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22 Apr, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Games

with Elizabeth LaPensée
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice.

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11 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Fandom & Race Panel

with andré carrington, Racquel Gates, Alfred Martin, and Rukmini Pande Read more

01 Mar, 2021 History & Theory

A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies

with Margo Robbins

Co-founder and President of the Cultural Fire Management Council

and Valentin Lopez

Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

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03 Feb, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action

with Marisa Duarte
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the School of Information, and the Center for Race and Gender Studies. Read more

07 Nov, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL

with Lawrence Lek
Artist, Filmmaker and Musician

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice. Read more

05 Nov, 2020 History & Theory

World Re-Building: Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures

with Skawennati
Artist & Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. 

Image credit: Skawennati, "Renewal" 2016 Read more

08 Oct, 2020 History & Theory

POSTPONED: Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness

with Ruth Hopkins
Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer Read more

10 Sep, 2020 History & Theory

A Conversation with the Sogorea Te' Land Trust

with Corrina Gould
Lisjan Ohlone leader and co-founder of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust
moderated by Marcelo Garzo Montalvo Read more

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair Read more

12 Mar, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

 

with Francesca Coppa, co-founder Organization for Transformative Works
and Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson, co-founders Transformative Works & Cultures

Co-sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the School of Information, the D-Lab, UC Berkeley Libraries, and the Department of Film & Media Read more

24 Feb, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

In Search for My Robot: Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

with Margaret Rhee
Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo; Visiting Scholar, NYU

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature 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

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), and FLAD — the Luso-American Development Foundation. Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Commons Conversations

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

with Julien Mailland
Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University Media School Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

09 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

with Madeline Gannon
Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA

Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) 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

09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

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

29 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Places in Space

Adam Savage
Mythbusters, CA

a conversation on the past and future of spacesuits with
Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor, UC Berkeley

In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One Read more

03 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University Read more

01 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Body Without Borders

with Rhonda Holberton
Artist, Oakland

Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

with Morehshin Allahyari
Artist, New York
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Stanford University 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

25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

with Kevin Delaney
Editor, Quartz
In partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more

05 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Critical Practices 2018 Showcase

See the great projects of Critical Practices at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Winter Showcase! Read more

29 Nov, 2018 Special Events

Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

with Leon Gurevitch

In partnership with the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Read more

19 Nov, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

RESCHEDULED: Daemons Tools Art Tech

Due to air quality issues, this talk is being rescheduled for September 23rd, 2019. Please check back soon for more information! Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

with Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, Davis, CA
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One
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19 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Symposium

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

15 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Image and Amnesia

with Kerry Tribe
Artist & Filmmaker, Los Angeles
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

with Kelani Nichole
Director, The Current; Founder, TRANSFER
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

14 Sep, 2018 Commons Conversations

Love bytes and intimate machines

Analysing news media representations of human- robot interactions
with Belinda Middleweek
University of Technology Sydney Read more

12 Sep, 2018 History & Theory

Architectural Intelligence

with Molly Wright Steenson
Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University
In partnership with the Department of Architecture Read more

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana Read more

02 May, 2018 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Come to the free Critical Making Showcase at Jacobs Hall taking place Wednesday, May 2nd from 2-3:30pm as part of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Spring  Read more

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
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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 Apr, 2018 Special Events

EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME: A Sexuality Studies Conference

A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

06 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Workshop

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

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

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

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

04 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Exhibition

Deep Dive Or the Limits of Immersion was curated by Asma Kazmi. We preview the show as part of the Past is Present. Read more

14 Feb, 2018 Commons Conversations

Commons Conversations: Adolf Loos After the Death of Adolf Loos

This talk revisits the life and work of Adolf Loos during the architect’s lifetime, but also beyond his death in 1933.  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

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

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

BCNM, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency! Read more

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

03 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population - CANCELED

with Tiffany Chung, internationally noted cartographer Read more

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author 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

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

Jacobs Institute opens its doors to showcase students' final projects! 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

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

Don't let yourself or any book lover you know miss this summit in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

11 Jul, 2016 Special Events

BCNM at Graduate Programs Fair

Learn about our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate in New Media programs! Read more

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Experience this season's NWMEDIA203 Showcase at Jacobs Hall Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

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

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

07 May, 2015 Special Events

Critical Making Course Exhibition

Taught by Instructor Eric Paulos, GSI Emily Chen, and Lab Manager Chris Myers Read more

09 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

An Authors Alliance event presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

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20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM 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

15 Sep, 2014 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Learn how you can get involved this semester! Read more

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

Experience this semester's student critiques of new media Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

12 Dec, 2013 Special Events

PIC Your Future Reception and Demonstration

A demonstration of PIC Your Future, a college readiness app being developed to harness the power of selfies Read more

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

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

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

23 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Creating Minds: An Academic Conference on Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

04 Feb, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form

A lecture by Kate Hartman, leader of wearable technology 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

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

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York 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

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

06 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Applied Topology

with Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG and former senior editor of Dwell magazine Read more

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

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

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
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23 Feb, 2012 Special Events

BEARS 2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

This year the theme of the BEARS Conference is "Big Data at Berkeley." Don't miss it! Read more

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

with Uday Danvadate, co-founder and CEO of SonicRim, a global design research consulting practice 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

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Fashioning Apollo – Spacesuits, Cities, and How to Dress for Tomorrow

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Stuart Candy, Arup

A lecture by Stuart Candy - aSenior Foresight and Innovation Specialist at Arup, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation 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

19 Jan, 2011 Special Events

Design Futures: Making Technology Meaningful – Bridging Research & Practice

with Dr. Jaspal Sandhu and Dr. Mahad Ibrahim (Gobee) 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

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BCNM Around the Web December

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

25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Read more

19 Nov, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm Featured in Rest of World

Xiaowei Wang was recently interviewed by Rest of World on their book Blockchain Chicken Farm. Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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12 Nov, 2020

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory Highlighted at UCLA

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory project was recently featured by the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. Read more

12 Nov, 2020

The Future of Memory Now Online

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory project is now online! Read more

06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek Read more

06 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web November 2020

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

24 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Tech Won't Save Us Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Hear Bo Ruberg at PlayThink

Bo Ruberg's podcast interview on PlayThink is now available!  Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Janaki Vivrekar's QuarantineAI

Janaki Vivrekar was recently interviewed by the Life in Quarantine Project on her Quarantined AI work. Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg and Tata Communications on How AI Can Diversify Human Thinking

Ken Goldberg worked on a global study with Tata Communications, looking at the potential impact of AI on human thinking. 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

29 Sep, 2020

The First Five Minutes of the Future with Jane McGonigal

What will you do when the next “unthinkable” change happens? Play this game to find out. Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen Interviewed in Document Journal

Trevor Paglen was recently interviewed by Document Journal on "CIA-funded facial recognition technology, images in the post-truth era, and why AI is its own form of politics." 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

01 Sep, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Chris Chan & International Art Collaborations

COVID-19 curtailed travel, but Chris Chan continued to develop relationships with artists in China and Taiwan.  Read more

11 Aug, 2020

Fall 2020 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers!

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11 Aug, 2020

Playing Nature Reviewed in Manchester Game Studies Network

Sam Illingworth reviewed alum Alenda's Chang latest book on ecology in video games. Read more

10 Aug, 2020

Announcing the 2020-2021 History and Theory of New Media Season

This year, we are thrilled to share that our theme for the 2020-2021 series is Indigenous Technologies. Read more

08 Aug, 2020

Mediating Art and Science Co-Edited by Alenda Chang

Media+Environment publishes its latest issue, with three new essays on reconciling art and science. Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Sparking Hope for the Future

Alum Jane McGonigal has us ask ourselves three questions during the pandemic. Read more

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

AI4Afrika's goal is to make AI more inclusive and aware of Afrikan perspectives. Read more

29 Jul, 2020

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

25 Jul, 2020

Jane McGonigal Featured on Verizon

Alum Jane McGonigal's work is featured for how to save the world with games. Read more

22 Jul, 2020

Review of Video Games Have Always Been Queer in First Person Scholar

Betsy Brey reviews Bo Ruberg's book in "The Queer Games We Play." 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

19 Jul, 2020

Trevor Paglen's Opposite Geometries at the Carnegie Museum of Art

The show runs from Sep 4, 2020–Mar 14, 2021. Read more

02 Jul, 2020

Clancy Wilmott & Emma Fraser Publish Ruins of the Smart City

The visual intervention was published in the journal of Visual Communication and considers what the city could be by investigating the cities of today. Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar Read more

21 Jun, 2020

Highlights from Jane McGonigal's IBM Talk at CodeMotion

Jane asks: Can the innovation of games prepare us for the future? Read more

17 Jun, 2020

Farewelling Our Assistant Team

A huge congratulations to our incredible team of assistants who are graduating this year! They have been essential to BCNM life and we'll miss them greatly! Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Around the Web June 2020

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

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: Bélgica del Rio on The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body

Bélgica del Rio, a Spring 2020 Conference Grant recipient, presented "The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body” at the American Indian and Indigenous Collective’s 6th Annual Symposium. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Alum Brooke Belisle Edits Journal on Virtual Reality

Our BCNM alum Brooke Belisle co-edited the Journal of Visual Culture's issue on Virtual Reality: Immersion and Empathy. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating Our 2020 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to our 2020 cohort, who are graduating with the New Media Undergraduate Certificate!

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29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

26 Apr, 2020

Revisited: Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

Revisit curator Horace Ballad's talk about his exhibit “possible selves: queer foto vernaculars" in an article reposted from the Arts Research Center. Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Alenda Chang Mentor for Indiecade Climate Jam Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Summer Research Fellows

We are thrilled to share our 2020 Summer Research Fellows from Anthropology, Architecture, Art Practice, Music, and Rhetoric! 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

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

07 Apr, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Stretching the Imagination in a Pandemic

As the Coronavirus becomes more widespread she argues that we need to learn how to adapt quickly to global changes that will continue to disrupt our daily lives.  Read more

30 Mar, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Graduate Cohort

Image: Jingran Chu. Read more

29 Mar, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg Publishes The Queer Games Avant-Garde Read more

25 Mar, 2020

Alum Malika Imhotep Interviewed on Bespoken Bones

In the interview, Malika talks about what it means to play with grief, the erotic, sex, and ancestors as a black feminist. Read more

10 Mar, 2020

BCNM Around the Web March 2020

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

09 Mar, 2020

ATC Revisited: Margaret Rhee Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Announcing the Spring 2020 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on digital tools, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg & Abigail De Kosnik at TechCrunch Read more

27 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AERA 2020

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting features presentations by four BCNM students and alumni! Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: BCNM at the Shenzhen Biennale

Eleni Oikonomaki, Lian Song, Rashad Timmons, and Bryan Truitt were Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipients and attended the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)Read more

26 Feb, 2020

Trevor Paglen in Art in the Age of Anxiety

Trevor Paglen's video installation, "Circles," will be showcased in the upcoming "Art in the Age of Anxiety" exhibition. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Review of Jane McGonigal's Future Thinking Course

Belgian newspaper De Tiljd reviews Jane McGonigal's "Futures Thinking Specialization" classes on Coursera. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal in After Shock

Jane McGonigal was featured in futurist compendium After Shock. Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CES 2020

Ken Goldberg was a part of the "Robots for Good" conference track at CES 2020.  Read more

07 Feb, 2020

Miyoko Conley's Human Museum Live Feb 12

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents Miyoko Conley's Human Museum as part of the New Play Reading Series! Read more

05 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SLSA 2019

Last year, both BCNM students and alumni presented compelling new research at annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2019. Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Stuart Geiger at CSCW 2019

Stuart Geiger talks about the "various trends in the lengths of published papers in ACM CSCW from 2000-2018" at CSCW 2019. Read more

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

Xiaowei Wang, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented "Let's Have a Pearl Party: Style and Livestream in the Making of Subculture” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

01 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan on the Digital Futures of Ancient Objects

Rebecca Levitan, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, ran a workshop on Discussing Next Steps for Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects at annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. 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

27 Jan, 2020

Visit Xiaowei Wang's Exhibition '女 Nǚ: Other Half of The Sky' Read more

14 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Leonel Moura Read more

12 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

10 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Madeline Gannon Read more

05 Jan, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Speaks at Training Humans

Jacob Gaboury spoke at the Fondazione Prada Exhibition, Training Humans, by alum Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford. Read more

30 Dec, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Launches Future Thinking on Coursera

Alum Jane McGonigal is now on Coursera teaching us how to be futurist thinkers! Read more

27 Dec, 2019

Bo Ruberg Keynotes UCIESC 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg keynoted the UC Irvine Esports conference with a presentation on diversity and Esports. 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

18 Dec, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes Playing Nature Read more

27 Nov, 2019

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

27 Nov, 2019

Julien Mailland Video Now Available Read more

19 Nov, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to BCNM these talented students from across campus! Read more

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

06 Nov, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik and Piracy as the Future of Culture

BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik published 'Piracy and the Future of Culture' in the journal Third Text. Read more

02 Nov, 2019

BCNM Around the Web November 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg, Alex Saum, Claudia von Vacano and Jacob Gaboury; and alumni Trevor Paglen, Bo Ruberg, Alenda Chang and Jen Schradie. Read more

24 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Adam Savage Read more

23 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Morehshin Allahyari 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

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

The Creative Media Awards highlight how AI intersects with online media and truth and impacts our everyday lives. Read more

07 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premier conferences in their field. Read more

04 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Madeline Gannon 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

14 Sep, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kevin Delaney Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory Exhibited by Schloss & ZKM Read more

02 Sep, 2019

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

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

More in the media from faculty Abigail De Kosnik, Nicholas de Monchaux, Ken Goldberg, and Tom McEnaney; and alumni Jenni Higgs, Andrea Horbinski, Jane McGonigal, Trevor Paglen, Ritwik Banerji and Jen Schradie.  Read more

22 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Tory Jeffay on Photographic Evidence & Police Body Cameras Read more

20 Aug, 2019

BCNM at ELO 2019

Alex Saum Pascual and Kyle Booten discussed wideranging topics including e-lit's social function and art in the age of mechanical reproduction! 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

18 Jul, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Screenshots for Fotomuseum

Jacob writes for the blog Still Searching on a history and theory of the computer screenshot. 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

14 Jul, 2019

Trevor Paglen at the Vienna Biennale

Alum Trevor Paglen The Vienna Biennale for Change takes place from May 29 to October 6, 2019 with the theme BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World. 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

12 Jul, 2019

William Morgan on Calculative Reason and its Reproduction

William presented "Calculative Reason and its Reproduction" at the 2019 Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL) Conference in Klagenfurt, Austria. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

ATC 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from a stellar season, featuring luminaries such as Roxane Gay and Adam Savage! Read more

11 Jul, 2019

BCNM at DIS 2019

BCNM presented their latest research at the CM Designing Interactive Systems 2019 conference on Contesting Borders and Intersections. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

Commons Conversations 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights for this responsive series that delves into the impact of new media on our current political and public climate. 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

01 Jul, 2019

Announcing the New Berkeley Center for New Media Director

Photo credit: John Lawson​ 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

20 Jun, 2019

Damon Young Promoted to Associate Professor! Read more

16 Jun, 2019

Arianna Ninh on Alterwear

Arianna Ninh received a BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to work on Alterwear under the mentorship of Molly Nicholas. 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

07 Jun, 2019

Stefanos Geroulanos HTNM Video Now Online 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

30 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Part of Team Introducing Robotics to Water Conservation in Farming

The UC Merced led team  Read more

27 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Co-Chairing AI & Inclusivity Signature Initiative

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

27 May, 2019

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

18 May, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in Entangled Realities at HEK

The exhibition Entangled Realities runs from May 9th to August 11th and is dedicated to the current topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on human life and society. Read more

07 May, 2019

Alum Naomi Bragin Receives NEH Summer Stipend

Naomi will work on "An Ethnographic Cultural History of Streetdance since 1970."  Read more

30 Apr, 2019

#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation Published Read more

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

25 Apr, 2019

Ken Goldberg at Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit

Goldberg presented at the 2019 The Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit. Read more

21 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Jacobs Design Field Notes

Jacob discussed the queer history of computing in the Jacob Institute's For Whom? By Whom? program. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Teaching How to be a Futurist at Stanford

McGonigal will teach a course titled, "How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change." Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Eric Paulos a Mentor at the C&C Graduate Student Symposium

The Creativity and Cognition Graduate Student Symposium provides a forum in which students have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Incomputable Futures

Gaboury was a featured speaker at A Symposium on Representation, Computation, and Experimental Scholarship this past March. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Christo Sims at Media Design Practices

BCNM alum Christo Sims presented at Media Design Practices' New…… Now! Thesis Symposium. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on the Modern Arts Notes Podcast

Episode No. 381 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Trevor Paglen. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Trevor Paglen on KPBS and in San Diego

Artist Trevor Paglen’s work featured on KPBS Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Published in Communications of the ACM

"It's About Power" by alum Jenni Higgs and Sepehr Vakil was published in the March 2019 volume of Communications of the ACM. Read more

14 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Nnedi Okorafor Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Announcing the Spring 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

We're  to our extraordinary The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premier conferences in their field. Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Alum Margaret Rhee Receives Best Book Award from AAAS

The Association for Asian American Studies selected her book for an award in Poetry. Read more

14 Mar, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux on Space Suits of the Future in Pacific Standard

The future of space suits and what it means for space exploration. Read more

09 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

08 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on Brookings Institute Report

Rich Blakes talks to Ken Goldberg about the Brookings Institute Report on how automation will impact various employment sectors. Read more

04 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg's DexNet 4.0 in Axios

"Berkeley's two-armed robot hints at a new future for warehouses" writes Kaveh Waddell for Axios. Read more

28 Feb, 2019

New Reviews of Queer Games Studies

Two more publications have reviewed alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Game Studies. Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Trevor Paglen at SXSW

Trevor Paglen will co-host a featured speaker session at SXSW on March 9. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on AI & the Future of Work

Goldberg is featured on the NewRetirement podcast in a brand new episode title, "AI, Automation and the Future of Work" Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg will present at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg at re:MARS

Ken Goldberg to attend Amazon's re:MARS 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

21 Feb, 2019

ATC Revisited: Kevin Delaney Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in TechCrunch

TechCrunch highlights a new suite of robots pushing current boundaries on agility. Read more

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

Ken Goldberg reflects on how four exciting sub-fields of robotics — co-robotics, human–robot interaction, deep, learning and cloud robotics — accelerate a renewed trend toward robots working safely and constructively with humans. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Fionce Siow. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik in Unwatchable

Abigail De Kosnik is a contributor to the 2019 essay anthology, edited by Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Gunnar Iversen. 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

11 Feb, 2019

Malika Imhotep at the National African American Digital Humanities Conference

Malika Imhotep received a conference grant from the BCNM to help defray costs associated with attending African American Digital Humanities initiative conference. Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited 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

11 Jan, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Courthouse News on AI

Sonia Katyal is one of the technology experts who shared their thoughts and opinions on AI in the workforce at the Our People-Centered Digital Future conference. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at the Blum Center

Ken Goldberg visited the Blum Center to speak on the future of work and on human and AI interaction. Read more

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, undergraduates work closely with our graduate mentors on academic research. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal at Claremont Colleges

Jane McGonigal appeared at Pomona College to discuss her latest book and her take on the effects of gaming. 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

28 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Cosmo Caixa

Ken Goldberg was featured as a robotics expert in a debate which examined the future of collaborative robots and the transformation of future work environments.  Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on The Workforce

Forbes magazine featured Ken Goldberg and his work and study regarding the dependence of AI on human workers, and vice versa. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson and Malika Imhotep at ‘Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black’ Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at ASA 2018

BCNM Alum Reginold Royston presented at the 2018 African Studies Association Read more

26 Nov, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to the BCNM these talented students from across campus. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in the NYT's "What Comes After the Roomba?"

Ken Goldberg and his group at Berkeley are currently research and testing the capcities of robots that can - possibly - clean a whole house. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Andrew Atwood in Project Journal

Andrew Atwood was featured in Issue 7 of Project Journal at Archinect Outpost. Read more

29 Oct, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published on Straight-Washing in TWC

Alum Bonnie Ruberg published article on straight-washing in the Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures. Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Christo Sims in Keywords for Ethnography and Design

BCNM alum Christo Sims was published in a collection of short essays, Keywords for Ethnography and Design. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan in 7x7

Nicholas de Monchaux's Modem and Neyran Turan's Nemestudio were featured in 7x7's roundup of the amazing Bay Area Now exhibition! Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

17 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in the Sloan Review

Ken Goldberg talks about mutually beneficial partnerships between AI and humans in an interview for MIT Sloan Management Review's Fall 2018 issue.  Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Grace Gipson on Unleashing Your Inner Superhero 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

21 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

11 Aug, 2018

Grace Gipson Reviews Disability, Race, and Gender in Speculative Fiction Read more

31 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Autodesk's Lego-Building Robot

Ken Goldberg weighs in on Autodesk's new Lego-building robot on Fast Company! 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

26 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on ABC News on Robots as the Future of AI

"Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI," writes Ryan Nakashima. Read more

20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube Read more

12 Jul, 2018

Eric Paulos Keynotes ASLLA 2018 Symposium

This invitation-only, small, roundtable discussion that lasts several days to encourage in-depth discussions of frontier research of leading scientists around the globe. Read more

10 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

From August 2-5, 2018, you can see work by Trevor Paglen in Seattle! Read more

09 Jul, 2018

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the LASA 2018 Conference

Yaira presented "Portable memory, on/offline cultures and transgressions to the nation in Jorge E. Lage’s Archivo." Read more

05 Jul, 2018

BCNM at DIS 2018 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

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Quoted in The International Business Times on Virtual Plotting

Jacob Gaboury weighs in on movies that are adjusted to the brain waves of viewers. Read more

13 Jun, 2018

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Outfest LA

Clement Hil Goldberg's Our Future Ends plays at Outfest Los Angeles this July 13, 2018! Read more

11 Jun, 2018

Asma Kazmi & Alum Lark VCR at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Read more

30 May, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux on Dimensions of Citizenship - and Surveillance - in E-Flux

Nicholas de Monchaux meditates for E-Flux on the scale of citizenship and our national apparatuses for surveillance when placed in the context of our vast planetary systems. Read more

28 May, 2018

Queer Game Studies Reviewed on Electronic Book Review

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg, was reviewed on Electronic Book Review. Read more

28 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Marissa Ahmed on Music, Improvisation, Ethnography

Marissa Ahmed was a recipient of this year's BCNM research fellowship, assisting Ritwik Banerji on his research about human sociality and algorithmic ethnography. Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2018

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

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

Research Dispatches: Joyce Lee on Auditory Data Representation

Joyce Lee assisted Michelle Carney with her research on auditory data representation, as part of Lee's BCNM research fellowship.  Read more

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

17 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

16 May, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on the Human Contexts of Computation and Data at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego invited alum Stuart Geiger to present a talk on his research. Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase 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

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

Will Payne was able to attend and present his paper at the American Association of Geographers Conference as one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Wenny Miao on Urban Sensing

Wenny Miao, recipient of a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship, was selected to work with Noura Howell on her project about urban sensing.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

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

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

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

18 Apr, 2018

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

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

11 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in SSENSE

Charlie Robin Jones from SSENSE interviewed Trevor Paglen and published their conversation with the title "The Artist Trevor Paglen, The Surveillance State, and Your Life." Read more

09 Apr, 2018

The BCNM Guide to CHI 2018

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

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts, a symposium co-sponsored by BCNM, drew a crowd of 70 community members who explore DIY artistic production. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Goldberg and da Vinci Robot in Wired

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci robot's surgical potential was featured in Wired. Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Rue and Koci Hernandez on AR in the California Magazine

Professors Jeremy Rue and Richard Koci Hernandez were featured in an article in California Magazine on augmented reality. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

09 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on e-Flux

Read Trevor Paglen's article on Fedorov's Geographies of Time on e-Flux Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at ARCOMadrid 2018

Paglen is one of the featured artists at ARCOmadrid 2018, a contemporary art gallery series. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep at NWSA 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Malika Imhotep received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Multiplicity in Wired

Goldberg was featured in "Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk about the Multiplicity" in Wired, on the rise of robot-human multiplicity. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Culture of the Future in Moscow

Ken Goldberg participated in arts 'laboratory' at NCCA, Moscow Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on "Into the Impossible" Podcast

Paglen discusses his Orbital Reflector during "Speculative CubeSats" on the Center for Human Imagination's podcast.
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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

Announcing our Spring 2018 Symposium — The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History 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

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

05 Dec, 2017

Alum Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence

"A ‘Sanctuary City’ but who gets to live here?"
with Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence and BCNM Alum Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Ken Goldberg on The Next Billion Seconds

Ken Goldberg was featured on the podcast, The Next Ten Billion Seconds. Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night 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

17 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in First Person Scholar. 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

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

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. 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

07 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Hito Steyerl in Porto

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl participated in a Forum of the Future discussion. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Alum Bonnie Ruberg has been published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. 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

Conference Grants: Will Payne at the Future of Food in St. Louis

Will Payne reflects on his experience at the Future of Food Studies conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

18 Oct, 2017

Grace Gipson on Afrofuturism and Comic Books in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson writes about the role of Black Women in the superhero comic book universe in works such as Misty Knight and Moon Girl. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Welcome Tom McEnaney

Please welcome our new Executive Committee member Tom McEnaney! McEnaney works at the intersections of the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, and computational (digital) humanities.  Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Greg Niemeyer in Open Codes Exhibition at ZKM

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

17 Oct, 2017

Ron Rael at Berkeley's Uncharted Festival

Ron Rael will be presenting "Borderwall as architecture" at Uncharted at 11:30 on the 27th! Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in The Guardian on the Hyperloop

Nicholas de Monchaux, an associate professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley, commented on Elon Musk's dream for an underground highway in Los Angeles. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Christo Sims on Disruptive Fixation on KPFA and Databite

Christo Sims, author of Disruptive Fixation and a Berkeley alum, presents on school reform and techno-fetishism. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Sonia Katyal in Slate on AI, Algorithms, and Sexual Orientation

Sonia Katyal, a BCNM faculty member and law professor at Berkeley, publishes an article on why you should be suspicious of that study claiming A.I. can detect a person’s sexual orientation. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Warehouse Robots

UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg is featured in a NYT article regarding his lab's phenomenal robotic work. 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

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston at SNTA

BCNM alum Reginold Royston presented at the first day of the Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa conference. Read more

28 Sep, 2017

Eric Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab in Forbes for Work with Adobe

Eric Paulos is one of the researchers from the Hybrid Ecologies Lab at UC Berkeley working with Adobe on their new endeavors. Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University Oct 18

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

19 Sep, 2017

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

16 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in the NYT on Autonomous Gliders

Microsoft teaches gliders how to fly on their own; Prof. Goldberg brings insight to this NYT article Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Counterpulse

Hil Goldberg's "Our Future Ends" will be showcased at the established experimental performance space in San Francisco. 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

28 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Applied Innovation Exchange

Ken Goldberg led a conversation on a benign robot future in which robots work together with humans at "What's Now: San Francisco" at the Applied Innovation Exchange. Read more

19 Jul, 2017

DexNet Collaboration with the Siemens Institute Read more

18 Jul, 2017

de Monchaux Quoted in Newsweek on Spacesuits

Amidst all the talk of future migration to Mars, one overlooked subject is perhaps the most important: what will we wear? Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg's WSJ Article Quoted in Forbes

Forbes draws from an article Professor Goldberg published earlier last month. Read more

27 Jun, 2017

Jenni Higgs in Review of Research in Education

This BCNM grad contributed to a paper on the reconceptualization of educational inquiry in the March issue of Review of Research of Education. 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

15 Jun, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at WEAR 2017

De Monchaux spoke at WEAR 2017 about his book Fashioning Apollo! Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg in the Wall Street Journal

Goldberg recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on growing human-robotic partnerships. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Shannon Jackson on Arts & Public Service at SFMOMA

Jackson was part of a moderated discussion on the future of artistic engagement in public life. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Camille Crittenden at CITRIS Inclusive AI Symposium

Goldberg and Crittenden were at the "Inclusive AI: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future" symposium. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2017

Molly Nicholas reflects on her experience at CHI 2017 in Denver. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer at If You Weren't 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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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

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

08 May, 2017

NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making Showcase 2017 Revisited Read more

08 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Our Automated Future on NPR

Ken Goldberg was featured on NPR discussing robots and our automated future Read more

26 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Digital Dissent" Read more

24 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Parenting for a Digital Future"

with Alicia Blum-Ross Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

06 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Lecture at Eikones

Nicholas de Monchaux presented a lecture at the Eikones National Center of Competence in Research as part of the “Planning, Contingency and the Image of the Modern City” series. Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies 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

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! 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

13 Mar, 2017

DH Fellows Talk with Juliana Friend

Juliana Friend and Laura K Nelson will lead the talk Digital Technologies and the Future of Qualitative and Interpretive Analysis. Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: "Our Landscape Futures"

Watch this event by Geoff Manaugh, New York Times-bestselling author on technology and utopias. Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipient

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

23 Feb, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at YBCA Europa Closing

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux performed with Tom Sachs in the closing performance piece of the Europa landing exhibition Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Revisited: "Our Landscape Futures"

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

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

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

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend in DC

23 Jan, 2017

Video Now Online: Books in Browsers Series

Watch all 24 speaker events from this exciting conference here! Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Shannon Jackson’s “In Terms of Performance” Published!

An anthology co-edited by Shannon Jackson and Paula Marincola, and produced by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Arts Research Center of UC Berkeley Read more

13 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on the Future of Work at the Mill Library

On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30pm 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

08 Nov, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Drawing Futures

Drawing Futures 2016 is a conference on "Speculations on Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture" taking place at the Bartlett School of Architecture 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

Moffitt Reopens!

Hooray! 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

18 Oct, 2016

The BIG GIVE

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

17 Oct, 2016

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

We recap this exciting lecture by Paul Edwards. Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Naomi Bragin and Ashley Ferro-Murray Teaming Up at EMPAC

Former BCNM Designated Emphasis student Naomi Bragin recently offered a workshop at EMPAC, an event curated by yet another former DE Ashley Ferro-Murray Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Room Light Exchange

Genevieve Quick, Eric Paolos, and Alex Cruse shared recent projects and works in progress at the Bay Area Living Room Light Exchange  Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Interviewed by NewHive 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

01 Sep, 2016

Ken Goldberg at International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Goldberg gave an address at the plenary session on August 30, entitled "Multiplicity: What Robots and AI Can Teach Us about Being Human" Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Jenni Higgs & Kyle Booten Receive National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

These grad students have both received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2016-2017 Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Ken Goldberg on Steve Johnson's "Wonderland" Podcast

The podcast "Wonderland with Steve Johnson", recently featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg and Kate Darling to look at the "uncanny world of emotional robotics" 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

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

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

11 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the relationship between Man and Robot

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

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

05 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Thanks You for Three Years at BCNM

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

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf to Join ATLAS at CU Boulder

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

24 Jun, 2016

California Report Card Featured in The Promise of Berkeley

The California Report Card was developed by BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Read more

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

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

23 May, 2016

Eric Paulos at Futures of Design Symposium in Colombia 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

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2016 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

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

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

12 May, 2016

Revisited: Critical Making Exhibition

Critical Making students operationalize and critique the practice of making through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

12 May, 2016

Eric Paulos' CS 160 Interface Design Showcase

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

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

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

11 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Library of the Future"

Experience all the buzz about last week's conversation for yourself! Watch the video here. Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Right to Remember"

As a part of The Regents Lectures, Brewster Kahle discussed digital archives. Watch it here. Read more

05 Apr, 2016

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

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

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

08 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers"

We revisit Steve Johnson's talk at Jacobs Center Read more

07 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Library of the Future"

We revisit this engaging discussion with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

23 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Proxies and Placeholders"

A recap of Hito Steyerl's incredible lecture! Read more

28 Jan, 2016

Apply now for the DE & Certificate in New Media

Applications for Fall 2016 admittance are due March 1, 2016 Read more

21 Jan, 2016

Shannon Jackson at ArtCOP21

ArtCOP21 was launched in advance of the UN climate talks in Paris and aimed to upend the notion that climate change discussions belong to political offices and boardrooms 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

11 Dec, 2015

BCNM Undergraduate Ashley Jerbic featured on Digital Humanities Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Hub '15 Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Meet BCNM Undergrad Andrew Frankel

A part of sound artist Tarek Atoui's BAM/PFA Matrix program at UC Berkeley. Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! 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

23 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

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

Ken Goldberg at NAKFI 2015 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

04 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at 2015 Fortune Global Forum

02 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2015 Read more

26 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg Counters Robotics Sensationalism in "Nature" Read more

21 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg's book review in Nature Read more

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

Check out the highlights of new media courses on offer this Spring 2016! And here are a few we're proud to be offering. Read more

12 Aug, 2015

Nicholas De Monchaux and the History of Space Exploration 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

20 Jul, 2015

"The Builders Association" by Shannon Jackson Now Available

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

14 Jul, 2015

Hertzian Armor Featured on AdaFruit

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

08 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Grace Gipson

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

11 Jun, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Brain Bar Budapest

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

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

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

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

31 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg to Join USC

Bonnie will be teaching and conducting research under the guidance of game industry veterans 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

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

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

11 Feb, 2015

David Bates Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bjoern Hartmann

03 Feb, 2015

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for Innovation in New Media

Sponsored by the game designer, Eugene Jarvis Read more

09 Dec, 2014

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement Read more

08 Dec, 2014

Call for Innovations Winners: Eric Paulos and Energy Parasites

03 Dec, 2014

Welcoming New Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

21 Nov, 2014

Revisited: Rights and Readerships Workshop

We partnered with Authors Alliance for an exciting workshop! Read about what happened, here. Read more

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

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

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

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

01 Aug, 2014

Meet Sarah Stierch

This month, hear how BCNM Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch supports open source information through diversifying Wikipedia and digitizing small museums’ archives

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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

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

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

02 Jun, 2014

Meet Eric Paulos

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

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

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

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

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

A packed house greeted the first panelists for the Berkeley Center for New Media’s Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, 2014 Read more

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

26 Mar, 2014

Presenting the Robots and New Media Symposium

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UC BCNM highlight the next phase in the evolution of robotics with the “Robots and New Media Symposium” on April 4 Read more

19 Mar, 2014

Books in Browsers Conference Proceedings

We're thrilled to see Futures of the Book partner, the Books in Browsers conference, share their conference proceedings 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

03 Mar, 2014

Meet Tiffany Ng

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

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

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

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

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

22 Oct, 2013

BCNM Fourth Floor Mixer

Check out photos here! 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

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

05 Sep, 2013

Announcing the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture Series

Visit the ATC Colloquium’s home page at atc.berkeley.edu for directions, a list of speakers, and to join the mailing list Read more

04 Sep, 2013

BCNM Faculty Camille Crittenden Featured on the PBS Idea Lab

Crittenden recently published a blog post entitled "Public Open Data: the Good, the Bad, the Future" Read more

10 Jul, 2013

Introducing BCNM's New Program Officer

Drumroll, please 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

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

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

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

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

14 Nov, 2012

Tablets, Africa's Next Leap-Frog Technology

by Reginold Royston, Ph.D. candidate in the African Diaspora Program with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

15 Oct, 2012

BCNM Welcomes 2012-13 Visiting Artist, Ashley Bellouin

The Berkeley Center for New Media hosts an artist in residence annually, providing them with a space in which to explore the boundaries of their work and experiment with new ideas Read more

01 Oct, 2012

Spring 2013: Eric Paulos Teaches "Critical Making: Materials, Protocols, and Culture"

Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

19 Sep, 2012

Nicholas de Monchaux Presents Exhibit at the Venice Biennale, US Architecture Pavilion

Titled "Spontaneous Interventions : Design Actions for the Common Good" Read more

18 Sep, 2012

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

Due November 1, 2012 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

16 May, 2012

Mutated Text Workshop

Mutated Text, a cross-genre creative writing workshop co-organized by Margaret Rhee with support from BCNM, was held this past April  Read more

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

Futurefarmers Powers of Ten Book Forthcoming from Sternberg Press

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

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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19 Oct, 2011

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

01 Sep, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent BCNM Meeting

15 Jun, 2011

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Next deadline – 1 March, 2021

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