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5 days ago Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
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08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
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08 May, 2017 Special Events

DataEdge Conference

Leading experts will discuss ways in which organizations are addressing issues at large in our fast-changing social environment. Read more

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

BCNM, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency! Read more

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Conveying Climate Change: New Media Art, Science, and Activism

with DJ Spooky Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference! Don't miss it! Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

with Luke DuBois, co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data Read more

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

Don't let yourself or any book lover you know miss this summit in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

with Kristopher Fallon (Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis) and Jenny Odell (Digital Media Artist) Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

Tsar Bell at 50th Anniversary of St. John

Both Friday and Saturday, The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the repose of St. John. 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

30 Oct, 2015 Workshops

Networked Surveillance: Masterclass with Julian Oliver

A crash course in reading network topologies as political control structures, with discussions Read more

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity Read more

17 Oct, 2015 Workshops

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

QGCon is now in its second year of celebrating LGBT identities in gaming. Free to public. Read more

15 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Join us as we interrogate the historical, theoretical, and philosophical implications of precarious aesthetics Read more

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference is hosting a prize contest for best papers. Get writing! Read more

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

The Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley, wants to know your thoughts on gaming and inclusivity, and more Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Art Installation Opening: Leslie Dreyer's “Reclaim Disrupt”

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

Mark your calendars for thisconference, here again at UC Berkeley! Read more

22 Oct, 2014 Special Events

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images are the evidence of our environment and existence, how is our perception of the world shaped? Read more

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

26 Oct, 2013 Special Events

The Queerness and Games Conference

Gear up for another fantastic schedule at the Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Creating Minds: An Academic Conference on Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

14 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture”

How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? Participate in this exciting workshop with Sam Ford Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Disembodied: Literature and Transmission in a Digital Age

A day of presentations & panel discussions for Anthropology, Architecture, Area Studies, Comparative Literature, + Theology scholars. Don't miss it! Read more

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

"Aunt Charlies Lounge: Smoking Only," Video Art Exhibition

View new work by Jason Fritz at the BCNM Commons! 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

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) 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

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

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

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

2 days ago

Shannon Jackson at PARSE Conference 2017

Shannon Jackson participated in the "Vocabularies of Exclusion" strand at the PARSE Conference 2017 this week. Read more

2 days ago

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

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

6 days ago

Ken Goldberg at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017

Ken Goldberg will speak at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017 on Friday, November 17. Read more

6 days ago

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

Revisit the “Between Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of the Mind” symposium, which featured speakers including Professor David Bates, Dr. Yuk Hui, Luciana Parisi, and Warren Sack. Read more

6 days ago

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

Ken Goldberg and Team Published on BAIR

Ken Goldberg and team published on BAIR about DART: Noise Injection for Robust Imitation Learning. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Alum Bonnie Ruberg has been published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado in Davis

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado reflects on her experience at the Imagining America conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Will Payne at the Future of Food in St. Louis

Will Payne reflects on his experience at the Future of Food Studies conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Sirens 2017 Conference

Andrea Horbinski will be participating in two program items for the Sirens 2017 Conference in Colorado. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! 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

24 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum and Scott Rettberg Awarded Peder Sather Grant

Alex Saum-Pascual from UC Berkeley and Scott Rettberg from the University of Bergen received a Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study grant. Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz, co-organizers and founders of the Queerness and Games Conference, collaborated on a published piece titled "In Practice: Queerness and Games." Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at TedX Oakland

Ken Goldberg will present at the TedX Oakland 2017 conference on Sunday October 22nd! Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

At the beginning of October, alum Bonnie Ruberg attended IndieCade in Downtown Los Angeles to speak about the relationship between games and politics. Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

Andrea Horbinski, BCNM alum, talked about manga as a science fiction medium at the Mechademia conference in late September. 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

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston at SNTA

BCNM alum Reginold Royston presented at the first day of the Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa conference. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger will be attending the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers later this October in Tartu, Estonia.  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

14 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley at Conference on Robotic Learning

BCNM co-founder Ken Goldberg co-authored 3 research papers that will be presented at the first annual Conference of Robotic Learning. Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: BCNM Open House Fall 2017 Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Greg Niemeyer & Ron Rael at Focus on the Visual Conference

This year's UC Berkeley Librarian Association conference turns its eyes to the digital humanities field Read more

28 Aug, 2017

Learning Analytics Conference

Join cross-disciplinary experts from UC Berkeley and beyond as they share perspectives on data's influence on learning environments (think: how bCourses became bCourses) 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

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Ryan Ikeda reflects on his experience at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) this June in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Read more

25 Jul, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual and aluma Lydia Tuan at ELO 2017

Last week, Assistant Professor Saum-Pascual and BCNM alum Lydia Tuan shared their scholarship with the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Portugal. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at MIT Robotics Conference

The professor of Robotics, Automation, and New Media spent time at MIT last week for a conference on robots. Read more

05 Jul, 2017

David Bates in Project Epistémè

David Bates headed to Paris to participate in a two-day seminar project on AI and "black boxes". Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at WEAR 2017

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

07 Jun, 2017

Justin Berner at the NYU-Columbia Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Conference

Justin Berner presented paper "Waking up to a World in Color" for Happiness Conference at NYU. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2017

Molly Nicholas reflects on her experience at CHI 2017 in Denver. Read more

31 May, 2017

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

25 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg Chair at ICRA-X Public Forum Session

Ken Goldberg, professor at BCNM, was chair at ICRA-X Public Forum's session "Frontiers of Robotics" as part of outreach to the general public at ICRA2017! 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

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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14 May, 2017

Jenni Higgs at AERA 2017

Jenni Higgs reflects on her experience at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) this May in San Antonio, Texas Read more

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

BCNM was well represented at CHI 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Read more

02 May, 2017

Salaam Sculpture: Noura Howell

Noura Howell's Salaam Sculpture was shown on the UC Berkeley campus! Read more

24 Apr, 2017

Hubert Dreyfus in Memoriam

We are sad to hear of the passing of philosopher Hubert Dreyfus. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers

Will Payne presented his research at the American Association of Geographers this April in Boston, MA. Read more

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

04 Apr, 2017

BCNM at Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference 2017

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies held its 2017 Conference at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg Lecture at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology's (BCLT) 6th annual Privacy Law Forum featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg as a Keynote speaker. Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg's "Queer Game Studies" Published Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Syncing... Subject, Media, Society" Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Speaks at Game Developers Conference

BCNM alum Ruberg presented her talk, "Teaching Students How to Make Games under Fascism" at this game industry event. Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

The Queerness and Games Conference takes the trip from NorCal to SoCal. 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

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Jenni Higgs at Writing Research Across Borders IV in Colombia

23 Jan, 2017

Video Now Online: Books in Browsers Series

Watch all 24 speaker events from this exciting conference here! Read more

06 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Books in Browsers VII - Telling Small Stories"

We revisit the incredible conference held in San Francisco Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

A recap of Mary Flanagan's lecture, recapped by Kate Mattingly. Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Video Series Now Online: "Manufacturing Transparency"

Watch the Manufacturing Transparency Conference's speaker videos here! In collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute Read more

19 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Precarious Aesthetics Conference"

Keynote speakers included: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Christine Ross, McGill University; Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley; Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Read more

29 Oct, 2015

Revisited: "Manufacturing Transparency Conference"

We recap our collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute for a symposium on transparency in a digital age Read more

28 Oct, 2015

HTNM 5th Anniversary and Revisited: "Technologies of Simulation"

with Claus Pias

Leuphana University of Lüneberg Read more

22 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Twelve from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Ulrik Ekman (University of Copenhagen), David Rokeby (Ryerson University, Toronto), and Mark B. Hansen (Duke University) Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Ten from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Kristen Whissel (UC Berkeley), Andrew Utterson (Ithaca College), Jordan Schonig (University of Chicago) Read more

15 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Jesse and Glenda Drew

From their probing talk, "A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat," a part of the ATC series here at BCNM Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: "Count Me In - Walking & the City"

On Thursday, December 11th, the Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with.. Read more

19 Nov, 2014

Revisited: "Reclaim Disrupt" Installation

We revisit UC Berkeley MFA candidate Leslie Dreyer's new exhibition on gentrification Read more

04 Nov, 2014

Videos Now Online: "Image as Location"

In partnership with Books in Browsers, the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and swissnex San Francisco Read more

Next deadline – 1 November 2017

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2017

Conference Grants

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2017

Conference Grants