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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

08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

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

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

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

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

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist 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

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

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

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

04 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Homeboy

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

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

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

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

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

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

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

5 days ago

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

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

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

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

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!

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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

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

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

16 Mar, 2017

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

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

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

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

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

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

16 Nov, 2015

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

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) Read more

06 Oct, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Jennifer Holt

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

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Applications for summer 2018 are now open

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications are now closed

Faculty Seed Grants

Applications for summer 2018 are now open

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications are now closed

Faculty Seed Grants

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