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18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine 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

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

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

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

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

4 days ago

BCNM Around the Web December

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

21 Nov, 2020

Bo Ruberg on How LGBTQ Experiences Challenge Dominant Narratives of Independent Games

Bo Ruberg contributes to the first edition of Game Studies textbook Independent Videogames. Read more

20 Oct, 2020

UCI Press Features Bo Ruberg

Bo Ruberg has recently joined colleagues in film and media studies and art history as an associate editor of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural CriticismRead more

19 Oct, 2020

Hear Bo Ruberg at PlayThink

Bo Ruberg's podcast interview on PlayThink is now available!  Read more

13 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg At the Crossroads Video Online Now

Missed out on Bo Ruberg's amazing talk on their new book "The Queer Game Avant-Garde" for At the Crossroads? Check out the video online now! Read more

10 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web September 2020

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

02 Sep, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Named the 2020-2025 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

20 Jul, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes On LGBTQ Identities Challenging Norms of Demographics

"In the era of algorithms and big data [...] the issue of who is or is not “counted” profoundly affects visibility, access, and power in the digital realm." Read more

17 Jul, 2020

BCNM Around the Web July 2020

Check out the awesome presentations and features of our faculty, student, and alumni work across the web this past July! Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Review of The Queer Games Avant-Garde in Times Higher Education

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's latest book, The Queer Games Avant-Garde, was given a glowing review by Times Higher Education.  Read more

16 Apr, 2020

BCNM Around the Web April 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni in April 2020! Read more

05 Apr, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Lambda Literary

Bo Ruberg's book 'Queer Games Avant-Garde' was featured in 'March’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books' in Lambda Literary Read more

29 Mar, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg Publishes The Queer Games Avant-Garde Read more

10 Mar, 2020

BCNM Around the Web March 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our students, faculty, and alumni in March 2020! Read more

05 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SLSA 2019

Last year, both BCNM students and alumni presented compelling new research at annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2019. Read more

31 Dec, 2019

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in Critical Studies in Media & Communication

Bo Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer was reviewed by Cenk Koknar in Critical Studies in Media & Communication. Read more

20 Dec, 2019

BCNM Around the Web December 2019

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

02 Nov, 2019

BCNM Around the Web November 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg, Alex Saum, Claudia von Vacano and Jacob Gaboury; and alumni Trevor Paglen, Bo Ruberg, Alenda Chang and Jen Schradie. Read more

18 Sep, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg's Book Reviewed in Feminist Media Studies

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg's book Video Games Have Always Been Queer reviewed in Feminist Media Studies. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

Commons Conversations 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights for this responsive series that delves into the impact of new media on our current political and public climate. Read more

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

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

18 Jun, 2019

BCNM at SIGGRAPH 2019

Jacob Gaboury and alum Bo Ruberg will speak at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Read more

25 May, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on the UCI Podcast

Bo chats about the history of video games through the lens of LGBTQ theory! Read more

30 Apr, 2019

#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation Published Read more

30 Apr, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes "Straight Paths through Queer Walking Simulators"

Alum Bonnie Ruberg publishes new article in Games and Culture! Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes "Video Games Have Always Been Queer" Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Special Issue: Queerness & Video Games Co-Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg

Bonnie Ruberg collaborates with Amanda Phillips on a special issue titled Not Gay as in Happy: Queer Resistance and Video Games.  Read more

08 Nov, 2018

Alumni Bonnie Ruberg & Chris Goetz at QGCon

The annual Queerness and Games Conference began in 2013 at the hands of BCNM Alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz. It continues to flourish and to create safe spaces, this year in Montréal. Read more

29 Oct, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published on Straight-Washing in TWC

Alum Bonnie Ruberg published article on straight-washing in the Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures. Read more

19 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at DIGRA 2018

The Digital Games Research Association held their 2018 conference with the theme "The Game is the Message." Read more

13 Jun, 2018

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Outfest LA

Clement Hil Goldberg's Our Future Ends plays at Outfest Los Angeles this July 13, 2018! Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Bonnie Ruberg Receives Inclusiveness Excellence Spirit Award at UCI

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg received the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Award at UCI for work diversifying esports. Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in First Person Scholar. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Alum Bonnie Ruberg has been published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. Read more

26 Oct, 2017

CFP Games Studies Guest Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg & Amanda Philips

Alum Bonnie Ruberg and Amanda Philips are guest editors for a special issue in Game Studies, the international journal of computer game research.   Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz, co-organizers and founders of the Queerness and Games Conference, collaborated on a published piece titled "In Practice: Queerness and Games." Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

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

04 Apr, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg's "Queer Game Studies" Published Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

The Queerness and Games Conference takes the trip from NorCal to SoCal. Read more

31 Oct, 2016

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

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

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

17 May, 2016

Chris Goetz to join the University of Iowa as Assistant Professor Read more

01 Feb, 2016

QGCon Promotional Video Live!

QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games 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

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

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

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship