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01 Oct, 2021 Workshops

Refamiliarization: Day 3

Bread Symphony Workshop with Katya Rozanova, Emily Saltz, Ashley Lewis, and Max Horwich Read more

30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 2

Event with Edgar Fabián Frías and short film screenings Read more

29 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 1

Curator tour, exhibition opening, performance, and screening Read more

28 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization

The New Media Working Group presents a week-long show of artworks that speculate on practices and technologies that interrupt the habituation compelled by COVID-era domestic data extraction and quotidian mediations. Read more

15 Aug, 2022

Summer 2022 Research with Haripriya Sathyanarayanan

Read more about Haripriya's work on Spatial Perception of the Pediatric Built Environment and Patient-Centric Design Read more

17 May, 2022

Affect & Algorithm with Hannah Zeavin

Hannah discussed Mental Health & the Risks of Emotion AI with the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. Read more

20 Apr, 2022

The Distance Cure Reviewed in The Jacobin

Hannah Zeavin's new book focusing on psychoanalysis and mediation is featured in the Jacobin. Read more

20 Apr, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou on Diversity on Streaming Platforms in Pandemic Times

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou present diversity Scores for films and television series on major streaming platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Read more

14 Apr, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Digital Art During the Pandemic

Digital Art During the Pandemic features an interview with Alex Saum-Pascual. 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

02 Mar, 2022

Shira Abramovich Reviews Imaginable

Jane McGonigal's latest book Imaginable was reviewed by Shira Abramovich on Reboot.  Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Publisher's Weekly Review of Imaginable

Publisher's Weekly published a book review on Jane McGonigal's 'Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today'. Read more

22 Jan, 2022

BCNM Around the Web January 2022

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

04 Jan, 2022

BCNM at MLA 2022

Check out our faculty and alumni at this year's Modern Language Association annual conference. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Diminished Faculties Read more

01 Jan, 2022

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft Reviews the Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's new book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in Book Forum. Read more

27 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web December 2021

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this past December 2021! Read more

12 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Cohort

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

04 Dec, 2021

Laptops Alone Can't Bridge the Digital Divide by Morgan Ames

The failures of One Laptop per Child have much to teach us about fixing educational inequities, Morgan Ames writes for Technology Review. Read more

26 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan reviews Jacob Gaboury's newest book, Image Objects! Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Individualized Stress Detection Using an Unmodified Steering Wheel

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on detecting stress levels through steering wheel angle data. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Hannah Zeavins Has Some Deep Thoughts on Teletherapy

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavins was featured on Thoughts on Record, the podcast of the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Bo Ruberg at AOIR Online

Bo Ruberg speaks at AoIR 2021 on the relationship between video games and political participation. Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rashad Timmons on Slave Labor in Railway Construction

Rashad Timmons received a Summer 2021 BCNM Research Grant. Read about his important archival work investigating the role slave labor had in building mid to late 19th century railways.  Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Summer Research: Hala Kaddoura on Joy

Hala Kaddoura received a BCNM summer research award to advance her art practice. She traveled to Lebanon to begin a new project on joy. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Mental Healthcare in the Washington Post

The U.S. has never tried a comprehensive approach to mental health care, writes Hannah Zeavin the Washington Post. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Tonya Nguyen on Mutual Aid Organizations' Use of Technology

Tonya Nguyen shares her findings on how mutual aid organizations can scale effectively, especially when making decisions about the technology they should use and its impact on their communities. Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Pablo Paredes on the Invisible Future of Health Monitoring

Pablo Paredes features on Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health's The Invisible Future of Health Monitoring. Read more

27 Jul, 2021

BCNM's Big Wins 2021

It was a whirlwind year for BCNM and we're so proud to share some of our greatest hits from 2021.  Read more

23 Jul, 2021

BCNM Around the Web July 2021

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

20 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Insights Robotics

Ken Goldberg speaks on opportunities for robots in the e-commerce supply chain in an interview with RoboGlobal Insights. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

BCNM at ELO 2021

The Electronic Literature Organization's annual conference was online again in 2021! Alex Saum-Pascual and alum Kyle Booten presented work at the distributed program. Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Neyran Turan's Venice Biennale Exhibition Featured in the News Read more

10 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg and the Surging Opportunity for Robotic Automation Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

These students have been pivotal to the new media landscape at Cal, and we are excited to see the incredible future work they undertake in their respective fields. 

Artwork by Tina Piracci Read more

08 May, 2021

BCNM at CHI 2021

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2021! Read more

18 Apr, 2021

Jane McGonigal Interview on Futurist Thinking on Coursera

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal is instructing a Coursera course on handling life after Covid-19 through the Institute for the Future.  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

29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

27 Mar, 2021

New Coursera Course on Life After COVID-19 from Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal prepares us for post-pandemic life with her online Coursera course Life After COVID-19. Read more

16 Mar, 2021

Interview with Trevor Paglen in Archives of American Art

Trevor Paglen was recently interviewed by the Archives of American Art! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Xiaowei Wang Publishes on Workers, Immigrants and the Settler Colonial State

Xiaowei Wang published a beautiful essay on their mother for Tank Magazine titled "The other mother: workers, immigrants and the settler colonial state." Check it out! Read more

01 Mar, 2021

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik on the New Normal

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik were featured in an article from the Pew Research Center and Elon University on Imagining the Internet, predicting how technology, climate change, and politics will effect a post-Covid-19 world. Read more

16 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly on BalletX in the Classical Review

Kate Mattingly recently wrote about ballet company BalletX in the Classical Review. Read more

08 Feb, 2021

BCNM Around the Web February 2021

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

01 Feb, 2021

Jen Schradie Publishes on COVID in France

Jen Schradie recently published a paper on COVID-19 in France, titled "L'année de la Covid en France ou l'histoire d'un double confinement." Read more

15 Dec, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik on the Platinum Age of Piracy

Abigail De Kosnik recently wrote an article for Wired titled "2021 Will Launch the Platinum Age of Piracy." Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg on AI, Automation, and Work in the Age of Anxiety

Ken Golberg describes the role of artificial intelligence and automation technology in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

06 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web November 2020

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

03 Nov, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2021

Applications are now open and are due December 1, 2020.  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 Jun, 2020

Ken Goldberg on robotic-assisted healthcare in COVID-19 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

20 Jun, 2020

Seldom Recorded from Keith Feldman's Ethnic Studies Students 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

Artifacts from the Time of COVID-19 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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19 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

16 Apr, 2020

BCNM Around the Web April 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni in April 2020! 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

08 Apr, 2020

CITRIS Invention Lab Producing COVID-19 Supplies

Image: Dan Chapman. 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

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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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