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27 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Medium/Environment

Berkeley Film & Media’s 4th biennial conference seeks to bring together leading international media theorists working on questions of “environmental media” broadly conceived Read more

06 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Workshop

Experts will lead participants through point cloud surveying to rendering data in virtual reality. Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt? Read more

09 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts is an event hosted by the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, and co-sponsored in part by BCNM. Read more

30 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This public half-day symposium will highlight the experience of women in the tech industry—from established companies to startups and the venture capital firms that support them. Read more

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

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

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Tool Talk — Mario Krell, "Field Studies with Multimedia Big Data"

Learn about a new tool that allows researchers to leverage large user generated data, such as Flickr, without being experts in data processing. Read more

11 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Book Talk — Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation

with TF Tierney
Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Studies Read more

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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Nicholas de Monchaux on Local Code: 3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Join BCNM at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive with an author talk with Nicholas de Monchaux. Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

08 Dec, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

founders of the Minnesota Street Project Read more

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History & Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author, design entrepreneur, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture Read more

16 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Recasting the Tsar Bell

A public presentation of what the largest bell of all time might have sounded like Read more

30 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process

with Adrien Segal

Oakland-based sculptural data artist and designer 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

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities at Berkeley will be running a summer institute of intensive workshops led by DH experts Read more

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

The succesful conference is back for its sixth year. And it wants your submissions! Read more

08 May, 2015 Special Events

Interface Aesthetics Course Exhibition

Join us in viewing this I-School & BCNM course exhibition 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 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 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

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

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

10 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Queering Agriculture: Food Security in the Nation's Capital and the Crises of Reproductive American Familism

by Bailey Kier, PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park 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

19 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Human Impacts Bay Area: Innovations for the Climate Breakthrough

Join us for a night of art and conversation around innovative ways to tackle climate change Read more

03 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

A lecture by Cheryl Haines on her collaboration with Ai Weiwei, at the David Brower Center 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

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

This not-to-be-missed lecture by renowned American architect, Maya Lin Read more

10 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Student Research Presentations and New DE Welcome

Cutting edge research happening here at BCNM! Join us in celebration of these amazing grad students. Read more

24 Feb, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Casey Reas, LA-based artist and educator, talks about the possibilies of software in the visual arts Read more

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

with Kevin Walker, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art Read more

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor Read more

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

07 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Youth, New Media, and Social Reproduction"

A presentation by Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, on the multifaceted linkages between new media and social reproduction Read more

04 Mar, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Of CAVES and Curiosity

Meredith Tromble (SFAI) and Dawn Sumner (UCD) on "Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" 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

03 Dec, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive

An Arts + Technology Colloquium lecture by JoAnne Northrup, former chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art  Read more

27 Nov, 2012 Workshops

Provoking Reflection and Exploration with Aesthetic Interaction

Laura Devendorf will discuss AnyType, an Android application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York 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

27 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Camouflage Media

with Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Media Bichos and other Displays for Engaging People to Watch Videos in the Museum

with Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York Read more

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

Hosted at SFMoMA, featuring Nicholas DeMonchaux and the work of Buckminster Fuller Read more

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

13 Feb, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

All the West is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape

with Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agro-ecologist Read more

30 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings: Technologies and Strategies for an Emerging Participatory Culture

with Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon) Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

with Marc Horowitz, interdisciplinary artist. A part of Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

03 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Finding Christopher Alexander’s Fifteen Fundamental Properties in the Berkeley Rose Garden

A unique field trip to the Berkeley Rose Garden, led by Maggie Alexander Read more

02 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

with Christopher Alexander, Prof. of Architecture here at UC Berkeley 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 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

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

10 Jun, 2018

Summer 2019 Course Proposals Now Open!

We are now accepting applications to teach a NWMEDIA Summer 2019 course. Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

Ken Goldberg was a speaker at ICRA 2018's workshop on advances in robotic warehouse automation.  Read more

27 May, 2018

BCNM & All Bay Collective in Curbed SF

The All Bay Collective, a team co-led by BCNM, was featured in Curbed SF after the results of the Resilient by Design Challenge was released. Read more

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

07 May, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Exhibited at Slate Gallery

BCNM faculty Richard Koci Hernandez's art will be featured at the SLATE Gallery throughout the month of May. Read more

03 May, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Harvard VES Conference

The 2018 Graduate Student Conference at Harvard starred BCNM Assisant Professor's Jacob Gaboury as a keynote speaker.  Read more

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

Through funding from the 2018 BCNM Conference Grant, Harry Burson attended and shared his research at SCMS 2018. Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Awarded an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship

BCNM faculty, Abigail De Kosnik, will be in residance at the IAS from August 23 and September 22 as part of her awarded fellowship.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

Ilmar Hurkxkens and Mohammad Keshavarzi taught participants how to build a Virtual Reality environment from 3D point scan data of the historic Woo Hon Fai Hall. Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! We are excited to support the amazing work these students will be completing over the summer.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

Selected from more than 600 proposals, Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan were two of 74 recipients of a Graham Foundation grant.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio One Course on Radical Futures in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio ONE master's program, which begins next school year, was featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Read more

16 Apr, 2018

New Ken Goldberg Dex-Net Video Online

A video of Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 is now online, featured in publications such as the MIT Technology Review and Mashable. 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

09 Apr, 2018

The BCNM Guide to CHI 2018

Overwhelmed by the amazing panels at CHI 2018? Make your CHI experience a BCNM one with our guide to where our students, faculty, and alumni will be presenting! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Juliana Friend at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Juliana Friend, BCNM graduate student, attended the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing BCNM's 2018 Outstanding GSI

A Berkeley Center for New Media GSI has received an the "Outstanding GSI Award" from the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Disco Ball Launched from New Zealand

Trevor Paglen launches 'Disco Ball' into space from New Zealand! Read more

17 Jan, 2018

Kris Paulsen Receives Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship

Alum Kris Paulsen has received the prestigious Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg in A Berkeley View of Systems Challenges for AI

Ken Goldberg collaborated with 16 other Berkeley researchers in composing a paper on their perspectives of systems challenges for AI. Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort 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

13 Nov, 2017

ATC Revisited: Michael Rock

We revisit Michael Rock's talk as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture speaker series. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Experts on Building Faster, More Secure AI Systems

Ken Goldberg, member of RISElab and Chair of IEOR, comments on possible methods to control the AI challenges that are appearing. 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

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in Big Data & Society

Stuart Geiger on the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture in Big Data & Society. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Greg Niemeyer in Open Codes Exhibition at ZKM

Greg Niemeyer's work is being exhibited at ZKM in their Open Codes exhibit from October 20th 2017 to August 8th 2018. Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University Oct 18

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux will be speaking at Ohio State University as part of its fall lecture series.  Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Molly Nicholas & Wearable Tech in Hospitals

Read about Molly Nicholas' BCNM-funded research on wearable tech for therapeutic clowning, in collaboration with the Medical Clown Project. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley Team Selected To Design Adaptive Responses To Bay Area Climate Change

A diverse group of locally-based and globally-experienced professionals, academics, students, and policy makers from the University of California, Berkeley has been chosen to participate in the Resilient By Design (RBD) Bay Area Challenge. 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

27 Jun, 2017

Ron Rael & Arch100D Take 3D Printed Homes to Kenya

If only all university field trips were like this innovative, immersive excursion. 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

26 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg in Engineering Utopia 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

23 May, 2017

Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

  Read more

28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

Greg Niemeyer received BCNM research funding to build a VR rendering of Earth. Read more

27 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Named Bakar Faculty Fellow & Recipient of Spark Fund Award

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux on being named a Bakar Faculty Fellow and recipient of the Spark Fund Award for 2017-2018! Read more

25 Apr, 2017

Rama Gottfried Assisting in a High Demand Course at EMPAC this Summer

The workshop has already reached it’s enrollment limit, and in response EMPAC is offering a lecture-only option during the week Read more

20 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Conveying Climate Change"

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, discussed how art can support science in advance of the Science March on Washington Read more

07 Apr, 2017

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

Ed Campion (Music) received $5,000 to build a sound habitat with Ron Rael (Architecture) as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts"

with Ron Rael Read more

22 Mar, 2017

Interview with Asma Kazmi!

Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor in Art Practice, joined the BCNM in Fall 2017. In this interview, she discusses her recent exhibition “Cranes and Cube” in Pakistan. Read more

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

The Center of New Music and Audio Technologies‘ new website went public earlier this semester in a “soft” release. Read more

16 Mar, 2017

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

16 Mar, 2017

Commons Conversations: Ian Ingram Revisited

We recap this illuminating, wildly humorous talk, "Wild Robots: Bodies and Signs" Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Media Innovation Scholarship was awarded to this forward-thinking student. 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

16 Feb, 2017

Revisited: "Our Landscape Futures"

Revisiting our lovely event with Geoff Manaugh who offered students and the public an insight into the design of cities and their unintentional impacts through the lense of "burglary." Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Camille Crittenden on International Women's Day Read more

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

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg featured in Fast Company

The BCNM professor and his research in Dex-Net was recently featured in the article "Why It's so Hard for Robots to Get a Grip" 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

25 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Press Forward

BCNM was pleased to partner with the University of California Davis Libraries and Digital Humanities at Berkeley to bring PressForward to UC Berkeley Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Jenni Higgs at DML

Here's a report of her recent presentation for this year's DML conference! Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene"

We recap this exciting lecture by Paul Edwards. Read more

11 Oct, 2016

Local Code by Nicholas de Monchaux Out Now at University of Princeton Architectural Press

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

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

01 Sep, 2016

Ritwik Banerji: How the Virtual Free Improviser Maxine Works

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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

Nicholaus Gutierrez was selected to teach "Software and Aesthetics" as a NWMEDIA R1B this past summer. Here, he describes the experience Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greetings from the New Director

We are delighted to welcome Nicholas de Monchaux to his new role as Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Thanks You for Three Years at BCNM

For the last three years, Greg Niemeyer has skillfully led the BCNM as the Center's Director. This July, he is beginning a well-deserved sabbatical Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf and Abigail De Kosnik's paper wins Best Paper Award!

Devendorf gave a talk at the ACM Conference of Designing Interactive Systems in Brisbane, Australia 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 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

Congrats to all! We lookforward to following their success in their new endeavors! Read more

18 May, 2016

BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual & Kyle Booten at ELO 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference Read more

18 May, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities: Hybrid Ecologies Lab

The Hybrid Ecologies Lab, headed by Eric Paulos, is looking for skilled and passionate undergraduate and graduate students to join us this summer Read more

17 May, 2016

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

The lack of gender diversity in technology fields has become a hot topic of late, for good reason Read more

12 May, 2016

Eric Paulos' CS 160 Interface Design Showcase

Teams were challenged to design novel smartphone and smartwatch applications focused on health and medical themes Read more

09 May, 2016

Interactive Urban Lighting Recommended for NEA

UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media - one of 64 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide Read more

05 Apr, 2016

ATC Video Now Online: Ron Rael

"Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials" Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

11 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty Teaching New Data Arts Class

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer will be teaching Data Arts, a new online course in Arts Practice this fall Read more

10 Feb, 2016

Final Report on Women of Wikipedia Pilot Program

The WOW! Editing Group created a pilot program with the goal of creating a nurturing, safe, and fun environment for new Wikipedia women editors Read more

01 Feb, 2016

QGCon Promotional Video Live!

QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Video Now Online: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

Watch this ATC lecture by Adrien Segal online here Read more

02 Dec, 2015

Revisited: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

A summary of Adrien Segal's talk earlier this week, accompanied by photos and a social media round-up! Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Kate Mattingly on the Forty Part Motet

BCNM's Kate Mattingly (TDPS DE) had the opportunity to join SFMOMA talks of the Forty Part Motet 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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Alex Saum-Pascual

Raised in an Anglo-Spanish household in Madrid, Alex has always been fascinated by language Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing"

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) 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

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

16 Sep, 2015

GNOSISONG: An Audiovisual Installation by Chris Chafe and Greg Niemeyer Read more

14 Sep, 2015

Poetics of Space - how a performance becomes a personal encounter

Goode is known for blurring lines between text and movement; now he's interested in the proximities of the performers and the audience Read more

03 Aug, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Kiera Chase

Kiera Chase's dissertation refines cognitive-science theoretical models that illuminate opportunities in children’s development of mathematical concepts Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Critical Making Course Exhibition

Check out photos of amazing student work! Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Secrets and Passwords at Headlands Read more

14 Jul, 2015

Hertzian Armor Featured on AdaFruit

Eric Paulos' Spring 2015 Critical Making class gets another shout-out on AdaFruit's Wearable Wednesdays  Read more

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks.  Read more

23 Jun, 2015

BCNM at DHSI 2015

The Berkeley Center for New Media was well represented at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 in Victoria, Canada this year! 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

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

28 Apr, 2015

Kate Mattingly Writes on Joe Goode Performance Group

She discusses how the Joe Goode Performance Group is developing the piece "Poetics of Space", which is slated to open this September Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Books in Browsers - Request for Proposals

BIB VI will explore new forms of stories that embrace hybrid digital forms, or play with the tension between digital and physical interfaces Read more

07 Apr, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Reality Environments

View the recording of this ATC lecture, "Reality Environments" Read more

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: "Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal"

The masterclass workshop led by Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga, revisited Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

10 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Alan Liu

from the UCSB professor's talk, "Against the Cultural Singularity" Read more

12 Feb, 2015

César Torres Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Coye Cheshire Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Kimiko Ryokai

Kimiko's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of beyond-desktop computational media Read more

11 Feb, 2015

"Watching, creating, and archiving" paper published in Convergence

On the quantity and temporality of fannish productivity in online fan fiction archives"  Read more

03 Feb, 2015

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for Innovation in New Media

Sponsored by the game designer, Eugene Jarvis Read more

21 Jan, 2015

Hack the Bells Dispatch from Sarah Stierch

Sarah Stierch spearheaded Hack the Bells, the world's first carillon remix competition Read more

14 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Maya Lin

The recording of this highly anticipated lecture by the great architect Maya Lin 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

03 Dec, 2014

Welcoming New Undergraduate Certificate Students

Hailing from a range of disciplines, the undergraduates who applied exemplified the interdisciplinary community the Center serves Read more

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

Megan Hoetger (TDPS) revisits Fred Turner’s recent History and Theory of New Media Lecture Read more

18 Nov, 2014

Announcing the Winners of Hack the Bells

Winners of Hack the Bells, the first international carillon remix competition, have been selected 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

30 Sep, 2014

ATC Revisited: Maya Lin

We highlight this fascinating lecture by the esteemed Maya Lin on her architecture and process Read more

11 Sep, 2014

Announcing IMAGE as LOCATION

A Bay Area Festival that explores the relationship between people, pictures, and places 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

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

We’re sharing ten stories of BCNM’s life so far Read more

02 Jun, 2014

Meet Eric Paulos

We're celebrating our 10th year! Hear how BCNM professor Eric Paulos designs devices that transform how we understand our world Read more

18 May, 2014

Advanced Digital Animation in Fall 2014

This year-long course is targeted at students with backgrounds in art, film, or computer science who intend to work in the visual effects, animation, and entertainment industries Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

28 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media in the SF Bay Guardian

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. 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

01 Apr, 2014

Meet BCNM's Gail De Kosnik and the Fan Data & Net Differences Team

These UC Berkeley professors have pioneered new methods of exploring internet cultures Read more

03 Mar, 2014

Meet Tiffany Ng

This month, hear how Designated Emphasis Ph.D. candidate Tiffany Ng explores urban spaces through the architecture of music. Read more

21 Jan, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Naomi Bragin and Street Dance

This month, hear how Designated Emphasis Ph.D. candidate Naomi Bragin explores power structures through street dance. Read more

09 Jan, 2014

New Media Exhibit Developer: Interactive Data Visualizations

The Exploratorium has an exciting new position open for a new media exhibit developer focusing on interactive data visualizations. Details here! Read more

12 Dec, 2013

Tangible User Interfaces Exhibit

A course taught by Kimiko Ryokai Read more

02 Dec, 2013

Connect with Chris Goetz and QGCon

The Berkeley Center for New Media’s interdisciplinary environment has provided Chris with a research home that allows him to draw from various fields — from psychology to computer science to design Read more

25 Nov, 2013

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the DE & Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome 9 new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate programs Read more

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

Creating Minds, an academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age had over 300 attendees throughout the day's talks and panels! Read more

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

07 Aug, 2013

Introducing BCNM's New Graduate Adviser

Coye is an Associate Professor at the School of Information and a longtime member of the Berkeley Center for New Media Executive Committee Read more

20 May, 2013

New Media 2013 Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM Designated Emphasis Students

Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to award fellowships for research on new media scholarship in Summer 2013 to five Designated Emphasis students Read more

07 May, 2013

BCNM's Recent Graduates from the Designated Emphasis in New Media

Congratulations to all! Read more

07 May, 2013

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

10 Apr, 2013

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the DE & Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome eleven new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate programs! 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

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

13 Feb, 2013

"An Instrument of Urban Planning: Bells and the Sonic Remediation of Community Space in the Southeastern United States," Tiffany Ng

An abstract of Ng's article, which investigates debates over amplified, synthesized musical sounds in semi-public spaces. Read more

21 Dec, 2012

Body Conscious Design, Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Featured in Taiwanese Design Magazine La Vie

Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Ph.D. candidate in Architecture with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

07 Nov, 2012

Interface Design for Intelligent Elderly Home Care Environments

Hsin-Hsien visited Living 3.0, a national research institution based in Taiwan, to learn more about the latest technologies that are being used to create smart space 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

04 Sep, 2012

BCNM students collaborate on ZERO1 Biennial performance piece "Tulle/Tool"

Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Colleen Johnson recently collaborated on "Tulle/Tool," a performance piece commissioned by ZERO1 Biennial Read more

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

Alenda Chang, Ph.D. Rhetoric, DE in New Media, UC Berkeley Read more

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! Read more

30 Jun, 2012

Forest by Bit, Using LiDAR to Represent Sierra Nevada Forests

20 Jun, 2012

CITRIS 2012 Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM’s Nicholas DeMonchaux

14 May, 2012

Research in Computational Aesthetics

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley Read more

07 May, 2012

Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Innovation at Chicago's Field Museum

Professor and BCNM Executive Committee member Paz Gutierrez will be exhibiting one of her digitally fabricated walls made of agricultural infill at the Field Museum Read more

07 Mar, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Peter Lyman Fellow

For their research, "Unmanned Aerial Systems: The United States’ Techno-Political Entanglements in the Post-Cold War" Read more

01 Feb, 2012

A Variation on the Powers of Ten: Framework for Understanding Research

Currently, Powers of Ten will be showing at SFMOMA Six Lines of Flight on Sept. 15-Dec. 30, 2012
  Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

28 Jul, 2011

"Kinemathics": Kinetically Induced Mathematical Learning

Dor Abrahamson, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Education Cognition and Development: Education in Mathematics, Science, & Technology, UC Berkeley Read more

21 Jul, 2011

Back to the Virtual Farm

14 Jul, 2011

Eden: A Professional Multitouch Tool for Constructing Virtual Organic Environments

15 Jun, 2011

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Next deadline – 1 November 2018

Designated Emphasis Program

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Fall 2018

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Hack the Bells Guide

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Hack the Bells Guide