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25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

09 Nov, 2018 Commons Conversations

Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the 20th Century

with Lucia Allais
Associate Professor of Architecture, Princeton University 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

24 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Mapping as Research

with Trevor Paglen
Artist, CA

in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art, UC Berkeley

hosted by the Arts Research Center 
co-sponsored by BCNM, BAMPFA and the Department of Geography
Read more

14 Feb, 2018 Commons Conversations

Commons Conversations: Adolf Loos After the Death of Adolf Loos

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

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

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

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

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

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Conveying Climate Change: New Media Art, Science, and Activism

with DJ Spooky Read more

03 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population - CANCELED

with Tiffany Chung, internationally noted cartographer Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition 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

17 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

with Reuben Margolin, American-born artist and sculptor 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

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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

28 Sep, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

with Vito Acconci, American designer, architect, performance and installation artist 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

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

03 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Natural Frequencies: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

A new media Carillon installation and performance in honor of the 100th Anniversary of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower (the Campanile) Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

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

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

03 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

A lecture by Cheryl Haines on her collaboration with Ai Weiwei, at the David Brower Center Read more

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

This not-to-be-missed lecture by renowned American architect, Maya Lin Read more

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

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

21 Nov, 2013 Special Events

Critical Time: Claudia La Rocco in Conversation with Shannon Jackson

Presented by The Arts Research Center Read more

18 Nov, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism

A lecture by Laetitia Sonami -- composer, performer, and sound artist Read more

17 Nov, 2013 Special Events

“What is this sound?”

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada will perform a live sound experience at BAMPFA. Be sure to not miss out! Read more

07 Nov, 2013 History & Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

14 Oct, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Skin Play: Visual Ethics and ”Race” in Digital Art

with Jennifer Gonzalez, UCSC History of Art and Visual Culture instructor Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer 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

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

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

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

04 Dec, 2012

Lo-Fi & Hi-Touch In The Age of Hi-Tech

A lecture by Scott Doorley, creative director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York Read more

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

23 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

On Vanishing: New Mythologies for Choreography in Museums

with Jonah Bokaer, international choreographer, media artist, and artist space developer Read more

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, 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

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

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist Read more

21 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Video Voyages

An evening at the BCNM Commons Read more

28 Mar, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Sophie Calle, Artist Presentation with Q&A

Hosted at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Arrive early to claim your seat! 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

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

Artist Lecture: Nao Bustamante

Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing 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

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Joyce Lee at Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) Read more

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan in 7x7

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

12 Sep, 2018

Andrew Atwood at University of Wisconsin

BCNM faculty Andrew Atwood will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin on Oct 5. Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Asma Kazmi Exhibits at the University of Hawai'i

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: JOSE FERREIRA + ASMA KAZMI runs from September 10 – 28, 2018. Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Contributing to For Freedoms Billboard Project

Driving through Denver, CO? Look out for alum Trevor Paglen's billboard art for For Freedoms! Read more

21 Jun, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Kathryn Moll at the Mills College Art Museum

modem, the architecture firm of Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll, is featured in Archaeology in Reverse at the MCAM. Read more

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now Read more

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

23 May, 2018

BCNM Students Named Jacobs Innovation Catalysts

Several BCNM designers were named Jacobs Innovation Catalysts, garnering grants from a new program seeking to support and provided resources for Berkeley's design commuity. Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Monograph Published by Phaidon Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in ScotiaBank Contact Photography Exhibition

The annual May festival celebrates the work of both local and international artists and photographers in the CONTACT gallery. 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

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

Through funding from the 2018 BCNM Conference Grant, Harry Burson attended and shared his research at SCMS 2018. Read more

27 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Ian Cheng 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

10 Apr, 2018

Jill Miller Gives Art Practice Lecture

BCNM faculty Jill Miller was invited to present an artist talk as part of the Art Practice 2018 Noon Lecture Series. Read more

25 Dec, 2017

Alum Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery

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

05 Dec, 2017

Alum Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence

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

28 Nov, 2017

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

The news reports on Trevor Paglen, BCNM alum and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and his plans to launch an artistic satellite into space by 2018. 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

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

29 Jun, 2017

Andrea Gagliano, Sasha Volkov and Transparency Times 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

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

02 May, 2017

//supraliminal - Greg Niemeyer at ZKM Read more

27 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Named Bakar Faculty Fellow & Recipient of Spark Fund Award

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux on being named a Bakar Faculty Fellow and recipient of the Spark Fund Award for 2017-2018! Read more

07 Apr, 2017

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

Ed Campion (Music) received $5,000 to build a sound habitat with Ron Rael (Architecture) as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts"

with Ron Rael Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Revisited: “Designing Spaces for New Media Art”

Andy and Deborah Rappaport, founders of the Minnesota Street Project, which houses affordable spaces for artists and non-profits, shared the pleasures and challenges of collecting art objects in this digital age. 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

23 Jan, 2017

Cinemagillah at the National Museum of Jewish History

A participatory art project by BCNM prof. Ken Goldberg and his wife, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Ron Rael in the Museum of Modern Art

In a New York exhibition, "Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter"  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

19 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual."

Some thoughts on Tom Sachs's engaging lecture, "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual." earlier this fall. 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

27 Jul, 2016

Valencia: Now Available to Rent on Vimeo

Clement Hil Goldberg, recent Art Practice and BCNM DE graduate, produced the experimental feature length film with Michelle Tea Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

This year the Berkeley Center for New Media offered four faculty research grants to seed ambitious academic projects in the field 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

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

Congrats to all! We lookforward to following their success in their new endeavors! Read more

16 May, 2016

Ashley Ferro Murray named Curator of Theater and Dance at EMPAC

EMPAC is described as where the arts, sciences, and technology use the same facilities and technologies 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

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

14 Apr, 2016

Recasting the Tsar Bell with John Granzow

Tthe Berkeley Center for New Media presents a interview with John Graznow, one of the many collaborators on the construction of the bell's sound Read more

05 Apr, 2016

ATC Video Now Online: Ron Rael

"Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials" 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

25 Feb, 2016

Margaret Rhee's "Kimchi Poetry Machine"

With kimchi as a metaphor for the poetic process, Rhee creates an interactive model for presenting poetry Read more

16 Feb, 2016

BCNM Ken Goldberg at Cal Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs) Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Interviews Tabaimo at Artist's First US Exhibition Read more

07 Jan, 2016

Farewell to a Berkeley Visionary Sonya Rapoport

Rapoport was a former Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium speaker at the Berkeley Center for New Media. She passed away in June, 2015  Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! 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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Alex Saum-Pascual

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

20 Oct, 2015

Kate Mattingly on Dancer's Group

24 Sep, 2015

Earthquakes on your mind? Check out Ken Goldberg’s artwork, Bloom. Read more

16 Sep, 2015

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

14 Sep, 2015

Poetics of Space - how a performance becomes a personal encounter

Goode is known for blurring lines between text and movement; now he's interested in the proximities of the performers and the audience Read more

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

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

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

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

12 Feb, 2015

César Torres 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

"Natural Frequencies" on NPR

Author Laura Sydell discusses Bay Area fault lines, data visualization, the process of generating the score for the carillons Read more

03 Feb, 2015

Revisited: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

A new media Carillon installation and performance in honor of the 100th Anniversar of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower (the Campanile) Read more

21 Jan, 2015

Hack the Bells Dispatch from Sarah Stierch

Sarah Stierch spearheaded Hack the Bells, the world's first carillon remix competition Read more

14 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Maya Lin

The recording of this highly anticipated lecture by the great architect Maya Lin Read more

07 Jan, 2015

NWMEDIA 202 in the Contra Costa Times

NWMEDIA 202: Sensing Cityscapes 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

19 Nov, 2014

Revisited: "Reclaim Disrupt" Installation

We revisit UC Berkeley MFA candidate Leslie Dreyer's new exhibition on gentrification 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

30 Sep, 2014

ATC Revisited: Maya Lin

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

11 Sep, 2014

Announcing IMAGE as LOCATION

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

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

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

29 May, 2014

Margaret Rhee — A Feminist History of Kimchi

This Friday, she will facilitating a kimchi poetry activity along with performance artist Erin O'Brien Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

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

19 Nov, 2013

ATC Revisited: Laetitia Sonami

On her talk, "Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism” Read more

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Peter Lunenfeld

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

10 Dec, 2012

BCNM New Media Graduate Students Present Their Research

Their presentations spanned a wide range of study including street dance, machine learning and cyber-communication Read more

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

05 Nov, 2012

Digital Media Artist Jim Campbell Celebrated as “Bay Area Treasure”

Brooke spoke at the Berkeley Art Museum about Jim Campbell’s Home Movies installation in 2008 and is preparing an article on his work.
  Read more

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

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

13 Jun, 2012

Video Art in the BCNM Commons - New Work by Henry Witecki, "The Bridge" (2012)

01 Feb, 2012

Aesthetic Applications of Wave Field Synthesis

Rama Gottfried will be working with the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM and the Centre Pompidou based in Paris Read more

25 Jul, 2011

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?, A Responsive Sound Installation, Ken Goldberg & Gil Gershoni, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

Next deadline – March 1, 2019

Certificate in New Media

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

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

Spring 2019

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications are due March 19, 2018

Faculty Seed Grants