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26 Feb, 2020 Special Events

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

with Jen Schradie
Assistant Professor, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) at Sciences Po

Co-Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Read more

09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

Check out the incredible projects from NWMEDIA C203, featured in the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase! Read more

14 Mar, 2019 Special Events

Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

with Zizi Papacharissi
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago

Presented by TDPS Graduate Students, co-sponsored by BCNM Read more

19 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Symposium

Join us to explore how our political system has been — and might be — “hacked” in ways its framers could never have imagined. Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
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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

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

13 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

14 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

03 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Welcome Back! BCNM's Fall Open House

Celebrate the new semester with us, here at BCNM 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

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

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

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

01 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Tweeting Your Way to the White House: Social Media and the 2012 Campaign

Do new technologies help us talk across party lines, or do they contribute to more polarization? A panel of a professor, company founder,  and president of a social media company discuss. 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

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

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

29 Jul, 2020

Fall 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

24 Jun, 2020

danah boyd on Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

The Commission's final report was recently released, recommending ways to "help the nation emerge as a more resilient democracy by 2026." Read more

25 Apr, 2020

Video of Jen Schradie in Le numérique : amplificateur des inégalités et des extrémismes ?

Watch Jen Schradie speak about digital technologies and their potential threats during a round table discussion at Sciences Po in April 2019. Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Jen Schradie Interviewed for "The Data Driving Democracy"

Jen Schradie was recently interviewed in "The Data Driving Democracy," a research paper by Christina Couch. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM Around the Web February 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty and alumni in February 2020! Read more

03 Feb, 2020

danah boyd on Privacy in the 2020 Census

danah boyd investigates the US Census Bureau's approach to "differential privacy" and its implications for data products. Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie on WashingTech on Social Media Bias

Schradie recently went on the WashingTech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller to talk about her experience with "social media bias". Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Spring 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

15 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't Featured in the Washington Monthly

Richard John's article "Why the Left Is Losing the Information Age" showcases Schradie's research on digital activism and inequality. Read more

12 Aug, 2019

BCNM Faculty, Students, Staff Advise on and Support Proposed Legislation on Digital Media Literacy

Senator Klobuchar has introduced Digital Media Literacy legislation at the 116th Congress, with support from several BCNM faculty, students, and staff.

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16 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie on The Debate

Alum Jen Schradie spoke on France 24 on whether Democrats can mobilize their base for 2020. Read more

08 Jul, 2019

Fall 2019 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

04 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution that Wasn't in Wired

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't is featured in Wired's "14 Must-Read Books of the Summer." Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at OECD 2019 Forum

Jen's panel focused on People-Power vs. Populism. Read more

27 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Co-Chairing AI & Inclusivity Signature Initiative

The Initiative seeks to work on systems for AI that integrate data, algorithms, context, and human values. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Critical Making at UBI Comp

Critical Making: Designing for Activism, featuring BCNM faculty Eric Paulos and Jill Miller as instructors, will be at the 10th International UBI Summer School in Oulu, Finland.  Read more

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

29 Jan, 2019

Spring 2019 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open

Applications are open to admitted graduated students at UC Berkeley and are due March 1, 2019. Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Jen Schradie on Digital Activism on LSE US Centre

Jen Schradie published her findings on the class and race gap in the digital democracy for the LSE US Centre. Read more

04 Dec, 2018

Announcing our Summer 2019 Courses

This summer, learn how to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Jen Schradie on Data & Democracy at Sciences Po

The Data & Democracy conference in Paris invited Jen Schradie as one of their panelists. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

Jane McGonigal developed a toolkit to help keep many large Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as start-ups, keep their priorities and ethics in check. Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie was appointed an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) 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

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Contributing to For Freedoms Billboard Project

Driving through Denver, CO? Look out for alum Trevor Paglen's billboard art for For Freedoms! 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

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie at UCB

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie gave a talk, "The Digital Activism Gap: Social Media, Social Movements and Social Class," at Cal! Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

Jen Schradie received her PhD from Berkeley and recently published Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, which can be bought on Amazon. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Reply All in the News

The news reports on Reply All, a campus-wide symposium by the Berkeley Center of New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA on the 53rd anniversary of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Read more

05 Sep, 2017

The 2017-2018 Critical Theory Working Group: Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition Building 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

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Jenni Higgs at Writing Research Across Borders IV in Colombia

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

Eric Paulos challenged his Critical Making class (NWMEDIA 203) to create and present a novel protest object.  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

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland 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

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

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

14 May, 2015

Video Now Online: Jesse and Glenda Drew

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

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Greg Niemeyer Read more

06 Oct, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Jennifer Holt

UCSB's Film and Media Studies Associate Professor sat down with us earlier this month. Read highlights here. 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

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

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

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

Jen Schradie has never been afraid to confront the societal inequality she witnesses 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

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

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

07 May, 2013

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

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

03 Apr, 2013

Summer 2013 Course Offerings in New Media - Digital Activism, NWMEDIA 150AC

Session A, May 28 - July 3, 2013 Read more

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

19 Mar, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Peter Lyman Fellow, T. Geronimo Johnson

For his abstract on “New Media Literacy, Aesthetic Education, and Ambiguity in the Age of Irony” Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium, February 14, 2013

Exciting and innovative new UC Berkeley research projects weree presented at the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS). Read some of our students' research here! 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

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

19 Jun, 2012

BCNM Student Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Digital Democracy and Social Movements

The Sociology Program of the NSF awards grants that have "theoretically focused empirical investigation aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes" Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

15 Jun, 2011

The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide

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