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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

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

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

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

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

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

09 Feb, 2012 History & Theory

Media Piracy

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

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

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

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

14 Nov, 2017

Niemeyer Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Grant

Greg Niemeyer and collaborators DJ Spooky and the Internet Archive receive prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission grant for data sonified hip-hop opera! 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

18 Sep, 2017

Free Speech on Free Speech: An Open Dialogue

How should university campuses facilitate free speech when there is the potential for violence?
An opinion lab presented in partnership with Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media Symposium Read more

01 Sep, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Women in Tech on Medium

The CITRIS Deputy Director addresses the growing prominence of the gender gap in tech Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: BCNM Open House Fall 2017 Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Five Questions with Adam Hutz

The Jacobs Institute sat down with Adam Hutz, a doctoral candidate in rhetoric & new media, who also teaches NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making alongside Eric Paulos. Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Chancellor Christ Visits CITRIS Invention Lab! Read more

21 Jun, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Celebrations and Challenges for Queer Members of the Tech Community

BCNM Executive Committee member, Camille Crittenden, published a post on Medium about the impertinence of LGBT inclusion in tech industries. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Camille Crittenden at CITRIS Inclusive AI Symposium

Goldberg and Crittenden were at the "Inclusive AI: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future" symposium. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Video Now Online: Ken Goldberg at WAFR

Check out Ken Goldberg's Chair Remarks at WAFR 2016 and other work by UC Berkeley students and faculty! Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Saving Water in Agriculture with Robots on UC Merced News

An article titled "Robots and People Working Together to Save Water and Enhance Agriculture" 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

17 Nov, 2016

Ken Goldberg Named Chair of IEOR

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

24 Oct, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Light in East Bay Express

In the East Bay Express's monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the Samsung CEO Summit

The theme this year was "The Age of Insight and Learning" Read more

10 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg on A Century of Art & Technology in the Bay Area

Goldberg published an article, A Century of Art and Technology in the Bay Area, on Medium Read more

10 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Women in Tech

12 Sep, 2016

Upcoming Women in Technology Symposium

Gender diversity among leadership teams and the broader workforce offers demonstrated advantages for innovative thinking, job satisfaction, and corporate bottom lines 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

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

05 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric has been a driving force in advancing research at the intersection of design, art, innovation, and development, and on campus Read more

24 Jun, 2016

California Report Card Featured in The Promise of Berkeley

The California Report Card was developed by BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Read more

18 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and robotic system changing laparoscopic surgery

The article discussed Goldberg's work in human-machine collaboration Read more

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

Animator, filmmaker, performance artist, designer, tinkerer, activist, and data scientist, Lark Buckingham is a versatile and multidisciplinary provocateur. 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

19 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg and a Wake-Up Call for California Read more

19 Jan, 2016

QuakeCAFE: How prepared are you for an Earthquake?

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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

Scott explores online learning environments to increase geographic and cultural connections and build diverse communities Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Highlights from CITRIS Day 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

28 Sep, 2015

Interactive seating – A course on design innovation

The CITRIS Invention Lab is practically the home of contemporary innovation at Berkeley Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 ATC Series!

The theme of this year’s program is “Global Circulations.”  Lectures will be held in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall from 7:30-9:00pm on Monday evenings Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

24 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives CITRIS Seed Funding

22 Jun, 2015

Berkeley Public Schools at CITRIS Invention Lab Read more

16 Jun, 2015

BCNM Faculty and Students Represent UCB at National Makers Faire Read more

14 May, 2015

Video Now Online: Jesse and Glenda Drew

Watch this amazing ATC lecture on activism and technology, right here! Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

What a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps that addresses civic needs entailed! Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) hosted a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps Read more

29 Apr, 2015

México Participa Launched

México Participa is an innovative civic engagement platform based on the model of the California Report Card Read more

15 Apr, 2015

Celebrate the Internet in Honor of Tax Season

Camille tells the story of the public-private partnership that created the internet and details how public investment in this field is necessary Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Greg Niemeyer Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bjoern Hartmann

27 Oct, 2014

Video Now Online: Steven Johnson at "Image as Location"

The Image as Location conference was brought to you by BCNM, swissnex San Francisco, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, the Cultural Services of the French Consulate San Francisco, and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Read more

02 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture Read more

21 Jul, 2014

Hack the Bells Launches

The world’s first interdisciplinary open license contest celebrating the carillon launched: Hack the Bells Read more

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

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

A packed house greeted the first panelists for the Berkeley Center for New Media’s Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, 2014 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

05 Sep, 2013

Announcing the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture Series

Visit the ATC Colloquium’s home page at atc.berkeley.edu for directions, a list of speakers, and to join the mailing list Read more

04 Sep, 2013

BCNM Faculty Camille Crittenden Featured on the PBS Idea Lab

Crittenden recently published a blog post entitled "Public Open Data: the Good, the Bad, the Future" Read more

28 Aug, 2013

New Collaborative Application Design Class!

This course is offered with the support of CITRIS and the Educational Partnerships Office at UCOP Read more

14 Aug, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 History and Theory in New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) Read more

11 Jul, 2013

BCNM Welcomes Visiting Scholar Lone Bak Strandgaard

Bak Strandgaard studies the expansion of self-service technologies related to pubic transport Read more

07 May, 2013

New Media Research Group: Sam Ford "Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture"

03 Apr, 2013

Learning Mode Conference Recap & Highlight Video

Symposium speakers shared their diverse experiences with online education and examined the conditions, opportunities, and tensions pertaining to learning online Read more

02 Apr, 2013

ATC Lecture: Alexander Long, "Land Art for the Next 10,000 Years"

How do you build an monument scale sculptural machine that will last as long as civilization? Read more

19 Mar, 2013

ATC Lecture: "Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition"

By Scott Summit, designer and founder of Bespoke Innovations Read more

20 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: College Ready Hackathon

Wi-Fi and cloud-storage will be provided. Hackers should bring their own computers. Open to all! Read more

20 Feb, 2013

Björn Hartmann awarded 2013 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

06 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

*Update: online registration is now full, however please feel free to register for the wait list Read more

12 Dec, 2012

Human Rights Day: How Social Video Changes the Game for Advocacy and Accountability

To commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, Camille Crittenden, the executive director of CITRIS's Data and Democracy Initiative, wrote an article in the Huffington Post  Read more

10 Oct, 2012

International Day of the Girl and the Ongoing Need for More Girls in STEM Fields

CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative Director, Camille Crittenden wrote for the Huffington Post on Tuesday to advocate for continued efforts to bring girls into STEM fields Read more

01 Oct, 2012

Spring 2013: Eric Paulos Teaches "Critical Making: Materials, Protocols, and Culture"

Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

26 Sep, 2012

Data & Democracy Initiative - Prop 30 Awareness


The UC Berkeley CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative has launched a social media experiment related to CA Proposition 30. It's open now and we welcome you to participate 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

20 Jun, 2012

CITRIS 2012 Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM’s Nicholas DeMonchaux

02 May, 2012

Digital Inquiry: Keynote Talk by Bernard Stiegler

The two day symposium brought together interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and media industry representatives to reflect on the nature of knowledge in the digital age Read more

05 Apr, 2012

AirQuest

AirQuest’s objective is to make scientific data playable and accessible to all. Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

06 Jul, 2011

City Sandbox Goes Live

A collaboration of art, engineering, and social sciences at the University of California, citysandbox.com, is live!  Read more

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

07 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM's Greg Niemeyer

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