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11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

with Kevin Delaney
Editor, Quartz
In partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more

19 Nov, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Daemons Tools Art Tech

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

with Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, Davis, CA
In partnership with CED Studio One
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15 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Image and Amnesia

with Kerry Tribe
Artist & Filmmaker, Los Angeles
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

with Kelani Nichole
Director, The Current; Founder, TRANSFER
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

14 Sep, 2018 Commons Conversations

Love bytes and intimate machines

Analysing news media representations of human- robot interactions
with Belinda Middleweek
University of Technology Sydney Read more

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana Read more

02 May, 2018 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Come to the free Critical Making Showcase at Jacobs Hall taking place Wednesday, May 2nd from 2-3:30pm as part of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Spring  Read more

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

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

17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

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

25 Sep, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

with Frank Foer
National correspondent for The Atlantic and fellow at the New America Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism Read more

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Come and learn about the BCNM's Undergraduate Certificate program! Lunch provided. Read more

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! 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

24 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Parenting for a Digital Future

with Alicia Blum-Ross
Research Officer in Media and Communications at the LSE Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

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

04 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

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

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

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Drop in anytime; stay as long as you'd like! Read more

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist Read more

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

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

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author 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

12 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

with Tanya Zimbardo, a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco Read more

09 Dec, 2016 Special Events

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

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

08 Dec, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

founders of the Minnesota Street Project Read more

05 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Reading Robot Poetry! or, How Robots Fall Out of Love

Celebrating the publication of alum Margaret Rhee's Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love 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

17 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

with Reuben Margolin, American-born artist and sculptor 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

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

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

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

17 Oct, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual.

Tom Sachs
Sculptor, NY

In partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Art Practice Department Read more

14 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

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

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner 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

19 Apr, 2016 Special Events

telep0es1s: Experiments in Creative Literature

With Rui Torres

World-famous digital artist and professor 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

17 Mar, 2016 History & Theory

Critical Play

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

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

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

11 Feb, 2016 History & Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings 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

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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

30 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process

with Adrien Segal

Oakland-based sculptural data artist and designer Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

with Julian Oliver, a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin 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

30 Oct, 2015 Workshops

Networked Surveillance: Masterclass with Julian Oliver

A crash course in reading network topologies as political control structures, with discussions Read more

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity Read more

15 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Join us as we interrogate the historical, theoretical, and philosophical implications of precarious aesthetics Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Technology of Simulation

with Claus Pias, Leuphana University of Lüneberg 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

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities at Berkeley will be running a summer institute of intensive workshops led by DH experts Read more

07 May, 2015 Special Events

Critical Making Course Exhibition

Taught by Instructor Eric Paulos, GSI Emily Chen, and Lab Manager Chris Myers Read more

05 May, 2015 Special Events

2015 CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

A challenge to promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students 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

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

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08 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

A special opportunity for BCNM students and faculty to discuss inclusive design and share projects Read more

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

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

05 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal

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

02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

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

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

07 Mar, 2015 Workshops

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

A MoMA Edit-A-Thon satellite event here on campus Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

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

26 Jan, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

What Is a Work of Art in the Age of $120,000 Art Degrees?

An ATC lecture by Caroline Woolard Read more

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

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

20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM Read more

17 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial

An ATC lecture by Rick Lowe Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

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

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification 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

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

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

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

A lecture by Jennifer Holt (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) this October, held at Stephens Hall Read more

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

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

10 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Student Research Presentations and New DE Welcome

Cutting edge research happening here at BCNM! Join us in celebration of these amazing grad students. 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

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

with Kevin Walker, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

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

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

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

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

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

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

01 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Tweeting Your Way to the White House: Social Media and the 2012 Campaign

Do new technologies help us talk across party lines, or do they contribute to more polarization? A panel of a professor, company founder,  and president of a social media company discuss. Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Special Events

From Chat to Interactives: The Evolution of the Digital Commons

A lecture by Laura Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. Read more

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

2 days ago

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018

BCNM professor Ken Goldberg, UCOT's Chris Ategeka and Google AI's Timnit Gebru presented "Will AI Diversify Human Thinking or Replace It" at TechCrunch's Disrupt SF 2018. Read more

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

05 Sep, 2018

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

The Orbital Reflector, a project of BCNM alum Trevor Paglen, has been covered in The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Great Lakes Ledger and NBC News! Read more

21 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

16 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on PBS NewsHour Read more

15 Aug, 2018

Claudia von Vacano on AI that Recognizes Hate Speech

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

26 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on ABC News on Robots as the Future of AI

"Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI," writes Ryan Nakashima. Read more

10 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

From August 2-5, 2018, you can see work by Trevor Paglen in Seattle! Read more

04 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured on Artnet News

Trevor discussed his long-standing interests in AI, invisible networks, and government surveillance with Artnet News. Read more

02 Jul, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Career Paths in Academic Data Science

A new report in SocArXiv investigates career prospects in academic Data Science.  Read more

28 Jun, 2018

Fall 2018 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificates in New Media Now Open

Applications are open to admitted graduated students at UC Berkeley and are due November 1, 2018. Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM 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

19 Jun, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Conference Grants

Due October 1, 2018 Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on the Peder Sather E-Lit Bergen Collaboration

Alex Saum-Pascual summarizes the amazing work that developed out of the Peder Sather grant funded collaboration between UCB and Bergen University on electronic literature. Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis Read more

10 Jun, 2018

Summer 2019 Course Proposals Now Open!

We are now accepting applications to teach a NWMEDIA Summer 2019 course. Read more

07 Jun, 2018

BCNM at ICA 2018

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

28 May, 2018

CHI 2018 Talks from BCNM Now Online Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

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

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

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Receives Faculty Award for Research in the Public Interest Read more

02 May, 2018

Undergraduate Certificate in the Daily Cal

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

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

Will Payne was able to attend and present his paper at the American Association of Geographers Conference as one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Molly Nicholas at TEI 2018

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

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

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

23 Apr, 2018

Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

Rita Lucarelli's project on Egyptian landscapes will be funded by the CITRIS seed grant program. Read more

16 Apr, 2018

KC Forcier at SCMS 2018

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Confrence Grant, KC Forcier received funding to attend and present her research findings at the Society for Film and Media Studies Annual Conference.  Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

BCNM alum Jen Schradie will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Media Sociology Preconference taking place in August. Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Builds Cryptographic Puzzle in Flag for Creative Time

Check out Alum Trevor Paglen's "Weeping Angel" on display for Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance and see if you can solve the cryptographic puzzle! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing BCNM's 2018 Outstanding GSI

A Berkeley Center for New Media GSI has received an the "Outstanding GSI Award" from the GSI Teaching and Resource Center. Read more

12 Mar, 2018

HTNM Conference Videos Now Online Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Rue and Koci Hernandez on AR in the California Magazine

Professors Jeremy Rue and Richard Koci Hernandez were featured in an article in California Magazine on augmented reality. Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Eric Paulos Smashing Computer in Critical Making goes Viral on the Daily Mail and Boing Boing Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Keynote at Ways of Knowing Conference

Alum Trevor Paglen and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun were Keynote Speakers at Ways of Knowing Cities Conference by the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia.

 

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06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Disco Ball Launched from New Zealand

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

02 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep at NWSA 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Malika Imhotep received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie at UCB

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie gave a talk, "The Digital Activism Gap: Social Media, Social Movements and Social Class," at Cal! Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Goldberg Demystifying the Science in WALL-E

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

23 Jan, 2018

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

11 Jan, 2018

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

03 Dec, 2017

Lashon Daley at the National Women's Studies Association Conference 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Lashon Daley received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Read more

03 Dec, 2017

BCNM Seed Grant Funded New Cadavre Exquis by Neyran Turan Receives Award

Neyran Turan, recipient of a BCNM seed grant, received an honorable mention from the 2017 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Conference Grants

Due March 1, 2018 Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

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

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

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

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

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on RoBhat Labs in Daily Cal

Ken Goldberg is quoted in a Daily Cal article about RoBhat Labs and their latest Google Chrome extension release, Botcheck.me. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

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

02 Nov, 2017

Michelle Carney and other MIMS Students Win AR Hackathon!

Michelle Carney, Michelle Chen, Connor Hunihan, Daphne Jong and Ching-yi Lin won CitizenAR hackathon with an application for the Tenderloin community to interact and connect through an AR game design. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Experts on Building Faster, More Secure AI Systems

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

27 Oct, 2017

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

Jen Schradie on #MeToo in the Daily Beast

Jen Schradie, BCNM alum and sociologist with the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, discussed "hashtag activism" and the possibility of #MeToo becoming a part of a larger movement.  Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Ron Rael at Berkeley's Uncharted Festival

Ron Rael will be presenting "Borderwall as architecture" at Uncharted at 11:30 on the 27th! Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

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

26 Sep, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University Oct 18

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux will be speaking at Ohio State University as part of its fall lecture series.  Read more

14 Sep, 2017

Jen Schradie on Media Coverage of the Berkeley Protests

BCNM alumna Jen Schradie critiques how the press sensationalized protests in Berkeley. Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: BCNM Open House Fall 2017 Read more

23 Aug, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Conference Grants

Calling BCNM Grad students! If you're presenting a paper at a conference, apply for these grants to help subsidize the costs! Read more

17 Aug, 2017

De Kosnik to Speak at EMPAC

BCNM and TDPS Prof. Abigail De Kosnik will present a talk on the Media Crease on September 13th, as part of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center's 2017 season! Read more

16 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Joins the Board of Robo Global

The organization that defined the very first benchmark index for the robotics and automation market welcomes Goldberg to their team Read more

12 Aug, 2017

CS160 Final Project Showcase

Check out photos from an incredible semester with Cesar Torres' CS160 summer class! Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Exploratorium After Dark, Discussing Space Suits

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear Prof. de Monchaux discuss human space travel with Adam Savage, famed industrial designer. Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Autodesk Design Night

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

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

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

25 Jul, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual and aluma Lydia Tuan at ELO 2017

Last week, Assistant Professor Saum-Pascual and BCNM alum Lydia Tuan shared their scholarship with the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Portugal. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

de Monchaux Quoted in Newsweek on Spacesuits

Amidst all the talk of future migration to Mars, one overlooked subject is perhaps the most important: what will we wear? Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at MIT Robotics Conference

The professor of Robotics, Automation, and New Media spent time at MIT last week for a conference on robots. Read more

27 Jun, 2017

Ron Rael & Arch100D Take 3D Printed Homes to Kenya

If only all university field trips were like this innovative, immersive excursion. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

Berkeley Arts + Design End of Year Reflection

Arts + Design Associate Vice Chancellor Shannon Jackson discusses the program's track record this past academic year. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg's DexNet in the News Read more

24 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE Add Note to Practitioners

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE's simplified second abstract was featured in an article for the IEEE RAS.  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

08 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Our Automated Future on NPR

Ken Goldberg was featured on NPR discussing robots and our automated future Read more

24 Apr, 2017

Hubert Dreyfus in Memoriam

We are sad to hear of the passing of philosopher Hubert Dreyfus. Read more

13 Apr, 2017

New Arts + Design Website Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Greg Niemeyer’s Teaching Philosophy Featured in Le Monde

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

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

09 Feb, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Exhibition and Lecture at Univ. of Tennessee Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

Eric Paulos challenged his Critical Making class (NWMEDIA 203) to create and present a novel protest object.  Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Ron Rael in the Museum of Modern Art

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

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Saving Water in Agriculture with Robots on UC Merced News

An article titled "Robots and People Working Together to Save Water and Enhance Agriculture" Read more

13 Jan, 2017

Urban Data Operations with Nicholas de Monchaux Jan 18

Don't miss out on this great discussion between Geoff Manaugh and Nicholas de Monchaux on Urban Data Operations at the Storefront for Art & Architecture this January 18 from 7-9pm! Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Rogue Archives Reviewed in Digicult

BCNM Professor Abigail De Kosnik's new book was reviewed by Sylvia Bertolotti in Digicult Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Technology, Space and Reason

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

03 Nov, 2016

Moffitt Reopens!

Hooray! Read more

15 Sep, 2016

Alumna Tiffany Ng Spotlighted on University of Michigan News Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Andrea Horbinski and Japanese Manga

Horbinski researched at the Harvard Yenching Library on Japanese Manga Read more

29 Aug, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University

de Monchaux will speak as a part of the Architecture school's "Get Lectured" series Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Andrea Gagliano and Kyle Booten Featured on Berkeley ISchool News

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

01 Aug, 2016

E-lit #selfie poetry and Alex Saum Pascual in Berkeley News

Highlights of not only her academic studies in electronic literature, but also her creative e-lit poetry projects Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

24 Jun, 2016

California Report Card Featured in The Promise of Berkeley

The California Report Card was developed by BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom 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

31 May, 2016

Ebb in the Press

Ebb is an exciting, color changing thread being developed at UC Berkeley by students and faculty Read more

26 May, 2016

Berkeley and the new SFMOMA — partners in art and public engagement

Kate Mattingly, Designated Emphasis student, wrote about UCB's relationship with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read more

17 May, 2016

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

The lack of gender diversity in technology fields has become a hot topic of late, for good reason Read more

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

12 May, 2016

Eric Paulos' CS 160 Interface Design Showcase

Teams were challenged to design novel smartphone and smartwatch applications focused on health and medical themes Read more

19 Apr, 2016

BCNM Ed Campion Receives a Guggenheim

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Campion Read more

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

08 Feb, 2016

UC Cybersecurity in The Sacramento Bee Read more

03 Feb, 2016

BCNM's Greg Niemeyer Featured in Daily Cal on UC Surveillance Read more

21 Jan, 2016

Shannon Jackson at ArtCOP21

ArtCOP21 was launched in advance of the UN climate talks in Paris and aimed to upend the notion that climate change discussions belong to political offices and boardrooms 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

07 Jan, 2016

Nicholas De Monchaux on Apple, Star Wars, and the Way the World Looks Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

02 Nov, 2015

Highlights from CITRIS Day Read more

26 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg Counters Robotics Sensationalism in "Nature" Read more

21 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg's book review in Nature Read more

18 Aug, 2015

Greg Niemeyer Presents at InstructureCon 2015 Read more

11 Aug, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women in Tech

We're thrilled to see the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer gathering momentum! Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

We recap a wonderful lunch with the first woman to graduate from the Rochester Institite of Technology as a product designer Read more

01 Jul, 2015

Aclima Out of Stealth

Aclima designs and deploys environmental sensor networks.  Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Shannon Jackson to be Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design

 faculty member in rhetoric as well as theater, dance and performance studies (TDPS), Shannon Jackson currently directs the campus’s Arts Research Center Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon in the press

Over the course of the day, participants created new articles and enhanced existing entries relating to women and art 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

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

07 Jan, 2015

NWMEDIA 202 in the Contra Costa Times

NWMEDIA 202: Sensing Cityscapes 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

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

06 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Andrea Horbinski

Andrea Horbinski was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award. Check out what she's done so far! Read more

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

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

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

05 May, 2014

Camille Crittenden on Transnational Justice, Culture, and Society

We are proud to announce that Transnational Justice, Culture, and Society. Beyond Outreach, a book for which BCNM Executive Committee member Camille Crittenden contributed a chapter, has been published! Read more

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

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

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

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

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. Read more

01 Apr, 2014

Meet BCNM's Gail De Kosnik and the Fan Data & Net Differences Team

These UC Berkeley professors have pioneered new methods of exploring internet cultures Read more

31 Mar, 2014

Sarah Stierch Leads Wikipedia Editing Party

Interested in taking part in the Center for New Media's WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon? Join us this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm to create edits that stick! Read more

21 Mar, 2014

Margaret Rhee at the Graduate Research and Education Advocacy Day

Margaret traveled to Sacramento to speak to legislators on the digital education project she works on with incarcerated women in an SF jail Read more

24 Feb, 2014

TTT Revisted: Create Your Bot Hackathon

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

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

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

20 Feb, 2013

Björn Hartmann awarded 2013 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

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

21 Dec, 2012

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

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

14 Nov, 2012

Tablets, Africa's Next Leap-Frog Technology

by Reginold Royston, Ph.D. candidate in the African Diaspora Program with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

26 Sep, 2012

Data & Democracy Initiative - Prop 30 Awareness


The UC Berkeley CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative has launched a social media experiment related to CA Proposition 30. It's open now and we welcome you to participate Read more

20 Jun, 2012

CITRIS 2012 Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM’s Nicholas DeMonchaux

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at Berkeley" Read more

07 May, 2012

The Trend of Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Social Media Inequality

Read about Jen Schradie's (PhD, Sociology) study Read more

04 May, 2012

Kony 2012 Video Inspires Students to Take Action

05 Apr, 2012

AirQuest

AirQuest’s objective is to make scientific data playable and accessible to all. Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

15 Jun, 2011

The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide

07 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM's Greg Niemeyer

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

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

Fall 2018

Hack the Bells Guide

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