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16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
A 2018 Regents Lecture
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06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Art And Feminism Editathon

People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate in this event to challenge the effect of the disparity that arises from Wikimedia's gender gap. Read more

30 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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

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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14 Aug, 2017 Special Events

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops! 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

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Drop in anytime; stay as long as you'd like! Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

05 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Reading Robot Poetry! or, How Robots Fall Out of Love

Celebrating the publication of alum Margaret Rhee's Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love 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 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student 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

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

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

The Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley, wants to know your thoughts on gaming and inclusivity, and more Read more

07 Mar, 2015 Workshops

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

A MoMA Edit-A-Thon satellite event here on campus Read more

10 Feb, 2015 Special Events

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

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

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Art Installation Opening: Leslie Dreyer's “Reclaim Disrupt”

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

"Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies," a lecture by Steven Salaita Read more

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

Mark your calendars for thisconference, here again at UC Berkeley! Read more

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 Feb, 2014 History & Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" Read more

07 May, 2013 Workshops

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

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

23 Apr, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

A presentation on technology and embodied identities, by Eve Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

"Marry Me to the End of Love," an Interactive Performance

In this interactive performance, Baradaran will marry anyone he can convince to enter a temporary marriage 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

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Anthropology as BIG DATA: Making the Case for Ethnography as a Critical Dimension in Digital Media and Technology Studies

Mary Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, on big data in human comunication research Read more

25 Oct, 2012 History & Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University 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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15 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Break/ing Ground: Critical Dialogues in Sound and Motion

A conversation with Dr. DeFrant and Dr. Fred Moten (Duke) Read more

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. Read more

25 Dec, 2017

Alum Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery

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

28 Nov, 2017

Grace Gipson on Gwendolyn Brooks in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson penned a biography about Black poet laureate and committed activist Gwendolyn Brooks, celebrating the life and work she left behind. 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

13 Nov, 2017

ATC Revisited: Michael Rock

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

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

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

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

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

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

31 Oct, 2017

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

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

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

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

At the beginning of October, alum Bonnie Ruberg attended IndieCade in Downtown Los Angeles to speak about the relationship between games and politics. 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

05 Sep, 2017

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

01 Sep, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Women in Tech on Medium

The CITRIS Deputy Director addresses the growing prominence of the gender gap in tech 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

25 Jul, 2017

Feminist Media Histories Interviews Alumna Bonnie Ruberg

Alum Bonnie Ruberg sat down with Feminist Media Histories, a journal and podcast, for its summer topic on Data.  Read more

21 Jun, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Celebrations and Challenges for Queer Members of the Tech Community

BCNM Executive Committee member, Camille Crittenden, published a post on Medium about the impertinence of LGBT inclusion in tech industries. Read more

26 May, 2017

Shannon Jackson at Oakland Book Festival

Shannon Jackson, professor at BCNM, moderated "Envisioning Equity in the Arts" a discussion at the Oakland Book Festival. Read more

24 May, 2017

Christo Sims Publishes Disruptive Fixation Read more

22 May, 2017

Grace Gipson at Black Imagine Oakland

Grace Gipson shared insights on comics and afrofuturism at the Black Imagine Oakland convention. Read more

06 May, 2017

Kate Mattingly on Joe Goode In Dancer's Group

Kate Mattingly's latest at the Dancer's Group Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

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

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Revisited Update: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

BCNM was proud to be part of UC Berkeley's 2017 Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Wins a Best Paper at CHI 2017

Light as a physical material? This paper won a major award for it. Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Camille Crittenden on International Women's Day Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

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

25 Jan, 2017

Summer Courses 2017!

What will you be learning this summer? We're offering two courses in New Media Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend in DC

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

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

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

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

31 Oct, 2016

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

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

24 Oct, 2016

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

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

20 Oct, 2016

Henry Jenkins Interviews Gail de Kosnik on Rogue Archives

The third and final installment of Henry Jenkins' interview series with BCNM professor Gail de Kosnik has now been published Read more

18 Oct, 2016

Revisited: NetProv

BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor Lessons in NetProv: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age Read more

10 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Women in Tech

04 Oct, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Lark Buckingham and Advanced Digital Animation

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

26 Sep, 2016

Revisited: & Media Read more

12 Sep, 2016

Upcoming Women in Technology Symposium

Gender diversity among leadership teams and the broader workforce offers demonstrated advantages for innovative thinking, job satisfaction, and corporate bottom lines 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 Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

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

01 Aug, 2016

Bonnie Ruberg and 'Doing it for free'

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg had her article 'Doing it for free: digital labour and the fantasy of amateur online pornography' published in a special issue  Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland Read more

07 Jul, 2016

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

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

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

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

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

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

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

BCNM's Jill Miller Exhibiting at New Maternalisms

New Maternalisms: Redux, an exhibition, features BCNM's very own Jill Miller, showing "24 Hour Family Portraits" Read more

18 May, 2016

Kate Mattingly on Gender and Performance in Dancer's Group 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

28 Apr, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

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

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

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

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

04 Feb, 2016

Andrea Horbinski Published in Mechademia

Her article focuses on the alternative history of Japan presented in Ōoku (大奥), a manga by Fumi Yoshinaga  Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

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

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

11 Aug, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women in Tech

We're thrilled to see the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer gathering momentum! Read more

08 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Grace Gipson

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars — BCNM is hard at work bringing together a brilliant Fall 2015 program! Check out some of these great events! Read more

13 May, 2015

Wikimedia Funds Wikipedia Buddy Group

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

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

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon in the press

Over the course of the day, participants created new articles and enhanced existing entries relating to women and art Read more

03 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Chris Goto-Jones

from his lecture, "Gamic Orientalism" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg Discusses Queerness and Games

In Bonnie's introduction, "Video Games, Queerness, and Beyond," she makes a case for the importance of talking about queerness when we talk about games Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

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

13 Jan, 2015

Margaret Rhee Co-Edits Issue 6 of Ada

The special issue, entitled "Hacking the Black/White Binary," features a unique section called "Feminist Hacks" Read more

10 Sep, 2014

ATC Revisited: John Perry Barlow

We highlight a past lecture by Grateful Dead songwriter, on moving from monotheism to pantheism Read more

03 Sep, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Kyle Booten

Kyle Booten (Education) was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award. Read more

03 Sep, 2014

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

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

01 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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01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

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

05 May, 2014

Revisited: WikiWomen

In April, the Berkeley Center for New Media hosted the university’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon, facilitated by Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch Read more

07 Apr, 2014

Playing Race with Bonnie Ruberg

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

11 Feb, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Nakamura, "Indigenous Circuits"

Professor Nakamura took a closer look at archival documents left from the largely invisbilized history of a corporation that employed thousands of Navajo women from the '60s to '70s 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

20 Nov, 2013

Announcing the 2013 BCNM Susan Miller Fellow

The Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to announce that the inaugural 2013 Susan Miller Fellowship has been awarded to Sarah Stierch, museumist, community organizer, and open culture advocate Read more

12 Nov, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Parks

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

29 Oct, 2013

Queerness and Games Conference Shoutout

Spearheaded by Chris Goetz and Bonnie Ruberg Read more

28 Aug, 2013

The Color of New Media Working Group

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

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

UC Berkeley graduate students with a Designated Emphasis in New Media presented their research on April 17, 2013 in the BCNM Commons to an audience of students, faculty, and members of the public Read more

10 Oct, 2012

International Day of the Girl and the Ongoing Need for More Girls in STEM Fields

CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative Director, Camille Crittenden wrote for the Huffington Post on Tuesday to advocate for continued efforts to bring girls into STEM fields Read more

15 Jun, 2011

The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide

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