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16 Apr, 2020 History & Theory

Art & AI

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, and BAMPFA. Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

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

30 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM 2019 Seed Grant Talks

with Celeste Kidd
Psychology

and William White
Anthropology Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

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

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

17 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

This session will feature panelists building collections and tools for local digital humanities projects.

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

03 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University Read more

20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

with Safiya Umoja Noble
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine Read more

08 Feb, 2019 Special Events

HIGH/LOW: Taste, Quality, and Resolution

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference
February 8-9, 2019 Read more

05 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Critical Practices 2018 Showcase

See the great projects of Critical Practices at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Winter Showcase! Read more

03 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Tangible User Interfaces Exhibit 2018

Check out the amazing experimental interfaces from NWMEDIA/INFO C262! Read more

03 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Questioning New Media Performance Night

Join Professor Jill Miller’s Questioning New Media class for a thrilling evening of final presentations/performances. Read more

29 Nov, 2018 Special Events

Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

with Leon Gurevitch

In partnership with the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Commons Conversations

Immersive Media: Performance, Experience, & Audience

with Mona Kasra
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia Read more

04 Oct, 2018 History & Theory

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

with Timothy Stott
Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture
Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology Read more

12 Sep, 2018 History & Theory

Architectural Intelligence

with Molly Wright Steenson
Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University
In partnership with the Department of Architecture 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

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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05 Oct, 2017 Commons Conversations

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

New media and modes of digital expression are transforming our experience of, and shaping conversations around free speech. Join us as faculty, students, and staff discuss this new landscape. Read more

18 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Visiting Scholar Talk — Steffen Moestrup, "The Journalist as a Performative Persona"

BCNM Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup discusses his research on persona driven journalism. Read more

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

with DJ Spooky 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

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist Read more

17 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Games and Politics Panel

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition 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

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

Jacobs Institute opens its doors to showcase students' final projects! 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

23 Aug, 2016 Special Events

Fall 2016 Open House

This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, students, and staff on campus who work in the new media space. Read more

03 Jul, 2016 Special Events

MFA Graduate Artist Talks at BAMPFA

Come check out these graduates' work! Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

46th Annual MFA Graduate Exhibition Reception at BAMPFA

Join these MFA graduates in celebration of their work on Friday and Saturday Read more

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Experience this season's NWMEDIA203 Showcase at Jacobs Hall 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

09 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

Join us as we celebrate this semester's student work at Jacobs Institute! Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student 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

29 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Exhibition Opening

Discover the amazing works Bay area artists have produced on the theme of transparency Read more

17 Oct, 2015 Workshops

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

QGCon is now in its second year of celebrating LGBT identities in gaming. Free to public. Read more

12 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Non-existent at 82° 30′ N 108° 22′ W: Mirages, Digital Maps, and the Historical Problem of Location

In this time of hyper-locatability via digital maps, what kinds of places and things might still remain lost? 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

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

14 May, 2015 Special Events

Who Owns the Data?

We're co-hosting keynote addresses, lightning talks, and panel discussions on individual agency in an increasingly digital world Read more

06 May, 2015 Special Events

Game Design Showcase and Arcade

Come to Kroeber to view student-created games! 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

20 Mar, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Concert

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

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

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

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

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

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

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

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

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

22 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Urban Data Canvas Hackathon

We're hosting an app-only hack day to develop real-time data visualization pieces for displaying in downtown SF! Read more

06 Feb, 2014 History & Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" Read more

04 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director Read more

14 Oct, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

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

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

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

27 Nov, 2012 Workshops

Provoking Reflection and Exploration with Aesthetic Interaction

Laura Devendorf will discuss AnyType, an Android application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment 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

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Anthropology as BIG DATA: Making the Case for Ethnography as a Critical Dimension in Digital Media and Technology Studies

Mary Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, on big data in human comunication research Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

Lunch and conversation with Walter Kim, artist and engineer based in San Francisco Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Media Bichos and other Displays for Engaging People to Watch Videos in the Museum

with Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York Read more

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
  Read more

13 Feb, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

All the West is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape

with Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agro-ecologist Read more

02 Feb, 2012 Special Events

Transforming Community Through Pervasive Play

with Jeff Watson (USC) Read more

23 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy

with Howard Rheingold, independent scholar at Stanford's Department of Communication Read more

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

09 Nov, 2011 Special Events

The Extreme Art Roadshow

with Garth Johnson - writer, artist, and educator Read more

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) Read more

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist Read more

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

with Uday Danvadate, co-founder and CEO of SonicRim, a global design research consulting practice Read more

21 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Video Voyages

An evening at the BCNM Commons Read more

28 Mar, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Sophie Calle, Artist Presentation with Q&A

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

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Fashioning Apollo – Spacesuits, Cities, and How to Dress for Tomorrow

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

03 Feb, 2011 Special Events

Immersed in Mediated Spaces – Playful Immersion and the Quest for Immediacy in Video Games

A lecture by Carl Therrien (Stanford) Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Futurefarmers Recent and Forthcoming Work — A Variation on the Powers of Ten

Futurefarmers is a group of artists, designers and architects who use various media to create work that responds to the time and place around them 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

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

06 Nov, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at The Wrong Biennale

Saum's work is exhibited at the 'todo mal' pavilion at the The Wrong's Biennale  Read more

02 Nov, 2019

BCNM Around the Web November 2019

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

02 Nov, 2019

#Identity Book Launch Video Now Online Read more

24 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Adam Savage Read more

24 Oct, 2019

Eric Paulos as IEEE IEMCON Keynote

The IEEE Annual Information Technological Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference invites Eric Paulos as one of their keynote speakers. Read more

22 Oct, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Video on The Big Think

If you've been wondering "Have conservative groups mastered the art of internet activism?", Jen Schradie has the answer! Read more

16 Oct, 2019

BCNM around the Web October 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg and Koci Hernandez; and alumni Trevor Paglen, danah boyd, Jen Schradie, Tiffany Ng, Ritwik Banerji, Bo Ruberg, and Jane McGonigal.  Read more

16 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

The Creative Media Awards highlight how AI intersects with online media and truth and impacts our everyday lives. Read more

15 Oct, 2019

BCNM in HyperObjects

Art by BCNM faculty is being featured in the HyperObjects exhibit at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in Wurster Hall. Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Alumni Juliana Friend and Ritwik Banerji in Fieldsights

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

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

04 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Madeline Gannon Read more

02 Oct, 2019

#Identity Book Launch Revisited Read more

18 Sep, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg's Book Reviewed in Feminist Media Studies

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

14 Sep, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kevin Delaney 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

04 Sep, 2019

BCNM at NWSA 2019

BCNM alumni, faculty, and students will present at the National Women's Studies Association 2019 conference in San Francsico.  Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Orbital Reflector in College Art Association Reviews

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector was reviewed in College Art Association Reviews Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal in Invest Like the Best

Alum Jane McGonigal was featured on podcast Invest Like the Best by the Investors Field Guide Read more

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

Alum Bo Ruberg was a guest on YouTube channel, Team LFG  Read more

11 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg at FDG 2019

Ruberg presents "Necklines and ‘Naughty Bits’: Constructing and Regulating Bodies in Live Streaming Community Guidelines." Read more

05 Aug, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang at ASLE 2019

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Thirteenth Biennial Conference was held at UC Davis in June. Read more

18 Jul, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Screenshots for Fotomuseum

Jacob writes for the blog Still Searching on a history and theory of the computer screenshot. Read more

16 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie on The Debate

Alum Jen Schradie spoke on France 24 on whether Democrats can mobilize their base for 2020. Read more

15 Jul, 2019

Camille Crittenden at CENIC 2019

Camille spoke on the Pacific Research Platform. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

ATC 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from a stellar season, featuring luminaries such as Roxane Gay and Adam Savage! Read more

11 Jul, 2019

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

11 Jul, 2019

Commons Conversations 2018-2019 In Review

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

10 Jul, 2019

Berkeley Talks: #SandraBlandMystery: Aaminah Norris on the transmedia story of police brutality

(Photo by Meg via Flickr) Read more

10 Jul, 2019

Bo Ruberg on the Precarious Labor of the Queer Indie Game Maker

Bo's article appeared in a Special Issue of Television & New Media on Contested Formations of Digital Game Labor. Read more

09 Jul, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Interviewed in Vox

Vox talks to Jen about "Why conservatives are winning the internet." The Revolution That Wasn't ​explains why digital activism helps conservatives more than liberals. 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

08 Jul, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on The Big Think

Jane shares the benefits of bringing positive emotions to your work through play. Read more

03 Jul, 2019

Poetry by Malika Imhotep in Scalawag

Scalawag sparks critical conversations about the many Souths, amplifying voices of activists, artists, and writers to reckon with Southern realities as they are, rather than as they seem to be. Read more

24 Jun, 2019

BCNM around the Web July 2019

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

21 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Quoted in Le Monde

Can video games help raise awareness about ecological causes? Alum Alenda Chang weighs in on the debate in a recent Le Monde article on video games and environmentalism. Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alenda serves as one of the founding co-editors of a new journal, Media + Environment. Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at OECD 2019 Forum

Jen's panel focused on People-Power vs. Populism. Read more

17 Jun, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik & Keith Feldman Interviewed by the New Books Network

Co-editors Gail & Keith discuss #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation on Lily Goren's podcast. Read more

16 Jun, 2019

Arianna Ninh on Alterwear

Arianna Ninh received a BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to work on Alterwear under the mentorship of Molly Nicholas. Read more

13 Jun, 2019

Videos from 2019 DataEdge Now Available

BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor this School of Information conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. Read more

12 Jun, 2019

Safiya Noble HTNM Video Now Online Read more

07 Jun, 2019

Stefanos Geroulanos HTNM Video Now Online 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

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

24 May, 2019

From Papyrus to Coffins in 3D 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

23 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg's "What to Do When Toxic Video Gaming Culture Enters the Classroom" Now Online

Bo's incredibly popular Game Developer's Conference lecture is now available for free to view online! Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

19 May, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Publishes Learning as Movement in Social Design-Based Experiments

The article, written with Kris Gutiérrez, José Lizárraga, and Eduardo Rivero, was published in Human Development 2019, volume 62! Read more

18 May, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in Entangled Realities at HEK

The exhibition Entangled Realities runs from May 9th to August 11th and is dedicated to the current topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on human life and society. Read more

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

09 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

These students invested in the new media landscape at Cal, and we're excited to see what new endeavours they undertake in their respective fields Read more

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online Read more

03 May, 2019

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

30 Apr, 2019

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

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

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Bonnie Ruberg Read more

19 Apr, 2019

Grace Gipson at MSU Comics Forum

Talking Comics and (Dis)ability in the Midwest at the 2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum. Read more

18 Apr, 2019

Eyeris Featured in CITRIS Inventors Series

Eyeris, a wearable that aims to tackle the issue of sexual harassment, was created in Eric Paulos' NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making. Read more

14 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Rhonda Holberton

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

10 Apr, 2019

Kirsten Chen Curates Play Me Love You

BCNM undergrad Kirsten Chen curates a virtual reality art show at Swim Gallery! Read more

09 Apr, 2019

Jeremy Rue & UCB Offer Workshop at Jindal School of Communication

A panel held on ‘New media and Indian elections 2019’ included Assistant Dean for Academics at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Jeremy Rue and other UCB Faculty. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Teaching How to be a Futurist at Stanford

McGonigal will teach a course titled, "How to Think Like a Futurist: Improve Your Powers of Imagination, Invention, and Capacity for Change." Read more

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

22 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kelani Nichole Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in How to Play Video Games

Matthew Payne's and Nina B. Huntemann's anthology "How to Play Video Games" features work by Ruberg. Read more

18 Mar, 2019

Mona Kasra Video Now Online Read more

18 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kerry Tribe Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in Video

You can now view Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 in action online. 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

07 Mar, 2019

Roger Antonsen and Greg Niemeyer's Network Paradox in Oslo

Greg Niemeyer and Roger Antonsen discuss Network Simulation, first presented in San Francisco, with DJ Spooky at Norway's Kunstnernes Hus. Read more

05 Mar, 2019

HTNM Tim Stott Video Now Online Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Hacking Politics Videos Now Online Read more

26 Feb, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Publishes "The Revolution That Wasn't" Read more

21 Feb, 2019

BCNM at SCMS 2019

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference features presentations by thirteen BCNM students, faculty, and alumni! Read more

17 Feb, 2019

Alum Ritwik Banerji at the MMaP Research Center

Check out this video of Ritwik discussing "Prying Apart the Social Phenomenology of Free Improvisation" Read more

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Bloomberg Review

Goldberg was quoted in an article on the development of robotic stunts performed at Disney theme parks. Read more

25 Jan, 2019

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

14 Jan, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia Highlighted in San Francisco Classical Voice

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

03 Jan, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie in Libération on the Digital Divide

The authors challenge the assumption that youth have an intuitive understanding of technology, pointing to the impact of class on digital accessibility. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

BCNM at CSCW 2018

The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing featured presentations by BCNM faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

30 Dec, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies

"Queerness and Video Games: Queer Game Studies and New Perspectives through Play" was published in Volume 24, issue 4.  Read more

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, undergraduates work closely with our graduate mentors on academic research. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal at Claremont Colleges

Jane McGonigal appeared at Pomona College to discuss her latest book and her take on the effects of gaming. Read more

04 Dec, 2018

Announcing our Summer 2019 Courses

This summer, learn how to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Teams Up with Kronos Quartet for Sight Machine

Alum Trevor Paglen combines artwork with artifcial intelligence in an engaging musical performance with Kronos Quartet at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Ritwik Banerji at AMS/SMT 2018

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

26 Nov, 2018

HTNM Molly Steenson Video Now Online 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

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

Jane McGonigal developed a toolkit to help keep many large Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as start-ups, keep their priorities and ethics in check. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

31 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kerry Tribe Read more

31 Oct, 2018

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

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

29 Oct, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Conference Grant Recipients

We’re thrilled to be supporting our graduates as they travel across the globe to share their scholarship. Read more

29 Oct, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published on Straight-Washing in TWC

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

25 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kelani Nichole Read more

24 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Art Acquired by Stanford's Denning House

Alum Trevor Paglen's two dye sublimation prints were recently acquired by Stanford University.  Read more

22 Oct, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at Creatividad Computacional

Alex Saum participated in the 13th International Colloquium in Computational Creativity organized by the friends of UAM Cuajimalpa in Mexico City, under the direction of Rafael Pérez.  Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the New York Met's Breuer Museum

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen's work in "Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy" is on exhibit at the New York Met's Breuer Museum. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and New Media Reading and Composition

Nicholaus Gutierrez taught New Media R1B: "Is Technology Evil" this summer. Read more

19 Sep, 2018

Jill Miller Exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center

BCNM Professor, Jill Miller's work will be exhibited in 'Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood' at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Read more

17 Sep, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Keynotes ACM's OpenSym

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger gave te keynote address at the second day of OpenSym.  Read more

12 Sep, 2018

Alum Chris Gates Publishes on Nostalgic Travel in Videogames

Chris Goetz's analysis on 1990s and early 2000s video games was published in research journal Loading... Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ritwik Banerji on Improvisation

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

08 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Sold Out

The Livestream will be available to view for 24 hours starting at 6:30pm on Monday, September 10. Read more

05 Sep, 2018

BCNM Alum Chris Gates on Function and Fiction in Videogames in Arts

BCNM alum Chris Gates's paper "Trellis and Vine: Weaving Function and Fiction in Videogame Play" published in Arts. Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited 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

23 Aug, 2018

Announcing the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From architectural intelligence to cybernetics and play, algorithms of oppression to the human computer in the stone age, we have a fantastic line up for this year's program! Read more

16 Aug, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on PBS NewsHour Read more

19 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at DIGRA 2018

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

18 Jul, 2018

Ritwik Banerji Published on Interactions with Artificial Social Agents

The article is titled: "De-instrumentalizing HCI: Social Psychology, Rapport Formation, and Interactions with Artificial Social Agents" Read more

15 Jul, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Publishes on Sex Workers in Video Games

Feminist Media Studies published Bonnie's article "Representing sex workers in video games: feminisms, fantasies of exceptionalism, and the value of erotic labor" 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

28 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CODAME 2018

This year's Art+Tech festival was themed #ARTOBOTS and featured Ken Goldberg as a speaker! Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at ID KAIST Seminar

Eric Paulos discusses "Cosmetic Computing: Towards Personal, Performative, Provocative, and Poetic Wearables." Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at the ICC Sophia University

Andrea traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to present at Sophia University's Institute of Comparative Culture. Read more

21 Jun, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in CSCW on Documentation in Data Analytics

"The Types, Roles, and Practices of Documentation in Data Analytics Open Source Software Libraries" was published on May 29th, 2018. Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at Digital Art History Summer School in Málaga

Head to Spain this September to learn about Data & the Arts from Greg Niemeyer! 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

13 Jun, 2018

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg at Outfest LA

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

11 Jun, 2018

Asma Kazmi & Alum Lark VCR at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Read more

04 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented "A Children's Empire: The Prewar 'Media Mix' of the Kodansha Club Magazines" at the Mechademic Kyoto conference. Read more

29 May, 2018

Asma Kazmi at the Wattis Institute

Check out Asma Kazmi's latest art at the Wattis Institute's exhibition, Deep-Time Construction, on vie until July 28, 2018. Read more

28 May, 2018

2018 Seed Grants: Rita Lucarelli & the New Media of the Book of the Dead

The BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Program awarded $5000 to Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies) to digitally transposition Egyptian coffins into 3D models.  Read more

28 May, 2018

Queer Game Studies Reviewed on Electronic Book Review

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg, was reviewed on Electronic Book Review. Read more

28 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Marissa Ahmed on Music, Improvisation, Ethnography

Marissa Ahmed was a recipient of this year's BCNM research fellowship, assisting Ritwik Banerji on his research about human sociality and algorithmic ethnography. Read more

28 May, 2018

CHI 2018 Talks from BCNM Now Online Read more

28 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg on TechCrunch Robotics at Berkeley in CGTN America

Ken Goldberg, who was a keynote speaker at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, was featured on America CGTN. 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

Alum Christo Sims' Awarded 2018 Book Award from the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association

BCNM alum Christo Sims' book, Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism​, was given the 2018 CITAMS Book Award. Read more

19 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Ian Cheng Read more

18 May, 2018

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2018

Molly Nicholas is a Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipient who attended "Engage at CHI" 2019 in Montréal, Canada. Read more

18 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatches: Claudia Ruslim on Gourmet Gentrification

Claudia Ruslim, recipient of a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship, was selected to act as a research assistant to Will Payne. Read more

18 May, 2018

The Past is Present Videos Now Online Read more

17 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates Read more

08 May, 2018

Greg Niemeyer at the Riddoch Gallery

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

07 May, 2018

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase Read more

07 May, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Kris Paulsen Read more

07 May, 2018

Alum Chris Goetz Reviews MetaGaming in Critical Inquiry

BCNM alum Chris Goetz draws on his video game expertise to critique a recently published book, MetaGaming. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis 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

27 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Ian Cheng Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Research Insights: Algorithmic Ethnography with Ritwik Banerji

Ritwik Banerji, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, discusses new developments in his research about human sociality in relation to AI. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Exhibiting in Joy Forum

BCNM faculty Greg Niemeyer will be participating in the "Hyperobjects" exhbition taking place in the Joy Forum & Rom 61 from April 26-30. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Grace Gipson on Black Comics Chat

Grace Gipson, along with her BlackComicsChat co-hosts, interviewed comic artist Whit Taylor about her life and work.  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'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

16 Apr, 2018

New Ken Goldberg Dex-Net Video Online

A video of Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net 4.0 is now online, featured in publications such as the MIT Technology Review and Mashable. 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

Announcing our Spring 2018 Designated Emphasis & Certificate Cohort

We are proud to welcome an amazing set of graduates from across campus to the Berkeley Center for New Media. 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

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

20 Mar, 2018

HairIO by Hybrid Ecologies in the Press

BCNM Designated Emphasis Students Molly Nicholas and Christine Dierk, aided by BCNM faculty Eric Paulos, project HäirIÖ was featured heavily in the media! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! 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

14 Mar, 2018

HTNM Warren Sack Video Now Online Read more

12 Mar, 2018

HTNM Conference Videos Now Online Read more

12 Mar, 2018

Scott Rettberg Video Now Online

If you were unable to attend Professor Scott Rettberg's discussion about electronic literature last November, a video of his talk is now available for public viewing. Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Video: Ogle on Social Justice and Free Speech in Mythicist Miwaukee

Lyndsey Ogle and her work were featured on an episode of 'Mythicist Miwaukee' Read more

26 Feb, 2018

Jacob Gaboury a 2018 Media Archaeology Lab Resident

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury was selected as one of 10 fellows for the 2018 Media Archaeology Lab's residency program.  Read more

21 Feb, 2018

Common Conversations Revisited: Ines Weizman

Architecture professor Ines Weizman spoke at length about the life and legacy of Adolf Loos, delving into the work he left behind and how debates over ownership persist to this day. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

20 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Nicholas Negroponte Read more

09 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kris Paulsen 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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05 Feb, 2018

HTNM Natasha Schüll Video Now Online

Missed out on Natasha Schüll's talk about self-tracking devices? The video of her lecture is now live. Read more

05 Feb, 2018

Spaces of Free Speech Panel Video from Reply All Now Online

Watch the Reply All conference speakers discuss how various spaces, physical and digital, demand different responses and protections for free speech. The video is now available for public viewing on Youtube.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018

All Videos from Reply All Now Online

Couldn't make it out to the all-day symposium, Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media, last semester? All the panels, addresses and remarks have now been uploaded onto Youtube.  Read more

04 Feb, 2018

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation Video Now Online

If you couldn't make it out to the Humanizing Deportation conference back in December, there is now a video of the talk available on Youtube for public consumption. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

2017 Conference on Robotic Learning CoChaired by Ken Goldberg Now Online

Video from the conference, co-organized by Ken Goldberg, are now online Read more

25 Jan, 2018

Introducing our Spring 2018 Research Assistants

Each year, the BCNM selects four graduate student projects that we believe will both interest and prove engaging to undergraduates. Undergraduates apply to be a research fellow and once selected, they have the opportunity to work on high-level research in concert with our graduates, who mentor them on research methods. Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Ng Bringing Diversity to the Carillon at Michigan

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

11 Jan, 2018

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

25 Dec, 2017

Alum Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery

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

06 Dec, 2017

NWMEDIA 190/290 Critical Practices Showcase Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Architectural Digest Profiles Alum Trevor Paglen

After winning the 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant, BCNM alum Trevor Paglen sits down to speak with the Architectural Digest. Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Niemeyer Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Grant

Greg Niemeyer and collaborators DJ Spooky and the Internet Archive receive prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission grant for data sonified hip-hop opera! Read more

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

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

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

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's book, Queer Game Studies, was reviewed in the Critical Studies in Media Communication journal.  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

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College

Bonnie Ruberg, BCNM alum, was a panelist at the Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College to talk about her contributions to a new book.  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

26 Oct, 2017

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

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

22 Oct, 2017

Revisited: Frank Foer, "World Without Mind"

Revisiting Frank Foer's ATC speaker event about his new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. Read more

18 Oct, 2017

Grace Gipson on Afrofuturism and Comic Books in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson writes about the role of Black Women in the superhero comic book universe in works such as Misty Knight and Moon Girl. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Greg Niemeyer in Open Codes Exhibition at ZKM

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

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

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

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Society for Social Studies of Science in Boston

Stuart Geiger gave a presentation in regarding autoethnographic methods for studying data-driven knowledge production in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at JupyterCon

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger presented at JupyterCon this past August, offering a deeper understanding on how to use Jupyter in diverse ways and insights on the changing rituals around computation.  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

19 Sep, 2017

Welcome Steffen Moestrup: Visiting Scholar from Copenhagen

Steffen Moestrup joins us from the University of Copenhagen to study personality driven journalism 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

07 Sep, 2017

Live Fieldwork with Bob & Maxine's Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra

Human improviser meets machine improviser. Ritwik Banerji's Maxine improvises with Ken Ueno. Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Quoted in Quartz

A Quartz article quoted De Monchaux about Elon Musk's Instagram post of SpaceX spacesuit prototype.  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

01 Aug, 2017

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

From software arts to self-tracking technologies, cybernetics to techno-ecologies, we are thrilled to introduce the speakers in this year's History and Theory of New Media program. Read more

28 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Applied Innovation Exchange

Ken Goldberg led a conversation on a benign robot future in which robots work together with humans at "What's Now: San Francisco" at the Applied Innovation Exchange. Read more

15 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg in the Wall Street Journal

Goldberg recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on growing human-robotic partnerships. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Carmen Zheng

Undergrad Carmen Zheng was selected to work with Ritwik Banerji on his project Music, Improvisation, and Ethnography. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Shannon Jackson on Arts & Public Service at SFMOMA

Jackson was part of a moderated discussion on the future of artistic engagement in public life. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2017

Molly Nicholas reflects on her experience at CHI 2017 in Denver. Read more

31 May, 2017

Call for Students: Cranes and Cube: Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

An opportunity to accompany Professor Asma Kazmi on a paid two-week research and production trip to Jeddah, Medina, and Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia in August 2017. Read more

24 May, 2017

Christo Sims Publishes Disruptive Fixation Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer at If You Weren't Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Publishes Alternate Reality Games with Antero Garcia

Alternate Reality Games at the Cusp of Digital Gameplay is a volume of scholarship on the state of alternate reality gaming. Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

12 May, 2017

Damon Young Receives Seed Grant for After the Private Self

Damon Young received a $5000 junior faculty seed grant to produce a book commissioned by MIT Press on identity in the age of #selfies Read more

05 May, 2017

BCNM at CHI 2017

BCNM was well represented at CHI 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Read more

01 May, 2017

Revisited: "Many to Many"

Juliana Friend & Seth Lu launched the interactive ethnographic archive, Many to Many 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

Revisited: Degrees of Visibility

Ashley Hunt discussed the visibility of prisons as part of our Commons Conversations series 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

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Revisited: “Designing Spaces for New Media Art”

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

22 Mar, 2017

Interview with Asma Kazmi!

Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor in Art Practice, joined the BCNM in Fall 2017. In this interview, she discusses her recent exhibition “Cranes and Cube” in Pakistan. Read more

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

The Center of New Music and Audio Technologies‘ new website went public earlier this semester in a “soft” release. Read more

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the Lyman 2017 Fellowship Recipients

This year's Lyman fellow and runner-up goes to... Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

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

21 Feb, 2017

Introducing Our Undergraduate Research Fellows Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

10 Feb, 2017

Games and Politics

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

07 Feb, 2017

Revisited: Collecting the Uncollectible

A beautiful discussion with Pamela Kramlich and Lawrence Rinder on curating new media art, the changing roles of museums, curators, and artists, and the construction of the Kramlich home. 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

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson in Melbourne

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

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

23 Jan, 2017

Video Now Online: Books in Browsers Series

Watch all 24 speaker events from this exciting conference here! Read more

23 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Ritwik Banerji in Utrecht

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

19 Jan, 2017

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen in New York Times

Trevor Paglen was featured in the New York Times article "A String Quartet Concert, With an A.I. Assist" Read more

28 Nov, 2016

Skintillates from Hybrid Ecologies Lab Featured in MakeZine

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

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

We are very excited to welcome our newest cohort of Ph.D Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate students Read more

10 Nov, 2016

Revisited: "Sex, Lies, and Data Mining"

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

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

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

>play is the largest student-run digital media and technology conference Read more

31 Oct, 2016

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

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

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

GloUH: Gaming Virtual Bodies: Video Games in South Asian Cities

The series hosts Irene Chien, BCNM alumna, to speak on moving through South Asian cities both within video games  Read more

11 Oct, 2016

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

10 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg on A Century of Art & Technology in the Bay Area

Goldberg published an article, A Century of Art and Technology in the Bay Area, on Medium 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

20 Sep, 2016

Announcing GIF Collider

A trove of visual culture preserved by the archive, with live accompaniment by Pixies guitarist Paz Lenchantin. Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Greg Niemeyer at Malaga Digital Art History Summer School

Niemeyer taught at the Digital Art History Summer School in Malaga, Spain from September 4th to 9th Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ritwik Banerji: How the Virtual Free Improviser Maxine Works

30 Aug, 2016

Ken Goldberg on Steve Johnson's "Wonderland" Podcast

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

25 Aug, 2016

Revisited: BCNM 2016 Open House

As always, the conversations were deeply engaging and we were excited to find new possibilities for collaborations across the disciplines Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

Nicholaus Gutierrez was selected to teach "Software and Aesthetics" as a NWMEDIA R1B this past summer. Here, he describes the experience Read more

25 Aug, 2016

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

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

27 Jul, 2016

New #SELFIE Poetry from Alex Saum-Pascual

Readers may remember her from the No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica exhibition currently on display in the Doe Library Read more

27 Jul, 2016

Valencia: Now Available to Rent on Vimeo

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

25 Jul, 2016

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2016 Open House

Save the date!  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

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

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

05 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Thanks You for Three Years at BCNM

For the last three years, Greg Niemeyer has skillfully led the BCNM as the Center's Director. This July, he is beginning a well-deserved sabbatical Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf and Abigail De Kosnik's paper wins Best Paper Award!

Devendorf gave a talk at the ACM Conference of Designing Interactive Systems in Brisbane, Australia 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

26 May, 2016

Through Practice: Ashley Ferro-Murray and Mark Lam

“Through Practice” by Ashley Ferro-Murray is a somatic exploration of the contemporary relationship between biomedicine and new media, or genetics (DNA code)  Read more

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

Animator, filmmaker, performance artist, designer, tinkerer, activist, and data scientist, Lark Buckingham is a versatile and multidisciplinary provocateur. Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM at DIS 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be so widely represented at the ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016 conference in Brisbane, Australia Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

We're so pleased to be able to share their achievements and wish them the best in their future projects! Read more

19 May, 2016

BCNM's Jill Miller Exhibiting at New Maternalisms

New Maternalisms: Redux, an exhibition, features BCNM's very own Jill Miller, showing "24 Hour Family Portraits" 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

17 May, 2016

BCNM at CHI 2016

Congratulations to the incredible faculty and students who represented BCNM at CHI 2016, the premiere conference for Human-Computer Interaction. 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

Laura Devendorf's Color Changing Thread

Devendorf's project is focused on how to use thermochromic pigments in weaving and crocheted materials 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

09 May, 2016

Interactive Urban Lighting Recommended for NEA

UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media - one of 64 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide Read more

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

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: MacKenzie Alessi, John Scott, and Data Visualization

What if we could map learning in the social realm? How would classroom engagement appear and shift over time? And how could we use this data to improve teaching? Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Tsar Bell in the Daily Cal Read more

19 Apr, 2016

BCNM Ed Campion Receives a Guggenheim

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Campion Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual on DH Faire 2016

Check out Alex Saum-Pascual's blog on the event! 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

Game Design Research Group Revisits HTNM with Mary Flanagan

on her lecture, "Critical Play" Read more

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

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

15 Mar, 2016

Alumna Leslie Dreyer Exhibiting at YBCA

02 Mar, 2016

At "The Art of Humanizing Robotics" with Ken Goldberg Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Revisited: Regents 2016 Tour with Brewster Kahle

We explored our obsession over the tangible in a tour with Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, an online library of visual artifacts Read more

25 Feb, 2016

Margaret Rhee's "Kimchi Poetry Machine"

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

23 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Proxies and Placeholders"

A recap of Hito Steyerl's incredible lecture! Read more

16 Feb, 2016

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

02 Feb, 2016

Revisited: “Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists”

A recap of Sarah Thornton's lecture! Read more

01 Feb, 2016

QGCon Promotional Video Live!

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

21 Jan, 2016

Papers from Precarious Aesthetics

Last October BCNM invited scholars from around the world to come together and explore the complexity of the image and representation in the digital age Read more

19 Jan, 2016

Skintillates: UC Berkeley Students engineer electronic temporary tattoo

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

08 Dec, 2015

NWMEDIA 201 Final Presentations

We were excited to see the final presentations of NWMEDIA 201, Questioning New Media, our foundational seminar on art, technology, and culture! Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Revisited: "Everything After: Opossum Impressions"

We revisit Lark Buckingham's installation from this past week Read more

04 Dec, 2015

Meet BCNM Undergrad Andrew Frankel

A part of sound artist Tarek Atoui's BAM/PFA Matrix program at UC Berkeley. Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! Read more

30 Nov, 2015

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

Presentations will feature demos and project displays and allow the Berkeley public to interact with the student makers and explore cross-discipline design projects Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Video Series Now Online: "Manufacturing Transparency"

Watch the Manufacturing Transparency Conference's speaker videos here! In collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Kate Mattingly on the Forty Part Motet

BCNM's Kate Mattingly (TDPS DE) had the opportunity to join SFMOMA talks of the Forty Part Motet Read more

24 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at De Young Museum

On Ken Goldberg's exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco 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

19 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Precarious Aesthetics Conference"]

Keynote speakers included: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Christine Ross, McGill University; Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley; Jacob Gaboury, Stony Brook University; W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago Read more

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Tarek Atoui's MATRIX 258

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

15 Oct, 2015

Professor Shannon Jackson On The Work of Andrea Fraser

This was the first event in the CCA Wattis Institute's year-long season about and around the work of Andrea Fraser Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Alumnus Jane McGonigal's "SuperBetter" on Living Gamefully

BCNM alumnus Jane McGonigal's book SuperBetter has been reviewed in The New Yorker by Nathan Heller Read more

12 Oct, 2015

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

08 Oct, 2015

Manufacturing Transparency Submissions a Hit! Read more

07 Oct, 2015

Greg Niemeyer at Berkeley LASERtalks Read more

01 Oct, 2015

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

28 Sep, 2015

Interactive seating – A course on design innovation

The CITRIS Invention Lab is practically the home of contemporary innovation at Berkeley Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Call for Art: Manufacturing Transparency Read more

24 Sep, 2015

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

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

23 Sep, 2015

Ken Goldberg's "Body in White" on Exhibition October 8 Read more

14 Sep, 2015

Poetics of Space - how a performance becomes a personal encounter

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

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

"We are currently looking to work with 2-3 graduate or undergraduate researchers..." Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Calling Artists, Coders, E-Lit Lovers: GSR Opportunity

Are you an artist? What about a poet? Do you think computers are cool? Do you play with code? Are you a Facebook freak? Come work with Prof. Saum-Pascual! Read more

05 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual E-Literature Class Funded by Digital Humanities

We're thrilled to see that Alex Saum-Pascual's (Spanish) new electronic literature course has been funded by Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley! Read more

27 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Robots and the Cloud in Time Magazine Read more

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

20 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Secrets and Passwords at Headlands Read more

14 Jul, 2015

Hertzian Armor Featured on AdaFruit

Eric Paulos' Spring 2015 Critical Making class gets another shout-out on AdaFruit's Wearable Wednesdays  Read more

29 Jun, 2015

Fluxx Featured on AdaFruit

24 Jun, 2015

Two Additional New Media Studio Courses Now Offered Fall 2015

Both courses will offer hands-on practice and satisfy the new media Designated Emphasis technology-focused requirement Read more

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

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

15 Jun, 2015

Margaret Rhee Robot Poetry Collection

Radio Heart is an excerpt from her larger full-length collection Love, Robot currently under review Read more

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

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

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Martinat and Mayorga

We recap this wonderful discussion, "Reality Environments," hosted at the David Brower Center Read more

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: "Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal"

The masterclass workshop led by Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga, revisited Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

Applications this semester were phenomenal and we’re thrilled by the unique perspectives each of our new students will bring to the Center Read more

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

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

03 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Chris Goto-Jones

from his lecture, "Gamic Orientalism" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg Discusses Queerness and Games

In Bonnie's introduction, "Video Games, Queerness, and Beyond," she makes a case for the importance of talking about queerness when we talk about games Read more

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

The 2015 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium hosted a BCNM open house last Thursday on February 12. Read more

11 Feb, 2015

David Bates Read more

11 Feb, 2015

"Watching, creating, and archiving" paper published in Convergence

On the quantity and temporality of fannish productivity in online fan fiction archives"  Read more

10 Feb, 2015

"Natural Frequencies" on NPR

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

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

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

03 Feb, 2015

Revisited: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

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

03 Feb, 2015

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for Innovation in New Media

Sponsored by the game designer, Eugene Jarvis 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

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: Smartwatch Presentation

Eric Paulos' CS160: User Interface Design Course was presented the challenge and opportunity of creating app which incorporate both smartphones and the Toq Smartwatc Read more

10 Dec, 2014

Tangible User Interfaces Student Project Exhibition

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

09 Dec, 2014

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement Read more

08 Dec, 2014

Call for Innovations Winners: Eric Paulos and Energy Parasites

18 Nov, 2014

Welcoming New DE and Certificate Students

18 Nov, 2014

Announcing the Winners of Hack the Bells

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

14 Oct, 2014

Image as Location – John Scott's "Moferguson" at the Virtual Relocation Exhibit

14 Oct, 2014

Image as Location – Xavier Lucchesi "Glance Inside the Body"

Xavier Lucchesi’s art takes the traditions of the nude, the portrait, and the still life into the digital age Read more

13 Oct, 2014

HTNM Video Now Online: Jennifer Holt

The video and downloadable audio of this exciting lecture, "Cloud Policy," by UCSB Prof. Holt Read more

03 Sep, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Kyle Booten

Kyle Booten (Education) was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award. Read more

13 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf (Information) was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award Read more

21 May, 2014

Best in Class Award at Maker Faire!

We’re thrilled to announce that BCNM faculty member Eric Paulos’ class NWMEDIA 290 — Critical Making received Best in Class Award for Maker Faire 2014 and will soon be featured on the Maker website! 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

Urban Data Canvas Hackathon Video

We now have video online from the Urban Data Canvas Hackathon that took place earlier this year, facilitated by Casey Reas! 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

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

A packed house greeted the first panelists for the Berkeley Center for New Media’s Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, 2014 Read more

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

10 Apr, 2014

Announcing BCNM's 2014 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! Each student will receive $1,000 of summer assistance to support their research initiatives. Read more

07 Apr, 2014

Playing Race with Bonnie Ruberg

This summer, BCNM DE Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching New Media 150 AC – “Playing Race: Investigating American Racial Identities through Video Games,” which will fulfill the American Cultures requirement Read more

24 Mar, 2014

ATC Revisited: Don Buchla

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

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 Mar, 2014

ATC Revisited: Casey Reas

The standing room only event was a huge success, and was followed by an energetic question and answer session Read more

03 Mar, 2014

Meet Tiffany Ng

This month, hear how Designated Emphasis Ph.D. candidate Tiffany Ng explores urban spaces through the architecture of music. Read more

11 Feb, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Nakamura, "Indigenous Circuits"

Professor Nakamura took a closer look at archival documents left from the largely invisbilized history of a corporation that employed thousands of Navajo women from the '60s to '70s Read more

03 Feb, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Ashley Bellouin and Rare Instruments

Bellouin's music is otherworldly, haunting, and as unique as the instrument that created it Read more

28 Jan, 2014

Student Research Presentations

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

21 Jan, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Naomi Bragin and Street Dance

This month, hear how Designated Emphasis Ph.D. candidate Naomi Bragin explores power structures through street dance. Read more

12 Dec, 2013

Tangible User Interfaces Exhibit

A course taught by Kimiko Ryokai 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

02 Dec, 2013

Connect with Chris Goetz and QGCon

The Berkeley Center for New Media’s interdisciplinary environment has provided Chris with a research home that allows him to draw from various fields — from psychology to computer science to design Read more

20 Nov, 2013

Announcing the 2013 BCNM Susan Miller Fellow

The Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to announce that the inaugural 2013 Susan Miller Fellowship has been awarded to Sarah Stierch, museumist, community organizer, and open culture advocate Read more

19 Nov, 2013

Announcing October 2013 Turing Test Tournament Winner

Every month, BCNM and OTSP recognize a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score Read more

19 Nov, 2013

ATC Revisited: Laetitia Sonami

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

16 Oct, 2013

ATC Revisited: Jennifer González

 

For those unable to attend the ATC lecture on Monday, October 14th, we've brought you a brief recap of the highlights! Read more

15 Oct, 2013

First Winner of the Turing Test Tournament

Every month, BCNM recognizes a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score and awards the designated UC Berkeley student organization with a $1000 prize Read more

05 Sep, 2013

Announcing the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture Series

Visit the ATC Colloquium’s home page at atc.berkeley.edu for directions, a list of speakers, and to join the mailing list Read more

28 Aug, 2013

The Color of New Media Working Group

Supported by UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender. Organized by Professor Abigail De Kosnik (BCNM, TDPS) Read more

14 Aug, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 History and Theory in New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) 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

10 Jul, 2013

Introducing BCNM's New Program Officer

Drumroll, please Read more

20 May, 2013

Inventing the Future of Games 2013: Interactive Storytelling Symposium, Report by Chris Goetz

IFOG 2013 Symposium brought together academics and practitioners (as well as academic practitioners) for a stimulating conversation about storytelling in videogames Read more

08 May, 2013

BCNM to create Turing Test game for "On the Same Page" program

The test does not check the ability to give the correct answer; it checks how closely the answer resembles typical human answer Read more

07 May, 2013

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

Congratulations to all! 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

02 Apr, 2013

ATC Lecture: Alexander Long, "Land Art for the Next 10,000 Years"

How do you build an monument scale sculptural machine that will last as long as civilization? Read more

26 Mar, 2013

Report from the Audience: Ken Goldberg Speaks on Film "Robot and Frank"

An account of a screening of the film "Robot and Frank," by Charlotte Capaldo Read more

27 Feb, 2013

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

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

13 Feb, 2013

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

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

19 Dec, 2012

"Tether and Accretions : Fantasy as Form in Videogames," Christopher Geotz

Goetz, a BCNM Designated Emphais student and Film & Media PhD candidate, recently published an article about videogames in the academic journal 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

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

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

30 Jun, 2012

Forest by Bit, Using LiDAR to Represent Sierra Nevada Forests

14 May, 2012

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

07 May, 2012

Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Innovation at Chicago's Field Museum

Professor and BCNM Executive Committee member Paz Gutierrez will be exhibiting one of her digitally fabricated walls made of agricultural infill at the Field Museum Read more

02 May, 2012

Digital Inquiry: Keynote Talk by Bernard Stiegler

The two day symposium brought together interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and media industry representatives to reflect on the nature of knowledge in the digital age Read more

05 Apr, 2012

AirQuest

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

01 Feb, 2012

A Variation on the Powers of Ten: Framework for Understanding Research

Currently, Powers of Ten will be showing at SFMOMA Six Lines of Flight on Sept. 15-Dec. 30, 2012
  Read more

11 Jan, 2012

Artist Talk with Walter Kim on Modeling the Interaction of Light Between Diffuse Surfaces

Join us for lunch and conversation with artist Walter Kim at the Berkeley Institute of Design Read more

25 Oct, 2011

Friedrich Kittler (1943-2011)

We mourn the passing of the influential media theorist Friedrich Kittler, who was a member of BCNM's international advisory board Read more

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

31 Aug, 2011

Tomato Quintet, 2007

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

31 Aug, 2011

Media-based Choreography 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

25 Jul, 2011

Opinion Space 3.0

"Opinion Space" is a social media technology designed to help communities generate and exchange ideas about important issues and policies. Read more

21 Jul, 2011

Back to the Virtual Farm

06 Jul, 2011

City Sandbox Goes Live

A collaboration of art, engineering, and social sciences at the University of California, citysandbox.com, is live!  Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

15 Jun, 2011

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

15 Jun, 2011

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Summer 2020

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Fall 2019

Summer 2019

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Spring 2019

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Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2020.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 14, 2020

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2019

Conference Grants

Hack the Bells Guide

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2020.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2020 are due March 14, 2020

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2019

Conference Grants

Hack the Bells Guide