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16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

with Xiaowei Wang 
Writer and artist; author of Blockchain Chicken Farm

An Xiao Mina
Writer and artist; author of From Memes to Movements Read more

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

with Gu Jiang
National Center for Industry Research
Nanjing University Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

06 Mar, 2019 Special Events

#Me Too in Hong Kong

with Gina Marchetti
University of Hong Kong

Hosted by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Film Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies. 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

12 Sep, 2018 History & Theory

Architectural Intelligence

with Molly Wright Steenson
Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University
In partnership with the Department of Architecture 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

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

#MeToo Hong Kong

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

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

with Jose Carlos Martinat, artist, and Enrique Mayorga, researcher Read more

02 Dec, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

From Timelapse to Timecollapse

Zhang Ga, media art curator and Professor at Tsinghua University, on "Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China" Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer 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

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. 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

6 days ago

Xiaowei Wang Interviewed in Letters from Ximena

Xiaowei Wang speaks on technology, China, writing through your emotions, and the power of community. Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations Video and Transcript Now Online: Blockchain Chicken Farm Read more

14 Nov, 2020

Xiaowei Wang featured in KQED

Thank you KQED for a shoutout to Xiaowei Wang's new book, Blockchain Chicken Farm! Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing the Fall 2020 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome this Fall’s graduate cohort! Read more

06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek 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

24 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Tech Won't Save Us Read more

23 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

Silicon Valley move aside! Xiaowei Wang discusses how the Chinese countryside has become a new tech frontier. Read more

20 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang's Blockchain Chicken Farm in Guardian

As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted operations that feel more like smartphone factories than bucolic countryside havens. Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Reviewed in the NYT

Clive Thompson from NYT reviewed Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang. Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Xiaowei Wang & An Xiao Mina on WeChat

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina publish "WeChat Has Both Connected Families and Torn Them Apart" in Slate. 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

06 Aug, 2020

Noura Howell Joins NC State University Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Summer Research Fellows

We are thrilled to share our 2020 Summer Research Fellows from Anthropology, Architecture, Art Practice, Music, and Rhetoric! Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: BCNM at the Shenzhen Biennale

Eleni Oikonomaki, Lian Song, Rashad Timmons, and Bryan Truitt were Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipients and attended the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SCMS 2020

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference features presentations by eight BCNM students, faculty and alumni! Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Keith Feldman on Anti Muslim Racism Beyond Islamophobia

Keith Feldman wrote on anti-Muslim racism for American Quarterly's December 2019 issue.  Read more

05 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SLSA 2019

Last year, both BCNM students and alumni presented compelling new research at annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2019. Read more

19 Nov, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to BCNM these talented students from across campus! Read more

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

07 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premier conferences in their field. Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory Exhibited by Schloss & ZKM 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

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

10 Apr, 2019

Kirsten Chen Curates Play Me Love You

BCNM undergrad Kirsten Chen curates a virtual reality art show at Swim Gallery! Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the New York Met's Breuer Museum

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's work in "Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy" is on exhibit at the New York Met's Breuer Museum. Read more

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

Will Payne was able to attend and present his paper at the American Association of Geographers Conference as one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Em Tech Digital 2018

Ken Goldberg delivered a presentation at this year's EmTech Digital at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. 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

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at WEF meeting

BCNM Alumnus Trevor Paglen was selected to attend the 48th Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.  Read more

11 Jan, 2018

Ken Goldberg at IF GeekPark

Ken Goldberg will be asking "Are Collaborative Cloud Robotics a Threat...or an Opportunity?" at IF GeekPark in Beijing on January 20, 2018. Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort 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

23 Oct, 2017

From Berkeley to Spain: A Summer of Digital Art History

Greg Niemeyer, Berkeley Center of New Media Director, and Justin Underhill speak about their experiences at the Digital Art History Summer School 2017 in Malaga, Spain. 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

15 May, 2017

Alum Tiffany Ng Featured in Diverse Issues of Higher Education

Alum Tiffany Ng is fundraising for minority students to have the opportunity to learn the carillon Read more

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Ripped Off? Pirate Technologies, Jugaad Politics, and Postcolonial Modernities"

An amazing talk by Kavita Philip Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Undergraduate Cohort

These students highlight the interdisciplinary nature of new media through the range of disciplines they represent and the exciting collaborative projects in which they are engage Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are very excited to welcome our newest cohort of Ph.D Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate students Read more

04 Oct, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Lark Buckingham and Advanced Digital Animation

Here, Buckingham describes teaching Advanced Digital Animation” as a NWMEDIA 90 this past summer 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

02 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty at the Forefront of Discussion on Coordinated Monitoring

BCNM faculty were featured in a recent New York Times piece on monitoring and data security in the UC system 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

06 Aug, 2015

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

12 May, 2015

Revisited: Aesthetic Interfaces 2015 Exhibition

Projects approached UI design from many angles and different purposes Read more

06 Mar, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Peter Lyman Fellow

The Fellowship seeks to support a Ph.D. candidate in the writing of his or her dissertation on a topic related to new media through a summer stipend Read more

28 Jan, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was proud to introduce its latest Spring 2014 admits and celebrate the incredible research of its senior graduate students in January Read more

04 Dec, 2013

ATC Revisited: Zhang Ga

Zhang Ga concluded this semester’s Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium with “From Timelapse to Timecollapse: Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China” Read more

19 Nov, 2013

ATC Revisited: Laetitia Sonami

On her talk, "Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism” 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

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Spring 2019

Spring 2018

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2020

Conference Grants

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2020

Conference Grants