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07 Nov, 2022 History & Theory

Animating Cities Digitally: Processing Urban Space and Time

with Gillian Rose
Visiting Scholar in Department of Geography; Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Media Studies Read more

31 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

Digital Platforms and Ancient African Knowledge Systems: Triumphs and Vulnerabilities

with Gloria Emeagwali
Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Program, the Arts Research Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the School of Information, Media Studies, Native American Studies, and the Center for Race and Gender Read more

14 Apr, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: Films by New Red Order

Adam Khalil in Person

Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

13 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

Culture capture, additive defacement, and other tactics towards realizing Indigenous futures

with Adam and Zack Khalil
Filmmakers

This event is the first in a two-part series, presented with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) as part of the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium and the Indigenous Technologies Initiative. Read more

28 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Soul-Assemblage Media

with Professor Laura U. Marks
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Presented by The Department of Media Studies and co-sponsored by BCNM.  Read more

05 Apr, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Dubai

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

04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

The President's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia and a Professor of English with the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures Read more

25 Feb, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”

with Rebecca Wanzo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

with Xiaowei Wang 
Writer and artist; author of Blockchain Chicken Farm

An Xiao Mina
Writer and artist; author of From Memes to Movements Read more

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

with Gu Jiang
National Center for Industry Research
Nanjing University Read more

16 Apr, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Art & AI

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

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art Practice, BAMPFA, and held in conjunction with the DH Faire. Read more

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair 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

15 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: Reception and Poster Session

Please join us in kicking off the 2019 DH Fair by enjoying refreshments with colleagues while browsing posters on recent and current Digital Humanities work at Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

with Morehshin Allahyari
Artist, New York
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Stanford University Read more

19 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Symposium

Join us to explore how our political system has been — and might be — “hacked” in ways its framers could never have imagined. 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

09 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

new art, flag art, good art, portal art

with Ian Cheng
Artist, Los Angeles, CA
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and as part of the Arts + Design Monday Nights at BAMPFA program. Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt? 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

01 Mar, 2018 History & Theory

The Software Arts

with Warren Sack
Chair and Professor of Film + Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz 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

12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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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

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

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

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

14 Aug, 2017 Special Events

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops! Read more

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party 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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

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

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author 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

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux 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

13 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

Sponsored by the Townsend Center, the Dean of Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Department of Rhetoric. Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

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

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference is hosting a prize contest for best papers. Get writing! 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

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

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

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist 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 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

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

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

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

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

A practicum of artist-led workshops that develop exercises, prompts, or actions that engage questions of art, labor, and economics. Don't miss out! Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History & Theory

Media Materialities

An HTNM lecture by Stefan Andriopoulos, Germanic Languages Chair at Coumbia University Read more

04 Dec, 2012 Workshops

Fantasy in Videogames and Cinema: The Ludic Body in Media Convergence

Christopher Goetz on fantasies shared between videogames and cinema, starting with The Matrix Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

"Marry Me to the End of Love," an Interactive Performance

In this interactive performance, Baradaran will marry anyone he can convince to enter a temporary marriage Read more

27 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Camouflage Media

with Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT Read more

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

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

09 Feb, 2012 History & Theory

Media Piracy

A History and Theory of New Media lecture with Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

with Marc Horowitz, interdisciplinary artist. A part of Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

03 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Finding Christopher Alexander’s Fifteen Fundamental Properties in the Berkeley Rose Garden

A unique field trip to the Berkeley Rose Garden, led by Maggie Alexander Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

06 Aug, 2022

The United States in Collapse

Gail De Kosnik writes for the Buffet Institute for Global Affairs. Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Soulcraft: Theorizing Black Techne in African and American Viral Dance

The latest paper from alum Reginold Royston in Social Media + Society. Read more

18 Jul, 2022

Ken Goldberg at RSS 2022

Ken Goldberg and team won a Best Systems Paper Award for "Autonomously Untangling Long Cables" at Robotics Science and Systems 2022.  Read more

21 May, 2022

BCNM Around the Web May

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

14 May, 2022

The Illusion of Digital Democracy with Jen Schradie

In this short teaser for her book, The Revolution That Wasn't, Jen Schradie asks whether the internet is conservative. Read more

11 May, 2022

Sonia Katyal on LGBTQ+ Rights

As every day we hear new reports of laws limiting LGBTQ+ rights, UC Berkeley professors weigh in on the current experience of our LGBTQ+ community. Read more

10 May, 2022

Conference Reports: Vincente Perez at Silly Media

Vincente presented "life is like a party shawty: Teezo Touchdown on Respectability, Quality, and Representation" at the Silly Media conference at the University of Chicago. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Seed Grant Report: Jill Miller and My Mother's Titanium Hip

Photo credit: Jill Miller. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

BCNM Around the Web April 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this April 2022!

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05 Apr, 2022

Liza Gak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship & Tonya Nguyen Receives Honorable Mention

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. Read more

28 Mar, 2022

Not a TikTok War

Ukrainians are rallying global support via social media. But don’t call it a TikTok war, writes alum Jen Schradie for the Washington Post. Read more

12 Mar, 2022

Announcing the Spring 2022 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working in the fields of architecture, technology, cognitive science, and more! Read more

08 Mar, 2022

Nabeel Siddiqui Reviews Image Objects

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects was reviewed in Information & Culture by Nabeel Siddiqui. Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Lyman Recipient Read more

15 Feb, 2022

Vincente Perez in River & South

Vincente Perez's "Neighborhood Séance" was featured in River & South's 2021 year review! Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Interviews Hannah Black

Hannah discusses Black's novella on the pandemic, anti-police riots, love, and aliens. Read more

10 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CoRL 2021

Ken Goldberg and team present "Dex-NeRF: Using a Neural Radiance Field to Grasp Transparent Objects" at the Conference on Robotic Learning. Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance

Ken Goldberg and team publish a new paper on Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance. Read more

09 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping in Science News for Students

"Easy for you, tough for a robot" spotlights the research of Ken Goldberg and team. Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

Amazing representation of BCNM presenting at 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science!  Read more

08 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web November 2021

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

07 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in Shoutout LA

Meet Edgar Fabián Frías | Contemporary Artist, Psychotherapist, Brujx & Educator Read more

14 Nov, 2021

BCNM at UIST 2021

Eric Paulos, Björn Hartmann, Jingyi Li and Molly Nicholas at the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Individualized Stress Detection Using an Unmodified Steering Wheel

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on detecting stress levels through steering wheel angle data. Read more

05 Nov, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Rogue Archives Reviewed in S-USIH

BCNM director Abigail De Kosnik's 2016 book Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom was reviewed by Michael J. Kramer of The Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Read more

13 Oct, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on media literacy, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Vincente Perez on Declarations of Interdependence Read more

25 Sep, 2021

BCNM Around the Web September 2021

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

19 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rashad Timmons on Slave Labor in Railway Construction

Rashad Timmons received a Summer 2021 BCNM Research Grant. Read about his important archival work investigating the role slave labor had in building mid to late 19th century railways.  Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2021

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2021. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Lyman Report: Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley shares how the support of the Peter Lyman felowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

01 Sep, 2021

E&T Reviews Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg and a Roadmap for US Robotics

Ken Goldberg co-authored the recently published "A Roadmap for US Robotics - From Internet to Robotics 2020 Edition". Read more

07 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Teletherapy at the Psychotherapy Action Network

Hannah Zeavin recently joined two other panelists to discuss the promise and peril of teletherapy in PsiAN Forum Live: "Teletherapy -- Where do we go from here?". Read more

30 Jul, 2021

And now for something different! Eric Paulos on Capturing the Cosmos Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Publishes The Distance Cure Read more

24 Jul, 2021

Janaki Vivrekar on Transforming Social Media Interfaces with Embodied Constraints

Janaki Vivrekar discusses the critical designs that make up our digital social media experiences in her new technical report. Read more

05 Jul, 2021

Juliana Friend at the LavLang Conference

Juliana Friend receieved a BCNM Conference Grant to help her attend the 27th Annual Lavendar Languages and Linguistics Conference. Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review Read more

15 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg and Team on Orienting Novel 3D Objects

Ken Goldberg and team recently published a paper titled "Orienting Novel 3D Objects Using Self-Supervised Learning of Rotation Transforms." Check it out! Read more

28 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, was recently featured in the All About Blockchain podcast, where she discussed the future social benefits of blockchain innovation.  Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

These students have been pivotal to the new media landscape at Cal, and we are excited to see the incredible future work they undertake in their respective fields. 

Artwork by Tina Piracci Read more

07 May, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Kavita Philip Transcript Now Online

Check out the transcript for Kavita Philip's "Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction"! Read more

30 Apr, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Read more

25 Apr, 2021

Watch Alenda Chang Talk on Playing for the Planet

BCNM alum and UCSB media studies professor Alenda Chang is a featured speaker in the Univeristy of Delaware "Intersections of Video Games and Culture" speaker series.  Read more

21 Apr, 2021

BCNM Mourns the Passing of Beth Bird

Elizabeth Rebecca Bird was a PhD candidate in Film & Media, a DE in New Media, filmmaker, and activist. She will be missed. Read more

17 Apr, 2021

Björn Hartmann on Model-based Formalization of the Autonomy-to-Human Perception Hand-off

Björn Hartmann published a paper on "Model-based Formalization of the Autonomy-to-Human Perception Hand-off." Read more

17 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Kavita Philip Read more

13 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Rebecca Wanzo Read more

11 Apr, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Summer Research Fellows

Image by Edgar Fabián Frias. Read more

08 Apr, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 Faculty Seed Grants

Photo credit: Jill Miller. Read more

31 Mar, 2021

Call for Entries: Refamiliarization Read more

13 Feb, 2021

Tonya Nguyen Named CTSP Fellow Read more

24 Jan, 2021

Clancy Wilmott PI on Presidential Chairs Fellowship Read more

10 Dec, 2020

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Semantic and Geometric Modeling

Ken Goldberg recently published a paper titled "Semantic and Geometric Modeling with Neural Message Passing in 3D Scene Graphs for Hierarchical Mechanical Search." 

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25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

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

18 Nov, 2020

Reviews of Trevor Paglen's Bloom and Opposing Geometries Read more

17 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CoRL

Ken Goldberg's work was recently presented at the 2020 Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL). 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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06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek Read more

06 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web November 2020

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

31 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Receives BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Read more

23 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

Silicon Valley move aside! Xiaowei Wang discusses how the Chinese countryside has become a new tech frontier. Read more

29 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web October 2020

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

29 Sep, 2020

Revisited: "Pope L's Notes on the roll of the artist when the world has always been on fire?" Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Xiaowei Wang & An Xiao Mina on WeChat

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina publish "WeChat Has Both Connected Families and Torn Them Apart" in Slate. Read more

23 Sep, 2020

Seed Grants Recipient: Celeste Kidd and The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition during Belief Formation in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a Seed Grant to examine "The role of reasoning and metacognition during belief formation in the internet era". Read more

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain shares how the support of the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

08 Sep, 2020

Jenni Higgs Publishes on the Reading for Understanding Initiative

Jenni Higgs recently published a research article on the Reading for Understanding Initiative in the International Literacy Association's Reading Research Quarterly. Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Memory Traces

Alex Saum-Pascual recently published an article titled "Memory Traces: Printed Electronic Literature as a Site of Remembrance" in Comparative Literature Studies. Read more

15 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on Spatial Perception of the Pediatric Built Environment

Haripriya is working on a mixed-methods study on enhancing patient experience through collaborative design of patient spaces in pediatric hospital environments using immersive technology. Read more

12 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Emily Gui & Zoom Glitches

Artist Emily Gui created a new work using Zoom to document these unprecedented times.  Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Electronic Literature [Frame]works for the Creative Digital Humanities

Alex Saum-Pascual co-edits this amazing collection that features a host of BCNM contributions! Read more

21 Jul, 2020

BCNM Faculty Receive Berkeley Changemaker Grants

[Image credit: Original image from: King st. Development in Toronto by Frank Gehry, edited by Elnaz Tafrihi Bailey.] Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Sonia Katyal on The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy

Cornell Law Review published Sonia Katyal's article, "The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy." Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Neyran Turan Publishes Architecture as Measure Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Jen Schradie on Work and Sociability During the Lockdown

"How disruptive is Covid-19 to everyday life? How is the French population experiencing the lockdown?"  Read more

13 May, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Christiane Paul Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: William Morgan on Machine Learning and the Digital Realization of Deleuze Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Policy Brief on Inequality in COVID19

Alum Jen Schradie co-authored a report that explores how French society has coped with the first two weeks of the lockdown. Read more

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

16 Apr, 2020

BCNM Around the Web April 2020

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

12 Apr, 2020

BCNM at CHI 2020

CHI has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but let's celebrate the incredible work of our students, faculty, and alumni who were slated to present! Read more

12 Apr, 2020

Camille Crittenden Featured on UC IT Blog

Camille Crittenden was featured on the UC IT Blog, participating in a Q&A interview about her work at CITRIS and her experience as a woman in tech. Read more

03 Apr, 2020

New Paper on Multi-Task Fabric Manipulation

Ken Goldberg was part of the team to publish a new paper "VisuoSpatial Foresight for Multi-Step, Multi-Task Fabric Manipulation". Read more

03 Apr, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Feminist Open Access & Internet Publishing Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang's Playing Nature on Chroniques Vidéoludiques

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's new book was featured in Chroniques Vidéoludiques! Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Announcing the Spring 2020 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on digital tools, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

05 Mar, 2020

#Identity Reviewed by AllegraLab

AllegraLab, a book review journal, offers glowing praise of Abigail de Kosnik, Keith Feldman, and the Color of New Media Working Group's #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation.  Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature in Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews recently featured Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: BCNM at the Shenzhen Biennale

Eleni Oikonomaki, Lian Song, Rashad Timmons, and Bryan Truitt were Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipients and attended the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB)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

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Entering the Lottery

Jane McGonigal writes on the benefits of entering the lottery for WiredRead 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

12 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CES 2020

Ken Goldberg was a part of the "Robots for Good" conference track at CES 2020.  Read more

06 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AAA 2019

DE Juliana Friend and alum Reginold Royston presented their riveting research at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting last year.  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

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

Xiaowei Wang, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented "Let's Have a Pearl Party: Style and Livestream in the Making of Subculture” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

31 Jan, 2020

Review of The Revolution That Wasn't in Inside Higher Ed

Alum Jen Schradie's latest book receives an excellent review from Barbara Fister. Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Tara Shi Co-Editor for Room One Thousand

Tara Shi is a co-editor for architecture journal Room One Thousand's eighth issue, Magic.  Read more

20 Jan, 2020

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend on Senegalese Ethics and Pornography

Juliana Friend, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented her research on "Porn, Pop-Ups, National Purity: Everyday Ethics and Digital Pornography" at The American Anthropological Association. Read more

09 Jan, 2020

Welcoming Sophia Hussain to BCNM!

Sophia Hussain will serve as the Center's Events Coordinator and Office Manager! Read more

06 Jan, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual on Fragmentation and the Digital City

Alex offers an analysis of Vicente Luis Mora's Circular 07. Las afueras. Read more

28 Dec, 2019

BCNM at Shenzhen Biennale Read more

26 Dec, 2019

BCNM Alumni at 4S 2019

Four BCNM alumni participated at 4S 2019 in September, the annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science. Read more

24 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen’s ImageNet Roulette

ALum Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford created ImageNet Roulette, a new art piece that has stirred controversy and accolades across the globe. Read more

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

05 Nov, 2019

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator!

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), an interdisciplinary research center that studies and shapes media transition and emergence from diverse perspectives. Through critical thinking and making, we cultivate technological equity and fairness in our classrooms, in our communities, and on the internet.  Read more

23 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Morehshin Allahyari Read more

10 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

07 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

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

13 Sep, 2019

Ken Goldberg: Recycling with Robots

Students at Berkeley worked artist and robotics professor Ken Goldberg to experiment innovative ways of using robotics for recycling. Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Camille Crittenden: Part of California Government Blockchain Working Group Read more

06 Sep, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Brian Bartz in Trevor Paglen's Studio

Artist Brian Bartz worked on custom computer-vision algorithms in alum Trevor Paglen's art studio in Berlin. 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

29 Aug, 2019

Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

(TED photo by Ryan Lash via Flickr) Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Tom McEnaney Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

23 Aug, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual in Fobias Fonias Fagias Read more

20 Aug, 2019

BCNM at ELO 2019

Alex Saum Pascual and Kyle Booten discussed wideranging topics including e-lit's social function and art in the age of mechanical reproduction! Read more

12 Aug, 2019

BCNM Faculty, Students, Staff Advise on and Support Proposed Legislation on Digital Media Literacy

Senator Klobuchar has introduced Digital Media Literacy legislation at the 116th Congress, with support from several BCNM faculty, students, and staff.

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07 Aug, 2019

Laura Lozano Marín on Alex Saum Pascual's Poetry

Lozano Marín studies the characteristics of electronic poetry written by females. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

BCNM at DIS 2019

BCNM presented their latest research at the CM Designing Interactive Systems 2019 conference on Contesting Borders and Intersections. Read more

09 Jul, 2019

HTNM 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from this incredible program, featuring Molly Steenson and Safiya Noble! Read more

15 Jun, 2019

All Woman Team Critiques Optimization Culture in NWMEDIA 190: Critical Practices

The students' commentary on our culture's enthusiasm for supplements is now showing in the CITRIS Tech Museum. Read more

06 Jun, 2019

William White on the Digital Heritage of People's Park

William White received a 2019 Faculty Seed Grant for "The People's Park Digital Heritage Project." 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

30 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting at the University of Sevilla Read more

29 May, 2019

Celeste Kidd and the Role of Reasoning and Metacognition in the Internet Era

Celeste Kidd received a 2019 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant for "The Role of Reasoning and Metacognition During Belief Formation in the Internet Era." Read more

28 May, 2019

Soravis Prakkamakul on VR at CHI 2019

Soravis presented “Exploring Word-gesture Text Entry Techniques in Virtual Reality” at the Human Factors in Computing Conference 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more

27 May, 2019

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

24 May, 2019

Renée Pastel on Viral Videos at the PCA

Renée presented "Viral Videos as Metonymic Homespace in the “War on Terror”: Globalizing American Popular Culture." Read more

18 May, 2019

BCNM at ICA 2019

Check out the great panels our alumni are part of at the International Communications Association 2019 Conference! Read more

12 May, 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Revisited

This year, participants edited 17 articles, adding 2,700 words, with over 70 thousand article views so far, and counting! Read more

10 May, 2019

ATC Revisited: Adam Savage Read more

03 May, 2019

Cesar Torres on Actuators at TEI

César presented "A Conversation with Actuator" at TEI 2019 on behalf of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab. Read more

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

11 Apr, 2019

Announcing our Summer 2019 Research Award Recipients

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are completing, and are pleased to be able to provide summer funding to support their research initiatives. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Ethics in AI

The New York Times hosted the New Work Summit. Read more about the recommendations Ken Goldberg and other experts made regarding the ethics of artificial intelligence.

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15 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Fast Company on Automated Decision Making

Fast Company features Katyal's article in writing about the conflict between civil rights and artificial intelligence. 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

12 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on How to Lift the Veil Off Hidden Algorithms

Katyal examines the civil rights in our algorithm future. Read more

10 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on Private Accountability in the Age of AI

The UCLA Law Review published Sonia Katyal's paper on accountability and artificial intelligence. Read more

24 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in HKW Video Stop Making Sense

Alum Trevor Paglen joins Kate Crawford to discuss the biases and skews of artificial intelligence. Read more

19 Feb, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at MLA Commons

Alex Saum-Pascual attended the 2019 Chicago Modern Language Association Convention, presenting her research on the  intersection of digital humanities and Hispanic studies. Read more

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

Ken Goldberg reflects on how four exciting sub-fields of robotics — co-robotics, human–robot interaction, deep, learning and cloud robotics — accelerate a renewed trend toward robots working safely and constructively with humans. Read more

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

BCNM's Andrew Atwood published Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture in September. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen at HKW Berlin Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

26 Nov, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to the BCNM these talented students from across campus. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney Finalist for MSA First Book Prize

Acoustic Properties:  Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (University of Illinois Press, 2017) by Tom McEnaney made it onto the short list for the First Book Prize. Read more

25 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kelani Nichole Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Christo Sims in Keywords for Ethnography and Design

BCNM alum Christo Sims was published in a collection of short essays, Keywords for Ethnography and Design. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Caribbean Literary Portrayals of New Media

This summer, Yairamaren Roman Maldonado explored how Cuban and Dominican Republican literary content use new media to reconfigure power relations. Read more

12 Sep, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at IberoAmericana

Join Alex in Madrid for a book talk on her amazing new work #PostWeb! Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Noura Howell on Biosensing

This summer, Noura Howell developed a prototype for a biosensing bench for connecting community members. Read more

21 Aug, 2018

Tom McEnaney Launches GloUH Colloquium

Join Tom McEnaney on August 28th as he discusses Wireless Commons and Counterpublics: New Digital Infrastructures in Cuba! Read more

04 Aug, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Women & Performance

Read "Becoming NULL: Queer relations in the excluded middle." Read more

13 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RSS Workshop

The theme was "New Benchmarks, Metrics, and Competitions for Robotic Learning." Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes #Postweb! Read more

20 Jun, 2018

BCNM at YBCA's Bay Area Now 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

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

30 May, 2018

Soravis Prakkamakul on Facial Perception

Soravis Prakkamakul received a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant to present his paper "Reflexive Visual Inspection of Cleft Lip Faces — Analysis of Lookzone Focus Over Time" at the 63rd Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. 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

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

Jacob Gaboury (Film & Media) received $5000 to examine the relationship between digital technologies and queer identity as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program.  Read more

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Awarded an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship

BCNM faculty, Abigail De Kosnik, will be in residance at the IAS from August 23 and September 22 as part of her awarded fellowship.  Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Grey Room

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's research on the computer screen has been published in Grey Room, a peer-reviewed academic journal that includes articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics.  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

25 Apr, 2018

New Selfie Poetry about Maternity & Software from Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual recently released a new electronic literature selfie poem about maternity and software. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

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

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

Selected from more than 600 proposals, Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan were two of 74 recipients of a Graham Foundation grant.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio One Course on Radical Futures in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio ONE master's program, which begins next school year, was featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Read more

11 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Irena Haiduk

Graduate ATC Liaison, KC Forcier, revisits Irena Haiduk's ATC Lecture that took place last month.  Read more

09 Apr, 2018

The BCNM Guide to CHI 2018

Overwhelmed by the amazing panels at CHI 2018? Make your CHI experience a BCNM one with our guide to where our students, faculty, and alumni will be presenting! Read more

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Paglen's Exhibit for Altman Siegel in SFAQ

Trevor Paglen's solo show for Altman Siegel was featured in San Francisco Art Quarterly.  Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Juliana Friend at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Juliana Friend, BCNM graduate student, attended the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Recap of the Software Arts, the last HTNM lecture of the year!  Read more

16 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Open Source Stewart Platform

We've collected Ken Goldberg and AutoLab's video and papers on their open-source Stewart platform design into one post. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Schradie Published in Social Media & Society

Alum Jen Schradie published an article on the North Carolina Moral Monday protests in Social Media & Society Read more

26 Feb, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Paolo Cirio Read more

20 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity in RIA Robotics Online

Ken Goldberg featured on article on the multiplicity in Robotics Industries Association: Robotics Online. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Laurent El-Ghaoui at the Spring 2018 IEOR Speaker Series

Laurent El-Ghaoui's lecture 'Lifted neural nets' was the first seminar event of the Spring 2018 IEOR series. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

David Bates at ENMI

David Bates presented "Un réseau peut-il être intelligent? [Can a network be intelligent?]" at Les Entretiens du Nouveau Monde Industriel 2017. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grants Read more

22 Jan, 2018

Spring 2018 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduate students are now invited to apply for Spring 2018 admission into the BCNM program. Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Alum Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence

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

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

Ken Goldberg in A Berkeley View of Systems Challenges for AI

Ken Goldberg collaborated with 16 other Berkeley researchers in composing a paper on their perspectives of systems challenges for AI. 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

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

Revisit the “Between Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of the Mind” symposium, which featured speakers including Professor David Bates, Dr. Yuk Hui, Luciana Parisi, and Warren Sack. 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

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Weighs in on #MeToo on CNN

BCNM alum Jen Schradie spoke with CNN about the #MeToo movement, discussing effective mobilization and action through a digital medium. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

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

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

31 Oct, 2017

Sonia Katyal Published in the California Law Review on Technoheritage

BCNM ExComm member Sonia Katyal discusses the dynamic between technology and culture in her article, "Technoheritage," which was published in the California Law Review.  Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Alum Kate Mattingly Reviews Radical Bodies in The Dancer's Group

Alum Kate Mattingly reviews Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 to 1972. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Welcome Tom McEnaney

Please welcome our new Executive Committee member Tom McEnaney! McEnaney works at the intersections of the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, and computational (digital) humanities.  Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in The Guardian on the Hyperloop

Nicholas de Monchaux, an associate professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley, commented on Elon Musk's dream for an underground highway in Los Angeles. Read more

16 Oct, 2017

HTNM Revisited: Natasha Schüll

From the NYU professor's talk, "Datasense," in which she discussed from her forthcoming book, "Keeping Track: Sensor Tehnology, Self-Regulation, and the Data-Driven Life." Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

BCNM 2016-2017 Publications

Come check out the round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open Undergraduate Certificate Program

Undergraduated are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM undergrad program.
Applications due November 1. Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Fall 2017 Applications Now Open for the Graduate Designated Emphasis & Certificate Program

Graduates are now invited to apply for Fall 2017 admission into the BCNM program.
Applications due November 1. 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

18 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley Team Selected To Design Adaptive Responses To Bay Area Climate Change

A diverse group of locally-based and globally-experienced professionals, academics, students, and policy makers from the University of California, Berkeley has been chosen to participate in the Resilient By Design (RBD) Bay Area Challenge. Read more

05 Sep, 2017

The 2017-2018 Critical Theory Working Group: Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition Building Read more

28 Aug, 2017

Learning Analytics Conference

Join cross-disciplinary experts from UC Berkeley and beyond as they share perspectives on data's influence on learning environments (think: how bCourses became bCourses) 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

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Ryan Ikeda reflects on his experience at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) this June in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Read more

29 Jun, 2017

Andrea Gagliano, Sasha Volkov and Transparency Times 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

21 Jun, 2017

Summer 2018 Course Proposals Open! Read more

08 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Seth Lu

Seth Lu reflects on his work with Juliana Friend through BCNM's undergraduate fellowship program. Read more

24 May, 2017

Tom McEnaney Publishes Acoustic Property

A new book exploring the prehistory of wireless culture from BCNM Alum Tom McEnany Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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16 May, 2017

Andrew Atwood Receives Seed Grant for New Apps for New Audiences

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

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

02 May, 2017

Salaam Sculpture: Noura Howell

Noura Howell's Salaam Sculpture was shown on the UC Berkeley campus! Read more

28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

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

28 Apr, 2017

Ohmni TeleRobot Harnesses 20 Year-Old Research from Eric Paulos

Research from Eric Paulos’ 20 year-old PRoP research group is still creating products! Read more

27 Apr, 2017

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

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

18 Apr, 2017

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers

Will Payne presented his research at the American Association of Geographers this April in Boston, MA. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina, Prof. of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

11 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Local Code at BAMPFA with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

20 Mar, 2017

Announcing our Spring 2017 DE & Certificate Incoming Cohort Read more

20 Mar, 2017

A Statement Regarding UCPD Crowdsourcing Request for Identification Read more

16 Mar, 2017

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

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Ripped Off? Pirate Technologies, Jugaad Politics, and Postcolonial Modernities"

An amazing talk by Kavita Philip Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: "Our Landscape Futures"

Watch this event by Geoff Manaugh, New York Times-bestselling author on technology and utopias. Read more

27 Feb, 2017

Ken Goldberg Receives Google Research Grant

The 2016 Google Research Machine Learning and Data Mining Award goes to a BCNM faculty! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Summer Courses 2017!

What will you be learning this summer? We're offering two courses in New Media Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Walter Hood interviewed by Shannon Jackson in Boom California

Read excerpts of this wonderful conversation between Profs. Shannon Jackson and Walter Hood, for Boom California Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Ron Rael in the Museum of Modern Art

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

30 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Local Code" Book Launch

We recap the evening of conversation on Prof. de Monchaux's new book Read more

08 Nov, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Drawing Futures

Drawing Futures 2016 is a conference on "Speculations on Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture" taking place at the Bartlett School of Architecture Read more

24 Oct, 2016

New Images from Greg Niemeyer’s Research Trip to Barrow!

With a BCNM grant, Prof. Greg Niemeyer is creating radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Dust and Data

BCNM's de Monchaux will attend the 13th International Bauhaus Colloquium, which will be held at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany Read more

19 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual."

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

17 Oct, 2016

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Lydia Tuan and Digital Technology in Education

Lydia Tuan was selected to work with Amy Koehler-Catterson (Education) on digital technologies as pedagogical tools Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Naomi Bragin and Ashley Ferro-Murray Teaming Up at EMPAC

Former BCNM Designated Emphasis student Naomi Bragin recently offered a workshop at EMPAC, an event curated by yet another former DE Ashley Ferro-Murray Read more

11 Oct, 2016

Local Code by Nicholas de Monchaux Out Now at University of Princeton Architectural Press

04 Oct, 2016

Revisited: "Network Analysis of Media Studies"

On Miriam Posner's workshop event, recapped by Miyoko Conley. Read more

27 Sep, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux's "Local Code" at Canadian Centre for Architecture

A part of the "Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention" exhibit 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: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

Will Payne received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on location based services Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

18 Jul, 2016

Shannon Jackson Published in the Journal of Visual Culture

The issue was co-edited by UC Berkeley's own Julia Bryan-Wilson, as well as Jennifer González and Dominic Willsdon Read more

12 Jul, 2016

Now Accepting Summer 2017 Course Proposals

Not only does summer teaching provide a valuable funding opportunity, it's also a rewarding and fun learning experience! Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

Greg Niemeyer will create radial visualizations of the internet from the inside out Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Eric Paulos to design The Making of Un-making 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

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Abigail De Kosnik to build her innovative tool TorrentMap Read more

26 May, 2016

New Publications from Alex Saum-Pascual

Professor Alex Saum-Pascual, Spanish and Portuguese Assistant Professor, has published two solo authored articles in important Hispanic Studies journals Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

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

18 May, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities: Hybrid Ecologies Lab

The Hybrid Ecologies Lab, headed by Eric Paulos, is looking for skilled and passionate undergraduate and graduate students to join us this summer 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

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Recasting the Tsar Bell

We recap our unveiling of an electronic replication concert of the largest bell of all time Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Tsar Bell in the Daily Cal 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

05 Apr, 2016

Before It's Too Late - Archiving What We (Don't) Care About

An astute lesson from Brewster Kahle, archive.org founder, shared with our director Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

A recap of Mary Flanagan's lecture, recapped by Kate Mattingly. Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's Article Published in Letras Hispanas

Saum-Pascual's article explores two similar manifestations of computational practices and electronic literature in print from Spain Read more

19 Jan, 2016

QuakeCAFE: How prepared are you for an Earthquake?

07 Jan, 2016

Farewell to a Berkeley Visionary Sonya Rapoport

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

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray was three when she took her first ballet lesson — she hasn’t stopped dancing since, no matter the obstacle she’s faced. Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing"

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) Read more

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Tarek Atoui's MATRIX 258

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

12 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2015 Conference

Ken was a co-author on "Transition State Clustering: Unsupervised Surgical Trajectory Segmentation For Robot Learning " Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

06 Aug, 2015

Field Notes: Teaching Nostalgia & the Future in New Media Read more

03 Aug, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Kiera Chase

Kiera Chase's dissertation refines cognitive-science theoretical models that illuminate opportunities in children’s development of mathematical concepts Read more

02 Jul, 2015

Propose a Summer 2015 Course

We are now accepting proposals for New Media courses that can be taught in the summer session of 2016 from our graduate students and faculty! Read more

13 May, 2015

Wikimedia Funds Wikipedia Buddy Group

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

21 Apr, 2015

Books in Browsers - Request for Proposals

BIB VI will explore new forms of stories that embrace hybrid digital forms, or play with the tension between digital and physical interfaces Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Kiera Chase 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

25 Feb, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Intermedia Dance

We revisit UCD Professor Elizabeth Freeman's lecture, "Sex in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Gerard & Kelly's Kisses" Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin 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

21 Nov, 2014

Revisited: Rights and Readerships Workshop

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

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

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

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

08 Oct, 2014

ATC Revisited: Brett Cook

A lecture by the community artist and muralist earlier this month 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

15 Apr, 2014

ATC Revisited: Stephanie Syjuco

The semester's final ATC talk was a success as new Art Practice faculty member Stephanie Syjuco presented “Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems” Read more

27 Mar, 2014

The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends – The Atlantic

Carla Diana, panelist in BCNM's upcoming Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, published "The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends" in the Atlantic Read more

26 Mar, 2014

Presenting the Robots and New Media Symposium

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UC BCNM highlight the next phase in the evolution of robotics with the “Robots and New Media Symposium” on April 4 Read more

18 Mar, 2014

HTNM Revisited: The Black Box, the Light Box and Photo-Receptivity

A contribution by Katherine Chandler on Alexander Galloway's recent HTNM talk Read more

04 Dec, 2013

ATC Revisited: Zhang Ga

Zhang Ga concluded this semester’s Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium with “From Timelapse to Timecollapse: Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China” 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

13 Aug, 2013

Google More: Where FERPA and CPHS conflict with EULA

UC Berkeley just completed the transition of all of its email from a proprietary system to gmail. Faculty shares their thoughts. Read more

22 Jul, 2013

Bot or Not?

We are excited to announce the launch of a new online chat game for UC Berkeley's incoming class of 2013, the Turing Test Tournament. Read more

20 May, 2013

New Media 2013 Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM Designated Emphasis Students

Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to award fellowships for research on new media scholarship in Summer 2013 to five Designated Emphasis students Read more

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

UC Berkeley graduate students with a Designated Emphasis in New Media presented their research on April 17, 2013 in the BCNM Commons to an audience of students, faculty, and members of the public 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

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

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

10 Dec, 2012

BCNM New Media Graduate Students Present Their Research

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

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

07 Nov, 2012

Interface Design for Intelligent Elderly Home Care Environments

Hsin-Hsien visited Living 3.0, a national research institution based in Taiwan, to learn more about the latest technologies that are being used to create smart space 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

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

19 Sep, 2012

Nicholas de Monchaux Presents Exhibit at the Venice Biennale, US Architecture Pavilion

Titled "Spontaneous Interventions : Design Actions for the Common Good" Read more

04 Sep, 2012

BCNM students collaborate on ZERO1 Biennial performance piece "Tulle/Tool"

Ashley Ferro-Murray and Erin Colleen Johnson recently collaborated on "Tulle/Tool," a performance piece commissioned by ZERO1 Biennial Read more

20 Jun, 2012

CITRIS 2012 Seed Funding Awarded to BCNM’s Nicholas DeMonchaux

14 May, 2012

Who’s Achievement? — Evaluating Self-Constructed and Peer-Evaluated Badge Systems in Online Classrooms

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

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

01 Aug, 2011

Data-Driven Elastic Models for Cloth: Modeling and Measurement Read more

28 Jul, 2011

"Kinemathics": Kinetically Induced Mathematical Learning

Dor Abrahamson, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Education Cognition and Development: Education in Mathematics, Science, & Technology, UC Berkeley Read more

25 Jul, 2011

Are We There Yet?

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

Next deadline – November 1, 2022

Certificate in New Media

Next deadline – 1 November 2022

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Undergraduate Opportunities

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Spring 2023

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Fall 2022

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Spring 2022

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Fall 2021

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Spring 2021

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Fall 2020

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Spring 2020

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Fall 2019

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Spring 2019

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Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2023.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed.

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Applications are due October 1, 2022

Faculty Seed Grants

D-Lab

Hack the Bells Guide

Strategic Plan

Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2023.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed.

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Applications are due October 1, 2022

Faculty Seed Grants

D-Lab

Hack the Bells Guide

Strategic Plan