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14 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

with Seitu Jones
Artist, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Presented in partnership the Department of Art Practice and co-sponsored by American Cultures. Read more

25 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

with Kim TallBear
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

In conversation with Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Marcos

Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

13 Sep, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

How Can a Maori Girl Recolonise the Screen Using Mighty Pixels

with Lisa Reihana
​Artist, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Presented with Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

30 Aug, 2021 Commons Conversations

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora

with Cathy Thomas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderated by BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

05 Apr, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Dubai

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice Read more

18 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Piracy & Capitalism Panel

with Jennifer Holt, Brewster Kahle, Alexander Dent, and Keller Easterling Read more

11 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Fandom & Race Panel

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

04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

The President's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia and a Professor of English with the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures 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
Presented in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.

  Read more

25 Feb, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”

with Rebecca Wanzo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

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, American Cultures, and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

with Xiaowei Wang 
Writer and artist; author of Blockchain Chicken Farm

An Xiao Mina
Writer and artist; author of From Memes to Movements Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination 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

01 Oct, 2020 Workshops

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Alenda Chang, Neha Kumar, and Aaminah Norris
Moderated by Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Workshops

BCNM Student Orientation & Hangout

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

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair Read more

22 Jan, 2020 Commons Conversations

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

with Rahul Gairola
Murdoch University

Co-sponsored by the Color of New Media Working Group. 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 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

30 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM 2019 Seed Grant Talks

with Celeste Kidd
Psychology

and William White
Anthropology Read more

04 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

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

20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

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

18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Commons Conversations

Immersive Media: Performance, Experience, & Audience

with Mona Kasra
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia Read more

24 Sep, 2018 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

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

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

21 Aug, 2018 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house, filled with art, demonstrations, and new media programs from across campus! Read more

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

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon Read more

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

with Paolo Cirio
Artist, NY
Presented in partnership with the Department of Art Practice Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

with Frank Foer
National correspondent for The Atlantic and fellow at the New America Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Tool Talk — Mario Krell, "Field Studies with Multimedia Big Data"

Learn about a new tool that allows researchers to leverage large user generated data, such as Flickr, without being experts in data processing. Read more

18 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Visiting Scholar Talk — Steffen Moestrup, "The Journalist as a Performative Persona"

BCNM Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup discusses his research on persona driven journalism. Read more

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

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

11 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Book Talk — Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation

with TF Tierney
Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Studies Read more

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

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

02 May, 2017 Workshops

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Hosted by Stacy Reardon and developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform for multimedia digital projects and academic texts. Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party 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

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

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

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder 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

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

23 Aug, 2016 Special Events

Fall 2016 Open House

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

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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

03 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Welcome Back! BCNM's Fall Open House

Celebrate the new semester with us, here at BCNM Read more

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference is hosting a prize contest for best papers. Get writing! Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

A special opportunity for BCNM students and faculty to discuss inclusive design and share projects Read more

19 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Human Impacts Bay Area: Innovations for the Climate Breakthrough

Join us for a night of art and conversation around innovative ways to tackle climate change Read more

13 Nov, 2014 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

An HTNM lecture by Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University Read more

31 May, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems

A part of our Arts and Technology Colloquium, Stephanie Syjuco - visual artist and educator - bestows a lecture Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

12 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

Register here to help out with the Turing Test Tournament! Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

Participate in this 2-day symposium on critical issues in online higher education. Google, CMU, Coursera representatives are slotted to speak. Note: tickets for this event have been claimed but sign up for the wait-list here! Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Visualization and the Joy of Revelation

with Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, artists and lead researchers of Google's Big Picture" visualization research group Read more

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

Hosted at SFMoMA, featuring Nicholas DeMonchaux and the work of Buckminster Fuller Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

with Marc Horowitz, interdisciplinary artist. A part of Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

Today

Spring 2022 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open

The Berkeley Center for New Media is now accepting applications for admission to the Designated Emphasis (DE) in New Media and the Graduate Certificate in New Media programs. All applications for Spring 2022 admittance are due March 1, 2022. Read more

10 Jan, 2022

Common Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Common Conversations event with founder of Stamen Design Eric Rodenbeck. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 BCNM Events

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

04 Jan, 2022

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Lisa Reihana

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Indigenous Technologies event with Maori artist and filmmaker Lisa Reihana. Read more

26 Dec, 2021

New Paper on Learning Efficient Grasping Sets

Ken Goldberg's lab publishes "LEGS: Learning Efficient Grasping Sets for Exploratory Grasping." Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Summer 2022 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2022. Read more

07 Oct, 2021

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora: Cathy Thomas Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the updated transcript and video for Cathy Thomas's “Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora”. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

BCNM Around the Web September 2021

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

23 Sep, 2021

BCNM at SIGCIS 2021

Jacob Gaboury and Hannah Zeavin presented at the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society 2021 conference! Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2021

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2021. Read more

29 Aug, 2021

BCNM 2020-2021 Publications Read more

26 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg at ICML 2021

Check out the amazing work from Ken Goldberg and team at the International Conference on Machine Learning 2021!  Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at CASE

Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented a slew of new papers at the 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). Read more

27 Jul, 2021

BCNM's Big Wins 2021

It was a whirlwind year for BCNM and we're so proud to share some of our greatest hits from 2021.  Read more

21 Jul, 2021

Applications for our Fall 2021 Conference Grants are now open!

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open Read more

30 Jun, 2021

Fandom + Piracy: Event Videos and Transcripts Available Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review Read more

19 Jun, 2021

BCNM Around the Web June

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

19 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Indigenous Games

Check out the transcript for Elizabeth LaPensee's "Indigenous Games"! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at ICRA 2021

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2021! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Getting a Grip on Reality

Ken Goldberg recently published the editorial for Science Robotics. Read more

03 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Piracy & Capitalism

Check out the transcript for the Piracy & Capitalism Panel! Read more

28 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, was recently featured in the All About Blockchain podcast, where she discussed the future social benefits of blockchain innovation.  Read more

26 May, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Christiane Paul

Check out the updated transcript for Christiane Paul's HTNM lecture,  "Online: Art & AI"! Read more

23 May, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Fandom & Race

Check out the updated transcript for the Fandom + Race Panel! Read more

08 May, 2021

BCNM at CHI 2021

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2021! Read more

07 May, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Kavita Philip Transcript Now Online

Check out the transcript for Kavita Philip's "Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction"! Read more

05 May, 2021

ATC Transcript and Video Now Online: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Check out the updated transcript for Lawrence Abu Hamndan's "The Sonic Image" Read more

21 Apr, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Margo Robbins & Valentin Lopez

Check out the updated transcript for Margo Robbins and Valentin Lopez's "A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies." Read more

17 Apr, 2021

BCNM Around the Web April 2021

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

15 Apr, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Rebecca Wanzo Transcript Now Online

Check out the updated transcript for Rebecca Wanzo's “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”. Read more

01 Apr, 2021

Fall 2021 Recommended Courses Out Now

Check out our new media finds from across campus! Read more

20 Mar, 2021

Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

Submit to an upcoming anthology that will imagine and explore futures for Richmond,VA through an Afrofuturist lens. Read more

07 Mar, 2021

Video Now Online: Marisa Duarte Read more

02 Mar, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Marisa Duarte

Check out the updated transcipt for Marisa Duarte's Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action! Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Six Books About Robots & AI from Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg recently posted his recommendations for six book on artificial intelligence and robots. Check them out! Read more

29 Jan, 2021

BCNM Around the Web January 2021

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

21 Dec, 2020

BCNM Fall 2020: Events In Review

We’re so thankful to everyone who tuned in for our events this past semester. Keep reading for a round-up of our events and speakers!  Read more

09 Dec, 2020

Spring 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

30 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg's AutoLab at ICRA 2020

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2020. Read more

25 Nov, 2020

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Corrina Gould

We're pleased to share the transcript of our first Indigenous Technologies event with Sogorea Te' Land Trust co-founder Corrina Gould.  Read more

25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

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

24 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations Video and Transcript Now Online: Blockchain Chicken Farm Read more

20 Nov, 2020

Summer 2021 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

19 Nov, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Skawennati Read more

18 Nov, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual in ICIDS Exhibition Read more

17 Nov, 2020

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Skawennati

Check out the updated transcipt for Skawennati's World ReBuilding: Aboriginal Territories in CyberSpace and the Initiative for Indigenous Future! Read more

13 Nov, 2020

ATC Transcript Now Online: Lawrence Lek

Interested in getting the transcript for Lawrence Lek's great talk on "The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL"! We have you covered! Read more

10 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations: Gu Jiang Transcript Now Online

Interested in getting the transcript for Prof. Gu Jiang's great talk on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Consumption! We have you covered! Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Pablo Paredes Featured in El Mercurio

BCNM Alum Pablo Parades is featured in El Mercurio, where he speaks of his projects related to mental health. Read more

03 Nov, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2021

Applications are now open and are due December 1, 2020.  Read more

31 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Receives BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Read more

15 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2020

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2020. Read more

14 Oct, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2021. Read more

02 Oct, 2020

HTNM Video Now Available: Sogorea Te' Land Trust Read more

24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

23 Sep, 2020

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

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

20 Aug, 2020

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at CASE 2020

A stunning seven papers were accepted at CASE 2020 from Ken Goldberg's lab. Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

29 Jul, 2020

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

18 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg's Lab Teaches Robots to Sew Sutures

Look forward to robotic surgeon assistants! Read more

15 May, 2020

Poetry from Alex Saum-Pascual in The New River 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 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

23 Apr, 2020

C19 Shield - Support their Efforts! 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

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

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

03 Feb, 2020

Open Call for Robo-Art 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

08 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen at Nam June Paik Art Center

Trevor Paglen's first solo exhibition in Korea is held at the Nam June Paik Art Center until February 2, 2020. Read more

29 Nov, 2019

Applications for our Spring 2020 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to assist with conference attenddance.  Read more

27 Nov, 2019

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

20 Nov, 2019

Summer 2020 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

16 Nov, 2019

BCNM 2018-2019 Publications

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

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

13 Sep, 2019

Ken Goldberg: Recycling with Robots

Students at Berkeley worked artist and robotics professor Ken Goldberg to experiment innovative ways of using robotics for recycling. 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

13 Jul, 2019

Applications for our Fall 2019 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to assist with conference attenddance.  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

09 Jul, 2019

HTNM 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from this incredible program, featuring Molly Steenson and Safiya Noble! Read more

08 Jul, 2019

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

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

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

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Camryn Bell on Algorithmic Gentrification with Will Payne

Camryn received an BCNM undergraduate research fellowship to work on Algorithmic Gentrification under the mentorship of Will Payne. 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

23 Apr, 2019

Machine Learning in Robotics Highlighted in NYT with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg shares his insights into machine learning in the New York Times. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Ethics in AI

The New York Times hosted the New Work Summit. Read more about the recommendations Ken Goldberg and other experts made regarding the ethics of artificial intelligence.

  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

07 Feb, 2019

BCNM 2017-2018 Publications

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

04 Feb, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for our 2019-2020 Faculty Seed Grants 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

Online Hate Index in the News

Claudia Von Vacano and Brittan Heller's research on hate speech identifying AI was recently covered in the California Magazine. 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

03 Dec, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for our Spring 2019 Conference Grants

BCNM graduate students are invited to apply for funds to assist in their conference attendance. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Summer 2019 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

Jane McGonigal developed a toolkit to help keep many large Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as start-ups, keep their priorities and ethics in check. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Updated: Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

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

24 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018

BCNM professor Ken Goldberg, UCOT's Chris Ategeka and Google AI's Timnit Gebru presented "Will AI Diversify Human Thinking or Replace It" at TechCrunch's Disrupt SF 2018. Read more

13 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RSS Workshop

The theme was "New Benchmarks, Metrics, and Competitions for Robotic Learning." 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

18 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on the Peder Sather E-Lit Bergen Collaboration

Alex Saum-Pascual summarizes the amazing work that developed out of the Peder Sather grant funded collaboration between UCB and Bergen University on electronic literature. Read more

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

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

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at UTS, Australia

Ken Goldberg visited the UTS in Australia to discuss the boundaries between alive and live-like. 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

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Goldberg at Industry of Things World USA 2018

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

26 Feb, 2018

Hack the Bells How-To Now Online

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

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

25 Jan, 2018

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

22 Jan, 2018

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

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

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Trevor Paglen's Reaper Drone at the Wichita Art Museum

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's art piece, "Reaper Drone," was featured at the Wichita Art Museum's exhbition about surveillance and photography.  Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017

Ken Goldberg will speak at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017 on Friday, November 17. Read more

09 Nov, 2017

Summer Fellowships Now Available

Applications for Summer 2018 are now available! BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer research. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on RoBhat Labs in Daily Cal

Ken Goldberg is quoted in a Daily Cal article about RoBhat Labs and their latest Google Chrome extension release, Botcheck.me. 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

31 Oct, 2017

ATC Revisited: Paolo Cirio, "Socially Engaged Internet-Art"

Revisiting Paolo Cirio's ATC speaker event about activism and social commentary through art. Read more

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

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

22 Oct, 2017

Revisited: Frank Foer, "World Without Mind"

Revisiting Frank Foer's ATC speaker event about his new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

BCNM 2016-2017 Publications

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

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

28 Aug, 2017

Learning Analytics Conference

Join cross-disciplinary experts from UC Berkeley and beyond as they share perspectives on data's influence on learning environments (think: how bCourses became bCourses) Read more

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

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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28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

Greg Niemeyer received BCNM research funding to build a VR rendering of Earth. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers

Will Payne presented his research at the American Association of Geographers this April in Boston, MA. 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

27 Feb, 2017

Ken Goldberg Receives Google Research Grant

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

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Summer 2017 Research Fellowships Now Open for Applications

BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer doctoral or pre-doctoral research Read more

07 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination"

A recap of "Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination" with Mike Tyka and Gray Area founder Josette Melchor. Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Peter Lyman Fellowship Application Now Open

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

14 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Technology, Space and Reason

Miyoko Conley recaps Bernard Stiegler's exciting Symposium held in October. Read more

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

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

24 Oct, 2016

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

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

12 Sep, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 Season of the Art, Technology & Culture Colloquium

This year, our lectures are organized around the theme of "Digital Immersion." Read the full line-up here. 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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

Will Payne received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on location based services Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

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

25 Jul, 2016

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2016 Open House

Save the date!  Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

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

31 May, 2016

Ebb in the Press

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

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

Laura Devendorf's Color Changing Thread

Devendorf's project is focused on how to use thermochromic pigments in weaving and crocheted materials 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

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

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

05 Apr, 2016

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

02 Mar, 2016

At "The Art of Humanizing Robotics" with Ken Goldberg 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

Papers from Precarious Aesthetics

Last October BCNM invited scholars from around the world to come together and explore the complexity of the image and representation in the digital age Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Hub '15 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

16 Nov, 2015

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

with Benjamin Bratton 

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

09 Nov, 2015

First Set of Precarious Aesthetics Papers Online

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

25 Sep, 2015

BCNM's Annual Open House Calls for Applications for Emphasis and Certificate in New Media!

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks.  Read more

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

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Martinat and Mayorga

We recap this wonderful discussion, "Reality Environments," hosted at the David Brower Center Read more

01 Apr, 2015

David Bates At Google

A day-long seminar on "Philosophy of the Web," hosted by Google on their campus 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

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

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

11 Feb, 2015

Kimiko Ryokai

Kimiko's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of beyond-desktop computational media Read more

11 Feb, 2015

"Watching, creating, and archiving" paper published in Convergence

On the quantity and temporality of fannish productivity in online fan fiction archives"  Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Abigail De Kosnik Published in Performance Research

The Silicon Valley ‘tech boom’ has led to large-scale gentrification in San Francisco... Read more

10 Nov, 2014

Ken Goldberg and Tiffany Shlain: "Robots, Botox, and Google Glass"

BCNM's Ken Goldberg and his wife, Tiffany Shlain, have made a new mini-documentary Read more

05 Nov, 2014

Interactive Seating Design Competition

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

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

02 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture Read more

01 Sep, 2014

Meet Ken Goldberg

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

28 Jul, 2014

Joseph Akel Essay in Gallery Catalogue

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

20 Nov, 2013

Now Accepting Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship Applications

Applications Due: February 1, 2014 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

24 Sep, 2013

Nominations Open for BCNM's Susan Miller Fellowship!

This unique opportunity offers the recipient the chance to engage in creative scholarly pursuits through a residency at the Berkeley Center for New Media Read more

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

14 Aug, 2013

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

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

13 Aug, 2013

Google More: Where FERPA and CPHS conflict with EULA

UC Berkeley just completed the transition of all of its email from a proprietary system to gmail. Faculty shares their thoughts. 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

03 Apr, 2013

Learning Mode Conference Recap & Highlight Video

Symposium speakers shared their diverse experiences with online education and examined the conditions, opportunities, and tensions pertaining to learning online Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

20 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: College Ready Hackathon

Wi-Fi and cloud-storage will be provided. Hackers should bring their own computers. Open to all! Read more

06 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

*Update: online registration is now full, however please feel free to register for the wait list Read more

29 Oct, 2012

Cyberculture and Access in Ghana

Reginold Royston has been in Accra, Ghana since 2012, doing dissertation research on Internet access and local cyberculture Read more

05 Sep, 2012

Announcing the Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium Lecture Series

Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm. ATC lectures are free and open to the public! Read more

14 May, 2012

Who’s Achievement? — Evaluating Self-Constructed and Peer-Evaluated Badge Systems in Online Classrooms

15 Jun, 2011

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

Next deadline – 1 March, 2022

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – March 1, 2022

Certificate in New Media

Graduate Opportunities

Next deadline – 1 November 2021

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

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

Visiting Scholar in New Media

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2022.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2022 are due March 15, 2022

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2021

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 1, 2022

Faculty Seed Grants

Next deadline - November 24, 2021

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Indigenous Technologies

Hack the Bells Guide

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2022.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2022 are due March 15, 2022

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2021

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 1, 2022

Faculty Seed Grants

Next deadline - November 24, 2021

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Indigenous Technologies

Hack the Bells Guide

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