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09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

Check out the incredible projects from NWMEDIA C203, featured in the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase! Read more

23 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DataEDGE 2019

The DataEDGE conference at UC Berkeley brings together senior industry and academic leaders for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. 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

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

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

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

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

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

11 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Book Talk — Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation

with TF Tierney
Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Studies 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

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a New, Distributed Web

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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

02 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

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

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

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

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

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

We invite you to this symposium of discussions on privacy protections, surveillance methods, and resistance in our digital world Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

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

3 days ago

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

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

27 May, 2019

Ken Goldberg Co-Chairing AI & Inclusivity Signature Initiative

The Initiative seeks to work on systems for AI that integrate data, algorithms, context, and human values. Read more

27 May, 2019

Revisited: Critical Making Showcase 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

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

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

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

11 Jan, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Courthouse News on AI

Sonia Katyal is one of the technology experts who shared their thoughts and opinions on AI in the workforce at the Our People-Centered Digital Future conference. 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

27 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in NYT Article on Facial Recognition Technology

In "What Do Facial Recognition Technologies Mean for Our Privacy?" Teicher focuses on how artists are using these apps. 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

27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM Read more

06 Dec, 2017

NWMEDIA 190/290 Critical Practices Showcase Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night 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

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

29 Jun, 2017

Andrea Gagliano, Sasha Volkov and Transparency Times Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

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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

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg Lecture at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Berkeley Center for Law and Technology's (BCLT) 6th annual Privacy Law Forum featured BCNM's Ken Goldberg as a Keynote speaker. Read more

20 Mar, 2017

A Statement Regarding UCPD Crowdsourcing Request for Identification Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

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

11 Jul, 2016

Greetings from the New Director

We are delighted to welcome Nicholas de Monchaux to his new role as Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media 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

28 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg's accepted papers at CASE 2016

Professor Ken Goldberg had multiple papers accepted the 12th Annual International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering Read more

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

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

15 Mar, 2016

Laura Sydell on UC Cyber Security

Laura Sydell writes on the recent UC privacy and cybersecurity controversy for NPR Read more

02 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Locking the Web Open: a Call for a New, Distributed Web"

We recap Brewster Kahle's lecture on privacy and free speech in the world wide web Read more

08 Feb, 2016

UC Cybersecurity in The Sacramento Bee Read more

03 Feb, 2016

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

02 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty at the Forefront of Discussion on Coordinated Monitoring

BCNM faculty were featured in a recent New York Times piece on monitoring and data security in the UC system 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

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Network Surveillance, Workshop with Julian Oliver

In collaboration with the School of Information on October 30th Read more

29 Oct, 2015

Revisited: "Manufacturing Transparency Conference"

We recap our collaboration with the French Embassy, New Hive, and the Goethe Institute for a symposium on transparency in a digital age Read more

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

Check out the highlights of new media courses on offer this Spring 2016! And here are a few we're proud to be offering. Read more

01 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Ken Goldberg Speaker at RoboBusiness Conference

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

20 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Secrets and Passwords at Headlands Read more

25 Jun, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Data Privacy at NOST

24 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives CITRIS Seed Funding

01 Sep, 2014

Meet Ken Goldberg

A roboticist, artist, critic, filmmaker, scientist, teacher, and academic, Ken Goldberg has long been pushing the boundaries of art and technology Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

28 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media in the SF Bay Guardian

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

04 Sep, 2013

BCNM Faculty Camille Crittenden Featured on the PBS Idea Lab

Crittenden recently published a blog post entitled "Public Open Data: the Good, the Bad, the Future" 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

01 Oct, 2012

Spring 2013: Eric Paulos Teaches "Critical Making: Materials, Protocols, and Culture"

Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

29 Aug, 2011

HyperSource: Bridging the Gap Between Source and Code-Related Web Sites

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Fall 2019

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Spring 2019

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New Media Research Fellowship

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