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04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

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

01 Mar, 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

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

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

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

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

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

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

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

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

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

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
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16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) 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

23 Jun, 2022

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 BCNM Events in Review

Check out our roundup of the last year of BCNM events, featuring event details, video recordings, and transcripts! Read more

10 Jun, 2022

BCNM's Big Wins 2022

We're so proud to share some our greatest successes from 2022!  Read more

29 Apr, 2022

Epistemic Disconnects Surrounding the US Census Bureau’s Use of Differential Privacy

Our alum danah boyd published an article in the Harvard Data Science Review with Jayshree Sarathy.

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08 Mar, 2022

To Practice an Understanding that the World is Made with Alenda Chang

Natalia Zuluaga in conversation with Alenda Y. Chang and Jason Edward Lewis on Shift Space 2.0. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Welcoming Liu Ruoxin: Visiting Scholar from China

Ruoxin Liu is an associate professor at the New Media Research Institute of Communication University of China. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 DE & Certificate Cohort

Art by Xincun Du. Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

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

08 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web November 2021

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

21 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Wins Computer History Museum Prize Read more

09 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Joins BCNM Executive Committee Read more

21 Apr, 2021

Jacob Gaboury Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

18 Feb, 2021

BCNM SCMS 2021

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

30 Jan, 2021

Alenda Chang on Gamers with Glasses

Alum Alenda Chang features on Gamers with Glasses podcast to discuss Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games. 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

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

27 Feb, 2020

Francis McKay Receives Research Position at Oxford Read more

03 Feb, 2020

Camille Crittenden in Issues in Science and Technology

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

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

17 Nov, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Shuang Yan. Read more

15 Jul, 2019

Christo Sims on How Idealistic High-Tech Schools Often Fail to Help Poor Kids Get Ahead

Alum Christo Sims published his essay in Zócalo Public Square. Read more

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

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

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

27 Jun, 2018

Eric Paulos at ID KAIST Seminar

Eric Paulos discusses "Cosmetic Computing: Towards Personal, Performative, Provocative, and Poetic Wearables." 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

30 Jan, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen on "Into the Impossible" Podcast

Paglen discusses his Orbital Reflector during "Speculative CubeSats" on the Center for Human Imagination's podcast.
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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

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

03 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Automation Lab on RTVE

Ken Goldberg and the Automation Lab make an appearance on RTVE's "El cazador de crebros," or "The Brain Hunter," to talk about artificial intelligence. Read more

18 Apr, 2017

Revisited: Technology and Forensic Evidence in Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina, Prof. of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University 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

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

21 Mar, 2016

Revisited: "Critical Play"

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

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Björn Hartmann

08 Oct, 2015

Manufacturing Transparency Submissions a Hit! Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Call for Art: Manufacturing Transparency Read more

24 Sep, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 HTNM Series! Read more

13 Jul, 2015

Best Video Prize at Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge

25 Jun, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Data Privacy at NOST

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

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

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

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

16 May, 2012

Mutated Text Workshop

Mutated Text, a cross-genre creative writing workshop co-organized by Margaret Rhee with support from BCNM, was held this past April  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

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