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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

18 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: 3D Printed Replicas of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

with Rita Lucarelli
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

17 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

This session will feature panelists building collections and tools for local digital humanities projects.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: Reception and Poster Session

Please join us in kicking off the 2019 DH Fair by enjoying refreshments with colleagues while browsing posters on recent and current Digital Humanities work at Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

with Zeynep Tufekci
Professor,  UNC

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

04 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University

Presented by the Department of Rhetoric, in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media's History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Department of History. 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

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 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

08 Feb, 2019 Special Events

HIGH/LOW: Taste, Quality, and Resolution

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference
February 8-9, 2019 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

18 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Civic Data Solidarity Panel

with Burak Arikan, artist, founder of Graph Commons
Sinduja Rangarajan, data reporter, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jin Zhu, artist, member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 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

04 Oct, 2018 History & Theory

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

with Timothy Stott
Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture
Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology 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

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

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

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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09 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

new art, flag art, good art, portal art

with Ian Cheng
Artist, Los Angeles, CA
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and as part of the Arts + Design Monday Nights at BAMPFA program. 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

19 Mar, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Yugoexport Is the Name of this Oral Corporation

With Irena Haiduk
Artist, Belgrade, Serbia
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

with Moya Bailey
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; the BAD CRIPP community forum; Professor Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies; and the Disability Studies Research Cluster Read more

01 Mar, 2018 History & Theory

The Software Arts

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

05 Feb, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Connectivity as a Human Right

with Nick Negroponte
Architect, MIT, Massachussetts 
Presented in partnership with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

29 Jan, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Indexical Ambivalence

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

15 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project

Witness the presentation of this fascinating ethical, and political archive on mass human displacement, this November Read more

14 Nov, 2017 Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

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

06 Nov, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

We Must Conjure Our Gods Before We Obey Them

With Michael Rock
Designer, 2x4, NY.
Presenting in partnership with the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning 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

17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

with Erich Hörl and Yuk Hui
Panel Discussion with Luciana Parisi, David Bates & Warren Sack
with support from the Townsend Center and the Dean of Arts and Humanities Read more

12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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05 Oct, 2017 Commons Conversations

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

New media and modes of digital expression are transforming our experience of, and shaping conversations around free speech. Join us as faculty, students, and staff discuss this new landscape. 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

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

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

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

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington Read more

11 Apr, 2017 Special Events

New Technology and Archaeology Symposium

Sponsored by the History of Art Department, The Computer Science Undergraduate Association, the Organization of Graduate Students in the Digital Humanities, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley. Read more

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Nicholas de Monchaux on Local Code: 3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Join BCNM at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive with an author talk with Nicholas de Monchaux. Read more

04 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

with Jan De Vos
Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (BE) 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

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

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

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

09 Dec, 2016 Special Events

"Rogue Archives" Book Launch: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

"Rogue Archives" is authored by Prof. Gail De Kosnik Read more

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

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

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History & Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Boom California": Launch Party for Special Global Urban Humanities Issue

We're celebrating the latest issue of BOOM California Magazine! Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

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

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author, design entrepreneur, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture Read more

14 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

A continuation of the Symposium, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

13 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

Sponsored by the Townsend Center, the Dean of Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Department of Rhetoric. Read more

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. 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

13 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! 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

17 Mar, 2016 History & Theory

Critical Play

Mary Flanagan will explore this rich history and point to the theoretical concerns that arise when playing critically.  Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

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

02 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Right to Remember

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

11 Feb, 2016 History & Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist 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

14 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! 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

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

14 May, 2015 Special Events

Who Owns the Data?

We're co-hosting keynote addresses, lightning talks, and panel discussions on individual agency in an increasingly digital world 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

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 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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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

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

with Jose Carlos Martinat, artist, and Enrique Mayorga, researcher Read more

05 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal

A Masterclass with Jose Carlos Martinat. Open to artists, inventors, and engineers Read more

03 Apr, 2015 Special Events

10th Anniversary Salon

Artists, humanists, and technologists interested in new media gathering for a fantastic night of conversation and food Read more

02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

A lecture on "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music"

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor 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

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab 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

17 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial

An ATC lecture by Rick Lowe 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

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

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

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

The release of Ritwik Banerji's (DE) project, Maxine Read more

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

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

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

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

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

01 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Hack FSM

Participate in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary! First prize: a MacBook Air Read more

29 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Impossible Hackathon

We're bringing wifi, food, API's, an amazing community... You bring ideas help this "economy of kindness" Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" Read more

06 Mar, 2014 History & Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

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

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

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

15 Feb, 2014

Create Your Bot Hackathon

Learn how to build Chatbots with renowned artificial intelligence programmer and ChatScript language designer Bruce Wilcox as you compete to create the most human chatbot! Read more

04 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director Read more

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor 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

12 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

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

19 Sep, 2013 History & Theory

Mia Laboro: How To Do Generative Humanities

with Peter Lunenfeld, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

26 Aug, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Open House

This event is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UC Berkeley 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

24 Jan, 2013 Special Events

Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment

A CITRIS Data and Democracy event to celebrate Data Innovation Day Read more

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

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

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

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

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

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

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

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Hawking, Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject

A discussion in celebration of Hacia Mialet's book, Hawking, Incorporated. Featuring David Bates (Rhetoric) and Cori Hayden (Anthropology) Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

We Witness: A Panel on Digital Video, Social Media, and Political Protest

A panel of leading video activists, filmmakers, + technology developers on the implications for human rights investigations, advocacy campaigns, and social justice Read more

03 Dec, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive

An Arts + Technology Colloquium lecture by JoAnne Northrup, former chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art  Read more

27 Nov, 2012 Workshops

Provoking Reflection and Exploration with Aesthetic Interaction

Laura Devendorf will discuss AnyType, an Android application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment 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

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

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A panel, fair, and poster session on this emerging interdiscilinary research field. 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

06 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Designing for In-the-Moment Interactions with Robotic Agents

 

Leila Takayama, research scientist, on communicating with robots Read more

17 Sep, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen

with Ryan and Trevor Oakes, visual artists whose work has been featured in Chicago's Millennium Park and Palazzo Strozzi Museum in Florence Italy -- to name a few Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

Lunch and conversation with Walter Kim, artist and engineer based in San Francisco Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Digital Inquiry: Forms of Knowledge in the Age of New Media

Reflections on the nature of knowledge in the digital age, a symposium Read more

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

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

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

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor 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

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

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

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

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) Read more

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist Read more

06 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Asian Horror Cinema and Beyond

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

19 Sep, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Turns and Reciprocal Systems

with Shannon Jackson, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities and Director of the Arts Research Center Read more

07 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Desirée Holman in Conversation with Sherry Turkle

artist Holman and MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self  at MIT Turkle Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History & Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more

02 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

with Christopher Alexander, Prof. of Architecture here at UC Berkeley Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

A symposium for anyone interested in uniting the tech-world and the human rights community Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Pure Engineering – Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility and Consumerism

with Raffaello D’Andrea, an artist and Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Read more

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

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

13 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement

with Parul Vora, Wikimedia Foundation Read more

12 Apr, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

"New Media and Human Rights Research Methods" 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

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

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

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

07 Feb, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Surfaces of Constant Simultaneity

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

11 Oct, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Art and the Utopian Imaginary

with Mark Tribe, artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, and politics Read more

5 days ago

Jacob Gaboury on Regimes of Identification

Jacob Gaboury recaps an incredible year as a 2018 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant recipient. Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Qian Yu on Computer Relationships at CHI 2019

Qian presented "I Almost Fell in Love with a Machine: Speaking with Computers Affects Closeness and Self-disclosure" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

07 Jun, 2019

Stefanos Geroulanos HTNM Video Now Online Read more

30 May, 2019

Revisited: Art as Critique Conference

Felix Rosen recaps ARC’s Art as Critique Conference from March 1, 2019, which BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor. Read more

29 May, 2019

Celeste Kidd and the Role of Reasoning and Metacognition in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a 2019 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant for "The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition During Belief Formation in the Internet Era." Read more

28 May, 2019

Soravis Prakkamakul on VR at CHI 2019

Soravis presented “Exploring Word-gesture Text Entry Techniques in Virtual Reality” at the Human Factors in Computing Conference 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. 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

21 May, 2019

Noura Howell on Sensors in Public Urban Environments at CHI

Noura presented "The Heart Sounds Bench" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference of 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

19 May, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Publishes Learning as Movement in Social Design-Based Experiments

The article, written with Kris Gutiérrez, José Lizárraga, and Eduardo Rivero, was published in Human Development 2019, volume 62! Read more

18 May, 2019

BCNM at ICA 2019

Check out the great panels our alumni are part of at the International Communications Association 2019 Conference! 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

10 May, 2019

ATC Revisited: Adam Savage Read more

09 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

These students invested in the new media landscape at Cal, and we're excited to see what new endeavours they undertake in their respective fields 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

02 May, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos 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

20 Apr, 2019

César Torres Appointed Assistant Professor at UT Arlington

Photo by Yuko Watanabe Read more

19 Apr, 2019

Grace Gipson at MSU Comics Forum

Talking Comics and (Dis)ability in the Midwest at the 2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

Tory Jeffay on Surveillance at SCMS

Tory presented "Body/Camera: Viewing Raw Images of Policing through the Lens of Early Film" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies annual conference.  Read more

14 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Rhonda Holberton

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

11 Apr, 2019

Announcing our Summer 2019 Research Award Recipients

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are completing, and are pleased to be able to provide summer funding to support their research initiatives. Read more

10 Apr, 2019

Kirsten Chen Curates Play Me Love You

BCNM undergrad Kirsten Chen curates a virtual reality art show at Swim Gallery! 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

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Kim Stanley Robinson Video Now Online Read more

22 Mar, 2019

ATC Kelani Nichole Video Now Online Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Gail De Kosnik Co-Edits Special Issue of Transformative Works and Cultures Published

Co-edited with andré carrington, the issue's theme is "Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color." Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Revisited: High/Low Conference 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

09 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

05 Mar, 2019

HTNM Tim Stott Video Now Online 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

Ken Goldberg's Dex Net 4.0 in Forbes

Goldberg's work is featured in the Forbe's article, "Getting a Better Grip on Reality, Robots Poised for Wider Role on Assembly Lines" 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

Music & Architecture: Selected Bibliography Compiled by Alum Tiffany Ng

Alum Tiffany Ng's Music & Architecture: Selected Bibliography is available on Humanities Commons Read more

23 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg in MIT Sloan Webinar on AI

Ken Goldberg joins Ally MacDonald to discuss how AI and humans can work together. 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

19 Feb, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at MLA Commons

Alex Saum-Pascual attended the 2019 Chicago Modern Language Association Convention, presenting her research on the  intersection of digital humanities and Hispanic studies. 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

17 Feb, 2019

Alum Ritwik Banerji at the MMaP Research Center

Check out this video of Ritwik discussing "Prying Apart the Social Phenomenology of Free Improvisation" Read more

16 Feb, 2019

Stuart Geiger at University of Washington eScience Institute

Alum Stuart Geiger, ethnographer of computation and computational ethnographer; research staff at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, gave a talk on the human aspects of data science research. Read more

15 Feb, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at DHSI

On June 10-14, alum Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching a course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

BCNM Alumni Help Launch Digital Studies Institute at Michigan

This new institute explores the impact of technology on identity, inequality, and ethics.

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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

09 Feb, 2019

BCNM in Vision & Light: Processing Perception Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

04 Feb, 2019

Molly Nicholas Receives SNAP Fellowship

BCNM DE student Molly Nicholas recieved the 2019 Snap Fellowship! Read more

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited 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

28 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Bloomberg Review

Goldberg was quoted in an article on the development of robotic stunts performed at Disney theme parks. Read more

15 Jan, 2019

BCNM at Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association 2018

Shannon Jackson and alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Caitlin Marshall participated in States of Emergence from November 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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

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

31 Dec, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science on Robot & Frank

Ken Goldberg discussed how Robot and Frank has inspired him at the Lawrence Berkeley Hall of Science Film Festival. 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

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

28 Nov, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Situations

Jacob Gaboury presented a lecture on queer computing and the concept of data processing beyond successful communication. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Teams Up with Kronos Quartet for Sight Machine

Alum Trevor Paglen combines artwork with artifcial intelligence in an engaging musical performance with Kronos Quartet at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  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

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

Trevor Paglen Featured in ArtNet Article on AI in Art

In an exploration of the art movement pushed forward by AI, Trevor Paglen's work is analyzed in Art Net. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Legacies of Gaming and Technology

Bonnie Ruberg attended the 2018-19 digital humanities symposium, "My Mother Was a Computer: Legacies of Gender and Technology," as a panelist. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg on Queer Indie Video Games in American Quarterly

Volume 70 of American Quarterly features pieces on the Digital Humanities, one work of which is written by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

31 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kerry Tribe Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg in 5 Takeaways from TechCrunch Disrupt

Ken Goldberg's conversation around bias in AI was one of the key takeaways from TechCrunch's Disrupt SF conference.

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29 Oct, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Conference Grant Recipients

We’re thrilled to be supporting our graduates as they travel across the globe to share their scholarship. Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Art Acquired by Stanford's Denning House

Alum Trevor Paglen's two dye sublimation prints were recently acquired by Stanford University.  Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

Recruitment opens September 24th, 2018 and runs through November 5th, 2018. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ryan Ikeda & Electronic Literature

This summer, Ryan Ikeda examined how instructors, departments and institutions teach electronic literature. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg and AI Study by Tata Communications in the Press

Study from consulting firm Tata Communications on AI, co-authored by Ken Goldberg, covered in the press. Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Commons Conversations Revisited: Belinda Middleweek Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

Great to see BCNM faculty and graduate students part of the Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows. 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

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

12 Sep, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at IberoAmericana

Join Alex in Madrid for a book talk on her amazing new work #PostWeb! Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited 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

23 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From architectural intelligence to cybernetics and play, algorithms of oppression to the human computer in the stone age, we have a fantastic line up for this year's program! Read more

21 Aug, 2018

Tom McEnaney Launches GloUH Colloquium

Join Tom McEnaney on August 28th as he discusses Wireless Commons and Counterpublics: New Digital Infrastructures in Cuba! Read more

20 Aug, 2018

BCNM at ELO 2018

The Electronic Literature Organization's 2018 Conference, Mind The Gap, took place in Montréal August 13th to 17th! Read more

17 Aug, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Machine Learning & UX Panel at IDEO

The IDEO MLUX Industry Panel focused on Designing and using Data Science Ethically. Read more

15 Aug, 2018

Claudia von Vacano on AI that Recognizes Hate Speech

Cronkite News highlights the work by the D-Lab on the Online Hate Index.  Read more

14 Aug, 2018

Yifei Liu at HCI 2018

The 20th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction was held in Las Vegas from the 15th-20th of July, 2018. Read more

12 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at the Halsey McKay Gallery

The East Hampton Gallery features work by Nina Beier, Judith Hopf, John Miller, and Trevor Paglen, until August 26th. 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

27 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in NYT Article on Facial Recognition Technology

In "What Do Facial Recognition Technologies Mean for Our Privacy?" Teicher focuses on how artists are using these apps. Read more

24 Jul, 2018

Alum Naomi Bragin in Topics of Meta Read more

18 Jul, 2018

Ritwik Banerji Published on Interactions with Artificial Social Agents

The article is titled: "De-instrumentalizing HCI: Social Psychology, Rapport Formation, and Interactions with Artificial Social Agents" Read more

16 Jul, 2018

Help Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Improve!

Wired magazine shares how we can enhance robots' ability to grasp through submitting object designs to Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net. 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

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Manifesta 12 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

27 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Science on the Screen

Join Ken Goldberg on June 27th for a screening of Operator, followed by a discussion on the technologies presented in the film. Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at the DH Summer Lecture Series

This year, DH at Berkeley hosts a weekly DH Summer Lecture series, highlighting the distinguished work of faculty and scholars engaged in the digital humanities at UC Berkeley. Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes #Postweb! Read more

20 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Time Magazine's "How Drones are Revolutionizing Art"

Time magazine explores how drones are altering our perspective and fundamentally changing the terms of art. Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at On-Body Interaction at Dagstuhl

Eric Paulos was an invited Participant at the Dagstuh seminar "Embodied Cognition Meets Sensor/Actuator Engineering to Design New Interfaces." Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at Digital Art History Summer School in Málaga

Head to Spain this September to learn about Data & the Arts from Greg Niemeyer! Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep at AAG Annual Meeting

Malika Imhotep presented "Tracing Black Queer Spatialities" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting with help from a BCNM Conference Grant. 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

07 Jun, 2018

BCNM at ICA 2018

Our alumni present their exceptional scholarship at the International Communication Association 2018 Conference. Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

30 May, 2018

Soravis Prakkamakul on Facial Perception

Soravis Prakkamakul received a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant to present his paper "Reflexive Visual Inspection of Cleft Lip Faces — Analysis of Lookzone Focus Over Time" at the 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. 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

Jacob Gaboury Published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

Jacob Gaboury's "Critical Unmaking, or Queer Computation as a Radical Practice" was published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities. 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

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Published in The Wall Street Journal on The Robot-Human Alliance

Ken Goldberg contributed a commentary piece on human-machine collaboration to The Wall Street Journal.  Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

Ken Goldberg and his lab were interviewed by NBC Bay Area about the progress being made in robotics development at UC Berkeley.  Read more

23 May, 2018

Welcome Claudia Von Vacano

We are thrilled to welcome to our Executive Committee, Executive Director of Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the D-Lab, Claudia Von Vacano. Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in Bodies of Information

Bodies of Information is a collection of feminist contributions to digital humanities, and one of the published authors to be featured in the book is alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

18 May, 2018

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2018

Molly Nicholas is a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient who attended "Engage at CHI" 2019 in Montréal, Canada. Read more

17 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Research Spotlighted in Nature

Robots are slowing becoming master of dexterity, and Ken Goldberg is a leading engineer in the field. Read more

17 May, 2018

ATC Nicholas Negroponte Video Now Online 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

08 May, 2018

Noura Howell at CHI 2018 Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Jenni Higgs at the Digital Learning Symposium

Jenni Higgs was a presenter at the "Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond" sympopsium that took place at the University of California, Irvine. 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

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

07 May, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at Bergen

As a part of Saum-Pascual's visit to the University of Bergen, she gave an overview of her forthcoming book release. Read more

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

Congratulations to these four stellar women, who have made a big impact at Cal in the New Media space. Read more

03 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Michigan School of Information

Ken Goldberg was recently invited by the University of Michigan to give a talk on the campus about his previous work and research. Read more

02 May, 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in the Daily Cal

The Undergraduate Certificate in New Media was listed as one of the 10 "cool majors" at UC Berkeley by The Daily CalifornianRead more

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Molly Nicholas at TEI 2018

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant, Molly Nicholas received funding to attend and present her research findings at TEI 2018. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Wired on Robot Manipulation

Ken Goldberg was quoted in "A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown" in Wired. Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Research Insights: Algorithmic Ethnography with Ritwik Banerji

Ritwik Banerji, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, discusses new developments in his research about human sociality in relation to AI. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Exhibiting in Joy Forum

BCNM faculty Greg Niemeyer will be participating in the "Hyperobjects" exhbition taking place in the Joy Forum & Rom 61 from April 26-30. Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Exhibition

Asma Kazmi curated a fantastic virtual reality exhibition we were thrilled to preview as part of the Past is Present.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! We are excited to support the amazing work these students will be completing over the summer.  Read more

16 Apr, 2018

New Ken Goldberg Dex-Net Video Online

A video of Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 is now online, featured in publications such as the MIT Technology Review and Mashable. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Irena Haiduk

Graduate ATC Liaison, KC Forcier, revisits Irena Haiduk's ATC Lecture that took place last month.  Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Designated Emphasis & Certificate Cohort

We are proud to welcome an amazing set of graduates from across campus to the Berkeley Center for New Media. 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

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Data Science Institute at Manchester

Stuart Geiger spoke at the University of Manchester's Data Science Institute on The Human Contexts of Data: Infrastructures, Institutions, and Interpretations. Read more

20 Mar, 2018

HairIO by Hybrid Ecologies in the Press

BCNM Designated Emphasis Students Molly Nicholas and Christine Dierk, aided by BCNM faculty Eric Paulos, project HäirIÖ was featured heavily in the media! Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Driverless Cars

Ken Goldberg was quoted in NY Times article on Driverless Cars. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Ken Goldberg gave a lounge lecture, "Beyond the Uncanny Valley of Dolls," at the Hearst Museum. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

Ken Goldberg will be attending the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, on April 5. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at University of Copenhagen

Stuart Geiger gave a public talk at the IT University of Copenhagen about the ethnography of computation.  Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited in Frankfurter Kunstverein

Trevor Paglen's work featured at exhibit at Frankfurter Kunstverein.  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

06 Mar, 2018

Photographs from Koci Hernandez Featured in Two New Books

Multimedia and Journalism Prof. Koci-Hernandez' photographs are featured in 100 Great Street Photographs and Mobile Street Photography. 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

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Cleveland Museum

Alum Trevor Paglen to speak at Cleveland Museum of Art Read more

05 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics May 11

Ken Goldberg will be a speaker in the lineup for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics 2018 this coming May.

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02 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at the University of Maryland

Geiger spoke on Computational Ethnography as part of U of M iSchool's speaker series.  Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Beyond Academia Conference

Horbinski spoke at the Beyond Academia Conference as part of the Media and Communication panel. Read more

23 Feb, 2018

David Bates Presents Annual Straker Lecture at UBC

Prof. David Bates is presenting "Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence” for the STS Program’s Annual Straker lecture. The lecture will occur on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 PM in Swing 122. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

20 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg Included in Oxford's AI in a Week

Goldberg is included in the content on 'AI in a Week,' a crash-course on AI launched by Oxford Insights 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

Ken Goldberg on Robot Renaissance in Wired

Goldberg was quoted in "Your Online Shopping Habit is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" in Wired. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Disco Ball Launched from New Zealand

Trevor Paglen launches 'Disco Ball' into space from New Zealand! Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity in RIA Robotics Online

Ken Goldberg featured on article on the multiplicity in Robotics Industries Association: Robotics Online. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at the ICA Boston

Trevor Paglen's work is being exhibited in Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Read more

05 Feb, 2018

HTNM Natasha Schüll Video Now Online

Missed out on Natasha Schüll's talk about self-tracking devices? The video of her lecture is now live. Read more

04 Feb, 2018

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation Video Now Online

If you couldn't make it out to the Humanizing Deportation conference back in December, there is now a video of the talk available on Youtube for public consumption. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at mono.klub

Alum Trevor Paglen spoke KW Institute for Contemporary Art, in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, for mono.klub, the analog to mono.kultur magazine.  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

31 Jan, 2018

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Seeking Undergraduate Assistants

Are you a UC Berkeley student interested in participating in Human-Computer Interaction research? Join the Hybrid Ecologies Lab! 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 Stuart Geiger at All Things in Moderation Conference

Stuart Geiger presented on Wikipedia algorithms at UCLA's All Things in Moderation Conference 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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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

25 Jan, 2018

Introducing our Spring 2018 Research Assistants

Each year, the BCNM selects four graduate student projects that we believe will both interest and prove engaging to undergraduates. Undergraduates apply to be a research fellow and once selected, they have the opportunity to work on high-level research in concert with our graduates, who mentor them on research methods. Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Goldberg Demystifying the Science in WALL-E

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

23 Jan, 2018

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates!

Congratulations to Shangjun (Jenny) Jiang and Allison Nguyen our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates! Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Kris Fallon on Docalogue December

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

11 Jan, 2018

SRL Featuring Robots by Eric Paulos at Marlborough Contemporary and in the News Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted on Kuri and Home Robotics in Wired

BCNM's Ken Goldberg was quoted in Wired on robotic help in the home.  Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Trevor Paglen and Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance in The Guardian

BCNM alum and artist Trevor Paglen and his art were featured on an article on art in the age of mass surveillance in The Guardian.  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

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

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

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

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Shannon Jackson at PARSE Conference 2017

Shannon Jackson participated in the "Vocabularies of Exclusion" strand at the PARSE Conference 2017 this week. Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Niemeyer Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Grant

Greg Niemeyer and collaborators DJ Spooky and the Internet Archive receive prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission grant for data sonified hip-hop opera! Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the NRI PI Meeting

Ken Goldberg to present "Scalable Collaborative Human-Robot Learning" at the National Robotics Initiative PI meeting. 

 

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13 Nov, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado Part of "Boricuas in Berkeley" Aiding Puerto Rico

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado, a BCNM graduate student, joins Boricuas in Berkeley to aid Puerto Rico. 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

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on CBS Local on AI and the Workforce

Ken Goldberg is quoted by CBS Local in discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce. 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

Ken Goldberg and Team Published on BAIR

Ken Goldberg and team published on BAIR about DART: Noise Injection for Robust Imitation Learning. 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

Experts on Building Faster, More Secure AI Systems

Ken Goldberg, member of RISElab and Chair of IEOR, comments on possible methods to control the AI challenges that are appearing. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual on Teaching Electronic Literature

Alex Saum-Pascual writes about her Digital Humanities course on e-literature, which she developed as a DH Fellow. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Collaborative Robots and Advance Vision Conference

Ken Goldberg speaks on the new wave in robot grasping at the Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Conference November 16th, 2017. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum and Scott Rettberg Awarded Peder Sather Grant

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

23 Oct, 2017

From Berkeley to Spain: A Summer of Digital Art History

Greg Niemeyer, Berkeley Center of New Media Director, and Justin Underhill speak about their experiences at the Digital Art History Summer School 2017 in Malaga, Spain. Read more

23 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in ACM Proceedings

Stuart Geiger on the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture in ACM Proceedings. 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

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston Interviewed on Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogies

Reginold Royston is a media and cultural studies scholar who has recelty been interviewed on his work with digital humanities. 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

New York Times on BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen's Space Art

The New York Times features alum Trevor Paglen and his futuristic art.  Read more

16 Oct, 2017

HTNM Revisited: Natasha Schüll

From the NYU professor's talk, "Datasense," in which she discussed from her forthcoming book, "Keeping Track: Sensor Tehnology, Self-Regulation, and the Data-Driven Life." Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society. Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Bay Area Science Festival

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger will be giving a talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence at the Bay Area Science Festival in early November.  Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Multiplicity

BCNM faculty member Ken Goldberg was a special guest on the podcast, "Expanding Minds," where he talked about robot multiplicity and various other topics. 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

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

Goldberg gives his opinion on Mark Sagar's creation "BabyX", a robotic baby that is terrifyingly lifelike.  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

26 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open Undergraduate Certificate Program

Undergraduated are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM undergrad program.
Applications due November 1. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

Ian Cheng at MOMA

Upcoming ATC speaker and Cal alumnus Ian Chang talks to CALIFORNIA Magazine about his MoMA-exhibited art, his experience at UC Berkeley, and his professional and personal journey after graduation. Read more

07 Sep, 2017

Live Fieldwork with Bob & Maxine's Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra

Human improviser meets machine improviser. Ritwik Banerji's Maxine improvises with Ken Ueno. Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Greg Niemeyer & Ron Rael at Focus on the Visual Conference

This year's UC Berkeley Librarian Association conference turns its eyes to the digital humanities field Read more

23 Aug, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

From new journalism to virtual reality, telepresence to designing brands, this year's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium packs a punch! Read more

22 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Juliana Friend and Many-to-Many

Read about Friend's ethnographic research for her Many-to-Many project, funded by BCNM Read more

15 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Humanizing Deportation

Read Yairamaren Roman Maldonado's account of collaborating with the UC Digital Storytelling project, funded by BCNM Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Ryan Ikeda reflects on his experience at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) this June in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 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

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

Prof. Abigail de Kosnik's seed grant funded digital humanities tool has been garnering major attention in the news! 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

01 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Preparing Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

Prof. Goldberg commented on the growing trend of emphasizing coding skills in young children's classrooms. 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

Ken Goldberg's WSJ Article Quoted in Forbes

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

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Carmen Zheng

Undergrad Carmen Zheng was selected to work with Ritwik Banerji on his project Music, Improvisation, and Ethnography. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Abigail De Kosnik's Alpha 60 Featured in Daily Cal's Innovation Round Up 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

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

26 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg in Engineering Utopia Read more

25 May, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Canyon Perry

Canyon Perry was selected to work with Yaira Roman Madonado on her project Literary and Digital Avant-Gardes in Post-National Puerto Rico. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire 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

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

11 May, 2017

Arts + Design Mondays @BAMPFA Videos Now Online

Check out the videos from some of the great lectures this semester, including our Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium! 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

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

BCNM was well represented at CHI 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Read more

02 May, 2017

//supraliminal - Greg Niemeyer at ZKM Read more

01 May, 2017

Revisited: "Many to Many"

Juliana Friend & Seth Lu launched the interactive ethnographic archive, Many to Many Read more

28 Apr, 2017

Ohmni TeleRobot Harnesses 20 Year-Old Research from Eric Paulos

Research from Eric Paulos’ 20 year-old PRoP research group is still creating products! 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

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina, Prof. of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University 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

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS 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

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe"

with Jan De Vos Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review

Goldberg was featured in an article by MIT's Technology Review on robot learning and human tele-operation of machines. Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

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

16 Mar, 2017

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

16 Mar, 2017

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

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

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Designing for Truth"

CatalogTree's Joris Maltha discussed using data design for richer narratives. Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Greg Niemeyer’s Teaching Philosophy Featured in Le Monde

The BCNM faculty and Art Practice professor gave an interview in the renowned newspaper.  Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Radical Technologies"

with Adam Greenfield  Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the Lyman 2017 Fellowship Recipients

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

21 Feb, 2017

Introducing Our Undergraduate Research Fellows Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media 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

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

23 Jan, 2017

Walter Hood interviewed by Shannon Jackson in Boom California

Read excerpts of this wonderful conversation between Profs. Shannon Jackson and Walter Hood, for Boom California Read more

19 Jan, 2017

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen in New York Times

Trevor Paglen was featured in the New York Times article "A String Quartet Concert, With an A.I. Assist" Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg featured in Fast Company

The BCNM professor and his research in Dex-Net was recently featured in the article "Why It's so Hard for Robots to Get a Grip" Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the 12th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

UC Berkeley students and faculty attended the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) 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

16 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Rogue Archives" Book Launch

The discussion of Prof. De Kosnik's new book was held at University Press. Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the 17th Annual Stanford-Berkeley Patent Law Conference Read more

08 Dec, 2016

Video Now Online: “Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes”

with Virginia Kuhn. Check it out! Read more

06 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Reading Robot Poetry!"

We revisit alum Margaret Rhee's reading from her new published collection Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Undergraduate Cohort

These students highlight the interdisciplinary nature of new media through the range of disciplines they represent and the exciting collaborative projects in which they are engage Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes”

Miyoko Conley, BCNM DE candidate, recaps Virginia Kuhn's HTNM lecture, "Video Analytics From Keywords to Keyframes." Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are very excited to welcome our newest cohort of Ph.D Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate students Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Technology, Space and Reason

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

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant 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

24 Oct, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Light in East Bay Express

In the East Bay Express's monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the Samsung CEO Summit

The theme this year was "The Age of Insight and Learning" 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

Shannon Jackson at SFMOMA on Art & Performance

As a part of "Cosmic Ray: Bay Area Art and Experiment, 1950s to Now", a conversation series hosted on Tuesdays from October 11 to November 15th Read more

18 Oct, 2016

The BIG GIVE

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

18 Oct, 2016

Revisited: NetProv

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

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Lydia Tuan and Digital Technology in Education

Lydia Tuan was selected to work with Amy Koehler-Catterson (Education) on digital technologies as pedagogical tools Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Announcing the BCNM Conference Grant Recipients!

Each of the following students have received funding to help defray the costs of presenting their research at the premiere conferences in their fields! Read more

11 Oct, 2016

Local Code by Nicholas de Monchaux Out Now at University of Princeton Architectural Press

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

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

04 Oct, 2016

Rogue Archives Published!

An examination of archiving in the transition from print to digital media, looking in particular at Internet fan fiction archives. Congrats, Prof. De Kosnik! Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Alumna Margaret Rhee featured in S&F Online!

S&F Online is a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviewed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women’s movements Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Revisited: & Media 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

09 Sep, 2016

Greg Niemeyer at Malaga Digital Art History Summer School

Niemeyer taught at the Digital Art History Summer School in Malaga, Spain from September 4th to 9th Read more

08 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital City

We recap a masterclass around how technology functions in relation to Jane Jacobs' notion of community in cities 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

01 Sep, 2016

Ritwik Banerji: How the Virtual Free Improviser Maxine Works

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

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

26 Aug, 2016

Andrea Gagliano and Kyle Booten Featured on Berkeley ISchool News

A feature in the Berkeley School of Information news article "Teaching a Computer to Write Poetry" Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Revisited: BCNM 2016 Open House

As always, the conversations were deeply engaging and we were excited to find new possibilities for collaborations across the disciplines 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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Digital Stories and Popular Voices in Puerto Rico

Here's what she discovered with a BCNM-funded grant Read more

23 Aug, 2016

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute 2016

Check out the photos from the event as well as the highlights of the various courses and lectures on offer 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

01 Aug, 2016

Many-to-Many Receives Digital Humanities Grant

Juliana Friend (Anthropology) received a Collaborative Research Grant from Digital Humanities at Berkeley for her project, Many to Many 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

05 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric has been a driving force in advancing research at the intersection of design, art, innovation, and development, and on campus Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf and Abigail De Kosnik's paper wins Best Paper Award!

Devendorf gave a talk at the ACM Conference of Designing Interactive Systems in Brisbane, Australia 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

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

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

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Abigail De Kosnik to build her innovative tool TorrentMap Read more

18 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and robotic system changing laparoscopic surgery

The article discussed Goldberg's work in human-machine collaboration Read more

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

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

26 May, 2016

Through Practice: Ashley Ferro-Murray and Mark Lam

“Through Practice” by Ashley Ferro-Murray is a somatic exploration of the contemporary relationship between biomedicine and new media, or genetics (DNA code)  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

E-Literature Success in the Classroom 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

Alex Saum-Pascual Receives Humanities Research Fellowship

Alex Saum-Pascual has received a Humanities Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 year to study electronic literature in Spain! Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM at DIS 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be so widely represented at the ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016 conference in Brisbane, Australia Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM Alumna Margaret Rhee in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 pairs full-length scholarly essays with shorter pieces from scholarly blogs and conference presentations 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

BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual & Kyle Booten at ELO 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference 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

BCNM at CHI 2016

Congratulations to the incredible faculty and students who represented BCNM at CHI 2016, the premiere conference for Human-Computer Interaction. 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

17 May, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's #SelfiePoetry Exhibited at code/switch Chicago

If you're in Chicago this summer, don't miss out on code/switch at the Women Made Gallery Read more

17 May, 2016

Ken Goldberg Quoted in MIT Technology Review

Author Will Knight turned to BCNM's Ken Goldberg to understand the importance of the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) Read more

12 May, 2016

2016 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the awards of its first ever Faculty Seed Grant 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

09 May, 2016

Interactive Urban Lighting Recommended for NEA

UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media - one of 64 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide Read more

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

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

28 Apr, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

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

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology"

We recap this fascinating talk on this past showcase of sensor-technology art Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: MacKenzie Alessi, John Scott, and Data Visualization

What if we could map learning in the social realm? How would classroom engagement appear and shift over time? And how could we use this data to improve teaching? 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

19 Apr, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual on DH Faire 2016

Check out Alex Saum-Pascual's blog on the event! Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux and Alex Saum Pascual at 2016 Digital Humanities Faire

Check out social media from the event! Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "A Right to Remember"

with Brewster Kahle, invited by the UC Berkeley Regents Lecture 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

06 Apr, 2016

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg to Join Informatics at UC Irvine 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

04 Apr, 2016

Video Now Online: "Locking the Web Open"

with Brewster Kahle Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Revisited: Insurgent Aesthetics

Ronak Kapadia, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, gave a talk on March 18th. Read the recap here. Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg and Nicholas De Monchaux in Robolog 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

15 Mar, 2016

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Rolling Stone

A Rolling Stone article was recently published, featuring Ken Goldberg, artist + professor Read more

02 Mar, 2016

At "The Art of Humanizing Robotics" with Ken Goldberg Read more

17 Feb, 2016

Revisited: BEARS 2016

BCNM was pleased to host an open house for the Berkeley Engineering Annual Research Symposium of 2016 Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Machine Generated Culpability"

Kate Mattingly recaps Ahmed Ghappour's talk. 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

11 Dec, 2015

BCNM Undergraduate Ashley Jerbic featured on Digital Humanities Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Video Now Online: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

Watch this ATC lecture by Adrien Segal online here Read more

08 Dec, 2015

NWMEDIA 201 Final Presentations

We were excited to see the final presentations of NWMEDIA 201, Questioning New Media, our foundational seminar on art, technology, and culture! Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Revisited: "Everything After: Opossum Impressions"

We revisit Lark Buckingham's installation from this past week 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

30 Nov, 2015

Shannon Jackson in 809 | Artists as Activists

A discussion panel of Chicago-based artists who use their art to create social impact Read more

30 Nov, 2015

Alex Saum Pascual's @deshumani

@deshumani, which seeks to take Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset's "The Dehumanization of Art" into the 21st century Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Kate Mattingly on the Forty Part Motet

BCNM's Kate Mattingly (TDPS DE) had the opportunity to join SFMOMA talks of the Forty Part Motet 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

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray was three when she took her first ballet lesson — she hasn’t stopped dancing since, no matter the obstacle she’s faced. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Alex Saum-Pascual

Raised in an Anglo-Spanish household in Madrid, Alex has always been fascinated by language Read more

16 Nov, 2015

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

with Benjamin Bratton 

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

16 Nov, 2015

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

09 Nov, 2015

First Set of Precarious Aesthetics Papers Online

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

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

Scott explores online learning environments to increase geographic and cultural connections and build diverse communities Read more

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

21 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Sciences/Humanities in The Daily Cal

The article speaks about the division between the sciences and the humanities, and presents various opinions and experiences of students and faculty as they approach this divide Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Kate Mattingly on Dancer's Group

19 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg Paper at IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015

You can see the other presentations in the technical program here! Read more

15 Oct, 2015

Professor Shannon Jackson On The Work of Andrea Fraser

This was the first event in the CCA Wattis Institute's year-long season about and around the work of Andrea Fraser Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2015 Conference

Ken was a co-author on "Transition State Clustering: Unsupervised Surgical Trajectory Segmentation For Robot Learning " Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico 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

06 Oct, 2015

New Spring 2016 Undergrad E-Lit Course!

This upper-division undergraduate course epitomizes digital humanities - literary analysis alongside basic programming skills and DH tools and methods! Read more

01 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Vito Acconci

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

01 Oct, 2015

Field Notes: Kyle Booten and a Digital Verse Lab Read more

30 Sep, 2015

In Memory of Tim Campbell

His incredible positive energy gave us all strength and inspired us in our creative pursuits Read more

25 Sep, 2015

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

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Gail de Kosnik on Critical Approaches to the Digital Humanities

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the first UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Alan Liu and Clifford Lynch at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the 1st UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Greg Niemeyer and MacKenzie Alessi at DHSI Read more

24 Sep, 2015

David Bamman at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Check out the highlights from Friday, August 21st’s presentation by David Bamman Read more

16 Sep, 2015

GNOSISONG: An Audiovisual Installation by Chris Chafe and Greg Niemeyer Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

"We are currently looking to work with 2-3 graduate or undergraduate researchers..." Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Calling Artists, Coders, E-Lit Lovers: GSR Opportunity

Are you an artist? What about a poet? Do you think computers are cool? Do you play with code? Are you a Facebook freak? Come work with Prof. Saum-Pascual! Read more

19 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

10 Aug, 2015

MacKenzie Alessi Explores Data Arts with Digital Humanities Read more

05 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual E-Literature Class Funded by Digital Humanities

We're thrilled to see that Alex Saum-Pascual's (Spanish) new electronic literature course has been funded by Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley! Read more

27 Jul, 2015

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

21 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Nick Gutierrez Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Critical Making Course Exhibition

Check out photos of amazing student work! Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Alexander Weheliye

from his HTNM lecture, "System Addicts," earlier this April Read more

20 Jul, 2015

HTNM Video Now Online: System Addict

A recording of Alexander Weheliye's lecture, "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music" Read more

13 Jul, 2015

Best Video Prize at Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge

07 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Félix Treviño

02 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Bonnie Ruberg

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks.  Read more

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

23 Jun, 2015

BCNM at DHSI 2015

The Berkeley Center for New Media was well represented at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 in Victoria, Canada this year! Read more

15 Jun, 2015

Margaret Rhee Robot Poetry Collection

Radio Heart is an excerpt from her larger full-length collection Love, Robot currently under review Read more

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

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: "Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal"

The masterclass workshop led by Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga, revisited Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Revisited: 2015 Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

Written by Anna Carey, event co-organizer Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

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

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

10 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Alan Liu

from the UCSB professor's talk, "Against the Cultural Singularity" 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

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

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

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

David Bates Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos 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

Greg Niemeyer Read more

11 Feb, 2015

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

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

10 Feb, 2015

Laura Devendorf

Being the Machine is a project that explores the relationship between humans-that-make and machines-that-make Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual

Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley 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

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

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: "Count Me In - Walking & the City"

On Thursday, December 11th, the Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with.. Read more

09 Dec, 2014

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

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

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

18 Nov, 2014

Welcoming New DE and Certificate Students

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

14 Oct, 2014

Image as Location – Xavier Lucchesi "Glance Inside the Body"

Xavier Lucchesi’s art takes the traditions of the nude, the portrait, and the still life into the digital age Read more

30 Sep, 2014

ATC Revisited: Maya Lin

We highlight this fascinating lecture by the esteemed Maya Lin on her architecture and process Read more

29 Sep, 2014

David Bates at CSTMS

Bates’ discourse drew from the post-WWII linking of human thought processes with that of artificial intelligence Read more

11 Sep, 2014

Announcing IMAGE as LOCATION

A Bay Area Festival that explores the relationship between people, pictures, and places 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

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

13 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf (Information) was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award 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

  Read more

22 Jul, 2014

Why We Love Robots Wins Botsker

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

20 Jul, 2014

Eric Paulos

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

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Follow Camille Crittenden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/data_democracy Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

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

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

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

10 Apr, 2014

Announcing BCNM's 2014 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! Each student will receive $1,000 of summer assistance to support their research initiatives. Read more

07 Apr, 2014

David Bates at the Centre Pompidou

Check out his thoughtful discussion of the relationship between technology and humans 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

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

24 Feb, 2014

TTT Revisted: Create Your Bot Hackathon

This past Saturday, the Turing Test Tournament Team at the Berkeley Center for New Media hosted the Create Your Chatbot Hackathon 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

04 Dec, 2013

ATC Revisited: Zhang Ga

Zhang Ga concluded this semester’s Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium with “From Timelapse to Timecollapse: Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China” 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

19 Nov, 2013

Announcing October 2013 Turing Test Tournament Winner

Every month, BCNM and OTSP recognize a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score Read more

06 Nov, 2013

HTNM Blog — Eyal Weizman

A Response to Eyal Weizman’s “Forensic Architecture” by Katherine Chandler (Ph.D. Candidate Rhetoric and Designated Emphasis in New Media) 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

15 Oct, 2013

First Winner of the Turing Test Tournament

Every month, BCNM recognizes a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score and awards the designated UC Berkeley student organization with a $1000 prize 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

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Peter Lunenfeld

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Blog - Peter Lunenfeld

Katherine Chandler (Ph.D. Candidate Rhetoric) responds to the most recent History & Theory of New Media Lecture Read more

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

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

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

07 Aug, 2013

Introducing BCNM's New Graduate Adviser

Coye is an Associate Professor at the School of Information and a longtime member of the Berkeley Center for New Media Executive Committee Read more

22 Jul, 2013

Bot or Not?

We are excited to announce the launch of a new online chat game for UC Berkeley's incoming class of 2013, the Turing Test Tournament. Read more

21 Jul, 2013

Hellman Grant Awarded to BCNM's Gail de Kosnik

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

20 May, 2013

New Media 2013 Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM Designated Emphasis Students

Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to award fellowships for research on new media scholarship in Summer 2013 to five Designated Emphasis students Read more

08 May, 2013

BCNM to create Turing Test game for "On the Same Page" program

The test does not check the ability to give the correct answer; it checks how closely the answer resembles typical human answer Read more

07 May, 2013

BCNM's Recent Graduates from the Designated Emphasis in New Media

Congratulations to all! Read more

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

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

19 Mar, 2013

ATC Lecture: "Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition"

By Scott Summit, designer and founder of Bespoke Innovations Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

20 Feb, 2013

Björn Hartmann awarded 2013 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

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

21 Dec, 2012

Body Conscious Design, Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Featured in Taiwanese Design Magazine La Vie

Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Ph.D. candidate in Architecture with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

12 Dec, 2012

Human Rights Day: How Social Video Changes the Game for Advocacy and Accountability

To commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, Camille Crittenden, the executive director of CITRIS's Data and Democracy Initiative, wrote an article in the Huffington Post  Read more

04 Dec, 2012

BCNM Welcomes Newly Admitted Students to the DE and Certificate in New Media

We are very pleased to welcome new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate program! Read more

29 Nov, 2012

Berkeley Center for New Media Seeking Webmaster

Experience in web design with skills in Wordpress and PHP is essential. Familiarity with JavaScript, XML, MySQL, and UNIX commands also helpful Read more

07 Nov, 2012

Interface Design for Intelligent Elderly Home Care Environments

Hsin-Hsien visited Living 3.0, a national research institution based in Taiwan, to learn more about the latest technologies that are being used to create smart space 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

18 Sep, 2012

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

Due November 1, 2012 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

04 Sep, 2012

BCNM students collaborate on ZERO1 Biennial performance piece "Tulle/Tool"

Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Colleen Johnson recently collaborated on "Tulle/Tool," a performance piece commissioned by ZERO1 Biennial Read more

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

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

30 Jun, 2012

Forest by Bit, Using LiDAR to Represent Sierra Nevada Forests

07 Jun, 2012

BCNM Welcomes New Faculty Member Eric Paulos

14 May, 2012

Research in Computational Aesthetics

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2012

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

07 May, 2012

Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Innovation at Chicago's Field Museum

Professor and BCNM Executive Committee member Paz Gutierrez will be exhibiting one of her digitally fabricated walls made of agricultural infill at the Field Museum Read more

07 May, 2012

Welcoming BCNM's New DE and Certificate Students

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

04 May, 2012

Kony 2012 Video Inspires Students to Take Action

07 Mar, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Peter Lyman Fellow

For their research, "Unmanned Aerial Systems: The United States’ Techno-Political Entanglements in the Post-Cold War" 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
  Read more

11 Jan, 2012

Artist Talk with Walter Kim on Modeling the Interaction of Light Between Diffuse Surfaces

Join us for lunch and conversation with artist Walter Kim at the Berkeley Institute of Design Read more

25 Oct, 2011

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)

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

20 Oct, 2011

Hybrid Wisdom

Hybrid Wisdom is offering a $1000 prize for the best idea contributed! Read more

19 Oct, 2011

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

03 Oct, 2011

The Human Rights Center presents Women, War, and Peace Screening - "I Came to Testify"

October 19, 2011 Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

12 Sep, 2011

'Friend' of the Court: New Media and Transitional Justice

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

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

29 Aug, 2011

HyperSource: Bridging the Gap Between Source and Code-Related Web Sites

14 Jul, 2011

Eden: A Professional Multitouch Tool for Constructing Virtual Organic Environments

15 Jun, 2011

The New Social App Lab at CITRIS

The Social App Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative and supported at UC Berkeley by CITRIS Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

Next deadline – 1 November, 2019

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – November 1, 2019

Certificate in New Media

Next deadline – 1 November 2019

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Spring 2019

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Applications are now closed. Applications will next be due February 1, 2020.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 14, 2020

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – March 1, 2019

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 18, 2019

Faculty Seed Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Next deadline - Dec 1, 2018

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Applications are now closed. Applications will next be due February 1, 2020.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 14, 2020

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – March 1, 2019

Conference Grants

Applications are due March 18, 2019

Faculty Seed Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Next deadline - Dec 1, 2018

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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