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12 Apr, 2018 Special Events

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

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

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

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

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

05 Oct, 2017 Commons Conversations

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

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

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

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

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

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

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

14 Mar, 2013 History & Theory

Amateurdom and Its Discontents

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

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

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

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

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

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

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

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

20 Aug, 2018

BCNM at ELO 2018

The Electronic Literature Organization's 2018 Conference, Mind The Gap, took place in Montréal August 13th to 17th! Read more

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

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

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

19 Mar, 2018

Juliana Friend at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Juliana Friend, BCNM graduate student, attended the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Read more

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Recap of the Software Arts, the last HTNM lecture of the year!  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05 Jul, 2017

David Bates in Project Epistémè

David Bates headed to Paris to participate in a two-day seminar project on AI and "black boxes". 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

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

14 Nov, 2016

Revisited: Technology, Space and Reason

Miyoko Conley recaps Bernard Stiegler's exciting Symposium held in October. 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

18 Oct, 2016

Shannon Jackson at SFMOMA on Art & Performance

As a part of "Cosmic Ray: Bay Area Art and Experiment, 1950s to Now", a conversation series hosted on Tuesdays from October 11 to November 15th Read more

17 Oct, 2016

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

We recap this exciting lecture by Paul Edwards. 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

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

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

18 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the Multiplicity at Tata Communication Summit

18 Jul, 2016

Shannon Jackson Published in the Journal of Visual Culture

The issue was co-edited by UC Berkeley's own Julia Bryan-Wilson, as well as Jennifer González and Dominic Willsdon 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

28 Mar, 2016

Art + Design Initiative Featured in Berkeley News 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

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! 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

28 Oct, 2015

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

with Claus Pias

Leuphana University of Lüneberg Read more

15 Oct, 2015

Professor Shannon Jackson On The Work of Andrea Fraser

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

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

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

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

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

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

01 Apr, 2015

David Bates At Google

A day-long seminar on "Philosophy of the Web," hosted by Google on their campus 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

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

10 Mar, 2015

HTNM Revisited: Alan Liu

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

11 Feb, 2015

Joseph Akel on the New York Times

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

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

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

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

28 Jul, 2014

Joseph Akel Essay in Gallery Catalogue

Jospeh Akel, a BCNM DE from Rhetoric, contribute a catalogue essay to the San Francisco Jessica Silverman Gallery's show, titled "The History of Technology" Read more

10 Jun, 2014

Joseph Akel in the Paris Review

Joseph is a PhD candidate in the Department of Rhetoric 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

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

11 Feb, 2014

HTNM Revisited: Lisa Nakamura, "Indigenous Circuits"

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

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

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

06 Nov, 2013

HTNM Blog — Eyal Weizman

A Response to Eyal Weizman’s “Forensic Architecture” by Katherine Chandler (Ph.D. Candidate Rhetoric and Designated Emphasis in New Media) 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

24 Sep, 2013

HTNM Blog - Peter Lunenfeld

Katherine Chandler (Ph.D. Candidate Rhetoric) responds to the most recent History & Theory of New Media Lecture 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

20 May, 2013

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

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

07 May, 2013

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

Congratulations to all! 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

05 Nov, 2012

Digital Media Artist Jim Campbell Celebrated as “Bay Area Treasure”

Brooke spoke at the Berkeley Art Museum about Jim Campbell’s Home Movies installation in 2008 and is preparing an article on his work.
  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

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

Next deadline – November 1, 2017

Certificate in New Media

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

Fall 2018

Applications for summer 2018 are now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Applications for summer 2018 are now closed. Applications will open again in January 2019.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship