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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

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

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student 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

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

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

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor 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

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

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

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

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

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

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

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

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

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

1 week ago

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

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

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

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

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

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

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

31 Oct, 2017

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

26 Oct, 2017

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

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

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz, co-organizers and founders of the Queerness and Games Conference, collaborated on a published piece titled "In Practice: Queerness and Games." Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

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

10 Oct, 2017

Sonia Katyal in Slate on AI, Algorithms, and Sexual Orientation

Sonia Katyal, a BCNM faculty member and law professor at Berkeley, publishes an article on why you should be suspicious of that study claiming A.I. can detect a person’s sexual orientation. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

BCNM 2016-2017 Publications

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

17 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Malika Imhotep at the International School for Decolonial Black Feminism

Malika Imhotep documents her BCNM-funded research on Black feminism in Brazil. Read more

01 Aug, 2017

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

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

21 Jun, 2017

Camille Crittenden on Celebrations and Challenges for Queer Members of the Tech Community

BCNM Executive Committee member, Camille Crittenden, published a post on Medium about the impertinence of LGBT inclusion in tech industries. Read more

22 May, 2017

Grace Gipson at Black Imagine Oakland

Grace Gipson shared insights on comics and afrofuturism at the Black Imagine Oakland convention. Read more

06 May, 2017

Kate Mattingly on Joe Goode In Dancer's Group

Kate Mattingly's latest at the Dancer's Group Read more

04 Apr, 2017

BCNM at Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference 2017

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies held its 2017 Conference at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg's "Queer Game Studies" Published Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

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

16 Dec, 2016

Revisited: "Rogue Archives" Book Launch

The discussion of Prof. De Kosnik's new book was held at University Press. Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Alexander Weheliye

from his HTNM lecture, "System Addicts," earlier this April Read more

25 Feb, 2015

HTNM Revisited: "Intermedia Dance"

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

Spring 2018

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

New Media Research Fellowship