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17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

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

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

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

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

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

02 May, 2017 Workshops

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

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

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

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

02 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism - CANCELED

with Richard Koci Hernandez, Emmy award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director Read more

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

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

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

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

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

06 May, 2016 Special Events

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

A presentation on the political origins of Japanese comic satire Read more

16 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Recasting the Tsar Bell

A public presentation of what the largest bell of all time might have sounded like 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

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a New, Distributed Web

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

29 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Exhibition Opening

Discover the amazing works Bay area artists have produced on the theme of transparency Read more

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

The succesful conference is back for its sixth year. And it wants your submissions! Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat

with Jesse Drew, UC Davis Professor, and Glenda Drew, artist and designer Read more

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

22 Oct, 2014 Special Events

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images are the evidence of our environment and existence, how is our perception of the world shaped? Read more

31 May, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems

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

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

24 Feb, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Casey Reas, LA-based artist and educator, talks about the possibilies of software in the visual arts Read more

05 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Computer Simulations and their Constructive Medium

Inge Hinterwaldner, a researcher at the University of Basel, talks about computer-based art and architecture Read more

02 Dec, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

From Timelapse to Timecollapse

Zhang Ga, media art curator and Professor at Tsinghua University, on "Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China" 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

04 Mar, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Of CAVES and Curiosity

Meredith Tromble (SFAI) and Dawn Sumner (UCD) on "Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Visual Identities, Recorded Subjects and ‘Pant-Pages’ in Late Narratives in Spanish, from a Transatlantic Perspective

A lecture by Vicente Luis Mora, Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Technologies at Brown University Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Working Group: Henry Witecki, Visual Artist, Oakland

Witecki, interdisciplinary artist and writer, will present his recent body of composite images, animations, and projections 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

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

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

16 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Media Bichos and other Displays for Engaging People to Watch Videos in the Museum

with Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York Read more

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

The Comatose, the Cadaver, and the Chimera: Alternate Anatomical Architectures

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead more

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

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

31 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

with Christine Van Assche, Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou Read more

21 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Video Voyages

An evening at the BCNM Commons 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

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

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

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

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

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

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

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

03 Feb, 2011 Special Events

Immersed in Mediated Spaces – Playful Immersion and the Quest for Immediacy in Video Games

A lecture by Carl Therrien (Stanford) 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

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

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

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

07 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Hito Steyerl in Porto

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

03 Nov, 2017

Berkeley's DeepDrive Releases 36,000 Nexar Research Videos

Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) and Nexar announce the release of videos and images for further research. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Visiting Faculty at The New Normal

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen is named visiting faculty at The New Normal, a post-graduate program in Moscow, Russia. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

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

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

31 Oct, 2017

New Keyword Anthology for Art Across Disciplines Co-Edited by Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, BCNM ExComm member, is co-editing a keywords anthology intended to generate understanding across artistic disciplines.  Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Reply All in the News

The news reports on Reply All, a campus-wide symposium by the Berkeley Center of New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA on the 53rd anniversary of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! 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

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

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in Quartz

A Quartz article quoted De Monchaux about Elon Musk's Instagram post of SpaceX spacesuit prototype.  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: Miyoko Conley on Holograms in K-Pop

Miyoko Conley (TDPS) documents her BCNM-funded research on digital fandom in Seoul, South Korea Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg's DexNet in the News Read more

31 May, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the Latin American Studies Association's 50th Conference Read more

31 May, 2017

Call for Students: Cranes and Cube: Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

An opportunity to accompany Professor Asma Kazmi on a paid two-week research and production trip to Jeddah, Medina, and Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia in August 2017. Read more

16 May, 2017

Andrew Atwood Receives Seed Grant for New Apps for New Audiences

Andrew Atwood received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to create interactive app designs as a way to engage and attract new audiences to architecture Read more

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

12 May, 2017

Damon Young Receives Seed Grant for After the Private Self

Damon Young received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to produce a book commissioned by MIT Press on identity in the age of #selfies Read more

01 May, 2017

Revisited: "Many to Many"

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

28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

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

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations"

with Eden Medina Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Lecture at Eikones

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

22 Mar, 2017

Interview with Asma Kazmi!

Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor in Art Practice, joined the BCNM in Fall 2017. In this interview, she discusses her recent exhibition “Cranes and Cube” in Pakistan. Read more

20 Mar, 2017

A Statement Regarding UCPD Crowdsourcing Request for Identification Read more

16 Mar, 2017

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

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the Lyman 2017 Fellowship Recipients

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

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

16 Feb, 2017

Camille Crittenden on International Women's Day Read more

08 Dec, 2016

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

with Virginia Kuhn. Check it out! 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

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

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

06 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Books in Browsers VII - Telling Small Stories"

We revisit the incredible conference held in San Francisco Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "A Right to Remember"

with Brewster Kahle, invited by the UC Berkeley Regents Lecture Read more

19 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Precarious Aesthetics Conference"

Keynote speakers included: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Christine Ross, McGill University; Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley; Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago 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

05 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies"

with Julian Oliver Read more

22 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Twelve from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Ulrik Ekman (University of Copenhagen), David Rokeby (Ryerson University, Toronto), and Mark B. Hansen (Duke University) Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Video Now Online: Panel Ten from Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Featuring Kristen Whissel (UC Berkeley), Andrew Utterson (Ithaca College), Jordan Schonig (University of Chicago) Read more

21 Nov, 2014

Revisited: Rights and Readerships Workshop

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

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

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

04 Nov, 2014

ATC Revisited: Cheryl Haines

At “Creative Interventions and Social Activation” on November 3rd, Cheryl Haines discussed her collaboration with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei  Read more

04 Nov, 2014

Videos Now Online: "Image as Location"

In partnership with Books in Browsers, the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and swissnex San Francisco Read more

08 Oct, 2014

ATC Revisited: Brett Cook

A lecture by the community artist and muralist earlier this month Read more

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