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04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

Professor of History & affiliate faculty in Informatics at UCI Read more

08 Feb, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Beirut

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

07 Nov, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL

with Lawrence Lek
Artist, Filmmaker and Musician

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice. Read more

21 Sep, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Notes on the Role of the Artist when the world has always been on fire??

with Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Special Events

SweetWire by Greg Niemeyer Live

with Greg Niemeyer

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10 Sep, 2020 History & Theory

A Conversation with the Sogorea Te' Land Trust

with Corrina Gould
Lisjan Ohlone leader and co-founder of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust
moderated by Marcelo Garzo Montalvo Read more

13 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

ONLINE: Neural Abstractions

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

with Tom White
Artist and Researcher
Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

Cosponsored by Autolab and the CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) and held in conjunction with the DH Faire.

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06 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

POSTPONED: Notes on Recent Work of the Past Five Years

with William Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

12 Mar, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

 

with Francesca Coppa, co-founder Organization for Transformative Works
and Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson, co-founders Transformative Works & Cultures

Co-sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the School of Information, the D-Lab, UC Berkeley Libraries, and the Department of Film & Media Read more

24 Feb, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

In Search for My Robot: Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

with Margaret Rhee
Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo; Visiting Scholar, NYU

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature Read more

27 Jan, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

with Amy LaViers
Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

with Ronak K. Kapadia
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Gender and Women's Studies Department Read more

04 Nov, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman
Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

Co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), and FLAD — the Luso-American Development Foundation. Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

09 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

with Madeline Gannon
Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA

Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

09 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts is an event hosted by the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, and co-sponsored in part by BCNM. 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

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor 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

07 May, 2016 Special Events

Souvenirs Concert

"Souvenir" is a multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's work Read more

22 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology

Two sessions of open lab, talk, and live demonstration of multi-disciplinary art Read more

04 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers

with Steve Johnson, LinkedIn's Director of User Experience Design 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

01 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

with Sarah Thornton, writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Returns with MATRIX 258

Join us for public programs and performances by composer Tarek Atoui 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

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

20 Mar, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Concert

A concert by electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui. Co-presented with the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and the MATRIX Program Read more

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist 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 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

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

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

08 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

The Death Throes of the Desert God

An ATC lecture by John Perry Barlow, cattle rancher and Grateful Dead songwriter Read more

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

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

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

10 Mar, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?

Witness this lectre by an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers, a part of our ATC series Read more

04 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director 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

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

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

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead 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

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

13 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement

with Parul Vora, Wikimedia Foundation Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

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Spring 2021 BCNM Events

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

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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12 Nov, 2020

Announcing the Fall 2020 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome this Fall’s graduate cohort! Read more

09 Nov, 2020

Miyoko Conley Awarded Tailspinners Fellowship Read more

06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek Read more

17 Sep, 2020

Tom McEnaney on Liveness and Remote Learning

Tom McEnaney was recently on UC Berkeley Music's podcast to discuss remote instruction. Read more

11 Aug, 2020

Fall 2020 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers!

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10 Aug, 2020

Announcing the 2020-2021 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

Image provided by Lawrence Lek. Read more

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

AI4Afrika's goal is to make AI more inclusive and aware of Afrikan perspectives. Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Tiffany Ng on Commissioning Carillon Music Read more

29 Jun, 2020

Rebecca Abraham on Rachel Chen's Magical Musical Mat

Creating sound based interactions raises questions: what makes a sound interesting? When is repetition boring, and when is it musical? Read more

25 Jun, 2020

BCNM Undergraduate Work Featured in Discovery

An Android app created by BCNM undergrad Janaki Vivrekar was showcased by UC Berkeley Discovery. Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Critical Making Projects in Spring 2020 Made @ Berkeley Read more

30 May, 2020

Electronic Literature Final Projects

Check out the awesome final projects for Alex Saum-Pascual's Electronic Literature class! Image credit: Sergio Cabada Ortiz, Las abajeñas 

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29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating Our 2020 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to our 2020 cohort, who are graduating with the New Media Undergraduate Certificate!

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21 Apr, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Summer Research Fellows

We are thrilled to share our 2020 Summer Research Fellows from Anthropology, Architecture, Art Practice, Music, and Rhetoric! Read more

30 Mar, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Graduate Cohort

Image: Jingran Chu. 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

26 Feb, 2020

BCNM in Made @ Berkeley

Check out the stellar BCNM students who were featured on Berkeley's Art + Design book, "Made at Berkeley."  Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Greg Niemeyer Receives CLTC Grant

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity awarded Greg Niemeyer one of its inaugural grants for his music video project, "SweetWire." Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Rama Gottfried & Ritwik Banerji in Array

Rama Gottfried and Ritwik Banerji contributed pieces to the 2019 issue of ArrayRead more

10 Feb, 2020

Join Jill Miller & Greg Niemeyer in Mo'orea for ART 160N This Summer

Don't miss this exciting BCNM Study Abroad opportunity this summer in French Polynesia! Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Ritwik Banerji at SEM 2019

Ritwik Banerji presented a paper on free improvisation at the Society for Ethnomusicology's 64th annual meeting.  Read more

28 Jan, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, the Berkeley Center for New Media pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, offering them the chance to complete real, graduate level research while at Cal. We are thrilled to announce this year's Fellows. Read more

18 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Guy Hoffman Read more

03 Jan, 2020

Trevor Paglen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Alum Trevor Paglen's work is featured in the exhibition Age of You.

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17 Dec, 2019

Tiffany Ng in University of Michigan Podcast on Diversifying the Carillon

Alum Tiffany Ng gives a gracious shout out to BCNM in the University of Michigan's podcast! Read more

02 Dec, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik on Baby Yoda in the Washington Post

BCNM Director Abigail de Kosnik wrote about the Baby Yoda "GIF Takedown" and why it matters in a recent article for the Washington Post. Read more

26 Nov, 2019

ATC Revisited: Guy Hoffman Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: Miyoko Conley on the Nebulous Transnational Fandom Archive

Miyoko Conley, a recipients of our Fall 2019 Conference grant, presented her research on transnational fandoms at the annual Fan Studies Network-North America (FSN-NA) conference. Read more

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Alumni Juliana Friend and Ritwik Banerji in Fieldsights

Juliana Friend reviews Ritwik Banerji's work on algorithm and anthropology. Read more

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

More in the media from faculty Abigail De Kosnik, Nicholas de Monchaux, Ken Goldberg, and Tom McEnaney; and alumni Jenni Higgs, Andrea Horbinski, Jane McGonigal, Trevor Paglen, Ritwik Banerji and Jen Schradie.  Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Meditative Story

McGonigal was featured on Meditative Story, a podcast from Thrive Media Read more

05 Aug, 2019

Camille Crittenden in Brahms in Context

Camille Crittenden contributed the chapter on "Vienna" to the book Brahms in Context. Read more

13 Jul, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Reviews The Noisy Renaissance

The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson discusses the history of tower bells. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

04 Jul, 2019

Trevor Paglen & Kronos Quartet's Sight Machine at the Barbican

Alum Trevor Paglen collaborated with the Kronos Quartet to present Sight Machine on July 11th, 2019 at the Barbican. Read more

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Interviewed in Sounds from the Spires

Listen to this podcast on how Tiffany uses her career to lift up diverse composers. 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

23 May, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng's Diversity Efforts Featured on UMich Scholar Story Read more

03 May, 2019

"Within These Walls" & its sequel "Dreams of Flight" Read more

02 May, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

16 Apr, 2019

Miyoko Conley on K-Pop at SCMS

Miyoko Conley presented "Designing a K-pop Audience: Asian American Performance in KPOP the Musical" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. 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

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

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

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

12 Feb, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Receives Shirley Verrett Award Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

30 Jan, 2019

BCNM at San Francisco's Night of Ideas

BCNM faculty Nicholas de Monchaux, Shannon Jackson and Ken Goldberg, along with DE student Malika Imhotep participated in San Francisco's Night of Ideas. Read more

14 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia Highlighted in San Francisco Classical Voice

The project is a collaboration between Greg Niemeyer and DJ Spooky and celebrates the internet's evolution. 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

28 Nov, 2018

Ritwik Banerji at AMS/SMT 2018

The American Musicological Society Society for Music Theory featured Ritwik Banerji and his piece The Opportunity Cost of Experimentalism: Cultural Economics, Popular Music, and the Avant-Garde in Salvador, Brazil. Read more

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Peter Humphrey and Electroacoustic Science

This summer, Peter Humphrey explored the evolution of electroacoustic science and the history of sound recording. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng Weighs in on St. Martin's Carillon in NYT

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng offered her thoughts on the dispute over St. Martin's decaying church carillons. Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ritwik Banerji on Improvisation

This summer, Ritwik Banerji studied improvisatory jazz to see if musicians tended toward novelty or conventionality. 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

05 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibiting at Lismore Castle

The Lismore Castle opened When Facts Don't Matter on May 27th, 2018, an exhibition featuring alum Trevor Paglen.  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

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

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research 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

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

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

08 May, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at the Riddoch Gallery

Greg Niemeyer's art installation with Olya Dubatova was exhibited at the Riddoch Gallery in South Australia. 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

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

Alum Tiffany Ng on Building Digital Research and Making at UM

Tiffany Ng was one of many lightning talk presenters at the University of Michigan's one-day conference for digital studies.  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

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts, a symposium co-sponsored by BCNM, drew a crowd of 70 community members who explore DIY artistic production. 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

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at WEF meeting

BCNM Alumnus Trevor Paglen was selected to attend the 48th Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.  Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Ng Bringing Diversity to the Carillon at Michigan

Alum Tiffany Ng featured in "The invisible musician: carillonists at Michigan," by Sam Lu in The Michigan Daily.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Harry Burson at Sounding Out Space

Harry Burson, a Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient, attended the Sounding Out the Space international conference earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland. 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

Tiffany Ng Appointed Affiliate Faculty in Digital Studies at University of Michigan

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng has added affiliate faculty in Digital Studies to her profile. Read more

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

Alum Jen Schradie on Hashtag Solidarity and the Paris Attacks

BCNM alum Jen Schradie reflects upon the lack of a unifying hashtag for the Paris Attacks on November 13, 2015 and its ramifications. 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

08 Nov, 2017

Ed Campion on the University Carillon

Ed Campion, Department of Music chair, comments on the university Carillon and the Music Department's support. Read more

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

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

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

17 Oct, 2017

Greg Niemeyer in Open Codes Exhibition at ZKM

Greg Niemeyer's work is being exhibited at ZKM in their Open Codes exhibit from October 20th 2017 to August 8th 2018. Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Molly Nicholas & Wearable Tech in Hospitals

Read about Molly Nicholas' BCNM-funded research on wearable tech for therapeutic clowning, in collaboration with the Medical Clown Project. 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

17 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Malika Imhotep at the International School for Decolonial Black Feminism

Malika Imhotep documents her BCNM-funded research on Black feminism in Brazil. 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

02 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Autodesk Design Night

Goldberg's research project on cloud-connected robots discussed at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF! Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Video Now Online: "Conveying Climate Change"

with DJ Spooky  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

17 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

These students have made extensive contributions to New Media at Cal Read more

15 May, 2017

Alum Tiffany Ng Featured in Diverse Issues of Higher Education

Alum Tiffany Ng is fundraising for minority students to have the opportunity to learn the carillon Read more

02 May, 2017

//supraliminal - Greg Niemeyer at ZKM Read more

20 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Conveying Climate Change"

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, discussed how art can support science in advance of the Science March on Washington 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

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Course at Stanford with DJ Spooky

Niemeyer is hosting a Media Inclusion & Innovation course DJ Spooky 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

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

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Media Innovation Scholarship was awarded to this forward-thinking student. 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

Introducing Our Undergraduate Research Fellows Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Ritwik Banerji in Utrecht

This past Fall, we were pleased to offer several grants to help support our students in sharing their research at the premiere conferences in their field 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

Alex Saum in Europe!

Sabbatical is not slowing down Prof. Alex Saum-Pascual, BCNM and Spanish, who has been traveling across Europe to attended and present at several conferences!  Read more

28 Nov, 2016

Skintillates from Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in MakeZine

Skintillates was featured in MakeZine's article "Light Up Your Body with Temporary Tattoo Circuits" 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

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

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

03 Nov, 2016

Revisited: GIF Collider

This event was hosted at BAMPFA 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

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

04 Oct, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Lark Buckingham and Advanced Digital Animation

Here, Buckingham describes teaching Advanced Digital Animation” as a NWMEDIA 90 this past summer Read more

19 Sep, 2016

Félix Treviño's music TRVN featured on Arca!

Félix is a BCNM DE student, and interested in exploring the different manifestations of bodies and violence in literature Read more

19 Sep, 2016

Don Buchla in Memoriam

Buchla graduated from UC Berkeley as a physics major in 1959 and went on to create the first modular synthesizers Read more

15 Sep, 2016

Alumna Tiffany Ng Spotlighted on University of Michigan News Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lashon Daley reads Mr. Okra in Confetti Park

Lashon Daley is a BCNM DE student and working on a PhD in Performance Studies Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ritwik Banerji: How the Virtual Free Improviser Maxine Works

30 Aug, 2016

Ken Goldberg on Steve Johnson's "Wonderland" Podcast

The podcast "Wonderland with Steve Johnson", recently featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg and Kate Darling to look at the "uncanny world of emotional robotics" 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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Grace Gipson and the Popular Culture Summer Workshop

Gipson received a summer research award from the BCNM to support her dissertation research by attending the Popular Culture Summer Research Workshop Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Gail De Kosnik and the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Prof. De Kosnik traveled to Moscow, Russia to present at "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research" Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland 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

07 Jul, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: Jennifer Hartman, Lark Buckingham, and Everything After

Jennifer Hartman was selected to work with Lark Buckingham (Art Practice) on her artistic exploration of the culture surrounding sexual violence Read more

05 Jul, 2016

Cultural Committee of the Danish Parliament Visits BCNM

The Berkeley Center for New Media was delighted to host the Cultural Committee from the Danish Parliament on June 28, 2016 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

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 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

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

Sivan Eldar Receives Postdoc at IRCAM

BCNM's Sivan Eldar will be heading off to Paris for an 8 month postdoc at the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM 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

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

19 Apr, 2016

BCNM Ed Campion Receives a Guggenheim

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Campion 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

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

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

29 Mar, 2016

Digital Craftsmanship Workshop CFP Read more

16 Feb, 2016

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

19 Jan, 2016

Skintillates: UC Berkeley Students engineer electronic temporary tattoo

It comes as no surprise that Skintillates won the Maker of Merit honor in the National Maker Faire 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

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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Tarek Atoui's MATRIX 258

Olivia Ting recaps this performance by composer and musician Tarek Atoui Read more

07 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer at Berkeley LASERtalks Read more

01 Oct, 2015

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

24 Sep, 2015

Technology Award Dispatches: Rama Gottfried Read more

16 Sep, 2015

GNOSISONG: An Audiovisual Installation by Chris Chafe and Greg Niemeyer 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

20 Jul, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Tarek Atoui

From the electroacoustic composer's lecture, "DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments" 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

28 Apr, 2015

Kate Mattingly Writes on Joe Goode Performance Group

She discusses how the Joe Goode Performance Group is developing the piece "Poetics of Space", which is slated to open this September Read more

08 Apr, 2015

Revisiting the Collaboration Gala

BCNM turned ten! 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

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

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

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

Greg Niemeyer 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

Lark Buckingham

Lark Buckingham is the creator of Babump, a device posing as a business card holder that monitors heart rates 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

10 Dec, 2014

Tangible User Interfaces Student Project Exhibition

Kimiko Ryokai's NWMEDIA/INFO C262: Tangible User Interfaces created new products aimed at shifting the way we interact with technology 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

18 Nov, 2014

Announcing the Winners of Hack the Bells

Winners of Hack the Bells, the first international carillon remix competition, have been selected Read more

17 Sep, 2014

Adventures in New Media

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

21 Jul, 2014

Hack the Bells Launches

The world’s first interdisciplinary open license contest celebrating the carillon launched: Hack the Bells 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

11 Apr, 2014

Tiffany Ng at the International Carillon Festival

Listen to selected performances online, as well as a selection of other new music that Tiffany has premiered Read more

24 Mar, 2014

ATC Revisited: Don Buchla

Don Buchla offered a crowd-pleasing performance on March 10th as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

06 Mar, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Peter Lyman Fellow

The Fellowship seeks to support a Ph.D. candidate in the writing of his or her dissertation on a topic related to new media through a summer stipend 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

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

28 Jan, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was proud to introduce its latest Spring 2014 admits and celebrate the incredible research of its senior graduate students in January 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

19 Nov, 2013

ATC Revisited: Laetitia Sonami

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

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

Creating Minds, an academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age had over 300 attendees throughout the day's talks and panels! Read more

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Blog - Peter Lunenfeld

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

07 May, 2013

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

Congratulations to all! Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium, February 14, 2013

Exciting and innovative new UC Berkeley research projects weree presented at the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS). Read some of our students' research here! Read more

13 Feb, 2013

"An Instrument of Urban Planning: Bells and the Sonic Remediation of Community Space in the Southeastern United States," Tiffany Ng

An abstract of Ng's article, which investigates debates over amplified, synthesized musical sounds in semi-public spaces. 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

24 Oct, 2012

Printable Loudspeaker Arrays for Flexible Substrates and Interactive Surfaces

Jess Rowland, M.F.A. Art Practice, Certificate in New Media, UC Berkeley Read more

15 Oct, 2012

BCNM Welcomes 2012-13 Visiting Artist, Ashley Bellouin

The Berkeley Center for New Media hosts an artist in residence annually, providing them with a space in which to explore the boundaries of their work and experiment with new ideas Read more

01 Oct, 2012

"A Note on Triumph" Meshes Acoustics with Digital Sounds to Create Hybrid Instruments

 

Sivan Eldar, Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley in the Music Department with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! 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

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 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

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

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

31 Aug, 2011

Tomato Quintet, 2007

The Tomato Quintet at Machine Project, Los Angeles, involved five pods filled with Tomatoes Read more

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Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

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Conference Grants

Applications are due October 15, 2020

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The Lyman Fellowship

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