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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

24 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Mapping as Research

with Trevor Paglen
Artist, CA

in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art, UC Berkeley

hosted by the Arts Research Center 
co-sponsored by BCNM, BAMPFA and the Department of Geography
Read more

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Brotherhood is Powerful: The Pornography and Video Art of Norman Yonemoto

with Nguyen Tan Hoang
Associate Professor, UCSD

Co-sponsored with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Performance Studies Graduate Group, the Department of Film & Media Read more

01 Mar, 2018 History & Theory

The Software Arts

with Warren Sack
Chair and Professor of Film + Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz Read more

29 Jan, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Indexical Ambivalence

with Kris Paulsen
Associate Professor of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University
An Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium lecture. Presented in partnership with the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series as part of Monday nights as BAMPFA. Read more

14 Nov, 2017 Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

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

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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24 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Parenting for a Digital Future

with Alicia Blum-Ross
Research Officer in Media and Communications at the LSE Read more

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

with DJ Spooky 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

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

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

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

17 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Games and Politics Panel

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director 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

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

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

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

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

03 Jul, 2016 Special Events

MFA Graduate Artist Talks at BAMPFA

Come check out these graduates' work! Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

46th Annual MFA Graduate Exhibition Reception at BAMPFA

Join these MFA graduates in celebration of their work on Friday and Saturday Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

A conversation with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

02 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Right to Remember

with Brewster Kahle
The Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive brings an insightful lecture to BCNM, as part of the Regents Lecture Series. Read more

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a New, Distributed Web

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student Read more

29 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Exhibition Opening

Discover the amazing works Bay area artists have produced on the theme of transparency Read more

17 Oct, 2015 Workshops

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

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

15 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

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

12 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Non-existent at 82° 30′ N 108° 22′ W: Mirages, Digital Maps, and the Historical Problem of Location

In this time of hyper-locatability via digital maps, what kinds of places and things might still remain lost? Read more

28 Sep, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

with Vito Acconci, American designer, architect, performance and installation artist Read more

24 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

with Scott Richmond, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat

with Jesse Drew, UC Davis Professor, and Glenda Drew, artist and designer Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

A lecture by Jennifer Holt (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) this October, held at Stephens Hall Read more

09 May, 2014 Special Events

@Berkeley: #MyFirstMOOC Screening

Register for John Scott's (DE) screening here Read more

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

A practicum of artist-led workshops that develop exercises, prompts, or actions that engage questions of art, labor, and economics. Don't miss out! 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

06 Mar, 2014 History & Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

A History and Theory lecture by Alex Galloway, philosophy writer and programmer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Read more

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events


We invite you to this symposium of discussions on privacy protections, surveillance methods, and resistance in our digital world Read more

04 Feb, 2014 Special Events


A film screening of Dino Dinco's "Homeboy" at the Durham Studio Theater 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

26 Oct, 2013 Special Events

The Queerness and Games Conference

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

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History & Theory

Media Materialities

An HTNM lecture by Stefan Andriopoulos, Germanic Languages Chair at Coumbia University Read more

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

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

View new work by Jason Fritz at the BCNM Commons! Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data 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

04 Dec, 2012

Lo-Fi & Hi-Touch In The Age of Hi-Tech

A lecture by Scott Doorley, creative director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford Read more

04 Dec, 2012 Workshops

Fantasy in Videogames and Cinema: The Ludic Body in Media Convergence

Christopher Goetz on fantasies shared between videogames and cinema, starting with The Matrix 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

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

14 Nov, 2012

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

25 Oct, 2012 History & Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University 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

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments 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

22 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Vancouver Conceptual Photography: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Screening of the documentary Picture Start, directed by Harry Killas Read more

05 Dec, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Heaven Can Wait: The Revolving Restaurant as Hypercinema

Bull.Miletic: Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, recipients of the Bay Area Video Coalition's "Video Maker Award" Read more

09 Nov, 2011 Special Events

The Extreme Art Roadshow

with Garth Johnson - writer, artist, and educator Read more

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist Read more

06 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Asian Horror Cinema and Beyond

A symposium of  contemporary horror cinema -- exploring issues of memory, desire, and media in East Asian and Southeast Asian cinema Read more

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

*(hint: think tank and sweat lodge) Read more

30 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: On Common Ground, Paula Levine

Led by Paula Levine, artist and researcher whose experimental videos have shown in screenings in New York's Lincoln Centre Read more

28 Mar, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Sophie Calle, Artist Presentation with Q&A

Hosted at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Arrive early to claim your seat! Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: A Moving Image – Media and Metaphor in Stage Performance

An informal talk and screening led by Ellen Bromberg, Guggenheim Fellow, choreographer, and media artist Read more

07 Feb, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Surfaces of Constant Simultaneity

Jose Alvarez on his own personal journey of investigation into the realms of consciousness, mysticism, spirituality Read more

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

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

Artist Lecture: Nao Bustamante

Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Futurefarmers Recent and Forthcoming Work — A Variation on the Powers of Ten

Futurefarmers is a group of artists, designers and architects who use various media to create work that responds to the time and place around them Read more

2 days ago

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Recap of the Software Arts, the last HTNM lecture of the year!  Read more

5 days ago

Revisited: “Brotherhood is Powerful" with Tan Hoang Nguyen

Tan Hoang Nguyen interrogated the art and film of Norman Yonemoto drawing out the unique socio-political elements that pervade Yonemoto's work.  Read more

5 days ago

Goldberg at Industry of Things World USA 2018

Ken Goldberg gave the opening keynote at IoT World USA Conference! Read more

6 days ago

Scott Rettberg Video Now Online

If you were unable to attend Professor Scott Rettberg's discussion about electronic literature last November, a video of his talk is now available for public viewing. Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at A+D Wednesdays

The BAMPFA will be hosting a talk with Jacob Gaboury, as part of their Berkeley Art + Design programming.  Read more

12 Feb, 2018

Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

Grace Gipson was quoted in "Momentum builds for 'Black Panther'" in The San Francisco Chronicle.  Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on Artsy

Paglen's work was featured in "The Future of Art," a short film series on ArtsyRead more

25 Jan, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to two of New Media's most outstanding students. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

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

24 Jan, 2018

Goldberg Demystifying the Science in WALL-E

Prof. Ken Goldberg will demystify the science in WALL-E on Feb. 10th with JCCCSF. Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at WEF meeting

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

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Kris Fallon on Docalogue December

Kris Fallon's film "Networks, Connection and Information" was featured on Docalogue! 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

25 Dec, 2017

Alum Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery

Alum Erin Johnson is exhibiting The Way Things Can Happen at the Power Pant Gallery in Durham, NC. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Harry Burson at Sounding Out Space

Harry Burson, a Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient, attended the Sounding Out the Space international conference earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

From sports and cultural data analytics to art and technology performances, from design to the philosophies around technology, these students are excited to dive into New Media on campus.  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

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

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

02 Nov, 2017

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

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

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College

Bonnie Ruberg, BCNM alum, was a panelist at the Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College to talk about her contributions to a new book.  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

24 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum and Scott Rettberg Awarded Peder Sather Grant

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

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

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

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

17 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Malika Imhotep at the International School for Decolonial Black Feminism

Malika Imhotep documents her BCNM-funded research on Black feminism in Brazil. Read more

17 Aug, 2017

De Kosnik to Speak at EMPAC

BCNM and TDPS Prof. Abigail De Kosnik will present a talk on the Media Crease on September 13th, as part of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center's 2017 season! Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Exploratorium After Dark, Discussing Space Suits

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear Prof. de Monchaux discuss human space travel with Adam Savage, famed industrial designer. Read more

01 Aug, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From software arts to self-tracking technologies, cybernetics to techno-ecologies, we are thrilled to introduce the speakers in this year's History and Theory of New Media program. Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Video Now Online: "Conveying Climate Change"

with DJ Spooky  Read more

23 May, 2017

Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There Read more

17 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

These students have made extensive contributions to New Media at Cal Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

  Read more

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube 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

02 May, 2017

//supraliminal - Greg Niemeyer at ZKM Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. 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

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! 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

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: "Radical Technologies" with Adam Greenfield Read more

16 Mar, 2017

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

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: “Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini"

Missed Tanya Lombardo's lecture? No worries. We recapped it for you. Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the Lyman 2017 Fellowship Recipients

This year's Lyman fellow and runner-up goes to... Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

10 Feb, 2017

Games and Politics

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson in Melbourne

This past fall, we were pleased to offer several grants to help support our students in sharing their research at the premiere conferences in their field Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

23 Jan, 2017

Cinemagillah at the National Museum of Jewish History

A participatory art project by BCNM prof. Ken Goldberg and his wife, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain 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

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

Lashon Daley featured Grace Gipson, also a BCNM Designated Emphasis student, on her podcast Stories&Slams! Read more

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

We recap Luke Dubois's talk in Jacobs Institute for Design. Read more

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

>play is the largest student-run digital media and technology conference Read more

03 Nov, 2016

Video Now Online: A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

Missed Miriam Posner's workshop the other day? No worries. Watch it here. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

GloUH: Gaming Virtual Bodies: Video Games in South Asian Cities

The series hosts Irene Chien, BCNM alumna, to speak on moving through South Asian cities both within video games  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

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

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

04 Oct, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Lark Buckingham and Advanced Digital Animation

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

26 Sep, 2016

Revisited: & Media Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Andrea Horbinski and Japanese Manga

Horbinski researched at the Harvard Yenching Library on Japanese Manga 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

Summer Research Report: Grace Gipson and the Popular Culture Summer Workshop

Gipson received a summer research award from the BCNM to support her dissertation research by attending the Popular Culture Summer Research Workshop Read more

03 Aug, 2016

Tristan Caro, lead editor of BMR!

This journal is produced in association with the Department of Film & Media Read more

27 Jul, 2016

Valencia: Now Available to Rent on Vimeo

Clement Hil Goldberg, recent Art Practice and BCNM DE graduate, produced the experimental feature length film with Michelle Tea Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Shannon Jackson Published in the Journal of Visual Culture

The issue was co-edited by UC Berkeley's own Julia Bryan-Wilson, as well as Jennifer González and Dominic Willsdon Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: Jennifer Hartman, Lark Buckingham, and Everything After

Jennifer Hartman was selected to work with Lark Buckingham (Art Practice) on her artistic exploration of the culture surrounding sexual violence Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Cultural Committee of the Danish Parliament Visits BCNM

The Berkeley Center for New Media was delighted to host the Cultural Committee from the Danish Parliament on June 28, 2016 Read more

24 Jun, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Selfie Poetry to be Exhibited

Prof. Saum-Pascual was selected as a finalist in the Relaxation Machine competition Read more

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

Lark Buckingham’s art centers around the forces that shape human identities, particularly those of the queer community 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

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

Animator, filmmaker, performance artist, designer, tinkerer, activist, and data scientist, Lark Buckingham is a versatile and multidisciplinary provocateur. 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

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

Chris Goetz to join the University of Iowa as Assistant Professor Read more

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

BCNM Explores, a series of site tours to investigate collaborations across disciplines Read more

28 Apr, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

BCNM's De Kosnik has received a Berkeley Collegium grant for her joint graduate/undergraduate class, "Making Sense of Cultural Data" Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Recasting the Tsar Bell

We recap our unveiling of an electronic replication concert of the largest bell of all time 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

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are all completing Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Before It's Too Late - Archiving What We (Don't) Care About

An astute lesson from Brewster Kahle, founder, shared with our director Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

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

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Hub '15 Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! 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

16 Nov, 2015

Björn Hartmann's SceneSkim on Engadget

16 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Art, Technology, and Innovation in the Bay Area

09 Nov, 2015

First Set of Precarious Aesthetics Papers Online

You can read excerpts from the paper below and also click the paper titles to read the full text of the documents 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

22 Oct, 2015

New Summer 2016 Courses

We're excited to be featuring two new courses in Summer 2016! Read more

01 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Vito Acconci

Didn't snag a seat at Vito Acconci's ATC lecture? We saved one for you here. Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 ATC Series!

The theme of this year’s program is “Global Circulations.”  Lectures will be held in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall from 7:30-9:00pm on Monday evenings Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

06 Aug, 2015

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

27 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Robots and the Cloud in Time Magazine Read more

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 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

17 Mar, 2015

Spring Visit Open House

This was a great opportunity to build community and emphasize the close collaboration that the Berkeley Center for New Media prizes Read more

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

She is Visiting Instructor of Music History at St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at UC Berkeley Read more

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

The 2015 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium hosted a BCNM open house last Thursday on February 12. Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin 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

Bonnie Ruberg

'My dissertation, “Pixel Whipped: Pain, Pleasure, and Media,” uses the concept of virtual pain to reimagine the role of embodiment in supposedly disembodied media form' Read more

18 Nov, 2014

Welcoming New DE and Certificate Students

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

17 Sep, 2014

Adventures in New Media

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

28 Jul, 2014

Joseph Akel Essay in Gallery Catalogue

Jospeh Akel, a BCNM DE from Rhetoric, contribute a catalogue essay to the San Francisco Jessica Silverman Gallery's show, titled "The History of Technology" Read more

22 Jul, 2014

Why We Love Robots Wins Botsker

The Robot Film Festival is "an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance" Read more

04 Jun, 2014

Shot and Captured by Naomi Bragin in The Drama Review

This piece grows from Naomi's past teaching at Youth Uprising community center in East Oakland 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

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

12 May, 2014

John Scott Awarded Eisner Prize

John's video is a pseudo-response to Frederick Wiseman's 2013 documentary 'At Berkeley' Read more

07 May, 2014

FILM 151 with Renée Pastel

“I think everyone enjoys a nice murder, provided he is not the victim.” ~Alfred Hitchcock Read more

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

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

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

08 Apr, 2014

Jen Schradie Critiques Silicon Valley

"Does this satire simply reflect Silicon Valley sexism or contribute to it?" Read more

07 Apr, 2014

Playing Race with Bonnie Ruberg

This summer, BCNM DE Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching New Media 150 AC – “Playing Race: Investigating American Racial Identities through Video Games,” which will fulfill the American Cultures requirement Read more

21 Mar, 2014

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome 3 new graduate students to our Masters Certificate program Read more

03 Feb, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Ashley Bellouin and Rare Instruments

Bellouin's music is otherworldly, haunting, and as unique as the instrument that created it Read more

28 Jan, 2014

Student Research Presentations

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

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

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

12 Nov, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Parks

An eye-opening lecture last Thursday evening, November 7th, from Professor Lisa Parks marked the third installment of our 2013-2014 series Read more

15 Oct, 2013

"What Can Robots Teach Us About Ourselves?"

As technology keeps getting better and better, we humans keep asking ourselves, what separates us from our robotic creations? 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

21 Jul, 2013

Hellman Grant Awarded to BCNM's Gail de Kosnik

The Hellman Grant supports the research of promising assistant professors who “show capacity for great distinction in their chosen fields of endeavor Read more

20 May, 2013

Inventing the Future of Games 2013: Interactive Storytelling Symposium, Report by Chris Goetz

IFOG 2013 Symposium brought together academics and practitioners (as well as academic practitioners) for a stimulating conversation about storytelling in videogames 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

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

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

03 Apr, 2013

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

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

26 Mar, 2013

Report from the Audience: Ken Goldberg Speaks on Film "Robot and Frank"

An account of a screening of the film "Robot and Frank," by Charlotte Capaldo 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

04 Feb, 2013

Video Art in the BCNM Commons, New Work by Jason Fritz, "Aunt Charlies Lounge: Smoking Only"

Jason Fritz is an interdisciplinary artist whose work shuttles between performance, film, installation, and disaster Read more

19 Dec, 2012

"Tether and Accretions : Fantasy as Form in Videogames," Christopher Geotz

Goetz, a BCNM Designated Emphais student and Film & Media PhD candidate, recently published an article about videogames in the academic journal 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

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

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

28 Aug, 2012

William Gibson in conversation with Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

September 4, 2012, 7pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street (at Presidio) Read more

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! Read more

13 Jun, 2012

Video Art in the BCNM Commons - New Work by Henry Witecki, "The Bridge" (2012)

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at 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 May, 2012

Welcoming BCNM's New DE and Certificate Students

We are delighted to announce the following newly students to the BCNM Designated Emphasis and Master's Certificate Program in New Media 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
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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

27 Oct, 2011

New Media Graduate Research Presentations

25 Oct, 2011

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)

We mourn the passing of the influential media theorist Friedrich Kittler, who was a member of BCNM's international advisory board Read more

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

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

14 Jul, 2011

Eden: A Professional Multitouch Tool for Constructing Virtual Organic Environments

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

Next deadline – November 1, 2017

Certificate in New Media

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Applications for summer 2018 are now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants

Applications for summer 2018 are now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants