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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

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

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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

08 Feb, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Beirut

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice 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, and the Center for Race and Gender Studies. 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

08 Oct, 2020 History & Theory

POSTPONED: Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness

with Ruth Hopkins
Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer 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

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

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

17 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Neural Nets: Readings of Electronic Writing

With Alex Saum, Scott RettbergStephanie Boluk & more 

Presented in partnership with the Peder Sather Grant 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

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

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

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

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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

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

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist 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

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference! Don't miss it! 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

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

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. 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

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

07 May, 2016 Special Events

Souvenirs Concert

"Souvenir" is a multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's work 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

22 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology

Two sessions of open lab, talk, and live demonstration of multi-disciplinary art Read more

19 Apr, 2016 Special Events

telep0es1s: Experiments in Creative Literature

With Rui Torres

World-famous digital artist and professor Read more

16 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Recasting the Tsar Bell

A public presentation of what the largest bell of all time might have sounded like Read more

17 Mar, 2016 History & Theory

Critical Play

Mary Flanagan will explore this rich history and point to the theoretical concerns that arise when playing critically.  Read more

04 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers

with Steve Johnson, LinkedIn's Director of User Experience Design Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

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

02 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Right to Remember

with Brewster Kahle
The Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive brings an insightful lecture to BCNM, as part of the Regents Lecture Series. Read more

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

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

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

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

01 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

with Sarah Thornton, writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture 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

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

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity Read more

15 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Join us as we interrogate the historical, theoretical, and philosophical implications of precarious aesthetics Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Technology of Simulation

with Claus Pias, Leuphana University of Lüneberg 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

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

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

05 May, 2015 Special Events

2015 CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

A challenge to promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students 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

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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

03 Apr, 2015 Special Events

10th Anniversary Salon

Artists, humanists, and technologists interested in new media gathering for a fantastic night of conversation and food 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

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 Jan, 2015 Special Events

CITRIS Mobile App Challenge Info Session + Ideation Summit 2015

We're sponsoring a semester-long competition for the best mobile apps that address civic needs! Read more

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab 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

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

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

15 Sep, 2014 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Learn how you can get involved this semester! 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

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

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

06 May, 2014 Special Events

Mobile App Challenge Demo Day

Sponsored by CITRUS, a semester-long competition for students! 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

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

04 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Robots and New Media

A panel on our evolving relationship with AI, happening April 4th Read more

01 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Hack FSM

Participate in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary! First prize: a MacBook Air Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" Read more

10 Mar, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?

Witness this lectre by an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers, a part of our ATC series 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

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

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

06 Feb, 2014 History & Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" 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 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director 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

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

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

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

14 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture”

How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? Participate in this exciting workshop with Sam Ford 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

23 Apr, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

A presentation on technology and embodied identities, by Eve Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University 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

04 Mar, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Of CAVES and Curiosity

Meredith Tromble (SFAI) and Dawn Sumner (UCD) on "Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" 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

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

04 Dec, 2012 Workshops

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

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

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

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

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A panel, fair, and poster session on this emerging interdiscilinary research field. 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

30 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Ephemeral Space: Networks of Social Media & Mobile Food Vending Practices

with Ginette Wessel, PhD Candidate of Architecture, on mobile food vendors and social media 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

04 Oct, 2012 Special Events

The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

with David Karpf, Assistant Prof. of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Visualization and the Joy of Revelation

with Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, artists and lead researchers of Google's Big Picture" visualization research group 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

25 Sep, 2012 Special Events

Information Labor as Venture Labor: Policy Implications of Technology Industry Risk

with Gina Neff, Associate Prof. of Communication at the University of Washington Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

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

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments 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 Art, Tech & Culture

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

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

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

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

The Comatose, the Cadaver, and the Chimera: Alternate Anatomical Architectures

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead 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

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor Read more

09 Feb, 2012 History & Theory

Media Piracy

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

02 Feb, 2012 Special Events

Transforming Community Through Pervasive Play

with Jeff Watson (USC) Read more

31 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

with Christine Van Assche, Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou Read more

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

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

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

02 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

with Christopher Alexander, Prof. of Architecture here at UC Berkeley Read more

29 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Curating People

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

A symposium for anyone interested in uniting the tech-world and the human rights community Read more

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

*(hint: think tank and sweat lodge) Read more

13 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement

with Parul Vora, Wikimedia Foundation Read more

12 Apr, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

"New Media and Human Rights Research Methods" Read more

30 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: On Common Ground, Paula Levine

Led by Paula Levine, artist and researcher whose experimental videos have shown in screenings in New York's Lincoln Centre 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

Stuart Candy, Arup

A lecture by Stuart Candy - aSenior Foresight and Innovation Specialist at Arup, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation 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

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

19 Jan, 2011 Special Events

Design Futures: Making Technology Meaningful – Bridging Research & Practice

with Dr. Jaspal Sandhu and Dr. Mahad Ibrahim (Gobee) 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

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

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Erin McElroy Video Now Online 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

Grasping Research by Ken Goldberg Featured in DailyCal

Jeffrey Ichnowski, Yahav Avigal, Vishal Satish, and Ken Goldberg published an important paper that could help companies create safer work environments. 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

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

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 our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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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

12 Nov, 2020

The Future of Memory Now Online

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory project is now online! 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

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

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

03 Nov, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowships 2021

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

Camille Crittenden and the CITRIS Policy Lab Publish on Blockchain Digital Identity

Camille Crittenden and the CITRIS Policy Lab investigate what blockchain technology could mean for vulnerable populations in the United States. Read more

22 Oct, 2020

Celeste Kidd Featured on Inspired Minds Read more

19 Oct, 2020

Alum Jingyi Li in Ada Lovelace Week 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

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

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

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

John Scott on Coming Together when Learning at a Distance

John Scott wrote an article titled "Coming Together When Learning at a Distance" on the Blackboard Blog. 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

The First Five Minutes of the Future with Jane McGonigal

What will you do when the next “unthinkable” change happens? Play this game to find out. Read more

24 Sep, 2020

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

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

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor 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

02 Sep, 2020

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

Photo credit: John Lawson​ Read more

01 Sep, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Chris Chan & International Art Collaborations

COVID-19 curtailed travel, but Chris Chan continued to develop relationships with artists in China and Taiwan.  Read more

29 Aug, 2020

Ken Goldberg on the Uncanny Valley on Double Talk 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

19 Aug, 2020

Summer Research Dispatch: Tina Piracci on 3D Printing with Germinated Spores 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

16 Aug, 2020

Where are they now? Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup 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

13 Aug, 2020

Danielle Svehla Christianson Published in Media+Environment

"01100110 01101111 01110010 01100101 01110011 01110100 [forest]" appears in Mediating Art and Science. 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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11 Aug, 2020

Playing Nature Reviewed in Manchester Game Studies Network

Sam Illingworth reviewed alum Alenda's Chang latest book on ecology in video games. Read more

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

Noura Howell Joins NC State University 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

05 Aug, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Reads Poetry for the Arts Research Center Read more

04 Aug, 2020

BCNM at ELO 2020 Read more

03 Aug, 2020

Electronic Literature [Frame]works for the Creative Digital Humanities

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

02 Aug, 2020

Reggie Royston in AI4Afrika Team

AI4Afrika's goal is to make AI more inclusive and aware of Afrikan perspectives. 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

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

14 Jul, 2020

Tom McEnaney on the Significance of Sound in Testimonio

Tom McEnaney considers the aurality of indigenous activist Rigoberta Menchú's 1982 testimonio, the basis of her edited biography I, Rigoberta Menchú. Read more

03 Jul, 2020

Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University 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

26 Jun, 2020

Ken Goldberg on robotic-assisted healthcare in COVID-19 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

24 Jun, 2020

danah boyd on Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

The Commission's final report was recently released, recommending ways to "help the nation emerge as a more resilient democracy by 2026." Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar 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

17 Jun, 2020

Bryan Truitt on Mediating the Human Face

Bryan mapped a genealogy of knowledge which formed the foundation for the development of computerized human emotion recognition algorithms. 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

10 Jun, 2020

Jen Schradie on How Twitter favors the Right

BCNM alum Jen Schradie claims Twitter favors the right, contradicting President Trump's statement that it favors the left.  Read more

03 Jun, 2020

Silence is Violence

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. We say their names in order to express our horror and rage at the ongoing crisis of anti-Black police violence in this country and across the world. 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

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

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

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

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

Learning to Smooth and Fold Real Fabric Using Dense Object Descriptors Trained on Synthetic Color Images

Aditya Ganapathi et al., including our own Ken Golberg, on robotic fabric manipulation.   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

14 Apr, 2020

Alum Katherine Chandler Publishes Unmanning 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

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

Video Now Online: Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't

Video now available from BCNM alum Jen Schradie's CITRIS Research Exchange seminar 'The Revolution That Wasn't!' 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

John Scott on Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage

Check out BCNM alum John Scott's work and research on accessibility and inclusion in digital learning. Read more

01 Apr, 2020

Alum Alenda Chang's Playing Nature on Chroniques Vidéoludiques

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

30 Mar, 2020

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Graduate Cohort

Image: Jingran Chu. Read more

19 Mar, 2020

Welcome Clancy Wilmott Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Video Now Online: Visit Day Live

A great video tour of some of the many Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research, prototyping, and designcreative spaces at UC Berkeley, now online! Read more

17 Mar, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual Joins ELO’s Board of Directors 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

09 Mar, 2020

ATC Revisited: Margaret Rhee Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Jen Schradie Interviewed for "The Data Driving Democracy"

Jen Schradie was recently interviewed in "The Data Driving Democracy," a research paper by Christina Couch. Read more

05 Mar, 2020

Announcing the Spring 2020 Conference Grant Recipients

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

05 Mar, 2020

#Identity Reviewed in Cultural Sociology

Nicola Bozzi from Cultural Sociology reviewed at Abigail De Kosnik, Keith Feldman, and the Color of New Media'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

Ken Goldberg & Abigail De Kosnik at TechCrunch 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

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

Francis McKay Receives Research Position at Oxford Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik and Clement Hil Goldberg in Social Memory, Cultural Movements, and Digital Media

"Trans Memory as Transmedia Activism" was published as a chapter in Social Memory, Cultural Movements, and Digital Media Read more

24 Feb, 2020

ATC Revisited: Amy LaViers Read more

24 Feb, 2020

Jane McGonigal on Entering the Lottery

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

Announcing the 2020 Lyman Fellowship Recipient 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

12 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg at CES 2020

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

12 Feb, 2020

Jacob Gaboury Townsend Assistant Professor Fellow Read more

11 Feb, 2020

Inaugural Media + Environment Published, Co-edited by Alum Alenda Chang

Alum Alenda Chang is one of the co-editors for the inaugural ecomedia research journal, Media+Environment.  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

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

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

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

05 Feb, 2020

Ken Goldberg Keynotes Healthcare Robotics Forum

Ken Goldberg was a keynote speaker at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum 2019 in Santa Clara. 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

29 Jan, 2020

Conference Grants: Harry Burson on the Sound of Globalization

Harry Burson, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented his research on "The Sound of Globalization: An Archaeology of Immersive Media at the World’s Fair" at the Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice conference. 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

28 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott

Alum danah boyd recently appeared on the Microsoft podcast "Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott," discussing technology and the potential dangers that come with a "move fast and break things" mentality. 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

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

08 Jan, 2020

BCNM at UIST 2019

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

danah boyd on Owning Ethics in Silicon Valley

Alum danah boyd with Emmanuel Moss and Jacob Metcalf published on corporate logics, Silicon Valley, and the Institutionalization of ethics. 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

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

27 Dec, 2019

Claudia Von Vacano at EURNLP

Claudia presented her co-authored work on measuring hate speech in big data by unifying deep learning with item response theory. 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

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

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

Alum Alenda Chang Publishes Playing Nature 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 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

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

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

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

13 Nov, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2020. 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

30 Oct, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Julien Mailland 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

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

15 Oct, 2019

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

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

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

25 Sep, 2019

danah boyd Named EFF Barlow Recipient

BCNM alum danah boyd was recognized as a 2019 EFF Barlow 'Trailblazing Technology Scholar'  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

17 Sep, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg Leads Inclusive Streaming Initiative at UCI

We're thrilled to see our alum Bo Ruberg leading the fantastic new Inclusive Streaming Initiative! Read more

12 Sep, 2019

Xiaowei Wang's The Future of Memory Exhibited by Schloss & ZKM Read more

10 Sep, 2019

Trevor Paglen as the Fall 2019 Lamar Dodd Chair at UGA

The University of Georgia awards Trevor Paglen with the Lama Dodd Professional Chair as he joins them this year to teach an interdisciplinary seminar. 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

06 Sep, 2019

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

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

05 Sep, 2019

Asma Kazmi Receives 2019 Hellman Fellowship 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03 Aug, 2019

Training Humans at Fondazione Prada

Alum Trevor Paglen joins Kate Crawford for the Fondazione Prada exhibition, running from 12 Sep 2019 – 24 Feb 2020. 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

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

13 Jul, 2019

Alum Tiffany Ng Reviews The Noisy Renaissance

The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson discusses the history of tower bells. 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

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

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

25 Jun, 2019

Alum Jen Schradie on Conservatives' Use of Social Media to Move Their Agendas

Jen Schradie published "Conservatives Use Social Media to Move Their Agendas Much More Than Liberals Do" in Newsweek. 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

22 Jun, 2019

Welcoming Keith Feldman to BCNM's Executive Committee 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

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

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

Ken Goldberg's TechCrunch Video Now Online

Ken spoke to Michael Jordan on Artificial Intelligence: Minds, Economies and Systems that Learn. 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

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

02 Jun, 2019

Will Payne on Critical GIS at AAG

Will Payne presented "Crawling the City: Mobilizing Free Labor in the Spatial Data Economy" at the American Association of Geographer's 2019 Conference. Read more

30 May, 2019

Asma Kazmi Exhibiting at the University of Sevilla Read more

29 May, 2019

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

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

28 May, 2019

Soravis Prakkamakul on VR at CHI 2019

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

27 May, 2019

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

21 May, 2019

New Trevor Paglen Monograph: From the Archives of Peter Merlin 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

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

18 May, 2019

Alum Christo Sims Interview on Ethnography and Education

Now avialable for free on soundcloud — a fantastic interview with Christo Sims on what ethnography can bring to the study of school reform. Read more

12 May, 2019

Announcing our 2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients 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

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

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

Machine Learning in Robotics Highlighted in NYT with Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg shares his insights into machine learning in the New York Times. Read more

22 Apr, 2019

KC Forcier on Looped Media at SCMS

KC Forcier presented “Endless Images: Looped Media, Digital Temporality, and the Gallery" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. 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

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

11 Apr, 2019

Announcing our Summer 2019 Research Award Recipients

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

08 Apr, 2019

ATC Revisited: Morehshin Allahyari

Photo by Malachi Tran. Read more

08 Apr, 2019

Alum Jane McGonigal Teaching How to be a Futurist at Stanford

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

08 Apr, 2019

Malika Imhotep Featured in Berkeley News

Imhotep discusses her study and research on black feminism. 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

02 Apr, 2019

Jacob Gaboury at Incomputable Futures

Gaboury was a featured speaker at A Symposium on Representation, Computation, and Experimental Scholarship this past March. Read more

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

22 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg at ICRA-X: Robots and Art Program

Ken Goldberg will be at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation this May.  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

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics

Ken Goldberg will be co-hosting a talk with UC Berkeley's Michael Jordan at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics & AI. Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Ethics in AI

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

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21 Mar, 2019

Claudia von Vacano in Daily Cal

Claudia von Vacano moderated a panel around issues of diversity on campus. 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

18 Mar, 2019

Mona Kasra Video Now Online 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

14 Mar, 2019

Announcing the Spring 2019 Conference Grant Recipients

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

12 Mar, 2019

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

09 Mar, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in the DailyCal

The DailyCal features Ken Goldberg and team's DexNet 4.0 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

07 Mar, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Promoted to Associate Professor of Egyptology 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

26 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on AI & the Future of Work

Goldberg is featured on the NewRetirement podcast in a brand new episode title, "AI, Automation and the Future of Work" Read more

25 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg at re:MARS

Ken Goldberg to attend Amazon's re:MARS 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

19 Feb, 2019

Alex Saum-Pascual at MLA Commons

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

18 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg on Robots in Nature Machine Intelligence

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

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

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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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

08 Feb, 2019

Revisited: Questioning New Media Performance Night Read more

07 Feb, 2019

Ken Goldberg SEAS Seminar at Harvard

Ken Goldberg gave a Special Robotics Seminar for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard Read more

04 Feb, 2019

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

04 Feb, 2019

Molly Nicholas Receives SNAP Fellowship

BCNM DE student Molly Nicholas recieved the 2019 Snap Fellowship! Read more

31 Jan, 2019

Hacking Politics Revisited Read more

30 Jan, 2019

Rita Lucarelli Video Now Online

Watch Rita Lucarelli's presentation for the CITRIS Spring Research Exchange Seminar Series 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

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

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

Ken Goldberg at WAFR 2018

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

Ken Goldberg in IEEE Transactions in Automation Guest Editorial

Ken Goldberg and other IEEE luminaries call for greater openness around reproducible benchmarks. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

New Post on Depth Sensing from BAIR

Daniel Seita, Jeff Mahler, Mike Danielczuk, Matthew Matl, and Ken Goldberg shared their research on depth sensing in Drilling Down on Depth Sensing and Deep Learning. 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

27 Dec, 2018

Alum Reginold Royston at IC Africa

The University of Ghana hosted IC Africa with the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations. Read more

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

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

21 Dec, 2018

Alum John Scott at LRA 2018

John Scott contributed to two discussions at the 68th Annual LRA Conference. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal at Claremont Colleges

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

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Surveillance Art Featured on NPR

NPR brings Trevor Paglen's art to life in this great feature! 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

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

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 Stuart Geiger and Dan Scholler on Challenges of Data Research

Stuart Geiger and Don Sholler are doing extensive research on the challenges of conducting data research in teams and groups. Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Announcing our Fall 2018 Graduate Cohort 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

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

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

11 Nov, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Read more

07 Nov, 2018

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

Ken Goldberg in the NYT's "What Comes After the Roomba?"

Ken Goldberg and his group at Berkeley are currently research and testing the capcities of robots that can - possibly - clean a whole house. 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

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

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

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

Ken Goldberg was interviewed in the Robotics Business Review about robot grasping. 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: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Caribbean Literary Portrayals of New Media

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

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

26 Sep, 2018

Grace Gipson at DragonCon CPAC 2018

Gipson presented on podcasts and Black female narratives at DragonCon Comics and Popular Arts Conference 2018. Read more

26 Sep, 2018

Spotlighting Grace Gipson Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

Great to see BCNM faculty and graduate students part of the Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

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

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

24 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez on the History of VR

Nicholaus Gutierrez received the 2018 Lyman Fellowship, which provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of his Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to new media.  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

17 Sep, 2018

Ken Goldberg Interview in the Sloan Review

Ken Goldberg talks about mutually beneficial partnerships between AI and humans in an interview for MIT Sloan Management Review's Fall 2018 issue.  Read more

17 Sep, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Keynotes ACM's OpenSym

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

12 Sep, 2018

Alum Chris Gates Publishes on Nostalgic Travel in Videogames

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

10 Sep, 2018

Lyman Dispatch: Grace Gipson on Unleashing Your Inner Superhero 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

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

15 Aug, 2018

Claudia von Vacano on AI that Recognizes Hate Speech

Cronkite News highlights the work by the D-Lab on the Online Hate Index.  Read more

14 Aug, 2018

Yifei Liu at HCI 2018

The 20th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction was held in Las Vegas from the 15th-20th of July, 2018. 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

07 Aug, 2018

Ken Goldberg's Dex Net in Video on New York Times

The New York Times features robotic videos in "How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can." 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

30 Jul, 2018

Grace Gipson Presents at UNC's 2018 MURAP Conference

The 2018 Conference for UNC Chapel Hill's Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program focused on Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurities. 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

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

12 Jul, 2018

Eric Paulos Keynotes ASLLA 2018 Symposium

This invitation-only, small, roundtable discussion that lasts several days to encourage in-depth discussions of frontier research of leading scientists around the globe. Read more

10 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

From August 2-5, 2018, you can see work by Trevor Paglen in Seattle! Read more

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

02 Jul, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger on Career Paths in Academic Data Science

A new report in SocArXiv investigates career prospects in academic Data Science.  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

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

21 Jun, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in CSCW on Documentation in Data Analytics

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

19 Jun, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

BCNM at CHI 2018 Read more

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

27 May, 2018

Research Dispatches: Joyce Lee on Auditory Data Representation

Joyce Lee assisted Michelle Carney with her research on auditory data representation, as part of Lee's BCNM research fellowship.  Read more

27 May, 2018

After the Private Self with Damon Young Read more

27 May, 2018

BCNM & All Bay Collective in Curbed SF

The All Bay Collective, a team co-led by BCNM, was featured in Curbed SF after the results of the Resilient by Design Challenge was released. 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

Robotics TechCrunch Videos Now Available

For TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics, BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg discussed the “New Wave” in robot grasping for e-commerce warehouse order fulfillment. 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

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2018

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

18 May, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatches: Claudia Ruslim on Gourmet Gentrification

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

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

08 May, 2018

Noura Howell at CHI 2018 Read more

08 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg Receives Faculty Award for Research in the Public Interest Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Jenni Higgs at the Digital Learning Symposium

Jenni Higgs was a presenter at the "Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond" sympopsium that took place at the University of California, Irvine. 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

Shannon Jackson on Systemic Crises in European Theater

Associate Professor at BCNM, Shannon Jackson, was a keynote speaker at a London conference held by the Goethe-institut. Read more

07 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at the Executive Leadership Conference on Robots in Consumer Packaged Goods

Ken Goldberg attended the annual Executive Leadership Conference to discuss Can Robots Really Handle Consumer Packaged Goods?. 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

03 May, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Michigan School of Information

Ken Goldberg was recently invited by the University of Michigan to give a talk on the campus about his previous work and research. Read more

03 May, 2018

Electronic Literature in Spanish & Digital Poetry Reading by Alex Saum Pascual at Bergen

On May 2nd, Alexandra Saum-Pascal visited UiB from UC Berkeley to present on electronic literature in Spanish. 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

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

BCNM at AERA 2018

Jennifer Higgs, Leah Rosenbaum, and Bjoern Hartmann presented their respective research at AERA 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

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

25 Apr, 2018

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Wenny Miao on Urban Sensing

Wenny Miao, recipient of a BCNM undergraduate research fellowship, was selected to work with Noura Howell on her project about urban sensing.  Read more

25 Apr, 2018

Research Insights: Algorithmic Ethnography with Ritwik Banerji

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

23 Apr, 2018

Announcing our 2018-2019 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng on Building Digital Research and Making at UM

Tiffany Ng was one of many lightning talk presenters at the University of Michigan's one-day conference for digital studies.  Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at PCA/ACA 2018

Andrea Hobinski is a writer, reseracher, historian, and a BCNM alumni that has recently presented a part of her dissertation research at PCA/ACA 2018. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Rita Lucarelli Receives CITRIS Seed Grant

Rita Lucarelli's project on Egyptian landscapes will be funded by the CITRIS seed grant program. Read more

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 Symposium 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

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

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

16 Apr, 2018

Cesar Torres Demo Arrangement Chair for Tei 2019

Cesar Torres, BCNM DE, was named demo arrangement co-chair for TEI 2019. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

BCNM alum Jen Schradie will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Media Sociology Preconference taking place in August. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Trevor Paglen Featured in SSENSE

Charlie Robin Jones from SSENSE interviewed Trevor Paglen and published their conversation with the title "The Artist Trevor Paglen, The Surveillance State, and Your Life." 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

Welcome to BCNM Spring 2018 Visiting Scholar Michael Stevenson

A warm welcome to visiting scholar Michael Stevenson, web historian and Associate Professor of New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam! 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

20 Mar, 2018

Alum Paglen's Exhibit for Altman Siegel in SFAQ

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

19 Mar, 2018

Announcing the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

Ken Goldberg will be attending the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, on April 5. 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

Trevor Paglen Named Artistic Fellow at AI Now Institute

Trevor Paglen was named an artist fellow at AI Now Institute, tasked with supporting the institute's research in examining the social implications of artificial intelligence. 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

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

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited in Frankfurter Kunstverein

Trevor Paglen's work featured at exhibit at Frankfurter Kunstverein.  Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Goldberg at Industry of Things World USA 2018

Ken Goldberg gave the opening keynote at IoT World USA Conference! Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at UH Open Sciences Symposium

Alum Stuart Geiger delivered the keynote lecture at the UH Open Sciences Symposium. Read more

12 Mar, 2018

HTNM Conference Videos Now Online Read more

07 Mar, 2018

Revisited: Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon

On March 6, the UC Berkeley Library, in partnership with American Cultures, Art History/Classics Library, the Berkeley Center for New Media, DH at Berkeley, the D-Lab, and the Wiki Education Foundation hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, race, justice, and the arts. 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

05 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at TechCrunch Robotics May 11

Ken Goldberg will be a speaker in the lineup for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics 2018 this coming May.

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02 Mar, 2018

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

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

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

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

23 Feb, 2018

David Bates Presents Annual Straker Lecture at UBC

Prof. David Bates is presenting "Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence” for the STS Program’s Annual Straker lecture. The lecture will occur on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 PM in Swing 122. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg Included in Oxford's AI in a Week

Goldberg is included in the content on 'AI in a Week,' a crash-course on AI launched by Oxford Insights 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

ATC Revisited: Kris Paulsen Read more

06 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Keynote at Ways of Knowing Conference

Alum Trevor Paglen and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun were Keynote Speakers at Ways of Knowing Cities Conference by the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia.

 

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06 Feb, 2018

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity in RIA Robotics Online

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

02 Feb, 2018

Malika Imhotep at NWSA 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Malika Imhotep received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. 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

31 Jan, 2018

Hybrid Ecologies Lab Seeking Undergraduate Assistants

Are you a UC Berkeley student interested in participating in Human-Computer Interaction research? Join the Hybrid Ecologies Lab! Read more

30 Jan, 2018

Andrea Horbinski at AHA

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented at the American Historical Association's 132nd Annual Meeting. Read 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

25 Jan, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik & Alpha 60 in the California Magazine

Abigail De Kosnik discusses Game of Thrones and shares her pro-piracy argument with the data she has collected through her project titled "alpha60". Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Goldberg Demystifying the Science in WALL-E

Prof. Ken Goldberg will demystify the science in WALL-E on Feb. 10th with JCCCSF. Read more

23 Jan, 2018

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates!

Congratulations to Shangjun (Jenny) Jiang and Allison Nguyen our Spring 2018 Graduating Undergraduates! 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

11 Jan, 2018

Ken Goldberg at IF GeekPark

Ken Goldberg will be asking "Are Collaborative Cloud Robotics a Threat...or an Opportunity?" at IF GeekPark in Beijing on January 20, 2018. Read more

11 Jan, 2018

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

03 Dec, 2017

Lashon Daley at the National Women's Studies Association Conference 2017

As one of the recipients of the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant, Lashon Daley received funding to attend and present her research findings at the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Conference. 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

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Conference Grants

Due March 1, 2018 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

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

Ken Goldberg at the NRI PI Meeting

Ken Goldberg to present "Scalable Collaborative Human-Robot Learning" at the National Robotics Initiative PI meeting. 

 

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14 Nov, 2017

Tiffany Ng Appointed Affiliate Faculty in Digital Studies at University of Michigan

BCNM alum Tiffany Ng has added affiliate faculty in Digital Studies to her profile. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

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

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

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

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

Berkeley's DeepDrive Releases 36,000 Nexar Research Videos

Berkeley DeepDrive (BDD) and Nexar announce the release of videos and images for further research. 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

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Weighs in on #MeToo on CNN

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

31 Oct, 2017

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

New Keyword Anthology for Art Across Disciplines Co-Edited by Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, BCNM ExComm member, is co-editing a keywords anthology intended to generate understanding across artistic disciplines.  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

Eric Paulos and Unmaking

Eric Paulos (EECS, Jacobs Design Innovation) developed a design tool to allow artists and designers to plan for their creation's destruction and failure as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

27 Oct, 2017

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

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

24 Oct, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Collaborative Robots and Advance Vision Conference

Ken Goldberg speaks on the new wave in robot grasping at the Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Conference November 16th, 2017. Read more

24 Oct, 2017

Alex Saum and Scott Rettberg Awarded Peder Sather Grant

Alex Saum-Pascual from UC Berkeley and Scott Rettberg from the University of Bergen received a Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study grant. Read more

23 Oct, 2017

From Berkeley to Spain: A Summer of Digital Art History

Greg Niemeyer, Berkeley Center of New Media Director, and Justin Underhill speak about their experiences at the Digital Art History Summer School 2017 in Malaga, Spain. Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston Interviewed on Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogies

Reginold Royston is a media and cultural studies scholar who has recelty been interviewed on his work with digital humanities. Read more

19 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger Published in Big Data & Society

Stuart Geiger on the role of algorithmic systems in Wikipedian organizational culture in Big Data & Society. Read more

18 Oct, 2017

Grace Gipson on Afrofuturism and Comic Books in Black Perspectives

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

17 Oct, 2017

Welcome Tom McEnaney

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

17 Oct, 2017

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

16 Oct, 2017

HTNM Revisited: Natasha Schüll

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

14 Oct, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Maija Hynninen & Sounding Sculpture

Read about Maija Hynninen's BCNM-funded research as she builds and improves the sound diffusion system for 'Sounding Sculpture.' Read more

12 Oct, 2017

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

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

10 Oct, 2017

Alum Christo Sims on Disruptive Fixation on KPFA and Databite

Christo Sims, author of Disruptive Fixation and a Berkeley alum, presents on school reform and techno-fetishism. 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

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

Goldberg gives his opinion on Mark Sagar's creation "BabyX", a robotic baby that is terrifyingly lifelike.  Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Warehouse Robots

UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg is featured in a NYT article regarding his lab's phenomenal robotic work. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Reginold Royston at SNTA

BCNM alum Reginold Royston presented at the first day of the Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa conference. Read more

03 Oct, 2017

Alum Stuart Geiger at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger will be attending the annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers later this October in Tartu, Estonia.  Read more

28 Sep, 2017

Eric Paulos' Hybrid Ecologies Lab in Forbes for Work with Adobe

Eric Paulos is one of the researchers from the Hybrid Ecologies Lab at UC Berkeley working with Adobe on their new endeavors. Read more

26 Sep, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Ohio State University Oct 18

BCNM Director Nicholas de Monchaux will be speaking at Ohio State University as part of its fall lecture series.  Read more

19 Sep, 2017

Welcome Steffen Moestrup: Visiting Scholar from Copenhagen

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

19 Sep, 2017

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

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

19 Sep, 2017

Summer Research Dispatch: Molly Nicholas & Wearable Tech in Hospitals

Read about Molly Nicholas' BCNM-funded research on wearable tech for therapeutic clowning, in collaboration with the Medical Clown Project. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

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

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

14 Sep, 2017

UC Berkeley at Conference on Robotic Learning

BCNM co-founder Ken Goldberg co-authored 3 research papers that will be presented at the first annual Conference of Robotic Learning. Read more

31 Aug, 2017

Revisited: BCNM Open House Fall 2017 Read more

23 Aug, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Conference Grants

Calling BCNM Grad students! If you're presenting a paper at a conference, apply for these grants to help subsidize the costs! Read more

22 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Juliana Friend and Many-to-Many

Read about Friend's ethnographic research for her Many-to-Many project, funded by BCNM 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

15 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Humanizing Deportation

Read Yairamaren Roman Maldonado's account of collaborating with the UC Digital Storytelling project, funded by BCNM Read more

15 Aug, 2017

Summer Research Dispatches: Miyoko Conley on Holograms in K-Pop

Miyoko Conley (TDPS) documents her BCNM-funded research on digital fandom in Seoul, South Korea Read more

08 Aug, 2017

Ryan Ikeda at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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

02 Aug, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux at Exploratorium After Dark, Discussing Space Suits

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear Prof. de Monchaux discuss human space travel with Adam Savage, famed industrial designer. Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg at Autodesk Design Night

Goldberg's research project on cloud-connected robots discussed at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF! Read more

02 Aug, 2017

Alpha60 White Paper Published and in the News!

Prof. Abigail de Kosnik's seed grant funded digital humanities tool has been garnering major attention in the news! 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

01 Aug, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in NYT on Preparing Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

Prof. Goldberg commented on the growing trend of emphasizing coding skills in young children's classrooms. Read more

25 Jul, 2017

Alex Saum-Pascual and aluma Lydia Tuan at ELO 2017

Last week, Assistant Professor Saum-Pascual and BCNM alum Lydia Tuan shared their scholarship with the Electronic Literature Organization conference in Portugal. Read more

19 Jul, 2017

Camille Crittenden part of New NHERI SimCenter

The Deputy Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute joins the SimCenter, an organization for research on natural hazards. Read more

19 Jul, 2017

DexNet Collaboration with the Siemens Institute Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Five Questions with Adam Hutz

The Jacobs Institute sat down with Adam Hutz, a doctoral candidate in rhetoric & new media, who also teaches NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making alongside Eric Paulos. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg at MIT Robotics Conference

The professor of Robotics, Automation, and New Media spent time at MIT last week for a conference on robots. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jenny Jiang

This year, BCNM initiated its undergraduate research fellowships, which offer undergraduates the chance to engage in direct research experience with BCNM graduates. Read more

18 Jul, 2017

Ken Goldberg's WSJ Article Quoted in Forbes

Forbes draws from an article Professor Goldberg published earlier last month. Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Chancellor Christ Visits CITRIS Invention Lab! Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Cesar Torres Receives Microsoft Dissertation Grant

César Torres from Hybrid Ecologies Labs recieved the Microsoft Dissertation Grant for his work! Read more

28 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg and Team Release Massive Dex-Net 2.0 Dataset!

Article on Goldberg and team's Dex-Net 2.0 data set release in Spectrum IEEE! Read more

27 Jun, 2017

Jenni Higgs in Review of Research in Education

This BCNM grad contributed to a paper on the reconceptualization of educational inquiry in the March issue of Review of Research of Education. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

Bay Area Artists Report Published

How are Bay Area visual artists really getting paid? Read more

08 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Seth Lu

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

07 Jun, 2017

Justin Berner at the NYU-Columbia Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Conference

Justin Berner presented paper "Waking up to a World in Color" for Happiness Conference at NYU. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg's DexNet in the News Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Carmen Zheng

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

01 Jun, 2017

Shannon Jackson on Arts & Public Service at SFMOMA

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

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Camille Crittenden at CITRIS Inclusive AI Symposium

Goldberg and Crittenden were at the "Inclusive AI: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future" symposium. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg at SAIL-Toyota Seminar Series at Stanford Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Molly Nicholas at CHI 2017

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

31 May, 2017

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado at the Latin American Studies Association's 50th Conference Read more

31 May, 2017

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

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

26 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg in Engineering Utopia Read more

25 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg Chair at ICRA-X Public Forum Session

Ken Goldberg, professor at BCNM, was chair at ICRA-X Public Forum's session "Frontiers of Robotics" as part of outreach to the general public at ICRA2017! Read more

25 May, 2017

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Canyon Perry

Canyon Perry was selected to work with Yaira Roman Madonado on her project Literary and Digital Avant-Gardes in Post-National Puerto Rico. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer at If You Weren't Read more

24 May, 2017

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE Add Note to Practitioners

Ken Goldberg and T-ASE's simplified second abstract was featured in an article for the IEEE RAS.  Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Publishes Alternate Reality Games with Antero Garcia

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

23 May, 2017

Kris Paulsen Publishes Here/There 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

17 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

These students have made extensive contributions to New Media at Cal Read more

16 May, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Graduates

We look forward to sharing their future endeavors!

  Read more

16 May, 2017

Andrew Atwood Receives Seed Grant for New Apps for New Audiences

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

15 May, 2017

Asma Kazmi Receives Seed Grant for Cranes and Cube Read more

14 May, 2017

Jenni Higgs at AERA 2017

Jenni Higgs reflects on her experience at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) this May in San Antonio, Texas Read more

13 May, 2017

Neyran Turan Receives Seed Grant for Cadavre Exquis Read more

12 May, 2017

Damon Young Receives Seed Grant for After the Private Self

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

11 May, 2017

Arts + Design Mondays @BAMPFA Videos Now Online

Check out the videos from some of the great lectures this semester, including our Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium! Read more

08 May, 2017

NWMEDIA C203: Critical Making Showcase 2017 Revisited Read more

01 May, 2017

Revisited: "Many to Many"

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

28 Apr, 2017

Visualizing the Internet

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

28 Apr, 2017

Ohmni TeleRobot Harnesses 20 Year-Old Research from Eric Paulos

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

27 Apr, 2017

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

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

24 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Parenting for a Digital Future"

with Alicia Blum-Ross Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers

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

13 Apr, 2017

New Arts + Design Website Read more

13 Apr, 2017

Announcing our 2017-2018 Faculty Seed Grant Recipients Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping at Tempo Automation

Ken Goldberg on integrating robots into industry at Tempo Automation Read more

07 Apr, 2017

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

Ed Campion (Music) received $5,000 to build a sound habitat with Ron Rael (Architecture) as part of our Faculty Seed Grant program. Read more

07 Apr, 2017

KC Forcier at SCMS Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Summer Research Award Recipients Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Nicholas de Monchaux Lecture at Eikones

Nicholas de Monchaux presented a lecture at the Eikones National Center of Competence in Research as part of the “Planning, Contingency and the Image of the Modern City” series. Read more

06 Apr, 2017

Grace Gipson at the National Council of Black Studies Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Revisited: "Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe"

with Jan De Vos Read more

05 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review

Goldberg was featured in an article by MIT's Technology Review on robot learning and human tele-operation of machines. Read more

04 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg Lecture at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

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

22 Mar, 2017

Interview with Asma Kazmi!

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

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

20 Mar, 2017

CNMAT Website Soft-Launch

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

28 Feb, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Eugene Jarvis Innovation Scholarship Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Media Innovation Scholarship was awarded to this forward-thinking student. Read more

27 Feb, 2017

Ken Goldberg Receives Google Research Grant

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

21 Feb, 2017

Eric Paulos Gives Keynote at HotMobile Conference

This year's HotMobile Conference with Eric Paulos as Keynote speaker. Read more

21 Feb, 2017

Introducing Our Undergraduate Research Fellows Read more

17 Feb, 2017

BCNM Now Accepting Applications for Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Video Now Online: Ken Goldberg at WAFR

Check out Ken Goldberg's Chair Remarks at WAFR 2016 and other work by UC Berkeley students and faculty! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Jenni Higgs at Writing Research Across Borders IV in Colombia

16 Feb, 2017

Camille Crittenden on International Women's Day Read more

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

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

30 Jan, 2017

Robotics Manufacturing Consortium Awarded Department of Defense Funding

These awardees received an astounding $254 million in Department of Defense funding! Read about this incredible project here Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Summer Courses 2017!

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

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend in DC

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson in Melbourne

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

23 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Ritwik Banerji in Utrecht

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

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Saving Water in Agriculture with Robots on UC Merced News

An article titled "Robots and People Working Together to Save Water and Enhance Agriculture" Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg featured in Fast Company

The BCNM professor and his research in Dex-Net was recently featured in the article "Why It's so Hard for Robots to Get a Grip" Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the 12th Annual Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

UC Berkeley students and faculty attended the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) Read more

18 Jan, 2017

Shannon Jackson’s “In Terms of Performance” Published!

An anthology co-edited by Shannon Jackson and Paula Marincola, and produced by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Arts Research Center of UC Berkeley Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Take Note: New Robot Conference Chaired by Ken Goldberg

We're excited to see this new conference on Robotic Learning co-chaired by Ken Goldberg! Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Summer 2017 Research Fellowships Now Open for Applications

BCNM is awarding several fellowships of $1,000 and $500 to be used towards your summer doctoral or pre-doctoral research Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Conference Grants

The BCNM is able to offer a small subsidy for students attending the premiere conferences in their fields Read more

12 Dec, 2016

Rogue Archives Reviewed in Digicult

BCNM Professor Abigail De Kosnik's new book was reviewed by Sylvia Bertolotti in Digicult Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Peter Lyman Fellowship Application Now Open

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media! Read more

22 Nov, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Undergraduate Cohort

These students highlight the interdisciplinary nature of new media through the range of disciplines they represent and the exciting collaborative projects in which they are engage Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

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

17 Nov, 2016

Ken Goldberg Named Chair of IEOR

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research has a new chairperson! Read more

17 Nov, 2016

Shannon Jackson on Funding the Arts at Battery Powered Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson as "Doctor of Comic Books"

Lashon Daley featured Grace Gipson, also a BCNM Designated Emphasis student, on her podcast Stories&Slams! Read more

10 Nov, 2016

#TateExchange Highlights with Shannon Jackson Read more

04 Nov, 2016

Grace Gipson at >Play Conference

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

31 Oct, 2016

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

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

25 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Press Forward

BCNM was pleased to partner with the University of California Davis Libraries and Digital Humanities at Berkeley to bring PressForward to UC Berkeley Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

24 Oct, 2016

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

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

24 Oct, 2016

Jenni Higgs at DML

Here's a report of her recent presentation for this year's DML conference! Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson at the Tate Exchange

The assistant professor in Rhetoric and Performance Studies will participate in a series of events at the renowned London museum Read more

24 Oct, 2016

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

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

24 Oct, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Light in East Bay Express

In the East Bay Express's monthly discussion, artists gather in Bay Area living rooms to discuss new media. Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at Dust and Data

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

24 Oct, 2016

Ken Goldberg at the Samsung CEO Summit

The theme this year was "The Age of Insight and Learning" Read more

18 Oct, 2016

The BIG GIVE

Together, we can think bigger and shape the future of new media Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Lydia Tuan and Digital Technology in Education

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

17 Oct, 2016

Announcing the BCNM Conference Grant Recipients!

Each of the following students have received funding to help defray the costs of presenting their research at the premiere conferences in their fields! Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Naomi Bragin and Ashley Ferro-Murray Teaming Up at EMPAC

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

10 Oct, 2016

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

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

04 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson on How Art Transforms Us at Battery Powered

Featured in "The Power of Art & Creativity," a moderated discussion at The Battery Read more

30 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

At the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association's Urban Center in San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016

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

A part of the "Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention" exhibit Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Alumna Margaret Rhee featured in S&F Online!

S&F Online is a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviewed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women’s movements Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Eric Paulos at Living Room Light Exchange

Genevieve Quick, Eric Paolos, and Alex Cruse shared recent projects and works in progress at the Bay Area Living Room Light Exchange  Read more

22 Sep, 2016

Nicholas de Monchaux at 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennale Read more

19 Sep, 2016

Félix Treviño's music TRVN featured on Arca!

Félix is a BCNM DE student, and interested in exploring the different manifestations of bodies and violence in literature Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lashon Daley reads Mr. Okra in Confetti Park

Lashon Daley is a BCNM DE student and working on a PhD in Performance Studies Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lyman Dispatch: Jenni Higgs on Digital Talk

The fellowship is supported by donations from Professor Barrie Thorne, Sage Publications and many individual friends and faculty Read more

08 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital City

We recap a masterclass around how technology functions in relation to Jane Jacobs' notion of community in cities Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Announcing Jane Jacobs and the Digital City Symposium

This event is a partnership between BCNM and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificates in New Media Now Open!

All applications for Spring 2017 admittance are due November 1, 2016 Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Ken Goldberg at International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Goldberg gave an address at the plenary session on August 30, entitled "Multiplicity: What Robots and AI Can Teach Us about Being Human" Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Jenni Higgs & Kyle Booten Receive National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

These grad students have both received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for 2016-2017 Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Andrea Horbinski and Japanese Manga

Horbinski researched at the Harvard Yenching Library on Japanese Manga Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Andrea Gagliano and Kyle Booten Featured on Berkeley ISchool News

A feature in the Berkeley School of Information news article "Teaching a Computer to Write Poetry" Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Teaching Dispatch: Nicholaus Gutierrez and Software Aesthetics

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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Digital Stories and Popular Voices in Puerto Rico

Here's what she discovered with a BCNM-funded grant Read more

25 Aug, 2016

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

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

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

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

23 Aug, 2016

Revisited: Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute 2016

Check out the photos from the event as well as the highlights of the various courses and lectures on offer Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

Ryan Ikeda received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on how technology in the classroom impacts modes of learning Read more

01 Aug, 2016

Many-to-Many Receives Digital Humanities Grant

Juliana Friend (Anthropology) received a Collaborative Research Grant from Digital Humanities at Berkeley for her project, Many to Many Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2016 Open House

Save the date!  Read more

25 Jul, 2016

Gail De Kosnik and the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Prof. De Kosnik traveled to Moscow, Russia to present at "Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research" Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

18 Jul, 2016

Caitlin Marshall receives Postdoc Fellowship

Marshall will be headed to the University of Maryland Read more

18 Jul, 2016

Ed Campion and the Sound Habitat

This year the Berkeley Center for New Media offered four faculty research grants to seed ambitious academic projects in the field Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer and the Internet from the Inside Out.

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

11 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the relationship between Man and Robot

07 Jul, 2016

Two Honorable Mentions and a Best Paper at DIS 2016

This year the biennial ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) was held in Brisbane, Australia Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

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

07 Jul, 2016

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

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

05 Jul, 2016

Greg Niemeyer Thanks You for Three Years at BCNM

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

05 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Eric has been a driving force in advancing research at the intersection of design, art, innovation, and development, and on campus Read more

30 Jun, 2016

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

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

30 Jun, 2016

Laura Devendorf to Join ATLAS at CU Boulder

Laura Devendorf is a PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information Read more

28 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg's accepted papers at CASE 2016

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

24 Jun, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Selfie Poetry to be Exhibited

Prof. Saum-Pascual was selected as a finalist in the Relaxation Machine competition Read more

24 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the da Vinci Robot Take on Suturing

Eliza Strickland featured the work of BCNM’s Ken Goldberg in developing the da Vinci robotic system's applications in the operating room Read more

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

Lark Buckingham’s art centers around the forces that shape human identities, particularly those of the queer community Read more

21 Jun, 2016

BCNM Seed Grants 2017: Abigail De Kosnik's TorrentMap

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

18 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and robotic system changing laparoscopic surgery

The article discussed Goldberg's work in human-machine collaboration Read more

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

Prof. De Kosnik received the Collegium's grant, Narrowing the Gap Between Teaching and Research Read more

31 May, 2016

Ebb in the Press

Ebb is an exciting, color changing thread being developed at UC Berkeley by students and faculty Read more

26 May, 2016

Through Practice: Ashley Ferro-Murray and Mark Lam

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

24 May, 2016

Ashley Jerbic on her Undergrad Experience at Cal

Ashley Jerbic received her BA in Art Practice and Art History and a BCNM undergraduate certificate Read more

23 May, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual Receives Humanities Research Fellowship

Alex Saum-Pascual has received a Humanities Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 year to study electronic literature in Spain! Read more

23 May, 2016

BCNM at DIS 2016

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

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

19 May, 2016

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2016 Read more

19 May, 2016

BCNM's Jill Miller Exhibiting at New Maternalisms

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

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

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

18 May, 2016

BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual & Kyle Booten at ELO 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference Read more

18 May, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities: Hybrid Ecologies Lab

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

17 May, 2016

Motherhood and Raspberry Pi: Challenges for Mothers in Technology

The lack of gender diversity in technology fields has become a hot topic of late, for good reason Read more

17 May, 2016

Ken Goldberg Quoted in MIT Technology Review

Author Will Knight turned to BCNM's Ken Goldberg to understand the importance of the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) Read more

16 May, 2016

Ashley Ferro Murray named Curator of Theater and Dance at EMPAC

EMPAC is described as where the arts, sciences, and technology use the same facilities and technologies Read more

12 May, 2016

Akhila Raju Receives Eugene Lawler Sudent Award and Discusses Dealing with Disability in Tech

BCNM undergraduate Akhila Raju recently wrote about her journey through the computer science major at Cal while dealing with chronic depressive disorder Read more

12 May, 2016

Sivan Eldar Receives Postdoc at IRCAM

BCNM's Sivan Eldar will be heading off to Paris for an 8 month postdoc at the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM Read more

12 May, 2016

2016 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the awards of its first ever Faculty Seed Grant Read more

12 May, 2016

Laura Devendorf's Color Changing Thread

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

12 May, 2016

Revisited: Critical Making Exhibition

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

04 May, 2016

BCNM Explores: NASA Ames

BCNM Explores, a series of site tours to investigate collaborations across disciplines Read more

03 May, 2016

Shannon Jackson in Open Engagement

Open Engagement is part of the larger Cross Sector Conference Read more

28 Apr, 2016

Gail De Kosnik Receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

BCNM's De Kosnik has received a Berkeley Collegium grant for her joint graduate/undergraduate class, "Making Sense of Cultural Data" Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: "Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology"

We recap this fascinating talk on this past showcase of sensor-technology art Read more

26 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Recasting the Tsar Bell

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

26 Apr, 2016

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

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

26 Apr, 2016

Tsar Bell in the Daily Cal Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Revisited: Builders Association Berkeley Book Launch

BCNM  was thrilled to partner with the Arts + Design | Arts Research Center for the launch of Shannon Jackson's contributions to "Builders Association" Read more

19 Apr, 2016

Ashley Jerbic at the Stanford Learning Summit

Ashley has been extensively engaged in areas of research that touch upon 3D imaging, art history, art practice, and archaeology Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Recasting the Tsar Bell with John Granzow

Tthe Berkeley Center for New Media presents a interview with John Graznow, one of the many collaborators on the construction of the bell's sound Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are all completing Read more

06 Apr, 2016

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg to Join Informatics at UC Irvine Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Game Design Research Group Revisits HTNM with Mary Flanagan

on her lecture, "Critical Play" Read more

05 Apr, 2016

Ken Goldberg in MIT Technology Review Read more

29 Mar, 2016

Digital Craftsmanship Workshop CFP Read more

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News Read more

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

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

17 Mar, 2016

Alex Saum-Pascual's E-Poetry Featured in Best of New Hive Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Revisited: No Legacy Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

25 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg Comments on Atlas for Wired Read more

17 Feb, 2016

Revisited: BEARS 2016

BCNM was pleased to host an open house for the Berkeley Engineering Annual Research Symposium of 2016 Read more

16 Feb, 2016

Revisited: "Machine Generated Culpability"

Kate Mattingly recaps Ahmed Ghappour's talk. Read more

11 Feb, 2016

Jenni Higgs the 2016 Lyman Fellow Read more

10 Feb, 2016

Final Report on Women of Wikipedia Pilot Program

The WOW! Editing Group created a pilot program with the goal of creating a nurturing, safe, and fun environment for new Wikipedia women editors Read more

02 Feb, 2016

BCNM Faculty at the Forefront of Discussion on Coordinated Monitoring

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

28 Jan, 2016

Apply now for the DE & Certificate in New Media

Applications for Fall 2016 admittance are due March 1, 2016 Read more

28 Jan, 2016

Summer '16 Research Awards Applications Due in March

Applications Due: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Read more

11 Dec, 2015

BCNM Undergraduate Ashley Jerbic featured on Digital Humanities Read more

10 Dec, 2015

Video Now Online: "Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process"

Watch this ATC lecture by Adrien Segal online here Read more

02 Dec, 2015

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

A summary of Adrien Segal's talk earlier this week, accompanied by photos and a social media round-up! Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

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

24 Nov, 2015

Kate Mattingly on the Forty Part Motet

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

24 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at De Young Museum

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

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

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

18 Nov, 2015

Support the Berkeley Center for New Media November 19th

This is what BCNM stands for: interdisciplinary innovation, taking risks, and leading in the discovery of new possibilities. We are calling on you to amplify this pulse. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Andrea Horbinski

From a young age, Andrea was drawn to fantasy and science fiction Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Alex Saum-Pascual

Raised in an Anglo-Spanish household in Madrid, Alex has always been fascinated by language Read more

16 Nov, 2015

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

with Benjamin Bratton 

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

16 Nov, 2015

Björn Hartmann's SceneSkim on Engadget

03 Nov, 2015

Revisited: Network Surveillance, Workshop with Julian Oliver

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

02 Nov, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Teaching Spanish E-Lit this Spring Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2015 Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Highlights from CITRIS Day Read more

28 Oct, 2015

HTNM 5th Anniversary and Revisited: "Technologies of Simulation"

with Claus Pias

Leuphana University of Lüneberg Read more

20 Oct, 2015

Kate Mattingly on Dancer's Group

14 Oct, 2015

Alumnus Jane McGonigal's "SuperBetter" on Living Gamefully

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

12 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2015 Conference

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

12 Oct, 2015

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

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

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

01 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Ken Goldberg Speaker at RoboBusiness Conference

30 Sep, 2015

In Memory of Tim Campbell

His incredible positive energy gave us all strength and inspired us in our creative pursuits Read more

25 Sep, 2015

BCNM's Annual Open House Calls for Applications for Emphasis and Certificate in New Media!

24 Sep, 2015

Technology Award Dispatches: Rama Gottfried Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Alan Liu and Clifford Lynch at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

BCNM is proud to be a supporting partner of the 1st UC Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute Read more

24 Sep, 2015

David Bamman at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Check out the highlights from Friday, August 21st’s presentation by David Bamman Read more

23 Sep, 2015

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

14 Sep, 2015

Poetics of Space - how a performance becomes a personal encounter

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

01 Sep, 2015

Summer Dispatches 2015: Andrea Horbinski Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Research Opportunity: Textile Display Technology

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

01 Sep, 2015

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

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

19 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Published in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Read more

13 Aug, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual: Exhibitions, Research, and Writing

10 Aug, 2015

MacKenzie Alessi Explores Data Arts with Digital Humanities Read more

06 Aug, 2015

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

05 Aug, 2015

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

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

03 Aug, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Kiera Chase

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

30 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: KC Forcier

Here's what KC Forcier gained from the experience Read more

27 Jul, 2015

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

27 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Naomi Bragin

This year, the BCNM awarded five new media graduate students with technology services and training awards to help them fund the support they need to further their research agendas Read more

22 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Lark Buckingham

21 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Nick Gutierrez Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

We recap a wonderful lunch with the first woman to graduate from the Rochester Institite of Technology as a product designer Read more

20 Jul, 2015

Revisited: Alexander Weheliye

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

20 Jul, 2015

HTNM Video Now Online: System Addict

A recording of Alexander Weheliye's lecture, "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music" Read more

20 Jul, 2015

"The Builders Association" by Shannon Jackson Now Available

A new book by Shannon Jackson is now out! Read more

08 Jul, 2015

Summer Award Dispatches: Grace Gipson

07 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Félix Treviño

02 Jul, 2015

Tech Award Dispatches: Bonnie Ruberg

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

26 Jun, 2015

Gail De Kosnik Awarded Tenure

Congratulations, Gail De Kosnik for being awarded tenure in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and New Media! Read more

24 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Receives CITRIS Seed Funding

23 Jun, 2015

BCNM at DHSI 2015

The Berkeley Center for New Media was well represented at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 in Victoria, Canada this year! Read more

16 Jun, 2015

BCNM Faculty and Students Represent UCB at National Makers Faire Read more

10 Jun, 2015

Ken Goldberg Finalist at ICRA 2015

02 Jun, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual Awarded a Hellman

14 May, 2015

Video Now Online: Jesse and Glenda Drew

Watch this amazing ATC lecture on activism and technology, right here! Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

What a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps that addresses civic needs entailed! Read more

06 May, 2015

Revisited: CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) hosted a semester-long competition for students to develop mobile apps Read more

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

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

29 Apr, 2015

México Participa Launched

México Participa is an innovative civic engagement platform based on the model of the California Report Card Read more

21 Apr, 2015

Shannon Jackson to be Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design

 faculty member in rhetoric as well as theater, dance and performance studies (TDPS), Shannon Jackson currently directs the campus’s Arts Research Center Read more

15 Apr, 2015

Celebrate the Internet in Honor of Tax Season

Camille tells the story of the public-private partnership that created the internet and details how public investment in this field is necessary Read more

08 Apr, 2015

Revisiting the Collaboration Gala

BCNM turned ten! Read more

07 Apr, 2015

Revisited: Martinat and Mayorga

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

07 Apr, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Reality Environments

View the recording of this ATC lecture, "Reality Environments" Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

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

31 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg to Join USC

Bonnie will be teaching and conducting research under the guidance of game industry veterans Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

18 Mar, 2015

BCNM Welcomes Spring 2015 DE & Certificate Students

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

17 Mar, 2015

HTNM Video Now Online: "Gamic Orientalism"

A lecture by Chris Goto-Jones, Comparative Philosophy Chair at Leiden University Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Spring Visit Open House

This was a great opportunity to build community and emphasize the close collaboration that the Berkeley Center for New Media prizes Read more

17 Mar, 2015

Kiera Chase Read more

11 Mar, 2015

Tiffany Ng to be University of Michigan Carilloneur

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

10 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Alan Liu

from the UCSB professor's talk, "Against the Cultural Singularity" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Chris Goto-Jones

from his lecture, "Gamic Orientalism" Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Peter Lyman Fellow

he Fellowship seeks to support a Ph.D. candidate in the writing of his or her dissertation on a topic related to new media through a summer stipend Read more

25 Feb, 2015

Amy Catterson Read more

25 Feb, 2015

Andrea Horbinski Read more

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

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

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

12 Feb, 2015

César Torres Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Ken Goldberg Read more

11 Feb, 2015

David Bates Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Coye Cheshire Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Eric Paulos Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Kimiko Ryokai

Kimiko's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of beyond-desktop computational media Read more

11 Feb, 2015

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

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

10 Feb, 2015

Laura Devendorf

Being the Machine is a project that explores the relationship between humans-that-make and machines-that-make Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual

Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Lark Buckingham

Lark Buckingham is the creator of Babump, a device posing as a business card holder that monitors heart rates Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

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

10 Feb, 2015

Bjoern Hartmann

10 Feb, 2015

Félix Treviño Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Abigail De Kosnik

Gail is currently focused on the following projects Read more

21 Jan, 2015

Hack the Bells Dispatch from Sarah Stierch

Sarah Stierch spearheaded Hack the Bells, the world's first carillon remix competition Read more

20 Jan, 2015

ATC Video Now Online: Rick Lowe

A recording of the community organizer's lecture, "Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial" Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: "Count Me In - Walking & the City"

On Thursday, December 11th, the Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with.. Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Abigail De Kosnik Published in Performance Research

The Silicon Valley ‘tech boom’ has led to large-scale gentrification in San Francisco... Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Revisited: Smartwatch Presentation

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

09 Dec, 2014

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

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

03 Dec, 2014

Welcoming New Undergraduate Certificate Students

Hailing from a range of disciplines, the undergraduates who applied exemplified the interdisciplinary community the Center serves Read more

18 Nov, 2014

ATC Revisited: Rick Lowe

We recap this ATC lecture on planning for urban housing by community organizer Rick Lowe Read more

18 Nov, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Fred Turner

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

18 Nov, 2014

Welcoming New DE and Certificate Students

18 Nov, 2014

Announcing the Winners of Hack the Bells

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

28 Oct, 2014

Ken Goldberg: Cloud Robotics and Next Gen Surgery Robots

BCNM co-founder and director emeritus Ken Goldberg was recently interviewed by the NY Times for two separate pieces Read more

27 Oct, 2014

Video Now Online: Steven Johnson at "Image as Location"

The Image as Location conference was brought to you by BCNM, swissnex San Francisco, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, the Cultural Services of the French Consulate San Francisco, and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Read more

30 Sep, 2014

ATC Revisited: Maya Lin

We highlight this fascinating lecture by the esteemed Maya Lin on her architecture and process Read more

03 Sep, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Kyle Booten

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

03 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

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

02 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture Read more

01 Sep, 2014

Meet Ken Goldberg

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

27 Aug, 2014

Revisited: BCNM Open House

To welcome students and faculty to campus, the Center for New Media hosted an exciting open house Read more

13 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Laura Devendorf

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

12 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Adam Hutz

Adam Hutz (Rhetoric) was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award. Check out what he's done so far! Read more

06 Aug, 2014

Summer Dispatches: Andrea Horbinski

Andrea Horbinski was one of five exceptional graduate students to be awarded a $1000 BCNM Summer Research Award. Check out what she's done so far! Read more

01 Aug, 2014

Meet Sarah Stierch

This month, hear how BCNM Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch supports open source information through diversifying Wikipedia and digitizing small museums’ archives

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21 Jul, 2014

Hack the Bells Launches

The world’s first interdisciplinary open license contest celebrating the carillon launched: Hack the Bells Read more

20 Jul, 2014

Eric Paulos

01 Jul, 2014

Meet Kimiko Ryokai and Laura Devendorf

We’re sharing ten stories of BCNM’s life so far Read more

12 Jun, 2014

Invention Lab Video

This amazing campus resource is co-directed by BCNM faculty members Read more

04 Jun, 2014

Naomi Bragin Published in Women & Performance

BCNM DE Naomi Bragin published "Techniques of Black Male Redress: corporeal drag and kinesthetic politics in the rebirth of Waacking/Punking" in the Women & Performance special issue Read more

02 Jun, 2014

Meet Eric Paulos

We're celebrating our 10th year! Hear how BCNM professor Eric Paulos designs devices that transform how we understand our world Read more

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Follow Camille Crittenden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/data_democracy Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

12 May, 2014

Mobile Apps Demo Day

BCNM was excited to offer NWMEDIA 198 this semester, a decal associated with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society's (CITRIS) Mobile Apps Challenge Read more

05 May, 2014

Revisited: WikiWomen

In April, the Berkeley Center for New Media hosted the university’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon, facilitated by Susan B. Miller Fellow Sarah Stierch Read more

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

Jen Schradie has never been afraid to confront the societal inequality she witnesses Read more

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. Read more

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

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

15 Apr, 2014

Stuart Geiger Published in Information, Communication, and Society

Download a free copy of the article at Stuart's website! Read more

10 Apr, 2014

Announcing BCNM's 2014 Summer Research Awards

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

08 Apr, 2014

Andrea Horbinski Awarded Koo Fellowship

The Dr. C.F. Koo and Cecilia Koo Chair endowment was established in 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley Read more

03 Apr, 2014

Visiting Scholar Theresa Zueger's BCNM Experience

Zueger explores new forms of civil disobedience that emerge on the Internet using both political philosophy and qualitative methods to inform her research Read more

01 Apr, 2014

Meet BCNM's Gail De Kosnik and the Fan Data & Net Differences Team

These UC Berkeley professors have pioneered new methods of exploring internet cultures Read more

26 Mar, 2014

Presenting the Robots and New Media Symposium

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

24 Mar, 2014

ATC Revisited: Don Buchla

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

21 Mar, 2014

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome 3 new graduate students to our Masters Certificate program Read more

21 Mar, 2014

Margaret Rhee at the Graduate Research and Education Advocacy Day

Margaret traveled to Sacramento to speak to legislators on the digital education project she works on with incarcerated women in an SF jail Read more

06 Mar, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Peter Lyman Fellow

The Fellowship seeks to support a Ph.D. candidate in the writing of his or her dissertation on a topic related to new media through a summer stipend Read more

03 Mar, 2014

Meet Tiffany Ng

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

03 Feb, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Ashley Bellouin and Rare Instruments

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

28 Jan, 2014

Student Research Presentations

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

21 Jan, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Naomi Bragin and Street Dance

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

09 Jan, 2014

New Media Exhibit Developer: Interactive Data Visualizations

The Exploratorium has an exciting new position open for a new media exhibit developer focusing on interactive data visualizations. Details here! Read more

12 Dec, 2013

Picture Yourself Exhibition A Hit!

"Picture Yourself" is a college readiness application supported by the BCNM and CITRIS Read more

02 Dec, 2013

Connect with Chris Goetz and QGCon

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

25 Nov, 2013

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the DE & Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome 9 new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate programs Read more

20 Nov, 2013

Now Accepting Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship Applications

Applications Due: February 1, 2014 Read more

20 Nov, 2013

Announcing the 2013 BCNM Susan Miller Fellow

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

18 Nov, 2013

Announcing the BCNM Data Literacy Initiative Award Recipient

The Data Literacy Initiative Prize was created to address the growing divide between the generation of large quantities of data and those with the tools to access and interpret this information Read more

12 Nov, 2013

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Parks

An eye-opening lecture last Thursday evening, November 7th, from Professor Lisa Parks marked the third installment of our 2013-2014 series Read more

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

Creating Minds, an academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age had over 300 attendees throughout the day's talks and panels! Read more

15 Oct, 2013

First Winner of the Turing Test Tournament

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

17 Sep, 2013

BCNM Accepting Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate Applications!

28 Aug, 2013

The Color of New Media Working Group

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

14 Aug, 2013

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

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

09 Aug, 2013

BCNM's Coye Cheshire Awarded NSF Grant

For his project "Agency, Structure, and Organization: Paths to Participation in Large-Scale Socio-Technical Systems" Read more

07 Aug, 2013

Introducing BCNM's New Graduate Adviser

Coye is an Associate Professor at the School of Information and a longtime member of the Berkeley Center for New Media Executive Committee Read more

22 Jul, 2013

Bot or Not?

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

21 Jul, 2013

Hellman Grant Awarded to BCNM's Gail de Kosnik

The Hellman Grant supports the research of promising assistant professors who “show capacity for great distinction in their chosen fields of endeavor Read more

11 Jul, 2013

BCNM Welcomes Visiting Scholar Lone Bak Strandgaard

Bak Strandgaard studies the expansion of self-service technologies related to pubic transport Read more

20 May, 2013

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

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

07 May, 2013

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

Congratulations to all! Read more

07 May, 2013

New Media Research Group: Sam Ford "Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture"

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

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

16 Apr, 2013

Margaret Rhee receives 2013 Yamashita Prize Honorable Mention

Rhee is the recipient of an honorable mention for the 2013 Thomas I. Yamashita Prize which honors young social activists Read more

10 Apr, 2013

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the DE & Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome eleven new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate programs! Read more

03 Apr, 2013

Summer 2013 Course Offerings in New Media - Digital Activism, NWMEDIA 150AC

Session A, May 28 - July 3, 2013 Read more

03 Apr, 2013

Learning Mode Conference Recap & Highlight Video

Symposium speakers shared their diverse experiences with online education and examined the conditions, opportunities, and tensions pertaining to learning online Read more

02 Apr, 2013

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

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

19 Mar, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Peter Lyman Fellow, T. Geronimo Johnson

For his abstract on “New Media Literacy, Aesthetic Education, and Ambiguity in the Age of Irony” Read more

19 Mar, 2013

ATC Lecture: "Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition"

By Scott Summit, designer and founder of Bespoke Innovations Read more

27 Feb, 2013

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

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

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM faculty, Kimiko Ryokai, wins Google Faculty Research Award

20 Feb, 2013

Björn Hartmann awarded 2013 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

06 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

*Update: online registration is now full, however please feel free to register for the wait list Read more

06 Feb, 2013

BEARS 2013 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium is a program of the Industrial Relations Office, UC Berkeley Read more

28 Jan, 2013

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2013

Applications for Fall 2013 admittance to both programs are due March 1, 2013 Read more

17 Jan, 2013

DataCenter Welcomes Margaret Rhee (BCNM DE) to Board of Directors

Focusing on research justice and participatory methods, DataCenter partners with marginalized communities providing training and resources in research Read more

15 Jan, 2013

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Summer Stipend of $5,000
Applications Due: February 11, 2013
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10 Dec, 2012

BCNM New Media Graduate Students Present Their Research

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

04 Dec, 2012

BCNM Welcomes Newly Admitted Students to the DE and Certificate in New Media

We are very pleased to welcome new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate program! Read more

07 Nov, 2012

Interface Design for Intelligent Elderly Home Care Environments

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

29 Oct, 2012

Cyberculture and Access in Ghana

Reginold Royston has been in Accra, Ghana since 2012, doing dissertation research on Internet access and local cyberculture Read more

24 Oct, 2012

Printable Loudspeaker Arrays for Flexible Substrates and Interactive Surfaces

Jess Rowland, M.F.A. Art Practice, Certificate in New Media, UC Berkeley Read more

15 Oct, 2012

BCNM Welcomes 2012-13 Visiting Artist, Ashley Bellouin

The Berkeley Center for New Media hosts an artist in residence annually, providing them with a space in which to explore the boundaries of their work and experiment with new ideas Read more

01 Oct, 2012

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

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

01 Oct, 2012

"A Note on Triumph" Meshes Acoustics with Digital Sounds to Create Hybrid Instruments

 

Sivan Eldar, Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley in the Music Department with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

18 Sep, 2012

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media

Due November 1, 2012 Read more

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

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

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! Read more

30 Jun, 2012

Forest by Bit, Using LiDAR to Represent Sierra Nevada Forests

19 Jun, 2012

BCNM Student Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Digital Democracy and Social Movements

The Sociology Program of the NSF awards grants that have "theoretically focused empirical investigation aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes" Read more

07 Jun, 2012

BCNM Welcomes New Faculty Member Eric Paulos

14 May, 2012

Research in Computational Aesthetics

Brian A. Barsky is Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2012

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

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at Berkeley" Read more

07 May, 2012

Futurefarmers Powers of Ten Book Forthcoming from Sternberg Press

07 May, 2012

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

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

07 May, 2012

Welcoming BCNM's New DE and Certificate Students

We are delighted to announce the following newly students to the BCNM Designated Emphasis and Master's Certificate Program in New Media Read more

07 Mar, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Peter Lyman Fellow

For their research, "Unmanned Aerial Systems: The United States’ Techno-Political Entanglements in the Post-Cold War" Read more

01 Feb, 2012

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

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

Aesthetic Applications of Wave Field Synthesis

Rama Gottfried will be working with the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team at IRCAM and the Centre Pompidou based in Paris Read more

11 Jan, 2012

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

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

17 Nov, 2011

Call for Applications: Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in New Media

Applications due February 6, 2012 Read more

27 Oct, 2011

New Media Graduate Research Presentations

20 Oct, 2011

Hybrid Wisdom

Hybrid Wisdom is offering a $1000 prize for the best idea contributed! Read more

19 Oct, 2011

Applications for M.A./Ph.D. Academic Programs in New Media due March 1, 2012

12 Sep, 2011

Turning Data into Democratic Action: Social Apps Lab at CITRIS

01 Sep, 2011

Position Open: Assistant Professor, New Media, Tenure Track

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 14, 2011. Read more

28 Jul, 2011

"Kinemathics": Kinetically Induced Mathematical Learning

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

15 Jun, 2011

The New Social App Lab at CITRIS

The Social App Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative and supported at UC Berkeley by CITRIS Read more

15 Jun, 2011

CITRIS Launches Data and Democracy Initiative Read more

15 Jun, 2011

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

15 Jun, 2011

Pwning Asthma Triggers: Health Games as Technologies of Social Engagement

Next deadline – 1 March, 2021

Designated Emphasis Program

Next deadline – March 1, 2021

Certificate in New Media

Graduate Opportunities

Next deadline – 1 November 2021

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media

Undergraduate Opportunities

Applications are accepted year-round. Please apply here: https://forms.gle/9i7pmAvoTaifmWzT6

Visiting Scholar in New Media

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Spring 2021

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Fall 2020

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Spring 2020

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Fall 2019

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Spring 2019

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Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2020

Conference Grants

Applications are due October 15, 2020

Faculty Seed Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Next deadline - Dec 1, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Working Groups

Indigenous Technologies

D-Lab

Hack the Bells Guide

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2021 are due March 17, 2021

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2020

Conference Grants

Applications are due October 15, 2020

Faculty Seed Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Next deadline - Dec 1, 2020

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Working Groups

Indigenous Technologies

D-Lab

Hack the Bells Guide

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