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Crisis and Creativity: Virtual Artists in Residence at UC Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

With Mithu Sen

Performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which include drawing, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound

And Brendan Fernandes

Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Workshops

BCNM Student Orientation & Hangout

Join us for an online hangout with BCNM faculty and staff to learn more about new media at Cal! Read more

27 Jan, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

with Amy LaViers
Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

with Ronak K. Kapadia
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Gender and Women's Studies Department Read more

04 Nov, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman
Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

Co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

30 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM 2019 Seed Grant Talks

with Celeste Kidd
Psychology

and William White
Anthropology Read more

04 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house and meet our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

15 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

with Zeynep Tufekci
Professor,  UNC

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

with Safiya Umoja Noble
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab Read more

04 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

with Nnedi Okorafor
Artist, Olympia Fields, IL
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One,the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English Read more

24 Sep, 2018 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

Find out more about the certificate in new media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

21 Aug, 2018 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house, filled with art, demonstrations, and new media programs from across campus! 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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12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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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

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Come and learn about the BCNM's Undergraduate Certificate program! Lunch provided. 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

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house Read more

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

with Ashley Hunt
co-director of the California Institute of the Arts' Photography and Media Program Read more

20 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Color of New Media 2017 Open House!

Learn more about the diverse ecology of new media activities happening on campus! Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

17 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Games and Politics Panel

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Boom California": Launch Party for Special Global Urban Humanities Issue

We're celebrating the latest issue of BOOM California Magazine! Read more

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. 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

23 Aug, 2016 Special Events

Fall 2016 Open House

This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, students, and staff on campus who work in the new media space. 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 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

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

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab Read more

20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM Read more

28 Apr, 2014 Special Events

The Authors Alliance Visiting BCNM

In discussion of a vision for supporting authors in a digital age Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" 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

21 Nov, 2013 Special Events

Critical Time: Claudia La Rocco in Conversation with Shannon Jackson

Presented by The Arts Research Center Read more

18 Nov, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism

A lecture by Laetitia Sonami -- composer, performer, and sound artist Read more

07 Nov, 2013 History & Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

14 Oct, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Skin Play: Visual Ethics and ”Race” in Digital Art

with Jennifer Gonzalez, UCSC History of Art and Visual Culture instructor Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

26 Aug, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Open House

This event is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UC Berkeley Read more

18 Mar, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Spring 2013 Open House for Prospective Students

We invite you to learn about BCNM's academic offerings in New Media. Come hungry. 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

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A panel, fair, and poster session on this emerging interdiscilinary research field. Read more

25 Sep, 2012 Special Events

Information Labor as Venture Labor: Policy Implications of Technology Industry Risk

with Gina Neff, Associate Prof. of Communication at the University of Washington Read more

22 Aug, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings in New Media, this August Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

Lunch and conversation with Walter Kim, artist and engineer based in San Francisco Read more

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

The Comatose, the Cadaver, and the Chimera: Alternate Anatomical Architectures

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead more

19 Mar, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students and visiting prospective students. RSVP here Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) 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

25 Apr, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Pure Engineering – Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility and Consumerism

with Raffaello D’Andrea, an artist and Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich 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

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Celeste Kidd Featured on Inspired Minds Read more

14 Oct, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2021. 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

29 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web October 2020

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

24 Sep, 2020

Seed Grant: William White and the Archaeological Heritage of People's Park Read more

24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

23 Sep, 2020

Seed Grants Recipient: Celeste Kidd and The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition during Belief Formation in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a Seed Grant to examine "The role of reasoning and metacognition during belief formation in the internet era". Read more

22 Sep, 2020

Interviews on the Digital Literary Arts with Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual and Élika Ortega interview experts in e-lit for their "Digital Literary Arts" graduate seminar. 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

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain shares how the support of the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

08 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual's Poetry in Perspektive

Alex Saum-Pascual published a poem and project titled "made to disappear" in Perspektive. Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Memory Traces

Alex Saum-Pascual recently published an article titled "Memory Traces: Printed Electronic Literature as a Site of Remembrance" in Comparative Literature Studies. Read more

30 Aug, 2020

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2020 Class Fund Recipients

We're thrilled to support our faculty with funds for guest speakers and materials to enhance the student experience. 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

16 Aug, 2020

Where are they now? Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup Read more

06 Aug, 2020

Alum John Scott on Inclusion in the Transition to Remote Teaching Read more

29 Jul, 2020

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

21 Jul, 2020

BCNM Faculty Receive Berkeley Changemaker Grants

[Image credit: Original image from: King st. Development in Toronto by Frank Gehry, edited by Elnaz Tafrihi Bailey.] Read more

01 Jul, 2020

Juliana Friend Named Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow

This prestigious fellowship supports promising scholars in the completion of their dissertations examining ethics and religion. Read more

26 Jun, 2020

Ken Goldberg on robotic-assisted healthcare in COVID-19 Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar Read more

20 Jun, 2020

Seldom Recorded from Keith Feldman's Ethnic Studies Students Read more

14 May, 2020

ATC Revisited: Tom White Read more

12 May, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature"

BCNM faculty Alex Saum-Pascual published "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature? And Why Should We Care?" in the 2019 Electronic Literature Organization essay collection.  Read more

08 May, 2020

Alum Adam Hutz Highlighted as CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

27 Apr, 2020

The Berkeley Center for New Media to Join the College of Engineering

The Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) is thrilled to share that the College of Engineering (COE) will become our new administrative home on July 1, 2020.  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

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

12 Apr, 2020

Camille Crittenden Featured on UC IT Blog

Camille Crittenden was featured on the UC IT Blog, participating in a Q&A interview about her work at CITRIS and her experience as a woman in tech. Read more

08 Apr, 2020

CITRIS Invention Lab Producing COVID-19 Supplies

Image: Dan Chapman. Read more

03 Apr, 2020

John Scott on Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage

Check out BCNM alum John Scott's work and research on accessibility and inclusion in digital learning. Read more

19 Mar, 2020

Welcome Clancy Wilmott Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Joins ELO’s Board of Directors Read more

13 Mar, 2020

Jill Miller's Platform Art Space Live Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual named ARC Poetry Fellow

Alex Saum-Pascual is one of the Art and Research Center's 2020 Poetry and the Senses Fellows.  Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg & Abigail De Kosnik at TechCrunch Read more

26 Feb, 2020

BCNM in Made @ Berkeley

Check out the stellar BCNM students who were featured on Berkeley's Art + Design book, "Made at Berkeley."  Read more

26 Feb, 2020

Jill Miller & Adam Hutz Receive Creative Discovery Grants

Jill Miller and Adam Hutz were recipients of Berkeley Arts + Design's Spring 2020 Creative Discovery Grant. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Lyman Fellowship Recipient 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

14 Feb, 2020

Nicholas de Monchaux to Lead MIT's Department of Architecture

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and former BCNM Director, on this phenomenal new role! Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Greg Niemeyer Receives CLTC Grant

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity awarded Greg Niemeyer one of its inaugural grants for his music video project, "SweetWire." Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Townsend Assistant Professor Fellow 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

27 Jan, 2020

Ken Goldberg at California Future of Work Commission

Ken Goldberg attended the California Future of Work Commission's October 2019 meeting.  Read more

20 Jan, 2020

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend on Senegalese Ethics and Pornography

Juliana Friend, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented her research on "Porn, Pop-Ups, National Purity: Everyday Ethics and Digital Pornography" at The American Anthropological Association. Read more

13 Jan, 2020

BCNM Around the Web January 2020

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

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Critical Practices Showcase Read more

20 Dec, 2019

BCNM Around the Web December 2019

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

27 Nov, 2019

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

16 Nov, 2019

BCNM 2018-2019 Publications

Check out this year's round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni, and faculty! Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

05 Nov, 2019

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator!

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), an interdisciplinary research center that studies and shapes media transition and emergence from diverse perspectives. Through critical thinking and making, we cultivate technological equity and fairness in our classrooms, in our communities, and on the internet.  Read more

16 Oct, 2019

BCNM around the Web October 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg and Koci Hernandez; and alumni Trevor Paglen, danah boyd, Jen Schradie, Tiffany Ng, Ritwik Banerji, Bo Ruberg, and Jane McGonigal.  Read more

15 Oct, 2019

BCNM in HyperObjects

Art by BCNM faculty is being featured in the HyperObjects exhibit at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in Wurster Hall. Read more

23 Sep, 2019

Open House Fall 2019 Revisited

This year's Open House was lead by new BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

10 Sep, 2019

Lyman Dispatch: Cherise McBride

Chelsea McBride shares how the support of the Peter Lyman fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

04 Sep, 2019

BCNM at NWSA 2019

BCNM alumni, faculty, and students will present at the National Women's Studies Association 2019 conference in San Francsico.  Read more

02 Sep, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux Named the 2019-2024 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Tom McEnaney Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

Alum Bo Ruberg was a guest on YouTube channel, Team LFG  Read more

19 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: KC Forcier on the Computational Loop in Network Culture

KC examined how artworks engage with the looping logic of code, with its potential for ongoing and indefinite temporality, and how this relates to the perception of temporality in networked culture as similarly indeterminate. 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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08 Aug, 2019

Alumni Amy Koehler-Catterson and Jenni Higgs Publish on The Multiple Meanings of Scale

The article, co-authored with Richard Paquin Morel and Cynthia Coburn, was published in Educational Researcher. Read more

15 Jul, 2019

Christo Sims on How Idealistic High-Tech Schools Often Fail to Help Poor Kids Get Ahead

Alum Christo Sims published his essay in Zócalo Public Square. Read more

13 Jul, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Reviews The Noisy Renaissance

The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson discusses the history of tower bells. 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

08 Jul, 2019

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

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

Ken Goldberg at BrainBar, on home robots and the relationship between robots and retirement. Nicholas de Monchaux on the moon suit at the Santa Fe Institute. Alum Bo Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer in Real Life. Alum Jane McGonigal on the gamification of the warehouse. Alum Trevor Paglen on Our Privacy Mess and at Art Basel. Alum Jen Schradie at the Microworks Platform Conference. Read more

22 Jun, 2019

Welcoming Keith Feldman to BCNM's Executive Committee Read more

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Interviewed in Sounds from the Spires

Listen to this podcast on how Tiffany uses her career to lift up diverse composers. Read more

20 Jun, 2019

Damon Young Promoted to Associate Professor! Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alenda serves as one of the founding co-editors of a new journal, Media + Environment. Read more

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

11 Jun, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Regimes of Identification

Jacob Gaboury recaps an incredible year as a 2018 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant recipient. Read more

06 Jun, 2019

William White on the Digital Heritage of People's Park

William White received a 2019 Faculty Seed Grant for "The People's Park Digital Heritage Project." Read more

29 May, 2019

Celeste Kidd and the Role of Reasoning and Metacognition in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a 2019 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant for "The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition During Belief Formation in the Internet Era." Read more

25 May, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on the UCI Podcast

Bo chats about the history of video games through the lens of LGBTQ theory! Read more

24 May, 2019

From Papyrus to Coffins in 3D Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

20 Apr, 2019

César Torres Appointed Assistant Professor at UT Arlington

Photo by Yuko Watanabe Read more

09 Apr, 2019

Jeremy Rue & UCB Offer Workshop at Jindal School of Communication

A panel held on ‘New media and Indian elections 2019’ included Assistant Dean for Academics at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Jeremy Rue and other UCB Faculty. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics

Ken Goldberg will be co-hosting a talk with UC Berkeley's Michael Jordan at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics & AI. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Berkeley Welcomes BCNM's Jill Miller Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Forbes on Amazon Push to Automation

Ken Golberg's robotics expertise was consulted in a Forbes article about Amazon's attempt to optimize its warehouse robots.  Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in Video

You can now view Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 in action online. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Presents Research at Sciences Po

If you're in Paris on Thursday, March 14th, join Jen Schradie for a discussion on digital activism! Read more

07 Mar, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Promoted to Associate Professor of Egyptology Read more

03 Mar, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

21 Feb, 2019

BCNM at SCMS 2019

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

15 Feb, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at DHSI

On June 10-14, alum Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching a course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

BCNM Alumni Help Launch Digital Studies Institute at Michigan

This new institute explores the impact of technology on identity, inequality, and ethics.

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12 Feb, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award 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

09 Feb, 2019

BCNM in Vision & Light: Processing Perception Read more

07 Feb, 2019

BCNM 2017-2018 Publications

Check out this year's round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

07 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg SEAS Seminar at Harvard

Ken Goldberg gave a Special Robotics Seminar for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard Read more

04 Feb, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for our 2019-2020 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

30 Jan, 2019

BCNM at San Francisco's Night of Ideas

BCNM faculty Nicholas de Monchaux, Shannon Jackson and Ken Goldberg, along with DE student Malika Imhotep participated in San Francisco's Night of Ideas. 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

03 Jan, 2019

BCNM at CSCW 2018

The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing featured presentations by BCNM faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Neyran Turan Publishes on New Cadavre Exquis in Perspecta

Yale University School of Architecture's Perspecta featured Neyran Turan's project in their last publication. Read more

18 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Leads Discussion on the Future of Education

Cal State Long Beach recently collaborated with Jane McGonigal on a project to gather feedback on how to develop the campus. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2018

Ken Goldberg was a faculty speaker at BARS 2018, the Bay Area Robotics Symposium held at Stanford University. Read more

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Publishes on 90s Female Media Fans in Internet Histories

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski looks at gender differences in 1990s fandoms, publishing her research in peer-reviewed jorunal Internet Histories. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg in 5 Takeaways from TechCrunch Disrupt

Ken Goldberg's conversation around bias in AI was one of the key takeaways from TechCrunch's Disrupt SF conference.

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04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

Recruitment opens September 24th, 2018 and runs through November 5th, 2018. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Updated: Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg is the keynote speaker Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018.  Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

Great to see BCNM faculty and graduate students part of the Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez on the History of VR

Nicholaus Gutierrez received the 2018 Lyman Fellowship, which provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of his Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to new media.  Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Grace Gipson on Unleashing Your Inner Superhero Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Noura Howell on Biosensing

This summer, Noura Howell developed a prototype for a biosensing bench for connecting community members. Read more

30 Jul, 2018

Grace Gipson Presents at UNC's 2018 MURAP Conference

The 2018 Conference for UNC Chapel Hill's Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program focused on Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurities. Read more

20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube Read more

02 Jul, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Career Paths in Academic Data Science

A new report in SocArXiv investigates career prospects in academic Data Science.  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

Alex Saum-Pascual at the DH Summer Lecture Series

This year, DH at Berkeley hosts a weekly DH Summer Lecture series, highlighting the distinguished work of faculty and scholars engaged in the digital humanities at UC Berkeley. Read more

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at Digital Art History Summer School in Málaga

Head to Spain this September to learn about Data & the Arts from Greg Niemeyer! Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis 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

2018 Seed Grants: Rita Lucarelli & the New Media of the Book of the Dead

The BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Program awarded $5000 to Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies) to digitally transposition Egyptian coffins into 3D models.  Read more

28 May, 2018

BCNM at CHI 2018 Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg on TechCrunch Robotics at Berkeley in CGTN America

Ken Goldberg, who was a keynote speaker at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, was featured on America CGTN. Read more

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Published in The Wall Street Journal on The Robot-Human Alliance

Ken Goldberg contributed a commentary piece on human-machine collaboration to The Wall Street Journal.  Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

Ken Goldberg and his lab were interviewed by NBC Bay Area about the progress being made in robotics development at UC Berkeley.  Read more

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

Jacob Gaboury (Film & Media) received $5000 to examine the relationship between digital technologies and queer identity as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program.  Read more

23 May, 2018

Welcome Claudia Von Vacano

We are thrilled to welcome to our Executive Committee, Executive Director of Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the D-Lab, Claudia Von Vacano. Read more

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Receives Faculty Award for Research in the Public Interest Read more

07 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Executive Leadership Conference on Robots in Consumer Packaged Goods

Ken Goldberg attended the annual Executive Leadership Conference to discuss Can Robots Really Handle Consumer Packaged Goods?. Read more

03 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Michigan School of Information

Ken Goldberg was recently invited by the University of Michigan to give a talk on the campus about his previous work and research. Read more

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

BCNM at AERA 2018

Jennifer Higgs, Leah Rosenbaum, and Bjoern Hartmann presented their respective research at AERA 2018. Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Grey Room

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's research on the computer screen has been published in Grey Room, a peer-reviewed academic journal that includes articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics.  Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

18 Apr, 2018

Richard Koci Hernandez Named Bloomberg Chair

Richard Koci Hernandez, an award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia, has been named the Bloomberg Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism. Read more

10 Apr, 2018

Jill Miller Gives Art Practice Lecture

BCNM faculty Jill Miller was invited to present an artist talk as part of the Art Practice 2018 Noon Lecture Series. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Creates Ice Core Walk Project for Earth Day

The Ice Core Walk Project is self-guided audio tour where people can explore 800,000 years of climate history while remaining active. 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

06 Apr, 2018

A Note on Our Angela Davis Conversation April 16th

As of very shortly after 10:00 AM this morning, this talk and the waitlist were sold out. Read more

20 Mar, 2018

HairIO by Hybrid Ecologies in the Press

BCNM Designated Emphasis Students Molly Nicholas and Christine Dierk, aided by BCNM faculty Eric Paulos, project HäirIÖ was featured heavily in the media! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Ken Goldberg gave a lounge lecture, "Beyond the Uncanny Valley of Dolls," at the Hearst Museum. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

Ken Goldberg will be attending the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, on April 5. Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at UH Open Sciences Symposium

Alum Stuart Geiger delivered the keynote lecture at the UH Open Sciences Symposium. Read more

05 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics May 11

Ken Goldberg will be a speaker in the lineup for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics 2018 this coming May.

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26 Feb, 2018

Hack the Bells How-To Now Online

A free, online guide to organizing a carillon remix contest based off the Berkeley Center for New Media's "Hack the Bells" competition is now available. Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Jacob Gaboury a 2018 Media Archaeology Lab Resident

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury was selected as one of 10 fellows for the 2018 Media Archaeology Lab's residency program.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018

All Videos from Reply All Now Online

Couldn't make it out to the all-day symposium, Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media, last semester? All the panels, addresses and remarks have now been uploaded onto Youtube.  Read more

25 Jan, 2018

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

22 Jan, 2018

Spring 2018 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduate students are now invited to apply for Spring 2018 admission into the BCNM program. 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

03 Dec, 2017

BCNM Seed Grant Funded New Cadavre Exquis by Neyran Turan Receives Award

Neyran Turan, recipient of a BCNM seed grant, received an honorable mention from the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards.  Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Tiffany Ng Appointed Affiliate Faculty in Digital Studies at University of Michigan

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng has added affiliate faculty in Digital Studies to her profile. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

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

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

Abigail De Kosnik and alum Reginold Royston presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2017. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ed Campion on the University Carillon

Ed Campion, Department of Music chair, comments on the university Carillon and the Music Department's support. 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

03 Nov, 2017

5 Questions with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg sits down with the UCB Student Affairs to answer prospective students' questions. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's book, Queer Game Studies, was reviewed in the Critical Studies in Media Communication journal.  Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Abigail De Kosnik's Rogue Archives Reviewed on A&M

BCNM ExComm member Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was reviewed in Archives & Manuscripts!  Read more

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications from current UC Berkeley PhD students. Applications are due February 1, 2018. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Eric Paulos and Unmaking

Eric Paulos (EECS, Jacobs Design Innovation) developed a design tool to allow artists and designers to plan for their creation's destruction and failure as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

23 Oct, 2017

Recommended Spring 2018 New Media Courses Now Online

Check out our recommended Cal New Media courses being offered Spring 2018! Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Multiplicity

BCNM faculty member Ken Goldberg was a special guest on the podcast, "Expanding Minds," where he talked about robot multiplicity and various other topics. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

BCNM 2016-2017 Publications

Come check out the round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Automation Lab on RTVE

Ken Goldberg and the Automation Lab make an appearance on RTVE's "El cazador de crebros," or "The Brain Hunter," to talk about artificial intelligence. 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

19 Sep, 2017

Welcome Steffen Moestrup: Visiting Scholar from Copenhagen

Steffen Moestrup joins us from the University of Copenhagen to study personality driven journalism Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduates are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM program.
Applications due November 1. 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

18 Sep, 2017

Ian Cheng at MOMA

Upcoming ATC speaker and Cal alumnus Ian Chang talks to CALIFORNIA Magazine about his MoMA-exhibited art, his experience at UC Berkeley, and his professional and personal journey after graduation. Read more

11 Sep, 2017

Announcing Our Fall Symposium — 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. We're gathering faculty, students, and staff to address these changes. Read more

05 Sep, 2017

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

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

Prof. Abigail de Kosnik's seed grant funded digital humanities tool has been garnering major attention in the news! 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

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

28 Jun, 2017

Chancellor Christ Visits CITRIS Invention Lab! Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg and Team Release Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset!

Article on Goldberg and team's Dex-Net 2.0 data set release in Spectrum IEEE! 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

20 Jun, 2017

Berkeley Arts + Design End of Year Reflection

Arts + Design Associate Vice Chancellor Shannon Jackson discusses the program's track record this past academic year. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

WIRED Video Featuring Ken Goldberg Read more

31 May, 2017

Call for Students: Cranes and Cube: Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

An opportunity to accompany Professor Asma Kazmi on a paid two-week research and production trip to Jeddah, Medina, and Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia in August 2017. Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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16 May, 2017

Andrew Atwood Receives Seed Grant for New Apps for New Audiences

Andrew Atwood received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to create interactive app designs as a way to engage and attract new audiences to architecture Read more

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

12 May, 2017

Damon Young Receives Seed Grant for After the Private Self

Damon Young received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to produce a book commissioned by MIT Press on identity in the age of #selfies Read more

11 May, 2017

Introducing Simon Zheng Read more

08 May, 2017

NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making Showcase 2017 Revisited Read more

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

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

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping at Tempo Automation

Ken Goldberg on integrating robots into industry at Tempo Automation 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

05 Apr, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Course at Stanford with DJ Spooky

Niemeyer is hosting a Media Inclusion & Innovation course DJ Spooky 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

A Statement Regarding UCPD Crowdsourcing Request for Identification Read more

07 Mar, 2017

New E-Lit Poem by Alex Saum-Pascual on Inventor of First E-Book

Saum-Pascual just published an e-lit poem on the inventor of the first e-book, Dona Angelita Read more

07 Mar, 2017

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

An amazing talk by Kavita Philip Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Greg Niemeyer’s Teaching Philosophy Featured in Le Monde

The BCNM faculty and Art Practice professor gave an interview in the renowned newspaper.  Read more

27 Feb, 2017

Ken Goldberg Receives Google Research Grant

The 2016 Google Research Machine Learning and Data Mining Award goes to a BCNM faculty! 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

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Video Now Online: Ken Goldberg at WAFR

Check out Ken Goldberg's Chair Remarks at WAFR 2016 and other work by UC Berkeley students and faculty! Read more

10 Feb, 2017

Games and Politics

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

09 Feb, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Exhibition and Lecture at Univ. of Tennessee Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the 12th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

UC Berkeley students and faculty attended the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the 17th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Patent Law Conference Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Peter Lyman Fellowship Application Now Open

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media! Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Ken Goldberg Named Chair of IEOR

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research has a new chairperson! Read more

14 Nov, 2016

AMPLab to Become RISELab

We're excited to see AMPLab transform into RISELab, which focuses on real-time secure decision stacks! Read more

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Shannon Jackson at the Tate Exchange

The Tate Exchange is an annual program that brings together international artists, over 50 partners who work within and beyond the arts, and the public Read more

31 Oct, 2016

Getting a Game Studies PhD: A Guide for Aspiring Video Game Scholars

A guide written by Bonnie Ruberg, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at USC 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

New Images from Greg Niemeyer’s Research Trip to Barrow!

With a BCNM grant, Prof. Greg Niemeyer is creating radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Light in East Bay Express

In the East Bay Express's monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the Samsung CEO Summit

The theme this year was "The Age of Insight and Learning" Read more

18 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson at SFMOMA on Art & Performance

As a part of "Cosmic Ray: Bay Area Art and Experiment, 1950s to Now", a conversation series hosted on Tuesdays from October 11 to November 15th Read more

18 Oct, 2016

The BIG GIVE

Together, we can think bigger and shape the future of new media Read more

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

On Miriam Posner's workshop event, recapped by Miyoko Conley. Read more

15 Sep, 2016

Alumna Tiffany Ng Spotlighted on University of Michigan News Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lyman Dispatch: Jenni Higgs on Digital Talk

The fellowship is supported by donations from Professor Barrie Thorne, Sage Publications and many individual friends and faculty Read more

09 Sep, 2016

BCNM Publishing Round-up!

We've compiled a booklet of their publications of the last year, complete with abstracts and links to where to read the full articles or books! Read more

08 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital City

We recap a masterclass around how technology functions in relation to Jane Jacobs' notion of community in cities 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

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

Revisited: BCNM 2016 Open House

As always, the conversations were deeply engaging and we were excited to find new possibilities for collaborations across the disciplines Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

Ryan Ikeda received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on how technology in the classroom impacts modes of learning Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2016 Open House

Save the date!  Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

This year the Berkeley Center for New Media offered four faculty research grants to seed ambitious academic projects in the field Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

Greg Niemeyer will create radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out 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

07 Jul, 2016

Two Honorable Mentions and a Best Paper at DIS 2016

This year the biennial ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) was held in Brisbane, Australia Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Eric Paulos to design The Making of Un-making 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

05 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric has been a driving force in advancing research at the intersection of design, art, innovation, and development, and on campus Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf to Join ATLAS at CU Boulder

Laura Devendorf is a PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information Read more

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Abigail De Kosnik to build her innovative tool TorrentMap Read more

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

Prof. De Kosnik received the Collegium's grant, Narrowing the Gap Between Teaching and Research Read more

31 May, 2016

Ebb in the Press

Ebb is an exciting, color changing thread being developed at UC Berkeley by students and faculty Read more

26 May, 2016

Berkeley and the new SFMOMA — partners in art and public engagement

Kate Mattingly, Designated Emphasis student, wrote about UCB's relationship with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read more

24 May, 2016

Ashley Jerbic on her Undergrad Experience at Cal

Ashley Jerbic received her BA in Art Practice and Art History and a BCNM undergraduate certificate Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

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

17 May, 2016

BCNM at CHI 2016

Congratulations to the incredible faculty and students who represented BCNM at CHI 2016, the premiere conference for Human-Computer Interaction. Read more

12 May, 2016

Akhila Raju Receives Eugene Lawler Sudent Award and Discusses Dealing with Disability in Tech

BCNM undergraduate Akhila Raju recently wrote about her journey through the computer science major at Cal while dealing with chronic depressive disorder Read more

12 May, 2016

2016 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the awards of its first ever Faculty Seed Grant Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Builders Association Berkeley Book Launch

BCNM  was thrilled to partner with the Arts + Design | Arts Research Center for the launch of Shannon Jackson's contributions to "Builders Association" Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Ashley Jerbic at the Stanford Learning Summit

Ashley has been extensively engaged in areas of research that touch upon 3D imaging, art history, art practice, and archaeology Read more

06 Apr, 2016

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg to Join Informatics at UC Irvine Read more

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

15 Mar, 2016

Laura Sydell on UC Cyber Security

Laura Sydell writes on the recent UC privacy and cybersecurity controversy for NPR Read more

17 Feb, 2016

Revisited: BEARS 2016

BCNM was pleased to host an open house for the Berkeley Engineering Annual Research Symposium of 2016 Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Machine Generated Culpability"

Kate Mattingly recaps Ahmed Ghappour's talk. Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's Article Published in Letras Hispanas

Saum-Pascual's article explores two similar manifestations of computational practices and electronic literature in print from Spain Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Interviews Tabaimo at Artist's First US Exhibition 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

08 Feb, 2016

UC Cybersecurity in The Sacramento Bee Read more

03 Feb, 2016

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer Featured in Daily Cal on UC Surveillance 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

19 Jan, 2016

Why Alex Saum Pascual Writes #SELFIEPOETRY

"Fake Art Histories & the Inscription of the Digital Self" is an ongoing series of e-poems via the online platform NewHive Read more

19 Jan, 2016

Skintillates: UC Berkeley Students engineer electronic temporary tattoo

It comes as no surprise that Skintillates won the Maker of Merit honor in the National Maker Faire Read more

07 Jan, 2016

Farewell to a Berkeley Visionary Sonya Rapoport

Rapoport was a former Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium speaker at the Berkeley Center for New Media. She passed away in June, 2015  Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at De Young Museum

On Ken Goldberg's exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco Read more

18 Nov, 2015

Support the Berkeley Center for New Media November 19th

This is what BCNM stands for: interdisciplinary innovation, taking risks, and leading in the discovery of new possibilities. We are calling on you to amplify this pulse. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

17 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg in "The Best Advice in Six Words"

16 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at NAKFI 2015 Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2015 Read more

21 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Sciences/Humanities in The Daily Cal

The article speaks about the division between the sciences and the humanities, and presents various opinions and experiences of students and faculty as they approach this divide Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read more

01 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Ken Goldberg Speaker at RoboBusiness Conference

24 Sep, 2015

Alan Liu and Clifford Lynch at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the 1st UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

David Bamman at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Check out the highlights from Friday, August 21st’s presentation by David Bamman Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

"We are currently looking to work with 2-3 graduate or undergraduate researchers..." Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

We recap a wonderful lunch with the first woman to graduate from the Rochester Institite of Technology as a product designer Read more

20 Jul, 2015

"The Builders Association" by Shannon Jackson Now Available

A new book by Shannon Jackson is now out! Read more

02 Jul, 2015

Propose a Summer 2015 Course

We are now accepting proposals for New Media courses that can be taught in the summer session of 2016 from our graduate students and faculty! Read more

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

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

16 Jun, 2015

BCNM Faculty and Students Represent UCB at National Makers Faire Read more

02 Jun, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Awarded a Hellman

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

21 Apr, 2015

Shannon Jackson to be Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design

 faculty member in rhetoric as well as theater, dance and performance studies (TDPS), Shannon Jackson currently directs the campus’s Arts Research Center Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Abigail De Kosnik wins Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award

Prof. De Kosnik has shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Peter Lyman Fellow

he 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

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos 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

10 Feb, 2015

Laura Devendorf

Being the Machine is a project that explores the relationship between humans-that-make and machines-that-make Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bjoern Hartmann

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

05 Nov, 2014

Interactive Seating Design Competition

The Jacob's Institute for Design Innovation is offering this great class for undergraduate students! Information here. Read more

03 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence Read more

01 Sep, 2014

Meet Ken Goldberg

A roboticist, artist, critic, filmmaker, scientist, teacher, and academic, Ken Goldberg has long been pushing the boundaries of art and technology Read more

27 Aug, 2014

Revisited: BCNM Open House

To welcome students and faculty to campus, the Center for New Media hosted an exciting open house Read more

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

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

12 Jun, 2014

Invention Lab Video

This amazing campus resource is co-directed by BCNM faculty members 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

21 May, 2014

Best in Class Award at Maker Faire!

We’re thrilled to announce that BCNM faculty member Eric Paulos’ class NWMEDIA 290 — Critical Making received Best in Class Award for Maker Faire 2014 and will soon be featured on the Maker website! Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

08 May, 2014

Spring Celebration

Our graduating students have all contributed so much to the intellectual life of BCNM and we will miss how they have challenged and inspired us Read more

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

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

15 Apr, 2014

ATC Revisited: Stephanie Syjuco

The semester's final ATC talk was a success as new Art Practice faculty member Stephanie Syjuco presented “Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems” Read more

03 Apr, 2014

Visiting Scholar Theresa Zueger's BCNM Experience

Zueger explores new forms of civil disobedience that emerge on the Internet using both political philosophy and qualitative methods to inform her research 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

27 Mar, 2014

The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends – The Atlantic

Carla Diana, panelist in BCNM's upcoming Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, published "The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends" in the Atlantic 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

20 Nov, 2013

Now Accepting Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship Applications

Applications Due: February 1, 2014 Read more

19 Nov, 2013

Announcing October 2013 Turing Test Tournament Winner

Every month, BCNM and OTSP recognize a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score Read more

22 Oct, 2013

BCNM Fourth Floor Mixer

Check out photos here! Read more

15 Oct, 2013

First Winner of the Turing Test Tournament

Every month, BCNM recognizes a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score and awards the designated UC Berkeley student organization with a $1000 prize Read more

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

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

28 Aug, 2013

The Color of New Media Working Group

Supported by UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender. Organized by Professor Abigail De Kosnik (BCNM, TDPS) Read more

14 Aug, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 History and Theory in New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) Read more

08 May, 2013

BCNM to create Turing Test game for "On the Same Page" program

The test does not check the ability to give the correct answer; it checks how closely the answer resembles typical human answer Read more

07 May, 2013

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

Congratulations to all! Read more

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

16 Apr, 2013

Margaret Rhee receives 2013 Yamashita Prize Honorable Mention

Rhee is the recipient of an honorable mention for the 2013 Thomas I. Yamashita Prize which honors young social activists 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

19 Mar, 2013

ATC Lecture: "Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition"

By Scott Summit, designer and founder of Bespoke Innovations Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

20 Feb, 2013

BCNM Spring 2013 Open House for Prospective Students

Join us for light refreshments and conversation in the Commons, to learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings in New Media Read more

20 Feb, 2013

Björn Hartmann awarded 2013 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

28 Jan, 2013

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2013

Applications for Fall 2013 admittance to both programs are due March 1, 2013 Read more

15 Jan, 2013

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Summer Stipend of $5,000
Applications Due: February 11, 2013
  Read more

10 Dec, 2012

BCNM New Media Graduate Students Present Their Research

Their presentations spanned a wide range of study including street dance, machine learning and cyber-communication Read more

29 Nov, 2012

Berkeley Center for New Media Seeking Webmaster

Experience in web design with skills in Wordpress and PHP is essential. Familiarity with JavaScript, XML, MySQL, and UNIX commands also helpful Read more

18 Sep, 2012

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media

Due November 1, 2012 Read more

29 Aug, 2012

Eric Paulos awarded Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica

07 Jun, 2012

BCNM Welcomes New Faculty Member Eric Paulos

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

11 Jan, 2012

Artist Talk with Walter Kim on Modeling the Interaction of Light Between Diffuse Surfaces

Join us for lunch and conversation with artist Walter Kim at the Berkeley Institute of Design Read more

17 Nov, 2011

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Applications due February 6, 2012 Read more

19 Oct, 2011

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2012

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 14, 2011. Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

Camille Crittenden Talks Diversity

Next deadline – 1 November, 2020

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – November 1, 2020

Certificate in New Media

Graduate Opportunities

Next deadline – 1 November 2020

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Undergraduate Opportunities

Applications are accepted year-round. Please apply here: https://forms.gle/9i7pmAvoTaifmWzT6

Visiting Scholar in New Media

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

Spring 2021

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

Fall 2020

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

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due October 15, 2020

Faculty Seed Grants

Hack the Bells Guide

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

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due October 15, 2020

Faculty Seed Grants

Hack the Bells Guide

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