symposium

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UC BCNM highlight the next phase in the evolution of robotics with the “Robots and New Media Symposium” on April 4 Read more

20 Nov, 2013

Now Accepting Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship Applications

Applications Due: February 1, 2014 Read more

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

UC Berkeley graduate students with a Designated Emphasis in New Media presented their research on April 17, 2013 in the BCNM Commons to an audience of students, faculty, and members of the public Read more

28 Jan, 2013

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2013

Applications for Fall 2013 admittance to both programs are due March 1, 2013 Read more

15 Jan, 2013

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Summer Stipend of $5,000
Applications Due: February 11, 2013
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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 Nov, 2012

Tablets, Africa's Next Leap-Frog Technology

by Reginold Royston, Ph.D. candidate in the African Diaspora Program with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

18 Sep, 2012

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media

Due November 1, 2012 Read more

05 Sep, 2012

Announcing the Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium Lecture Series

Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm. ATC lectures are free and open to the public! 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

01 Feb, 2012

Aesthetic Applications of Wave Field Synthesis

Rama Gottfried will be working with the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM and the Centre Pompidou based in Paris Read more

17 Nov, 2011

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Applications due February 6, 2012 Read more

19 Oct, 2011

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2012

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 14, 2011. Read more

29 Aug, 2011

ShowMeHow: Translating User Interface Instructions Between Similar Applications

15 Jun, 2011

The New Social App Lab at CITRIS

The Social App Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative and supported at UC Berkeley by CITRIS Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

15 Jun, 2011

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Next deadline – 1 November 2018

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – November 1, 2017

Certificate in New Media

Next deadline – 1 November 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Applications are accepted year-round

Visiting Scholar 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 now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

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 now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

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