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14 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

with Seitu Jones
Artist, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Presented in partnership the Department of Art Practice and co-sponsored by American Cultures. Read more

16 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Symposium on The Media Crease

with André Brock, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Georgia Tech

and Karen Tongson, Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity, and Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Southern California

Presented in partnership with the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

15 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Artist Talk with Dario Robleto

with Dario Robleto
Artist, Houston; ARC's Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence

Presented by the Arts Research Center with co-sponsorship from the Departments of Art Practice and Ethnic Studies, the Latinx Research Center, and BCNM.  Read more

14 Mar, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

The Right to Be Creative

with Margarita Kuleva 
National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Rescheduled from Spring 2020

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of the History of Art, the Arts Research Center, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

28 Feb, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

The New Red Order

with Adam and Zack Khalil
Filmmakers Read more

14 Feb, 2022 Commons Conversations

Discriminating Data

with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor in New Media; Director of The Digital Democracies Institute, Simon Fraser University Read more

07 Feb, 2022 History & Theory

Tequiologies: Indigenous Solutions Against Climate Catastrophe

with Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil
Linguist, writer, translator, language rights activist and researcher ayuujk (mixe)
Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Alianza UCMX, Spanish & Portuguese, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.  Read more

09 Nov, 2021 Special Events

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Margaret Rhee, Reginold Royston,and Ryan Shaw. Moderated by Clancy Wilmott.
Presented as a part of BCNM’s Grad Chats, a series focused on navigating the academic job market and career development with UC Berkeley grads. Read more

08 Nov, 2021 Commons Conversations

Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine

with Liat Berdugo
Artist and Writer, Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco Read more

25 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

with Kim TallBear
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

In conversation with Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Marcos

Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

25 Oct, 2021 Commons Conversations

Design Futures

with Eric Rodenbeck
Founder, Stamen Design

Moderated by Eric Paulos
Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) Read more

04 Oct, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

Colonial Practices and Cultural Repression by the Municipality against the Community Museum of the Valle de Xico but “It is our 25th anniversary and we are still here.”

with Maria Thereza Alves
Artist
Moderated by Edgar Fabián Frias

Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Race and Gender, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. 
  Read more

01 Oct, 2021 Workshops

Refamiliarization: Day 3

Bread Symphony Workshop with Katya Rozanova, Emily Saltz, Ashley Lewis, and Max Horwich Read more

30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 2

Event with Edgar Fabián Frías and short film screenings Read more

29 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 1

Curator tour, exhibition opening, performance, and screening Read more

28 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization

The New Media Working Group presents a week-long show of artworks that speculate on practices and technologies that interrupt the habituation compelled by COVID-era domestic data extraction and quotidian mediations. Read more

13 Sep, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

How Can a Maori Girl Recolonise the Screen Using Mighty Pixels

with Lisa Reihana
​Artist, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Presented with Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

30 Aug, 2021 Commons Conversations

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora

with Cathy Thomas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderated by BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Jul, 2021 Special Events

Black Feminist Cyborg Study: Panel and Celebration

BCNM is pleased to co-sponsor The Black Feminist Cyborg Study Session end of semester panel and celebration!  Read more

22 Apr, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Games

with Elizabeth LaPensée
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice.

Image credit: Elizabeth LaPensée Read more

15 Apr, 2021 Workshops

Grad Chat: Alt Ac Careers

BCNM hosts our Grad Chat on alt academic careers with UC Berkeley grads Jennifer Lowe, Dan Perkel, and Aylon SamouhaRead more

05 Apr, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Dubai

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

18 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Piracy & Capitalism Panel

with Jennifer Holt, Brewster Kahle, Alexander Dent, and Keller Easterling Read more

11 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Fandom & Race Panel

with andré carrington, Racquel Gates, Alfred Martin, and Rukmini Pande Read more

04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

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

01 Mar, 2021 History & Theory

A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies

with Margo Robbins

Co-founder and President of the Cultural Fire Management Council

and Valentin Lopez

Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Presented in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.

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25 Feb, 2021 Conference

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

with Rebecca Wanzo

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

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

18 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

with Janel Martinez, Zahira Kelly & Alan Pelaez Lopez

Hosted by the Center for Race & Gender and co-sponsored by the Multicultural Community Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley Womxn of Color Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate Women’s Project, and the UC Berkeley Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project. Read more

18 Feb, 2021

Women in Tech Symposium – The New Era in Human-Computer Interaction,

We're co-sponsoring! Read more

03 Feb, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action

with Marisa Duarte
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the School of Information, American Cultures, and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Performing Cultural Exchange on Ohlone Homelands in Huichin

with Pauline Lampton, Director of Miriki Performing Arts

Corrina Gould, co-founder of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Erica Estrada, Northern Pomo Dancer

Presented with UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays. Read more

16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

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

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

11 Nov, 2020

Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination Read more

07 Nov, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

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

with Lawrence Lek
Artist, Filmmaker and Musician

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

05 Nov, 2020 History & Theory

World Re-Building: Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures

with Skawennati
Artist & Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. 

Image credit: Skawennati, "Renewal" 2016 Read more

03 Nov, 2020 Special Events

Visual Activism: Erin McElroy

With Erin McElroy
Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University

Presented by the Arts Research Center and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

25 Oct, 2020 Special Events

Crisis and Creativity: Virtual Artists in Residence at UC Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

With Mithu Sen

Performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which include drawing, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound

And Brendan Fernandes

Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts Read more

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

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

01 Oct, 2020 Workshops

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Alenda Chang, Neha Kumar, and Aaminah Norris
Moderated by Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Read more

21 Sep, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

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

with Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Workshops

BCNM Student Orientation & Hangout

Join us for an online hangout with BCNM faculty and staff to learn more about new media at Cal! Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Special Events

SweetWire by Greg Niemeyer Live

with Greg Niemeyer

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10 Sep, 2020 History & Theory

A Conversation with the Sogorea Te' Land Trust

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

16 Apr, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Art & AI

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

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

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

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

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair Read more

13 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

ONLINE: Neural Abstractions

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

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

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

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06 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

POSTPONED: Notes on Recent Work of the Past Five Years

with William Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

16 Mar, 2020 Commons Conversations

ONLINE: Expanded Internet Art

with Ceci Moss, curator, writer, education, LA

 

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

12 Mar, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

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

 

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

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

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

With Horace Ballard
Curator, Williams College Museum of Art
Art History Lecturer, Clark Art Institute

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Read more

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Ordinary Media

with James Hodge
Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

Sponsored by the Department of Film & Media as part of the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  Read more

26 Feb, 2020 Special Events

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

with Jen Schradie
Assistant Professor, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) at Sciences Po

Co-Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Read more

24 Feb, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

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

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

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

27 Jan, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

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

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

22 Jan, 2020 Commons Conversations

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

with Rahul Gairola
Murdoch University

Co-sponsored by the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

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

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

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

04 Nov, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman
Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

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

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

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

21 Oct, 2019 Commons Conversations

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

with Julien Mailland
Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University Media School 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

09 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

with Madeline Gannon
Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA

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

04 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house and meet our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

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

29 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Places in Space

Adam Savage
Mythbusters, CA

a conversation on the past and future of spacesuits with
Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor, UC Berkeley

In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One 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

18 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: 3D Printed Replicas of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

with Rita Lucarelli
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies

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

15 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: Reception and Poster Session

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

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

15 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

with Zeynep Tufekci
Professor,  UNC

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

01 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Body Without Borders

with Rhonda Holberton
Artist, Oakland

Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series. 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 Art, Tech & Culture

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

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

18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine Read more

14 Mar, 2019 Special Events

Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

with Zizi Papacharissi
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago

Presented by TDPS Graduate Students, co-sponsored by BCNM Read more

06 Mar, 2019 Special Events

#Me Too in Hong Kong

with Gina Marchetti
University of Hong Kong

Hosted by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Film Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies. Read more

05 Mar, 2019 Workshops

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2019

The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is an annual event hosted in March where Wikipedians can drop in to edit with other members of the community.  Read more

04 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

with Nnedi Okorafor
Artist, Olympia Fields, IL
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One,the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English Read more

25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

12 Feb, 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

11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

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

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

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

19 Nov, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

RESCHEDULED: Daemons Tools Art Tech

Due to air quality issues, this talk is being rescheduled for September 23rd, 2019. Please check back soon for more information! Read more

09 Nov, 2018 Commons Conversations

Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the 20th Century

with Lucia Allais
Associate Professor of Architecture, Princeton University Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

with Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, Davis, CA
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One
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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

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

15 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Image and Amnesia

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

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

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

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

24 Sep, 2018 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

Find out more about the certificate in new media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

14 Sep, 2018 Commons Conversations

Love bytes and intimate machines

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

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

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana Read more

21 Aug, 2018 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house, filled with art, demonstrations, and new media programs from across campus! 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

27 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Medium/Environment

Berkeley Film & Media’s 4th biennial conference seeks to bring together leading international media theorists working on questions of “environmental media” broadly conceived Read more

24 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Mapping as Research

with Trevor Paglen
Artist, CA

in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art, UC Berkeley

hosted by the Arts Research Center 
co-sponsored by BCNM, BAMPFA and the Department of Geography
Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
  Read more

12 Apr, 2018 Special Events

EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME: A Sexuality Studies Conference

A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

09 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

new art, flag art, good art, portal art

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

06 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Workshop

Experts will lead participants through point cloud surveying to rendering data in virtual reality. 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

04 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Exhibition

Deep Dive Or the Limits of Immersion was curated by Asma Kazmi. We preview the show as part of the Past is Present. Read more

19 Mar, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Yugoexport Is the Name of this Oral Corporation

With Irena Haiduk
Artist, Belgrade, Serbia
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

09 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Amateurism Across the Arts

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

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon Read more

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

#MeToo Hong Kong

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Brotherhood is Powerful: The Pornography and Video Art of Norman Yonemoto

with Nguyen Tan Hoang
Associate Professor, UCSD

Co-sponsored with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Performance Studies Graduate Group, the Department of Film & Media Read more

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

with Moya Bailey
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; the BAD CRIPP community forum; Professor Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies; and the Disability Studies Research Cluster 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

14 Feb, 2018 Commons Conversations

Commons Conversations: Adolf Loos After the Death of Adolf Loos

This talk revisits the life and work of Adolf Loos during the architect’s lifetime, but also beyond his death in 1933.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Connectivity as a Human Right

with Nick Negroponte
Architect, MIT, Massachussetts 
Presented in partnership with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

29 Jan, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Indexical Ambivalence

with Kris Paulsen
Associate Professor of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University
An Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium lecture. Presented in partnership with the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series as part of Monday nights as BAMPFA. Read more

06 Dec, 2017 Special Events

Critical Practices at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Critical Practices, a hands-on studio design course, will present their work at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase on Dec 6. Read more

15 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project

Witness the presentation of this fascinating ethical, and political archive on mass human displacement, this November Read more

14 Nov, 2017 Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

06 Nov, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

We Must Conjure Our Gods Before We Obey Them

With Michael Rock
Designer, 2x4, NY.
Presenting in partnership with the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning Read more

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

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

17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

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

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

  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

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

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

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

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

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

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

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house Read more

14 Aug, 2017 Special Events

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

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

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

02 May, 2017 Workshops

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Hosted by Stacy Reardon and developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform for multimedia digital projects and academic texts. Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party Read more

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

BCNM, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency! Read more

24 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Parenting for a Digital Future

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

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

with DJ Spooky Read more

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

with Ashley Hunt
co-director of the California Institute of the Arts' Photography and Media Program Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

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

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

04 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

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

03 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population - CANCELED

with Tiffany Chung, internationally noted cartographer Read more

02 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism - CANCELED

with Richard Koci Hernandez, Emmy award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia Read more

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director Read more

12 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

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

09 Dec, 2016 Special Events

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

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

08 Dec, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

founders of the Minnesota Street Project Read more

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

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

05 Dec, 2016 Special Events

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

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

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

17 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

with Reuben Margolin, American-born artist and sculptor Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History & Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

with Luke DuBois, co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data Read more

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

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

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

Don't let yourself or any book lover you know miss this summit in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! Read more

17 Oct, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual.

Tom Sachs
Sculptor, NY

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

14 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

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

13 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

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

with Paul Edwards

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

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

with Kristopher Fallon (Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis) and Jenny Odell (Digital Media Artist) Read more

13 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! 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

11 Jul, 2016 Special Events

BCNM at Graduate Programs Fair

Learn about our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate in New Media programs! 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

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

Tsar Bell at 50th Anniversary of St. John

Both Friday and Saturday, The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the repose of St. John. Read more

06 May, 2016 Special Events

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

A presentation on the political origins of Japanese comic satire Read more

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Experience this season's NWMEDIA203 Showcase at Jacobs Hall 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

04 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Online Learning Collabosphere Workshop

A workshop on Collabosphere, a new online learning tool available through bCourses. 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

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

A conversation with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

11 Feb, 2016 History & Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings Read more

07 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Questioning New Media - Final Presentations

What do poetry, surveillance, and Barbie have in common? Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

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

30 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

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

with Adrien Segal

Oakland-based sculptural data artist and designer Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

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

02 Nov, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Returns with MATRIX 258

Join us for public programs and performances by composer Tarek Atoui Read more

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

28 Sep, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

with Vito Acconci, American designer, architect, performance and installation artist Read more

24 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

with Scott Richmond, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University Read more

14 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

03 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Welcome Back! BCNM's Fall Open House

Celebrate the new semester with us, here at BCNM Read more

21 Aug, 2015 Workshops

WOW! Editing Group Information Session

Empower Women on Wikipedia by becoming a mentor with the WOW! Editing Group Read more

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

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

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

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

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

The Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley, wants to know your thoughts on gaming and inclusivity, and more Read more

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

07 May, 2015 Special Events

Critical Making Course Exhibition

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

09 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

An Authors Alliance event presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

  Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

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

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

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

05 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal

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

02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

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

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

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

07 Mar, 2015 Workshops

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

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

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

17 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Welcome to Braggsville: Author Talk

T. Geronimo Johnson in Conversation With April Sinclair Read more

10 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Queering Agriculture: Food Security in the Nation's Capital and the Crises of Reproductive American Familism

by Bailey Kier, PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park Read more

03 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Natural Frequencies: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

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

26 Jan, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

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

An ATC lecture by Caroline Woolard Read more

20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM Read more

17 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial

An ATC lecture by Rick Lowe Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

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

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

13 Nov, 2014 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

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

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

"Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies," a lecture by Steven Salaita Read more

03 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

A lecture by Cheryl Haines on her collaboration with Ai Weiwei, at the David Brower Center Read more

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

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

22 Oct, 2014 Special Events

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images are the evidence of our environment and existence, how is our perception of the world shaped? Read more

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

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

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

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

08 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

The Death Throes of the Desert God

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

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

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

31 May, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems

A part of our Arts and Technology Colloquium, Stephanie Syjuco - visual artist and educator - bestows a lecture Read more

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

Experience this semester's student critiques of new media Read more

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

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

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

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

29 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Impossible Hackathon

We're bringing wifi, food, API's, an amazing community... You bring ideas help this "economy of kindness" Read more

06 Mar, 2014 History & Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

A History and Theory lecture by Alex Galloway, philosophy writer and programmer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media Read more

24 Feb, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Casey Reas, LA-based artist and educator, talks about the possibilies of software in the visual arts 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

05 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Computer Simulations and their Constructive Medium

Inge Hinterwaldner, a researcher at the University of Basel, talks about computer-based art and architecture Read more

04 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Homeboy

A film screening of Dino Dinco's "Homeboy" at the Durham Studio Theater Read more

12 Dec, 2013 Special Events

PIC Your Future Reception and Demonstration

A demonstration of PIC Your Future, a college readiness app being developed to harness the power of selfies Read more

02 Dec, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

From Timelapse to Timecollapse

Zhang Ga, media art curator and Professor at Tsinghua University, on "Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China" Read more

21 Nov, 2013 Special Events

Critical Time: Claudia La Rocco in Conversation with Shannon Jackson

Presented by The Arts Research Center Read more

18 Nov, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism

A lecture by Laetitia Sonami -- composer, performer, and sound artist Read more

17 Nov, 2013 Special Events

“What is this sound?”

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada will perform a live sound experience at BAMPFA. Be sure to not miss out! Read more

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

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

07 Nov, 2013 History & Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

26 Oct, 2013 Special Events

The Queerness and Games Conference

Gear up for another fantastic schedule at the Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Creating Minds: An Academic Conference on Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

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

12 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

Register here to help out with the Turing Test Tournament! Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

26 Aug, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Open House

This event is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UC Berkeley Read more

07 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Youth, New Media, and Social Reproduction"

A presentation by Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, on the multifaceted linkages between new media and social reproduction Read more

17 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: College Readiness Hackathon

Develop a New Media app to make the college application process less harrowing in this CITRIS-sponsored Hackathon! Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

Participate in this 2-day symposium on critical issues in online higher education. Google, CMU, Coursera representatives are slotted to speak. Note: tickets for this event have been claimed but sign up for the wait-list here! Read more

14 Mar, 2013 History & Theory

Amateurdom and Its Discontents

with Lisa Gitelman, media historian
Co-sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Disembodied: Literature and Transmission in a Digital Age

A day of presentations & panel discussions for Anthropology, Architecture, Area Studies, Comparative Literature, + Theology scholars. Don't miss it! Read more

04 Feb, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form

A lecture by Kate Hartman, leader of wearable technology Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History & Theory

Media Materialities

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

24 Jan, 2013 Special Events

Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment

A CITRIS Data and Democracy event to celebrate Data Innovation Day Read more

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

"Aunt Charlies Lounge: Smoking Only," Video Art Exhibition

View new work by Jason Fritz at the BCNM Commons! Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Hawking, Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject

A discussion in celebration of Hacia Mialet's book, Hawking, Incorporated. Featuring David Bates (Rhetoric) and Cori Hayden (Anthropology) Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

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

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

03 Dec, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive

An Arts + Technology Colloquium lecture by JoAnne Northrup, former chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art  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

19 Nov, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age

In this ATC lecture, McKenzie Wark (Associate Prof. of Media and Culture at the New School) will talk about the changing meaning of digital communication within class relations 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

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Visual Identities, Recorded Subjects and ‘Pant-Pages’ in Late Narratives in Spanish, from a Transatlantic Perspective

A lecture by Vicente Luis Mora, Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Technologies at Brown University Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

14 Nov, 2012

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here 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

06 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Designing for In-the-Moment Interactions with Robotic Agents

 

Leila Takayama, research scientist, on communicating with robots Read more

25 Oct, 2012 History & Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop, “Getting Down and Dirty with Facebook Research”

Lindsay Bayham (Sociology) will share experiences of Facebook data collection with youth in Ghana Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Special Events

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

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

17 Sep, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen

with Ryan and Trevor Oakes, visual artists whose work has been featured in Chicago's Millennium Park and Palazzo Strozzi Museum in Florence Italy -- to name a few Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Digital Inquiry: Forms of Knowledge in the Age of New Media

Reflections on the nature of knowledge in the digital age, a symposium Read more

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data

A symposium pondering the emerging hierarchies of an increasingly "data-driven" world," hosted right here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

On Vanishing: New Mythologies for Choreography in Museums

with Jonah Bokaer, international choreographer, media artist, and artist space developer Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Special Events

From Chat to Interactives: The Evolution of the Digital Commons

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

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

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

22 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Vancouver Conceptual Photography: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Screening of the documentary Picture Start, directed by Harry Killas Read more

23 Feb, 2012 Special Events

BEARS 2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

This year the theme of the BEARS Conference is "Big Data at Berkeley." Don't miss it! Read more

16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor 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

05 Dec, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Heaven Can Wait: The Revolving Restaurant as Hypercinema

Bull.Miletic: Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, recipients of the Bay Area Video Coalition's "Video Maker Award" Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

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

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

19 Sep, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Turns and Reciprocal Systems

with Shannon Jackson, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities and Director of the Arts Research Center Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History & Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more

29 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Curating People

25 Apr, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Pure Engineering – Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility and Consumerism

with Raffaello D’Andrea, an artist and Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Read more

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

*(hint: think tank and sweat lodge) 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

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

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: A Moving Image – Media and Metaphor in Stage Performance

An informal talk and screening led by Ellen Bromberg, Guggenheim Fellow, choreographer, and media artist Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

07 Feb, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Surfaces of Constant Simultaneity

Jose Alvarez on his own personal journey of investigation into the realms of consciousness, mysticism, spirituality Read more

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

24 Jan, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Rhinoceros Beetles, Kissable Frogs and other Close Encounters with Biodiverse and the Tasty Future

An Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko Read more

06 Dec, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

User-generated Urbanism

with Matthew Passmore, an artist and a principal at Rebar, an art and design studio based in San Francisco 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

15 Nov, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Architectural Communication in the Knowledge Economy

 

with Jeffrey Inaba, founder of INABA, an architecture firm based in Los Angeles 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

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

Today

Alex Saum-Pascual in Hyperrhiz

Potential Ideas and Other Things that Live in Your Gut appears in Hyperrhiz 24's Fall issue. Read more

Today

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Lina Matine, Akemi Nagashiki, and Abigail Lomibao! Read more

Today

Spring 2022 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open

The Berkeley Center for New Media is now accepting applications for admission to the Designated Emphasis (DE) in New Media and the Graduate Certificate in New Media programs. All applications for Spring 2022 admittance are due March 1, 2022. Read more

5 days ago

Abigail De Kosnik on Race & Fandom

Abigail De Kosnik joins "How Do You Like It So Far?" to discuss race in fandoms and fan studies. Read more

13 Jan, 2022

Alenda Chang Reviews Feral Atlas

Alenda Y Chang's review of Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of the journal: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the EnvironmentRead more

12 Jan, 2022

Decal Alert: Writing in the Age of the Internet

Interested in the intersection of literature and technology? Take a deep dive into the field of "electronic literature"! Read more

10 Jan, 2022

Common Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Common Conversations event with founder of Stamen Design Eric Rodenbeck. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 BCNM Events

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

06 Jan, 2022

Dark Matters Reviewed in The Whole Note

The Whole Note reviews BCNM alumn Tiffany Ng's Dark Matters. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Ashley Mackenzie Reed and Choyang Dhontso Ponsar! Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Japan's Green Monsters

BCNM alumn Andrea Horbinksi reviews Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema in H-Net Reviews' December 2021 edition. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Diminished Faculties Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance

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

02 Jan, 2022

Jacob Gaboury Book Chat at the Townsend Center

Jacob discusses his new book Image Objects (MIT, 2021). Read more

01 Jan, 2022

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft Reviews the Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's new book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in Book Forum. Read more

28 Dec, 2021

Tiffany Ng on Diversifying Carillon Repertoire

Modern-day carillonists are now facing the challenge of reclaiming the instrument to better represent and speak to our diverse community. Read more

26 Dec, 2021

New Paper on Learning Efficient Grasping Sets

Ken Goldberg's lab publishes "LEGS: Learning Efficient Grasping Sets for Exploratory Grasping." Read more

15 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias in UncannySFValley

Edgar's work on Astral Projection appears in Casey Kauffmann’s curated exhibition within NFT Oasis, Everybody’s Doing The Emails. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 DE & Certificate Cohort

Art by Xincun Du. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Laura Cushing-Harries Reviews The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's book is reviewed in The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Real2Sim Featured on TechXplore

Ingrid Fadelli writes "Real2sim2real: A self-supervised learning technique applied to planar robot casting" featuring work by Ken Goldberg. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Is the Future of Mental Health Care Digital? With Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin talks about her book The Distance Cure on Al Jazeera's The Stream. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Conference Grant Reports: Juliana Friend on Wearing Illicit Images

Juliana attended the 2021 meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Conference and presented a paper entitled, “Wearing Illicit Images: Fabrics of Pornography and Citizenship in Senegal." Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

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

08 Dec, 2021

Bo Ruberg's Queer Games Avant-Garde Reviewed

Daniella Gáti reviews Bo's book for Information and Culture Read more

08 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web November 2021

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

07 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Liat Berdugo Read more

06 Dec, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in Transcendence

Art by Edgar Fabián Frías. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Video Games to Play at the End of the World

Bo Ruberg gave the First Forum 2021 Graduate Student Conference Keynote address on October 21, 2021. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck Read more

04 Dec, 2021

Jen Schradie Interviewed on Why the Internet Favors the Right

Listen to Jen Schradie in conversation with Xavier de la Porte on France Inter on Why the Internet Favors the Right. Read more

04 Dec, 2021

Laptops Alone Can't Bridge the Digital Divide by Morgan Ames

The failures of One Laptop per Child have much to teach us about fixing educational inequities, Morgan Ames writes for Technology Review. Read more

04 Dec, 2021

HTNM Video Now Online: Kim Tallbear Read more

29 Nov, 2021

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl in Conversation Read more

27 Nov, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Lisa Reihana Read more

27 Nov, 2021

Alenda Chang on Ecological Crisis and Video Games

Computer games can address ecological concerns. But is a game only ecological if it explicitly deals with environmental issues on the content level? Read more

26 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan reviews Jacob Gaboury's newest book, Image Objects! Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Summer 2022 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Bo Ruberg Promoted to Associate Professor

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg has been promoted to Associate Professor at UC Irvine! Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías on Social Media and Queer Invention

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías co-hosted an episode of the podcast Queer Chaos, discussing social media and queer invention. Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Wendy Lotterman Reviews the Distance Cure in Critical Inquiry

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy was reviewed by Wendy Lotterman in Critical Inquiry. Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on Black Poetry Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Conference Grants: Vincente Perez on ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS

Vincente Perez, a Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipient, presented "ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS: BLACK TWITTER, SIGNIFYIN', AND THE MUNDANE" at the 22nd annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Shadow Visions by Xiaowei Wang

BCNM D.E. and Geography PhD Xiaowei Wang's essay "Shadow Visions" was published in DING Magazine. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2022. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

BCNM at UIST 2021

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

11 Nov, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Individualized Stress Detection Using an Unmodified Steering Wheel

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

11 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed on GlassTire

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's book Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics was reviewed in GlassTire. Read more

09 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Joins BCNM Executive Committee Read more

05 Nov, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants

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

27 Oct, 2021

danah boyd Joins Georgetown as Visiting Distinguished Professor

BCNM alum danah boyd has joined Georgetown University for the year as a distinguished visiting professor. Read more

26 Oct, 2021

Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden

Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden Read more

26 Oct, 2021

ATC Revisited: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

25 Oct, 2021

"Trevor Paglen: Vision After Seeing" Opening Reception at the Athenaeum

"Trevor Paglen: Vision After Seeing" Opening Reception at the Athenaeum Read more

25 Oct, 2021

SDSU Interviews Lashon Daley on Children's Literature

Lashon describes her journey into writing Children's Literature, and publishing of "Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables" in 2016.  Read more

20 Oct, 2021

The Immune Sequence by Hannah Zeavin Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Bo Ruberg at AOIR Online

Bo Ruberg speaks at AoIR 2021 on the relationship between video games and political participation. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

BCNM at SLSA 2021

BCNM's Kris Paulen, Jacob Gaboury, and Hannah Zeavin presented at SLSA2021 "ENERGY": 34TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jahara Cayabyab on Designing Hospital Spaces

Jahara Cayabyab was an Undergraduate Research Fellow under Haripriya Sathyanarayanan last year, assisting in research about hospital design in pediatric spaces.  Read more

18 Oct, 2021

On the Wings of Ada Lovelace by Camille Crittenden

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Camille Crittenden wrote an important reflection on increasing equity in STEM for the Berkeley Blog. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Rogue Archives Reviewed in S-USIH

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

14 Oct, 2021

The Mutant Magic of Edgar Fabián Frías

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías was featured on an episode of podcast The Spiritual Gaze. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías on GIPHY Arts

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías was interviewed alongside Nicky Rojo about their participation in GIPHY Arts' first book, Frame by Frame. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

BCNM Around the Web October 2021

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

13 Oct, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipients

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

08 Oct, 2021

Reginold Royston on New Orality in the African Mediascape Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Vincente Perez on Declarations of Interdependence Read more

07 Oct, 2021

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora: Cathy Thomas Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the updated transcript and video for Cathy Thomas's “Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora”. Read more

02 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Empathy

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin discusses empathy as a computational model in a guest post for AI Now Institute. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Spring 2022 Recommended Classes Now Available

Check out new media classes across campus! Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Eric Paulos on Kaleidescope

Eric Paulos received a 2020-2021 BCNM faculty seed grant for his work developing Kaleidoscope. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

The Therapist Will See You Now. But Where? By Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin discusses INSERT in Future's Gaming, Social, Virtual Worlds Newsletter. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

BCNM Around the Web September 2021

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

23 Sep, 2021

BCNM at SIGCIS 2021

Jacob Gaboury and Hannah Zeavin presented at the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society 2021 conference! Read more

23 Sep, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lisa Reihana Read more

20 Sep, 2021

A New AI Lexicon: Care Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rashad Timmons on Slave Labor in Railway Construction

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

18 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías & Charlie Amáyá Scott on Ancestors

Edgar Fabián Frías and Charlie Amáyá Scott speak on connecting to their ancestors in "You Are Also Your Ancestors". Read more

18 Sep, 2021

The Distance Cure: Hannah Zeavin & Fred Turner at Gray Area

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin chats about her new book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy in a conversation with Professor Fred Turner and Gray Area. Read more

14 Sep, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed in Media + Environment

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's 2019 book Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was reviewed Media+Environment.  Read more

14 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías Featured in Frame by Frame

Current MFA Candidate Edgar Fabián Frías was recently published in Frame by Frame, a GIF-based book. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Julia Irwin & the Gilbreth Archives

Julia Irwin received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work researching and writing about the archives of industrial psychologist Lillian Moller Gilbreth and her husband Frank B. Gilbreth. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Erica Deeman, Fast Fashion, & Jamaica

Erica Deeman received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work exploring the cultural heritage of her ancestors and expressing her findings through a video performance. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2021

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

02 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias Speaks to Bunny Michaels about Queer Ancestors

The conversation with Bunny Michaels is part of Edgar's Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors Project.  Read more

01 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rachel Chen on Embodied Platforms for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Rachel Chen received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Hear about her great work developing a platform for non-speaking children on the Autism spectrum. Read more

01 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias Speaks to Michael Espinoza about Queer Ancestors

Edgar Fabián Frías and Michael Espinoza speaks on identity and ancestry in "I Am A Spiritual Being Because Of My Queerness". Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Summer Research: Hala Kaddoura on Joy

Hala Kaddoura received a BCNM summer research award to advance her art practice. She traveled to Lebanon to begin a new project on joy. Read more

29 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on How Therapy Isn't Available to All - Even with Zoom

Hannah speaks on the acessibility of mental healthcare in the face of teletherapy with The Guardian. Read more

29 Aug, 2021

BCNM 2020-2021 Publications Read more

27 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on LitHub's Seven Questions

5 Authors, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers, featuring Alexandra Kleeman, JoAnna Novak, Andrew Palmer, Rafia Zakaria, and our own Hannah Zeavin. Read more

26 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg at ICML 2021

Check out the amazing work from Ken Goldberg and team at the International Conference on Machine Learning 2021!  Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías and Rainbow Visions at ESMOA

Edgar Fabián Frías speaks on creative ingenuity and reframing traditional ways of thinking with ESMoA in "Rainbow Visions Prismatic Beings". Read more

21 Aug, 2021

BCNM Around the Web August 2021

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

21 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on The Distance Cure with Adam Savage

Hannah Zeavin features on KQED Broadcast to speak with Adam Savage about The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Disruptive Fixations Reviewed in Anthro Book Forum

Disruptive Fixations, a book on techno-idealism by alum Chrsito Sims, was given a glowing review in the Anthropology Book Forum. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Tonya Nguyen on Mutual Aid Organizations' Use of Technology

Tonya Nguyen shares her findings on how mutual aid organizations can scale effectively, especially when making decisions about the technology they should use and its impact on their communities. Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jessie Mindel on Kaleidoscope

Jessie Mindel was a recipient of this year's BCNM research fellowship, assisting Molly Nicholas and team on building a new web-based, collaborative design classroom tool. Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at CASE

Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented a slew of new papers at the 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Class Fund Recipients

This semester, we're supporting the History and Theory of New Media, Locative Media, Adversarial Networks, and Against Innovation. Read more

17 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Edgar Fabián Frías and the Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors Project

You can now watch Edgar's conversations with leading artists on Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors. Plus, look out for billboards near you! Read more

14 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Latent Space Safe Sets for Long-Horizon Visuomotor Control of Iterative Tasks

Ken Goldberg and his colleagues present Latent Space Safe Sets, a promising strategy for safe learning in high-dimensional state spaces. Read more

06 Aug, 2021

Clement Goldberg Selected PAGE Quarter Finalist

Clement Goldberg was selected as a Quarter Finalist for the the 2021 PAGE Awards! Read more

06 Aug, 2021

Sivan Eldar Receives Fedora Opera Prize Read more

02 Aug, 2021

Welcoming Emma Fraser Read more

01 Aug, 2021

Jen Schradie on the Digital Production Gap in the Algorithmic Era

Jen Schradie's co-authored article on digital inequlities and content production was published in the Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers and online events! Featuring more events from our Indigenous Technologies Initiative, the artists Lisa Reihana and Maria Thereza Alves, and more.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 season for the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium!  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 History and Theory of New Media Season

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. Read more

30 Jul, 2021

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

29 Jul, 2021

Camille Crittenden: Keep Public Meetings Open Through Technology

Camille published this important call to California to keep public meetings open with the technologies we've used during the pandemic.  Read more

28 Jul, 2021

De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche by Jacob Gaboury

Jacob published De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche in LA HAUTE ET LA BASSE DÉFINITION DES IMAGES: Photographie, cinéma, art contemporain, culture visuelle. Read more

27 Jul, 2021

BCNM's Big Wins 2021

It was a whirlwind year for BCNM and we're so proud to share some of our greatest hits from 2021.  Read more

27 Jul, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep in Our Work is Everywhere

Ra Malika Imhotep was published in this volume, an illustrated oral history of Queer and Trans resistance. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

Lashon Daley on Black Ballerinas in Picture Books

Lashon Daley writes about rupturing the color line in American children’s literature. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

We're Hiring: Fall 2021 Work Study Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events & Communications team! Read more

25 Jul, 2021

BCNM at DIS 2021

Molly Nicholas, Eric Paulos, and alum Cesar Torres all featured amazing new work at DIS 2021. Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Publishes The Distance Cure Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL and IRL Spheres Now Online

BCNM was thrilled to cosponsor this great event from the Center for Race and Gender, now viewable online! Read more

24 Jul, 2021

Janaki Vivrekar on Transforming Social Media Interfaces with Embodied Constraints

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

23 Jul, 2021

BCNM Around the Web July 2021

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

22 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg Co-Author on Optimization for Imitation Learning

Ken Goldberg co-authored a paper with Zaynah Javed, Daniel S. Brown, Satvik Sharma, Jerry Zhu, Ashwin Balakrishna, Marek Petrik, and Anca D. Dragan on Policy Gradient Bayesian Robust Optimization for Imitation Learning. Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Review of the Queer Games Avant Garde in Journal of Play Read more

21 Jul, 2021

Applications for our Fall 2021 Conference Grants are now open!

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

10 Jul, 2021

KC Forcier Reviews Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Film & Media student Kaitlin Forcier reviews de Young museum's Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

BCNM at ELO 2021

The Electronic Literature Organization's annual conference was online again in 2021! Alex Saum-Pascual and alum Kyle Booten presented work at the distributed program. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open Read more

05 Jul, 2021

Juliana Friend at the LavLang Conference

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

05 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping and Picking Winners

Ken Goldberg describes the complicated technology that goes into robotic grasping mechanics in COSMOS' new article. Read more

04 Jul, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Making Players Care

Bo Ruberg & Rainforest Scully-Blaker publish Making players care: The ambivalent cultural politics of care and video games in the International Journal of Cultural Studies! Read more

30 Jun, 2021

Fandom + Piracy: Event Videos and Transcripts Available Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Neyran Turan's Venice Biennale Exhibition Featured in the News Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was recently reviewed in journal Critical Inquiry. Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review Read more

19 Jun, 2021

BCNM Around the Web June

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

19 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Indigenous Games

Check out the transcript for Elizabeth LaPensee's "Indigenous Games"! Read more

15 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg and Team on Orienting Novel 3D Objects

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

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at ICRA 2021

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2021! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Getting a Grip on Reality

Ken Goldberg recently published the editorial for Science Robotics. Read more

10 Jun, 2021

danah boyd on Knitting a Healthy Social Fabric

danah boyd recently published an article discussing creating or knitting a healthy social fabric that relies on real connections. Read more

08 Jun, 2021

Choyang Ponsar on The Forensic Imaginary

Choyang Ponsar received a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship to work on A Forensic Imaginary under the mentorship of Tory Jeffay. Read more

07 Jun, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on The Reparations Show Read more

04 Jun, 2021

Alenda Chang on the Ethics of Eating Pokemon

BCNM alum Alenda Chang was recently featured on the Gamers with Glasses podcast where she discussed video games and environmentalism, among other interesting topics. Read more

03 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Piracy & Capitalism

Check out the transcript for the Piracy & Capitalism Panel! Read more

02 Jun, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Interview in Mad in America

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin speaks on teletherapy and other communicative technologies in her interview with Mad in America. Read more

02 Jun, 2021

Riley Lenane on Influencers & Self Care

Social media is overflowing with lifestyle Influencers categorized as self-care promoters. What are the political and ideoogical implications of self-care messaging and branding, particularly in the context of gendered and racialized discourses of femininity and (post)feminism? Read more

28 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

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

27 May, 2021

Camille Crittenden Excellence in Management Award

Congratulations to BCNM's Camille Crittendon for receiving the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s 2021 Excellence in Management Award! Read more

27 May, 2021

Trevor Paglen on The Quarantine Tapes

BCNM alumni Trevor Paglen features on the 186th episode of The Quarantine Tapes. Read more

26 May, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Christiane Paul

Check out the updated transcript for Christiane Paul's HTNM lecture,  "Online: Art & AI"! Read more

25 May, 2021

BCNM Around the Web May 2021

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

23 May, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Fandom & Race

Check out the updated transcript for the Fandom + Race Panel! Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

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

Artwork by Tina Piracci Read more

09 May, 2021

Video Now Online: Fandom & Race Panel

Check out the video recording of the Fandom & Race panel! Read more

08 May, 2021

Tiffany Ng in ListN Up

Alum Tiffany Ng speaks on her musical influences in I Care If You Listen's "ListN Up." Read more

08 May, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Ambi Robotics Emerges from Stealth Read more

08 May, 2021

Celeste Kidd on the Ethics of AI

Celeste Kidd talked on a Rethinking Economics panel about the governance, ethics, and bias of AI and other similar technologies.  Read more

08 May, 2021

BCNM at CHI 2021

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2021! Read more

07 May, 2021

Trevor Paglen and Unseen Skies

Yaara Bou Melham documentary Unseen Skies spotlights the work of alum Trevor Paglen. Read more

07 May, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Kavita Philip Transcript Now Online

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

05 May, 2021

ATC Transcript and Video Now Online: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Check out the updated transcript for Lawrence Abu Hamndan's "The Sonic Image" Read more

05 May, 2021

ATC Revisited: Elizabeth LaPensée Read more

03 May, 2021

Abigail De Kosnik on Humanities and Pandemic Culture

Professor Abigail De Kosnik discusses the connection between media/ film studies and the current moment in the Townsend Center for the Humanities lecture series, (Re)making Sense: The Humanities and Pandemic Culture. Read more

30 Apr, 2021

BCNM at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference

BCNM alumni and faculty present at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference! Read more

30 Apr, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Abu Hamdan Read more

25 Apr, 2021

David Bamman on Characterizing English Variation on Social Media

BCNM member and School of Information professor David Bamman co-published a paper titled, "Characterizing English Variation across Social Media Communities with BERT." Read more

25 Apr, 2021

Watch Alenda Chang Talk on Playing for the Planet

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

24 Apr, 2021

David Bamman Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations, David Bamman, on being promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Information. Read more

24 Apr, 2021

10 Games to Play on Earth Day

Alenda Chang has collaborated on a list of 10 nature-related games to play in honor of Earth Day.  Read more

21 Apr, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Margo Robbins & Valentin Lopez

Check out the updated transcript for Margo Robbins and Valentin Lopez's "A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies." Read more

21 Apr, 2021

Jacob Gaboury Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

21 Apr, 2021

BCNM Mourns the Passing of Beth Bird

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

21 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Margo Robbins & Valentin Lopez Read more

21 Apr, 2021

Janaki Vivrekar on Discovering HCI at Berkeley

BCNM Certificate and EECS graduate student Janaki Vivrekar has compiled a list of on-campus resources, departments, and centers for those interested in studying the intersection of technology, communication, society, arts and design.  Read more

18 Apr, 2021

Jane McGonigal Interview on Futurist Thinking on Coursera

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal is instructing a Coursera course on handling life after Covid-19 through the Institute for the Future.  Read more

17 Apr, 2021

BCNM Around the Web April 2021

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

17 Apr, 2021

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

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

17 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Kavita Philip Read more

17 Apr, 2021

Celeste Kidd Receives Janet Taylor Spence Award

BCNM faculty member Celeste Kidd is a recipient of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for her work on knowledge acquisition! Read more

15 Apr, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Piracy & Capitalism Video Now Online Read more

15 Apr, 2021

Fandom & Piracy: Rebecca Wanzo Transcript Now Online

Check out the updated transcript for Rebecca Wanzo's “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”. Read more

14 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Therapy Apps in KQED

Hannah Zeavin was invited as a guest in KQED's forum on the prevalence of therapy apps. Read more

14 Apr, 2021

Clement Goldberg Semi-Finalist in Stowe Story Labs Diverse Voices

Clement Goldberg was recently announced as a Semi-Finalist for the Stowe Story Labs Diverse Voices 2021 Fellowship! Read more

13 Apr, 2021

Video Now Online: Rebecca Wanzo Read more

13 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Therapy Apps in the Cut

Molly Fischer discusses therapy apps and talks to Hannah Zeavin, author of "The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy," for The Cut. Read more

12 Apr, 2021

Ken Goldberg in WAFR 2020 Proceedings

Ken Goldberg's articles were recently featured in the WAFR 2020 Proceedings. Read more

11 Apr, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Summer Research Fellows

Image by Edgar Fabián Frias. Read more

10 Apr, 2021

Dark Matters by Tiffany Ng Released

Tiffany Ng's new album of carillon music by Stephen Rush dropped! Read more

08 Apr, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 Faculty Seed Grants

Photo credit: Jill Miller. Read more

04 Apr, 2021

Announcing the 2020 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Emily Xia Que. Read more

03 Apr, 2021

Ken Goldberg in Conversation with Cade Metz of the NYT Read more

03 Apr, 2021

danah boyd on Democracy's Data Infrastructure

BCNM alum and media academic danah boyd co-authored an essay with Dan Bouk for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University titled, "Democracy's Data Infrastructure."  Read more

01 Apr, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Non-Volitional Behavior Change in Everyday Robotics

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes' paper is featured in the proceedings of the International Conference on the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction.  Read more

01 Apr, 2021

Fall 2021 Recommended Courses Out Now

Check out our new media finds from across campus! Read more

31 Mar, 2021

Call for Entries: Refamiliarization Read more

31 Mar, 2021

Miyoko Conley Receives Outstanding GSI Award

Miyoko Conley, a TDPS and DE student at Berkeley, has been awarded the Outstanding GSI Award for her work as a GSI in NWMEDIA 151AC: Transforming Tech. Read more

29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

27 Mar, 2021

New Coursera Course on Life After COVID-19 from Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal prepares us for post-pandemic life with her online Coursera course Life After COVID-19. Read more

20 Mar, 2021

Grace Gipson Editing Collection on Black Futures in Richmond

Submit to an upcoming anthology that will imagine and explore futures for Richmond,VA through an Afrofuturist lens. Read more

19 Mar, 2021

Neyran Turan at the Venezia Biennale Read more

18 Mar, 2021

BCNM Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

As the first Asian American Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media, and as a first-generation American and woman, this hate crime hits particularly close to home. Read more

15 Mar, 2021

BCNM Around the Web March 2021

Check out the amazing work of our alumni around the web this March! Read more

15 Mar, 2021

Juliana Friend Interviews Georges Paul Meiu

BCNM's Juliana Friend interviewed George Paul Meiu for the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

09 Mar, 2021

"What Can a Robot Do?" With Ken Goldberg

Professor Ken Goldberg recently delved into the connections between nature and technology in a Nero Magazine interview. Read more

05 Mar, 2021

Make a Big Impact on the Future with the Big Give

This year, arm the next generation of innovators with the tools to build just and equitable technological futures through the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

02 Mar, 2021

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Marisa Duarte

Check out the updated transcipt for Marisa Duarte's Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Make Alex Saum's Survey Monkey Poem

Create your own poem using Alex Saum-Pascual's interactive survey from Survey Monkey! Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Co-Opting AI & Games

Bo Ruberg was recently featured on a Periscope livestream to discuss Co-Opting AI & Games. Check it out! Read more

01 Mar, 2021

Eric Paulos Promoted to Full Professor Read more

01 Mar, 2021

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik on the New Normal

danah boyd & Gail De Kosnik were featured in an article from the Pew Research Center and Elon University on Imagining the Internet, predicting how technology, climate change, and politics will effect a post-Covid-19 world. Read more

25 Feb, 2021

Alenda Chang on Rambunctious Video Games for Do Your Bit

Alenda Chang was recently featured on the podcast, Doing our Bit, to discuss rambunctious video games. Read more

20 Feb, 2021

Experience Kevin Lo's Return the Eye

Kevin Lo and alex cruse come together to launch Return the Eye. Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Reginold Royston on Podcasts and the Study of Africa

BCNM alum Dr. Reginold Royston was a featured panelist discussing the impact of the digital technology on research, teaching, and public engagement. Read more

19 Feb, 2021

Björn Hartmann on Debugging Deep Learning Programs

Björn Hartmann published a paper on "Debugging Deep Learning Programs using Program Structure and Model Behavior". Read more

18 Feb, 2021

BCNM SCMS 2021

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' annual conference features presentations by 13 BCNM students, faculty, and alumni! Read more

16 Feb, 2021

Tonya Nguyen on A World-Building Activity for Values Advocacy

Tonya Nguyen and Richmond Wong recently published a paper titled "Timelines: A World-Building Activity for Values Advocacy." Check it out! Read more

16 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly on BalletX in the Classical Review

Kate Mattingly recently wrote about ballet company BalletX in the Classical Review. Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina on The Great Shopping Mall Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Critical Perspectives in Technology

Bo Ruberg is a guest on the sixth episode of public lecture series "Critical Perspectives on Technology." Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Alum Kris Fallon Now Associate Professor Read more

14 Feb, 2021

The Queer Games Avant-Garde Reviewed in Information, Communications, and Society

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg's book The Queer Games Avant-Garde is reviewed in the Information Communication & Society Journal. Read more

13 Feb, 2021

Bo Ruberg Wins Stonewall Book Award

Congratulations to BCNM alum Bo Ruberg for receieving a Stonewall Book Award! Read more

11 Feb, 2021

BCNM at UUU

Virtual exhibition UUU (Unbounded Unleashed Unforgiving: Reconsidering Cyberfeminism in 2021) recently opened and features BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual and Jill Miller! Check it out! Read more

09 Feb, 2021

Kate Mattingly Featured in Wow Woman

Kate Mattingly was recently featured in Wow Woman for her career and accomplishments! Read more

08 Feb, 2021

BCNM Around the Web February 2021

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

04 Feb, 2021

Trevor Paglen Featured in Forbes

Trevor Paglen was recently featured in a Forbes article about his art dedicated to exposing the "biogtry of AI". Read more

02 Feb, 2021

Ryan Ikeda on Excavating the Logics of White Supremacy in Electronic Literature

Ryan Ikeda recently published an article titled "Excavating Logics of White Supremacy in Electronic Literature: Antiracism as Infrastructural Critique" in the Electronic Book Review. Check it out! Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Celeste Kidd at AI Debate 2

Celeste Kidd speaks at AI Debate 2 "Moving AI Forward: An Interdisciplinary Approach". Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Six Books About Robots & AI from Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg recently posted his recommendations for six book on artificial intelligence and robots. Check them out! Read more

01 Feb, 2021

Jen Schradie Publishes on COVID in France

Jen Schradie recently published a paper on COVID-19 in France, titled "L'année de la Covid en France ou l'histoire d'un double confinement." Read more

30 Jan, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

24 Jan, 2021

Clancy Wilmott PI on Presidential Chairs Fellowship Read more

23 Jan, 2021

We're Hiring: Spring 2021 Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events and Communications team! Read more

22 Jan, 2021

Jane McGonigal at Refuel

Alum Jane McGonigal speaks at Refuel conference on how games can help build mental resilience, channel positive attitudes, and encourage collaboration in the real world. Read more

17 Jan, 2021

Launching Fandomandpiracy.online

We’re excited to share Fandomandpiracy.online, the web portal for our Fandom + Piracy mini-series, starting February 25. Check out the site for a full list of speakers and talks!  Read more

22 Dec, 2020

Kevin Lo at Counterpulse Read more

21 Dec, 2020

BCNM Fall 2020: Events In Review

We’re so thankful to everyone who tuned in for our events this past semester. Keep reading for a round-up of our events and speakers!  Read more

17 Dec, 2020

Celeste Kidd on Why Babies Aren't Just Little Adults

How do babies learn to talk? Do babies know they're babies? Celeste Kidd answers these questions in VPR's new podcast episode! Read more

09 Dec, 2020

Spring 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

09 Dec, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2021 Spring Class Fund Recipients

This year, we’re thrilled to be able to offer small grants to further support our faculty in their new media classes. Read more

07 Dec, 2020

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 BCNM Graduates!

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 BCNM graduates, jazmin calderón torres and Yairamen Roman Maldonado! Read more

01 Dec, 2020

Xiaowei Wang interviewed by Severance author Ling Ma in Wired

Xiaowei Wang recently spoke with Ling Ma on their book Blockchain Chicken Farm for Wired. Read more

01 Dec, 2020

Björn Hartmann on Opportunities and Challenges for Circuit Board Level Hardware Description Languages

Björn Hartmann recently published a paper titled "Opportunities and Challenges for Circuit Board Level Hardware Description Languages." Read more

30 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg's AutoLab at ICRA 2020

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2020. Read more

30 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web December

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

30 Nov, 2020

Erin McElroy Video Now Online Read more

28 Nov, 2020

Announcing Fandom + Piracy

We're launching Fandom + Piracy, a four-week mini-series, all online conference for Spring 2021! Read more

28 Nov, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Queer Gaming In Conversation

Bo Ruberg leads a conversation with fellow designers Jess Marcotte and Dietrich Squinkifer to talk about queer game design and the thought processes behind it. Read more

25 Nov, 2020

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Corrina Gould

We're pleased to share the transcript of our first Indigenous Technologies event with Sogorea Te' Land Trust co-founder Corrina Gould.  Read more

25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

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

24 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations Video and Transcript Now Online: Blockchain Chicken Farm Read more

24 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg at BARS 2020

Ken Goldberg recently spoke about his research at the 2020 Bay Area Robotics Symposium. Read more

21 Nov, 2020

Bo Ruberg on How LGBTQ Experiences Challenge Dominant Narratives of Independent Games

Bo Ruberg contributes to the first edition of Game Studies textbook Independent Videogames. Read more

21 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg's Deep Learning Featured in Science Robotics Read more

20 Nov, 2020

Summer 2021 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

19 Nov, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Skawennati Read more

18 Nov, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual in ICIDS Exhibition Read more

18 Nov, 2020

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

17 Nov, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CoRL

Ken Goldberg's work was recently presented at the 2020 Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL). Read more

17 Nov, 2020

HTNM Transcript Now Online: Skawennati

Check out the updated transcipt for Skawennati's World ReBuilding: Aboriginal Territories in CyberSpace and the Initiative for Indigenous Future! Read more

14 Nov, 2020

Playing Nature Reviewed in ISLE

Alumn Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games is reviewed in ISLE. Read more

14 Nov, 2020

Xiaowei Wang featured in KQED

Thank you KQED for a shoutout to Xiaowei Wang's new book, Blockchain Chicken Farm! Read more

13 Nov, 2020

Jill Miller's Holding it Together

Jill Miller features in Palo Alto Art Center's exhibition "Holding it Together" Read more

13 Nov, 2020

ATC Transcript Now Online: Lawrence Lek

Interested in getting the transcript for Lawrence Lek's great talk on "The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL"! We have you covered! Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing the Fall 2020 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

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

12 Nov, 2020

Jen Schradie on Why the Race was so Close

Jen Schradie recently wrote a guest piece for Selected by Sesamers on the 2020 US Election. Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Gail De Kosnik Joins C2I2 Scholars Council Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations: Gu Jiang Video Now Online

Check out the fantastic conversation we had with Professor Gu Jiang on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Consumption. Read more

10 Nov, 2020

Ra Malika Imhotep We Need More Fugitives Read more

10 Nov, 2020

Commons Conversations: Gu Jiang Transcript Now Online

Interested in getting the transcript for Prof. Gu Jiang's great talk on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Consumption! We have you covered! Read more

09 Nov, 2020

Renée Pastel Appointed Assistant Professor at Boston College Read more

09 Nov, 2020

Miyoko Conley Awarded Tailspinners Fellowship Read more

08 Nov, 2020

Ra Malika Imhotep on Crafting Freedom

Ra Malika Imhotep writes on 19th Century slavery abolitionists and modern day activists, and the suprising (literal) link of thread that connects them. Read more

06 Nov, 2020

ATC Revisited: Lawrence Lek Read more

06 Nov, 2020

BCNM Around the Web November 2020

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

04 Nov, 2020

Camille Crittenden on Blockchain for the Public Good

Camille Crittenden recently moderated a panel titled "Blockchain for the Public Good" as a part of the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series. Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Pablo Paredes Featured in El Mercurio

BCNM Alum Pablo Parades is featured in El Mercurio, where he speaks of his projects related to mental health. Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual at Formación Artistica Read more

03 Nov, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2021

Applications are now open and are due December 1, 2020.  Read more

01 Nov, 2020

Celeste Kidd on Let's Learn About

Celeste Kidd features on Let's Learn About: How Humans Form Knowledge Read more

31 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Receives BCNM Faculty Seed Grant Read more

29 Oct, 2020

Camille Crittenden Presents at the University Blockchain Research Initiative

Camille Crittenden recently presented on blockchain at the University Blockchain Research Initiative Connect Virtual conference. Read more

28 Oct, 2020

Pablo Paredes Publishes Stress Tracker

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes explores the use of a computer trackpad in monitoring stress. Read more

24 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Tech Won't Save Us Read more

23 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

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

22 Oct, 2020

Celeste Kidd Featured on Inspired Minds Read more

20 Oct, 2020

UCI Press Features Bo Ruberg

Bo Ruberg has recently joined colleagues in film and media studies and art history as an associate editor of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural CriticismRead more

19 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Reviewed in the NYT

Clive Thompson from NYT reviewed Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang. Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Hear Bo Ruberg at PlayThink

Bo Ruberg's podcast interview on PlayThink is now available!  Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg on The Gendered Emotional Labor of Video Game Live Streaming

Bo Ruberg's and Amanda Cullen's article has been published on Digital Culture and Society!  Read more

15 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2020

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2020. Read more

14 Oct, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2021. Read more

13 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg At the Crossroads Video Online Now

Missed out on Bo Ruberg's amazing talk on their new book "The Queer Game Avant-Garde" for At the Crossroads? Check out the video online now! Read more

13 Oct, 2020

Andrea Horbinski in Careers for Historians in the Tech Industry

BCNM alumn Andrea Horbinski features in a round table discussion on the role of historians in the tech industry. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Jen Schradie on the Race to the Bottom

Jen Schradie weighs in on France 24, discussing the first U.S presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Claudia von Vacano on Building STEAM for DH and Electronic Literature

Claudia von Vacano publishes an article on Electronic Book Review! Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

09 Oct, 2020

Bo Ruberg on Archiving the History of Bulletin Board Systems and the AIDS Crisis

BCNM Alum Bo Ruberg features in First Monday with their article "SURVIVORS: Archiving the history of bulletin board systems and the AIDS crisis" Read more

09 Oct, 2020

Eric Paulos Spearheads Remote Making at Berkeley

"We want to be able to support (students), their projects, their ideas, and their innovations." Read more

07 Oct, 2020

Alenda Chang and Playing Nature Featured in ASLE

Playing Nature is her first book which examines the perennially murky space between nature and technology. Read more

02 Oct, 2020

Asma Kazmi in Dissonant Matter Read more

02 Oct, 2020

HTNM Video Now Available: Sogorea Te' Land Trust Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Janaki Vivrekar's QuarantineAI

Janaki Vivrekar was recently interviewed by the Life in Quarantine Project on her Quarantined AI work. Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Ken Goldberg and Tata Communications on How AI Can Diversify Human Thinking

Ken Goldberg worked on a global study with Tata Communications, looking at the potential impact of AI on human thinking. Read more

01 Oct, 2020

Jenni Higgs on Digital Discourse in Classrooms

Jenni Higgs recently published an academic article titled "Digital Discourse in Classrooms: Language Arts Teachers’ Reported Perceptions and Implementation." Read more

30 Sep, 2020

Jen Schradie on How the Digital Divide Is a Class Power Divide

Jen Schradie recently published an academic article titled "The Great Equalizer Reproduces Inequality: How the Digital Divide Is a Class Power Divide." Read more

29 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web October 2020

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

29 Sep, 2020

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

29 Sep, 2020

Pope.L Video Highlights Now Online

We're thrilled to share some highlights from Pope.L's Wiesenfeld and ATC lecture. Read more

29 Sep, 2020

John Scott Co-Authors Paper on Popularity of Peer-Shared Artifacts in Online Learning Environments

John Scott's co-authored paper earned an honorable mention for best paper submission at the Conference on Educational Data Science 2020. Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Seed Grant: William White and the Archaeological Heritage of People's Park Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Xiaowei Wang & An Xiao Mina on WeChat

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

24 Sep, 2020

Ken Goldberg Builds Go-Vote Network Read more

24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Reggie Royston on Configuring Ghana

Reggie Royston's research article, "Configuring Ghana's diaspora" is now available in African Diaspora.  Read more

23 Sep, 2020

Justin Berner Publishes Unhelpful Tools

Justin Berner published an essay titled "Unhelpful Tools: Reexamining the Digital Humanities through Eugenio Tisselli’s degenerative and regenerative" on Electronic Book Review earlier this month! Read more

23 Sep, 2020

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

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

22 Sep, 2020

Interviews on the Digital Literary Arts with Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual and Élika Ortega interview experts in e-lit for their "Digital Literary Arts" graduate seminar. Read more

16 Sep, 2020

Praise for Trevor Paglen at CMOA Read more

10 Sep, 2020

BCNM Around the Web September 2020

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

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

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

08 Sep, 2020

Jenni Higgs Publishes on the Reading for Understanding Initiative

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

03 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Memory Traces

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

02 Sep, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Named the 2020-2025 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

31 Aug, 2020

Björn Hartmann on Bridging Asymmetrical Communication Between External and VR Users

The paper is being presented at the 2020 ACM User Interface Software and Technology conference. Read more

30 Aug, 2020

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2020 Class Fund Recipients

We're thrilled to support our faculty with funds for guest speakers and materials to enhance the student experience. Read more

21 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Kevin Lo Returns to Digital Art

Kevin Lo and his longtime collaborator were excited to present their art in physical space, but have no returned to the digital realm in light of COVID-19. Read more

20 Aug, 2020

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at CASE 2020

A stunning seven papers were accepted at CASE 2020 from Ken Goldberg's lab. Read more

18 Aug, 2020

BCNM Around the Web August 2020

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

17 Aug, 2020

Jen Schradie wins CITAMS ASA Best Paper Award

Alum Jen Schradie's article “The Digital Activism Gap: How Class and Costs Shape Online Collective Action” was recognized in the CITAMS 2020 awards. Read more

16 Aug, 2020

Submit to Queer / Trans / Digital

Alum Bo Ruberg co-edits this great new series from NYU Press. Read more

15 Aug, 2020

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

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

14 Aug, 2020

The Revolution That Wasn't Reviewed in Mass Communication & Society

Jen Schradie's book receives a fantastic review from Briana Trifiro. Read more

12 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Emily Gui & Zoom Glitches

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

11 Aug, 2020

Fall 2020 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers!

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10 Aug, 2020

Announcing the 2020-2021 History and Theory of New Media Season

This year, we are thrilled to share that our theme for the 2020-2021 series is Indigenous Technologies. Read more

10 Aug, 2020

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

Image provided by Lawrence Lek. Read more

08 Aug, 2020

Mediating Art and Science Co-Edited by Alenda Chang

Media+Environment publishes its latest issue, with three new essays on reconciling art and science. Read more

07 Aug, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Digital Creativity as Critical Material Thinking

The article is included in the Gathering: Electronic Literature [Frame]works for the Creative Digital Humanities. Read more

06 Aug, 2020

Review of Playing Nature in Digital Culture and Education

Alum Alenda Chang's book is reviewed in Digital Culture and Education Read more

06 Aug, 2020

Alum John Scott on Inclusion in the Transition to Remote Teaching Read more

05 Aug, 2020

Watch Ken Goldberg in Sim2Real Debates

Ken Goldberg was invited to a workshop to debate with other well-known researchers on the impact of Sim2Real on robotics Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Sparking Hope for the Future

Alum Jane McGonigal has us ask ourselves three questions during the pandemic. Read more

30 Jul, 2020

We're Hiring: Fall 2020 Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events and Communications team! Read more

29 Jul, 2020

Fall 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

28 Jul, 2020

Jen Schradie on Wellbeing During COVID-19

"The “Eye of the Hurricane” Paradox: An Unexpected and Unequal Rise of Well-Being During the Covid-19 Lockdown in France" was published by a team of authors in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Read more

26 Jul, 2020

The Revolution that Wasn't Reviewed in the International Journal of Press/Politics

Alum Jen Schradie's book receives a stunning review from David Karpf. Read more

22 Jul, 2020

Review of Video Games Have Always Been Queer in First Person Scholar

Betsy Brey reviews Bo Ruberg's book in "The Queer Games We Play." Read more

21 Jul, 2020

BCNM Faculty Receive Berkeley Changemaker Grants

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

20 Jul, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes On LGBTQ Identities Challenging Norms of Demographics

"In the era of algorithms and big data [...] the issue of who is or is not “counted” profoundly affects visibility, access, and power in the digital realm." Read more

18 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg's Lab Teaches Robots to Sew Sutures

Look forward to robotic surgeon assistants! Read more

17 Jul, 2020

Sonia Katyal on The Paradox of Source Code Secrecy

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

17 Jul, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg on Keywords at Play Read more

17 Jul, 2020

BCNM Around the Web July 2020

Check out the awesome presentations and features of our faculty, student, and alumni work across the web this past July! Read more

09 Jul, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes A Manifesto for Environmental Game Design

"The landscapes we inhabit are in part a product of our representations, and increasingly they will need to be consciously designed rather than left to chance." Read more

08 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping on Marketplace

The pandemic has increased demand to automate warehouses, but the technology isn’t quite there yet to improve conditions for, much less replace, human workers.  Read more

07 Jul, 2020

BCNM Students Receive Architecture Awards

Congratulations to the amazing BCNM students receiving prized awards from the Architecture Department. Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Neyran Turan Publishes Architecture as Measure Read more

04 Jul, 2020

Jen Schradie Interview in Liberation

Nicolas Celnik interviews alum Jen Schradie on "Si je devais structurer un mouvement social pendant une pandémie…" Read more

03 Jul, 2020

Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University Read more

02 Jul, 2020

Clancy Wilmott & Emma Fraser Publish Ruins of the Smart City

The visual intervention was published in the journal of Visual Communication and considers what the city could be by investigating the cities of today. Read more

01 Jul, 2020

Juliana Friend Named Woodrow Wilson Newcombe Fellow

This prestigious fellowship supports promising scholars in the completion of their dissertations examining ethics and religion. Read more

29 Jun, 2020

Rebecca Abraham on Rachel Chen's Magical Musical Mat

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

25 Jun, 2020

BCNM Undergraduate Work Featured in Discovery

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

24 Jun, 2020

Review of The Queer Games Avant-Garde in Times Higher Education

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's latest book, The Queer Games Avant-Garde, was given a glowing review by Times Higher Education.  Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Jen Schradie on Work and Sociability During the Lockdown

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

20 Jun, 2020

Clancy Wilmott at Mod Theory on Space, Grids, and Ruins

Mod Theory is an experimental method for discussing landscape  inside computer games, with a particular focus on platform studies, the political unconscious and climate change. Read more

20 Jun, 2020

Seldom Recorded from Keith Feldman's Ethnic Studies Students Read more

19 Jun, 2020

Gabrielle Clement on New Media Technology in the Courtroom

"I am now more familiar with and understand the courtroom's significance as a space for innovative technology." Read more

18 Jun, 2020

Bo Ruberg Published in Indie Games in the Digital Age

"The powers and pitfalls of queer indie game-making: An interview with Mo Cohen" appears in this Bloomsbury edition. Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Students Finalists for Fast Company's Student World Changing Ideas

Collective Obscura, a project created by BCNM students, was one of the finalists for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards 2020.  Read more

17 Jun, 2020

Farewelling Our Assistant Team

A huge congratulations to our incredible team of assistants who are graduating this year! They have been essential to BCNM life and we'll miss them greatly! Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Around the Web June 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussions around the work of our faculty and alumni in June 2020! Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Artifacts from the Time of COVID-19 Read more

10 Jun, 2020

Critical Making Projects in Spring 2020 Made @ Berkeley Read more

01 Jun, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Tom White Read more

30 May, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes on Biased Definitions Of Sexual Content in Video Game Live Streaming

Bo Ruberg, BCNM alum, publishes article "'Obscene, pornographic, or otherwise, objectionable'; Biased definitions of sexual content in videogame live streaming." Read more

30 May, 2020

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in American Journal of Play Read more

16 May, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Art & AI Read more

15 May, 2020

Poetry from Alex Saum-Pascual in The New River Read more

14 May, 2020

Clancy Wilmott's Mobile Mapping Now Available Open Access Read more

14 May, 2020

ATC Revisited: Tom White Read more

14 May, 2020

BCNM Around the Web May 2020

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

13 May, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Christiane Paul Read more

12 May, 2020

HTNM Video Now Online: Feminist Open Access Publishing Read more

12 May, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature"

BCNM faculty Alex Saum-Pascual published "Is Third Generation Literature Postweb Literature? And Why Should We Care?" in the 2019 Electronic Literature Organization essay collection.  Read more

30 Apr, 2020

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

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: Bélgica del Rio on The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body

Bélgica del Rio, a Spring 2020 Conference Grant recipient, presented "The Performativities of Anishinaabe Water Songs in My Body” at the American Indian and Indigenous Collective’s 6th Annual Symposium. Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Combating COVID-19 in Science Magazine

Ken Goldberg recently wrote about combating COVID-19 with robotics in Science Magazine. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Policy Brief on Inequality in COVID19

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

29 Apr, 2020

Alum Brooke Belisle Edits Journal on Virtual Reality

Our BCNM alum Brooke Belisle co-edited the Journal of Visual Culture's issue on Virtual Reality: Immersion and Empathy. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating Our 2020 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

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

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29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

27 Apr, 2020

The Berkeley Center for New Media to Join the College of Engineering

The Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) is thrilled to share that the College of Engineering (COE) will become our new administrative home on July 1, 2020.  Read more

26 Apr, 2020

Revisited: Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

Revisit curator Horace Ballad's talk about his exhibit “possible selves: queer foto vernaculars" in an article reposted from the Arts Research Center. Read more

25 Apr, 2020

Video of Jen Schradie in Le numérique : amplificateur des inégalités et des extrémismes ?

Watch Jen Schradie speak about digital technologies and their potential threats during a round table discussion at Sciences Po in April 2019. Read more

23 Apr, 2020

C19 Shield - Support their Efforts! Read more

23 Apr, 2020

Harry Burson Named Lemelson Center Fellow

Harry Burson is named 2020 Lemelson Center Fellow and will focus his research on the creation of a new mode of acoustic perspective.  Read more

23 Apr, 2020

Eric Paulos' Research on Familiar Stranger Helping to Combat COVID-19

BCNM Professor Eric Paulos' past research on Familiar Stranger from 2003 has been revived by MIT researchers in a plan to combat COVID-19. Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Alenda Chang Mentor for Indiecade Climate Jam Read more

21 Apr, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Summer Research Fellows

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

20 Apr, 2020

The COVID Cookbook from Jill Miller's AP Class

Jill Miller's UC Berkeley class, Food Fight/Art 160, transitions to remote learning, developing the "COVID Cookbook." Read more

20 Apr, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual on Poetry and the Senses

Check out Alex Saum-Pascual's short blog post with ARC about her planned project and thumb blisters! Read more

18 Apr, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Amy LaViers Read more

16 Apr, 2020

BCNM Around the Web April 2020

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

13 Apr, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik Quoted on Fauci-Fandom

BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik is featured in an article in The Verge on the fandom around Dr. Anthony Fauci . Read more

12 Apr, 2020

BCNM at CHI 2020

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

12 Apr, 2020

Camille Crittenden Featured on UC IT Blog

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

12 Apr, 2020

New Course: NWMEDIA 151AC

We're offering a new course this fall, NWMEDIA 151AC: Transforming Tech! Don't miss out! Read more

11 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg and the Automated Polyculture Garden

Ken Goldberg was recently featured in VentureBeat for his work with UC Berkeley's AUTOLAB in developing a polyculture garden. Read more

09 Apr, 2020

Trevor Paglen Featured in NYT Article on Art & AI

Trevor Paglen was recently featured for his work in a New York Times article on the connection between art and artificial intelligence. Read more

08 Apr, 2020

CITRIS Invention Lab Producing COVID-19 Supplies

Image: Dan Chapman. Read more

07 Apr, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Stretching the Imagination in a Pandemic

As the Coronavirus becomes more widespread she argues that we need to learn how to adapt quickly to global changes that will continue to disrupt our daily lives.  Read more

05 Apr, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Margaret Rhee Read more

05 Apr, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Lambda Literary

Bo Ruberg's book 'Queer Games Avant-Garde' was featured in 'March’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books' in Lambda Literary Read more

03 Apr, 2020

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Turn By Wire Featured in Hackaday

Enter Turn by Wire, a unique set of force feedback and machine control concepts applied to a lathe brought to you by researchers Rundong Tian, Vedant Saran, Mareike Kritzler,Florian Michahelles, and Eric Paulos at Berkeley. Read more

03 Apr, 2020

Ken and Blooma Goldberg Publish How to Train Your Robot

Ken Goldberg, a UC Berkeley professor of robotics, his 10-year-old daughter Blooma, and science communicator Ashley Chase wrote a delightful children's book called How to Train Your Robot! Read more

03 Apr, 2020

New Paper on Multi-Task Fabric Manipulation

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

03 Apr, 2020

HTNM Revisited: Feminist Open Access & Internet Publishing Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Greg Niemeyer in CalMatters on Online Education

Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley associate Professor, on online education in the midst of COVID-19.
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01 Apr, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang's Playing Nature on Chroniques Vidéoludiques

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

01 Apr, 2020

Rogue Archives in Digital Humanities Quarterly

A live-tweeted review of Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was published in DHQ. Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg on Empathy and Its Alternatives

BCNM Alum Bo Ruberg published an article in Communication, Culture and Critique. Read more

30 Mar, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Graduate Cohort

Image: Jingran Chu. Read more

30 Mar, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang in France Culture

BCNM Alum Alenda Chang's work was featured in the Savoirs section of France Culture. Read more

29 Mar, 2020

Alum Bo Ruberg Publishes The Queer Games Avant-Garde Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Joins ELO’s Board of Directors Read more

13 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg on How AI Amplifies Human Competencies

Ken Goldberg was interviewed on AI and machine learning for the Rotman School of Management's Winter 2020 magazine issue.  Read more

13 Mar, 2020

Jill Miller's Platform Art Space Live Read more

10 Mar, 2020

BCNM Around the Web March 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our students, faculty, and alumni in March 2020! Read more

10 Mar, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen Now Showing at PACE

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen recently joined PACE Gallery. Read more

09 Mar, 2020

ATC Revisited: Margaret Rhee Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Rahul Gairola Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Malika Imhotep on blk wimmin breathing in New Life Quarterly

DE Malika Imhotep pens an essay about Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk and relates it back to author James Baldwin's admiration for Black Feminist Abolitionists.  Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Shannon Jackson Supports Oakland Arts Scene

Our faculty support the arts off campus through their infrastructure and donations!

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05 Mar, 2020

Announcing the Spring 2020 Conference Grant Recipients

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

05 Mar, 2020

#Identity Reviewed by AllegraLab

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

04 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual named ARC Poetry Fellow

Alex Saum-Pascual is one of the Art and Research Center's 2020 Poetry and the Senses Fellows.  Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Trevor Paglen in Machine Landscapes

Trevor Paglen contributed to the February 2019 issue of Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene. Read more

04 Mar, 2020

Jen Schradie on The WELL

Jen Schradie was the latest guest on the Inkwell: Authors and Artists online discussion board. Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Ronak Kapadia Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Women's History Month: Alum Andrea Gagliano Reimagines US Presidents as Female

In honor of Women's History Month, Andrea Gagliano visually reimagines U.S. history with female presidents. Read more

02 Mar, 2020

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature in Foreword Reviews

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

27 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AERA 2020

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting features presentations by four BCNM students and alumni! Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Alum John Scott at Blackboard Ally Tour

Check out all of the episodes from BCNM alum John Scott's 2019 Blackboard Ally Tour! Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Trevor Paglen & Kate Crawford’s Making Faces

Making Faces,” an installation conceived by AI researcher Kate Crawford and artist Trevor Paglen for Prada Mode, a two-day cultural event held in Paris on Jan. 19 and 20, tells us how exactly facial recognition works and who it benefits. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: BCNM at the Shenzhen Biennale

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

27 Feb, 2020

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in New Media & Society

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer was reviewed by Christopher Persaud of New Media & Society. Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Francis McKay Receives Research Position at Oxford Read more

26 Feb, 2020

BCNM in Made @ Berkeley

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

26 Feb, 2020

Jill Miller & Adam Hutz Receive Creative Discovery Grants

Jill Miller and Adam Hutz were recipients of Berkeley Arts + Design's Spring 2020 Creative Discovery Grant. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

ATC Revisited: Amy LaViers Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg in The Question of Intelligence

Ken Goldberg's robotic art project, "AlphaGarden Collective," is currently featured in The Question of Intelligence exhbition. Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal in After Shock

Jane McGonigal was featured in futurist compendium After Shock. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Alenda Chang's Media+Environment Featured at UCSB

Alenda Chang and her colleagues established an online journal Media+Environment. Check out the UCSB in depth discussion here! Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM Around the Web February 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty and alumni in February 2020! Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Malika Imhotep Wins Award for Critical Writing

Gulf Coast announced the winner of the 2019 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, Ra Malika Imhotep, for her essay "On Retrieval." Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

20 Feb, 2020

Jen Schradie’s "The Revolution That Wasn’t" in LA Review of Books

BCNM alum Jen Schradie's latest book receives an excellent review from Emily Drabinski in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SCMS 2020

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

19 Feb, 2020

Shannon Jackson at After Tomorrow

The After Tomorrow: Oakland and Saint-Denis cooperation project officially launched at Cal's Global Urban Humanities Department. Read more

19 Feb, 2020

Alenda Chang on Digital Morphogenesis

Alenda Chang's article, "Between Plants and Polygons: SpeedTrees and an Even Speedier History of Digital Morphogenesis" was included in the December 2019 issue of the journal "Natural Media". Read more

19 Feb, 2020

Celeste Kidd Receives John Templeton Grant

Celeste Kidd receives John Templeton Grant which is awarded to the development of curiosity in childhood.  Read more

14 Feb, 2020

Nicholas de Monchaux to Lead MIT's Department of Architecture

Congratulations to Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and former BCNM Director, on this phenomenal new role! Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Greg Niemeyer Receives CLTC Grant

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

12 Feb, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Townsend Assistant Professor Fellow Read more

12 Feb, 2020

Malika Imhotep on Cite Black Women Podcast

Malika Imhotep was featured on the Cite Black Women podcast for her work with The Church of Black Feminist Thought.  Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Bo Ruberg on the Precarious Labor of Queer Indie Game Makers Reprinted in TV & Media

Bo Ruberg was featured in Television and New Media's special issue, "Contested Formations of Digital Game Labor."  Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Rama Gottfried & Ritwik Banerji in Array

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

11 Feb, 2020

Keith Feldman on Anti Muslim Racism Beyond Islamophobia

Keith Feldman wrote on anti-Muslim racism for American Quarterly's December 2019 issue.  Read more

10 Feb, 2020

Tom McEnaney in the NYT on Women's Voices & Politics

BCNM professor Tom McEnaney was quoted in a New York Times article on the difficulties for female politicians that arise from their speech.  Read more

10 Feb, 2020

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

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

10 Feb, 2020

Alum Jen Schradie on Internet Inequality

BCNM alum Jen Schradie was featured on French-language site Usbek+Rica. Read more

07 Feb, 2020

Miyoko Conley's Human Museum Live Feb 12

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents Miyoko Conley's Human Museum as part of the New Play Reading Series! Read more

06 Feb, 2020

Commons Conversation Revisited: Rahul Gairola Read more

06 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AAA 2019

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

05 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg on AI in Pew Research

Ken Goldberg featured in report from Pew Research Center on  Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life Read more

05 Feb, 2020

BCNM at SLSA 2019

Last year, both BCNM students and alumni presented compelling new research at annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2019. Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Pop Matters Features Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't

Schradie argues that the right conservative wing has more open access to the internet given the current regulations of digital platforms. Read more

05 Feb, 2020

Stuart Geiger at CSCW 2019

Stuart Geiger talks about the "various trends in the lengths of published papers in ACM CSCW from 2000-2018" at CSCW 2019. Read more

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

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

03 Feb, 2020

danah boyd on Privacy in the 2020 Census

danah boyd investigates the US Census Bureau's approach to "differential privacy" and its implications for data products. Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Ritwik Banerji at SEM 2019

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

03 Feb, 2020

Open Call for Robo-Art Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Camille Crittenden in Issues in Science and Technology

Crittenden explores the relationship between broadband access and the growth of adolescent youth. Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Alum Clement Hil Goldberg on Queer and Trans Culture and the Parlour Club

Goldberg writes about their experience searching for a queer bar in Los Angeles and how the San Francisco scene lacks what LA was able to cultivate. Read more

01 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan on the Digital Futures of Ancient Objects

Rebecca Levitan, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, ran a workshop on Discussing Next Steps for Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects at annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Read more

31 Jan, 2020

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

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

30 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Data Voids

Alum danah boyd recently released a Data & Society report titled "Data Voids: Where Missing Data Can Easily Be Exploited" in collaboration with Michael Golebiewski of Microsoft. Read more

28 Jan, 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

27 Jan, 2020

Visit Xiaowei Wang's Exhibition '女 Nǚ: Other Half of The Sky' Read more

18 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Guy Hoffman Read more

17 Jan, 2020

Bo Ruberg in Oxford Bibliographies

Bo Ruberg contributed to an overview on the work in Feminist and Queer Game Studies for Oxford Bibliographies. Read more

16 Jan, 2020

We're Hiring: 2020 Student Assistants

Join the BCNM communication and events team! Read more

15 Jan, 2020

Neyran Turan in the Seoul Biennale

Neyran Turan's studio Nemestudio was featured in the 2019 Biennale on the Collective City. Read more

14 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Leonel Moura Read more

13 Jan, 2020

BCNM Around the Web January 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni in January 2020! Read more

12 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

10 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Madeline Gannon Read more

09 Jan, 2020

Welcoming Sophia Hussain to BCNM!

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

08 Jan, 2020

BCNM at UIST 2019

Björn Hartmann and Eric Paulos at the 32nd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium. Read more

06 Jan, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual on Fragmentation and the Digital City

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

04 Jan, 2020

cNet names danah boyd One of 30 Personalities Who Defined the 2010s

CNET's list of the larger-than-life innovators and important influencers of the last 10 years includes alum, Data & Society founder, danah boyd. Read more

02 Jan, 2020

Bo Ruberg on Women's Breasts in Online Streaming

Bo Ruberg published "Nothing But a 'Titty Streamer'" in Critical Studies in Media Communication with Amanda Cullen and Kathryn Brewster. Read more

31 Dec, 2019

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Fabric Smoothing Policies

Ken co-published on "Deep Imitation Learning of Sequential Fabric Smoothing Policies" Read more

31 Dec, 2019

Video Games Have Always Been Queer Reviewed in Critical Studies in Media & Communication

Bo Ruberg's Video Games Have Always Been Queer was reviewed by Cenk Koknar in Critical Studies in Media & Communication. Read more

30 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen Interview in the Quietus

Alum Trevor Paglen discusses art and AI, machine vision, and shutting down the internet with Robert Barry. Read more

30 Dec, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Launches Future Thinking on Coursera

Alum Jane McGonigal is now on Coursera teaching us how to be futurist thinkers! Read more

28 Dec, 2019

BCNM at Shenzhen Biennale Read more

27 Dec, 2019

Bo Ruberg Keynotes UCIESC 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg keynoted the UC Irvine Esports conference with a presentation on diversity and Esports. Read more

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Tangible User Interfaces Showcase Read more

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Critical Practices Showcase Read more

26 Dec, 2019

BCNM Alumni at 4S 2019

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

24 Dec, 2019

danah boyd Publishes Balancing Data Utility and Confidentiality in the 2020 US Census

A new living document by danah boyd explains how differential privacy works in the context of the US Census and illuminates key conversationsmisunderstandings, and anxieties surrounding this disclosure avoidance system. Read more

24 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen’s ImageNet Roulette

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

20 Dec, 2019

See the BCNM Commons in its Interstellar Glory Read more

20 Dec, 2019

BCNM Around the Web December 2019

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

18 Dec, 2019

danah boyd Publishes on Networked Media Ecosystems

Is media silence as powerful in shaping public discussion as deliberate rhetoric? If so, do editorial boards need to strategically amplify certain speech? Read more

16 Dec, 2019

Ken Goldberg Publishes on Deep Learning Transfer

Hate making your bed? This new bed finds a fun new robotic solution! Read more

12 Dec, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Ronak K. Kapadia Read more

08 Dec, 2019

Trevor Paglen at Nam June Paik Art Center

Trevor Paglen's first solo exhibition in Korea is held at the Nam June Paik Art Center until February 2, 2020. Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Kirsten Chen Co-Curates Momentum for Franchise Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie on WashingTech on Social Media Bias

Schradie recently went on the WashingTech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller to talk about her experience with "social media bias". Read more

02 Dec, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik on Baby Yoda in the Washington Post

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

02 Dec, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal's SuperBetter Featured on Vox

McGonigal's smartphone app SuperBetter was recently featured on Vox. Read more

29 Nov, 2019

Applications for our Spring 2020 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to assist with conference attenddance.  Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: KC Forcier on Reframing Moving Images in the Digital Age

KC Forcier, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented her research on traditions of canvas paintings in digital images at The Picturesque, an annual Film and Media Studies conference. Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Spring 2020 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

26 Nov, 2019

ATC Revisited: Guy Hoffman Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Summer 2020 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

20 Nov, 2019

ATC Revisited: Leonel Moura Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: Will Payne on Liminal Mapping with Pseudo-Spatial Charts

Will Payne, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented his research on spatial data at the NACIS annual meeting.  Read more

20 Nov, 2019

Conference Grants: Miyoko Conley on the Nebulous Transnational Fandom Archive

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

19 Nov, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Undergraduate Cohort

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

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

16 Nov, 2019

BCNM 2018-2019 Publications

Check out this year's round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni, and faculty! Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. Read more

13 Nov, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik on Why it Matters that Black Men and Queer Women Invented Digital Remix Culture

BCNM Director Abigail de Kosnik published her paper on the origins of digital remix culture in the Fall 2019 issue of Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. 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

06 Nov, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik and Piracy as the Future of Culture

BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik published 'Piracy and the Future of Culture' in the journal Third Text. Read more

05 Nov, 2019

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator!

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

04 Nov, 2019

Laurie Macfee to Lead Poetry and the Senses at ARC

Event coordinator Laurie Macfee has accepted a fantastic role leading the Poetry and the Senses initiative at the Arts Research Center. 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

30 Oct, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Julien Mailland 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

23 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Morehshin Allahyari Read more

22 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series 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

22 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Nnedi Okorafor Read more

17 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Rhonda Holberton 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

BCNM Scholar Interviews

BCNM is hosting three scholars from the Berggruen Institute this year. Learn more about who they are and what they're researching! Read more

16 Oct, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on GamerGate Culture in The Verge

The article covers a critical issue facing those teaching videogames today. Read more

10 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Marisa Morán Jahn Read more

07 Oct, 2019

Announcing the Fall 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premier conferences in their field. Read more

04 Oct, 2019

ATC Revisited: Madeline Gannon Read more

02 Oct, 2019

#Identity Book Launch Revisited Read more

23 Sep, 2019

Open House Fall 2019 Revisited

This year's Open House was lead by new BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

22 Sep, 2019

Kris Fallon Publishes Where Truth Lies 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

13 Sep, 2019

Ken Goldberg: Recycling with Robots

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

12 Sep, 2019

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

10 Sep, 2019

Lyman Dispatch: Cherise McBride

Chelsea McBride shares how the support of the Peter Lyman fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. 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

02 Sep, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux Named the 2019-2024 craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media Read more

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

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

29 Aug, 2019

Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

(TED photo by Ryan Lash via Flickr) Read more

28 Aug, 2019

Tom McEnaney Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

23 Aug, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual in Fobias Fonias Fagias Read more

22 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Tory Jeffay on Photographic Evidence & Police Body Cameras 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

21 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Juliana Friend on Sutura

Juliana traveled to Senegal to study shifting notions of digital privacy and publicity. Read more

20 Aug, 2019

BCNM at ELO 2019

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

20 Aug, 2019

Malika Imhotep in New Life Quarterly

DE student Malika Imhotep's review of Sula by Toni Morrison was in New Life Quarterly Read more

19 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: KC Forcier on the Computational Loop in Network Culture

KC examined how artworks engage with the looping logic of code, with its potential for ongoing and indefinite temporality, and how this relates to the perception of temporality in networked culture as similarly indeterminate. Read more

19 Aug, 2019

We're Hiring: 2019-2020 Student Assistants

Join the BCNM communication and events team! Read more

18 Aug, 2019

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep on Toni Morrison and Digital Humanities

Malika presented “On Sethe’s Back: rememory, afro-cyborgues and black feminist ante-humanism" at the 2019 American Literature Association annual meeting. Read more

17 Aug, 2019

Ken Goldberg Chief Scientist of Ambidextrous Robotics

Ambidextrous Robotics builds on DexNet, the patent-pending Dexterity Network developed by Goldberg and Mahler. Read more

16 Aug, 2019

Rebecca Levitan Summer Dispatch: Polychromy in Athens

This summer, Rebecca traveled to Athens to study architectural sculpture and figural graffiti using cutting edge imaging. Read more

15 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't Featured in the Washington Monthly

Richard John's article "Why the Left Is Losing the Information Age" showcases Schradie's research on digital activism and inequality. Read more

12 Aug, 2019

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

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

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11 Aug, 2019

Interview with Koci Hernandez in ASMP

The American Society of Media Photographers featured Koci Hernandez in "Questions with an Educator." 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

08 Aug, 2019

Alumni Amy Koehler-Catterson and Jenni Higgs Publish on The Multiple Meanings of Scale

The article, co-authored with Richard Paquin Morel and Cynthia Coburn, was published in Educational Researcher. Read more

08 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie at ASA 2019

The American Sociological Association's 2019 theme is "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World" Read more

05 Aug, 2019

Camille Crittenden in Brahms in Context

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

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

04 Aug, 2019

Damon Young Publishes Ironies of Web 2.0

Issue 2 "How to be Now" of Post 45 features Damon Young's investigation of irony in the age of the internet. Read more

20 Jul, 2019

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Books for Sirens

Alum Andrea Horbinksi is on the Sirens team reviewing fantasy literature by women authors. 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

15 Jul, 2019

Christo Sims on How Idealistic High-Tech Schools Often Fail to Help Poor Kids Get Ahead

Alum Christo Sims published his essay in Zócalo Public Square. Read more

13 Jul, 2019

Applications for our Fall 2019 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to assist with conference attenddance.  Read more

12 Jul, 2019

William Morgan on Calculative Reason and its Reproduction

William presented "Calculative Reason and its Reproduction" at the 2019 Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL) Conference in Klagenfurt, Austria. 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

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

Fall 2019 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open Read more

07 Jul, 2019

Interview with Alum Jen Schradie in the Indy and WUNC

Jen discusses her book The Revolution That Wasn't in North Carolina, where much of her research was based. Read more

06 Jul, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on Video Games Have Always Been Queer at UCLA

A great recap of Bo's visit to UCLA was featured in The Daily Bruin. Read more

05 Jul, 2019

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Ken shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects. Read more

04 Jul, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution that Wasn't in Wired

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't is featured in Wired's "14 Must-Read Books of the Summer." Read more

04 Jul, 2019

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

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

03 Jul, 2019

New Papers from Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2019

Ken Goldberg co-authored several papers presented at ICRA 2019. Read more

01 Jul, 2019

Announcing the New Berkeley Center for New Media Director

Photo credit: John Lawson​ 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

24 Jun, 2019

Stephanie Tang on the Heart Sounds Bench

Stephanie Tang received a BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellowship to work on Speculating the Smart City under the mentorship of Noura Howell. Read more

23 Jun, 2019

BCNM at Creativity and Cognition 2019

BCNM students faculty and alumni put up a strong showing at ACM's Creativity and Cognition 2019 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

20 Jun, 2019

Damon Young Promoted to Associate Professor! 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

18 Jun, 2019

BCNM at SIGGRAPH 2019

Jacob Gaboury and alum Bo Ruberg will speak at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. 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

15 Jun, 2019

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

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

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

11 Jun, 2019

Jacob Gaboury on Regimes of Identification

Jacob Gaboury recaps an incredible year as a 2018 BCNM Faculty Seed Grant recipient. Read more

09 Jun, 2019

Alum Grace Gipson Reviews Walking Raddy on Baby Dolls in New Orleans

Alum Grace Gipson published "The ‘Baby Dolls’ of New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Self-Creation," a review on  Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans in Black perspectives. Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Camryn Bell on Algorithmic Gentrification with Will Payne

Camryn received an BCNM undergraduate research fellowship to work on Algorithmic Gentrification under the mentorship of Will Payne. Read more

08 Jun, 2019

Qian Yu on Computer Relationships at CHI 2019

Qian presented "I Almost Fell in Love with a Machine: Speaking with Computers Affects Closeness and Self-disclosure" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference in Glasgow, Scotland. 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

05 Jun, 2019

Malika Imhotep in The Body Political

Malika Imhotep performs in a radical body-positive burlesque and variety show. Read more

03 Jun, 2019

Alum Christo Sims at the Business & Society Research Seminar

If you're in Paris, join Christo Sims on June 13th for his talk on Disruptive Fixation! Read more

31 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting in side by side/in the world 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

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

25 May, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg on the UCI Podcast

Bo chats about the history of video games through the lens of LGBTQ theory! 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

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

21 May, 2019

Noura Howell on Sensors in Public Urban Environments at CHI 2019

Noura presented "The Heart Sounds Bench" at the Human Factors in Computing Systems conference of 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. 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

BCNM at ICA 2019

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

18 May, 2019

Nicholaus Gutierrez on Alternative Programming Paradigms at What is Technology

Nicholaus presented “Model Machines: Alternative Programming Paradigms and the Question of Technological Subjectivity.” Read more

12 May, 2019

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Revisited

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

10 May, 2019

ATC Revisited: Adam Savage Read more

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

07 May, 2019

Jessica Adams on Virtual Reality Narratives at the AAAL

Jessica presented "Envisioning the Globe: Symbolic Competence in 360-Degree, Virtual Reality Narratives" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Read more

07 May, 2019

Alum Naomi Bragin Receives NEH Summer Stipend

Naomi will work on "An Ethnographic Cultural History of Streetdance since 1970."  Read more

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg on First Person Scholar Podcast

Bo Ruberg is a featured guest on a special edition episode titled, "Queer Games Studies Special Issue." 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

02 May, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

01 May, 2019

Harry Burson on Stereo in the 19th Century at SCMS

Harry presented "Stereo in the 19th Century: Space, Audition, and the Théâtrophone" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle, Washington. Read more

30 Apr, 2019

#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation Published Read more

30 Apr, 2019

Alex Saum Pascual at Festival El Aleph

Alex will join a panel on Relecturas borgeanas desde los nuevos medios. 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

25 Apr, 2019

Ken Goldberg at Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit

Goldberg presented at the 2019 The Financial Times Digital Surgery Summit. Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Bonnie Ruberg Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Alum Andrea Horbinski on the Untold History of Japanese Comics at Baruch College

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski presented at the Manga Symposium #5 Untold History of Japanese Comics: Prewar & LGBTQ+ Manga. Read more

21 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Jacobs Design Field Notes

Jacob discussed the queer history of computing in the Jacob Institute's For Whom? By Whom? program. Read more

20 Apr, 2019

César Torres Appointed Assistant Professor at UT Arlington

Photo by Yuko Watanabe 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

16 Apr, 2019

Miyoko Conley on K-Pop at SCMS

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

15 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Safiya Noble

Photo by Adriel Olmos. Read more

14 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Rhonda Holberton

Photo by Malachi Tran. 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

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

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Malika Imhotep Featured in Berkeley News

Imhotep discusses her study and research on black feminism. Read more

04 Apr, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at Le Númerique Peut Il Réinventer La Démocratie

Join Jen Schradie on April 16, 2019 at 5pm at the Sciences Po symposium! Read more

02 Apr, 2019

Eric Paulos a Mentor at the C&C Graduate Student Symposium

The Creativity and Cognition Graduate Student Symposium provides a forum in which students have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. 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

21 Mar, 2019

Jen Schradie's Digital Activism Gap Highlighted in The Society Pages

The Society Pages features allum Jen Schradie's research on the digital activism gap. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at UCLA's Feminist Book Celebration

Alum Bonnie Ruberg was part of a panel discussion at UCLA's Inaugural Feminist Book Celebration on International Women's Day.  Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux a Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

As a 2019 Geddes Fellow, Nicholas will offer a lecture on March 27th on Fashioning the idle gaze. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Berkeley Welcomes BCNM's Jill Miller Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on the Modern Arts Notes Podcast

Episode No. 381 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Trevor Paglen. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Published in Communications of the ACM

"It's About Power" by alum Jenni Higgs and Sepehr Vakil was published in the March 2019 volume of Communications of the ACM. 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

19 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Forbes on Amazon Push to Automation

Ken Golberg's robotics expertise was consulted in a Forbes article about Amazon's attempt to optimize its warehouse robots.  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

Gail De Kosnik Co-Edits Special Issue of Transformative Works and Cultures Published

Co-edited with andré carrington, the issue's theme is "Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color." Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie at #ecnEHESS

Alum Jen Schradie presents her new book at #ecnEHESS at l'Institut des Systèmes Complexes Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Revisited: High/Low Conference Read more

15 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal in Fast Company on Automated Decision Making

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

15 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Back to the Sandbox

Goldberg contributed an article to Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy Read more

14 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Nnedi Okorafor 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

14 Mar, 2019

Alum Margaret Rhee Receives Best Book Award from AAAS

The Association for Asian American Studies selected her book for an award in Poetry. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie Presents Research at Sciences Po

If you're in Paris on Thursday, March 14th, join Jen Schradie for a discussion on digital activism! Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Alum Christo Sims' Disruptive Fixation Reviewed in Pedagogies

Earl Aguilera examines Christo Sims’ Disruptive Fixation and its contributions to the growing body of literature on technology in education. Read more

12 Mar, 2019

Sonia Katyal on How to Lift the Veil Off Hidden Algorithms

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

12 Mar, 2019

Greg Niemeyer's Night Vision at Jewish Quarter Museum

In the spring of 2019, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam will be presenting Greg Niemeyer's work. 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

09 Mar, 2019

ATC Revisited: Chico MacMurtrie Read more

08 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on Brookings Institute Report

Rich Blakes talks to Ken Goldberg about the Brookings Institute Report on how automation will impact various employment sectors. 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

Alum Jen Schradie in Democratic Audit

Schradie's studies of digital democracy indicate a large class and race based gap in digital activism in the US. Read more

05 Mar, 2019

HTNM Tim Stott Video Now Online Read more

04 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg's DexNet 4.0 in Axios

"Berkeley's two-armed robot hints at a new future for warehouses" writes Kaveh Waddell for Axios. Read more

03 Mar, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Lyman Fellowship Recipient Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Hacking Politics Videos Now Online Read more

28 Feb, 2019

New Reviews of Queer Games Studies

Two more publications have reviewed alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Game Studies. Read more

28 Feb, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview in CITAMS ASA Newsletter

Christo Sims, winner of the 2019 CITAMS Book Award, was interviewed in the CITAMS ASA winter newsletter. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

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

25 Feb, 2019

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Game Developer's Conference

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg will present at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg at re:MARS

Ken Goldberg to attend Amazon's re:MARS Read more

24 Feb, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen in HKW Video Stop Making Sense

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

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

21 Feb, 2019

ATC Revisited: Kevin Delaney Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Jane McGonigal at Restaurant Innovation Summit

Alum Jane McGonigal was the keynote speaker at the Restaurant Innovation Summit in November 2018. Read more

21 Feb, 2019

Dex-Net 4.0 in TechCrunch

TechCrunch highlights a new suite of robots pushing current boundaries on agility. Read more

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

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

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

16 Feb, 2019

Stuart Geiger at University of Washington eScience Institute

Alum Stuart Geiger, ethnographer of computation and computational ethnographer; research staff at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, gave a talk on the human aspects of data science research. Read more

16 Feb, 2019

Alum Stuart Geiger and Team Receive Sloan and Ford Foundation Grant

The team will study the invisible work of maintaining open-source software Read more

15 Feb, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg at DHSI

On June 10-14, alum Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching a course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Fionce Siow. Read more

14 Feb, 2019

BCNM Alumni Help Launch Digital Studies Institute at Michigan

This new institute explores the impact of technology on identity, inequality, and ethics.

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14 Feb, 2019

Abigail De Kosnik in Unwatchable

Abigail De Kosnik is a contributor to the 2019 essay anthology, edited by Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, and Gunnar Iversen. Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Commons Conversations Revisited: Lucia Allais Read more

12 Feb, 2019

Critical Making at UBI Comp

Critical Making: Designing for Activism, featuring BCNM faculty Eric Paulos and Jill Miller as instructors, will be at the 10th International UBI Summer School in Oulu, Finland.  Read more

11 Feb, 2019

Malika Imhotep at the National African American Digital Humanities Conference

Malika Imhotep received a conference grant from the BCNM to help defray costs associated with attending African American Digital Humanities initiative conference. Read more

10 Feb, 2019

Apply for Making Together: Crossing Borders + Connecting Communities

Apply for Semester Long Collaborative Opportunity through CITRIS, in partnership with Tecnológico de Monterrey! Includes travel to Mexico this summer! Read more

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

07 Feb, 2019

BCNM 2017-2018 Publications

Check out this year's round-up of all the amazing work of the BCNM students, alumni and faculty! Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

29 Jan, 2019

Spring 2019 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate in New Media Now Open

Applications are open to admitted graduated students at UC Berkeley and are due March 1, 2019. Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual in Caracteres Read more

28 Jan, 2019

Alum Andrea Horbinski Guest Editor for Mechademia

Mechademia focuses on Japanese popular culture, and the isuse will detail "Transnational Fandoms." Read more

25 Jan, 2019

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

25 Jan, 2019

Special Issue: Queerness & Video Games Co-Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg

Bonnie Ruberg collaborates with Amanda Phillips on a special issue titled Not Gay as in Happy: Queer Resistance and Video Games.  Read more

25 Jan, 2019

Jen Schradie on Digital Activism on LSE US Centre

Jen Schradie published her findings on the class and race gap in the digital democracy for the LSE US Centre. Read more

21 Jan, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal on Your Brain in Video Games

Quartz published an article by Frank Lantz in which he explains our brains' relationships with gaming. Alum Jane McGonigal argues that it has positive effects. Read more

15 Jan, 2019

BCNM at Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association 2018

Shannon Jackson and alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Caitlin Marshall participated in States of Emergence from November 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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

11 Jan, 2019

Online Hate Index in the News

Claudia Von Vacano and Brittan Heller's research on hate speech identifying AI was recently covered in the California Magazine. 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

11 Jan, 2019

Andrew Atwood's Not Interesting Reviewed

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

11 Jan, 2019

Ken Goldberg at the Blum Center

Ken Goldberg visited the Blum Center to speak on the future of work and on human and AI interaction. Read more

07 Jan, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at SLSA 2018

“Out of Mind" was the theme for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Read more

07 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen on NPR's Morning Edition

Alum Trevor Paglen discusses his art's focus on hidden structures of data collection and mass surveillance. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen at HKW Berlin 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

27 Dec, 2018

Greg Niemeyer's Quantopia at YBCA 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

Neyran Turan Publishes on New Cadavre Exquis in Perspecta

Yale University School of Architecture's Perspecta featured Neyran Turan's project in their last publication. Read more

19 Dec, 2018

William Morgan at UNSW Law

WIlliam Morgan's article "Big Data’s Accursed Share: Locating
Waste in the Infosphere"and art installation brought together new media and environment. Read more

19 Dec, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Robotics at Stanford Seminar

Ken Goldberg was one of the guest speakers at a weekly robotics seminar held at Stanford. Read more

18 Dec, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik in Wired on Unofficial Recordings

Abigail De Kosnik was mentioned in Wired's article about how unofficial recordings have flowered in the 21st century. Read more

03 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Artes Mundi

Paglen is one of five runner-ups for the Artes Mundi 8, the UK's largest contemporary art prize.  Read more

03 Dec, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for our Spring 2019 Conference Grants

BCNM graduate students are invited to apply for funds to assist in their conference attendance. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Summer 2019 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan at the Marco Besso Foundation

Rebecca Levitan presented "Out of Etruria: Collecting and Context in California" at a conference at Marco Besso Foundation with help from a BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Cosmo Caixa

Ken Goldberg was featured as a robotics expert in a debate which examined the future of collaborative robots and the transformation of future work environments.  Read more

28 Nov, 2018

Jacob Gaboury at Situations

Jacob Gaboury presented a lecture on queer computing and the concept of data processing beyond successful communication. 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

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Ken Goldberg in Forbes on The Workforce

Forbes magazine featured Ken Goldberg and his work and study regarding the dependence of AI on human workers, and vice versa. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Jen Schradie on Data & Democracy at Sciences Po

The Data & Democracy conference in Paris invited Jen Schradie as one of their panelists. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson and Malika Imhotep at ‘Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black’ Read more

26 Nov, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

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

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

08 Nov, 2018

Alumni Bonnie Ruberg & Chris Goetz at QGCon

The annual Queerness and Games Conference began in 2013 at the hands of BCNM Alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz. It continues to flourish and to create safe spaces, this year in Montréal. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Interview in Digital Society

BCNM alum Jen Schradie was interviewed by Digital Society (article in French) Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Joyce Lee at EPIC Read more

07 Nov, 2018

Tom McEnaney Finalist for MSA First Book Prize

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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Legacies of Gaming and Technology

Bonnie Ruberg attended the 2018-19 digital humanities symposium, "My Mother Was a Computer: Legacies of Gender and Technology," as a panelist. Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski Publishes on 90s Female Media Fans in Internet Histories

BCNM alum Andrea Horbinski looks at gender differences in 1990s fandoms, publishing her research in peer-reviewed jorunal Internet Histories. 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

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg on Queer Indie Video Games in American Quarterly

Volume 70 of American Quarterly features pieces on the Digital Humanities, one work of which is written by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Peter Humphrey and Electroacoustic Science

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

31 Oct, 2018

HTNM Revisited: Tim Stott Read more

31 Oct, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kerry Tribe Read more

31 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg in 5 Takeaways from TechCrunch Disrupt

Ken Goldberg's conversation around bias in AI was one of the key takeaways from TechCrunch's Disrupt SF conference.

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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 Christo Sims in Keywords for Ethnography and Design

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

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

22 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg Visiting Speaker at SUNY Buffalo Art

Ken Goldberg visited the University at Buffalo Department of Art as part of the Visiting Artist Speaker Series. Read more

19 Oct, 2018

Revisited: Molly Steenson Read more

15 Oct, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Extra City Kunsthal in Belgium

Alum Trevor Paglen's work is in the exhibit "Extra States: Nations in Liquidation" at Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerpen, Belgium.  Read more

04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

Recruitment opens September 24th, 2018 and runs through November 5th, 2018. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Updated: Ken Goldberg at RoboBusiness 2018

BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg is the keynote speaker Day 2 of RoboBusiness 2018.  Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Ryan Ikeda & Electronic Literature

This summer, Ryan Ikeda examined how instructors, departments and institutions teach electronic literature. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Ken Goldberg and AI Study by Tata Communications in the Press

Study from consulting firm Tata Communications on AI, co-authored by Ken Goldberg, covered in the press. Read more

26 Sep, 2018

ATC Revisited: Roxane Gay Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan in 7x7

Nicholas de Monchaux's Modem and Neyran Turan's Nemestudio were featured in 7x7's roundup of the amazing Bay Area Now exhibition! Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson 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

24 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018

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

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

19 Sep, 2018

Camille Crittenden on Women's Equality Day

Camille Critterden published an article on Women's Equality on the Berkeley Blog.

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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

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at IberoAmericana

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

12 Sep, 2018

Andrew Atwood at University of Wisconsin

BCNM faculty Andrew Atwood will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin on Oct 5. Read more

10 Sep, 2018

Roxane Gay ATC Lecture Available as a Webcast

Tune in tonight at 6:30pm to hear Roxane Gay launch our Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium! 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

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

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie was appointed an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) 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

30 Aug, 2018

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Justin Berner and New Media Reading and Composition

Justin Berner taught New Media R1B: "What is an @uthor?" this summer. 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

22 Aug, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Learning to Optimize Join Queries with Deep Reinforcement Learning

A great paper featured on Assert on Arxiv! Read more

21 Aug, 2018

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

21 Aug, 2018

Tom McEnaney Launches GloUH Colloquium

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

20 Aug, 2018

BCNM at ELO 2018

The Electronic Literature Organization's 2018 Conference, Mind The Gap, took place in Montréal August 13th to 17th! Read more

09 Aug, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yang Liu on VR

This summer, Yang Liu developed UNREAL, a Virtual Reality project for architectural design. Read more

04 Aug, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Women & Performance

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

03 Aug, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Joins Convergence Editorial Board

 

Convergence is an international journal of research into new media technologies. Read more

31 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Autodesk's Lego-Building Robot

Ken Goldberg weighs in on Autodesk's new Lego-building robot on Fast Company! Read more

28 Jul, 2018

Welcoming Laurie Macfee to BCNM

Laurie Macfee will serve as the Events Coordinator and Office Manager at the BCNM and ARC 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

20 Jul, 2018

Asma Kazmi on the Outcomes of Cranes & Cube 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

13 Jul, 2018

Ken Goldberg at RSS Workshop

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

09 Jul, 2018

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the LASA 2018 Conference

Yaira presented "Portable memory, on/offline cultures and transgressions to the nation in Jorge E. Lage’s Archivo." Read more

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Manifesta 12 Read more

06 Jul, 2018

Alum Christo Sims Keynotes at Education Disrupted

Christo talked about techno-idealism and the possibilities for failed disruption. Read more

05 Jul, 2018

BCNM at DIS 2018 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

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

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

27 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at ID KAIST Seminar

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

27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM Read more

26 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual at the DH Summer Lecture Series

This year, DH at Berkeley hosts a weekly DH Summer Lecture series, highlighting the distinguished work of faculty and scholars engaged in the digital humanities at UC Berkeley. Read more

25 Jun, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes #Postweb! 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

20 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Time Magazine's "How Drones are Revolutionizing Art"

Time magazine explores how drones are altering our perspective and fundamentally changing the terms of art. Read more

19 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at On-Body Interaction at Dagstuhl

Eric Paulos was an invited Participant at the Dagstuh seminar "Embodied Cognition Meets Sensor/Actuator Engineering to Design New Interfaces." 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

19 Jun, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 Conference Grants

Due October 1, 2018 Read more

18 Jun, 2018

Conference Grants: Malika Imhotep at AAG Annual Meeting

Malika Imhotep presented "Tracing Black Queer Spatialities" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting with help from a BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

18 Jun, 2018

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

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

14 Jun, 2018

Neyran Turan on the Outcomes of New Cadavre Exquis Read more

14 Jun, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Quoted in The International Business Times on Virtual Plotting

Jacob Gaboury weighs in on movies that are adjusted to the brain waves of viewers. 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

13 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Ken Goldberg's latest research on the evaluation systems used in online shopping is featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read more

10 Jun, 2018

Summer 2019 Course Proposals Now Open!

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

07 Jun, 2018

BCNM at ICA 2018

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

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

30 May, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux on Dimensions of Citizenship - and Surveillance - in E-Flux

Nicholas de Monchaux meditates for E-Flux on the scale of citizenship and our national apparatuses for surveillance when placed in the context of our vast planetary systems. Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

30 May, 2018

Soravis Prakkamakul on Facial Perception

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

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

Jacob Gaboury Published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

Jacob Gaboury's "Critical Unmaking, or Queer Computation as a Radical Practice" was published in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities. Read more

28 May, 2018

BCNM at CHI 2018 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

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Published in The Wall Street Journal on The Robot-Human Alliance

Ken Goldberg contributed a commentary piece on human-machine collaboration to The Wall Street Journal.  Read more

27 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg & Robots Featured in NBC Bay Area News

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

26 May, 2018

2018 BCNM Seed Grants: Jacob Gaboury and Queer Computing

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

23 May, 2018

Welcome Claudia Von Vacano

We are thrilled to welcome to our Executive Committee, Executive Director of Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the D-Lab, Claudia Von Vacano. Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg Published in Bodies of Information

Bodies of Information is a collection of feminist contributions to digital humanities, and one of the published authors to be featured in the book is alum Bonnie Ruberg. 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

Alum Trevor Paglen Monograph Published by Phaidon Read more

18 May, 2018

The Past is Present Videos Now Online Read more

17 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex-Net Research Spotlighted in Nature

Robots are slowing becoming master of dexterity, and Ken Goldberg is a leading engineer in the field. Read more

16 May, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on the Human Contexts of Computation and Data at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego invited alum Stuart Geiger to present a talk on his research. Read more

09 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 Graduates 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

07 May, 2018

Alex Saum-Pascual on #PostWeb at Bergen

As a part of Saum-Pascual's visit to the University of Bergen, she gave an overview of her forthcoming book release. Read more

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

Congratulations to these four stellar women, who have made a big impact at Cal in the New Media space. Read more

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

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

02 May, 2018

Revisited: Medium/Environment Read more

30 Apr, 2018

Molly Nicholas at TEI 2018

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

30 Apr, 2018

Harry Burson at SCMS

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

30 Apr, 2018

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Wired on Robot Manipulation

Ken Goldberg was quoted in "A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown" in Wired. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

27 Apr, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik Awarded an IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship

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

27 Apr, 2018

Jacob Gaboury Published in Grey Room

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

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

25 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Art Acquired by Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art, after selling seven of its pieces, purchased work created by BCNM alum Trevor Paglen. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Roxane Gay to Launch the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium 2018-2019 Season

We are excited to announce that author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will be launching the 2018-2019 season of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

Ilmar Hurkxkens and Mohammad Keshavarzi taught participants how to build a Virtual Reality environment from 3D point scan data of the historic Woo Hon Fai Hall. Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Exhibition

Asma Kazmi curated a fantastic virtual reality exhibition we were thrilled to preview as part of the Past is Present.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Revisited: EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Announcing 2018 Summer Research Awards

Congratulations to this year's Summer Research Award recipients! We are excited to support the amazing work these students will be completing over the summer.  Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

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

18 Apr, 2018

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

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

18 Apr, 2018

BCNM at ASA 2018

BCNM is attending the 113th ASA Annual Meeting that will take place August 11-14, 2018 in Philadelphia. 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

16 Apr, 2018

KC Forcier at SCMS 2018

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

13 Apr, 2018

Livestream for Abolition Feminisms with Angela Davis Now Available

Bookmark the livestream page for this coming Monday's "Abolition Feminisms" with Angela Davis, a 2017-2018 Regents Lecture, hosted as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium. 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

11 Apr, 2018

Christo Sims Published in the Journal of Cultural Anthropology

Christo Sims' work titled "Idealism" discusses the intersection between design, ethnography, and anthropology. It was recently published in the Journal of Cultural Anthropology. Read more

10 Apr, 2018

Jill Miller Gives Art Practice Lecture

BCNM faculty Jill Miller was invited to present an artist talk as part of the Art Practice 2018 Noon Lecture Series. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Greg Niemeyer Creates Ice Core Walk Project for Earth Day

The Ice Core Walk Project is self-guided audio tour where people can explore 800,000 years of climate history while remaining active. 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

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Data Science Institute at Manchester

Stuart Geiger spoke at the University of Manchester's Data Science Institute on The Human Contexts of Data: Infrastructures, Institutions, and Interpretations. Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in MoMA

Paglen's work titled It Began as a Military Experiment (2017) is being displayed in New York's MoMA. Read more

06 Apr, 2018

A Note on Our Angela Davis Conversation April 16th

As of very shortly after 10:00 AM this morning, this talk and the waitlist were sold out. 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

Ken Goldberg on Driverless Cars

Ken Goldberg was quoted in NY Times article on Driverless Cars. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

Dr. Moya Bailey, known for her coining of the term "misogynoir", visited Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley on Monday, Mar 5 to dicuss her article that was co-authored with Izetta Mobley. Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at University of Copenhagen

Stuart Geiger gave a public talk at the IT University of Copenhagen about the ethnography of computation.  Read more

19 Mar, 2018

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

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

19 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Amateurism Across the Arts

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

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

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

16 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Open Source Stewart Platform

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

13 Mar, 2018

Revisited: “Brotherhood is Powerful" with Tan Hoang Nguyen

Tan Hoang Nguyen interrogated the art and film of Norman Yonemoto drawing out the unique socio-political elements that pervade Yonemoto's work.  Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited in Frankfurter Kunstverein

Trevor Paglen's work featured at exhibit at Frankfurter Kunstverein.  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

06 Mar, 2018

Photographs from Koci Hernandez Featured in Two New Books

Multimedia and Journalism Prof. Koci-Hernandez' photographs are featured in 100 Great Street Photographs and Mobile Street Photography. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Schradie Published in Social Media & Society

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

06 Mar, 2018

Goldberg and da Vinci Robot in Wired

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci robot's surgical potential was featured in Wired. Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Computational Ethnography at the University of Maryland

Geiger spoke on Computational Ethnography as part of U of M iSchool's speaker series.  Read more

26 Feb, 2018

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

26 Feb, 2018

Hack the Bells How-To Now Online

A free, online guide to organizing a carillon remix contest based off the Berkeley Center for New Media's "Hack the Bells" competition is now available. Read more

26 Feb, 2018

ATC Video Now Online: Paolo Cirio 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

12 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at Webstock

Trevor Paglen will be speaking at this year's Webstock conference in New Zealand. Read more

12 Feb, 2018

Grace Gipson Quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle

Grace Gipson was quoted in "Momentum builds for 'Black Panther'" in The San Francisco Chronicle.  Read more

09 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Profiled in The Economist

Alum Trevor Paglen and his art has been featured in The Economist Read more

09 Feb, 2018

ATC Revisited: Kris Paulsen Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Robot Renaissance in Wired

Goldberg was quoted in "Your Online Shopping Habit is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" in Wired. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Keynote at Ways of Knowing Conference

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

 

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06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at ARCOMadrid 2018

Paglen is one of the featured artists at ARCOmadrid 2018, a contemporary art gallery series. Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity in RIA Robotics Online

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

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

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

Alum Trevor Paglen at mono.klub

Alum Trevor Paglen spoke KW Institute for Contemporary Art, in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, for mono.klub, the analog to mono.kultur magazine.  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

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie at UCB

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

02 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Multiplicity in Wired

Goldberg was featured in "Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk about the Multiplicity" in Wired, on the rise of robot-human multiplicity. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Bonnie Ruberg Receives Inclusiveness Excellence Spirit Award at UCI

BCNM Alum Bonnie Ruberg received the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Award at UCI for work diversifying esports. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at AHA

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented at the American Historical Association's 132nd Annual Meeting. Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Publishes on the Digital Activism Gap

Schradie published "The Digital Activism Gap" in Social Problems Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on Artsy

Paglen's work was featured in "The Future of Art," a short film series on ArtsyRead more

25 Jan, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to two of New Media's most outstanding students. Read more

25 Jan, 2018

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

25 Jan, 2018

Introducing our Spring 2018 Research Assistants

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

23 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at WEF meeting

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

22 Jan, 2018

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

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

17 Jan, 2018

Kris Paulsen Receives Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship

Alum Kris Paulsen has received the prestigious Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 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 C262 Showcase Read more

06 Dec, 2017

NWMEDIA 190/290 Critical Practices Showcase Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Rogue Archives Reviewed in Leonardo Reviews

BCNM ExComm member Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was reviewed by Leondardo Reviews. Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Alum Leslie Dreyer ACES Artist in Residence

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

05 Dec, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted on Kuri and Home Robotics in Wired

BCNM's Ken Goldberg was quoted in Wired on robotic help in the home.  Read more

04 Dec, 2017

Revisited: NWMEDIA 201 Performance Night Read more

03 Dec, 2017

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

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

28 Nov, 2017

ATC Video Now Online: Frank Foer

Couldn't make it out to the Arts Technology Culture colloquium with Frank Foer and Nicholas Thompson back in September? The video of their dialogue about big tech is now online! Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Conference Grants

Due March 1, 2018 Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Robert Reich Video from Reply All Now Online

Watch former US Secretary of Labor and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich give the keynote address for the Reply All symposium. The video is now available to the public via YouTube.  Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Grace Gipson on Gwendolyn Brooks in Black Perspectives

Grace Gipson penned a biography about Black poet laureate and committed activist Gwendolyn Brooks, celebrating the life and work she left behind. Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg in A Berkeley View of Systems Challenges for AI

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

28 Nov, 2017

Harry Burson at Sounding Out Space

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

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

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

28 Nov, 2017

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector in the News

The news reports on Trevor Paglen, BCNM alum and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and his plans to launch an artistic satellite into space by 2018. Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Shannon Jackson at PARSE Conference 2017

Shannon Jackson participated in the "Vocabularies of Exclusion" strand at the PARSE Conference 2017 this week. Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in First Person Scholar. 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

13 Nov, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado Part of "Boricuas in Berkeley" Aiding Puerto Rico

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado, a BCNM graduate student, joins Boricuas in Berkeley to aid Puerto Rico. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

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

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie on Hashtag Solidarity and the Paris Attacks

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

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

ATC Revisited: Michael Rock

We revisit Michael Rock's talk as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture speaker series. Read more

11 Nov, 2017

BCNM at ASA 2017

Abigail De Kosnik and alum Reginold Royston presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2017. Read more

09 Nov, 2017

Summer Fellowships Now Available

Applications for Summer 2018 are now available! BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer research. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on CBS Local on AI and the Workforce

Ken Goldberg is quoted by CBS Local in discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce. Read more

08 Nov, 2017

Ed Campion on the University Carillon

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

08 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg on RoBhat Labs in Daily Cal

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

07 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Hito Steyerl in Porto

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl participated in a Forum of the Future discussion. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg and Team Published on BAIR

Ken Goldberg and team published on BAIR about DART: Noise Injection for Robust Imitation Learning. 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

03 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Visiting Faculty at The New Normal

BCNM alum Trevor Paglen is named visiting faculty at The New Normal, a post-graduate program in Moscow, Russia. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado in Davis

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado reflects on her experience at the Imagining America conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

5 Questions with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg sits down with the UCB Student Affairs to answer prospective students' questions. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Conference Grants: Will Payne at the Future of Food in St. Louis

Will Payne reflects on his experience at the Future of Food Studies conference, which was funded by a BCNM Fall Student Grant. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Update: Surgical Robotics with Ken Goldberg

BAIR has published an article of updates to Ken Goldberg's project in Surgical Robotics. Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

Jen Schradie received her PhD from Berkeley and recently published Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, which can be bought on Amazon. 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

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

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

31 Oct, 2017

Eric Paulos & Ken Goldberg Exhibiting at The Luggage Store

Paulos and Goldberg are two of the many participating artists that will be featured at the "Illegal" exhibition special event at the Luggage Store Gallery. 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

Abigail De Kosnik's Rogue Archives Reviewed on A&M

BCNM ExComm member Abigail De Kosnik's book, Rogue Archives, was reviewed in Archives & Manuscripts!  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

30 Oct, 2017

Lyman Fellowship Applications Now Open

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

27 Oct, 2017

Reply All in the News

The news reports on Reply All, a campus-wide symposium by the Berkeley Center of New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA on the 53rd anniversary of Berke